Heaven Is Our Destination Where We Will Be ONE With The Lord Forever

Today, we are in The Season Of The Last Generation. The Birth Pains that Christ Jesus spoke about are currently under way, including natural and unnatural disasters. They will be ever increasing. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold. Social, economic and political turmoil will be ever increasing, causing people's hearts to be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life. An apostasy within the Church of God is currently under way. This will all reach a climax with Satan revealing his Antichrist and requiring that everyone worship him; That every one receive his "mark" in order to buy or sell; The new currency of the New World Order, the New Tower of Babel.

Today, it is critical that those who have a heart for God are aware of what God is doing and speaking today. God is opening up His Word like never before in preparation for The Time Of The END. I exhort you to open up your heart and your eyes to see what He is doing and your ears to hear what God is speaking at this time. My prayer is that we will be able to stand before the Son of Man at His appearing, without fault and with great joy. I encourage you to read David Wilkerson's book, America's Last Call at davidwilkersontoday.blogspot.com. Also, Google, Tommy Hicks Prophecy, 1961 for a view of the End Times.

Tom's books include: Called By Christ To Be ONE, The Time Of The END, The Season Of The Last Generation, Worship God In Spirit And In Truth, Daniel And The Time Of The END, and Overcoming The Evil One. They are available at amazon.com. They can also be read without cost by clicking on link: Toms Books.

Other publications by Tom at the same link include: You Are Unique In Christ, Demonic Activity Increasing, America: A Nation Of Cowards, LIFE: Knowing The Voice Of God, The Earth Full Of Violence: Christ's Sign, Reality: The Realm Of The Spirit, What Is Detestable To God, America At The Crossroads, Many Are Invited but Few Are Chosen, Christian Beware, The Antichrist of Scripture, The Marks Of A Christian, The Apostasy/Rebellion, Satan's Scheme, The Anointing, The Good News, The Water of LIFE, The World Against Christ, The Commands Of Christ, America's New Civil War, America Is Cursed Because Of Its Abortion Murder, America Unprotected, America's Irreconcilable Differences, Evil Begets Evil, America's War Against Christ, America Is Babylon and IN Christ: There Are No Limitations.

To receive Christ Jesus as a child by faith is the highest human achievement.

Today, the Bride Of Christ is rising up in every nation in the world! Giving Glory to Her Savior and King, Christ Jesus!
Today, the world is Raging against God, Rushing toward Oblivion! Save yourself from this Corrupt Generation!
Today, America is being ground to powder because of it's SIN against God!

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Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Coming Of The Lord!

By David Wilkerson, October 2004
When I was a boy, the cry of the church was, “Jesus is coming! Like a thief in the night, he will return when you least expect him. He’ll come in the twinkling of an eye, with the sound of the trumpet. Be ready at all times.”

Throughout my teenage years, this cry was heard at every Sunday meeting. Every evangelist who came to preach in my father’s church had a stirring message about the soon return of Christ. Their cries are burned into my memory. And the message formed in me a godly fear and expectancy. I learned to live expecting the Lord to return at any moment.

This cry, “Jesus is coming”, is seldom heard in the church today. I can’t remember the last time I heard a message on the coming of the Lord. As a result, when I look at Christ’s body, I see little expectancy for the Lord’s soon return. Sadly, only a few righteous servants seem to yearn and look for his appearing.

In fact, there is a new mindset on this subject among many Christians. The thinking is, “Jesus isn’t coming. We’ve heard that for years now. Of all the prophecies that need to be fulfilled before his return, only a few have come to pass. Why should we expect his appearing? Everything continues just as it has.”

The Bible warned of this very mindset. Peter said scoffers would come in the last days, mocking the message of Christ’s return: “There shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of his coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation” (2 Peter 3:3-4).
Incredibly, many dread the sudden return of Christ. The very thought of their life coming to an end, and of having to face a day of judgment, is so frightening that they put it out of their minds. How could this be true of believers, you ask? According to Peter, their lives are dictated by lusts: “walking after their own lusts” (3:3).

Think about what Peter is saying. If you cling to a bosom sin, you want nothing to do with this message of Christ’s return. The idea that Jesus will come and judge you is the most frightening thought any sinner could have. So you have to mock the idea of having to stand before God in your consuming lust and give an account.
Peter’s message to us is clear: “Here is what’s behind all the flippancy about Christ’s coming: a mockery of God’s law. It’s a hatred for the Bible, a despising of the Ten Commandments, a contempt for the evangelical gospel. That’s the cause behind all the lawlessness, the flaunting of sin, the powerlessness of the church. Mockers are preaching a new message: ‘Christ isn’t coming. There is no day of reckoning. All things continue just as they have for years. You don’t have to fear a judgment day.’”

Just as Peter prophesied, those mockers are here today. And they’re not mocking the law of the land. They’re mocking the laws of God. We see it in the push to break down the institution of marriage between a man and a woman. Their focus isn’t the Constitution, but God’s Word. And these mockers are in high places: in Congress, in high courts, in colleges and schools, even in biblical seminaries.

Because of this rampant lawlessness, people have been plagued with a willful blindness. Mockers can be heard saying, “All things continue on in an orderly fashion. The sun will rise on schedule tomorrow, the seasons will come and go. All the warnings we heard in the past still haven’t come to pass. So, let nothing disturb you. Indulge and enjoy yourself. Do whatever makes you happy.”
I have to shake my head at this. How could anyone living today say that things continue as they always have? Think of the absurdity of this statement, in these terrifying times. Terrorists have destroyed the Twin Towers in New York . They’ve blown up a train station in Spain . And they’re beheading people in the Middle East.

It has been said that a mass genocide like the Holocaust could never happen in our day. Yet 700,000 innocent Rwandans have been slaughtered by their own countrymen in a matter of months. AIDS is killing millions in Africa , China , India and other nations. Rogue countries with the hydrogen bomb are poised to hold the rest of the world hostage. And there is a rise of deadly new diseases, such as SARS and Ebola, that consume a person’s flesh within weeks.
All things continue as they have”? What willful ignorance. It should be clear even to the ungodly that the Lord is shaking everything that can be shaken. And what’s coming in the near future is too dreadful even to think about.

Yet, as all these things happen, there is a mighty, unseen power at work in the earth. It’s a power no man can evade or ignore. I’m talking about the power of the Holy Spirit. He is Christ’s administrator on earth. He was sent to empower the righteous, and to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment.

The Holy Spirit knows exactly why Jesus hasn’t come yet. It is because our Lord is longsuffering. He is patient toward sinners, willing that no person should perish. In his mercy, he’s waiting for the vilest sinner to repent. And for that very reason, the Holy Spirit will not let up on his assignment. You can mock him or try to shake him off, but the Spirit comes again and again, convicting of sin and revealing the truth of Christ.

Although mockers will come, Scripture says the Holy Spirit will also come in the last days, being poured out on the earth.

This has happened, at Pentecost. And now, at the closing of the age, the Holy Spirit is making a final, midnight cry: “Jesus is coming.” Islamics and Hindus will hear this cry. Atheists will hear it. Every sinner and saint, every Jew and Gentile on earth, will hear it. This truth will be proclaimed to the nations.

You may ask, “What kind of ‘coming of the Lord’ are you talking about? Are you referring to a secret rapture? Are you speaking of a pre-tribulation return, or mid-trib, or post-trib? Or, do you mean Jesus will come at the very end of time?”

Some Christians believe that Jesus will suddenly evacuate his people from the earth in what’s called a rapture. Others teach that Christ will come midway through a period known as the great tribulation. This period will last for seven years, and will be marked by terror and chaos such as the world has never seen. Others believe Jesus will come at the end of this seven-year tribulation period. Still others teach that Christ will return at the very end of all things.

There are respected biblical scholars in each of these camps. Yet there is one thing every Christian can agree on: Jesus himself says no man knows the hour of his coming, not even the angels. And for the true lover of Christ, the timing of his return is not an issue. Such servants are ready to go at any time, whether through a sudden rapture or in the midst of tribulation. It doesn’t matter to them whether they have to endure terrible trials and suffering. They trust that the same Jesus who carries them through each day now will see them through all things. They live in constant expectancy of his return.

No, there is a greater issue at work here. And that is the wicked thought that Satan has implanted in many who claim to be true believers. The devil is whispering a vicious lie into the ears of multitudes of God’s people: “Christ has delayed his coming.”

In Matthew 24, Jesus tells a parable about being ready: “Be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.

But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to smite his fellow-servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; the lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, and shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 24:44-51).

Note that Jesus is speaking about servants here, meaning believers. One servant is called faithful and the other evil. What makes the latter servant evil in God’s eyes? According to Jesus, it’s something he “shall say in his heart” (24:48). This servant doesn’t voice such a thought, and he doesn’t preach it. But he thinks it. He has sold his heart on the demonic lie, “The Lord delays his coming.” Notice he doesn’t say, “The Lord isn’t coming,” but “he delays his coming.” In other words: “Jesus won’t come suddenly or unexpectedly. He won’t return in my generation.”

This “evil servant” is clearly a type of believer, perhaps even one in ministry. He was commanded to “watch” and “be ready,” “for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh” (Matthew 24:44). Yet this man eases his conscience by accepting Satan’s lie.

Jesus shows us the fruit of this kind of thinking. If a servant is convinced that the Lord has delayed his coming, then he sees no need for right living. He isn’t compelled to make peace with his fellow servants. He doesn’t see the need to preserve unity in his home, at work, in church. He could smite his fellow servants, accuse them, hold grudges, destroy their reputations. As Peter says, this servant is driven by his lusts. He wants to live in two worlds, indulging in evil living while believing he’s safe from righteous judgment.

Some claim that Paul warned against preaching that the Lord’s coming is near, so as not to excite people.

Paul wrote, “We beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, that ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand” 
(2 Thessalonians 2:1-2).

Scoffers point out, “See, someone in the early church shook up believers with the message that Christ was about to come. And Paul told them, ‘No, don’t worry about it. Don’t let it trouble or concern you.’”

But that’s not what the original Greek reveals. The root word is “[be not shaken]…that the day of the Lord has come.” What disturbed the Thessalonians was they thought Christ had already come, and that they’d missed it.

Paul reassures them in the next verse, “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition” (2:3). Paul was only addressing their fears when he said, “Don’t be worried, because two things have to happen first.”

So, what was Paul’s primary theology about Christ’s return? We find it in two passages: “Knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, and the day is at hand” (Romans 13:11 -12). “Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand” (Philippians 4:5). Paul is crying, “Wake up! It’s past midnight already. The Lord’s coming is drawing near, so stir yourself. Don’t be slothful. Jesus is coming for those who expect him.”

Skeptics may ask, “But what about Paul’s own words? He did say two things had to happen before Christ returns. First, the Lord can’t come until a great apostasy takes place. And second, the Antichrist has to rise up and proclaim himself God. We have to see the Antichrist sitting in the temple, demanding that people worship him, before Jesus will come.”

First of all, you have to be willfully blind not to see a raging apostasy gripping the whole world. Unbelief is sweeping through nations, with believers falling away from faith on all sides. The apostasy Paul refers to clearly has arrived.

Note Paul’s words here: “The mystery of iniquity doth already work” (2 Thessalonians 2:7). What is this mystery of iniquity? It is lawlessness. It’s a spirit of chaos, with no respect for God’s law. And it’s the very reason why God destroyed the earth by Flood, because of man’s violence and lawlessness.

If the lawlessness that Paul saw in his day has only increased, it’s no wonder decent people today are alarmed and frightened by what they see happening. Laws and institutions that for ages kept society from falling into chaos are being torn down left and right.

Paul says of this, “He who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way” (2:7). He’s telling us, “There is a restraining power at work, holding back the chaos. But that restrainer is about to be removed.” The Spirit will always be here to fulfill his mission. But his restraining ministry will be “taken,” or lifted, “out of the way.”

I can think of no power that’s able to restrain lawlessness other than the Holy Spirit. Think about what happens to a society when the Holy Spirit lifts his restraining power. Every institution, from government down to families, spins totally out of control. I can’t imagine what New York City would be like without the Restrainer holding back wickedness from erupting. I wouldn’t want to be near this city if the Holy Spirit weren’t at work.

Yet we see a spirit of lawlessness at work all over the world. The Antichrist forces are already gathering and revealing themselves at high levels. Right now, the European Union is putting into place a Constitution that totally denies God. A Pentecostal minister in Sweden sits in jail today for preaching against homosexuality. That’s just one sign of how the stage is being set.
You may say, “Yes, but Paul clearly says Jesus can’t come until the Antichrist is in power.” Yet, consider what Scripture says: “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son” (1 John 2:22 ). According to John, the Antichrist is anyone who denies the Father and the Son. Moreover, he says, the increase of such Antichrists is proof that we’re living in the very last days. In addition, there will come a man who will embody the “name of sin.”

In short, nothing is holding back Christ’s return. Think of the worldwide terrorism, the deification of self, the blatant attacks on marriage and godly values. Think of Islamic brutality, militant homosexuality, the vileness of TV and movies, the widespread molestation of children. One Catholic diocese on the west coast recently declared bankruptcy, unable to pay the millions awarded to sixty childhood molestation victims by one priest.

Consider that all this has been under restraint until now. I ask you, what happens when God says to the One who has been restraining it all, “Lift your restraining hand. Let it run its course to the climax”? Paul gives us a picture: “(The Restrainer) will…be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed” (2 Thessalonians 2:7-8).

The Holy Spirit knows what is soon to take place, when there will be no more restraint. Every man will give himself over to his lusts. Every militant religion will force its gods on others. Every holy thing will be despised. Every law will be broken freely. And the backslidden church will preach the most corrupt, damnable doctrines of hell.

Everything is in place for this to happen even now. Great apostasy has covered the earth. Self has taken the throne of men’s hearts. And in a very short time, when the Restrainer is gone, there will come what Paul calls a “strong delusion, that they should believe a lie” 
(2 Thessalonians 2:11 ).

What is this lie? It’s the blind acceptance that anyone who comes in Jesus’ name speaks for God. False teachers will arise who acknowledge Christ as a good man but not as God: “having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof” (2 Timothy 3:5). Those who follow these deceivers will be drawn to another Jesus, another gospel. The blindness will be sweeping, catching up multitudes, including those who were once on fire for the Lord.

Why is God going to stop the Restrainer? Because, Paul says, “They…believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (2 Thessalonians 2:12 ). Right now we’re seeing the Holy Spirit’s restraints being lifted a little more each day.

This brings me to the heart of my message: the heart-cry of the man or woman who is in Christ.
In Revelation, Jesus announces, “Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book” (Revelation 22:7). Five verses later Christ says, “Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be” ( 22:12 ).
Here is the cry of all who look expectantly for Jesus’ return: “The Spirit and the bride say, Come” (22:17). This refers to the bride of Christ, made up of a worldwide body of believers under his Lordship. All these servants are born-again, blood-cleansed believers.

You may ask, “I understand this is the believer’s heart-cry. But why would the Spirit also cry to Jesus, ‘Come’?” It is because this is the Holy Ghost’s last prayer, knowing his work on earth is almost completed. Like Paul or Peter, who were told by God their time was short, the Spirit likewise cries, “Come, Lord Jesus.”

So, where do we hear this cry of the Spirit today? It comes through those who are seated with Christ in heavenly places, who live and walk in the Spirit, their bodies the temple of the Holy Ghost. The Spirit cries in and through them, “Hasten, Lord, come.”

Let me ask you: when was the last time you prayed, “Lord Jesus, come quickly, come soon”? Personally, I can’t remember praying this prayer. The fact is, I never knew I could hasten Christ’s coming by allowing the Spirit to pray this prayer through me. Yet Peter gives us proof of this incredible truth: “Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat” (2 Peter 3:12). In Greek, the phrase “hasting…the coming of (that) day” means “to speed up, to urge on.” Peter says our expectant prayers are hastening, speeding up, urging the Father to send back his Son quickly.

Only one issue is holding up that glorious event. It is a single unresolved matter: “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (3:9).

The Lord’s merciful patience dictates the timing of his return. So, does this mean we shouldn’t pray for his coming? Not at all. Christ himself tells us in Mark’s gospel, “In those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be. And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect’s sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days” (Mark 13:19-20). Imagine what might happen if, all over the world, Christ’s bride were to wake up and pray in the Spirit, “Jesus, come.”

Yet, if I believe the world is racing toward unrestrained chaos, and that Christ is coming soon, then my cry must be aimed at my unprepared family and friends. It would be hypocritical for me to pray for Jesus to come, and yet not intercede for my loved ones to be ready for that day. My prayer must be, “Come, Lord. But first, give my lost family and friends ears to hear. Save them, save the lost.”

Paul wrote to his spiritual son, Timothy, “Without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day” (2 Timothy 1:3). Can you say with a pure conscience that you’ve prayed for your unsaved loved ones with such intensity?

Here is the heart of the matter.

For a moment, set aside all doctrines about Christ’s coming. Consider this heart-cry of the man or woman who loves his appearing: “Then we shall see him face to face. We shall behold him” (see 1 Corinthians 13:12). Jesus’ coming shouldn’t disturb you. It ought to thrill you. If you truly love someone, you want to be near that person. Can you imagine what it will be like for Jesus to call your name?

Imagine a couple who’s newly married, and the husband is called away for an extended period, perhaps on business or in the military. He tells his bride, “I’ll be back, but I don’t know when. Here’s the address where you can reach me.”

For the first few years, that bride writes to her husband often, with beautiful love letters. Yet she never says, “Please, come back soon!” Ten years pass, then twenty, and she writes him less and less. Still, she never says, “Come quickly, I beseech you. I need your embrace, I need to see your face. I’m praying for your soon return.”

This is a picture of the church today. How can we tell Christ we love him and miss him, yet never pray that he comes back for us? How can we never express to him that he must return soon and take us with him, so we can be in his constant company? How can we not say, “I can’t handle this anymore without your being here. I don’t want to be away from you”?

In the midst of these times, I hear Jesus saying, “Surely I come quickly” (Revelation 22:20). And I hear the bride of Christ answering, “Even so, come, Lord Jesus” (22:20).

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Live Fearlessly And Peacefully

Make up Your Mind To Live Fearlessly And Peacefully In These Last Days!
That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as the day of Christ is at hand. 
-- 2 Thessalonians 2:2,

By Rick Renner

In Second Thessalonians 2:2, the apostle Paul wrote to the Thessalonian believers and warned them about events that would occur right before the coming of the Lord. He wanted to prepare them so these major world events wouldn't take them off guard and throw them into a state of panic. Therefore, Paul told them, "That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand" (2 Thessalonians 2:2).

Notice that Paul told the Thessalonian believers not to be "soon shaken." The word "soon" is the Greek word tachus, which means quickly, suddenly, or hastily. The word "shaken" is the Greek word saleuo, which means to shake, to waver, to totter, or to be moved. The tense used in the Greek points to events so dramatic that they could result in shock or alarm. In fact, the Greek tense strongly suggests a devastating occurrence or a sequence of devastating occurrences so dramatic that they will throw the world into a state of shock or distress.

By using the words "soon shaken," Paul was urging his readers (and us!) to resist being easily shaken up by events that will occur just before the coming of Jesus. He was particularly careful to mention that we must not be "soon shaken in mind." The Greek word for the "mind" is nous, which describes everything in the realm of the intellect, including one's will, emotions, and ability to think, reason, and decide.

Whoever or whatever controls a person's mind ultimately has the power to dictate the affairs and outcome of that person's life. Thus, if a person allows his mind to be doused with panic or fear, he is putting fear in charge of his life. Because Paul wanted his readers to remain in peace regardless of the tumultuous events that transpired around them, he urged them not to allow fear from these shocking and distressful events to penetrate their minds, will, and emotions.

Then to make certain we comprehend the magnitude of these last-day events, Paul went on to say, "That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled..." The word "troubled" is the Greek word throeo, which indicates an inward fright that results from the shocking occurrence described above. The shock resulting from these nerve-racking events could be so severe that it could cause a person to be devoured with worry, anxiety, or fear.

Paul is confident these events will not be only a one-time occurrence; thus, he uses a Greek tense that points to an ongoing state of worry and inward anxiety resulting from these outward events that keep occurring again and again. It is as if he prophesies that there is no pause between these shocking, debilitating, and nerve-racking happenings. One scholar therefore translates the word "troubled" as being jumpy or nervous.

These words are so jammed-packed with meaning that it is almost impossible to directly translate them. To help you see exactly what Paul was communicating to his readers, I have translated and paraphrased the original Greek words, pulling the full meaning out of each word and then transferring those meanings into the interpretive translation below.
All the words Paul used in Second Thessalonians 2:2 convey this idea: 

"Some things will be happening right before His coming that could shake you up quite a bit. I'm referring to events that will be so dramatic that they could really leave your head spinning - occurrences of such a serious nature that many people will end up feeling alarmed, panicked, intimidated, and even unnerved! Naturally speaking, these events could nearly drive you over the brink emotionally, putting your nerves on edge and making you feel apprehensive and insecure about life. I wish I could tell you these incidents were going to be just a oneshot deal, but when they finally get rolling, they're going to keep coming and coming, one after another. That's why you have to determine not to be shaken or moved by anything you see or hear. You need to get a grip on your mind and refuse to allow yourselves to be traumatized by these events. If you let these things get to you, it won't be too long until you're a nervous wreck! So decide beforehand that you are not going to give in and allow 'fright' to worm its way into your mind and emotions until it runs your whole life."

Paul strongly urges us not to allow ourselves to be shaken or moved by anything we see or hear. He tells us that we must get a grip on our minds and refuse to allow ourselves to be traumatized by the events that occur in the world around us or to allow fear to control our whole lives. Instead of letting these things "get to us" and rob us of our joy, peace, and victory, we need to be deeply rooted in the confidence of God's promises!

If you take a look at the world around us today, it is clear that Paul's prophecy about the last days is unfolding before our very eyes. Because of the many different situations that our generation is facing, we must take a stand against fear and determine to stay in faith! But in order for us to stay in faith, it is imperative that we keep our minds focused on the Word of God.

Colossians 3:15 says, "And let the peace of God rule in your hearts...." Verse 16 goes on to say, "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly...." When the Word of God dwells richly in our lives, it produces peace - so much supernatural peace that it actually rules our hearts!

The word "rule" that is used in this verse is the Greek wordbrabeuo, which describes an umpire who calls all the shots and makes all the decisions. You see, when God's Word is dwelling richly in your heart, suddenly the peace of God makes all the big decisions, calls all the shots, and umpires your emotions. Rather than being led by the ups and downs of the day or by what you read in the newspaper, you will be ruled by the wonderful peace of God!

But to receive this benefit of God's Word, you must let it dwell in you richly. This word richly is the Greek word plousios, and it can be translated lavishly. This presents the picture of you giving the Word of God a wonderful reception as you roll out the red carpet so you can richly and lavishly welcome the Word into your heart. When you let God's Word have this place of honor inside your heart, mind, and emotions, it releases its power to stabilize you and keep you in peace, even in the most difficult times.

There is no doubt that we are living in the very end of the last days. We are a chosen generation - and we will observe events that no other generation has ever seen.

If you are going to keep your heart fear-free so you can live in continual peace, you must make a firm commitment to let God's Word rule in your heart! God's Word will protect your mind and prohibit fear from worming its way into your emotions and turning you into an emotional mess. Is God's Word the foundation of your life today?
My Prayer For Today
Lord, I am so thankful that Your Word prepares us for every event that comes along in this life! I know I am living in the last days and that these challenging times require a higher level of commitment from me if I am going to live free from fear. This is such a critical moment for me to be strong, free, and secure. When I am strong, I can be a tower of strength to others who are drowning in the world around me. Help me be that source of strength and power to the people who surround me, Lord. I want to be all that I need to be in this hour. 
I pray this in Jesus' name!

My Confession For Today

I confess that God's Word dominates my mind, my will, and my emotions! Because I have put God's Word into my heart, I am not shaken or easily moved by the things that occur in the world around me. I know who I am; I am secure in my Father's love; and I recognize that He destined me to live in these last days because He has a special plan for me. Regardless of what I see or hear, I take my stand on the promises of God's Word, and it provides me with safety and security! I declare this by faith in Jesus' name!

[This entire message is from Rick Renner.]

Hannah's Prayer

My heart rejoices in the Lord;
In the Lord my horn [strength] is lifted high.
My mouth boasts over my enemies,
For I delight in Your deliverance.

There is no One Holy like the Lord;
There is no One besides You;
There is no Rock like our God.

Do not keep talking so proudly
Or let you mouth speak such arrogance,
For the Lord is a God who knows,
And by Him deeds are weighed.

The bows of the warriors are broken,
But those who stumbled are armed with strength.

Those who were full hire themselves out for food,
But those who were hungry hunger no more.

She who was barren has borne seven children,
But she who has had many sons pines away.

The Lord sends poverty and wealth;
He humbles and He exalts.
He raises the poor from the dust
And lifts the needy from the ash heap;
He seats them with princes
And has them inherit a throne of honor.

For the foundations of the earth are the Lord's;
Upon them He has set the world.
He will guard the feet of His saints,
But the wicked will be silenced in darkness.

It is not by strength that one prevails;
Those who oppose the Lord will be shattered.
He will thunder against them from Heaven.;
The Lord will judge the ends of the earth.

He will give strength to His King [Christ Jesus]
And exalt the horn of His Anointed [Christ Jesus]. (1 Samuel 2:1-10)

Hanna understood who God is; her heart rejoiced in Him as do ours.
He is the Creator and Sustainer of all life.
He is Sovereign over all His Creation, including Satan, a created being.

The Lord is strength and apart from Him there is no strength.
Those who belong to the Lord boast in His strength in them.
Those who belong to the Lord will boast over their enemies,
Including all who do not belong to the Lord.
All who do not belong to the Lord are at war against the the Lord
And His Christ, Jesus;
Their unrepentant, sin nature wars against the Christ of God.
We who belong to the Lord boast in the Lord, Who sustains us.
Who will deliver us from all our troubles;
Who will enable us to overcome the evil one and this evil, dying world.

The proud and the arrogant have much to say
But the Lord knows their every thought, their every motive.
The deeds of all are weighed by the Lord
On the scales of His Covenant with mankind.

The weapons of the warriors who do not belong to the Lord are broken.
But those who belong to the Lord may stumble but are given strength.
Those who seemed to have everything in this world except God,
Will find themselves hired out just to eat.
Those who belong to the Lord who were hungry will hunger no more.
Those who had many children but did not know the Lord, will pine away.

The Lord is the giver of life and those who refuse His LIFE receive death.
The Lord raises up the humble, repentant ones
And brings the proud and lofty, godless ones, to the grave.

The Lord provides wealth to those who honor Him
And poverty to those who do not.
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap;
He sets them with the great men of the world
And they inherit a throne of honor from their God.

The world and the fullness thereof belongs to the Lord.
He created it and it is His ALONE.
He guards the feet of His saints,
But the wicked, all who refuse His Savior, Christ Jesus,
Will be silenced in darkness.

It is not by the strength of man that men or nations prevail;
All who oppose the Lord, all who refuse His Great Salvation, will be shattered.
He will thunder against them from Heaven;
The Lord will judge the ends of the earth, every nation every person.

He will give His almighty strength to His King, Christ Jesus
And exalt the strength of His Anointed One!
Soon, the Throne of Christ Jesus will be set up in Jerusalem on Mount Zion
For a thousand years.
From there He shall rule the world with a rod of iron as Scripture declares.

Today, the world is raging against God, rushing toward oblivion. (Psalm 2)
America is being ground to powder because of her SIN against God.
Save yourself from this Corrupt Generation! (Acts 2:40)
As God has written, so shall it be! Hallelujah! Maranatha!
Father, Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as in Heaven!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

America At The Crossroads!

Today, America is at the crossroads!
Today, we watch and listen to the battle among America's “prophets.”
Today, in this nation there are the righteous and the unrighteous.
The unrighteous have PRESUMED to the blessings of God,
That God has poured out upon this nation, 
Above all other nations of the world.
This reality was an act of God! In response to a people who honored Him.

Now America has turned away from God
As did Israel in the time of Jeremiah.
America has institutionalized, in its Government, sin against God!
America has become a prostitute before the Living God!
She is infected by the spirit of Babylon, the Mother of Prostitutes,
And of the Abominations of the earth.
Her cities are testimonies to this reality.

Because of this, the blessing of God has been removed from America.
America is being ground to powder because of her sin against God.
Her debt has made slaves of her children for the remainder of their lives.
Soon, Healthcare will not be the issue it will be SURVIVAL!
Soon, the riots and chaos seen today in Europe will come to America.
At some point America will have to stop spending twice what it earns;
Then all Hell will break loose!
You can be assured that the government is making plans for this eventuality.
On its current course a “Hitler” is in store for America.
Out of chaos, anarchy, hunger and despair will come a “Hitler.”
This is exactly what Satan wants.
It is what a godless America, who has forsaken God, is DEMANDING.

A godless America is defenseless against her enemies.
Without the supernatural protection of Almighty God, America is defenseless!
All of America's military might is impotent without the protection of God.
Remember, in the past, God has used wicked nations
To bring judgment on His chosen people, Israel.
Can America, who has forsaken God, expect anything different?

Today, in America, the godless prophets of Satan, prophesy their LIES.
They are deluded, deceived and ruled by the spirit of this age, Satan.
They cannot tell the truth because they are blind to it.
They are compelled by the spirit that rules them to LIE,
As Satan is a liar and the father of LIES.
These godless prophets are in EVERY position of responsibility in America.
They have no fear of God and therefore have made themselves fools.
They are Judases, who will betray YOU and America with a KISS!
They masquerade as angels of light, but are sons and daughters of perdition
Determined to take America to perdition.

Having forsaken God, 
America is now on her own against a supernatural Devil
Who wants to steal from, kill and destroy America!
Unless America turns back to God she is finished!
No nation can flourish without the blessing and protection of Almighty God.
The Word of God, the Word that God places above His Name,
Testifies to this fact!

America is at a crossroads; will it change direction and turn to God,
Or will it continue on its path of deception
And continue its run into the arms of Satan?
What can turn her around at this point?
Satan's soldiers are embedded into the very fabric of America society.
They are embedded in the Church of God.

Soon, God will pour out His Great Delusion on an unbelieving world;
It will be so powerful, that it will deceive even the Elect of God,
If that were possible. (Matthew 24:24)
Satan is preparing to present his “savior,” the son of Satan, the Antichrist,
To this ungodly world, with counterfeit “signs and wonders.”
The Antichrist will even appear to be “raised from the dead.”
When they receive him, as Scripture says they will,
God will pour out upon the world what He has promised:
His Great Tribulation.

Today, we watch a battle of the “prophets.” Who is telling the TRUTH?
There is but One TRUTH in all that exists
And that is God and His Christ, Jesus and His Word.
Unless you believe Him, and give your life to Him as He commands,
You will go the way of the world, straight to Hell!
There is no other “path” or middle ground, there never was!
All who “prophesied” another “path” or “middle ground” were, and are LIARS!
These LIARS are in EVERY position of authority in America;
In the Church of God and outside it, Spewing their LIES!

There will be TRUE PROPHETS in this day.
As Scripture has foretold, they will stand in the street of Jerusalem
And call down on an unbelieving world,
God's Great Tribulation and all it entails. (Revelation 11)
The Book of Revelation and the whole of Scripture
Will become present day reality! Are you ready!
The “prophets of Satan” will be nowhere to be seen;
They will be hiding under rocks where they belong!

God has prophesied! It is all in His Word! Who believes Him?

Today, the world is raging against God, rushing toward oblivion. (Psalm 2)
America is being ground to powder because of her SIN against God.
Save yourself from this Corrupt Generation! (Acts 2:40)
As God has written, so shall it be! Hallelujah! Maranatha!
Father, Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as in Heaven!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

America's Death Wish!

Today, America has a Death Wish before the Living God,
As she ignores God's Christ, Jesus, His Word and His Commands.
America does that which is right in her own eyes the end thereof is death.
(Proverbs 14:12)

Abortion is at the top of the list because it is murder;
The shedding of innocent blood. God's Word says:
'Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed;
For in the image of God has God made man.' (Genesis 9:6)

'Do not pollute the land where you are. Bloodshed pollutes the land,
And atonement cannot be made for the land
On which blood has been shed,
Except by the blood of the one who shed it.
Do not defile the land where you live and where I dwell,
For I, the Lord, dwell among the Israelites [America].' (Numbers 35:33-34)

America the Abortionist!
In America more than 50 million babies
Have had their lives terminated since Roe vs. Wade;
More than 3,000 a day, more than a million a year;
Their blood shed for the expedience of a culture
Who has numbed their hearts to God the Creator and His Word.
This bloodshed now demands the blood of those who shed it;
All those responsible: The Judiciary who deemed it “legal;”
The Government who facilitates the practice;
The Democratic Party who promotes it;
Voters who vote for those who promote it,
And all who in any way contribute to this atrocity.
The justice of God Almighty demands that the blood of all of these be shed,
Unless they REPENT and turn from the practice.

The American Government forces it's citizens, followers of Christ,
To violate their conscience;
Forces them to pay for insurance that facilitates abortion that God hates.
This is just the beginning of the godless Government
Dictatorial practices to come.

America's Public Education System teaches godlessness to it's children.
It has eliminated prayer in the classroom. It has by conscious effort,
Disparaged God and His Christ, Jesus and His Word.
It hands out condoms and birth control pills revealing its moral failure.
Listen to what God's Word has to say about this:

If anyone causes one of thee little ones who believe in Me to sin,
It would be better from him to have a large milestone hung around his neck
And to be drowned in the depths of the sea.
Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to sin!
Such things must come, but woe to the man through whom they come!
(Matthew 18:6-7)
Unless the Public Education System of America REPENTS
And turns from it's godlessness the judgment of God will fall upon it.

America has a dishonest scale.
The Federal Reserve, controlled by the Government,
Prints worthless money, which devalues the existing money
Held by it's citizens and others; it creates a dishonest scale.
Listen to what the Word of God has to say about this:
The Lord abhors dishonest scales, but accurate weights are his delight.
(Proverbs 11:1)

Governments in America have legalized same sex marriage
Which the Word of God specifically forbids.
Marriage is sacred to God, as designed by God.
Those who violate this sacred institution, violate God and His Word.

America is a nation of IDOLS of persons, places and things.
Idolatry is specifically forbidden by God; it is adultery toward God.
America has more idols than can be counted.
America is addicted to pornography one of her many idols.

America is a drugged society.
She uses drugs to numb the guilt of her wickedness.
This addiction has caused the “drug war” seen in Mexico
And its horrific consequences.

America mocks God
When it's politicians and others issue forth flippant declarations
Of, God bless America, when America refuses to bless God
And his Christ, Jesus and His Word.
America mocks God when it disparages the God given heritage of America
By much of what it does by law and practice.

America has given itself over to the spirit of Babylon,
The Mother of Prostitutes, and of the Abominations of the earth.
This spirit, the spirit of Satan, rules her cities, towns and villages;
This can be seen and heard everywhere.

This is not an exhaustive list of how America violates God,
His Christ, Jesus and His Word.
However, it is more than sufficient to establish America's Death Wish
Before the Living God.
Let God's called, chosen and faithful ones not be pulled into the cesspool
Of America's degradation.

Today, the world is raging against God, rushing toward oblivion. (Psalm 2)
America is being ground to powder because of her SIN against God.
Save yourself from this Corrupt Generation! (Acts 2:40)
As God has written, so shall it be! Hallelujah! Maranatha!
Father, Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as in Heaven!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pressing Toward The GOAL!

I want to know Christ and the power of His Resurrection
And the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings,
Becoming like Him in His death, and so, some how,
To attain to the Resurrection from the dead.

Not that I have already obtained all this,
Or have already been made perfect,
But I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.

Brothers, I do not consider my self yet to have taken hold of it.
But one thing I do:
Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,
I press on toward the GOAL to win the PRIZE
For which God has called me Heavenward in Christ Jesus.

All of us who are mature should take such a view of things.
And if on some point you think differently,
That too God will make clear to you.

Join with others in following my example, brothers,
And take note of those who live according to the pattern we gave you.
For as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears,
MANY live as ENEMIES of the CROSS.

Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach,
And their glory is in their shame.

Their mind is on earthly things.
But our citizenship is in Heaven.
And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,

Who, by the power that enables Him
To bring everything under His control,
WILL TRANSFORM our lowly bodies
So that they will be like His Glorious Body. (Philippians 3:10-21)

The desire express here by the apostle Paul should be our desire:
To know Christ and the power of His Resurrection
And the fellowship of sharing His sufferings.
To attain the Resurrection from the dead.
Whether we are living or not, at the return of Christ Jesus,
We will be resurrected from the dead.
Today, everything around us is dead, save those who belong to Christ.

As with the apostle Paul, none of us has yet attained this Resurrection.
None of us has yet been made Perfect.
But we PRESS on
To take a hold of the reason Christ Jesus took a hold of us;
We strain toward that which lies ahead;
The GOAL, the PRIZE, Eternal LIFE in Christ Jesus!

We will not be among those who are ENEMIES OF THE CROSS.
Whose god is their stomach. Whose glory is their shame.
Whose mind is on earthly things.


And we eagerly await our Savior, Christ Jesus from there.
Who will then TRANSFORM our lowly bodies
Into that which is like His Glorious Body.
And we will forever be with the Lord.

For the Lord Himself will come down from Heaven,
With a loud command,
With the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God.
And the dead in Christ will rise first.
After that, we who are still alive and are left
Will be caught up with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.
And so we will be with the Lord forever.
Therefore encourage each other with these words.
(1 Thessalonians 4:16-18)

Today, the world is raging against God, rushing toward oblivion. (Psalm 2)
America is being ground to powder because of her SIN against God.
Save yourself from this Corrupt Generation! (Acts 2:40)
As God has written, so shall it be! Hallelujah! Maranatha!
Father, Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as in Heaven!