Thursday, September 21, 2017

A False Revival in the Making

To be restored as promised in Joel 2 and according to II Chronicles 7, we must turn, or repent, return and be reconciled.  There will be some good things that happen in America, that's why the false revival will be so believable, in the beginning.  It will not appear to begin as "false!"  There will be some true hearts wanting to please our Creator, but . . . considering the fact that ancient Israel, the chosen people, always managed to be derailed, America is already "proudly" proclaiming an attempt to "do what is right in our own eyes!"  Scripturally speaking, "doing what is right in our own eyes" does not align with "repentance."

There are so many varying interpretations of Daniel and the book of the Revelation, they cannot all be correct!  Then there's the "pre-trib rapture" theory vs. the mid-trib, vs. post-trib.  To be honest, I truly tried to believe in the pre-trib rapture, but I just couldn't . . . Messiah and Paul made entirely too many statements regarding persecution, and let's face it, the country with the most Bibles has it pretty easy.  I realize there is some pressure coming on, but realistically, we've not seen anything of the magnitude experienced by the prophets and apostles.
For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.  But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, . . . And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. Mark 13:22-24, 26

What I feel led to mention is the fact that many believe the anti-Christ will be hateful and horrifying, and at some point the One World Order will persecute the remnant to the point of martyrdom, but in the early days of this unifying power, it will genuinely seem like a good thing.  The anti-Christ is actually better translated "false Messiah."  We've seen two really good political examples of this in America in the last decade and I'm not blaming either man, but rather pointing out just how loyal and faithful their "followers" are.  Democrats acted like Obama was the long awaited Messiah.  Now, those who have been politically disgruntled find absolutely no fault in Trump, and actually defend him as faithfully as Obama fans defended him.  I'm not offering any disrespect toward President Trump.  I pray for him and have written him a letter.  I do not believe President Trump is a bad man, but he is not terribly knowledgeable about Scripture.  He has some very poor spiritual advisers, and I believe this will lead to a false revival across America.

Although we won't admit it, we've had politically correct Christianity for years in America, a sinner's prayer that doesn't change lives, and folks placing their faith in all sorts of things calling it "of G-d!"  The fact that there are two upcoming, promoted "gatherings" next month indicates we are at the threshold of spiritual change and possible division to the very core of our nation.  The first one actually takes place in Washington DC.  "America's Tent of Meeting" is scheduled to take place through three days of Feast of Tabernacles or "Sukkot."   On the surface, this may sound wonderful and if even one person's eyes are opened, it will be well worth it, but this is a political gathering using a Feast of YHUH, to man's convenience and agenda . . . Fifty states, fifty tents, one voice.  Scary, scary business, on a spiritual level.

Later in the month, Kansas City will hosting what is called a "Unity + Revival Conference 2017,"celebrating a year of destiny!  From the speaker lineup, this looks like the next step in bringing the Protestants back to the Catholic Church while also bringing the Messianics into mainstream American religious culture.  Actually, it's nothing more than a furtherance of the ecumenical movement started in the late 50s and early 60s with "Chrisitan Crusades" going from city to city.

There is no doubt, this nation needs a wake up call with definite and sincere repentance.  Playing religion in the nation's capital and claiming unity in the Bible belt is not the answer!

Wherefore ADONAI said, Forasmuch as this people draw near Me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour Me, but have removed their heart far from Me, and their fear toward Me is taught by the precept of men:  Isaiah 29:13

Thus saith YHUH, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.  Jeremiah 6:16

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Investing, Passion, and Talents

An interesting situation came into my awareness recently that really has me thinking, not about the suggestion, but rather how very different Americans now define investing.  I'm going to get a little preachy, in this one.  It's as though, many Americans are "investing" in instant gratification, or apathetically determining where they will simply exist and suck air until they are pushing up daisies.  Those who are into "old school" investing, are investing in "money" for their long term health care.  Very few are actually investing in their own purpose and talents, or pursuing a way to leave an inheritance.  Many Americans are simply "investing" in superficial interests, entertainment, excess, and/or debt. . .

I believe I have been called to establish a small homestead and minister to folks in the Name of Y'hshuah.  So many claim to believe he lived a perfect life according to the Laws of our Creator, and I agree, but he called those whom he chose to follow him.   The debate begins when it comes to how we "follow" him.  I truly don't understand the debate.  The Instructions or Laws by which he lived are recorded, so the debate is man made.  The Holy Spirit will never confirm or lead anyone away from Scripture, ever!  So, back to my call and what I've been doing that came into question, recently.  I will also include, even if I'm mistaken about some of the details of this homestead, the offer I received would place me much farther away from the Father's will for my life.  Thankfully, it's not even a temptation.

My daughter and son-in-law both recently visited, but they weren't together for the visit.  Both were in the area at different times on other business, and I live in the general area.  My son-in-law was here first.  When my daughter called, to relay the report he'd given, it was all so positive, except the part that I had experienced a pretty serious accident earlier in the year.  I had failed to mention that at the time . . . But she said he spoke of the village, and the new buildings, the livestock, and the delicious fresh tomatoes, etc.  A month later, my daughter visited, and shared with my granddaughter, nothing but a bad report.  The reports were so different, you'd think they weren't even describing the same place.  Now, we move on into the investment portion of this article.

They moved to Phoenix, AZ five years ago.  In that time, they've posted photos of great trips, beautiful landscapes, as well as their backyard in ground pool at the house they rent.  My daughter got into real estate a couple of years ago, but they still haven't actually made any real estate purchases in the area.  In that same five years, I've added fence for pasture rotation, bought a cow and a milk barn, a greenhouse, a nice new storage shed, a new goat milk parlor, as the first one is now our "power station" for wind and solar, which has also been added in the last five years.  The orchard is now producing, and I'm relocating some indigenous berry plants and bushes to protect them from destruction along the fence rows under the power lines.  So far the elderberries are doing well, with raspberries and blackberries to be added.  Then there's the learning village that was added last year.  I am a year behind, due to the injury in the spring, but YaH willing, I'll be catching up.  I have also added a small mineral pool which has aided my recovery, dramatically.  And a larger pool is here and due to be installed before winter.

Just last week, after her visit, she sent me a real estate listing.  Forty acres for just under $50,000.  It has a well and septic and cacti . . .  Imagine my surprise when she called trying to convince me to buy that property and relocate!  I mentioned my call of G-d and my investment here, to which she continue to pitch the sale.   She even mentioned that I'm getting too old to be managing this 10 acres.  I knew when I came here, this was my call and my purpose for the rest of my days.  I'm not too old to serve my Heavenly Father, manage 10 acres with my critters, teach simplicity, and write.  I am too old, however; to buy any more fixer uppers or establish another homestead . . . in the desert.  This was wilderness when I arrived in 2009, and now it's a bustling, productive homestead with folks coming to fellowship and learn.  Father has blessed me to invest in sharing the talents He gave me and gifted me with a passion to serve Him.  I shall not be moved.

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.  Psalmist of Holy Scripture

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