“Loosed from the moorings that have held life, many are now adrift. They claim to be free. They have thrown overboard the chart, the compass, the steering wheel, and the consciousness of destination. They are free from everything…except the rocks, and the storms, and the insufferable inanity of being tossed from wave to wave of mere meaningless emotion. (A quote from E. Stanely Jones)
I have chosen to sail my ship according to an ancient map known as the Bible. I have thrown my oars overboard, not my map or compass. My compass is set on Kingdom of God, not kingdom of man; and I have learned to navigate by the stars in the night sky because this map I use says dark times are ahead.
Laugh at me if you will, but I am the Captain of this ship and you are the Captain of yours. We are free to choose. We can choose a modern and atheistic map if we so desire. We can choose to sail as a prodigal if we so desire, but the Bible warns that casting off a godly conscience leads to shipwreck of the faith.
“Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their conscience; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked.” (1st Timothy 1:19 NLT)
In the Bible the stars are symbolic of angels, pastors, evangelist, special messengers. We are entering a time of navigating by stars again. I believe I have found such a star this week, and this star has confirmed I am on course, a course I have been sailing by faith without a whole lot of confirmation for at least three years now. Four years ago I began leaving what I call the modern church to get back to something a whole lot closer to what Jesus actually did.
I admit it has been a challenge. It’s very hard to find people today simply living the Beatitudes and what I call simple church. So many people and churches are distracted with making money and creating their own comfort zone that they fail to relate with me, and vice-versa. I intentionally sail a path of simplicity. Perhaps it’s not for everyone, but a certain star in the sky has shined so bright in recent times that I cannot ignore him. And after just reading his most recent book, I am so glad to see the vision God gave me fits what he is declaring.
Now I’m not saying your vision might not fit too, but mine definitely does and I am rejoicing as one who has been sailing for many moons with no sure signs of his course! Imagine if you were desperate to find land, and you have been sailing for weeks in search of, but no land in sight, and then a bird lands on your mast and you know that bird can only fly so far! Land must be near! What a great feeling that would be, and I feel that way. My soul was telling me true all along, and I’m so glad to have a great sign!
I’m speaking of a man named, Jonathon Cahn, and I was first impressed with him when I read his book, “The Harbinger”. He blew me away with that book and opened my understanding to so many things. Since then I’ve listened to him preach, I’ve read some of his other books, I even had Passover with him this year via TV, and although I have enjoyed all of it very much, nothing has hit that same original chord in my soul that “The Harbinger” struck, until now, his latest book, “The Oracle”.
Now I don’t want to give the whole book away, but it does a pretty convincing job of laying out very strong evidence that we are in a “Return”! A return even to what Jesus did! The woman in stained glass shedding her jewels and riches to return to a spiritual Jerusalem and the wearing of simple clothes. A return to the forefathers of the early church! A return to the simple church Jesus started, and I would say, even a Christian form of the Passover Meal/ the Lord’s Supper, that the early church continued! Not this abbreviated Easter thing with a bunny rabbit we do today. Call me picky if you will, but the Lord’s last supper is no small thing in the eyes of our Father! Let’s get it right, folks!
Now I had no idea what this book, “The Oracle”, was going to say. Would it tell me I’m all wrong? I bought it and began reading in faith, not knowing where it would go. But we have entered a new wine skin, and the modern church is blind to it. They will continue in their way. Some of them will fail and some will thrive in the pride of their worldly success, but many good Christians are lost and confused within them. I was one of them for many years. I couldn’t explain why I was so unhappy and disappointed in every church I went to. Wasn’t I doing the right thing? Wasn’t this what God said to do?
In the book of Acts, after the church was scattered from Jerusalem, compare that church to what you have today. Are they anything alike? Mostly no. But move forward in time to the days of Constantine, just after 300 AD. and you will see our current church form developing! And it led to the dark ages! And if everything is in a return, then not only is the true church going back to the Apostles, before Constantine, but the world itself is turning back to a form of Roman empire! Which Revelation predicts! An empire that hates Christians and Jews!
I admit this is a lot to think about, and there is still time. This will all take time. We are in the last hour, not the last minute. I highly recommend reading both his books of “The Harbinger” and “The Oracle”. God is pouring out his Spirit afresh in the last days, and that’s why there has to be a new wine skin for the new wine. The Cloud and it’s protecting Shadow has moved, and tent people have moved and are moving with God. His fresh anointing is going forth by special messengers. God always sends forth his evangelist to declare the out pourings of his Spirit. It is always an evangelistic move having great power to witness! But even in all this, people and churches who are the motorboats and rowboats will fail to see, and fail to change, and fail to follow, and will eventually find they have totally failed their people.
Again, the Bible predicts a great falling away before the coming of the antichrist. The stage is being set. Mary and Martha are the perfect picture for what we face today. Even Lot’s wife. Jesus said in the times of the end times, to remember Lot’s wife, who was turned into a pillar of salt, and salt was also used as money in those days. Beware the love of money. Seek first the Kingdom of God, and have no other gods before Him. You CANNOT serve God and money. How much more plain can Jesus say it? If you do this, you will see the “STAR” in the sky like the wise men did, and will sail safely home. God is calling all prodigals back to the Father’s House. We are safe living in the Father’s House. Amen. Waste no time finding your way Home.