Blog

“Looking to the Future”#5

5883 I’m sorry, I tried to change the subject and talk about what we do in our Fellowship, but God seems to have drug me right back to future events, perhaps because the situation appears to be at a point of no-return. Satan has been declaring “check” for some time now. But the church scrambles on the chessboard again to save its kinghood for another round. Eventually Satan will declare “check” again, and then “checkmate”!

I believe God keeps showing me more from the living vision. I’m seeing beyond the open gates. Yes, I saw whirlwind force winds, and people, represented by dry corn shucks whipped around through the air and pinned against wire fences, but what does it mean? What form does it take? Where is Satan’s checkmate coming from?

If the church could, I believe she would put the toothpaste back in the tube. She has tried in several ways, but there is no way, other than scrapping the current form of church and starting fresh with a new wine skin. The modern church is past the point of no return. She scrambles trying to prevent the calamity, the checkmate for another day, and I believe she just barely did it when Hillary Clinton was defeated and Donald Trump elected. Politics has become the churches last hope, it would seem.

Trump was a drastic measure for a drastic time, and one I believe will backfire on us, but it did delay Satan’s Master Plan. How do you put the toothpaste back in the tube? That’s the problem, WE CAN’T! Eve will not allow it! We are way past that point, but think about it…what greater scheme and success did Satan ever have than when he inverted and perverted God’s chain of authority, and went to Eve rather than Adam? Satan knew what Adam’s greatest weakness was, or should I say “who” his greatest weakness was?

Some more pieces of the puzzle just recently fell in place for me. There is much to reveal on this matter, and once exposed, it’s so very plain to see. I believe our current Racism evolution  has gotten all our eyes off of what Satan is doing. We are distracted. Right now all our eyes are on Racism, and for good reason, no doubt! But every good magician knows the value of distraction. Every good military Commander also knows. We must always remember who the real enemy is.

While everyone is focused on Racism, Satan continues setting up “The Bible” for a great fall from grace, with Sexism and Genderism. He needs the same conditions he had in the garden with Eve to bring about a great fall like he did in Eden! It’s not Racism that is going to be our downfall, it’s Sexism! The chess pieces are all moving into place, and the church will fall to her if not by “inside spiritual compromise”, then literally by being physically destroyed.

Have you heard of R-Evolution? The 48 foot tall naked woman statue they almost displayed in DC, just across from Washington Monument? And consider what some people think of the Washington Monument to represent. The male sex organ. Yes, it is true, more than you know, do.

And, have you heard of the “Burning Man Festival”? Have you heard of Black Rock Nevada? Prepare to burn, men! Woman is on her march to power and she will have her day! And the female goddess Gaia, and her worshipers, and her “Green Plans” hate Christianity! We are considered to be the greatest threat to her plans of one world religion.

I know this sounds crazy, but that is just what they want us to think, it’s too crazy to be true. Did you ever think a statue of a 48 foot tall naked woman would be “approved” to be set across from the Washington Monument? It was!!! Just before it was disapproved! Another major Satanic move barely diverted! That sounds crazy too! And yet it happened!

I intend to assemble the pieces of this puzzle, this master plan in such a way as to make it plain. Consider this: In our Bible we have examples of what can happen with God when homosexuality takes over. We see the story of Sodom and Gomorrah. We see what is written in Romans chapter 2, but what do we have as an example of God’s chain -of -command being inverted? Not much! Other than the Garden of Eden, we’re actually in uncharted territory. This could be a first! I mean, we have not seen Adam and Eve on a large scale, like a city, or country, or world! And may I specify, I’m speaking mainly of the church! The world will do what the world does. God expects that of them. But when the church violates the plainly written will of God, that opens doors of a whole different nature! We’re talking doors of judgement which we have said is coming. We can’t put the paste back in the tube!

Ishtar was a female goddess of Babylon, and she functions in most of our churches and church families at Easter, but Gaia brings a very different kind of threat that we have yet to realize. We do not realize how many worshipers she already has. We have not realized how much she has infiltrated the church like Hydra infiltrated Shield! She is all about the rise of womanhood and “loving all”, and loving Mother Earth, but if you try pointing out a “sin”, a need for “salvation”, you are a “HATER”! And the New World Order has no place for HATERS, or their HATE FILLED BOOK!

How are you going to defend your Bible against this kind of logic? How can it be explained to this kind of faith, belief, religion? What will you say when someone is screaming HATER/ Racist/ Sexist at you? (And homophobe.) What will you do when everyone can speak their truth but you? I plainly see it upriver. It’s coming our way, unless someone knows how to get the paste back in the tube?

Okay…we have opened the lid on this horrible can of worms. There is much yet to explain and show. Black Rock, Gaia, R-Evolution, and Burning Man. I believe when the link between Trump and the church is broken, and those two old and weak gates open, Gaia is set to FLOOD in! And there will be no standard raised against her, because Adam is already too compromised. But there will be caves, islands, small groups you can find where God still has his true shepherds.

“Return, O backsliding children,” says the Lord; “for I am married to you. I will take you one from a city and two from a family, and I will bring you to Zion. And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.” (Jeremiah 3:14-15)

 

 

“Changing Hearts” #1

Na8rinz How did Jesus do it? How did the early church do it? That’s what I want to know, and it seems others are having that same hunger for knowledge. While in the midst of this modern church system, some are growing ever more hungry for what Jesus DID.

In this series I hope to share thoughts and insights about where this hunger has taken us, because I believe it is essential to the real changing of hearts. First I spent several months searching my own heart and studying church history up to 300 A.D. when Constantine begins affecting everything. I eventually came to zero in on what I call the “Missing 200 Years”, because most Christians have so little knowledge of them. A time period that should be of utmost importance to us, and yet we know next to nothing? Why? How? How has our professional clergy failed us so? Have they become like politicians, with a personal agenda to hide?

So…the first thing that impacted me about what Jesus and the early church DID, was the simplicity of it all. I had a great hunger for this simplicity.

The last modern church I attended actually had name-tag machines we were strongly recommended to always sign in on, get your tag, and wear it, please. I don’t need to go into details of the many ways church has become a complex system of programs and events which feels more like a machine, than a family. Nuff said on that.

As I began feeling led of the Spirit to start a “Fellowship”, the first thing I did was “simplify”. What are the basics of following Jesus? I call it “Simple Church”. I call it “Church Everywhere”. I have various names for it, but we keep it SIMPLE, FREE, OPEN-HANDED, and we ask mainly one thing > Come to “FELLOWSHIP”.

My rule is very simple. As long as you are here to “fellowship”, then you are most welcome. If you begin to sow “discord”, then you need to leave until you have a desire to return in “fellowship”, at which point you will be most welcome again.

So…having spoken of SIMPLICITY and true FELLOWSHIP… I’d like to give 3 scriptural points  I like to focus on. These are main ingredients of our teaching, and I believe the pathway to the POWER of Changing Hearts.

#1> FELLOWSHIP : “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35)

#2 > Our Dilemma : SIN > “And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” (Genesis 2: 16-17)

#3 > God’s Power – Holy Spirit > “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses unto Me…” (Acts 1: 8a)

I believe we’ve got to get back to the “supernatural” power of #3. It is the dynamos that enables the born-again priesthood of God to deal with the responsibilities of #1 and #2. This Kingdom of Priest God has called is supernaturally powered, or it does not work. It is not by our own works that we have been saved, or save anyone else. We REST in God’s work. We live in the 7th Day. (L7D). By faith. And God grows us from the inside out, changing our hearts, and giving us the power to draw others to Him, so they can be transformed too. We change the world through the transformation spoken of in Romans 12:1-2. The priesthood involves living sacrifices who transform the world one person at a time. And a bonus to that is…if the world is truly transformed…you won’t have to worry about how they vote… and we will have better candidates to vote for. America will be transformed too, in a godly way, because perfect love does not sin.

Each of the above items need to be discussed in greater detail and likely to be future episodes.

I named our Fellowship: “Fellowship of the White Path”, because Jesus walked the red path of His own blood, so we could walk the white path of His own righteousness. He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name sake.

I think this is a good start to understanding our Fellowship, and where God has led me in the changing of hearts. If anyone in Indianapolis area would like to meet and talk, that can be arranged. Simply leave your request in the comments and we will choose a place.

db2adaca27ca91021117ff0b5ee90bcf

Looking to the Future” #4

20200620_161851 Per last article, I promised a picture of my Samurai sword mounted on the wall above my open Bible. That sword went with me to the teepee as I spent the 5 days separated to God. Details of what all this means was shared in the previous article. But now it is time to continue forward.

The River Time never stops flowing. We can try standing still but the events will continue rushing at us. If you dare to look upstream, you will see things coming at you. It takes no prophet to know this is going to be one of the potentially wildest elections we have ever seen. Frustration levels are rising like the water in a rushing river. Frustration and anger are the step brothers to violence. We need to be praying for PEACE like never before, but I’m not sure the prayers of a worldly church will change the seeds we have sown.

We have looked up the river. We don’t like what we see. However, it’s a great time to repent of how self-centered and self-serving we have been, and become the Priesthood we are called to be, and do the work we are called to do > the changing of hearts.

Our next series will be: “Changing Hearts”. (But you may not like it.) Lets see if we can kick it off.

Guess what? Las Vegas is a “Sin City”. NYC is a sin city. Detroit is a sin city. Nashville, Atlanta, Chicago, Baltimore, and I can personally attest that Indianapolis is also a sin city. Any place you find man, you will also find SIN, because we are cursed with a sin nature. That’s what God says, anyway. And I happen to believe Him. I also see a lot of evidence to support that belief, not only in my own life, but all around me.

I recently learned that more babies are aborted in NYC than actually live! In 2016, 48,000 pregnancies. 49% were aborted. 47% live birth. 4% miscarriages. Tell me SIN is not alive and well in mankind. Call it what you will, but this is heartless!!!

Man has learned he must create laws, and have powers of enforcing those laws in order to protect us from our own sins. It is good to always try creating a more perfect society, and even now we’re in the midst of growing pains long overdue, but it will never be perfect. Man is not capable of perfection. Planet earth is not capable of perfection. Call it whatever you want. You don’t like the word SIN? What other words might fit? Stink’n Think’n? Everything is a disease now days. Lets just call it a disease! What difference does it make? We are morally flawed! And to this God has established a High Priest, whose name is Jesus, and a Priesthood of all the Born-Again, those who answer the call when they hear Jesus say, “Follow Me”.

So where is this series going? It’s going where we need to go. “If my people who are called by my name will “humble” themselves…”

We need our pulpits to stop preaching so many success seminars and low-esteem counseling and get back to the humbling acknowledgement of our sin nature that needs a heart transplant! Pride, ego, power hunger, money loving, selfish ways is just more SIN! It is not the love of God, that so transforms a heart that even our definition of success is transformed!

SINS have been exposed of late, even caught on video, sins of hate and violence, but no sins of true love. Love does not sin. When you truly love someone, you do everything you can for them, you only want their very best, and when they hurt, you hurt. This is true love, but again, flawed man is not capable of perfect love…so God gave us a High Priest… and a priesthood…to do the work of the church…in this earth…until He returns. How have we been doing of late?

I’m probably not liked for this, but I watched a Christian movie today and it just about made me sick! I can imagine our black brothers watching this movie. Lord have mercy. A mother and daughter had a beautiful ranch. The daughter could climb on her horse and go riding out over the beautiful acreage of their property. It was a wonderful life in every way. The husband and dad was an incredible man who loved God, helped people, and also fought for his country. He suddenly died fighting for his country. Now it was just the mother and daughter and ranch.

They continued living in their fine house. The daughter continued riding her horse over the open land. The mother was no rancher and decided to sell all the cattle because they needed the money. Soon the mortgage payment was not being met and the bank began sending warnings. Neither the daughter or the mother got jobs. They just kept enjoying their ranch, something few people could ever afford. The mother was not telling her daughter of this terrible thing happening to them, but she began crying out to God in prayer. They were going to lose their beautiful luxury lifestyle if God didn’t do something. Oh please God, save our ranch. We need a miracle!

As I watched this movie, I considered the prayers God hears every day from around this planet. Prayers from someone about to be beheaded for their faith, or homeless and no place of shelter, exposed to all the harsh cruelties of nature, and no food, starving, praying for a little bread to eat, children they love as they watch them suffering. And here was this woman and girl so upset because they might not be able to have a fancy house, lots of land, elegant food, and horses any more, and might have to go to work. Oh please God, we need a miracle.

If my people will humble themselves? (But they said, we will not. > Jeremiah 6:16)

To make matters worse, people decided they deserved to keep their place. The town rallied to their aid and because of love, they donated a lot of money, and got them well on their feet. And then the daughter suddenly got the idea they could give riding lessons to children to earn the money they needed to stay afloat from there on. The message was if you have enough faith you can live like a king while others drown and starve. God will answer your prayers for a high lifestyle while others don’t even have food to eat. The mother was now able to sleep in peace. Her problems were all fixed. She had need of nothing, but what of all the others?

Am I sick to feel this way? We make movies like this? What DID Jesus do? Not, what would he do? But what DID he do? Are we so badly flawed there can be no changed heart? Well, we know there can be, don’t we. But Christians have been fed too much cotton candy for too long now. Priesthood means sacrifice. It always has, and always will. Do we still want to follow Jesus? If you’re true blue, you do. We know that MORE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT will melt any hard heart so that we care about others as much as we do ourself. Some even go beyond that, but first we need to be humble and honest enough to see the SINS that are keeping us powerless, and truly call on God for a transformed heart by the POWER of the inflowing Holy Spirit, like a River that never stops, because we keep drawing on Him. Amen.

I firmly believe it is a supernatural work of God that lifts us above “ourselves”. That is why we must get back to seeking the Holy Spirit in the church again! And God is simplifying His church, so we’re not bogged down in a lot of material things keeping us chained to a need for more money, more money. We are free to be the people of God. When the world sees that again, hearts will change, and we will have a more perfect world. Realize this, the more sin there is, the less perfect everything is. I see a world intoxicated on sin and with no plans to change. They can scream all they want about all the imperfections, but there will only be more, no matter what they do, but in all this, we have been made a Kingdom of Priest. Opportunity abounds!

“He has made us a Kingdom of priests for God his Father, to him be glory and power and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” (Rev. 1:6 NLT)

photo-1540946485063-a40da27545f8 (1)
Soul Sailors, powered by the Wind.

“Looking to the Future” #3

8968 As I was headed to bed last night, this showed up on my phone, sent to me by one of our Fellowship people. This has showed up even more quickly than I expected, but if you have been reading the details of my past several articles, then you know I have been warning of where we are going. I have shared the details of the living vision God gave me back in October of 2018 of “crossing a line”. He showed me tremendous chaos. Very strong hurricane winds whipping people through the air like rag dolls! And pinning them to wire fences! But there was also a secret place, a safe place, a place where the POWER of God made all things CALM.

There is another photo I took at my teepee while I was on this last 5 day sabbatical. I have hesitated to show this photo for fear some would take it the wrong way and be motivated to do wrong things, but now I feel with proper explanation, I can show it. First the explanation, the teaching, then the photo.

Scripture shares that John the Baptist was of the spirit and power of Elijah. They both were bold and strong characters who came against the wickedness in the people of God in their day. They both also confronted wicked kings about their sins. But one difference that stands out is, God saved Elijah from the wrath of Jezebel by taking him away in a fiery chariot! But John the Baptist ended up with his head served on a silver platter, and note > in both cases it was the “woman” behind the kings who so desperately wanted these prophets dead. This is another parallel between John and Elijah, and I believe a word to our day too! But why was Elijah spared and John sacrificed? Any idea? If they were of the same spirit, why the different will of God?

I believe the key to this is one of the most important lack of understandings of our day! What is God trying to show us for our day? He is definitely showing us something, but how many Christians or even pastors of today could say what it is? They were of two different Covenants. John was already representing and ushering in the New Covenant of Christ. Even though it was not technically in effect yet, John was the forerunner of it. A Covenant where it is no longer an eye for an eye, but love even your enemies.

So…when I show you this next picture, you got to understand the difference. Elijah slew those prophets of Baal with a sword! When Gideon led his 300 against the Midianites, the men shouted, “The Sword of the Lord and of Gideon!” God definitely bears a Sword in the Old Covenant, but a greater Sword was given to John the Baptist! A greater Sword given unto us! The New Covenant of Christ bears the Sword of the Spirit, the Word of God!

When you see what the top picture shows, the Sword of the Spirit being rejected by a country and world returning to the form of a Roman Empire. The Bible being rejected and when their “reasons” are given, they reveal how little understanding these people have, and how wrong they are, but none of that will mean anything! These people run on emotions and hate, not any form of calm reasoning. Welcome to June of 2020 where we have crossed a line.

My prayer room at home has a wall in which I have an open Bible with a quality Samurai sword above it. I don’t have a picture of that at this moment. I will have next episode, but I was led of God to take that sword with me to the teepee while on my 5 day separation, and I have a picture of how God had me lay it out as I was praying. There is a story I could tell you about this sword, but for now, just know it has the theme of an eagle. In at least four places there are beautiful eagle figures on this sword, and it is the reason I spent the money to purchase this particular sword.

Also…I paid an extra $25 to have engraved on the blade these words… “Under the shadow of the Almighty…Sacred Talons”. They are engraved in Chinese, but God reads all languages, so does Satan, and the words are the words! Powerful words God has given me against the enemy! Words from a chapter I memorized and have been praying for years! Here are the pictures >

20200614_212034

8968 Have we crossed into the last hour? I believe we have, a time period that could be almost 42 years in God time, but the return of our Lord draws nigh! Now think about it folks, if God sent a forerunner to Jesus the first time, why not this time too? And if that forerunner was a man like John the Baptist, of the spirit of Elijah, and his message was what? >

“And thou, child, shall be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; to give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins, through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high visited us, to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his showing unto Israel.” (Luke 1: 76-80)

“The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; as it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face which shall prepare thy way before thee. The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.” (Mark 1: 1-3)

Gideon had a sword. Elijah wielded a sword. John the Baptist had a sword coming out of his mouth! We are called to the same! We are the forerunners of Christ’s return, and the message is plain! Repent! And make the paths of the Lord straight again! They have become very crooked! Those who sit in the shadow of death see no bright light upon a hill! There is no standard for the lost to be held by! The enemy is coming in like a flood, and where is the church? The world is returning to Rome, and we need to return to our forefathers too. The virgins are waking up! But who are the wise, and who are the foolish?

20200612_212735
They that wait upon the Lord… If my people…

“Looking to the Future” #2

62fe504e28798b678433478898fca0c7--selling-online-make-money-online In October of 2018, while spending 2 weeks at my spiritual retreat secluded to God, and God told me we would be “crossing a line” in June of 2020, I had no idea the physical form it would take. I’ve always been good at seeing the spiritual form of things, and not so good at the physical. But I knew something was coming, and when COVID hit, I told my wife this is not it yet, because it is not June.

However, on the last day of May, at around 8 p.m. when my wife and my phones lit up with the notice of an enforced 8 p.m. curfew in Indianapolis, I told her… “This is it. It begins.” Four hours later we crossed the line into June! It’s been crazy ever since, and growing. The perfect storm is here and more yet is to manifest.

There is a very bold line drawn between frustration and violence. People grow more and more frustrated but they don’t want to cross that line, and for good reasons! But once frustration, hopelessness, depression, and anger reach a certain point, people will finally cross that line! I believe God was alerting me to a spiritual and physical point of time and events causing a massive move of people crossing the line.

Now as I admitted, I’m better at seeing the spiritual, and that is why I have already written considerable material on the new wine about to bust the old wine skin concerning church, but as we wrote in last article, it is not uncommon for a spiritual event to also have a physical parallel.

62fe504e28798b678433478898fca0c7--selling-online-make-money-onlineThere is a real physical need, but there is a spiritual need first! It is a spiritual need first and material need second. Without the spiritual side of this, any answers we try will only lead to “other” issues. We need both! And the Priesthood side of this lands squarely in the laps of the church! We need both Politics and Pulpits! But we don’t need the church trying to be the politics! We need God’s true people to get back to being a true Priesthood “serving” mankind like salt fights decay and light pushes back darkness!

So what are we going to do about this my fellow followers of Christ? I’ve been saying it for 2-3 years now, the church must get back to what Jesus and the early church actually did. You may ask how can small groups help a community more effectively than large churches can? For one thing, we can saturate an area like yeast in bread! There is the fermentation process of wine. The early church functioned in that way. I believe the new wine is already fermenting and stretching this old wine skin. The old skin is going to burst and the new wine come forth! Much like the old ways of Israel, the old covenant, was bursting as Jesus was born and came forth! The ax is laid to the root of the trees bearing rotten fruit!

These politics won’t work without the pulpit too. We may buy ourselves a temporary reprieve until everyone figures out the new answers are not perfect enough either, and then the dissatisfaction grows again, and the cycle repeats over and over again, because the real answer is a spiritual one. Jesus was always concerned about the physical needs of people, but he put the emphasis on the spiritual. Church, we are the ones who are supposed to understand these things.

The church Jesus started understood there was no difference between the clergy and the laity. All the truly born-again have entered a Priesthood in Christ. There are many scriptures confirming this, of which 1st Peter 2:5 is only one. And King James mistranslated Revelation 1:6 when he translated “made us kings and priest”. It should read a “kingdom of priest”. ( A big difference!) The message is clear and we have strayed too far from the original template of our Lord’s early church!

Politicians must do their part, but what of us who claim to follow Christ, whether we’re black or white? Are we just to throw money at the situation? That has become our most popular answer. However, the early church understood how to hear God individually and get their individual marching orders from the Head. What is God telling you to do? Yes, it gets very “personal” in small group believers. Priesthood gets very personal.

The early church did not have “professional” clergy. They had men simply called of God, and the “calling” was obvious to one and all. For one thing, these men of God were not concerned about money! They had no salary! Money was not involved in their decisions! Acts 4:13 shows how the professionals marveled at these unlearned and ordinary men! And yet these unprofessional born-again kingdom of clergy people turned the world upside down!

Experts who have studied this teach that clear to the end of the 2nd century you can find Christian writers stating: We have no altars, no temples, no priesthood as such. Their temple was the body of believers.Their priesthood included all the born-again in Christ. There were particular gifts, callings, and functions, but it was a one class society! This is the church Jesus “started”!

Now realize, the crossing of this line is also totally connected to an upcoming election. How political should the church be? You have your one vote. Be led of God in what you do with it, and let it rest at that. Who’s going to win the upcoming election, and what dominoes will begin falling as a result? Who knows, but I still think the church has become the future target of a left-wing who has crossed the line from hate and anger, to violence.

No matter what, the #1 concern of God’s true church is following Jesus. God simplifies everything. It does not matter what else may be going on, more of the Holy Spirit is always our first answer, and everything else comes after that. Until we get the church back in proper order, what good are we to the world? And yet this is upon us now.  Small groups can change and move quickly, but what of these large cruise ships so many churches have become?

Those who can walk on water have nothing to fear. Those who have trained themselves to keep their eyes on Jesus by the POWER of the Holy Spirit will be used mightily in this time, just like Gideon and his 300, just like Elijah facing Baal, and just like John the Baptist proclaiming “Repent! And make straight the paths of the Lord!”

My platform is very small here. If you think these words are from God, please share with others. The more we get the new wine flowing, the sooner a healing can truly begin in this land. The world may hate God’s pulpit and God’s people, but they need us more than they are willing to admit to. They were crucifying our Lord, the whole time he was saving them. This is how it works, folks. Thank you.

cart-before-the-horse
This has got to change. If we don’t, then God will.

 

“Looking to the Future” #1

20200615_181949 It was so hard for me to leave the discomfort zone of the teepee and come back to my Indianapolis home. If not for my wife, whom I love very much and always want to be with her, the teepee would likely be my home. But with the city house we have a position of outreach to thousands of souls who could use some time at the teepee, if only they wake up to it.

I spent 5 days there. When I woke up this morning in the comfort of my city bed, I turned on the radio to hear there had been 7 more shootings in my city after 1 a.m.. Welcome back to the big city I told myself. No police were involved. 2 died. 5 injured. There was a blood trail from where the 2 dead were found. Police have no idea who did this and are asking for help from any witnesses. This is the usual thing we hear on these shootings.

Do any witnesses come forward? I have no idea. We keep hearing of more shootings and no suspects. This was a Tuesday night /Wednesday morning for God’s sake! What the hell? And I do mean that…this is spawned from hell itself! Violence growing in the streets! Violence feeding violence! Violence birthing other forms of violence! The violence mutates like a virus, but it’s still more violence! 

I do believe it would only take one more spark in this perfect storm to put us in a days of Noah scenario. And I do believe if the church continues its current form, we will get there, but the target will also become the church. Not because she preaches righteousness, but because she is political, rich, and full of the world, i.e. IDOLS! The same ones faced by Gideon, Elijah, Ezekiel, and so forth. This modern day church of idols will be judged by God. It is coming. And what should a true believer do in all this? I very strongly suggest finding a true body of believers doing it the way Jesus did!

And how do we do that? Interesting. We have much to talk about in this series.

So I’m fresh back from desert time with God and he has me begin a series like this. I can hardly wait to find out what He is going to say.

First of all, you might be scratching your head and asking, “How in the world did we get here?” A Post-Christian nation? And with churches on almost every corner?” The easy answer is, we sowed the seeds for it, and there must be something wrong with our form of doing church! The right answer is not always a complicated one. Sometimes it’s so obvious it cannot be denied by “honest” people. People with an agenda will deny true answers all day long and still sleep good at night! But not lovers of truth.

However, the question now becomes, where do we go from here? And this is a very PERSONAL question. Where do YOU go from here? Where do I go from here? Each of us must answer that question for themself. But it is good to look for people who might be hearing from God and add their words to your consideration. God has always made known his secrets through his prophets. Some of us are willing to enter deserts to hear God. Some of us, when we wake, our first thought are, “What is God saying today? What might he reveal today? And what is the world revealing too?” Some of us are called to these things like others are called to be a doctor, or soldier, and etc.

I could easily write 5000 words right now and no one would read it, so I break it up in chapters that I call a series. This series is just beginning. You can read about my 5 days at the teepee / in the desert in the previous articles. It will add much to things, but in the launching of this series lets start with this… Have you heard of #walkaway?

I believe I have that right. It’s about a man who was a devout Democrat and actually cried when Trump was elected. Now I don’t know all the details to his story. I’m not about politics here, but “somehow” his eyes got opened to the real agenda and ways of the party and he got so DISGUSTED he walked away! Later he did a tweet or something, his testimony, and it went viral! Thousands have joined him in this movement! Now what would be the spiritual parallel in this? What would be the spiritual parallel to this walkaway movement?

I mentioned earlier that the world reveals things too. Many times things we see in the “material” world have a “spiritual” parallel. Maybe I can see this because I walked away from modern church just like this guy did the Democrat party. And I am not alone in this movement. I got my eyes opened as to what the early church actually was, and then I saw what modern church actually is and got so disgusted I walked away! I knew God would have his true Believers out there somewhere. Surely I could not be worse off than I already was.

Now the modern church would say I have become a part of the great falling away. But America didn’t go Post Christian under the watch of this new wine skin, it did so under the watch of the modern church! And… if the modern church is the one who has become Laodicea, whom God himself said he would spew out of his mouth, if that entity is falling away, then how can my leaving the “falling away” entity, be falling away? Would it not be me pointing out the truth? Would it not be me proving I am not one who will stand by and be a part of the great falling away? Jesus said where two or three are gathered in my name, He is in the midst of them! The early churches were small and very personal. God’s family is meant to be exactly that…FAMILY, not a congregation.

So…I guess I’ve laid the groundwork for this series. There is so much more to say. I expect to write a lot for the next few days because the need is so great. People are educating themself as to what the early church was really like, and there is a wind blowing for such a return! Also consider this > They say we are in a “culture canceling” movement in America. The powers that want to be are erasing our past culture! Okay church. Okay fellow Christian. How long will it take for them to realize America was founded by mostly Christians and we are the original culture of this country? How long before they look for ways to cancel / erase us?

We have so much to speak of. The night warrior in the sky, Gideon. I believe God is secretly developing small groups again, who will be of the anointing of Gideon and his 300. Jesus, his personally trained guys, started churches that were small, personal, “simple”, and real. How big can a group grow before it loses that? I don’t know, but were losing this country big time! The church is not seen as the answer to ANYTHING these days. More politics have become the answer, and it would seem that is even the answer the church is preaching… we need more politics? It’s a sad state of affairs. Show me one place where Jesus ever promoted any politics other than the politics of the Kingdom of God. Politics have become just another IDOL in our pews and on our platforms. Welcome to the perfect storm of 2020!

When God pointed out to me June of 2020, way back in October of 2018 when I was spending my first 2 weeks at teepee, I only had vague ideas what form it would take, but I see a lot more clearly now. Stay tuned. More coming soon.

20200616_112707

 

 

“Have you considered following Jesus” #2

20200613_140347As we continue considering what kind of leader Jesus is, and if he is someone worthy of following, in all wisdom, all power, and all goodness.

Have you considered this?

The Lord is my LEADER; I shall not want.

He makes me to lie down in green pastures;

He leads me beside the still waters;

He restores my soul;

He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death;

I will fear no evil; For you are with me;

Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;

You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;

And I will dwell in the house of my Lord Forever.

20200613_140308 What do you look for in a leader? Who do you follow? Some follow the crowds. The herd mentality. Some follow fads and whatever is “in”. Which again, is the herd.

A few leaders claim to lead us even beyond the grave. Jesus is one of those. “Was” he a madman? Or “Is” he the Son of God come to save us all?

If it were not for my following Jesus, I’m sure my desires would be much different than Psalms 23. But because I believed him above all others, I can say, I am that person. I am very content in the promises of Psalms 23, and ALL the promises of God’s Word.

Lead on, Jesus. 

And as I follow you…surely goodness and mercy follows me.

Amen.

 

“Have you considered following Jesus” #1

20200613_140232 Who would you say has been a great leader? Is there a life coach, a financial guru, an historical leader, a political leader, or Religious leader, an author, a sports coach, military leader, or any hero you would follow if you had the chance?

Jesus said, “Follow me.” But what does he offer as a leader? Let’s consider.

1.) He focuses on the eternals, not the dead-ends. Sins forgiven.

2.) He increases the inner life, a focus on spirit, and temperance of flesh.

3.) He gets your mind off yourself. More blessed to give than to receive.

4.) He offers power to transform, and also transform others.

5.) He offers this power in the Holy Spirit. He teaches that the Holy Spirit is a living dynamo, dynamite, in us, if we follow Him.

6.) He stands against wrong, offers light, not darkness; offers truth, not lies; love, not hate; peace, not fear; and empowers us to do the same.

7.) He leads us against the great dragon, enemy of your soul.

8). We are the Lion, the Eagle, the Ox, and the Man. He sends us out like sheep among wolves. But we have power the wolves don’t understand. Sheep have the Shepherd, and follow him. We are gentle as doves but wise as serpents. Even the wolves of Rome could not defeat the sheep of Christ.

9.) We learn of things unseen, and dwell under the shadow of the supernatural.

10.) We learn the power of child-like faith, to move mountains.

Jesus says, “Follow me.” He offers to be your leader.

20200613_140245

Teepee Blip #6

20200614_191813 This is the view out my teepee door as the 3rd night nears. God has spoke so much to me today. There have been no blips because I have been so busy reading and making notes. It happened this way…I have a small radio I left on all night, for some odd reason. I woke this morning to the sound of a preacher on the radio because it’s Sunday. He happened to mention a book he has been reading, concerning the Early church. I checked it out on Amazon and ended up downloading that book and another!

This was not planned. I suddenly had two new books that I have been absorbing as much as possible! We mount up with the wings of the eagle. We catch a current of the Holy Spirit and He takes us to green pastures! Still waters! Paths of righteousness! Even the shadow of death, but we have no fear, only PEACE. I have a mighty Shepherd. I benefit from “HIS” power.

20200612_212735

I broke the fast last night at 50 hours, symbolic of Pentecost and the year of Jubilee. It was around 9 p.m. So I enjoyed a light breakfast outside today, in sunshine, as I dove into my two new books, and I have been content all day.

I’m not ready to leave. I will take my time tomorrow. Perhaps I will go home? Perhaps not? Lucky thing my wife is understanding in these matters. I’m a blessed man.

God has spoken much in these past 3 days of POWER. I don’t know if you’ve caught that. But it’s not our power. It’s us “tapping into” God’s POWER, and we get to be the donkey it rides in on. That POWER can dwell in us. We can be vessels carrying that POWER. The same Spirit, the same POWER that raised Christ from the dead dwelling in us! But how does that POWER empower us? Because the parable of the ten virgins plainly shows that it is possible to believe in the coming of the Lord, but not have the POWER. You lost it somewhere, while you were sleeping. Having a “form” of godliness, yet we have denied the POWER.

In these past 3 days we spoke of John the Baptist, and the POWER (Holy Spirit) in him even in his mothers womb! And that POWER enabled him to “turn hearts”! We spoke of Elijah, who confronted the Baals, and Jezebel! What would Elijah do in a modern church today? We spoke of how he heard the whispers of God, and turned hearts. We’ve spoke of Gideon and his 300. First Gideon tore down the Baals! Then he and his 300 defeated the 135,000 Midianites in the POWER of the hand of God! And we ask, where is the POWER? Right where it has always been, in the Holy Spirit! Be ye filled with the Holt Spirit. Be filled with spiritual dynamite! Embrace the desert you need.

Yes, God has the desert you need. But will you go there? People turn down God’s invitations. They only want a little of God. Why would anyone in their right mind go to a desert with God?

My mind is not very earthly right now. I’ve sailed way out at sea. I’m not anxious to leave this place. I may stay up late. I may send more teepee blips. Once I leave here it ends.

God has the “discomfort zone” you need to be filled with His POWER. But we usually resist the hard places, don’t we. This POWER, it’s not as the world thinks of power. What does it look like? It looks like Jesus. It looks like John the Baptist, Elijah, Gideon, Enoch. It looks like Peter, James, and John. It looks like Stephen. Barnabas. Paul. It looks like the Early church! But it don’t look much like the church of today. Think about it. 

20200613_140308
SIMPLICITY

Teepee Blip #5

20200612_214259 Have you trained yourself to know His voice? Elijah was not moved by the powerful forces of nature. Not a tornado, or earthquake, or fire. He heard no voice of God in them. However, after that, in the silence, he heard God’s whisper!

Elijah had been on foot for 40 days, alone, and finally into a cave. Elijah knew solitude. Scripture says John the Baptist was of the spirit and power of Elijah. John lived in the deserts until his time of revealing, and then he confronted the backslidden Israel, and a wicked king, just as Elijah did.

In the solitude, in the deprivation of various kinds of deserts, in a discomfort zone, in that quiet we learn to hear God’s whispers. Who are those God can whisper to today? Who volunteers? In the rush, in all the noise, yelling, and strife of today, in all our busyness, who is waiting upon the Lord so as to hear the whispers we so badly need?

Elijah was like Isaiah 40:31. No one could find him! No one could catch him! And in the end he mounted up with the wings of an eagle! They that wait upon the Lord… 

But God asked him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (Hiding in the cave.)

Jezebel, a high priestess of Baal, had promised to kill him. Because he had been very zealous, very zealous for God, like Jesus, like John the Baptist, like Gideon; but God had other plans, and God sent him out to anoint…anoint…anoint! 3 times! A big dipper! And those anointings were the undoings of Ahab and Jezebel. Because he was a man able to hear God’s whispers.

Baal fills our pulpits today. Jezebel fills our platforms and pews. God’s people cozy with Baal. May the days of Elijah come again! A Gideon anointing to contend against Baal! Jerubbaal! (Judges 6:32) If there is no Jerubbaals, then the tornadoes, the earthquakes, the fires will surely come!

orion-constellation-displayed