“Belly of the Whale” / Prayer

75364021-1200px The storm rages and Jonah is thrown overboard into the violent sea! You know the story. Is America throwing “church as we have known it” overboard? Statistics say they are. Is traditional church being rejected? And yet Jesus is not traditional church, and he rises above!

Have you ever noticed in your walk with God, how if you “defile” yourself for a time, then it takes a little while to get that intimate Anointing back? As Priest of God we’ve all been there. It’s a most basic lesson of understanding the power and Anointing of God. The Old Testament spoke of it symbolically as eating or touching unclean animals. Or if you had touched a dead thing. The O.T. painted us a picture how intentional sin can “defile” us, and then there was a time period of cleansing before the Priest could perform his priestly duties again. I call this our 3-Days in the belly of the fish.

Jonah was in a heck of a predicament, wasn’t he? And yet it took him 3 days before he could pray a prayer that God actually answered! Are we in that same spiritual condition?

“… And Jonah was inside the fish for three days and three nights. Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from inside the fish.” (Jonah 1:17b & 2:1)

Jonah had definitely slid into a distant relationship with God, and was sailing farther and farther away until the fish brought him back, and even then Jonah still had an attitude. God continued working on him even as God was saving Nineveh.

What is it going to take to get the church back into a position of power and Anointing with God? I believe I see the great fish coming! We are in the storm now, Jonah has been woken by the unbelievers and told to pray, but he has not yet admitted to this storm being his fault! It is his fault because he is not preaching God’s message that was given! Not only that, but he is sailing AWAY from the will of God, choosing to go to Tarshish rather than Nineveh, because those people were so evil! They deserve to die! (He decided.) Hard hearted.

Jonah was planning on living a blessed life in Tarshish rather than preach to the heathens the warnings and judgments of God. Have we not done the same? The storm is here! We have been woken and told to pray! But Jonah’s prayers were no good until after 3 days in the fish belly! We’ve not had our 3 days yet. We’re not Skypeople living by our wings. We’re destined for fish food.

So…what kind of a fish, and what kind of a belly does God have “planned” for us??? God is very intentional in these things, you know.

Then the sailors picked Jonah up and threw him into the raging sea…

Now the Lord had arranged for a great fish to swallow Jonah.

In our New Covenant God also warns us about a life of sin, unholiness, defiling our temples, which have become our very body. We are called to be Skypeople, not Earthdwellers living in defilement! We have forsaken our sacred ways! We don’t live by our wings, but we live as normal men! A life below, not above! A kingdom below, not above! A life of carnality, not Priesthood! We’d rather live in Tarshish!

We have much better means of forgiveness and restoration now, through Christ Jesus, but believe me, in severe cases, God still has his GREAT FISH! And the last verse of the O.T. is still a warning ending in the word “CURSE”! I believe we are there. We have pushed God’s buttons too many times and crossed an invisible line.

Now the heathens have not thrown us overboard yet, but they sure are beginning to think about it. HATE SPEECH! RACISM! GENDERISM! ABORTION, CONTROLLING POLITICS, HOMOSEXUALITY! EQUAL RIGHTS IN THE CHURCH! They have a lot of reasons already prepared. We’ve actually gone soft on these subjects, but they don’t see it that way, nor do they want us to have a chance to get stronger.

During the time of this election, they are throwing their lots and asking their gods for a revelation of who is the cause of this perfect storm? We already know who the lots fell to, Jonah. We have caused a political storm they will no longer tolerate. So the tolerant will cease to be tolerant in the name of being tolerant. 

In 18 more days the “50 Day White House Siege” begins. The lots are being rolled. The storm continues raging and it will not go away until God’s people get right with God again. Until they can pray the prayer that God hears.

Leviticus 18:24- > “Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, for the people I am driving out before you have defiled themselves in all these ways. Because the entire land has become defiled, I am punishing the people who live there. I will cause the land to vomit them out.” (Like the fish vomited Jonah?)

The land is defiled with hate, violence, lies, murder of babies, divorce, adultery, lust, materialism, selfishness, homosexuality, perversion, and how much more can it stand? In all this the church has been asleep. Now the storm is upon us. If God will hear our prayers as he did Nineveh, perhaps we can shorten out time in the belly. It’s up to us, the church, God’s people who paid the price for a ticket to Tarshish rather than following Jesus.

“The night watchmen found me as they made their rounds. They beat and bruised me and stripped off my veil, those watchmen on the walls.” (S. of S. 5:7)

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Are we awoke now?

Night Watcher #8 / 21 Days

75364021-1200px Do you see it now? I’ve been declaring this for weeks, the escalation of emotion, Jonah being thrown overboard into the sea of a perfect storm, the Democrat game plan, and yes, they are not innocent, but well aware of the fire they are intentionally setting! And now we have it in writing! The future laid out for us! And a 21 Day countdown to another escalation! White House Siege! Googling that should bring it up.

Of course none of the Democrat names are on the war plans. And it wouldn’t matter if they were. Things have been proven before, but they are above the law. I have seen this coming for months, but I am a watcher, only the blind or the guilty could deny it now.

Surely most Americans will not vote for the Party promoting violence to win. So Trump wins again. Then what? He cheated! They already are saying he cannot legally win! How can they know such a thing? And then our country explodes! Will Jonah be thrown overboard into the raging sea? What will it take to get control? Will we see martial law? Of course we will. Do we not see the hand writing on the wall?

Are you watching it build? Do you see this growing wave of hate, lies, and emotion? Are you prepared to soar above, or will you be caught in the tsunami? Will you be a part of it? In their eyes President Trump must not win at any cost, so if he wins, then the country must be so devastated that he will spend the next 4 years just trying to repair all the damage. Consider these quotes >

We will lay siege to the White House. And we will sustain for exactly 50 days.

…we’ll inspire a global movement of systematic change… A Global Spring… a cultural heave towards a true world order.

We will not let Trump steal the election.

A massive collective action of the sweetest kind of disobedience.

There is also something said about them ensuring a peaceful transition of power. What? The only transition of power they want is into their hands, and none of it has been peaceful so far! President Trump has been under attack from day one! And they are just waiting for Conservatives to retaliate. They know many people are going to be hurt and suffer in this fire they build, and yet they build it anyway?

Again, these groups claim they only intend peaceful protest, and yet somehow there has been much violence. These people know it will only take one little spark to ignite the explosion. I expect if something does not happen to cause it naturally, then they are prepared to light the flame intentionally. And if Trump wins, that is all the spark they need. But what if the Republicans did the same? What if we were threatening violence if Biden wins? How is it that one party is prone to this kind of behavior and there is no vast exodus from their ranks!? No being held to accountable? Yes…they are very sly with their words…careful to send out sparks…but never be the actual fire themself. They are so smart. They are so innocent. But truth always eventually wins. If not in this life, then the next. In the meantime, we suffer.

This must be more of the “good trouble” they keep promoting. “Sweet kind of disobedience”? But what is God telling you to do in this perfect storm, child of God? Do we not have a responsibility in all this? Abortion is still a horrible crime against humanity, and Planned Parenthood continues with blatant disregard to the truth. Most scientific biologist will tell you that life begins at conception! How ungodly, as a nation, we have become!

As followers of Christ what does all this mean for us? Does God still have a mission? As in the days of Noah, more and more violence breaking forth, the earth filled with violence! Again, the hand writing is on the wall! Can we be the peacemakers in such a great fire? But we are the HATERS! That is the lie they believe! Are you a HATER? Is it not so plain how the enemy has worked in all this? We’re not the violent! How are we the HATERS?

Jonathon Cahn has already had a huge prayer and repentance rally planned for D.C. area on September 26th. This has been planned for months! The White House Siege protest begins on September 17th. Both these groups will be in the same area, and how will this be portrayed by media?

The darkness grows…the darkness comes. There are those setting the flames for violence to fill our streets and martial law required! Surely you see it now! They claim Trump won illegally, and yet they are the ones actually trying to win illegally by threat of violence, and in plain sight for all to see! How has America become this? How has a party become this? How is a party able to get away with this? Our right to vote the way we want is under threat of “violence” by one party and one party alone!

I am a watcher and I will continue writing what I see, unless they shut me down, which wouldn’t surprise me a bit. Hopefully I’m too small for them to notice. But here again, one party wants to silence free speech! How can anyone not see this?

Our country is already on fire. The kindling is already set and burning. We have a date with destiny already planned. The perfect storm increases in its hate and Jonah is the target. The last word of the Old Testament is “curse”, and we are in it, if a revival does not sweep this nation and turn the hearts of people back towards God, and one another. What is the price we’re going to have to pay, like Jonah, before such a revival can happen?

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“A Small Footprint” #2

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Minimalism without contentment is just torment. 

Jesus taught the life of the small footprint. As a follower of Christ, and someone who left traditional church because of its materialistic ways, I am very confused by a lot of what I see among Progressives. I’m beginning to think it’s just talk. I’m beginning to think that as a 65 year old country boy who follows Jesus, I’m more minimalist and green than most these people constantly screaming “Go Green!”

What was that on the Mag-Mile in Chicago on Sunday night? Mass looting by a bunch of violent greedy people from 11:00 pm. till early morning? 13 Officers injured? 2 people shot? Over 100 arrested? Hundreds breaking windows and robbing stores and banks in a mass attack? What is the true “WHY” in all this?

I see a lot of violence, greed, and confusion. They call for defunding police at the same time their hand is on the phone hitting speed dial for 911 because someone is breaking in their house! Media screams not to send children back to school at the same time NYC is? I have become Alice in Wonderland! I’ve been swallowed by the Rabbit Hole!

It’s easy to say you want to be a minimalist while you still have a bunch of nice stuff. I heard a lot of people saying: “You don’t live in Chicago! Mind your own business! These people deserve to have nice stuff too!” Oh really? Wow.

“Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth.” (1st Tim. 6: 6)

The nature of “most” people is to want nice things. Personally, I think there is a lot to be said for seeking minimalism through the Spirit of God. True godliness with contentment is great gain. A fire is raging across this nation and many are not shouting about “color” as much as they are shouting they want “theirs”. But how do they want to get it? Hand outs? Special treatments? By way of hard work and wise consistent choices? Greed is not green.

I’m a watcher. I always have been. When I look at the fires raging I see a lot of discontent, contradiction, and ungodliness. No way will these people be happy even if more “special benefits” are given. They claim to just want a job and a chance. Well I got news, the jobs are out there even with Covid. I became a truck driver to earn money. It was hard work. There are lots of openings. My wife works for Cracker Barrel. They said they can’t get people to come back to work because unemployment is paying so well. My wife went back to work because that’s what honest hard working people do, even at age 62!

I see a bunch of hypocrites. Here’s a few tips. 1). Stay away from drugs. 2.) Don’t get drunk. Stay faithful and don’t sleep around! 3.) Stay honest. Don’t break laws! 4.) Educate yourself. Learn something! Become useful. 5.) Work hard. 6.) Be dependable and consistent. 7.) Prove yourself. 8.) Don’t be greedy! Seek a small footprint and be content! 9.) Seek wisdom. 10.) My own personal favorite: Love God and people! How can you say you love God and hate your brother?

I’ve watched a lot of people spend considerable money to buy a “Tiny House”. I didn’t know a small footprint had to be so expensive? But I’m waiting for the shows to come out about all the people who tried Tiny House living, and after 3 months were miserable! (And moved out.) These shows have not been allowed yet, but as a student of human nature, believe me they will come.

“Contentment”/ “Simplicity” is hard for a lot of people. They want things. It looks so good from the outside looking in, but once you’re in that tiny space and trying to find a place for the latest “thing” you’re craving? Those will be some very fun reality shows to watch.

Why is human nature so discontent? We always seem to want what we don’t have. When we finally get it, then it becomes old quickly and we want something else we don’t have. That is unless…you are a true minimalist. If you love simplicity and are truly content in small ways. How is it some of us have this and so many don’t? Who needs a mansion or fancy car with all the gadgets? What happened to the wisdom of less can be more?

Modern church has shot itself in the foot when it comes to materialism. What happened to “the Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want? Since I left the complex and shallow modern church system to seek simple church and early church ways, my life has grown spiritually more than I ever imagined. I love our simple church and the people I fellowship with in our home, and everywhere. We call it > CHURCH EVERYWHERE.

Be still my soul. Seek peace.

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God blesses those who work for peace, for they shall be called the children of God.

Finding your “Why”? #1 /God

936f717ef2b27bbf975776c3907e40e3--good-morning-coffee-morning-bed Imagine you’ve set yourself aside from the world and isolated yourself on a sailboat with all the coffee you could need and a good book. The sound of the water against the hull and the wind in the sails are your only distractions. You are surrounded by beauty and nature. You find your favorite reading spot, got your coffee in hand and now for the book! A real mind-twister! A murder mystery! A real “Who-Done-It”?

He was a rich man, found dead. In a high-rise building. Security cameras. No one had a clue, but there he was dead, shot through the head. His body lay on the floor along with the pool of his blood. The police were baffled and Detectives were called in; even an FBI Agent showed up.

No fingerprints. Somehow the cameras had been evaded. No clues had been found to follow. So what are they left with? There is one thing none of us can escape. One thing of utmost importance in every crime… “MOTIVE”! What could be the motive behind the act? The motivation driving the action?

It is human nature. It is how we function. We live and breathe by what motivates us, or a lack of motivation. Who might have a reason to murder this man? Our true MOTIVES can be hard to hide, but some do it well. We are especially good at hiding the truth from ourself, but not God. WHY might we want to hide our true MOTIVES even from ourself? Even from God if we could? And especially if we’ve murdered someone and don’t want to end up in jail! The “WHY’s” of our life can be very revealing, but also very helpful if we are wise enough to heed them.

As the investigation progresses, more than a few are found to have potential “MOTIVE” for the murder. Like I said, he was a rich man. A lot can happen climbing that ladder of success. So how to narrow down the suspects? Who has strong alibis and who do not? But still…no proof has been found and the police are baffled.

A few days later another man is shot dead in the same manner, and he worked in the same company as the first victim. He was even a suspect! The waters become murkier as the plot thickens, but there is one potential new clue. Both murder victims were shot dead at the exact same time! 10:44 p.m.! A coincidence? 

You lift your eyes from the pages of the book. Staring out at the horizon sparkling before you, you ponder the clues. Taking a slow sip of your coffee, you think, “Surely this 10:44 p.m. execution time is more than a coincidence, it is a clue to the motivation of the killer!” Congratulations, Sherlock! You’re on your way to solving the mystery! But what could it be? What is the evidence revealing about the MOTIVE of this executioner? What is the “WHY” in the mind of the killer?

Every good Detective, and every student of human nature always looks for a person’s MOTIVE. It is a basic element to understanding everything we do. What are the “WHY’s” in your own mind? A study of “WHY’s” is always very revealing, and can be very rewarding.

“The Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” (1st Samuel 16: 7b)

If the previous story sounds familiar, yes, it is some movie I saw some where, but it is proven fact we are driven by our motives. Our “WHY” factor. But do we take time to examine our “WHY” in any given target of our own personal living? The Lord does not see as mortals see! And WHY should we? Do we not have an immortal soul? WHY live in flesh rather than spirit?

As a person fascinated by human nature, the question of how we got here, and where we go after this, the subject of a “Creator”, and a supernatural spiritual world is big with me. And this brings me to the real MOTIVES behind this web of thought I have woven thus far >>>>>>>

“What is the real MOTIVE, or ‘WHY’ behind your Christianity?”

If you have read this far and now know the real subject of this series, will you honestly face the question, or run from it? And if you short-cut this question and give it a quick shallow answer simply to make your escape, then WHY? What is causing you to do that? What is the reason behind your action? What was the “reason” someone was murdering certain people at 10:44 p.m.! (There were more yet to die.)

We will examine some of the different MOTIVES that are being pushed from the pulpits these days, as to “WHY” someone should be motivated to follow Christ. That is basic Christianity in its purest form, Jesus speaking to us, “Follow Me.”

There is a new wine flowing that has challenged me to be more missionary in my Christianity, in my following of Jesus, because that is what Jesus did and taught. I now have a team of 3 people in this vision to use rescued dogs to rescue people who may have “issues” they need help with. If we succeed, this will be my missionary path into the lives of special people God will lead us to.

These dogs have been abandoned. We have too many abandoned dogs! If they find no home, they are “put down”. I believe the Spirit of God led me to a special lady who has been saving dogs and finding them homes out of the pure “LOVE” of her heart. MOTIVATION! We visited this “4 Legged Ranch” and met a few dogs they currently have. We would be a volunteer foster home and trainers for the dogs. Once the dog has healed of their issues, they are ready for a good home. This Dog Ranch never puts a dog down.

I went to meet this lady and check her MOTIVES, her “WHY” for doing what she does. The evidence I saw showed no sign of a “love for money” connected in any way, not even her helpers. This is a lot of work, sacrifice, and if anything a loss of money.

After enjoying the place for a spell, and getting to know her more, I said, “This is a ‘calling’ for you, isn’t it.” She smiled. “You’re certainly not doing it for the money,” I said, and both her and her helper broke into laughter.

So…this is the beginning of another series. In October you will likely be seeing dog pictures popping up here. These dogs will all have a story, and a future! We will work with them. Eventually we hope to use these dogs to help people who will also have a story and a future. But what is “our” story? What is the “WHY” of why we personally follow Christ? Is it because we want to be a “King’s Kid”? Or a Servant of Love? Hhmmm. Good question. Now we have the mystery of our own heart to solve. Should we get to know our own self?

Our Creator knows the answer in our heart. And if we have chosen Christ so we can “have our best life now”, well…it all depends on what you mean by that? Who are these prosperity churches when Jesus taught minimalism? He chose a donkey over a fancy stallion. I must admit, I really don’t understand you, or your churches.

I’m just beginning to search this mystery of spiritual motives. What was the “WHY” when you got baptized? Has your “WHY” changed over the years? “WHY” are you following Jesus? What is your “WHY”? And as His disciple, His follower, what do you see your holy task from Him to be? And “WHY” do you go to whatever type of Church you go to? Are they really challenging you to be all you can be for Christ? Or to have your own best life now? Is it all about YOU? Exactly what do those words mean?

“We need to know our “WHY’s” in life. This is a very good skill to develop in all we do, the asking of the question of what is my true “WHY” here? If I give that 10%, why am I giving it, really? Is it because I think I have to, like a law? Is it because I want more back than I am giving? Is it like a spiritual stock market? I’m giving more so I can have more? What are our true motives?

What is God’s “WHY” when it comes to His relationship with man and all He has instructed us to do? The Bible very plainly states it. God is very “upfront” about His “WHY’s”. He knows them well.

There is much we need to consider when it comes to “human nature”, “how we got here”, and “where are we going”? Let’s look deeper into the “WHY’s” of the mysteries of this life, together. May our compass read true.

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“Kill a man for his Words”/ Mike Adams/ Bernell Tremmell, and how many others?

7326378758_6998e8784a_b Sticks and stones may break your bones, but my words will never hurt you, so why did you murder me?

My words were too powerful for you?

What kind of evil, what kind of sicko, kills because of words? Are you unable to fight in the mental arena? So you pull a gun and shoot them dead? You will die like the animal you are one day. The snake will die a snake’s death! Until then, sleep well if you can.

News has been very slim concerning Mike Adams. Was I a fan of his? Certainly not. I never heard of him till he died and I heard he was very out spoken against Feminism. That got my attention, because I see the rise of Eve as the next great wave of power, and heaven help the church survive!

So when I heard this man was suddenly dead, and they did not say how, then I did download his book! “Feminist Say the Darndest Things”, and it was an eye-opener. Yes, he had enemies because of things he said, but as far as I know, he never tried to kill anybody! But my “opinion” is someone killed him, because today I learned he died of gun shot wound, but they were quick to add a neighbor said he had been under a lot of pressure lately, and acting erratic. Sounds like suicide? I don’t buy it. I got a bad feeling about this.

You see, like I said, I bought his book and this man was use to the hate he received on a daily basis. This latest pressure was nothing new for him. It probably was just more writing material. And he was just about to retire with a lot of money! Who kills themself before they go out and have a big time blowing the money? It makes no sense! Maybe after the money is gone, but not before! As I said, he lived his whole life with this kind of pressure, and laughed at it! Used it for writing material!

Our culture is turning into a people who would say Mike Adams got justice, he got what he deserved because his opinion was Hate Speech! But if that’s true, then we’re all in trouble folks. One side is shooting forth words and the other side answers with bullets! Again I ask, who are the HATERS? Who are the animals?

What about the black man Bernell Tremmell killed just this week? Where’s Black Lives Matters for him? Oh but he was a Trump supporter, and he also preached Jesus in front of his simple store, and someone shot him dead! He said words and someone answered with bullets! This is insane! Insanity lurks in our streets and invades our homes! There is no “honor” with these people, but as far as I’m concerned Bernell Tremmell died with honor, and will be honored forever! Bernell is in peace, while the animal that killed him still lives in torment.

I understand he also supported Black Lives Matter. But hate is a fire, a fever that does not reason! It HATES and it TAKES! So he was killed anyway, probably for supporting Trump or preaching Jesus! And if you live like an animal, you too will die like one! Maybe not today, but life is short, and God is not as slow as people think he is.

This is a sad day, America. A cancer fills our land. This is an ungodliness only spiritual healing can resolve, but the church seems to be fresh out of medicine, as she reminds us, “Be sure to vote!” Really? Is that the best you can do?

Earlier today I wrote a poem entitled: “Hate Justified”. I hope you check it out.

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“What is my human doing now? Preparing to rescue dogs?”

20190312_164705 I’m very worried about my human. I mean, I just got him trained right. When he walks by and I wag my tail just right, I can usually get a belly rub out of it. He knows how much I love my belly rubbed and patted. He takes me to the creek for a bath and swimming. I even let him drive my truck to get us there. He feeds me every morning and every night. He brushes me and it feels so good. He throws my football. I love chasing that football. He even cleans my poop from my yard! Can you believe that? His wife helped with that training.

But lately he’s been talking crazy! He thinks God speaks to him! He says we’re going to use rescued dogs to rescue people! We’re going to become a foster home for dogs and find people who need them! People the dogs can rescue from loneliness, bitterness, and hate!

I don’t know. It all sounds pretty crazy to me. He says we got to get the house finished up before winter, because once we bring other dogs in, we’ll be very busy! Other dogs? He says they need us. They were abandoned. Who would abandon a dog? I don’t know if I believe him? But if it is true, then how horrible! I would be lost without my special human. We are a pack! His wife, and her little Tinkerbell, a small white fluffy pomeranian that I accidentally step on sometimes. But she’s so small!

So I just had to enter his blog site and tell this story. Who better to tell dog stories, than a dog? If you’re familiar with this site you know how famous I am, because I’ve been in some of the pictures. Right? Yeah, you thought I looked familiar. Now you know why. My name is Shadow, and were about to embark on a great dog adventure for God! I think. But who are these unknown dogs that will enter my yard and my house? Do they expect me to share my human with them? I draw the line at sharing my food! No, sir! No food sharing.

So he’s working hard on the house again. I of course hold a supervisory position.

 20200717_124605 My work is never done.

My human will be sharing this site with me now, as new developments have suddenly created the need for a canine perspective. I don’t know what is coming. Who will these stray dogs be? I have never been abandoned. I do not know the pain of not being loved or wanted. So I will allow my human to bring them into my house, and we will see what stories there may be to tell. He told me that if God be willing, we launch in October. So I marked my calendar. And I’m making a sign that says, “Shadow’s Food. Stay out!” Hey, I’m just a dog. What do you expect? It takes a lot to keep a 100 pound Lab well fed. Now Tinkerbell on the other hand…

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A Sea Change coming.

“What I want in a Micro/House Church” #1

5883 What am I looking for in a Micro Church, a House Church, that I cannot find in our modern big church system? I want to explore that personal question in this series. It is the Sunday morning after 4th of July as I find myself in a quiet place and God moves me with these thoughts.

Yesterday was anything but quiet. Our house became a family festival with 4 grand kids, 3 of our own adult-kids and their spouses, my wife and I (the grandparents), and all the food and activities that were planned, including a slip and slide, obstacle course, and pinata full of candy to bust. We were mostly outside and it was hot, but we had a breeze and shade tree, and then a downpour rain eventually came as we were trying to bust the pinata with a plastic bat. It was not working. The rain kept pouring. Grandpa fetched his wood Samurai training sword. That worked. Candy scattered everywhere. Children dove in for the treasure. We were all soaked. LOL. Great fun and much chaos.

But now “the quiet”. I’m by my French Doors that look out into my bird sanctuary, and I hear singing. The house is empty. Just me and 2 dogs. My coffee is good. Bitter as usual. Waking me up and got me pondering. What kind of Micro Church am I looking for? Why do I think the House Church vision is a better way? What can the House Church do different, better?

I intend to approach this in 3 parts. 1.) The Leader/ Elder. 2.) The People/ Fellowship. 3.) The Vision/ Goals/ Description/ Format. (This will include a few personal peeves of mine concerning what I believe to be certain errors in our modern church ways. Important practices of the early church that we have changed.)

I’m writing this series in hopes that others in Indianapolis Indiana have started Micro Churches. Our Fellowship is still very small and I would be interested in connecting with other groups “if” we were of a similar vision. I would even consider joining such a group. But I’m not interested in big church cell groups. I’ve tried them before. It just isn’t the same thing. It still lacks what I’m looking for, the vision in me.

So…starting next article we will describe what I’m looking for in the “Leader” of such a group. Then we will look at “the People”, and then “the Vision/ Practice” of said group. Until then, ponder for yourself what you think a House Church should be, and how it should function.  Or if you think House Churches are not a good idea, then why did it work so well in powerful Rome? And why is it working so well in other countries today, many of whom have much more difficult circumstances than we do. I invite you to have an open mind to the coming articles and consider them as a real possibility.

Finally, if you are a Micro Church somewhere around Indianapolis Indiana, or you are someone looking for one, and you are willing to meet and talk, please leave a comment and we can arrange a meeting place. I very much enjoy fellowship and conversation around this subject.   We live in a day where we have a lot of communication and pass a lot of information, but we’re losing the simple pleasures of conversation.

I believe Micro Church/ House Church is here to stay. It may be the new wine skin with the new wine God is pouring out for these last days. The big churches don’t want to hear it, and yet look what has been forced upon them in the COVID. Is God forcing their hand? Trying to get their attention?

Our small Fellowship has been able to continue as we always have during this pandemic. We have watched the big churches struggle, stress, and scramble as they provide their “virtual” church services. Our Fellowship is still very up close and personal. But some people don’t want up close. And those people should definitely reexamine their Christianity to see if they are real. Real family is personal, and we all NEED it! For our own pleasure and good. Think about it.

A Prayer > “Father, make us REAL. In the name of your Son, Jesus, first born from the dead, I ask for an outpouring of “REAL” in your people today. Let us come out from the FAKE, and let us be REAL. Let us not be what we see so much of in the world, and it disgusts us. Let us not be what we are so disgusted by in others. By the power of your Holy Spirit make us TRUE, for that is the only way we can be so, is by your power alone. In Jesus name I ask these things, Amen.” (Be blessed and Highly favored, everyone; but don’t be spiritually unprepared.)

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“Adam & Eve & shades of grey” #1

20171117_161644 The rules of the game are changing…Sea Change… no more hiding in the grey, church…we enter the black and the white.

Eve is a true believer. She has been convinced. She has eaten of the knowledge of good and evil and believes she can do better…she is a better judge…let the goddess’s rise…it is their time!

Why am I speaking of sexism and genderism when everyone else is currently consumed with racism? I’ve always been a big picture kind of guy. Always looking up stream. Always looking down the road. Always seeking to hear God.

The rules of the chessboard are changing, but not for the church. Our rules were established by Christ 2,000 years ago and they do not change! Sooo…what happens now? The Catholic church is already under attack concerning Transgender and Homosexual issues that directly affect our faith! And our Bible! Will we be disarmed? Actually, it is not as much about the Word of God on paper pages, as it is the Word of God coming out of our mouth! If we are silenced, we have been in effect disarmed, because the Sword of John the Baptist and Jesus is different than that of Gideon, it comes out of our mouth!

Christians who have been hiding in a lot of grey are losing their cover! Will they follow Eve?

“But I fear that somehow your pure and undivided devotion to Christ will be corrupted, just as Eve was deceived by the cunning ways of the serpent. You happily put up with whatever anyone tells you, even if they preach a different Jesus than the one we preach, or a different kind of Spirit than the one you received, or a different kind of gospel than the one you believed.” (2nd Cor. 11: 3-4)

“The woman was convinced. (Gen. 3:6)

This is why I came out from among them. The modern church has been preaching a different Jesus, a different kind of Spirit, and a different kind of gospel than what the early church preached for some time now. It has been going on for too long. Judgement has come and the greys are fading away! It will be a season of black and white! Will Adam follow the woman he has allowed to go so far into the grey? Or will he make a different choice this time? For most, the choice has already been made. That is why we are where we are.

God is still saying, come out from among them my true people, come back to the old ways. The new rules are not for you. They never have been. They want to disarm you and send you hiding in caves of silence and defeat, caves of “no-light”, while the modern church once again loses the garden of God!

R-Evolution. The New Agers/ Gaia see it as the next evolution. It is a revolution of evolution! You either evolve or go extinct. Mother Nature at her best, choosing those who live and those who die. And this R-Evolution just happens to be represented by a 48 foot tall naked woman statue? Of which was displayed at “Burning Man Festival” in Black Rock Nevada! Of which the week long festival ends with the burning of a huge statue representing a man? This has been developing, growing, and going on for years?

This week long event draws “believers” from all over the world! I believe I read they allow 70,000 to attend, and they still turn many thousands away!

And what does it say that they wanted to set this symbol of woman across from the statue representing the foundations of our country? Our foundations are under attack more than ever before and there is no “grey” about it! The message is bold and plain and they are not ashamed! They are not ashamed to claim Socialism anymore! Just as that naked woman stands unashamed of her nakedness! This new Eve has overcome her shame of being naked! Eve has evolved! And Adam / the church is in big trouble, not only with Eve, but with God! The hand-writing is on the wall people. Open your eyes. Look up stream. Will you lay down your Sword? The Sword of the Lord and of John the Baptist? Make His ways straight?

This is a prophetic word, but I fear it is not seen soon enough. It has not come far enough in advance. Although I am sure there were those who declared and warned even as we allowed Eve to cross lines, and we men also crossed lines God has set, and now here we are. Check! How long before check-mate comes? You wanted to reign as kings now? Your kinghood is doomed! But God’s still looking for his true priests!

I wish I had a more “happy/positive/itching ear” message to give; but the only good thing about this message is for those who are willing to get back to the “Old Ways”. God can still save…God can still empower…and some will walk on water in the time of the flood. There is no time to waste. Find the Old Ways again. We are in a “Return”, as Jonathon Cahn has said. Return to the Father’s House all you prodigals, before it is too late.

Na8rinz

Teepee Blip #4

20200612_121219 It’s a grey, very windy, and chilly day today, but as I sat before the fire, the chilly wind striking the back of my neck, I suddenly broke into Praise! I was up and marching around the teepee singing… Rejoice in the Lord always! Again I say REJOICE!!! 

I was reading on a book about prayer when the Spirit of Rejoicing hit me! After it subsided I just had to grab my laptop and put out a “blip”! Too many Christians today no longer know how to fight their battles in Spirit! Some future walls of Jericho that the devil had planned for me, just came down! And no one will ever know! Because we prevented it! God sent warrior angels to pull the carpet out from under Satan’s feet before he got to do his dastardly deed!

The child is required to know these things. The child is required to believe these things. The child is required to live like this. The child is required to be simple enough to throw the oars overboard, drop the man-made motor to the ocean floor, and live by sails alone! The child is required to be in love with the sea, forsaking the land, to be the Soul Sailor he sees…in scripture…in the words of Christ…the child is required! Only the child rejoices in these things! Only the child loves living like this! Only the child sees the wisdom of it!

But the proud refuses to believe such things. They are wise. I am foolish. They are stressed and worried about many things. I am at peace. Outside forces change their inner world, but mine remains undisturbed. Because the child still lives at home in his Father’s House. He rejoices in his dependency upon God, while the proud seeks their independence, only to become a prodigal. Whereas the child is the true warrior, because there is no stronger force than child-like faith!

The fast and seeking of Spirit is going so well. I’m way out at sea now. Who knows what tonight might bring? I highly encourage all “children” of God to spend time with the Father in this way!

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“Vision Update” #5

So if this vision is correct, the old moon (church system) is setting and a new wine skin, represented by the night warrior in the sky, and I believe Gideon, is upon us. The circumstances of my hearing this sermon on the “Gideon Anointing” is unusual also, because it came from the pulpit of the church I left, after I left it! I would check in once in a while to see if the church had changed at all. They record their messages and very easy to hear over the Internet.

This was a day I felt led to check in, and I found the “old” Pastor, who had pastored the church for many years was preaching that day! The current Pastor was not. The title of the message immediately caught my ear. And God spoke many things to me as I listened that day and pondered the message in relationship to the vision I already had. As the old Pastor preached, I kept seeing Orion in the night sky.

But as many churches are prone to do these days, I was amazed at the things the Pastor left out in the Gideon story. (For example, God reducing the number of people. This is a main part of the Gideon story, but this large church needs the money of many people. (Is that why it was left out?)

He was also saying there is a Gideon anointing coming to the church, as if he were saying that particular church, or was he? Which was God saying? I saw it to be God’s people as a whole, and my experience at that church was anything but a Gideon anointing! And as further proof of that, at the end of his sermon he asked all those who wanted this anointing to stand. Now who would not stand at a time like that? Do you want people to think you’re not hungry for more of God? And if 90 % of the church immediately jumps to their feet, are you going to just sit there?

I imagine 99% of the congregation stood, claiming they wanted an anointing that would send them in battle against idols, cause them to be hated by most Christians, send them into a discomfort zone while reducing the size of their large congregation, as God did with Gideon, and sending them out against impossible odds.

Gideon also changed everything! He went against the status quo as I had done. (This church is very programmed.) The whole town got mad at him and wanted to kill him! So all these people stood for the Pastor to pray and they receive this Gideon anointing, as if it is that easy!!!

If any of them got it that day, then I guarantee you their life was vastly different the next day! The Gideon anointing requires great change! New priorities! And the spirit of a breaker! But I also guarantee you those people walked out of there that day, after standing and saying they “wanted” that anointing, and the preacher prayed for it, and they thought they could get it just that easy, and then nothing changed in them on Monday morning when they rose from bed, did not pray, and did all their usual stuff! This is the modern church and how it sickens me! And these are the Pastors who set up such scenarios to look good but have no real effect! God hates it!

But I was sitting at home listening to this message and having fulfilled almost every characteristic of Gideon. I was led to study Gideon again after that message, and I made a detailed list of everything the preacher left out and the “slant” or “spin” he had put on Gideon, and then offered it to the people in a two minute prayer.

This Gideon anointing is important to the vision God showed me, and likely the reason God made sure I heard the form my old church preached it. God knew the fire it would light in my belly and send me searching for the whole truth, every detail, because it connected to what was coming. That church that day got a watered down version that likely did nothing for them, except act as a flu shot keeping them from getting the real thing!

Yes… we are about to study Gideon, because it is part of this vision. As the light of the modern church has faded to a splinter of a moon, and the darkness has grown, there is a night sky warrior glowing brighter! He hates the idols of Baal, Ashtaroth, and Tammuz! Gideon did all his best work at night! He even took the idol of Baal down in the night! And then the people wanted to kill him in the day. The Gideon anointing is not about seeking popularity, it’s about a discomfort zone known as the battlefield with God.

We will study Gideon and how he relates to this new wine skin next episode, but lets end with this: “The end of all things is near. Therefore, be alert and sober minded so that you may pray.” (1st Peter 4:7)

Mike Evans in an article of “Friends of Zion” magazine, described “sober” as this: “The word “sober” in the Greek means to be calm, collected, good sense, good judgment, good wisdom, and level-headed in times of distress. The Spirit of God is saying to be sober. Don’t trust in the flesh. Be sober. Seek the face of God and love him passionately. Return to your first love; passionately love the Savior.” He went on to say: “America has an epidemic of backslidden churches, pastored by backslidden pastors who are drunk on their own wine, obsessed with success and numbers, who refuse to preach repentance or the cross.”

The Gideon anointing confronts churches worshiping idols. There is a Gideon in the night sky and God made him an important part of this vision. Get ready folks, the new wine skin does not set well with the Midianites Gideon faced. These were descendants of Abraham! These were family! But they were robbing God’s people because God’s people had fallen into idolatry! The book of judges in chapter six starts out with… “Then the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord. So the Lord delivered them into the hand of Midian for seven years, and the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel. Because of the Midianites, the children of Israel made for themselves the dens, the caves, and the strongholds which are in the mountains.”

Our “family” has played with Baal long enough. Many of us with a Gideon anointing has moved to dens, caves, and strongholds in the mountains. Gideon himself was found “at night”, at a “wine press”, secretly threshing wheat for food when the angel showed up and called him a mighty man of valor. Change is here! The new wine skin grows! The old one will burst open with great fear and confusion as they slaughter each other and flee in every direction. It will be the great falling away. There is much we need to know about Gideon and the 300!

orion-constellation-wall-mural Note the hour-glass shaped body.