“A Small Footprint” #1 / Microchurch

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Is there still an American dream? How have we gotten to such a place, that a significant number of our people no longer see America as the Land of Opportunity? They burn our Flag and Bibles. They add a pig to the mix to show their disgust. They set fire to our ancient foundations, those that have been proven by time, history, facts, stats, and God’s Word…but let it burn! Who are these people? Is this the definition of a Progressive?

I must admit, a lot of greedy and materialistic people live in America. For those who love money, the Capitalistic system is ideal. This new generation loves nature, and wants to leave a “small footprint” as they say. In this I agree with them. I am very much of this same nature. Jesus lived a life of the small footprint. I follow Christ, but the modern church seems to be lovers of material and money just like the world, and so…this new generation has no respect for them. Can you blame them?

I see it now. This hate and disgust is rooted in a righteous cause. If the church has become like the world, if there is no bright city upon a hill to inspire a righteous standard, then violence grows in many forms. Disgust grows in many forms.

Jesus warned against materialism and called us to be servants, but we would be kings. Kings do not desire a small footprint. Some of these preachers even have personal jets and live in mansions. Wow…Jesus rode a donkey. How is it a large portion of the American church fails to understand this? They cling to the Old Testament and reject the New. They desire New Testament grace, but refuse taking up their own cross!

Once upon a time, the American dream was mainly about Freedom, but as the church became more worldly, so has the world. Sounds odd, does it not? More and more the American dream became about money, and the Capitalistic system became the perfect vehicle for power and greed. It’s hard to reason with people who feel they have a righteous cause, even though they be not righteous themselves, nor in their methods.

Jesus warned us about greed and the love of money. He gave us an example of keeping things simple. I’m not a Progressive, but I left the modern church system for many of the same reasons Progressives now burn the American Flag and Bibles. I see no hope for America, unless the church gets back to what Jesus actually did and taught.

More greed and love of money will fill this land, and it makes some of us sick to our stomach to the point of disgust! God’s Word says a form of Elijah would return in the last days. Elijah had no interest in material things. He left a very small footprint. The Old Testament closed with this promise of a return of Elijah, and then came many years of silence… until John the Baptist…of the spirit of Elijah…living in the desert and leaving a small footprint…but also challenging the religious leaders and government of his time!

“Look, I am sending you the prophet Elijah before the great and dreadful day of the Lord arrives. His preaching will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers. Otherwise I will come and strike the land with a curse.” (Malachi 4: 5-6)

Is that a threat? Is God threatening us? Was it not Elijah who prayed for a curse upon the land in his time, and God granted it? Did not Elijah pray for no rain? Did he not pray for drought, leading to famine, no prosperity, and a curse? What would prosperity preachers say of this? Is not Elijah speaking to us again?

I think Micro church is also a form of getting back to the “small footprint” our Lord exemplified himself. I believe God’s Anointing is upon this new wine of simple ways. And if the church fails to wake up and listen to the message of Elijah and John the Baptist, then the curse continues, and it grows, until the church finally humbles itself once again, seeks God’s face, repents of her sin, and prays, like Jonah finally prayed.

Jonah was the source of the storm. These pagan sailors did not want to throw him overboard. They fought hard to save him. But the storm continued growing until they had no other choice but throw the prophet, the man of God, overboard, into the raging sea.

It is my hope and prayer that the new wine, missional movement, Micro church, is a return of a form of Elijah, and the Anointing that was upon him, and even the greater Anointing of our Lord. I hope we take this message to heart.

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“New World Coming” #1 / Bibles?

“In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1)

 Bibles burned in Portland? The American Flag and the Bible burning together! That should be no surprise to anyone. It was only a matter of time before their true hate would be revealed even more. “Once upon a time” the Bible and America were one, but the tug-of-war being waged between the New World and the Old rages on, and the Old is slowly sliding towards this New World in which the Bible, God’s Word, is not welcome! (At least not in its true form.)

Statistics show this once Christian nation is now Post-Christian. In other words, the Church is slowly losing the cultural tug-of-war, unless some new strength, some new wine, some new Anointing comes from somewhere. Do we have a plan, church? Or just more of the same. Maintain course. Maintain the slow slide. It usually accelerates towards the end.

When the New World comes, the Bible will be the most hated of all books, and will be considered the most dangerous of all books! Therefore, so will be Christians.

“So the Word became flesh and made his home among us.” (John 1:14a)

Modern Christian of today, do you understand that when Jesus said, “Follow Me”, that He was and is the Word, the Bible in flesh form? In other words, when we accepted the call to follow Christ, we were also accepting the call to follow the Bible, they are ONE.

In the same way as the Bible, in its true form, is not welcome in most Communistic countries, hence the underground church in China, it is not welcome in this New World coming. Where does that put us? In that fire pictured above?

The two pictures above are related. They are of the same spirit. I have written of the “Burning Man Event” in the Nevada desert. This same spirit of the New World coming pervades. What will be the role of the church in this New World? What will be your role as a Christian? Do we go underground? Do we end up 6 feet under, or raptured? Are we the wise or the foolish virgins?

I believe the easiest way to grow a new forest is simply keep setting fire to the old one until it all burns down. There is no great strategy here. Simply keep causing chaos, disruption, hate, and disorder until there is a “combustion point” and then grow a new forest out of the ashes of the old.

The Progessives no longer hide their true agenda. They have listed their goals. It is a Socialist agenda. That is the New World they want to grow, a Socialist and New Age religion agenda, and as they grow more angry, hate-filled, and desperate, they no longer care what they have to do to get it. They do not give pause to burning Bibles or our flag. These people are screaming out with the old and in with the new.

Is it really America’s fault that their life is so miserable, that they have it so bad, they want to burn it all down and start over? But this time, the Bible will have no part of its foundation. So what will be the foundation? Humanistic ideas. Man can do better than God. Man is god. Woman is god. And our Bible stands in direct opposition to the New World agenda. The Bible must burn!

Most Christians will probably ignore this Bible burning and excuse it as just a few people caught up in the emotion of the time. It’s not a serious thing, they will tell themself. But what if it is not just a few people? What if this small group is actually expressing the true feelings of a whole lot of people steadily growing in this country, and in this New World? Then what?

Hollywood is usually a pretty good picture of where we are going, after all, it is a major brain-washing and herd -manipulating machine. Pay close attention to what the new movies are cleverly seasoned with. Tell me it is just a small group of people.

“Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes, and harmless as doves.” (Matt. 10:16)

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“Of Doves & Demons” #2 / Microchurch.

 

 If they can silence us, we lose.

“But no one had the courage to speak favorably about him in public, for they were afraid of getting in trouble with the Jewish leaders.” (John 7:13)

Courage/ Fear/ Leaders. I see 3 main elements in that scripture, and we have the same 3 today. I see a scripture saying there was a “lack” of courage, an “abundance” of fear, and a group of “evil” leaders. Human nature never changes, therefore, history always repeats. But where is wisdom in this? It is strangely missing.

I keep hearing a phrase today: “Good Trouble”. Has anyone written up the boundary lines of just exactly what that is? When someone puts a Pro-Trump sticker on their bumper and then their car is mysteriously beaten with a baseball bat, or keyed, is that good trouble? When a simple man stands outside his own store and preaches Jesus, but he is suddenly shot dead, is that good trouble? When stores are “looted” by protesters/ rioters, is that called good trouble? It use to be called “criminal”! When buildings are set fire it use to be called “arson”. But now it’s good trouble? When media constantly twist the truth, in other words, they lie. Is that the new good? When churches are set fire, statues violently torn down, people cursed out and threatened, guns pulled on people setting in their car, or risking a nation’s election for the sake of your personal gain, is that good trouble?

Followers of Christ, it is not wrong to be afraid because the threat is very real, but we must not be silent! Silence crucified our Lord!

The evil leaders used lies, money, and threats to stir up an illusion of HATE, because people of dishonor can be manipulated. Hate then causes fear because the “HATERS” will attack you, whether by word/tongue, or even physically attack you or your possessions. The threat is very real, and the fear too, but what of courage? Please allow me to point out, we are not called to courage alone… but to courage & wisdom!

“Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves.” (Matt. 10:16)

In warfare it is well said, “Know thy enemy”. The snake is our enemy. Do you know how to stop a snake? Be the eagle! They that wait upon the Lord! The Anointing!

Here’s some spiritual wisdom. It is very foolish to have departed from the ways of our Lord. Somehow, while asking the question: What Would Jesus Do?”, we forgot to ask “What DID Jesus do?” Our modern church system is not what Jesus, nor the Apostles, nor the early church fathers DID, and we have lost the Anointing. Lets get it back! If not in mass, then in micro! If not as a whole, then as a person! As in personally! It can start with you and I.

I believe Jesus is taking his church back to the beginning, back to Pre-Constantine time, and that is why the gates of hell will not prevail against her! And in the book of Acts you see the very large church of Jerusalem being shaken like a salt shaker and people going forth! Going forth to saturate the land! Fill the communities! And become HARD TO TARGET!

Eagles are hard for snakes to target. Eagles live in the high places, not the low. Eagles have the advantage of the high ground, even unto the sky. They swoop down from above and then disappear. They live in pairs, and raise their children to also be eagles. They work as a team.

Elijah was an eagle. The Bible says Elijah will show up again, in the last days. He was hard to target! He would sweep in, declare a thing, or do a thing, and disappear! He was a man just like us, but also a man of great prayer, and he was Anointed! He had a mantle, a covering from God! We must be of great prayer too!

The snake uses silence to attack their enemy with that forked tongue. The snake creeps up on its prey by way of silence, flipping that forked tongue all the way, smelling its way along. Once they are close enough, then comes the fangs and poison. They know that words truly are mightier than any man-made sword or gun or bomb. They must frighten us into silence in order to win. It is basic snake strategy. The scriptures show they did it to Jesus. The enemy does not change his tactics because he knows this works! We see it all over the world, evil leaders using fear to maintain their power, or gain power. They sensor the airwaves. They control speech. No freedom of speech. SILENT! Or else.

The Jerusalem church was very easy to target. That church was God’s launching pad for his Gospel rocket, but was never meant to be the plan once space was achieved. It was a launching pad of great power and force to go forth and saturate the earth, but it also took persecution to get the people to see God’s big picture. Have we lost sight of the big picture? It is human nature. So God shook the shaker sending them forth, and they were not silent!

Jesus kept it simple and real. Why have we turned church into a “building” and a repeating “program”? But if we learn from the wolves we as sheep have been sent into, we would know that a wolf pack is small enough to be hard to target, and yet big enough to still be deadly in its effect.

I truly believe Micro church is the new wine and new wine skin. The persecution is coming and it’s just a matter of time. The sooner each of us get back to doing what Jesus actually DID, the better off we will be. The sooner each of us get back to simply “following Jesus”, the better off each of us will be. For we will receive a wisdom of how to be truly effective in our day.

Elisha had asked for a double-portion of the Anointing. Elijah said he had asked for a hard thing, but when Elisha took up Elijah’s mantle, he shouted, Where is the God of Elijah? And God answered!

Jesus said, “Follow Me.”

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“Hate on Display”/ Bullying

7326378758_6998e8784a_b Yesterday’s “Hearing?” inquisition on AG Barr was painful to watch! Who are the Haters? Yesterday it was plainly revealed for the world to see.

Hate has become a topic at this site. Do not confuse this articles and other recent articles as politics, because it is not. But somebody keeps putting their gun-sights, the cross-hairs of their scope on my head so they can shoot bullets called Hate Speech! And believe me, there is no lack of examples of Hate to draw on, of which the Democrats plainly showed their colors before the whole world, just yesterday! O.M.G.! I can’t believe how bad it was! It made my skin crawl! But what a gift they have given all seekers of truth! You can no longer claim you did not know.

No wonder nothing gets done in D.C.. It’s full of Hate and bullying! I can still see in my mind one of the female Democrats yelling at AG Barr, words along this line, (not exact quote), YOU’RE MAKING ME MAD, MR. BARR! STOP INTERRUPTING ME! And all the man was trying to do was answer the questions she asked! What in the world? Such HATE, anger, and bullying on display! Who are these children? Who are these Haters and bullies? How do they get elected? I thought being a “bully” was one of our greatest lessons we try to teach our children not to do, and yet our Democrat (Leaders?) put on such a display as this? Please cover your children’s eyes and ears!

They have given all the video proof needed that they are GUILTY as charged! They are kings with no clothes, but too many people are afraid to say so! Because the Left has guns! And lies! Lies shouted from the media they own! Verbal assassination! And if that don’t work, then gun-shot assassination. No wonder their is so much fear. When you see that kind of HATE, a “normal” person will experience fear! (And they know it.)

These are the people who keep putting me in their gun-sights for verbal assassination, because I believe the BIBLE. Because I try to live by BIBLICAL principals. Principals I force on no one! But only want to be able to answer their questions! Questions they themselves ask! And yet, like AG Barr, we are shouted down! And if that don’t work, we better keep our heads low because more HATE is coming our way! In the form of real bullets! Destruction of our businesses, threats to our families, and bullets! (From guns the Left don’t believe in! Or so they say. Liars! Hypocrites!)

We all need to cool our heels! Everyone needs to take a chill pill! We’re about to blow! If this election shows any kind of signs of fraud, sabotage, or cheating in any form, all hell is going to break loose! And what I fear just as much, what I see coming is what we call REVENGE!

The Dems I saw on display yesterday, they don’t just want to win, they don’t just want the power back, but they want REVENGE! The HATE that was on display for the whole world to see was seething!

As HATE became a subject at this site, I chose to use a picture of a jungle cat snarling. You see the hate in those eyes! You see the fangs ready to devour! And you see that long tongue hanging out there! We are being set on fire with those lying tongues! And that is their plan. We are the manipulated masses. They prove the Bible true everyday.

“In the same way, the tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches. But a tiny spark can set a great forest on fire. And the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your whole entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself.” (James 3: 5-6)

The HATE I saw on display will stop at nothing short of revenge, and if so, then America will burn, we will be on fire, and you have to ask the question, “Is that what they actually want?” It is “the” legitimate question.

If tearing down what America has always been is their goal, to destroy a nation that was built on a Biblical foundation, then yes, that would be their logical goal. What better way to regrow a forest than burn it down? It only makes sense. And who will burn the most in this fire? Not those in their Ivory Towers. Us little people are the wood for their campfire to enjoy. They will enjoy s’mores while we burn!

I have not gone down this road with this blog site easily. I believe Jesus would have voted, and would have shared opinions when asked, even given advice, but he never became political! His focus was the Kingdom of God. It has always been my desire to do the same, and so when I began writing these recent articles about Mike Adams and Bernell Trammell, I was worried if I was becoming political? I almost backed away, but then I realized I’m not targeting politics, I’m targeting HATE! And TRUTH! And Jesus did the same!

ANYONE, who displays HATE like an animal is subject to exposure on this site. Everyone has a right to their “opinion” and the freedom to speak it. When you force silence on someone against their own will, you have become the animal! When you ask questions and then gag the person trying to answer, you have become the HATE-FILLED insane!

Jesus was murdered because of the HATE of the religious Jewish leaders at that time. He threatened their positions of power with truth. He was exposing them. He wasn’t afraid to call them the naked kings they were, so they HATED him. They even bribed people in the crowd, paid them with MONEY! To shout, “Let Barrabas go!” But crucify Christ! Jesus, who was innocent! Jesus, who had done nothing but heal them, feed them, teach them, and love them! He told them the TRUTH! And for that he was HATED by haters of truth.

But Barrabas, who was guilty as sin, got set free because of HATE in powerful places! The guilty go free and the innocent are executed! That is what I saw on full display yesterday! And can anyone deny it? If you can, then you have a hate-filled lying tongue too. You are that jungle cat ready to pounce and devour the innocent. I saw pure evil on display yesterday, and total lack of any kind of good manners, or common decency. Is that what you teach your children?

No one is perfect. I’m not saying there are not things needing to be changed and improved. But this HATE ready to kill, steal, and destroy is Satanic! We have crossed a line! Can we get it back? Not if people like I saw yesterday have their way. How can anyone vote for such people? Are you blind? Have you no eyes? Have you no ears? But you are bribed with promise of easy MONEY? Positions of power? You are the evil, the cancer of our culture.

I was pleased to hear that the execution/murder of Bernell Trammell is getting some national attention, and even the Feds may look into it. We are not the HATERS. YOU ARE! And yesterday proved it. You want to see America burn. Your tongues are the fires by which it is being lit! You HATERS prove the Word of God true everyday! And you HATE that! You make me believe God’s Word even more! Yes, you do not want me in your New World. I am not of your world.

Beware people. I don’t see any kind of normal hate here. This will not stop with them winning. It will only stop with revenge. We should fear such a thing. What we need now is not a “Tipping Point”, but a “Turning Point”. Are we too far gone?

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A Final Word on Mike Adams?

BLOG-16-05-2017-2 So this is it. Murdered by harassment. Wow. He was under such pressure and hate that he was murdered by suicide. This is the hate of the Left, but no one will cry out for fear they end up like Mike Adams. The haters really do have the power, and it has always been so on planet earth when the church fails to hold the standard. When the salt fails, you get more and more decay, hate, violence, and death. The New World cometh.

So a man like Mike Adams had no security cameras at his home? Hard to believe. Maybe he wasn’t as smart as I would have thought. And these cameras show nothing? Are they blank? They did not show his suicide? Strange behavior? Nothing? No hint of anything? No close friends doubting this conclusion? He spoke of no plans with the money he was about to get? And his family has no remarks? No questions? Wow. The silence is deafening.

So if he murdered himself due to the pressures of hate and harassment, then those Haters are guilty of murder just as much as a cyberbully would be. Right? I mean, not guilty by law, perhaps, but by Spirit. However, before you Haters celebrate too much, karma’s gonna get you for that. You would say bad karma got Mike, but his hate does not justify your hate either. Tell yourself your hands are clean as much as you want, but karma is a tough dude to fool. Your karma comes. Good luck with that.

Based on the little information we’ve been given, compared to the ample motivations of people hating him, I am surprised this would not be deemed highly suspect? In my own mind, the death of Mike Adams is being swept under the carpet as quickly as possible, while I am sure there are many who are actually celebrating. What might they call such a party? A Hate Party? A celebration of death party? Hhmmm. How many might there be? Your hate, my hate; it’s a wonderful life. But again, karma cometh.

Well, if no one sees a problem here, if no one decides to pull the carpet back and give that very large and obvious lump a second look, then I guess it’s over. Another win for the Left. Good shot, Somebody. A 3 pointer? Is anyone keeping score? Who’s ahead? I’d call this a win for the Left. Move on folks, there’s nothing to see here.

Personally, I don’t have a horse in this race. Us Haters crucified my Horse many years ago, but he didn’t stay dead. Now I run a different race. But it will be interesting to watch if Mike stays dead, or someone resurrects him and his words. You can’t kill him twice. Dead is dead. I know I downloaded one of his books. It’s been very interesting.

I only ventured into this event because Mike Adams was so hated due to his words and beliefs, that as a follower of Christ, I felt a kindred spirit, and also Bernell Trammell we continue hearing nothing about. I have written much in previous articles about the rise of Eve. Her day is coming! But I would like to make one personal clarification.

My concern is “the Church”. That’s my Horse. The world is gonna do what the world is gonna do. I’m sure we’ll even have a womxn President someday. And when that happens I hope she does an excellent job. But the church itself is to run by a different standard than the world, and when the world finally gets around to coming down full-fire on her beliefs, like someone did on Bernell Trammell, that’s the day I likely die and get swept under the carpet. I can live with that. And I will live, and I’ll be back, just like Jesus and Bernell. Just say’n.

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R-Evolution?

Wake up people, this wave is rolling, and it plans to roll over anyone in her way!

“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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“Hate Justified”/ Prophetic Poetry

7326378758_6998e8784a_b “HATE JUSTIFIED”

Why is your HATE justified, but not mine?

Why is your crime righteous, but not mine?

You’re not perfect and neither am I,

But He was!

So they stirred up HATE!

“They HATE me without a cause,” He still says!

Is it true?

With enough HATE I will even crucify “perfection”!

 

“I” will justify anything if “I” get what “I” WANT.

My group, your group. My tribe, your tribe. My right, your right.

First divide… Then HATE… Then chaos… 

Watch “us” burn and fall! But who’s behind it all?

Certainly not “us”!

We are the manipulated! The unthinking herd they say we are.

We prove them right!

 

HATE takes.

It does not think!

HATE takes by lies…HATE takes by force…HATE does not care.

There is no truth, logic, or reasoning…HATE takes!

It’s a fire! It’s a heat! It does not think! It does not hear!

So what chance have we? Flawed as we are!

There is none good! None but One!

And we HATED Him!

We the herd, manipulated again!

Aha! Aha! My eyes have seen it! We said we said!

Yes… so we said the day we crucified even, the Perfect One.

So what chance have “I”, in your “I”s?

 

We cannot touch “Him” now.

But we have His children, and His Words!

Aha! Aha! My eyes have seen it! We say! We say!

 But you lie…you lie.

You HATE. You HATE.

You’re the HATER, and how do you stand it?

Shed your skin again?

You’re a walking skeleton, a whited sepulcher!

 

 I have peace. Peace enough to share, if only…

I have a garden, with fruit enough to share…if only…

I am not the misled throngs,

I traded my HATE for the Song of Songs!

 

But they only love “THEIR OWN”.

Your group, my group. Your tribe, my tribe. Let us divide.

Such violence spilling over, kills its own kind!

Join us and we will HATE the others! We destroy OURSELVES together!

But in the end, the real enemy steps forth claiming all we lost.

The Garden lost again.

He smiles in delight…feeling so wise.

“How simple it was, really,” he says. “Like animals in a jungle.”

Is he from China? One can’t help but wonder. But actually, he’s from way under.

From the bowels of deep darkness below, this way of HATE he surely knows.

And the rhyme starts over…the circle spins…repeat, repeat, until the end.

And then? All the HATE will be judged by “THE ONE”.

The One who is HATED without a cause.

Yes…I am guilty of HATE speech, way back then, and so are we all!

“Crucify Him!” we said.

Can we forgive, to be forgiven?

But then, that requires “reasoning together”.

HATE is too hot for reasoning. That’s why it works!

And they know it, but do not care, and do not believe the Perfect One.

God’s Holy Word.

Lovers of darkness, more than light. Lovers of jungle, more than garden. Lovers of chaos and HATE, more than peace. Lovers of snakes, more than a bird of song.

Choose you this day, which are you? 

The Garden? Or the jungle? A gardener, or destroyer?

Gardeners bring forth life. We sing the Garden Song. 

The Song of all Songs!

Salvation If this looks like defeat to you, you will never know the Garden Song.

And you will never know why Satan has already lost.

The true Garden has been restored, never to be lost again!

Many many song birds sing in God’s Garden.

It’s a beautiful thing.

“Catching Lightning in a Bottle”

20200719_073640 I’m 75 pages into this book. Snow is very easy to like and feel sorry for at this stage of the game. But he wants to climb the ladder of success, and the ladder is evil. What shall he do? Can one climb such a ladder and not become evil too?

One strong point of the Hunger Games is catching Lightning in a bottle. What is the mystical magic of what causes an individual to become the Lightning Rod of a Sea Change? First of all, perhaps there is a need? Perhaps this need has existed for a while. The people who are most affected by this need are looking for an answer, a way to solve this “lack”, this “pain”, this “discomfort”, this “evil” in their life. But who has the answer? Many may try and fail, but then somehow…unexplainably perhaps…mysteriously… an odd combination of events…chemistry…personality…talents…right place, right time… and it happens! Magic! Lightning in a bottle! And that person, or people, now become Lightning Rods of a chemical chain reaction taking place…if they do not abort!

Many visions have been aborted by their parent when things got a little too rough, scary, chaotic, or unpredictable. Where is this going? Where is this taking us? This wave? How big might it grow? Can we ride this thing? Should we ride it?

But sometimes the need is so great, a line has been crossed, and the wave must be ridden. And if there is no Lightning Rod willing to pay that price, then it is tragic, as the wave fails and the need returns even greater than before. Jesus became our Lightning Rod on the cross that day. Peter aborted the mission, but Jesus still rescued him and he became such a lightning rod too.

I’m still talking Hunger Games, of course; and I’m still talking Brian Sanders and his book/church > “UNDERGROUND CHURCH”. For me, his book has been Lightning in a bottle. I’m so glad he and his people have not aborted the mission of Christ. I’ve read 73% of his book now and continue being inspired!

There is a need. This need has been growing for some time, and someone like myself who actually got desperate enough to leave the modern church system and start a small fellowship of our own, has been looking for others. We know they are out there. And we know someone may already be doing what we’re searching for. Brian Sander’s book is meeting a real spiritual need in my life, and at a very good time.

The world is changing, folks, have you noticed? And there are major forces out there, who would love to see the “true” church die. This new breed of church, which is actually very old, as in the beginning, is like the Jabberjay who became the Mockingjay. Rather than die, it transformed! The Jabberjay became the Mockingjay! It did not die as expected. It did not die as hoped for by the rich and powerful of Panem! But it bred with the Mockingbird, producing many babies! It adapted to its new environment and multiplied! It became the Mockingjay! And Panem hated it! It became a symbol for the defeat of Panem and rebellion against the horrible Hunger Games.

The hunger Jesus gives is a hunger that actually satisfies. In other words, it brings peace, contentment, and fulfillment. It’s one of those Biblical paradoxes only a supernatural God can do. These modern churches with their materialistic preaching only causes more hunger. It does not teach our people to want less, but to want more! Live like a king! You’re a king’s kid! But Jesus taught us to be the servant. And to become “disciples” of his ways. I don’t see an earthly mansion or sports car on our Lord’s “to do” list. Our worldy Panem church hates it when the Mockingjay sounds off. They hate its song, and they hate its survival. They do not want to hear our message, nor search the scriptures to see if it may be true. They want to continue in Panem. Jesus would have been in the Districts. He did go to the Districts! Is there not a cause? Is there not a need? But there will always be a King Saul who both loves and also desires to kill, the “Davids” of our world.

If your church does not SERVE money and programs, then I’m not likely talking about your church. But there are those of us who hunger for the early church ways the Apostles planted. Not the church that grew in Jerusalem at Pentecost, but the form of church that scattered forth, went forth from there. Some of us believe that is the church we need to return to, and the destination God has for us in these last days.

I’ve not met Brian Sanders and have not experienced his ministry. I’ve only read his book. I live in Indiana and evidently this all is taking place in Tampa Bay area. But I don’t need Brian personally to experience the magic of God’s Lightning! I simply need a true path that meets my personal spiritual need! And now I become a spark, an ember, that has sparked off of his fire, and I begin to do something here in Indiana. I have high hopes for it.

Unless I ever connect with the UNDERGROUND CHURCH personally, it is likely I will never be a copy of his ministry, but at least I’ve found light leading out of this growing darkness! And I can do something with that. I can do something Jesus is laying on my heart. Because we are a priesthood in the earth. We are all anointed of Christ to be a family of priests! And to lay aside our royalty for a time, our ability to seek luxuries and blessings, even as our Lord did, and follow Him into the Districts!

This is my pleasure to do. Our modern church system is losing this country. Saving our way of life through voting will only buy us so much time, if we continue losing hearts. The true church is about the transformation of hearts. A society filled with the ways of Christ will be a blessed country. And if not, then ever growing darkness and violence is upon us.

I don’t know about you, but I love the Katniss/ Mockingjay character. She’s honest, honorable, and strong. The world around her has an evil that ought not be, but so far she has been one of the lucky ones, surviving day by day, taking care of her own family, right? But then this evil finally touches one of hers, and she knows her little sister will be slaughtered in that arena. Yes, slaughtered. And she just can’t stand the thought! This day the evil has crossed a personal line with her, and do or die this evil shall be faced! Game On!!! She will not watch her little sister slaughtered by this evil machine. If it ever happens, she will be dead first.

(I have much more to say on all of this. I feel on fire! I hope you do too!)

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SEA CHANGE!

“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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“Simply Jesus”/ Prophetic Poetry

20190824_141511 “Simply Jesus”

His words were simple: “Follow Me.”

A love for simplicity.

Trappings, trappings all around! Fig leaves, fig leaves on the ground!

Trapped in the trappings of our modern ways!

Complexity of Christianity!

What happened to His simple words?

Shed the fig leaves to the ground!

Scatter the money all around!

Throw the programs to the wind!

Make things simple once again!

Come Holy Spirit, fix my heart.

Where is the simplicity? For this certainly is not.

Trappings of complexity. Trappings of Christianity.

Come out my people.

Come to the still waters, my green pastures, my paths of righteousness.

My simple ways.

“Follow Me.”

My peace.

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