“What I want in a Micro/Simple Church” #3

9021 I have taken a pause before continuing this subject. A Fellowship member actually asked me if there was a reason that I had not published in a few days? The simple answer is “Yes”.

I mentioned last article that I had downloaded 6 books related to this new move of God. I have been searching the oceans for the Sea Change. I have known it is out there. I have known its wave is coming. God told me so. I have wanted to be a part of it, and so much so that we left the traditional church 3 years ago to begin searching and implementing our own version of it as best we could. But that has not kept me from searching for someone who already has it going. Someone of a like-mind as to what I have heard from God. And I believe I have finally found one! And it’s already helped me form our next big step!

I have 2 books I’m reading like crazy trying to get it all in me, and I already know this blog site will soon be reflecting our revelation in a greater way. One is a book entirely on “Elijah”, by A. W. Pink. It has been so excellent so far. But the other book is actually about a different form of doing church right here in the United States, and it has been already functioning and tested for ten years! I’ve read 50% of the book and highly recommend it! I have great expectations for the next 50%, too! I actually had to force myself to write this today, so as to be faithful to such readers as there may be. So I will end this article with what I look for in a Micro Church leader, but first I want to tell you a little about this book.

“UNDERGROUND CHURCH”, by Brian Sanders. I’m not going to try and explain much about their ministry, at least not yet, his book is so worthy of reading for yourself. They are located in Tampa Bay Florida area. At the time of the book writing, they had a little over 200 Micro Churches doing all kinds of different ministries in the name of Jesus! They are very “MISSION” oriented. And as I read the book, not even half way through at the time, maybe there is an anointing on this book, but I suddenly was literally led by God into an “encounter” that has shown me the outreach/mission ministry our small Micro Church needs to start! I have been praying for this for months! Suddenly, BREAK-THROUGH!

This micro group outreach and community “inreach” will also provide many exciting and interesting stories for future writings. I’m looking so forward to it! I’m hoping we can launch no later than October. All I feel free to say at this point is, it involves rescued dogs! So if you love dogs, you can expect our future here to involve stories and dog pictures of rescued dogs that will be used to rescue people in need! That is the dream. I believe God has given me the structure for how this would work. I can hardly wait to launch this, but first there are preparations to make, and we are on it!

So now… I must curb my enthusiasm just a little bit, so I can write a little on what I’m looking for in Micro Church Leadership. Here’s a few quick thoughts, the man I’m looking for, and the man I want to be myself, must be honest, true, kind, peaceful, and a love for simplicity. He is very naturally simple and deep, and not what we see so much of today, not complex and shallow. Oh! and no money seeker! No lover of money! Living high on the world’s hog! God will provide! Let your moderation be known!

Of course he must be “called” of God, and because he is open and available, it is easy to examine his life and see if he is or not. He loves the pure Word of God. He teaches exactly what is written, and the whole Word of God, not just his favorite parts. He is not afraid to be open-minded and have respectful conversations with all peoples, but he has an ability to share what God hath said without disrespecting sincere people. His words are graced with God’s love. The sword of the Lord must always be carried in a sheath of love.

He understands holiness without being judgmental. He has enthusiasm! A fire in his belly! A youthfulness and energy! He believes in pursuing God dreams! And as Brian Sanders put it in his book, his head is in the clouds, but his feet are in the fire! Yes!!!

There is much I could say here, of course, but the main thing is it is obvious to one and all God has called this person to a God-given assignment, now what is that assignment? Let’s figure it out and make it happen! For God’s glory!

Of course God’s Word gives us a description of qualifications. 2nd Timothy is excellent on this. It speaks of in a great house there are vessels of gold and silver, vessels of honor, and vessels not so honorable. The whole book is great on this subject. It speaks of the last days and how many will no longer desire the true Word of God. And 1st Timothy has a very detailed description of Eldership/Bishop qualifications in chapter 3.

I was going to say more on this subject, but it really is so basic and simple. It’s a matter of really knowing each other and promoting each of us into our obvious callings of God. I’m going to leave this subject at that and also repeat again, both 1st and 2nd Timothy are excellent of this.

Now just before I end, as I have been also reading the book on Elijah, one thing I have found myself pondering is how Elijah was actually praying for a severe drought! He was praying for poverty and hunger! The man of God, called of God, was praying for God’s hand of blessing to lift from the people of God! And he knew what he was praying would bring hardship and suffering on one and all, including himself!

He was praying for suffering, lack, hunger, poverty, judgment, hardship, even death on God’s people! Are we to seek the curses? Do you do that? Are we in such a time today? Can you picture praying for such a thing to come on yourself and all around you? This is certainly not what you hear megachurches teaching. Are the days of Elijah coming again? Dare we pray for such things? Are we selfless enough to do what’s best no matter the cost? Has someone already been praying it? Has it already begun happening? Have you ever seen such a time? And it is only beginning!

We will end here for now, with much still to think about, as I continue being excited about our future. Our micro group has always been dog-friendly from the very beginning, and now it appears we may be going to be even more so. Maybe God was giving us a sign! Praise God! Seek and save that which is lost!

“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 and Eve” #2

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You can’t win a race like this.

We’ve crossed a line and don’t know how to get back. You see… Eve is a true believer. Gaia has her true believers. Here’s a quote from C.S. Lewis that says it well:

“Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber barons’ cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

Does the Creator need to explain to His creation why He chooses a certain design? I think not. It might even be that the explanation is there, but we’re blind to it, or don’t want to hear it, but the Creator decides, not the creation.

Why did God put the male in charge directly under him? I don’t know. Perhaps the tree was the test. Perhaps the fact that the snake was able to make a “true believer” out of Eve, but not Adam, perhaps that was the deciding factor. Adam failed because of love, his love for Eve, but it says Eve was actually deceived, fooled, convinced.

“You won’t die!” the serpent replied to the woman. “God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.” The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it.” (Gen. 3: 4-6)

Eve then gave to Adam. The world changed at that point and God had to establish order. Our God is a God of peace and order. There has to be structure in order to have order. Take a public school for example. The structure of authority runs from the School Board, down to the Principal, whether male or female, and then the teachers, and then the children. There has to be a structured and recognized line of authority for peace and order to thrive. God chose man and Eve does not want to hear that. Gaia plans to overthrow that.

1st Corinthians 14: 33 > “For God is not a God of disorder but of peace, as in all the meetings of God’s holy people.”  (Vrs 40) “But be sure that everything is done properly and in order.”

According to mythology, Uranus became the husband of Gaia. She then gave birth to the 12 Titans. Uranus decided to imprison the 12 in the underworld. Rather than submit to her husband’s decision, she encouraged the children to overthrow him. They did. Uranus died. Cronus became the lead God, and the Romans consider those years of the 12 Titans to be a golden age. They actually were disappointed after Cronus was overthrown by his own son, Zeus. This is the spirit filling our earth and growing every day.

Eve wanted more. She was not satisfied with what God had provided. The allure of wisdom and the chance to be as God was too much for her. She believed. She wanted. She went for it. Adam followed. They both lost everything.

Now Adam is losing the church. This is the garden God put man in charge of at Pentecost. Not many women are Pastors “YET”, but it is growing. However, Eve is about much more than that. Eve is about her “BEAUTY”. These gods and goddesses go all the way back to Baal and Ashoreth, the wife of Baal. Gaia, in one form or another, is still of the spirit of all the goddesses, sexuality, beauty, lust, riches, jewelry, Victoria’s Secret, and so on. When the Bible speaks of Baal and Ashoreth (the Queen of Heaven), the fertility gods were always about lots of power, riches, and sex!

Now Pastors…you know modesty has been lost in modern church and spirits of lust are tormenting most of your men. I know, because I was one of them. It wasn’t till I left the church that I was surprised to find those lustful forces fading, as I sought more of the Holy Spirit. The toothpaste is out of the tube. Eve is not going to go back within the lines God has drawn, because Adam let her cross them, and it’s too late now. Any attempt to do so is simply going to get the Bible banned even more as a Sexist and Gender bias book filled with hate! “Checkmate!” Gaia is on the rise and where is that taking us? Look out for the Trojan Horse!

Eve is a true believer. She thinks she is saving the world. But the New Green Deal is really more of a slide into Socialism than it is simply green energy. There is a strong left-wing movement towards Socialism, and “Going Green” is a Trojan Horse to that end. And remember church, those of you who still have ears to hear, Socialism is anti-Christian. Communism is anti-Christian. Gaia is anti-Christian. All three are a very real danger to our way of life, and they will ban our hate-filled book!

They want to disarm us. The Bible, the Word of God, is our Sword. Eve will buy the lie of a beautiful godlike existence. She will surrender our weapon. We will find ourselves in a sword fight with no sword! Gideon, Elijah, and John the Baptist, all three bore a sword. There will be much more on all this to come.

Interesting note: The movie “Avatar”, which is full of New Age Gaia type philosophy, that movie came out 12 years ago and then went silent…waiting…preparing…for what? But starting in 2021, four more Avatar movies are slated to begin, one every two years. 2021, 2023, 2025, and 2027. Do you see the hand-writing on the wall? Have you read the tea leaves? Your Bible is under attack, and all of us who identify with it. Racism is a stepping stone to the other dominoes that must fall. It’s may be too late to change, but not too late to prepare. Come out from among them, and be true blue.

Christianity is simple. Jesus said it in two words, when he said, “Follow Me.”

 

 

“Adam and Eve” #1

20200620_161834 Time is not in our favor, as I begin this new series. It’s not about the current distractions of where we are, but it’s about the cold realities of where we’re going. Checkmate!

I suspect Satan said something like that on the day Adam and Eve fell to sin and lost EDEN. We are repeating history. We are repeating the garden! God showed us at the beginning what would be at the end! It really is a circle, it seems. A circle we are trapped in because of man’s sin nature. We just can’t help ourself, and Satan is preparing to say “Checkmate!”, again.

There is much we need to understand about the beginning, in order to understand the end. We have questions to ask: 1.) Why did God create Adam without Eve, when He already knew Adam would not be complete, and Eve would be created? Why the delay? Why did God take the long route to creating Eve? Why did He have private time with Adam first? Why did he provide record of instructing Adam about not eating of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, but no record of God instructing Eve? Who told Eve about the Tree? This is important! And who told her you could not even touch the Tree or you would die? This is important! What does it all mean? And why is it of such importance to us today?

“Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living soul.” (Gen. 2:7)

Do you think Adam understood the “death” God spoke of? He had never seen death before. There was no death. How long do you think it took, after Adam obeyed Eve, before he realized he had really stepped in it! And they were about to lose everything! How long do you think it was before he realized the magnitude of his error? And there was no putting the toothpaste back in the tube.

As part of the curse to the woman, the man would rule over her. She would desire to control her husband, but the man would rule.

“And you will desire to control your husband, but he will rule over you.” (Gen. 3: 16b)

You ladies say the dominion of man is a curse to live with, and so does God! For he gave it as part of the curse. But what are the reasons of God for this line of responsibility, line of authority, chain of command He seems to have established? As the baby comes out of the woman, and the woman came out of man, and the man came out of the dirt but was breathed into by God, so goes the chain of command? Children answer to mother, mother answers to husband, husband answers to God?

His body may have come out of the dirt, but it was a lifeless thing, a shell, an empty chamber awaiting. Adam, the life force/soul came out of God as God breathed into him. But what does any of that matter to us today?

Well…Adam is about to lose the garden again, and Satan knows he already has. Also, we are approaching something that has never been before! The gods are about to be flipped! The goddesses are about to ascend over the gods! Asherah will lead and Baal follow! Gaia will lead and Uranus follow! A repeat of Eve leading and Adam following, but on a much larger scale! Never before in the earth on a scale like this! And never before in the church! But it shall be and what will it mean? Adam will suffer exile and disgrace again. And God will judge Adam again. But this time Eve is proud of her work, and thinks she can create a new garden of Eden of her own design. The earth will burst forth in beauty! Mother Nature, mother of all creation, goddess Gaia, will prove herself worthy of god-supreme!

The chessboard is in play. The opponent has been doing much moving of his Bishop and Knight. The Rook does not seem to be in play. But the Bishop and Knight are targeting your King! Check! Your opponent declares! Covid 19! Racism! But you see it coming. You got a good eye on that Bishop and Knight. You scramble to safety and ready your own Bishop for a defense he does not see! You’re almost there! But then… “Checkmate?” It was the Queen all along? The Queen of Heaven you did not see? Spoken of in Jeremiah 44: 15-27! Also in Jeremiah 7:18! And other scriptures under the name of Asherah! Woman is on the rise! Gaia is on the rise! And she hates all forms of male gender dominance, including the Bible and the church! But she will declare us the “haters”, not her own green agenda!

We have much to consider. Yes…God put us men in charge, ladies, and is that a blessing or curse? We still answer to HIM. And He misses nothing. And he does not miss when we don’t treat you ladies right, also. Don’t worry, it was Adam that God called out of the bushes first, to answer for the sin. And now…as we have so messed up the church…sex and lust run rampant. Power, Ego, and materialism run rampant. Love of money run rampant. Eve running rampant. How did we miss it? Adam is a lousy chess player to not see it was the Queen who was the real threat all the time, as she continues moving slowly into position.

Be very wary. Be very wary indeed. the Green Movement is more than it seems. Asherah, Gaia, Ishtar, Astarte, the moon, Venus, all the false gods of the past are alive and well in the pews, pulpits, churches, and cities of this world, but Satan needs the gods to flip again. The conditions will be right for his master plan, once the goddesses begin to rule.

Personally, I think the name “Gaia” is the one that will be used most in this final move. We’ve got to look at all of this much more closely. It still goes all the way back to Baal. The nature of man has not changed.

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“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 >

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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?

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They that wait upon the Lord… If my people…

“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.

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Teepee Blip #6

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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.

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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. 

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SIMPLICITY

Teepee Blip #3

REPORT FROM THE NIGHT

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Where did you go Orion? I could not find you.

But another constellation filled the sky, and caught my eye.

The Big Dipper?

What are you saying, Lord?

Messengers in the night sky. When I set myself aside to seek the Lord’s face, with fasting, seclusion, and prayer…I take nothing for granted. He has always showed up in some special way. He surprised me again last night.

I plainly admit I’ve never been very knowledgable when it comes to constellations, and perhaps that makes all this even more meaningful, because I plainly saw the Big Dipper last night! I was searching for Orion. This was where I saw him so plainly back in October of 2018. I expected it would be that easy again. But everything moves. And everything has their seasons. And I could not find him at all! But last night…I saw the Big Dipper as plainly as I saw Orion before.

Was God showing me a thing? Something? Is it just happenstance, even though God knows I’m waiting on Him? Or was this God already showing up. And what do you think of when you think of a big dipper?

A dipper is usually used to scoop something up and pour it out! Is God pouring out more of His Holy Spirit as I am here seeking Him for? Is God pouring out a judgement? Could both happen at the same time? Or one leading to the other. Gideon is in the wine press and God is on the move. The stars are symbols of special messengers in the Bible.

God has called Gideon and his 300 for such a time as this. I expected to do more teaching of Gideon during this teepee time. This feels like the day.  Coming later today. Is there a Gideon anointing moving in the earth? An anointing is poured out. (Interesting.) And the fast continues.

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Welcome to my wine press. Simplicity.

Teepee Blip #1

So why do this? Why separate yourself into a discomfort zone? Why go to such trouble? Why weaken your flesh with fasting, and leave all the comforts of home?

Because it opens portals of the Spirit dimension. There are certain things that do that when the vale of the flesh is weakened.

As I’ve opened my Bible…here today…the Spirit took me to John the Baptist. Luke 1:15 says: “…; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost even from the womb of his mother.”

How? How is that possible? But that is the key to the power to change hearts. It goes on to say, “he will turn many”. In verse 17 > “in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts…” The power to turn hearts! The Holy Spirit!

This Gideon army I see will have power because they are filled with the Holy Spirit. It is what the Gospel teaches even from the very beginning of our Lord’s ministry, even starting before his birth, with John, the forerunner of Christ. He was filled with the Holy Spirit even before birth! And he lived in the discomfort zones of the deserts.

“And the little child continued to grow and waxed strong in spirit; and was in the deserts until the day of his showing unto Israel.” Luke 1:80

I am here seeking God in this way because I know I need more of the Holy Spirit. In this darkness rushing in, there must still be great light. Modern church has forgotten. They have a form of godliness, but deny the power thereof. They deny the Holy Spirit! They that hunger and thirst after righteousness shall be filled. The hunger in my flesh is nothing compared to the hunger in my spirit this day. I have set this time apart for a fresh filling, if God will bless me so.

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This will be my night. Orion overlooking.

 

“Vision Update” #7

Inala4 I have set my sails. Tomorrow the teepee.

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It was at the teepee, in October of 2018, that I experienced the events I have been sharing, what I call the Vision. I have not spent time in the teepee as a way of separation unto God since that time. That’s like 20 months. Now God has me going back, after all this time, at this time? Hhmmm.

The last time I was there for a total of almost two weeks, but this time only 3 days, and there will be fasting, starting tonight. It was there I so clearly saw the Orion constellation. Orion the Hunter, the Warrior, with bow, shield, sword, belt, and hour-glass shaped body. I hope to see the night warrior again, over these next 3 nights, and ask him what he knows.

What does all this mean? I asked the Lord if I could speed up the study of Gideon and hit just the highlights? But He said slow down, and give details. Because of that, I am convinced the story of Gideon is important to the New Wine Skin, a second Reformation. I feel led to take Gideon with me to the teepee. We will teach more of him from there.

Right now is my pause before the teepee. I spent all morning again roofing my house. I have been 9 days so far, but for the next 3 I’ll be at teepee. Roof can wait. And no, my house is not that big, I’m just that slow. But I want to ponder the Vision so far, and the historical event currently happening, because we crossed a line as we entered June. The incident with George Floyd is definitely causing change. Has COVID 19, George Floyd, and Elections created a perfect storm? We’re still in it. We may see COVID again. George Floyd is not going away. And the Elections, with Donald Trump, is on the horizon! Oh my! Are we only in the eye of the storm?

First came COVID. Then came weeks of quarantine, along with free money at the same time a robust economy took a complete nose dive! People were dying. The old were especially dying. People were forced to slow down. In this forced idleness some began thinking more about God, family, friends, and loved ones. But none of this was June yet. In my Vision God had put the marker on June.

I pondered what could possibly be next? Is this not bad enough? I continued preparing for June with prayers and faith. We had a wonderful Passover with Jonathon Cahn via TV. Then we became aware of Pentecost and how it was the eve of June! So we prepared for that, and we did not miss, even as our phones lit up that night telling us that ten minutes away, in downtown Indianapolis, a forced 8 p.m. curfew was in effect! My wife and I looked at each other dumbfounded. This has never happened before! Soon we were checking all sources of news and discovered our entry into June!

What’s going on? The gates were just beginning to open from COVID 19. But this had nothing to do with COVID! Who could have guessed we would go straight from a pandemic into rioting in the streets and forced curfews? But in both cases our government was forced to react, and we are the ones reacted upon. What are these dominoes falling? We are powerless to stop? Stop an earthquake if you can. Stop God if you can. And to what does it lead when the last domino falls? What does the new world look like? And where will you be in it?

In times like these we all want to protect what is “important” to us. Some people worry about loved ones, some about money or their job, some about their house and other possessions, or things they hope to possess soon. Some worry about their health, or their rights, and their country. How have these dominoes falling affected you, and where are they still going? The election? A Depression? Soup lines? Or perhaps greater prosperity than ever before. But what of your soul?

You see, I love Spirit. I love God. And I have seen a clear difference in people like me, and the effect of all this, compared to people who don’t believe in what they can’t see. For me, this all began with God alerting me to be prepared for June 2020. He alerted me in my spirit. He alerted me way before it came. I even stockpiled some food, just because he said to, and we were able to help a few. This was because I took two weeks to get away to a place I could separate myself and seek Spirit, Holy Spirit. Because what is “important” to me is Spirit! I do things of the Spirit.

God has shown me a connection between Trump and the church just barely holding together, and an old wine skin about to rupture so the new wine can come forth! I have seen it in the two old gates of the Vision. I have moved my wife and I to this new wine skin. God has shown me hurricane winds with dry corn shucks in complete chaos, helplessly driven by a crazy wind! But the teepee was in complete peace. Now God draws me there again, because I “love” Spirit, I’m that person, but those who “love” other things “do” other things. They deal with the falling dominoes in other ways, not in Spirit. But this is my thing, my love, and all this is different for me as I watch people react in such predictable ways. I shake my head in amazement, as I seek more Spirit.

God was ready to change things in Gideon’s time too. He found Gideon threshing wheat in a wine press, in secret. My teepee is one of my wine presses. Not my only one, but one. And he gave Gideon a path no one else could have predicted. He sent him out with 300 men against 135,000! And he sent them armed with vessels they would break in order to send light forth suddenly, and trumpets to blast declaring the sword of the Lord and of Gideon. The enemy, in mass confusion, as if driven by crazy winds, turned their swords on each other. We all know how precariously balanced this world is, and how easily this could happen.

What was their weapons again? Broken vessels. Burning torches of light. Trumpets of sound, and a shout! 300 against 135,000. This was no man-made plan. This was Spirit.

We have much yet to speak and consider about Gideon, from the teepee. Coming soon!

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Soul Sailor.