Sunday, April 5, 2020

When we Pray, we move the Hand of God in our Favor

We have a choice.  To live in faith or fear. To live in despair or hope.  There is an enemy of our soul, he preaches poverty, lack, death, disease and terror.

God is not in the business of terror.  He is giving us a hope and a future.  The present adversity will pass and we will emerge in more victory.  The enemy wants us to believe for the WORST.  God is willing BEST.

You choose.  As for me and mine,  I choose LIFE and life abundantly.

I encourage as many as can to post this, re-post this and recommend it.  We need hope in these days.  This may offer a lifeline.    IF I were on FB I would, but I have been banned....for HOPE

Palm Sunday is about HOPE.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

What the Future Holds

There are some things that will remain ... after.

Family, Faith

Some will dissipate - fear will be overcome

There are going to be disturbing times ahead. The good old days ended on Valentines Day 2020.

These are now the today's we face.

Jesus on a mount gave instructions in the face of pain, poverty, persecution and uncertain times.  It's good to remind ourselves of this.

Read all of Matthew 5-7 again. Imagine that Jesus is here now saying these things to believers facing what we see all around us today. 

I particularly like the Freshness of the Message Translation.  It takes us out of the learned religious and puts it in words of NOW.

Friday, April 3, 2020

The Father Heart of God in this Crisis

Me: Okay, God, here's the thing. I'm scared. I'm trying not to be, but I am.

God: I know. Want to talk about it?

Me: Do we need to? I mean, you already know.

God: Let's talk about it anyway... We've done this before.

Me: I know, I just feel like I should be bigger or stronger of something by now.

God: *waiting patiently, unhurried, undistracted, never annoyed.

Me: Okay. So, I'm afraid I'll do everything I can to protect my family and it won't be enough. I'm afraid of someone I love dying. I'm afraid the world won't go back to what it was before. I'm afraid my life is always going to feel a little bit unsettled.

God: Anything else?


God: Remember how your son woke up the other night and came running down the hall to your bedroom?

Me: Yes.

God: You were still awake, so when you heard him running, you started calling out to him before he even got to you... remember? Do you remember what you called out to him?

Me: I said, "You're okay! You're okay! You're okay! I'm here."

God: Why did you call to him? Why didn't you just wait for him to get to your room?

Me: Because I wanted him to know that I was awake, and I heard him, and he didn't have to be afraid until he reached the end of the dark hallway.

God: Exactly. I hear you, my child. I hear your thoughts racing like feet down the dark hallway. There's an other side to all of this. I'm there already. I've seen the end of it. And I want you to know right here as you walk through it all, you're okay. I haven't gone to sleep, and I won't.

Me: *crying. Can we sit together awhile? Can we just sit here a minute before I go back to facing it all?

God: There's nothing I'd love more.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

What the Coming Pandemic will cost in American Lives

By the 20th of April the death toll in the USA will be about 130,000.   It will begin to decline in intensity from there to end up a bit under 200,000 by the first of August.

This assumes that we do not discover a breakthrough treatment.  However once this has roared thru the susceptible population it will not return in the fall except in a few scattered events.

The damage to the economy will actually be worse than the damage to our population.  All pandemics stop when the susceptible host is gone.

We are going to survive this.  We will see a sunny day.  God is still on the throne.

Do not fear, but be aware that these things will come to pass.

I will be posting the numbers as the exponential increase in death goes on.  You can track it here:

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The coronavirus is second

 The media is claiming that our primary enemy is unseen and is the Coronavirus. That would be easy to say except that's not our enemy. Our Real Enemy is fear hopelessness and despair which is equally as invisible but equally as damaging. Here's the truth, many people are going to suffer, some will die in this, but this will pass in time and we will see ourselves a different nation in time. We will see ourselves a different world in time.  It will be a better world and a better nation in time.  The only common denominator is time. Let's take advantage of the time.  Let us not waste the time.  Redeem the time because these days are indeed evil but they also are Redemptive.  We are in that season, the fullness of time, Kairos time

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

He knows you and he fears you

The enemy always knows when things are about to turn.  He is not attacking all forms of Christian activity.  Some is over the top in your face. I love Rodney Howard-Browne, but sometimes restraint is your friend.  He didn't show much.

His arrest and position while admirable and understandable,  is not the way.  We must be in submission to authorities as the word talks about. If this had been in ancient Jerusalem and this happened, they would already be dead.

This is a time for the church to walk thru the open door that the Lord has opened.  People need God and in this time of fear, we know the one they need.  Show them.  But.. do so with the anointing that it requires.

There are frontal attacks on the name of Christ and his causes.  Recently the Greensboro NC police arrested 7 people outside an abortion mill.  They were spaced 6' apart. Not loud.  Just Praying.
This crisis is causing all kinds of aberrant behavior as the devil and his demons go into full attack mode.  We must be prepared and we must let the world know.

Read all about this here.

Remember that when the devil comes in, the Lord like a FLOOD raises up a standard against him.  Be the flood.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Will we know?

People are saying, "when this ends and goes back to normal".

I can tell you it will NEVER go back to how it was in January.  We have made a change in our lives as a world, as a nation and in your city whereever you are.  In families.  In all sorts of ways.

We will not know when it ends.  Or that it won't start again.  The new normal won't look much like the old. 

It will be a different world.  Very different..

The only thing that stays the Same is the Immutable nature of God.. everything else mutates.