Monday, December 26, 2016

Noise of Life

People wonder how to hear from God.  How to tap into the prophetic flow.  I don't know if I  have it all.. yet, but I know this, there is a noise in life that tries to drown out the the voice of God.

I won't list them all, but they emanate every night from your TV set.

Crisis, news, politics, sports, entertainment and a hundred other things.  All competing with the voice of God in your life.

It's easy to hear him, it's hard to shut things off to do so.

I struggle with this.  Most people I know do.  Reading the word only builds a vocabulary of Faith and victory. The word of God released is made real by the presence of God in your consciousness.  There is much revelation and glory there.  There is also a price to be paid in time and attention to reach that place.  Most never do.

Just want to encourage ME to shut down and begin to hear what Father is saying.

Maybe you too.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Celebrating on the other side of the Red Sea -- can lead to discouragement

Right now many people are jubilant at the outcome of the recent Presidential election.  Some people are downright giddy.  They are giving praise to God for the result.  Believing our new President to be some manifestation or type of great heroes of the Bible. 

It was the same after the last President was elected.  An almost messianic approbation was given.

God warns us of being too trusting in the arm of flesh, in man. He even pronounces a curse on those who trust in Man over God.

The story of the Crossing thru the Red Sea and the destruction of the Egyptian Army is easy to remember.  Movies and Sunday school lessons rehearse this event. 

When the victory was sure Miriam Sang a song and a song of Moses was sung.  Exodus 15

“Who is like You, O Lord, among the gods?
Who is like You, glorious in holiness,
Fearful in praises, doing wonders?
12 You stretched out Your right hand;
The earth swallowed them.
13 You in Your mercy have led forth
The people whom You have redeemed;
You have guided them in Your strength
To Your holy habitation.

Then Miriam led the singers in this chorus:
“Sing to the Lord,
For He has triumphed gloriously!
The horse and its rider
He has thrown into the sea!”

It was exciting, it was huge.  YET 3 days later complaints started.  Now water to drink and God had to intervene once more thru Moses.  

2 months later the Children of Israel began to complain, "We were better off in Egypt".  So God sent Manna and the Quail.

The complaining didn't stop.  Water from a rock was needed.  God brought them to Sinai 90 days after leaving Egypt.  There the earth parted and a large portion was swallowed up in rebellion.  

They had forgotten all the jubilation on the eastern shore of the Red Sea.  The drowned enemy.  The provision of the Lord.   

Within ONE YEAR God brought them to the Promised Land and it was pronounced undoable.  As a result they returned to Sinai and stayed for 38 more years and buried everyone except a few people who came out of Egypt.  

Eventually they came into the Promised Land.

This is the quandary we see in our society today.  The enthusiasm we see can be crushed by reality, disappointment and unrealized expectations.  It happened 8 years ago..before the end of Obama's first year there was great disillusionment.. among those who were his supporters.  

This will happen with Donald Trump.  Many supporters when things don't happen as quickly as they hope will become discouraged.  The exuberance we see in the market will draw back as the difficulty sets in.  I believe that MAY of 2017 will be a time to renew your dedication to making a better life. 

Don't let discouragement, the media, the sniping, the rumors get you down.  God's best is for YOU.. President may or may not be involved in that.  You will find yourself tested in your willingness to a commitment to improving our lives.  Not to a man, to a choice you make.  

Be careful not to let the enemy discourage you.. there are KORAH type people everywhere.  They are not your friends.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Present Truth... the God who is NOW and has ever been and ever will be

I have a feeling this should be a whole book, but I'll sketch out a word or two in this blog.  A revelation of who God is.. the Great I AM. 

What this means to you and me is anything that is next year, next decade or in the future in God is not  of God.  He is, and He is present right now.  He is not waiting for anything.  The kingdom is now.  Christ is now with us.  He came. 

Healing is not some future event, it is for you now.. for you to experience, not "if it be God's will", it is. He proclaimed it.  Not everyone is healed but it is his will for you.  Same level as salvation.. available NOW to all but now all are.

Deliverance from demonic influence is for you NOW.  Not for some time in the future. NOW is the time.  You don't have to jump thru hoops.  You can receive it NOW. 

The word of God alive in your life thru wisdom, prophecy and knowledge is for you for now.  It isn't something you need to wait on. It's a flow of grace that manifests itself in the believer's life with great power. 

Miracles are for you right now.  You may not see them NOW, even the other manifestations may not be seen.. yet they already are.. and you look better in the future than you do now.

When we pray in tongues, speak out in tongues, interpret tongues we are speaking out in a now dimension.. God hears and for him it is all NOW.

What we fail to grasp is that in heaven which Jesus told us to pray on earth as in.. that in heaven it is all NOW.  There is no past in heaven, there is no future. There is only an ever-expanding NOW. 

Once I power of Present Truth in God and the concept of Kingdom NOW... it was like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulder.  Not waiting for some soon return, some rapture, some revelation of 666, some Antichrist, some mark of a beast.. Sure they are all patterns we see.. but in the nation of God it's all irrelevant.. We live in a kingdom not made by hands but by building blocks of saints. 

I can't and won't try to change your mind.  This kind of truth doesn't come by teaching or preaching but by the Supernatural Revelation thru the Holy Ghost.

Here's a clue on how to get at it.  Start reading the scripture as if it were all NOW.. present tense.  The historical books as a reference for understanding the new covenant, the Prophets and poetics as a window to who God is, not was.  And the Epistles and Revelation as a clue to how to grasp the now nature of the word of God.  Nothing is ABOUT TO HAPPEN.. Don't look to the stars, moons or sky for a sign.  He is with you right now.. as close as the hair on your body, as close as the air you breath.

One last thing, if you were to go back to the pilgrims that settled the USA they had a grasp of the NOW nature of God.  They weren't looking for the sky to part next week.  No white horses.  No rapture.

Even the Catholic and later the reformers like Luther were Amillenial.  Yes they did believe in a return of Christ of some kind and a resurrection of the dead... but they were also satisfied our task on earth was to build the Kingdom.  No new temple in Jerusalem, no red heifer.  

The whole end times and kingdom to come theology with a church waiting without spot or wrinkle is a theology only a couple hundred years old.  Time to let heaven come down to earth with a NOW revelation. 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

When "Truth" is viewed thru a prism, crucifixion follows for those who do not see what you do.

At this season reflecting on the Advent of Jesus and all the theology that follows I think of the violent reaction of those who reject the truth of who Jesus is.

The Pharisees hated him.  Called him names.  Were angry that he seemed to go against everything they thought they knew.  Eve though today we know HIM as the truth and the way.. he was reviled to the point where the cross was the only answer.  Demons, devils and deception rallied together to cry out Crucify him.

It is the same today.  When someone comes with truth that does not fit what you believe "EVERYONE" knows there is a violent reaction.  King Herod at hearing a truth responded to the Birth of Jesus by killing all males under the age of 2 in Bethlehem.  Of course Jesus and family were long gone.

Do not think it strange when you bring truth to people or point out something that is difficult for many to handle that there will be persecution.  The devil is a liar and the father of lies.

Here's how to know when you have stepped into the arena of demonic reaction to truth.
  • They will blame you for what is going on that isn't good in their eyes
  • They will predict that if you aren't stopped any way possible that things will get worse
  • You will be called all sorts of names 
  • The attack on you will be personal, direct and hurtful.  That's the intention.
  • You will be accused of thoughts, attitudes and behaviors that do not even come close
  • You will be called a heretic, stupid, ignorant and unlearned
  • You will be accused of being out of step with "conventional knowledge"

IF you do not conform the devil cannot abide the continued truth you bring countering his lies and will try to have you killed, not physically, but your reputation, honor and stature.  You will be hung on a cross of some kind.

This does not mean you should STOP speaking truth, standing for truth, proclaiming truth. It does mean that you should not be surprised when there is radical opposition.

This reality is not only in spiritual truths but any time truth is told.. expect persecution.. anger and crucifixion of who you really are.

Yet is is worth it to tell the truth.

Friday, December 9, 2016

There is a RIVER and you are it

I have come to understand the river of God.  We talk about jumping IN the river.  Or the river flows in a certain Church or ministry.  That we want to go deeper in the river.  

There is a deeper revelation of the River of God.  We are not IN the river, we are the river.  If flows into us by the Infilling of the Holy Ghost and Flows out from us by the Gifts of the Spirit.  You are the river..

The reality is you can't experience the fullness of the River of God in your life and extended to others if you aren't pouring out.  God can only pour in as you pour thru.

Some people are transparently the river.  Some are not.  Some are an impediment.  Filled to fullness but not overflow.  Like the Hoover Dam to Lake Mead.  At some point the rain stops falling and the filling stops.  That's the picture I see of many.  And like Hoover Dam.. the pouring out is a source of income for some.  Not free flow, but we will harvest that flow to generate something we can sell just as the Dam generates electricity for sale to the public.  You gotta pay to stay hooked up.

This was never God's plan.  I have been convinced for some time that the gifts of God can only be exercised as we experience the continual infilling.  Paul the Apostle wrote... Be ye CONSTANTLY and CONTINUALLY filled with the Holy Ghost.   Ephesians 5:18  If you read greek you will see I am not stretching the true meaning of the words.

This principle applies to every aspect of our walk in the Spirit.  Mercy, Love, Friendship, Prosperity, Joy and favor.  As you pour out into others you will receive back more of what you just flowed in and out of your to others.  Generosity is that.

I no longer accept the idea of SOWING to reap what you sow. That is doing something that involves expectation of return.  EVEN if no one ever loves you back, Love anyway.  If people cheat you in money, give anyway.

Jimmy Swaggart's Great Song..

There is a river, and it flows from deep within
There is a fountain, that frees the soul from sin
Come to this water; there is a vast supply
There is a river, that never shall run dry.

THERE IS A RIVER AND IT FLOWS THRU YOU... let it flow and let it rain.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A Prophetic Word for those who are disappointed in the results of the election...

The devil is working overtime on vulnerable people right now.  Lies are flying fast and furious and those who buy into the lies are being put in chains of deception that will cause them to go deep into depression and sin.  Much of the disappointment many feel at the outcome of the election is causing serious mental health issues.  For the unbeliever there is no cure.  They will have to work thru it and end up with drugs or drink to become bitter and angry.  Acceptance is not their portion.  The devil has succeeded in capturing them in a grand deception.

My concern as a prophet is for those who know Jesus and are also disappointed.  Some of them are friends of mine on Facebook.  They are buying lies and it will affect their walk. 

The denial deception after the election has caused many to believe there was widespread voter fraud, (there wasn't), Broken voting machines or hacked (there are none), hopelessness in a hopeless recount (won't change a thing), trying to bully electors not to be faithful to their duty and not vote as their state did (won't work).  It is causing not just distress but it creates victimization and helplessness that manifests itself in anger, profanity, insults, thin skin, declaring people idiots, even the President elect.  If you deem to speak truth to the situation expect to be struck back. The real concern for me is they are already pressed down and the devil is using these lies, conspiracy theories and deceptions to keep them in chains of despair.

This should not be.  There is much hope and joy at the year to come.  A reset will be coming and it will be a new day.  I am here to offer you a chance to see what is happening to you... it should not be that you my friend have entered into such darkness.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Blinded by the Light

The title of an old song.  Yet I see many in the Body of Christ who are being blinded by an angel of light.  What makes it more tragic is many of them are leaders, pastors, apostles, prophets, teachers.  Ministers allegedly of God but blinded by the angel of Light, SATAN.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15
These people are false apostles. They are deceitful workers who disguise themselves as apostles of Christ. But I am not surprised! Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no wonder that his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. In the end they will get the punishment their wicked deeds deserve.

It certainly is true that Jesus is the LIGHT of the WORLD.  He is so bright that in Revelation there is no need for the sun.  That when he appeared to John on Patmos He was Brilliant.  Bright.  Light.

Yet the word of God tells us that satan comes to people as light.  Sometimes light of revelation, sometimes as a cause, sometimes as "Truth", sometimes as deception that looks right.  I see many people trapped by his beauty.  YES Satan can appear beautiful.  He did appear desirable and beautiful to Eve.  No red suit, pitchfork and horns.  He comes as an angel of light and is beautiful to those who are easily deceived.  The idea that there is a cause that seems right when the deception is in the cause.. means deception isn't far away.  Once a person, even a very Godly person gives place to the Devil, downfall is not far behind.  First the flesh triumphs and then the fall begins.

This is the nature of blinding by light.  There is an LED flashlight being advertised that is designed to blind an offender.  That's how it happens.  People keep going for more light and they become blind.

"Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don't believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don't understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God."  2 Corinthians 4:4
When real light comes, the glorious light, they are unable to see.  I used to believe this applied only to unbelievers, but I have seen too much deception in the Church to think it otherwise. People who call themselves Christians, who jump and shout, even speak in tongues may consider themselves saved but are living as practical unbelievers.... BLINDED BY THE LIGHT.

It is as if they have reverted to the time of religion and gross darkness.
Jeremiah 5:21
'Now hear this, O foolish and senseless people, Who have eyes but do not see; Who have ears but do not hear.

Ezekiel 12:2
"Son of man, you live in the midst of the rebellious house, who have eyes to see but do not see, ears to hear but do not hear; for they are a rebellious house.

 Isaiah 6:8-10
 Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?" Then I said, "Here am I. Send me!" He said, "Go, and tell this people: 'Keep on listening, but do not perceive; Keep on looking, but do not understand.' "Render the hearts of this people insensitive, Their ears dull, And their eyes dim, Otherwise they might see with their eyes, Hear with their ears, Understand with their hearts, And return and be healed."… 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Emerging into Clarity and Freedom

Jesus warning of the days to soon come makes this statement: 

False Messiahs will arise and Prophets of lies, and they will give great signs so as to deceive, if possible, even the elect.  
Matthew 24:24

Because we are warned we are cautious.  Because we are cautious we sometimes miss what God wants to do in our lives.  We trust the agents of deception more than we trust the Power of God to create a world better than the one you have been in.

Sometimes the promises of the enemy sound wonderful. Peace.  Safety.  Harmony.  Prosperity.  Equality.  Security.  Freedom.  

They all contain what we all long for but many times these promises come to us disguised as a promise and in reality are an ever-loving bag of snakes.

It's always been so.  Eve deceived by the devil was given such promises.. YOU SHALL BE ... 

Adam then sinned for lacking the will power to counter what Eve had done.  I have no evidence for this, pure speculation but I Adam had stood up to Eve and said NO.. maybe God could have allowed his covering to wash away her sin.. as the last Adam (Jesus) did for us.  

Right now we are in a season of Clarity.  A season of renewed hope.  A season of freedom once again.  I sense a major shift.  It causes many to become uncomfortable.  It causes some to fight against it.  It causes even some elect to miss what God is doing. 

I confess I missed God's word brought by others in the last year over this change.  I was not willing to have that much hope.  I have had to seek God for myself.  

There will be some hard days ahead as we come into the unexplored country we are entering.  There will be giants.  There will be walled cities. Sometimes we will see ourselves as Grasshoppers.  This much is clear.. we are crossing over into it.  Some may ask why.. 

I ask... why did it take us so long to come out of the wilderness.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

RESET.. an Apostolic and Prophetic Moment

There have been time in my life where I encountered reset.  It was always at a point where I had come to the end, seemed like it couldn't go any farther.  Something needed to change. A reset.

Here are a few:

Getting saved was one.. but the real reset for me came when I received the Baptism of the Holy Ghost.  It was glorious.  A reset.

Our marriage went thru a Reset as well at that time.  We needed a new start.

Moving to Illinois from North Dakota was a reset.  Radical but strangely wonderful.

Another was when I came to a crossroads in my spiritual walk and encountered a new paradigm.  I discovered how BIG and how FREE life in God was and was supposed to be.  It was a reset. 

Living in Europe for a few years was a reset.  It gave me a new look at the world.

Going thru a very hard economic time was a major reset.  

Then there was a reset when I entered into the Prophetic Ministry.  I had no idea.  It was new but in a way frightening.  It was a reset.  I have never been the same since.

Getting back into business again was a reset.  It has been a great ride.

Having the things I believed about the end times and eschatology has been a reset I needed.  It has been like a weight of a thousand pounds off my shoulders.

Now we are in a new season of governmental reset.  A major reset.  One that feels as fresh and new as any.  

We at the same time have aligned ourselves with people of like precious faith.  A reset.

I don't fear change.  It's not always easy.  It's reset. But it's a reset that is essential.  Not all change is improvement, but it's certain there can be no improvement without change.. RESET

This is a season of Reset.  Even the Network I am part of is going thru a RESET. 

It's a new Day.  PRESS THAT BUTTON and RESET your LIFE

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The Election.. when Flesh Trumped

I didn't post anything at all on the Prophet Gene blog for the last 9 days.  That was intentional. I had become so involved in the outcome of this historic election I didn't want to take the name of the Lord in Vain.  When I post something and proclaim it as "Thus Saith the Lord" I take it seriously.  So a fast from allowing myself the unearned luxury of speaking for God without actually speaking for God meant that I had to abstain.

I confess, I was pretty pessimistic. I thought I would wake up this morning and discover Hillary Clinton was President.  When at 6:30AM I turned on my radio by the bedside I was shocked.  I had gone to bed about 10PM.  I could take no more.  Trump was President.

So now what?  Integrity of the Prophetic means I must only say what God says.  Nothing more nor less.  Other prophets had words about this election.  I did not.

What I can say is the following:

There will be an initial euphoria then reality will set in.  There will be a letdown in a few weeks or months as people ask themselves "Did we do the right thing?"

The optimism will hold however.  There has been a belief by many that the government was against them.  Any potential to change things will be welcomed.

The divisions demonstrated the last few years will not change quickly but it will subside.  It will become a stubborn cadre of people who just can't bring themselves to be part of the solution.

The press in the USA is going to go thru some hard times.  Trust in them is at an all time low.  Unless change comes, they will become inert in our society.

Social media, blogs, tweets and whatever is next is replacing everything we used to think of as news.

The political system is about to undergo great upheaval.

There will be economic fallout from this.  Racial healing will be slow in this nation.

The revelation of people's dark hearts has been accelerating. This drove the election in part.  I heard the Lord say, not BLACK LIVES MATTER, but in reality, BLACK HEARTS MATTER.  This is an ungodly movement driven by a billionaire.  

It is critical that the divisions in this time not be retained.  The Kingdom of God is too important to allow this to keep us apart. 

Our trust is not in man or the arm of Flesh.. Our trust is in the Lord.

The Prophet Jeremiah Chapter 17 :

5This is what the Lord says:
“Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans, who rely on human strength and turn their hearts away from the Lord. 6They are like stunted shrubs in the desert, with no hope for the future. They will live in the barren wilderness,  in an uninhabited salty land.

Monday, October 31, 2016

The Giant reservoir of Blessing, Provision and Well Being is Stored up for US... but WE keep holding it back

On Sunday while hearing the Word of the Lord from Jordan Gash I got a visual of God's provision.

It was like lake Meade behind Hoover Dam.  Full of everything I might ever need.  Every good and perfect thing sent down from above in reserve for me.  Yet there was this huge dam set up in front of it.  A dam built block by block by ME, by YOU.  Holding back what God intended for me.  We try:

  • You have done what you thought it would take to get at what is at the other side of the dam.  
  • You take good care of your body, can't prosper without good health and that's all true.
  • You keep your mind sharp, lots of education, you can't access the provision of God in ignorance.
  • You attend church, dance, sing and shout because you have been told that praise releases the favor of God.  
  • You hear good teaching and it sounds great but you are sometimes stony weedy hard ground and it doesn't take root.
  • You read your Bible but it isn't alive the way it once was when you were first saved.
  • You try as hard as you can not to SIN, not to be HUMAN.  You fail, but try again in defeat.
  • There are many other things you DO to get your blessing.  It's a work orientation.  Never will work.

Except when truth be told, that's not the problem and you already knew that. There is something more.

There are only a few ingredients to the concrete blocks holding back the floodgates God wants to open for you.  We are the gatekeepers to those floodgates.  There is one thing you need to understand, God wants you to be saved, filled with His spirit, healed and whole and full of fire,  AND-

God WANTS you to be effective, to be excellent, To profit.  Isaiah 48:17 says
Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, Who leads you in the way you should go.

He wants you to be able to profit, to be effective, to excel.   He makes it clear from his word there are THREE main things that keep us from receiving our blessing, provision, inheritance.  They are waiting on the other side.  Let's not end up dying and going to heaven and seeing a huge lake of blessings that was pent up for us.  I don't want to be asking the Lord, what lake is that? and He says to me, "I could have given you all of that on earth, but you insisted on holding it all back."   I don't want to hear that and neither do you.  So what are those thing holding back the provision, prosperity and blessings of God.

These THREE are the MAIN BUILDING BLOCKS to that DAM holding back your blessings:

Fear will stop any blessing of God as certain as a cork in a bottle stops what is contained from flowing out.  It means you can't nor won't operate in faith.  You will never step out because you doubt God and his word.  Every wind that comes along will cause you to change your mind or be blown about so you never make a decision.  Fear is s Spirit equally as influential to many as the Spirit of God.  Spirit (the word) is Pneuma.  That word also means wind.  And it means the winds of fear blow on every person.  It blew on Jesus in Gethsemane.  But he chose to believe God.  They blow on you.  You must choose what to believe.

God says to YOU: 
I have not given your the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and a sound mind.
  2 Timothy 1:7

NUMBER TWO:.. SELFISHNESS (feeling sorry for yourself)
So many people are bound up in self pity, in self analysis, in feeling like everything is against you.  The world and the devil reinforces this.  He keeps telling you that you are a victim of circumstance and you deserve to feel sorry for yourself.  To be entitled to a break by others.  It's a lie of the devil that blinds you to the goodness of God in your life.  So you love on the wrong side of the dam holding back your blessings.  Look at what the Word of God says about this:  Philippians 2:21:They all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ.

If you read what that really says, when you are all wrapped up in YOU and your self pity feeling sorry for yourself, you are not seeking after the interests of JESUS.  That's a major block to the Blessings of God.  He only can bless what is His will.  Your self pity is not on the list.

What makes this so insidious is that it is so easy.  Living in the past is comfort.  We know what happened and we can rehearse it again and again to justify ourselves. our failure, our actions.  Meanwhile we are distracted, sidelined, out of action.  Only one entity on the planet wants that to happen.. SATAN!!  He wants you to never forget past or imagined hurts. Hurts of your ancestors.  EVEN the Jews who saw thousands slaughtered ruthlessly came out of concentration camps and made a fruitful life with "never forget" as part of their understanding but not their excuse set.  It's when the past forms our victim-hood that the block of hold back goes in the dam.  Living in the past is fools paradise and stops God DEAD.

Forgetting is a gift of God, let's use it.

If we look at his word it becomes clear.  Philippians 3:12-15 AMP   12 Not that I have now attained [this ideal], or have already been made perfect, but I press on to lay hold of (grasp) and make my own, that for which Christ Jesus (the Messiah) has laid hold of me and made me His own. 13 I do not consider, brethren, that I have captured and made it my own [yet]; but one thing I do [it is my one aspiration]: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward. 15 So let those [of us] who are spiritually mature and full-grown have this mind and hold these convictions; and if in any respect you have a different attitude of mind, God will make that clear to you also. 

This is not designed to make anyone feel guilty, but to help you identify those things in your life that are holding back the blessings of God.  He wants to, he really does, but YOU and I are the ones who build the huge dam that restrains him.

Let's tear down that wall, that dam and experience all God has for us on this side.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

God describes a Retrobate Culture and it's Scary

Genesis 6:11-12 Amp
The earth was depraved and putrid in God’s sight, and the land was filled with violence (desecration, infringement, outrage, assault, and lust for power). And God looked upon the world and saw how degenerate, debased, and vicious it was, for all humanity had corrupted their way upon the earth and lost their true direction.

1 John 2:16 Amp
 All that is in the world—the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one’s own resources or in the stability of earthly things]—these do not come from the Father but are from the world [itself].

1 Peter 4:3-4 Amp
The time that is past already suffices for doing what the Gentiles like to do—living [as you have done] in shameless, insolent wantonness, in lustful desires, drunkenness, reveling, drinking bouts and abominable, lawless idolatries. They are astonished and think it very queer that you do not now run hand in hand with them in the same excesses of dissipation, and they abuse [you].

God does in fact speak against the drift of the world from justice and peace in HIM.  He is not about to reward those who justify themselves in these circumstances. 

You know what he did in Genesis in Noah's day.  He will not again flood the world, but he is aware.  You don't have to BEG for GOD to see all this mess.  He sees it.  He is well aware.  He also deals with it on an individual basis, on a cultural basis, on a national basis.  When a person or a people lose their way and become like this, what makes anyone think Father loves them so little that he would do NOTHING.  He disciplines in his love.  Sometimes that's a time out.  Sometimes it's the withholding of a blessing.  Just like an earthly father would do.  How much MORE... don't presume on the blessing of God and live like the three descriptions above.

Reflect on how this description fits the world we accept as normal and then wonder why the hand of God has been withheld in blessing and yet the devils hate you for not being just like them.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Prophetic or Prayer Answers Can be Taking the Lord's Name in Vain

I believe that when we pray if we ask anything according His will, it will happen for us.  1 John 5:14

I believe that we are fed by every word that comes from the mouth of God. Sometimes that comes by way of a prophetic impulse. It must be real however.  It must not be ourselves thinking we have heard from God when in fact our flesh drowns out that still small voice.

You do not need to pray about IF it's OK for you to commit adultery with another woman.  It's not OK.  The Bible is clear on this.  So if you pray and get comfort to do the deed with her, you have taken the name of the Lord in vain.  I know couples in adulterous relationships who pray before having sex.. that is a sin against God. You don't need to pray about it.

Same with committing murder.  If you decide to pray about taking innocent blood, and decide to go ahead after prayer, you are taking the name of the Lord in vain.  He said no such thing.  He is the author of LIFE and murder is not life.

If you are looking for assurances to steal and you go to a prophet and he or she says it's OK to twist things a bit, you are being deceived.

I think it is great that people are being released in the Prophetic.  I think it's great that we have prayer meetings.  But when they become advocacy for all manner of distortion and deception there is no God in it and we are slaves once more to our flesh.

Sir Francis Bacon was supposed to have said, "A little knowledge is a dangerous thing".  Many have talked about Knowledge causing people to be puffed up.  They point to 1 Corinthians 8:1.  Not an accurate use of the verse but there is a principle here.  Thinking you hear from God when you are not.. is actually deception disguised as the so called prophetic.

If you believe you have an ear to God's special download or some prophet can instruct you outside the revealed word of God, you are in danger of and more important liable to taking the name of the Lord in vain.

This brings me to what the Lord has been dealing with me about.  I have some very deep convictions regarding politics.  They are not Prophetic. They are reason, intellect, information, bias, consideration and discernment of information to come to a conclusion. Yet all of that must be filtered through the screen of the revealed word of God.  None of it can be contrary to what he already said and has written down. 

If I say I have prayed about who to vote for in the election and I tell you that God said for me to vote for this one or that, I am in danger of taking the name of the Lord in vain.

If I listen to various prophetic voices who proclaim it's God's will for this or that one to be elected, that person is in danger of using the voice of God for his or her ends and that is a dangerous place to be.

As a prophet and to my fellow prophets, be careful.  You can advocate.  You can declare.  You can share information. You can express your opinion.  But when you start invoking the name of God to influence others, you cross a line.  Same for those who say they prayed about who to support and they use that as an excuse to support someone that God never said anything about.

We have a brain.  We have a moral compass.  God gave us the Mind of Christ.  We have reason.  He provided a whole book full of plum lines for us to use to measure our decisions against.  Being influenced by popular culture, by peer pressure, by media, by anything and leave our God given reason out of it is simply ignorant.

I want to help you make a right decision. I know what I believe to be true. I know what that means to me.  If you can honestly make another decisions and hold that up against the mirror of the Word of God and do so without flinching, you are better than I am. 

I am convinced that in this election season many are being sifted.  Many are being exposed.  Many false prophets are being revealed.  Many so called spiritual leaders are about to be chastised. I don't want to be one of them.  I want a clear untarnished conscience.  Sin abounds and rationale for sin is like a flood.

I can understand the ungodly doing evil, that's who their father is.  I don't understand those who claim to know God committing sin knowingly and call it "Hearing from the Holy Spirit".  No my brother or sister, you heard from hell and the flesh. 

I have been critical of some public figures in the Body of Christ, particularly on the evangelical right claiming God has chosen this one or that.  Yes, He puts one up and another down but it happens by our choices.  The leaders we have in a nation are because of choices we make.  The judgment of God is sometimes revealed when he allows us to make stupid mistakes.  I fear we are there again.

So stop justifying ungodliness as you vote the fall by saying you prayed about it or you heard a prophet say this or that.  Use what God gave you, you don't need to pray about it or have a word.  If you want to pray, pray that the will of God be done.  Pray against powers and principalities.  Pray protection.  We are in dangerous times.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

A Prophetic Look at October 13, 2016

I did not write this, a prophet MUCH greater than me did.  He wrote it before I was born but it describes exactly what the USA looks like by the eyes of the prophetic on this very day.  This IS a rebuke.  This is in opposition to the way many carry on in this day.  If you don't see yourself in this.. you are deceived. We need repentance which means turning away from Dead WORKS  and Dead WORDS.

It's time to call our our rebellion and misled lives.  You can't turn on the radio or TV and not hear the drumbeat of wanton lives and lies in our culture.

The prophet speaks and bonus points if you can identify the prophet:

Your wrongheaded lives has caused a split between you and God. Your sins got between you so that he doesn’t hear your praise and prayer any more. Your hands are drenched in blood, your fingers dripping with guilt, Your lips smeared with lies, your tongue swollen from muttering obscenities. No one speaks up for the right, no one deals fairly.

They trust in illusion, they tell lies, they get pregnant with mischief and have sin-babies. They hatch snake eggs and weave spider webs. Eat an egg and die; break an egg and get a snake! The spider webs are no good for shirts or shawls. No one can wear these weavings! They weave wickedness, they hatch violence.

They compete in the race to do evil and run to be the first to murder. They plan and plot evil, think and breathe evil, and leave a trail of wrecked lives behind them. They know nothing about peace and less than nothing about justice. They make tortuously twisted roads. No peace for the wretch who walks down those roads!

Which means that we’re a far cry from fair dealing, and we’re not even close to right living. We long for light but sink into darkness, long for brightness but stumble through the night. Like the blind, we inch along a wall, groping eyeless in the dark. We shuffle our way in broad daylight, like the dead, but somehow walking. We’re no better off than bears, groaning, and no worse off than doves, moaning. We look for justice—not a sign of it.

Our wrongdoings pile up before you, God, our sins stand up and accuse us. Our wrongdoings stare us down; we know in detail what we’ve done: Mocking and denying God spreading false rumors, inciting sedition, pregnant with lies, muttering malice. Justice is beaten back, Righteousness is banished to the sidelines, Truth staggers down the street, Honesty is nowhere to be found, Good is missing in action. Anyone renouncing evil is beaten and robbed.

And I can say with confidence, THUS SAITH THE LORD

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Urgency in the Prophetic in this Hour

I know I am hearing clearly.  God does not want even ONE of his chosen people in bondage.
  • Not in bondage to debt 
  • Not in bondage to lack
  • Not in bondage to a spirit of poverty
  • Not in bondage to empty promise 
  • Not in bondage to others by way of a scheme
  • Not in bondage to addictions
  • Not in bondage to spending money foolishly
  • Not in bondage to graft and corruption
  • Not in bondage to being manipulated by others at your expense.

I don't have to look farther than the Books of Isaiah and Luke 4:18-19

Luke 4:18“The Spirit of the Lord is on Me, because He has anointed Me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim deliverance to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to release the oppressed, 19to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”…

I declare to you this is that year.  You are destined to be free. It is time to regain your sight to see clearly the deception all around you, it's time to be delivered from captivity, to be released from the snare of the oppressor. 

There is good news, YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE POOR.  There is a way out.  It will however cause you to have to change your mind for it is your mindset that traps you in your captivity, blindness, oppression and lack of favor.  You are your own jail-keeper.  God could deliver you from EGYPT tomorrow and many would go right back to what they see as safety. 

I prophesy with boldness that this is the day of your release but YOU must walk thru that door.. you must repent of dead works, change your mind.  You cannot keep doing and being what you have been and expect better results.  It doesn't work that way.

1 Peter 2:9 You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

You can praise him and still be in the darkness.  You can be chosen as his possession but reject the breakthrough that he set aside for you.  HE is calling your out of darkness.  It's time to make a decision, it's time to depart the darkness. It's time to come to the fullness of what God has for you. This is the last time you can choose for a long time.  Darkness waits to receive you back into it's despair.  What will you do?  

I pray you will find light.. it's for YOU.  But you must choose, good or evil, darkness or light, life or death.  Choose life... it's never been more clear.

That is most surely the word of the Lord for today.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Is it God's Will for Donald Trump to be President?

The last couple weeks have been strange in the election cycle and in the Spirit. All kinds of pronouncements about who our next President will be or should be.  Prophets all around are prophesying this and that.  I am not. 

Here's what I know by the Holy Ghost and according to the word of God:

Romans 8:30And those He predestined He also called, those He called He also justified, those He justified He also glorified. 31What then shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us! 32He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also, along with Him, freely give us all things?…

 If God is FOR the election of Donald Trump, who can be against him, if not, he will not be President

Psalm 75:7 It is God alone who judges; he decides who will rise and who will fall.

If God decided FOR or Against Donald Trump, then who would try to go against his purpose and plan.

1 Corinthians 1:27 God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful.

Trump certainly qualifies, and he comes to this without power or authority.

Romans 13:1  All authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.

If God has decided to place Donald Trump in authority, it will be hard to kick against the goads.

Isaiah 14:26"This is the plan devised against the whole earth; and this is the hand that is stretched out against all the nations. 27"For the LORD of hosts has planned, and who can frustrate it? And as for His stretched-out hand, who can turn it back?"
Perhaps the judgement on the earth by this election is the Plan of God.. no matter who wins.

Jeremiah 27:5 I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are on the ground, by My great power and by My outstretched arm, and have given it to whom it seemed proper to Me. 

It may seem an anomaly to you or me but if it seems proper to God, HE will do it.

Daniel 2:21 He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings...  

This certainly has been a changing time and season..

Proverbs 13:33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord. 

Even if we don't grasp it, these decisions come from the Lord.  Nothing is random.

Philippians 3:17-21 Brethren, join in following my example, and note those who so walk, as you have us for a pattern. For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame - who set their mind on earthly things. For our citizenship is in Heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself. 

Your citezinship in the end is in Heaven and no matter who, we are conformed to his Glorious Body of Christ.

This much I know for sure, IF God has decided that Donald Trump is to be President of the USA, no amount of video, attacks, media spin, anger or degradation will keep him from the office.  If he is not, it's over.  I have wondereed how he has survived up till now.  I have been shocked by the outcomes of what we see.  It's is without peer.  Are we watching something we have never seen before or is this just another election (YAWN)?

Stay tuned.  

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Seeing the Move of God in the Cloud

Right now as I look around I only see noise, fog, fear, loathing, anger and a storm of huge proportions.

This is not only about the season of election, that's bad enough, but the news from the whole world is hard to digest.  It can even be frightening.  We have declined as a nation and can no longer tell ourselves we are great.  God's kingdom keeps expanding, and that is the nation we must adhere and pledge our allegiance to.  It has no flag except the banner Jehovah Nissi.  The Lord Himself IS the banner.  It is over you and it declares victory and His love for you.

He has no motto except Holy Holy Holy.  For that is who he is.  The nation of God standing around the throne on the glassy sea sing the anthem of the Lord "Great and Marvelous are your Works Oh GOD". 

It is this that helps.  Yet we know that God isn't hands off.  Somehow He is up to something.  He allows the devil to overplay his hand.  He allows good people even as He did Peter to be misled and fall.  There is much deception.  Still the enemy is right there on the other side of the cloud of his Glory. He sees it as a storm, as a threat.  He is still waiting to strike.  Yet.. somehow the confusion is held off. 

Exodus 14:17-20 My great glory will be displayed through Pharaoh and his troops, his chariots, and his charioteers. When my glory is displayed through them, all Egypt will see my glory and know that I am the Lord!”  Then the angel of God, who had been leading the people of Israel, moved to the rear of the camp. The pillar of cloud also moved from the front and stood behind them. The cloud settled between the Egyptian and Israelite camps. As darkness fell, the cloud turned to fire, lighting up the night. But the Egyptians and Israelites did not approach each other all night.
The enemy, the Pharaohs of this world are in full attack mode.  They even have some of the camp of Israel helping them and hearing the attacks.  They are in rebellion. 

God will make a way.  No matter what He will.   That much is certain.  Let us not grow weary.  Let us not fear.  Even in the darkness His fire still burns.  Time to look UP.  Redemption is Near.  The nation of God is intact and marching across the sea with courage and confidence. 


Sunday, October 2, 2016

God's Word is Hope, Peace, Joy, Longsuffering and a Glorious Future

Much of what we hear today in Prophetic circles, in end time teachings and in right wing Christianity and left wing social justice is pretty much this:

The world is going to hell in a hand-basket, there is no hope except Jesus is gonna come back and smite all his enemies until the blood in the street is 4' deep.  It's gonna be brutal, but don't worry about it, you'll be gone.


We need to see what the word of God says about your future.  It's NOT gloom doom despair devastation and destruction.

That's the devils project.  NO, God is in the business of restoring you to long life and a great future. 

Mine is probably shorter than yours.. but I am not falling prey to the end times imminent destruction stuff out there.  Heck we just had a black moon,  We are at the head of the Jewish new year of 5777.  I don't know what all that means, but it looks good to me.  I like 7s.  So Happy New Year and heads up.  Trumpets are sounding and they will again. 

We've only just begun.  There are 4 billion people on the earth today not yet ready to step from time into eternity.  That's our job, let's do it well.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

What is the National Anthem for the NEW NATION of GOD?

Thinking about the protest and respect lack by many for a symbol and an accepted anthem that represents this republic. 

Yet as a believer, we are part of the Nation of God. A new nation.  A peculiar people.  Adrift in a see of other boundaries but bound together by the fact that we have just one King.. Jesus.

So does our nation have an anthem?  A banner?  What is it, what does it represent?  Should we honor it or not?

I have always considered that a nation is a nation because we accept and honor our inherent agreed to organizational structure.  Government is something we do together.  Part of that is recognition that we are not an island unto ourselves.  We have every right to reject and object to the government we have... that makes you an outsider.

Just as those who reject the kingship of Jesus are separate from the Kingdom of God, not part of the Nation of God.  A nation without borders or boundaries.

Just musing as Prophets do.  But there is a parallel somewhere.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Stale Manna

Sometimes it is better not to try to "Make Up" manna for the day.  It's better to let the manna fall from heaven, gather and take it to your family.

When a person preaches from someone else's book rather than from their own revelation, Stale Manna.
When a person preaches from an old sermon, Stale Manna
When a person feels compelled to say something, when God has given them nothing to say, Stale Manna.
When a person prophesying to someone falls into the trap of repeating old hackneyed promises of cars, house, relationship, write a book, open a school... etc.  STALE MANNA
When a person is so involved with the things of the world that he or she cannot shut down the noise and hear from God, you get Stale Manna.
When a person is trapped into performing because he promised to show up.. and he is dry.. Stale Manna

This is not condemnation.  I've done it and so have you.  I don't mind going back and looking at some old prophetic words I published, but they always have the smell of stale.

God is a big God.  Bigger than you and I imagine.  He is downloading to us fresh new glorious manna.  Serve it up in big dollops with joy.. or don't say a word.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Squandering Your Prophetic Gift

There are dangers in trying to claim a gift you don't have or have squandered.  Jeremiah was really hard on the false prophets in his day.  He wanted them killed.  The problem is voices inside drown out the voice of God.  Many people who claim to speak prophetically are speaking out of their bias, their culture, their experience, there prejudice, their anger, their fears, their mind, their flesh and even sometimes the DEVIL himself.

It has never been more clear as we see what should be a prophetic voice speaking to our culture, particularly in the USA.   What instead is coming from what should be prophetic voices are fleshly opinion, attitudes and bias.  The prophetic is squandered.

The last several days we have seen bombing, riots and shootings.  We see the same things in Europe. France is particularly infected  We see the same thing in Africa with Boku Harum, we see it with ISIS.  All the same exact demon.

There is an evil spirit loose on the world.  It's a global spirit.  It has different names, different players, different warped justifications, but it is the same spirit.  It's a spirit of resentment, riot and lawlessness. 

You can recognize this evil spirit, this demonic manifestation by the works manifested. When you see riot, burning, anger, damage, theft, looting, destruction, killing, fear, lawlessness, foul mouth, murder, victimization and separation, it is the invasion of a foul demon.  This demon has many names.  Apollyon is one of them.  The destroyer.  It is everywhere right now.  You can't preach against it.  You can't cooperate with it.  You can't negotiate with it. It wants to destroy everything it can touch. 

Nothing in the gifts of God or manifestations of  Holy Spirit look or act anything like this evil we see.  In fact when you consider the fruit of the spirit, it is direct opposite of what we see.  The demonic manifestation is the polar opposite of what Holy Spirit produces.  So when you see a lack of these things, you know of what spirit that is.. an UNHOLY SPIRIT.. a demon.

Galatians 5:22-23  Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things

When you consider the works of the flesh it is exactly what we are seeing.

Galatians 5:19-21 Your sinful nature - the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures,   idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division,  envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone in that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. 

Even those who are Christ Followers can become consumed of an evil spirit.

Luke 9:52-56 They went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem. And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.
 Today we are seeing hundreds of former apostles and prophets consumed by this demon in anger and resentment.  They have squandered the gift they once had.  Many will be set down, disgraced and disbarred from standing before the throne.  They may make it to heaven, but it is time to identify the spirits that are loose in the world and worse has invaded the Body of Christ.  This is a falling away to the flesh and the devil.

I plead with those who formerly were men and women of God who have now fallen prey to this demon, get help, get deliverance.  You will lose everything if you stay on this path. You have been warned.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Facing the Giants

Life is full of Giants.  Some called Cancer.  Some called hate.  Some called fear.  Some are real, others imagined.

We don't have many Golieths walking the earth any more uttering out curses against the true and living God. 

It was VERY HIGH surf the last few days on the ocean.  GIANT waves.  I'm a good swimmer but even for me it was a challenge when something 8' high was about to crash over me. I know what to do in an undertow (swim sideways and let the current take you in).  I know enough NOT to try to fight the current to swim back to shore. A sure fire way to die.

No, facing those monster waves meant diving right in just below the peak.  Using them as transport to next.  Don't let them crash over you, you must run to the battle.  You could get hurt.  Use the power they have to your favor.  Don't fear, even when in over your head, stay cool and steady.

This metaphor is how life is.  We will all face very difficult situations in life. Bankruptcy.  Health issues.  Relationship situations.

All of these are meant to kill, disable, sideline or silence you.  There is only ONE CHOICE.  Don't avoid the battle. It's real.  You may not win, but you are better to die with courage on your lips than to die a coward. 

The world and it's spirits constantly is trying to scare you. There is a new Giant being portrayed every day. Some are fake giants. Some are real.  Knowing which is which is the issue.

Be strong and Courageous.  You are more able to defeat that giant you are facing than you know right now.  

And remember this from Father God, "You will never face any giants in your life alone". 

Even if you lose you win. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Danger in the Ministry of a Prophet

It is dangerous IF there is deception, misleading, blatant sin, hidden sin or abuse by leadership of those who are in the congregation. 

If a leader is whole, transparent and decent to those who call him or her Pastor, there will be no problems.  The prophet is happy to be there and the leader should be happy to have someone there to watch their back. A prophet to a leader with a pure heart will be his best friend in the spirit.

However if game playing begins, if sin is hidden, if abuse is taking place and you have a real prophet in the house, expect confrontation.  Expect exposure, first in private but without repentance in public.  It's how that gift and calling operates with leaders.  Danger

I don't want to know everything I know.  I don't try to "Find things out".  It just happens that I will know in my knower. The last thing I want to happen is confirmation.  I often hope I'm not hearing right.

You don't know the number of times when:
  • I know something I DIDN'T want to know and had to deal with it
  • When God called on me to confront hidden sin
  • When God called on me to pronounce what HE is going to do. (I had to tell an apostle once that his ministry was over and God was going to set him down).  He did. He is no longer in the ministry.
  • When God has had me tell someone their life was about to end and to get their house in order.
  • When a person believed they were called to the nations and I have to let them know they are called to the neighborhood.
  • When a person believes they are supposed to be in a big ministry and they aren't.  I don't kill the dream, I just don't reinforce it.

These things are really uncomfortable.  I don't enjoy it.  I don't relish it.    I would much rather speak smooth words over them.  Encouragement.  Help.  But that isn't to be.

Don't try to fool a true prophet.  He or she will smile, he will look tolerant.  But the Prophet knows.  You aren't fooling anyone.  You aren't hiding anything.  You are getting away with nothing.

Prophets aren't cops, they speak for God, they HEAR for God.  They reveal strategies.  Those who are prophetic but not prophets will often find themselves confused.  They will wonder.  The most deceived are those who say, "I didn't hear God say that".  They are hearing another voice and the voice of the true shepherd they do not hear.  This is part of the danger, too many people think they are hearing God and they aren't.

Prophets are dangerous. 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

When Demons Win

We know that demonic influence is dangerous.  It causes people to throw themselves in the fire, to contort, to levitate, to vomit, to cause people to get away from you.

This is seen when people under demonic influence begin to create artificial distances from others.   In families I have known people to reject their family name, to change their birth name out of rebellion, to reject those who protected them and brought them up.

Demons will cause people to hide in caves, connect with like minded destructive behaviors.  There were TWO demoniacs in Gaderra.  Matthew 8:28.  When he arrived at the other side in the region of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed men coming from the tombs met him. They were so violent that no one could pass that way.

We know that addicts will often band together. 

Demonic activity is often when people identify themselves as OTHER than all others.  This is seen with teenagers sometimes. Goth and other things was like this.  Sometimes they surround music groups.  Sometimes they are part of an identity group like white supremacists or Black Lives Matter.  If they continue on this path without deliverance they become "A Man Without a Country".  Alone.  Lost. Abandoned.   It's all a lie designed to destroy the saints.

The rejection of things without intent to harm will cause the demon oppressed to build walls between themselves and everyone else and then complain that there are walls between them and everyone else.  It's how demons do it.  They want you all by yourself, cut off, feeling rejected.

This takes is a strong prophetic voice. One which can cast out this demon that is born of a spirit of rejection.  We see this in our culture all the time. Symbolism becomes more important than solutions.  The capacity for frustration when the symbolism fails to manifest change creates more distance.  So they withdraw by the power of the demon and live in a graveyard of empty promises.

This has been true in every nation, every culture. There are malcontents who decide to push against the goads until they are injured.  The demons use people who think they are doing good, when in fact the Devil sees them as useful to his cause.  Division and distance is the desire of the demonic.  Jim Jones kept people separate.  And killed hundreds. 

We have such a thing going on in the national conversation, to a person who has discernment the fingerprints of satan are all over these things.  People find themselves marginalized, divided, discouraged and eventually lost.  They become like some of those strange freaks you see who overdo piercings and tattoos all over their faces until they have successfully separated themselves unto only others who are as equally destroyed.  

Is there hope?  Yes, like Jesus at Gaderra, we must call out the names of those who are causing these divisions and cast them out.  Not only spiritually but identifying them aloud.    Help those most susceptible to know when this spirit is on the march.  

Paul the Apostle knowing such men and women existed were causing problems, gave this admonition to the Romans:
Romans 16:
17 I urge you, brothers and sisters, to keep your eyes on those who cause dissensions and create obstacles or introduce temptations [for others] to commit sin, [acting in ways] contrary to the doctrine which you have learned. Turn away from them. 18 For such people do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites and base desires. By smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting [the innocent and the naive].

Be ready to identify and call out those who are intent on destroying unity and creating division.  They are of the DEVIL and sometimes they win.  Look around you, we have such now in our culture. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Discovering the Fountain of Youth

The story of a magical potion, fountain or scheme to have eternal youth is as old as humanity itself.  Ponce de Leon thought he had discovered it in St Augustine Florida. 

Stories like Oscar Wilde's story the Picture of Dorian Gray are part of this myth.

The quest for the Holy Grail was a key in the mythology.  The movie, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was a Holy Grail story.

So when someone says there IS a Fountain of Youth.. there better be a good reason to say so.  There is.

Read on.

First let me explain the rules. You can have access to the fountain of youth IF you believe.  Not me. Believe what Father God says about it.  I am not denying that you won't die...eventually.  It is appointed unto man.  I'm not even saying you won't age.  We all do. I am saying we don't have to accept what the world says to us.  That every drug advertisement telling us that the key to solving this or that issue in our body or brain is chemical.  There are things we can do that help, but none so efficacious as grasping what the word of the creator of you body says.

Here's a familiar passage Isaiah 40
28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not faint or grow weary; there is no searching of His understanding. 29 He gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength [causing it to multiply and making it to abound]. 30 Even youths shall faint and be weary, and [selected] young men shall feebly stumble and fall exhausted; 31 But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.

Waiting?  That means you look to HIM.  You focus your hope in HIM.  You exchange your hope in your own ability and methods and change to hoping in Him.   Now here is the challenge, is this true?  Do you know that is Father's plant and purpose for you?  I am not denying age and difficulty, I am denying they are the purpose and plan of God for YOU.  His will is that you outlive Thee Score and Ten and live to an age like MOSES did.  120 years and according to the word of God he was strong as ever.  How about his lieutenant Caleb who at 80 years was ready to go to war to take his mountain?  We are not talking ancient Methuselah history here, we are talking modern man.   You have the same genes and life blood that Moses did.  You can be who he was.  You can live and die like Moses:
Deuteronomy 34:7 Moses was 120 years old when he died, yet his eyesight was clear, and he was as strong as ever.

We don't understand the Fountain of Youth Benefit package in Psalm 103: 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not [one of] all His benefits—5 Who satisfies your mouth [your necessity and desire at your personal age and situation] with good so that your youth, renewed, is like the eagle’s [strong, overcoming, soaring]!

Your age and situation is not irrelevant, it just doesn't have to be accepted without question.  You can still be verdant and strong spiritually and physically in old age.  
Psalm 92
14 [Growing in grace] they shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be full of sap [of spiritual vitality] and [rich in the] verdure [of trust, love, and contentment].
15 [They are living memorials] to show that the Lord is upright and faithful to His promises; He is my Rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
I don't know about you but I want to be a LIVING MEMORIAL to grace and vitality in God.

Our access to these promises of Youth Renewal must be Mixed with Faith.

Hebrews 4:1-3
Therefore, while the promise of entering His rest still holds and is offered [today], let us be afraid [[a]to distrust it], lest any of you should think he has come too late and has come short of [reaching] it. 2 For indeed we have had the glad tidings [Gospel of God] proclaimed to us just as truly as they [the Israelites of old did when the good news of deliverance from bondage came to them]; but the message they heard did not benefit them, because it was not mixed with faith (with the leaning of the entire personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness) by those who heard it; neither were they united in faith with the ones [Joshua and Caleb] who heard (did believe). 3 For we who have believed (adhered to and trusted in and relied on God) do enter that rest, in accordance with His declaration that those [who did not believe] should not enter when He said, "As I swore in My wrath, They shall not enter My rest; and this He said although [His] works had been completed and prepared [and waiting for all who would believe] from the foundation of the world."

That's pretty rough.  Yet, the word says if we want to enter into the peace and prosperity of health, long life and a good end, we must mix our desire with faith.  The word is for YOU today. You can have a Fountain of Youth... and when you finally step from time into eternity, it will be a seamless transition. I promise you will never be more youthful than you will in that day.

Finally, to access this you must access the Grace of God.  HOW?  By having Faith in God, not faith in keeping rules and regulations, Not methods, not by some earthly discipline.  It's good to eat healthy, to live right, to deal with situations even if it requires a doctor, but if you ponder the first four verses of Romans 4, you start to see a pattern.  You don't access all these promises listed above by doing, you access them by being a person who trusts God's grace. Grace is Free but our Faith is a response.

From the message.  Romans 4:4 The fulfillment of God’s promise depends entirely on trusting God and his way, and then simply embracing him and what he does. God’s promise arrives as pure gift. That’s the only way everyone can be sure to get in on it, those who keep the religious traditions and those who have never heard of them. For Abraham is father of us all. He is not our racial father—that’s reading the story backward. He is our faith father.

The message of all this is clear.. be like Spock, Live Long and Prosper.  That was a promise from a Vulcan who eventually died.. according to a movie at least.  The real promise of Live Long and Prosper is given to you by the creator of the complete universe and the one intimately acquainted with every cell in your body.  

Take a deep breath and give thanks.. for HE IS GOOD AND HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Father's View of the Presidential Candidates and he says "prepare for disappointment"

Reading this today was like the Lord saying, "This is how I see these two people running for office". I won't editorialize.. but if you read this, think about them, and the kinds of people who are going to vote for them... there is great caution here. THIS IS THE WORD OF THE LORD

Proverbs 13 New Living Translation (NLT) Abridged by Gene
2 Wise words will win you a good meal, but treacherous people have an appetite for violence. 3 Those who control their tongue will have a long life; opening your mouth can ruin everything. 4 Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper. 5 The godly hate lies; the wicked cause shame and disgrace. 6 Godliness guards the path of the blameless, but the evil are misled by sin. 7 Some who are poor pretend to be rich; others who are rich pretend to be poor. 9 The life of the godly is full of light and joy, but the light of the wicked will be snuffed out. 11 Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows over time. 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life. 13 People who despise advice are asking for trouble; those who respect a command will succeed. 14 The instruction of the wise is like a life-giving fountain; those who accept it avoid the snares of death. 15 A person with good sense is respected; a treacherous person is headed for destruction. 16 Wise people think before they act; fools don’t—and even brag about their foolishness. 17 An unreliable messenger stumbles into trouble, but a reliable messenger brings healing. 18 If you ignore criticism, you will end in poverty and disgrace; if you accept correction, you will be honored. 19 It is pleasant to see dreams come true, but fools refuse to turn from evil to attain them. 20 Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble. 21 Trouble chases sinners, while blessings reward the righteous. 23 A poor person’s farm may produce much food, but injustice sweeps it all away. 24 Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children. Those who love their children care enough to discipline them.
25 The godly eat to their hearts’ content, but the belly of the wicked goes hungry.

This much I can promise you, about half of all Americans who vote in November's election are going to be tragically disappointed.  They have set themselves up for it.  Everything they know and feel says this will be a great victory.  They parse every news feed and program.  They are living in a bubble.  They have their bias confirmed.  SEE they say.  SEE.. my candidate is going to win.

Here's the truth... half of you will face a hard time after the election is over.  You need to hear the word of the Lord for yourself.  It's time to prepare for disappointment.  Read what the word of the Lord says:

 God has a plan, he is using these things to accomplish his purpose. 

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” –Isaiah 55:8-9

Even as you feel abandoned and upset.. .God is NEAR to you.
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. -Psalm 34:18

Learn to grieve then learn to cope.  It's hard but there is an end to the pain... 
Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning. -Psalm 30:5

You may have a burden you weren't meant to carry.  Trusting in a person is a curse.  You won't fall.
Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall. -Psalm 55:22

There is a peace that passes your ability to understand.  Find it and harness it.  It will guard your heart
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:6-7

As you grieve, do so in privately.  It's good to allow the pain to be laid on HIM.  Others can't help.
But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you. -Matthew 6:6

Waiting takes courage.  Yet it means your patience is rewarded.
Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord. -Psalms 27:14

Even this day can be rejoiced in.. even as disappointing as it is.
This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. -Psalm 118:24

Thank God for EVERYTHING.. that's hard... but try.
Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:19b-20

Don't be worn out by grief and pain.  Trust God for better.
Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. -Isaiah 40:28-31

 Even if hope is deferred, even if your candidate loses or wins.. it must not cause you to grieve without God.  Rest in HIM alone.
12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.  Proverbs 13:12 

I still won't tell you how it will all come out.  Consider, for some it will be horrid news and for others a confirmation that will produce triumphalism unhealthy.  Rest in this.. Father knows and he is revealing to his prophets.  Some are not prophets... some are promoters.  Just rest..

Thursday, August 25, 2016

God's Wrecking Ball

I know this man, he's a good one.   I respect his opinion and his prophetic bent. 

I may not see perfectly eye to eye.. but THIS is worth the read.  God's Wrecking Ball

A mutual friend made this comment:

"Many Christians are having a hard time getting behind Trump. That’s perfectly understandable. Most of us want a President who is like our pastor. That preference assumes that God wants to accomplish the kind of work a pastor is equipped to do.

But what if He intends to do a different type of work? It seems better, perhaps to look at the kind of instrument God chooses and let the instrument inform us of us what He intends to do.

If God chooses a hammer, the work He intends to do may require driving nails. If He chooses a broom, it may involve sweeping up a mess. And if a man seems to be a wrecking ball, the work he needs to do may require some demolition."

Word from the Lord about the President to come..

I am not going to name the name.  I am hearing correctly.  I keep being asked what I am hearing.  I won't be one of those prophets who seems to be getting on board with someone.  In the flesh I have a bias.  That's no secret.  In the Spirit it's something else.  What I must do is prepare you for what is to come AFTER the election.

For that reason I am not going to tell you what I know to be true.

I will tell you this:
  • Much will be revealed before this national decision is made.
  • Those who candidates thought they could depend upon will abandon them.  Disloyalty will reign.
  • The lack integrity from the media, government and even the candidates themselves will create a vacuum that only God can fill. 
  • God is doing something in this election.  Hope in a person is becoming a curse.
  • The future of our whole system of governance is in a state of flux.  When the next president takes the oath of Office in January... half of the nation will groan, half will celebrate.
  • The divisions in our nation will intensify.  Unity will not be able to be restored without spiritual rebirth.
  • Corrupted minds will be revealed.

I can tell you this that this person who will be elected will not change the cultural circumstance that has brought us to this point in history.

The next crisis is already underway.. and it will be worse than we think.  Be prepared as much as you can be.  Love your children.  Make friends with your neighbors.  Look at failed nations around the world and ask yourself, can this happen here?  It already has begun.  We do not yet have failed states but we have failed cities.  That manner of corrupt leadership will expand until there is no reversal.  

God has a plan for this nation. It's not what people are promising. It's not what we hope.  It is a plan with an outcome.. in the future.   People love to point to Jeremiah 29 "For I know the plans I have for you..."  We love that passage.  Yet you must read the whole prophetic letter to understand what the Lord was saying to them.  Link Here.  

The plans that the Lord had for them included this news:
  • They weren't coming home any time soon.  Not for 70 years.
  • He told them to settle down.  Build a house, Unpack your suitcase.  You are stuck.
  • Plant a garden, produce your own food.  Get ready for a long siege.
  • Have lots of children and have your children get married and have children. Increase, don't waste away. Grow where you are planted.
  • Work hard to see to it the captors over you do well.  Support them.  Their prosperity will be your prosperity.  
  • AND HERE'S THE KICKER.  GOD HIMSELF sent them into exile.  

Then he tells them to ignore the  prophets who are telling them all kinds of "We're gonna get out of here soon".  He tells them they are false prophets who need to be ignored.  In fact He even tells them that He will have them turned over to King Nebuchadnezzar for execution because they are false prophets and they were committing adultery.  He also has a series of really bad news for them.  They Zedekiah and Ahab were burned alive in execution.  The worst is that not only the Prophets suffered for their presumption, but their families as well.  There were other false prophets as well and as cursed.

He tells them that after 70 years he will restore to them everything they lost and bring them home.  There is a promise of restoration we need to hear.

This is the word of the Lord to the USA today as well.  Get used to the situation.  It's gonna be a long bumpy ride to get back to the land we once loved.