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.