The Hidden Ones

I have been reading an article that presents a prophetic word about God raising up His “hidden ones” in the latter times to accomplish His purposes.  You can find the article at this link:  https://z3news.com/w/the-mighty-ones-are-coming/

I read it a few times, and had to spend some time in prayer asking God about it.  I believe that this is a True Word from God and the rest of this post is what came to my spirit to write:

David the shepherd boy, whose own father, Jesse, didn’t think worthy enough to bring before Samuel the prophet! Daniel, and his 3 buddies: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego taken captive into Babylon. Elijah. Elisha. Hosea. Amos. Joash. Paul. Peter. James. John. Philip. Nathaniel. On and on it goes, the list grows as we look back in history.What do they all have in common?

They were “nobodies”. Most of the disciples and N.T. apostles were “Rabbi-school flunkies”! They took their tests at age 12 and heard these words from the Rabbis, “go and learn the trade of your father”! They were not seen and known by the multitudes before they had been with Jesus.

That is, until they met God and He called them and gave them all His Anointing! As Derek Prince says, note that Peter NEVER went fishing again after the Day of Pentecost!!!

God takes the least, the last, the lost and so completely fills and consumes them, as they yield to His Spirit, and then uses them for His Glorious Purposes! Why? So HE CAN GET THE GLORY! As Paris Reidhead has said:

“Why should a person come to the cross? Why should a person embrace death with Christ? Why should a person be willing to go, in identification, down to the cross and into the tomb and up again? I’ll tell you why! BECAUSE IT’S THE ONLY WAY THAT GOD CAN GET GLORY OUT OF A HUMAN BEING!!!”

The call of God is for us to follow His Son as His disciples. God takes all who are willing. All who are weak. All who are thirsty. All who are hungry. All who will cast their lives on the altar, as Isaac, carrying our own wood to the alter of sacrifice, willing to lay down our lives so Christ can raise us up with Him! God then grafts us into His Vine and Beautiful, Holy Fruit is borne and God is glorified!! And we receive exactly what we truly need because we’re now abiding in His Life-Giving Vine…

Yes, God is raising up those ‘hidden’! Yes, God is going to use those ‘in the wilderness of brokenness’! God has been doing this for centuries and He’s doing it now because the appointed Time has come for His Purposes to be fulfilled!! Thank you Loving Father!!

Tribulation-Now Radio Show

I had the opportunity to share a message from God on the Tribulation-Now internet radio show.  This show was last night, July 13th.  Here’s the link to the show on blogtalkradio:  Tribulation-Now Radio Show Click here for show

The show began with me describing my dream that is posted on the Z3News website here:  My dream on Z3News site click here

If you haven’t read that dream, I suggest you click the link above and take a minute to familiarize yourself with it, as the following message is directly related!

A while after that dream was given to me, God revealed to me more of the revelation.  This is what He said to me:

A further revelation from God came to me last evening: the ‘announcement’ by the demon in the White House, about transgender bathrooms in public schools, is part of the LGBT ‘display’ that I saw in my dream.

The hallway represents time. Since the LGBT ‘activities’ are unfolding right now, in real time, the hallway is the future. These events will be forthcoming: nuclear, chemical, warfare, etc. And the culmination of these events will be the invasion/occupation/tyranny of foreign troops.

Since that dream was given to me, I’ve had many others, some of which are posted here on my blog, but some are not.  What is consistent in all the messages is this:  God is at work and is doing exactly what He said He would do, and we need to be doing our part in preparing for His immediate judgment and subsequent return!!

In preparation for last night’s radio show, I asked the Lord if He wanted me to share anything with the people, and this is His reply:

Remind My People that it’s God that is doing these things:  He is behind it all, He is LORD of all, Alpha & Omega, Beginning & End, Author, Creator, Sustainer, Finisher, Initiator & Terminator, Opener & Closer; I AM!  There is none other.

Too long have you played the harlot.  Too long have you chosen other gods over Me. Too long have you forsaken the One Who brought you out of Egypt.  Too long have you deafened your ears to My Call. Too long have you taken Me for granted. Too long!!

The time is up.  This is the alarm sounding: time to wake up; rise up Spirit Men and Women!  Arise, Shine for the Light has come!  All who look to Me will be saved!  The time is now.  Prepare your hands for battle; training is over.

What I must do, I will do.  Let not your heart be deceived.  Look to Me. Keep your eyes on Me. As Peter on the water, all who focus on Me will be saved.

Endure.  Be persistent.  Be patient.  Seek My Wisdom.  Fear Me.  Seek my Favor, My Understanding.

All is coming to an end, just as was foretold.  I AM the Alpha & Omega, the First & Last.  I AM HERE.  I AM NOW.  I AM ALL IN ALL.  I AM LOVE.  I AM JUSTICE.  I AM MERCY.  I AM!

The Lord led me to these passages (*scroll down to see the verses) in confirmation:

  • Revelation 17:3-9
  • Isaiah 29:1-7
  • Lamentations 2:1-9

It’s time for us to put our walk with Christ into overdrive.  Time to delve even further into His Word, His Vine, His Provision for us.  Time to clean out each and every speck of leaven: get the Feather of the Holy Spirit, asking Him where there is leaven in our lives and then remove it.  Do this today.  Do it now…

*Here are the verses from the passages above:

Revelation 17:3-9 (KJV)

So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:

And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth.

And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.

The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.

Isaiah 29:1-7 (KJV)

Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices.

Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel.

And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay siege against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against thee.

And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.

Moreover the multitude of thy strangers shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passeth away: yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly.

Thou shalt be visited of the Lord of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.

And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all that fight against her and her munition, and that distress her, shall be as a dream of a night vision.

Lamentations 2:1-9 (KJV)

How hath the Lord covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his anger, and cast down from heaven unto the earth the beauty of Israel, and remembered not his footstool in the day of his anger!

The Lord hath swallowed up all the habitations of Jacob, and hath not pitied: he hath thrown down in his wrath the strong holds of the daughter of Judah; he hath brought them down to the ground: he hath polluted the kingdom and the princes thereof.

He hath cut off in his fierce anger all the horn of Israel: he hath drawn back his right hand from before the enemy, and he burned against Jacob like a flaming fire, which devoureth round about.

He hath bent his bow like an enemy: he stood with his right hand as an adversary, and slew all that were pleasant to the eye in the tabernacle of the daughter of Zion: he poured out his fury like fire.

The Lord was as an enemy: he hath swallowed up Israel, he hath swallowed up all her palaces: he hath destroyed his strong holds, and hath increased in the daughter of Judah mourning and lamentation.

And he hath violently taken away his tabernacle, as if it were of a garden: he hath destroyed his places of the assembly: the Lord hath caused the solemn feasts and sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion, and hath despised in the indignation of his anger the king and the priest.

The Lord hath cast off his altar, he hath abhorred his sanctuary, he hath given up into the hand of the enemy the walls of her palaces; they have made a noise in the house of the Lord, as in the day of a solemn feast.

The Lord hath purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion: he hath stretched out a line, he hath not withdrawn his hand from destroying: therefore he made the rampart and the wall to lament; they languished together.

Her gates are sunk into the ground; he hath destroyed and broken her bars: her king and her princes are among the Gentiles: the law is no more; her prophets also find no vision from the Lord.

 

The Day is coming.

Well, God did it again…

I had just read this post by Pastor Benjamin Faircloth:  Article by Pastor Faircloth

I was very moved by what I read, as it resonated so strongly in my Spirit as being True!  So I went to the Lord and asked Him about it, and this is His reply:

Your days are numbered in my Book: I know the End from the Beginning! Time is up; time for your own machinations, devises, schemes and petty plans. My Time has come: time of judgment, mercy, grace and reaping.

The Day is coming, soon, when you will no longer work; for the darkness has arrived. My Flock will be scattered, each will need to hold fast to My Staff.

I will NOT leave or forsake you, you who hear my Voice will follow ME.

Wow!

I then asked God for confirmation from His Word, and He gave me these passages (He tends to give me whole chapters, instead of just single verses, for some reason!):

  • Psalm 23
  • Isaiah 19
  • 2 Peter 3
  • Hosea 4

If you read the article I linked to above, you’ll note that Pastor Faircloth is talking about the judgment pronounced in Isaiah 47.  I noted that all these passages that God gave me, in confirmation, relate to the very images/descriptions in Isaiah 47!  They also relate to the word He gave me just now!

Blessed be the Name of the LORD!! He is merciful, gracious and kind to tell us what He requires, and then, on top of all that, He gives us what we need to be pure and righteous: the precious Blood of His Son, Jesus Christ! Amen and Amen.

So the question is now for you, the reader:  what will you do with these Words?  It’s time to repent.  I mean, really repent. I mean, really, fully repent.  Stop relying on the “wisdom and knowledge” of the world (verse 10 in Isaiah 47) and rely solely upon God Almighty!

I pray you’ll be found in His Flock as this Age draws to an end…

Soon and Very Soon!

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After reading this article on Z3news.com, from Pastor Faircloth, I felt compelled to spend time with the Lord.  I went to my prayer closet and began to pray…

I asked the Lord if this article was from Him, and I received the verse Numbers 23:19 which states:

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

I knew then that this was indeed the Word of The Lord!  I spent some more time in prayer, praising and thanking God for answering so quickly, and continued to spend time with Him.  I then was urged to grab my pen and write.  The Lord told me:

I am coming soon, make ready! Lift up your head for your redemption draweth nigh.  Tell my people that my judgment is swift and merciful.  All that I do is Just, Right and Holy.  Am I not a righteous judge?  I deserve the reward of my Son’s suffering!

There is none other; none beside, none above, nor below.  None before, nor after.  I AM that I AM!  I am coming, be ready.

There is no time for other things:  I own Time.  Do not turn to the left or the right; do  not step off my Path; don’t let your foot stumble.  I give you everything you need:  your very life comes from Me.  Do not forget that I AM the God who brought you out of Egypt!  AMEN & AMEN!

I then asked God for confirmation from His Word and He gave me these passages:

  • Habakkuk 2:9
  • Micah 6:8
  • Revelation 3:17-19
  • Jonah 2
  • 1 Peter 3:9

Some of these passages are below:

  • Habakkuk 2:9   Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil!
  • Micah 6:8  He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
  • Revelation 3:17-19  Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
  • 1 Peter 3:9  Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

I encourage you to read Jonah 2 as well, as it’s the beautiful prayer of repentance from inside the belly of the whale and a picture of God’s great deliverance!

I then heard the Lord say:

I love you.  I’m coming soon for my Bride…

What a precious Word!  God is so Just.  God is so Good!  I echo the writer of Psalm 119, where in verses 39-41 he declares:

Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good. Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness. Let thy mercies come also unto me, O Lord, even thy salvation, according to thy word.

Amen and Amen, indeed!!

 

A Word from The LORD

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God is so good to let us know what He wants, what He’s doing and how we can please & obey Him!  His Word endures forever!  Jesus told us, in Matthew 24:35, that “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”  That means we can count on the fact that God WILL do what He says He will do!  This fact should inspire us today, and give us confidence and hope…

This is a Word that God gave to me on 2-23-2016.  I had been spending time with God, as usual, in prayer.  I didn’t ask God for anything, He just gave this to me, and asked me to share it with others:

A Word from The LORD on 2-23-2016:

Son of man, lift up your head for your redemption draweth nigh. I will not delay in coming to you; as the sun rises in the East and sets in the West, so shall my coming be. (I understood this to mean that it WILL happen).

As I have spoken, so shall I do. I am looking for those consecrated wholly to Me; a pure, unadulterous bride; robed in pure white, washed in the Blood of the Lamb: My Son.

Do not waiver; stand strong; be courageous; I will not delay, I am coming soon, very soon.

God then gave me these Scriptures, in this order:
– Ezekiel 9
– Jeremiah 11
– Jeremiah 23
– Habakkuk 3:19
– Isaiah 31
– Jonah 4 (especially v.9)
– 1 John 1:9
– Revelation 3:22
What a blessing to receive a Word from the LORD!  So, the question for us today is this:  what will you do with this Word?  Does it inspire you to submit more to the Father in obedience?  Does it give you hope?  Does it increase your faith?  The Bible tells us, in Romans 10:17, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Walk with Him today in submission and faith and obedience.  God bless & keep you…

What’s In Your Wallet?

Luke 18 records a fascinating conversation between Jesus and someone identified as “a certain ruler”.  For the sake of discussion, we’ll call the ruler Fred.  Fred asks Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life.  This conversation is also recorded in 2 other Gospels:  Matthew 19 and Mark 10, and is recorded very similar to this account.  Jesus responds with a great Truth that’s only recorded in Matthew 19:  “If you want to enter life, obey the commandments.”  What a revolutionary teaching this is!  Jesus clearly points out the link between obedience and blessing,  obedience and life, obedience and salvation!  The key to the life of Christ in us is simply learning to obey His commands!!!  Obedience is the key that unlocks the life of Christ within each of us!

Ok, back to the story….  Fred explains that he has indeed kept all the commands of God.  And here comes that dreaded three letter word, “but”…..   Jesus says “You still lack on thing.  Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.  Then come, and follow me.”  OUCH!

Now why did Jesus say that?  Fred has obviously done all that was taught to him, or he probably wouldn’t have come to Jesus publicly and asked the question in the first place!  I’ll bet there were lots of Fred’s friends standing around him, nodding their heads in approval when he said he had obeyed all those commands!  I’ll bet Fred was feeling pretty good when he heard Jesus’ answer to his question!  And then Jesus drops a bomb on Fred.  “You still lack one thing….”!  Man, that’s gotta hurt!

Oswald Chambers, referring to this passage in his devotional “My Utmost For His Highest” says this about Jesus’ question:

“Have you ever heard the Master say a hard word? If you have not, I question whether you have heard Him say anything. Jesus Christ says a great deal that we listen to, but do not hear; when we do hear, His words are amazingly hard. … Have I ever heard Jesus say a hard word? Has He said something personally to me to which I have deliberately listened? Not something I can expound or say this and that about, but something I have heard Him say to me? This man did understand what Jesus said, he heard it and he sized up what it meant, and it broke his heart. He did not go away defiant; he went away sorrowful, thoroughly discouraged. He had come to Jesus full of the fire of earnest desire, and the word of Jesus simply froze him; instead of producing an enthusiastic devotion, it produced a heart-breaking discouragement.”

Yes, Jesus’ words are ‘amazingly hard‘ at times.  But it is in those times when we push on to the point of obedience, that the life of Christ is supernaturally alive in us!  Note the following statement by Jesus as a response to the disciple’s question of “Who then can be saved?”:  “What is impossible with men is possible with God.”!  There it is!  Did you see it?  In Jesus’ simple reply to the disciple’s burning question, He gave us the key to unlocking the life of Christ within us:  it is only possible with God!! 

How many of us go through life trying to obey what God has taught?  How many of us are finally confident enough to come to Christ because we think we’ve got it all together, only to hear a hard word; a word that so discourages and disparages us that we leave with our tail between our legs, utterly discouraged?  Oh my friend, thank God for the hard words of Christ!  Thank God for His unending love, compassion, mercy and grace that He bestows on His created!!  He cares so very much for you and for me that He’s unwilling to leave us at the doorstep of victory!  If it weren’t for the hard word now and then, we’d never know that we still “lack one thing”!!

Do you see the beauty of that hard word?  Like an unyielding coach who is intent on extracting every ounce of talent from the young athlete, God is intent on completing His work in our life!  We need to hear that we still “lack one thing” so that we’ll give that one thing over to Him and be rid of it forever!  We need to let go of that thing onto which Jesus puts His finger and says “you still lack one thing”!

What kind of a God would He be if He left us in our incomplete state?  He has promised that He will provide the means by which we can overcome this “one thing” – don’t forget the promise of Jesus in this passage, “What is impossible with men is possible with God.”!!!  Jesus gives us hope in three little words He said to Fred – Jesus says that after you have sold all your possessions and given to the poor, then “come, follow me“!

Come follow me“:  the key is found in the relationship with Christ!  When we obey that one thing that Jesus points out, we can then rely on the relationship with Him to provide what we need!  In fact, it goes one step further:  it is only in the relationship with Christ that we’ll have the resources we need to obey that one thing!!!  Jesus taught what it means to “come follow Him” in Luke 9 and Matthew 16:  “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”  Hearing the hard words of Christ and obeying them are part of this denying ourselves, taking up our cross and following Him!

My friends, what is it that you’re hanging onto today?  Have you heard the hard question of Christ to your soul?  What is it that you must do, today, in order to follow Christ?  Do that one thing that He asks of you!  Don’t delay.  Don’t put it off. 

Fast Food

I always thought that the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand in John 6 was about Jesus doing a miracle to show the people who He was, as a means to provide a witness to who He was and why He was there.  And it is that, but I believe it’s much more than that…. It’s more than creating ‘fast food’ for the multitudes!

In v. 5 Jesus asks Philip the following question in order to test him: “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?”. Hmmmm. Did you see it?  Do you get it?  Jesus asks Philip an ‘impossible question’ in order to test him!  I used to think, “what a crazy question!” How else could Philip have answered?!?!?  But now I see that Jesus orchestrates almost everything in our lives to test us! He designs opportunities for us to practice trusting in Him!  The question to Philip is designed to help Philip learn an invaluable lesson:  a lesson of trust.

The core premise of the disciple journey is that we are not our own: we’ve been created by God and bought back by Him (through the price of His  Son, Jesus)!  Because of this, I no longer can (or need to) rely on my own self for any provisions, I need to fully and wholly trust in Him to provide as He is the source of our life. And so, in order for us to practice this truth, God orchestrates events in our lives to help us trust Him!

Ok, back to the food thing…. How did Philip respond to Jesus’ test?  v. 7 tells us that Philip fails the test.  He couldn’t see Jesus as the all-sufficient provider that He truly was.  Philip was still seeing with natural eyes, not spiritual eyes.  Philip was still thinking in the natural instead of the supernatural. Apparently, Philip had a faith problem – a problem of belief (see “Got Faith?“). He was still trusting in himself, in the natural, the normal: the ‘pattern of this world (Rom. 12:2).
 

Philip was counting on natural resources – note how his answer is based on having enough money to buy food! Instead, he should have been counting on the supernatural resources of the God who owns the cattle on a thousand hills!  Had Philip not been with Jesus at the wedding in Cana?  Had he not seen Jesus heal and deliver?  Had he not witnessed the supernatural in action in the life of Christ?  Philip is learning to trust Christ in all things…. So are we!

What about you?  Are you ready to pass the test Jesus has for you? In what area of our life is He testing you? Do you see His questions as testing/preparing us, or as mistrust or some other reason?  Do you have a faith problem?

The question for us today is this: HOW do we see the supernatural? How do we count on supernatural resources instead of our own?  By keeping our focus on our relationship with God! By “not conforming to the patterns of this world, but being transformed by the renewing of our minds” (Rom. 12:2a)! By denying ourselves, taking up our cross daily and following Jesus (Luke 9:23). By making each and every choice by first asking God what He wants in this thing – not what we want. Remember that ownership thing I mentioned earlier? 

Only then will we learn to see things as God sees them, to understand His heart and Will (Rom.12:2b), to see that if God needs something to be provided to make ‘it’ happen, He will be the provider!  God is our Jehovah-Jireh, our Provider!  We can trust Him in all things.  He is a trustworthy God!

I believe there’s a Godly principle at work here: If a physical need arises in the midst of doing God’s service, then He will see to it that it’s taken care of!  (I’ll have a future blog post here about this topic from John 11)

So, the feeding of the multitude in John 6 isn’t only about Jesus showing what He can do.  It’s about His great love for us – love that wants us to be all that He died for us to be!  It’s about us learning to trust God.  It’s about us learning to see with ‘spiritual eyes’ instead of physical.  It’s about us learning to rely solely on our Jehovah-Jireh, our Provider.  It’s about us practicing to trust God in all situations and circumstances.  It’s about faith and belief and our relationship with God.  The next time you hear a question from God, be very careful how you answer….
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