Wednesday, April 25, 2018

But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

1 Corinthians 2:9 

Why did I choose this picture with this Scripture? Because when Jesus rules and reigns on earth for a thousand years, we have no idea the wonders we will see and encounter!  

Monday, April 23, 2018

How badly do you want it?

And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,  And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.  For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole  Mark 5:25-28

We have all probably heard the story of this poor woman who had been bleeding for TWELVE years! You women out there can well imagine her pain and discomfort. But did you know that when a woman was on her monthly period in Israel, she was considered unclean? In fact, she was not permitted to go out in public, nor could anyone touch her.  This poor lady had been ostracized from society and all human touch for twelve years!

Not only that, but she had spent ALL her money on doctors, and it says she suffered under their "cures". In other words, she'd been through a lot of pain trying to be healed. Instead of being healed, she actually got worse!  Now, the Scripture says, she heard of Jesus. I often wonder what she heard. Obviously she heard He could heal people. She had probably also heard how He stilled the raging sea, delivered people of demons, and other miracles. She, no doubt, had heard the rumblings that this Jesus might indeed be the long-awaited Messiah. 

Somehow she had to get to him. But how? This was no easy task. Not for her. She was not allowed to be in public. No doubt, everyone in town knew of her "disease" by now. If she dared to make an appearance in the public square, people would shout, "Unclean! Unclean!"  and dart to the other side of the street. Some people probably cursed at her, spit, and told her to go home. Then add to that the fact that she was very sick. I would guess anemic from the loss of blood and hence, very very weak. It would have taken every ounce of her remaining strength to drag herself from her home and try to find Jesus. 

But she does find Him!  Unfortunately, He's surrounded by a huge mob of people, pressing in on Him, touching Him, and begging for His help. Mind you, she's not allowed to touch anyone!  To press through that crowd would take a great deal of strength and determination, but also she'd have to battle people who would be horrified by her touch and probably try to shove her away. 

For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole   Mark 5:28

This is the key. She didn't say:
"Maybe if I touch Him, I'll be healed."
"Can't hurt to try to touch Him. I've tried everything else."
"Please God, heal me if I touch Him." 

No, she said "I SHALL be made whole."  She believed with all her heart that Jesus would (not could or might) but would heal her.  It's called FAITH.

And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?  Mark 5:29-31

She believed without a doubt and she was healed!  Notice that there were MANY people touching Jesus. Many. I imagine most of them hoped to get a miracle or healing by just touching Him. Why else would they be touching Him? But NO ONE else that we are told of, received healing. Why? I believe it's because they didn't have faith. They may have had hope, but you can't receive a miracle without faith. 

Yet it doesn't end there. I love this woman because she could have gotten healed and then taken off in a bolt, hoping not to get caught. Surely she would fear that Jesus might get angry and take her healing away. After all, she didn't ask His permission. 

But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.  V: 33-34

I love that He calls her daughter. So intimate. And notice what made her whole? Her faith. Yes, she had faith, but she also acted on that faith. Our actions prove our faith. Her actions were not easy. Making her way to Jesus was extremely difficult for this woman, but her journey proved her faith. Most people would have given up along the way when things got tough. When people cursed at them or shouted at them to go home. When someone spit on them. When they saw the huge crowd and how impossible it would be to get through it. When their bodies felt like they had no strength left at all for one more step.   

Are you in need of a miracle today? How badly do you want it? 

1. Figure out who you believe Jesus is.  "she heard of Jesus" If you're not saved, get saved. Then seek the Scriptures for God's promise for your problem.
2. She knew Jesus would heal her. For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole. Do you know? Faith comes by reading the Word of God and by knowing the author of that Word. Grow your faith!
3. Step out in Faith. she came in the press behind, and touched his garment. Your step of faith could be a variety of things, but true faith is always expressed in an action. Ask God what He wants you to do.

Is stepping out in faith worth receiving the condemnation of others, worth looking like a fool, worth draining every last ounce of your strength, worth pressing through a difficult crowd of issues (unbelief, doubt, fear, pain)?  Do you truly believe Jesus will do what He said? Or are you just hoping? If you're just hoping, you probably won't keep pressing through, and you will never get your miracle. 

Faith is important to God. 
Without Faith it is impossible to please God  Hebrews 11:6
Faith without Works is dead. James 2:17

Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you. Matt 9:29
Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire. Matt 15:28
Then Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” Mark 10:52
Then He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.” Luke 7:50
And He said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.”Luke 17:19
Then Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has made you well.” Luke 18:42
And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith. Matt 13:58

Friday, April 20, 2018

Friday's Mad Mad World!

Dearest Brothers and Sisters in Christ, what a crazy week!
Lots of rumblings of war, missiles fired, chemical weapons, saber rattling between the US and Russia, cyber attacks, drones, oh my!

Other things of note:
  • The Earth is also rumbling and quaking and volcanoes are spitting
  • Antibiotic resistant diseases rising
  • Human like robots
  • Christian persecution everywhere
  • High Tech companies spying on you!

And in the middle of it all, Israel celebrates their 70th birthday with street celebrations, parties, fireworks etc!   Yes, 70 years ... Hmm... something about that number... oh yes, the Scripture defines it as the length of our lives or in other words, a generation!

The days of our lives are seventy years; And if by reason of strength they are eighty years, Psalm 90:10

Wars and Rumors of Wars

Explosions at largest military base in Syria
Mystery booms across US sparks fears of secret underground WW3 preparations
US warns it is "locked and loaded" if Assad uses chemical weapons again
Scientist reveal terrifying nuclear bomb simulation
Russia claims Syrian air defenses shot down 71 out of the 103 missiles 
Putin calls Syrian air strikes an act of aggression and warns of consequences
Israeli military on high alert amid Iran threats
Russian navy threatens US war ship near Syria with torpedo
Trump deploys largest naval strike force to middle east in 15 years
Nikki Haley blasts Russia and Syria on chemical attacks
Russian and Iran prepare multi-level response for US attack on Syria
4000 US troops launch massive drill on Syrian border
British tourists on red alert to flee Cyprus amid rumors of WW3 
Russian warships laden with tanks and armored patrol boats sail toward Middle East
Putin warns there will be global Chaos is US strikes again
US's minimal response on Assad shows the effect of Russian deterrence  
Future of warfare - rise of drones 
N. Korea teams up with Syria. 
Russian cyber attacks hit the US
ISIS threatens to bomb New York subway

Big Gov/High Tech/Mark of Beast

Spy cameras could soon know what we're thinking and feeling by scanning our bodies
Trump accused of starting war to distract from scandals. Really? 
Cashless society just around the corner 
A quarter of Millennials have never heard of the Holocaust  
Be prepared to be genetically modified 
Social Media beings used to collect Biometrics 
CA rejects border duties for troops 
Realistic robot indistinguishable from humans 
Police ordered to prep for riots if Trump fires Mueller  
Text book indoctrination of students coming to a school near you (actually it's already here in various forms)

Sodom and Gomorrah

Canada Environmental Impact studies must include Gender Identity 
Senator: Approve of Same sex marriage or don't serve your country


Senior Iranian Commander sets date for Israel's destruction
Israel braces for Iranian counter strike

Signs in the Sky

Earth has near miss with asteroid
Strange object found orbiting the sun


Teen ruthlessly bullied on YouTube because she loves Jesus too much 
Ex-NFL Cheerleader persecuted for saying she saved herself for marriage
Vietnam court sentences Christian pastor to 15 years in prison
George Washington's new class on "Christian privilege"  
Senators grill Pompeo on Christian views during hearing 
Chick-Fil-A under attack again for Christian values 
Beware, Christian, you may soon be labeled as having a mental disorder
China issues decree that all Christians must register with government

Earth Groans! Famines, Pestilences, Storms, Earthquakes, oh my!

CDC investigates E-coli outbreak in 7 states
More than 89 quakes strike Old Faithful in Wyoming in 24 hours 
Antibiotic-resistant strain of Gonorrhea  
Oklahoma wild fires have consumed 246,000 acres
14 Earthquakes strike Canada and nobody knows what is causing them
Multiple earthquakes beneath volcanoes around the world 
Super Gonorrhea spreading fast
NYC mice are carrying antibiotic resistant germs
Mysterious gathering of over 14,000 sharks off Northeast coast
Nebraska struck with 6 rare earthquakes in less than a week
Mysterious flesh-eating bug spreading in Australia


Atheist appointed head chaplain of hospital in UK
Why your kids can spend over 600 hours in church and get nothing out of it 
Pope says good atheists go to heaven

Good news!

Online sex trafficking takes a huge hit with new Trump legislation 

Don't despair!!  Don't give in to fear. Help is on the way!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

John 8:12

Monday, April 16, 2018

Are you blocking God's light?

This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5

Did you ever do an experiment in Science class with a glass prism where you passed sunlight through it and it formed all the colors of the rainbow?  You might remember that white light is composed of all the visible colors of the electromagnetic spectrum and that the prism bends and refracts each of those colors so they can be seen individually. 

There's a rainbow above the throne of God, which seems fitting since God is Light. His wonderful, incredible light coming from His very person is refracted above him into a rainbow! Cool, huh?

And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. Revelation 4:3

We are also told in the Scripture that, we who trust in Jesus, are also lights, lights of the world in fact. But we are also told that it's possible that we don't shine at all or that our light is quite dull. A few weeks ago I heard a sermon online about how easily we can block God's light and what is the best way to become a prism of His Light that we can then refract to show His true beauty to the world.

Think of yourself as a Prism pointing up to heaven. In order for light from God to move through you and shine on others, all three of your sides need to be clear. In other words, there can't be any cloudy or dirty or dark glass because then light would not move through.  The First side that needs to be cleared is the bottom which represents your will.  This occurs when you get "saved". You believe in Jesus and you submit your will to Him.

Will - Submission to Jesus as Lord of your Life

 But the Triangle is still blocking the light!  There's more to do in order to reflect the light of God. The next step is to gain knowledge. How do you do this? You read the Bible!  You pray often (without ceasing) You listen to great preachers. You hang out with other Christians and share their struggles and what the Lord has done for them. You learn how to hear God's voice in your spirit!

If you just submit to Jesus but don't grow in your faith, you won't reflect His light. In fact, I'll go so far as to say that if you are truly submitted to HIM, you can't help but grow in your faith, because He will lead you to do the things you must do in order to Grow!!  Don't stay a Baby Christian drinking from a bottle!

I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.  1 Corinthians 3:2

But Knowledge and Will isn't enough either. You must produce fruits!   What do I mean by fruits? The Fruits of the Holy Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-control

The Truth is, you can say you believe in Jesus. You can have a PHD from every theological seminary in the country. You can speak Hebrew and Greek and attend every conference there is, but if you don't bear the fruits of the Holy Spirit, you are nothing, and will not shine the Love of God to others. In fact, once again, I would say that your claim to be submitted to Jesus is false. In other words, you can't say you follow Jesus and then not show love to your fellow man, constantly lose your temper, have no inner joy, lie, cheat, etc. These fruits should be evident your life, especially if you've a Christian for awhile.   Sorry the graphic below is a little small. I hope you can see it.

When you have all three of these sides operating (even if they are just in the beginning stages) you will begin to shine God's light to the world! We are commanded to be lights. But not every Christian is shining! I'll leave you with this incredibly important Scripture from the Apostle Peter. He lists several things (fruits) we should be striving for as Christians.

Brotherly kindness

The reward if you grow in these things, you will be fruitful for God (shine lots of His Light!) AND
you will be allowed entrance into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord!

The punishment for not growing in these things:  You are shortsithged, blind, have forgotten that you were cleansed from your sins. You will stumble and quite possibly NOT be allowed into the kingdom of God.

But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.  For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.
 Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:5-11

As the world around us grows darker and darker, it's time we remove all hindrances and start shining God's bright light into the world!  With me?

Friday, April 13, 2018

Friday's Mad Mad World!

Greetings Holy Watchers!  Prepare yourself for a very active week prophetically. Things are getting crazy. The world seems on the brink of either some major disaster or war itself. Not to mention the utter and complete corruption of governments everywhere, even here in the US. (Which I never thought I'd see). The Deep State (Global elites) are more entrenched in our government than we could ever have expected. Bye, bye, Miss American Pie.

Things that struck me
  • War in the Middle East seems imminent. (Read Ezekiel 39)  There is more saber rattling among the super powers than I can ever remember in my lifetime
  • Earthquakes continue to shake the ring of fire
  • Yellowstone volcano is about to blow
  • Christians and conservatives are being more and more silenced by those in power of high tech companies

Wars and Rumors of Wars

Are we witnessing the footprints of WW3?
Trump threatens China with $100 billion more in tariffs due to unfair trade practices
Russia warns US to stop all military action on N. Korean peninsula 
Trump drops his push for immediate withdrawal of troops from Syria
China warns that Trump will learn a painful lesson soon 
China launches massive navy drills in China Sea with 40 Warships 
China will not hesitate with major response to new tariffs 
Airstrike on Syria. At least 12 dead 
Iran claims the Syrian gas attack was fabricated to excuse military action
4000 National Guard troops sent to US-Mexico border
Russia says Syrian gas attack is fake news
Japan activates first marines since WW2 
Trump threatens Assad over Chemical attack 
US Ambassador to UN: US will respond to Syrian attack 
Iran warns of war if Trump scraps Iran deal 
Russia warns of grave consequences if US takes action against Syria 
Syrian missile strike within hours. Eastern Mediterranean on alert 
Russia jams US drones in Syria 
US destroyer harassed by Russian warplanes off Syrian coast 
Top Iranian official says they will respond to Israeli air base attack 
Syria moves military jets in response to Trump's threats 
UK sends submarines toward Syria for possible strike
Russia moves 11 navy ships out of Syrian port
Russian TV mocks upcoming war with US: Orders citizens to store food and water 
Saudi air defense forces intercept rocket over Riyadh 
Russia warns it will shoot down any US missiles 
US-led coalition warplanes seen flying over Iraqi border


Hot new drug called the "Spirit molecule" causes people to encounter demons 
Government seizes online sex marketplace 
Satanists say video games help them practice their religion

Gog-Magog / Israel

Leaders of Turkey, Iran, and Russia hold meeting  (3 of the countries in Ezekiel 38)
1000 participate in Priestly Blessing at Western Wall
HAMAS vows millions of martyrs and pays cash for injuries and death in border clashes 
The Deep prophetic meaning of Israel's 70th Birthday 
Israel blamed for missile strike on Syria 
Israel threatens to topple Assad if Iran attacks

Earth groaning - famines, pestilences, earthquakes, storms

World stock markets on the brink of collapse
5.3 Earthquake shakes Southern California
Earthquake that rattled LA was most powerful in years
CDC warns of new anti-antibiotic bacteria spreading across America 
Dow plunges 550 points as fears rattle Wall Street 
Scientists predict entire US will be covered in Ash after Yellowstone erupts 
Outbreak of severe bleeding by synthetic weed spreads 
Series of quakes shake California and Alaska!

Signs in the Sky

Mystery trumpet sounds in the sky in Hawaii baffle citizens 
Solar storm could strike earth this week

Sodom and Gomorrah

Transgender bathrooms to be forced on 4-H kids in America's heartland 
CA considering a bill that would make it illegal to get counseling for same-sex attraction 
Boston Marathon runners can compete as any gender they identify with 
CA bill introduced making it illegal for Christians to counsel LBGT patients 
The end of girls' sports? Transgender males take over

High Tech/Global Gov/Mark of the Beast

Scientists fear killer robots could destroy humanity 
Government acknowledges rogue devices may be spying on you 
Feds seek technology that can write info on the human brain
Facebook condemns pro-Trump Diamond and Silk as "Unsafe to the Community" 
FBI raids office of Trump's lawyer 
Robots replace soldiers in first exercise of its kind 
Will Christian speech be allowed in the new Facebook world? 
Facebook hearings could lead to Governmental control of the internet 
Trump Presidency under siege
Fingerprints and eye scans now required to buy food in India 


80% of Iraqi Christians have disappeared 
Chinese government bans online sale of Bibles 
Atheists throw a fit over Bible included in POW display 
China tears down crosses


Pope has not refuted his denial of hell

Good news!

Man convicted in double homicide is now sharing his faith with inmates
College professor says he saw portals to heaven and hell during his near-death experience

Don't despair, Help is on the way!!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal

Matthew 6:19-20