Wednesday, July 27, 2016

For now we see in a mirror dimly, a blurred reflection, a riddle, an enigma, but when the time of perfection comes we will see reality face to face. Now I know in part, just in fragments, but then I will know fully, just as I have been fully known by God. 

1 Corinthians 13:12


Monday, July 25, 2016

How to avoid deception - Part 3: Know Prophecy

Two weeks ago, I started a 5-part series on how to avoid deception in these last days.  This has been a personal quest for me because I truly believe many many Christians will be deceived by the anti-christ and events that will take place toward the end of the age.  The Bible, both Old Testament and New are FULL of warnings against deception. If you think you're immune, you are in grave danger.

And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. Matt 24:4
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Matt 24:24

The first thing we must do to arm ourselves against deception is to Know God. The second is to know His Word.  If you missed those posts and are interested, here are the links:  Know God  Know His Word. 

Did you know that over 25% of the Bible is Prophecy? Check out these statistics:

  • Every fourth verse in the Scripture deals with prophecy.
  • The coming of the Lord is a truth of such importance that it is mentioned 318 times in the 260 chapters of the NT (on an average of once every 25 verses).
  • The only subject mentioned more frequently than the second coming is the subject of salvation.
  • Paul mentioned the communion ordinance only twice in his 13 epistles and baptism only 13 times, but he mentions the return of our Lord 50 times!

Yet most of the Western church ignores prophecy. I can honestly say that I have only heard a sermon on prophecy in a church here in California once, and that was a guest speaker. Before that, I was blessed to have attended briefly a church in Fort Lauderdale when I was a teenager that often spoke of prophecy.  If you know my testimony, you know that prophecy is what brought me to Jesus, so you could say that it holds a very special place in my heart. There is a reason God put so much prophecy in the Scriptures. The main reason, I believe, is to prove He is God!  For who else but God knows the future?

“I am the Lord; that is my name!
    I will not give my glory to anyone else,
    nor share my praise with carved idols.
 Everything I prophesied has come true,
    and now I will prophesy again.
I will tell you the future before it happens.” 

Isaiah 42: 8-10

 So, here's my point. If God has taken the time to put so much prophecy in the Bible about the future,  don't you think we ought to study it back and forth, inside and out, so that we know as well as we can what is going to happen?

Why? You might say. Who cares? It will happen anyway. Yes. Very true. But knowing what will happen will keep you from being tricked into believing the wrong thing. Jesus Himself gave the best example of this in Matthew 24 where he warned His disciples not to be deceived about His second coming.

So if they say to you, ‘Behold, He is in the wilderness,’ do not go out, or, ‘Behold, He is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe them. For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be. 

So, now we know that we should not believe reports of anyone claiming that Jesus has returned and is in New York or in the Alps or sailing in the Mediterranean!  Now, we know what to look for! 

The Apostle Paul had to comfort the church of Thessalonica because they thought they'd missed the rapture!  Can you imagine?  Sounds like they had heard something from another church or in a letter that they missed the boat.  So Paul had to reassure them with this prophecy--which really helps us to know what to look for too!

Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed. 2 Thessalonians 2:3

Other things prophecy can tell us

  • What EXACT signs precede Jesus's coming
  • What the culture will look like toward the end of the age
  • What things must happen first before the rapture
  • That there will be MANY false prophets and how to spot them
  • What does the final empire look like, how many rulers, etc? 
  • How should Christians expect to be treated?
  • What are the attributes and characteristics of the antichrist?  
  • What will the antichrist do that will reveal his true character?
  • What will the church look like toward the end of the age
  • What will be the mark of true believers
  • What natural disasters to expect
  • Will there be more wars?
  • What cities will be destroyed?
  • What will the one world religion look like?
  • Who are the two witnesses and how will we know them?
  • What signs should we look for in the heavens? 

These are just a few of the things prophecy tells us!  Imagine if you were armed with all that information, you would see things happening all around you and know the end is near. Also, you would not be easily deceived by any of satan's tricks, because you already know what to look for in the antichrist.  The Scripture says most of the world will be deceived by him. Most. And even some Christians. Why? Because they won't know prophecy and they won't be able to spot him when he appears. Sounds to me like he's going to be a pretty convincing dude. 


Friday, July 22, 2016

Washington D.C., America, and the Occult

Recently, I learned some things about my own country that in all honesty really upset me.  I was raised believing that the United States was founded completely on Christian principles and that all of our forefathers were devout Christians. Somehow that thought gave me great peace along with pride that I was born American. I still have great pride in America. I believe we have been the greatest nation on earth and the most Christian nation ever known. I also believe God's hand of providence has been on us from the very beginning despite what you will learn in this post. But having said that, let me know give you a very general outline of how our capital city was built and laid out, in addition to some other monuments. 

First I must quickly define FreeMasons.  Some of you may already be aware of who the Masons are. They are a secret religious society that began hundreds of years ago that is directly connected to the occult. Today they have morphed into what some call the Illuminati. That's all I'll say here, but I suggest you do your own homework on them.

The Capitol Building. 
 As some of you know, the Capitol is the main seat of government in our nation's capital. It is where congress meets and where all major decisions are made that affect our country. But did you know that the building itself was designed and built by freemasons?  In fact, the cornerstone of the capitol building was laid with Masonic honors on Sept 18th, 1793 under the auspices of the Grand Lodge of MaryLand.  It may pain some of you to know that George Washington presided over the ceremony in full Masonic attire, assisted by several prominent Masons.

At the top of the capitol building stands the statue of  the goddess of reason or freedom who faces east toward the sunrise. She is called Columbia throughout the US, but she is also known from history as Asherah, though you won't find that in history books. She was also designed by a freemason. (She is also the logo for Columbia pictures, the movie production company)

If you go inside the Capitol and look up into the dome, there is a painting at the top called Apotheosis. This also was painted by a famous Mason who also painted many murals at the Vatican. The name Apotheosis means "Exaltation of a subject to a divine level".  A closer look at the painting shows they are exalting George Washington himself. We also see the goddess Columbia in the painting, along with
a host of ancient gods and goddesses from pagan religions (Atlantis, Venus, Vulcan, etc... all demonic gods)

Directly beneath the dome is the crypt and in the middle on the floor is a bronze sun symbol. (for the sun god)  This symbol is geographically the center of Washington DC.  There are also many pagan god statues littered all over the Capitol building, including the god Mars found near the entrance.

The layout of Washington D.C,
In many occult circles the dome represents the female womb and the obelisk represents the male reproductive organ. By placing these two in a straight line with one another, occultist believe a third
spiritual entity is born, a sort of spiritual energy or power.  You'll see this same formation at the Vatican.  In fact, the layout of the city is in the form of an inverted pentagram. Due to space constraints here, I'll let you do your own homework on this one.

The Washington Monument
Have you ever wondered why there is a massive obelisk in the center of the city? Did you know that the obelisk has a very satanic history associated with it? It is actually the phallic symbol, which is the male sexual organ (sorry to be so graphic).  It is a symbol of power and was often used in occult rituals through the ancient past as a form of worship of the god of fertility. This same symbol was similar to the Asherah pole around which people would dance and engage in sexual orgies as a form of worship.  It is where we get the stripper pole from. But I digress.  There is also a similar obelisk at the vatican.

On July 4th 1848, the cornerstone of the monument was laid by grand master mason of the grand lodge of the district of Columbia.  There are 35 Masonic memorial stones interspersed throughout the monument.  Some interesting numbers are involved. At the ground level, the monument measures on each side 55.5 Feet, which is 666 inches.  The height if 555.5 Feet, which is 6666 inches

Statue of Liberty
Most of us know that this great statue was a gift from France. What you may not know is that it was a gift from the grand masons of France to the grand masons of America.  The statue is the goddess of illumination, Asherah, the same goddess who sits atop the Capitol building, the same goddess enthroned in Notre Dame. She is called Libertas, Isis,
and by many other names.  The ancient goddess Libertas was a roman goddess of liberty and freedom who promoted the idea of the freedom to do whatever one desired. She was promoted as the goddess of prostitution because she promoted sexual freedom.   The Statue of Liberty holds in her right hand the Masonic torch of enlightenment.  She was erected with full masonic ceremony and at the base sits a plaque dedicated to the FreeMasons of New York.  Her crown of 7 spikes represents the enlightenment of the sun god

One Dollar Bill
The US One dollar bill is full of masonic symbols.  The Circle on the left contains the all-seeing eye sitting atop a pyramid.  As most of you know the all seeing eye is the eye of Lucifer and the pyramid represents him sitting atop his throne or mountain keeping an eye on mankind.  The words around the eye on the dollar bill are: "Annuit  Cceptis Novos Ordo Seclorum" which means "Announcing the Birth of the New World Order".  The Occultist seek to place the world under one world government, and we can see here that they have been planning this for a long time. 
The symbol on the right we are told is the American Eagle, but in actuality this is a Phoenix.  The Phoenix from the flames symbol means order from chaos. It spreads the idea that through pain, wars, death, and destruction, order will emerge.  There are 13 leaves in the Olive branch in the Eagle's left claw, 13 stripes in the shield, and 13 arrows in its right claw.  In its beak is a banner with the words. "E Pluribus Unum" which means "Out of the many One" again, a secret reference to the New World Order. Above the Eagle's head is a crest of the sun god and within the crest are 13 stars that are in the shape of a hexagram.  (For those who don't know the meaning of the hexagram. It has 6 points, 6 angles and 6 plains and hence represents the number 666 and is an occult symbol)

There are many more occult symbols found in Washington DC and other cities in America and in many of our historical objects, but I hope this gives you a brief overview of some of them.  If you haven't heard this before, you are either thinking I've lost my mind or you are in complete shock.  However, I highly suggest you do your own homework on this. Remember that often times they will give these symbols very innocent meanings, but it's important to look deeply at each symbol and research its past to find out the truth.  I would also like to note that George Washington often spoke of God and wrote some of the most beautiful prayers to our Father. However it is true that he was a Mason. Whether or not he was aware of its occult ties, I have no idea. 

Having said that, and even knowing that many of our founders were involved in the occult, I still believe God blessed the USA because there were many true Christians here. It was indeed a Christian nation for many many years, and I thank God for this country.  However, it does appear that there was another agenda in its founding that may be coming true in these last days.  God help us all.


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Jesus replied, “My light will shine for you just a little longer. Walk in the light while you can, so the darkness will not overtake you. Those who walk in the darkness cannot see where they are going. Put your trust in the light while there is still time; then you will become children of the light.”

John 12:35-36 


Monday, July 18, 2016

How to avoid deception - Part 2: Know God's Word!

Last week, I started a 5-part series on how to avoid deception in these last days.  This has been a personal quest for me because I truly believe many many Christians will be deceived by the anti-christ and events that will take place toward the end of the age.  The Bible, both Old Testament and New are FULL of warnings against deception. If you think you're immune, you are in grave danger.

And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. Matt 24:4
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Matt 24:24

The first thing we must do to arm ourselves against deception is to Know God. I spoke in depth about some ways to do this last week. If you missed the post, you can catch it here.

The second thing you must do to ensure you won't fall into the devil's deception is Know God's Word!  You may think this is sort of the same thing as knowing God, but it isn't. They are related, of course, because one way to know God is through His Word. But actually knowing His Word, I mean REALLY knowing His Word is something different. And something vitally important.  Yet so many Christians rarely read their Bibles, let alone study them and memorize Scripture.

I know a man who was once an atheist and who had a miraculous conversion experience much like that of the Apostle Paul. He saw into the spirit realm, heard directly from God, awesome stuff. Afterward he gave his life to Christ and spent the next 3 months reading the entire Bible in two different versions. Then he stopped, and he hasn't picked up the Bible since except to take it to church. When I asked him about it, he said that he'd already read it and knew what it said.  I might also add that this person, though still a believer, is now very much wrapped up in the things of this world.

The truth is, the Bible is alive. 

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

What does that mean? It means as one famous preacher once said "When you are reading your Bible, your Bible is reading you!"  Imagine you pick up your favorite book. Maybe it's a certain pirate romance. (WINK) or some other adventurous tale.  You've already read the book multiple times, yet this time you've invited the author of the book to join you and comment on each scene as you read it. You'd be amazed at the insight the author can give you into the storyline, characters, plot and all the little subtleties and nuances of theme, moral, dialogue, and events that he or she was thinking when they wrote it.  By the end of the book, the insight you would have gained would really make the story come alive for you.

That's what the Holy Spirit does for us when we read HIS Book!  He points out certain verses, passages,  and stories and makes them pop off the page at us. He touches our hearts with things that we need to hear, things we are dealing with personally, temptations, struggles, even questions we may have. Need to hear from God? Have a question? Dive into His Book and ask Him to reveal His answer to you.  The good news is you always have the author with you.

I have read through the Bible countless times, and I can honestly say each time I find something new, something I've never seen before, or I learn something I really needed to learn. It is truly amazing!  But it won't happen to you unless you sit down, open up the Bible, and read!!! 

Don't just read it. Slow down and meditate on it. Take it verse by verse and look up all the references that link to it in the rest of the Bible. Ask the Holy Spirit to help show you what He wants you to know. Meditate, think about, ponder, discuss the meaning with others. This is how you will remember the Words of God when you need them the most. And let me tell you, you are going to need them desperately soon.

You must KNOW the truth inside and out if you are ever going to recognize the Lie. The Word of God must be hidden in your heart, in your mind constantly, and ever upon your lips if you are to defend against all deception.

Not only that, the Word of God is a weapon. It is the believer's ONLY weapon of offense, besides the name of Jesus.  Jesus, Himself, used the Words of God 3 times against satan when he was tempted in the wilderness. The Son of God used His Own Words as a weapon!!!!   How much more should we do the same??    

 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:  Ephesians 6:17

From His mouth comes a sharp sword (His word) with which He may strike down the nations Revelations 19:15

Come back next week for the third thing we need to do to avoid deception


Friday, July 15, 2016

Book news!

Happy Friday, everyone.

First of all, I'd like to express my deepest sorrow for those who lost their lives in France yesterday. My sincere prayers go up for the injured to heal in soul, body, and spirit, and for the comfort of those who lost loved ones in such a horrific act of terror. May our Father in heaven bring peace to all and turn hearts toward Him where they will find love, comfort, and rest.

Next release: She Walks in Power.  Status, please?  Okay, I'm still working on it. Actually, I'm on the third draft, Chapter 22 out of 33.  In my third draft, I'm merely going over the manuscript one more time, doing a lot of reading outloud and trying to catch any errors, add in things I forgot, change things I marked to change, make sure I'm consistent with characters, plot, eye color, traits, location etc...
I expect to be done by next week, at which time, it goes to my editor and two early readers who have signed up to help me make it perfect!  (Thank you, Chappy and Michelle Griep!)

When I get it back from all three of these wonderful friends, I will fix everything, format it, and load it up on Amazon at a special Pre-order price.  I'm still hoping for a September 1st release, unless the editing takes longer than expected.

I'm going to have a discounted Pre-order price for no longer than a few weeks, so please sign up to receive my blog or my newsletter, so you don't miss out.

This book is like nothing I've written before, and I know you're going to love every minute of it.  Of course it's got the usual adventure, wit, and romance, but there's an extra dimension of spiritual battle threaded throughout that I hope you find intriguing. If you don't know the storyline, click on "Coming Soon" above.

Other book news.

My publisher has drastically lowered the price on my entire Surrender to Destiny Ebook series.
The first Book, Surrender the Heart, is FREE. If you haven't read it, it's one of my readers' favorites, so be sure and pick it up.

Also, the next two ebooks in the series are only 99cents.  All three full length novels for only 2 bucks. Can't beat that.   Surrender the Night  and  Surrender the Dawn

Also, my publisher has lowered my novel, Veil of Pearls to 99 cents!


I wrote an article on Spiritual Power you might find interesting. I'm also giving away a paperback of Charity's Cross. So click HERE to read the article and enter to win!

What else has MaryLu been doing this summer?  Taking care of my wonderful grandkids (one who was just born 3 weeks ago!), studying end times and the Illuminati, hanging out with friends, enjoying the waterfall and pond my hubby made for me in the backyard, watching humming birds drink from the feeder outside my window, and going for long walks chatting with my Father.  How about you?