Friday, November 16, 2018

Friday's Mad Mad World!


Greetings precious watchers of the Most High!  Another week of madness has ensued. Good thing we know God is on the throne and He is in control.

Things that caught my eye
  • Things are heating up in Israel. Hundreds of rockets were fired into the Holy land last week
  • California fires! (Yes, I am okay. Thanks for those who asked. Our air is smoky but no fires are close) Please pray for us. 
  • Employee microchips are being pushed on US workers (Can you say Mark of the Beast?)
  • 10 Nation army proposed for Europe.  If you know prophecy you know this sounds suspicious because the Antichrist will rule (for a while) with 10 kings. Just saying
  • An atheist pastor is allowed to keep her position in the church.  Huh?
  • Lots of weird stuff in the sky.  Can you say demons masking as aliens masking as saviors.

Prophecy

Woman receives warning that a Tsunami will strike the East coast, an Earthquake on the Madrid fault and nuclear destruction is coming to US cities
Message from autistic child in Jerusalem: Messiah is about to be revealed 
Sanhedrin calls for Jerusalem mayor to prepare for building the 3rd temple

Wars and Rumors of Wars

Gaza Rockets rain down on Israel. 85 injured. 1 dead
Israel bombs TV station in Gaza during border flareup 
Hamas fires more than 200 rockets at Israel this Monday \
IDF: A special army preparing for Gog and Magog 
IDF special forces soldier killed in shootout 
Chinese-Russian alliance forged to implement a 7-pronged attack to destroy America 
Gaza terrorists want cease-fire after attacking Israel with 400 rockets 
Pence warns: US won't back down on China tariffs, even if it means cold war 
Radical Muslim group operating a commune in California 
China's new stealth bomber could alter the way US defends itself 
WW3 threatens as China show off military might in sabre-rattling stunt

Earth groaning

Worst Ebola outbreak ever in the Congo
Deadliest and most destructive fires in Californian history
Death toll hits 29 as 228 are still unaccounted for in Californian fires 
Mysterious bubbling pool of mud is on the move and no one knows why 
New tropical storm brewing in the Atlantic 
Thousands of fish die in the Euphrates 
Japanese volcano erupts, causing amazing lightning storm  
Now 56 people dead, many more missing in CA fires 
Magma buildup beneath Italy's supervolcano could mean eruption is imminent 

Global Gov/ Deep State/ Tech/ Antichrist

New push to implant microchips in the hands of thousands
French president Macron pushes for 10-nation European Army  (See prophecy of 10 kings in Antichrist Empire)
Robots will soon match humans in creativity and intelligence 
Alarm over talk of all UK employees to be microchipped
Antifa expands its hit list as political violence escalates
UN wants a one world government in less than 12 years 
China erases thousands of social media accounts deemed "harmful" 
China creates artificial sun 
Merkel agrees with France that Europe should create its own army 
Migrant caravan reaches US border

Sodom and Gomorrah

Transgender activists move from libraries to schools to push their agenda
Man wants court to declare him 20 years younger just because he identifies as a younger man 
Scotland is the first country to require students be taught an LBGTQ agenda 
Online abortion pill comes to America 
DC schools to give parents third option for gender when registering their child for school

Apostasy

A minister who declares she doesn't believe in God allowed to keep her position in church. huh?
Woman calls 911 after parents invite her to church. 
Local church to host thanksgiving meal for LBGTQ community

Persecution

Huge crowd of 100 attack a prayer meeting in India while police just watched 
Man wearing "I love Jesus" hat broke into church, tore up bibles and destroyed windows and spray painted walls
Trump sends State Department to Nigeria after massacre of hundreds of thousands of Christians
Berkeley student  senator faces pressure to resign after stating Biblical view of gender

Signs in the Sky

Mysterious music plaguing several New Jersey residents in the middle of the night
Three huge asteroids flew dangerously close to earth last weekend
Something is happening to the sun right now. Here's what it means for the earth
Pilots report seeing UFO flying super fast off coast of Ireland


Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

 For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.  

 Matthew 16:27

 

 

 

 

Monday, November 12, 2018

Some will not taste death...




Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”  Matt 16:28

I've always wondered about this verse. What did Jesus mean? Clearly he's talking about His 2nd Coming, when He appears in the clouds and lands on the Mount of Olives, defeats Satan and his armies, and then sets up His Kingdom on Earth. (Very excited about that, by the way!)  

Obviously, that has not happened yet, right?  Neither do I believe that anyone who was present at that time listening to Jesus is still alive somewhere on earth. So what then? 

The Bible interprets the Bible, so we must always do two things when we don't understand a Scripture. First, read it in context, and 2nd, look for other Scriptures that refer to the same thing. 

Before Jesus made this astounding statement, He was talking to His disciples about his impending death. He also told them that in order to be His disciple, people would have to take up their cross and follow Him. That they had to lay down their life in order to gain eternal life. There's an entire sermon there, but I'll leave it for now. Anyway, He went on to make this statement:
 
For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.  Matthew 16:27

Clearly we see that Jesus is talking about His 2nd coming. 

Now let's read on after verse 28:

After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.  Matthew 17:1-3

It starts a new chapter, but remember the chapter divisions were added later by men.  There's a couple of really mind-blowing things about this event. Let's address them one by one. 

"After six days" 

(Note: Luke's Gospel records that this occurred "some 8 days after", but both Matthew and Mark say definitely 6. Both Matthew and Mark were written earlier than Luke.)

Why is that in there? Why is it important for us to know that this happened after six days? There is not one word in the Bible that God didn't put there. There are codes, typologies, and yes, numbers that mean something. Six is an important number because God created the world in six days and then rested on the 7th.  We know from 2 Peter 3:8 that to God one day is as a thousand years, right?  Hence, we know that God's plan for mankind encompasses 6000 years. The last 1000 years will be the Millennial reign of Christ here on Earth, in other words... a day of rest!

So, after 6 days (note the word, after), Jesus takes a few of His disciples up on a mountain and what happens?  He is transfigured before them.  He sheds his human appearance and is transformed into his glorious spiritual body.  Not only that, but two very important people appear with Him. Moses and Elijah.  One who died a natural death and one who never died but was raptured to heaven!

I personally believe Moses and Elijah will be the two witnesses who return in the end times (See Revelation  11 )  but that's also another post. At this time, however,  I believe Jesus is trying to tell us something. No doubt His disciples were curious what he meant by "someone standing here will not taste death"  before His return. They had probably asked Him about it. Perhaps He was leading them up the mountain to show them the two men who represent best "One will be left and One taken" . In other words, Jesus was giving them an illustration of the coming rapture, and those (standing there, represented by Elijah) who will not taste death before Jesus returns. 

Of course this lends itself to connect this passage with many other Scriptures that reference the rapture where some are taken and others left. (Now, we have our connecting Scriptures) 

Another interesting tidbit is that Jesus was transformed just as we are going to be transformed when He comes to bring us home!

It's also important to note the 6 days,  and hence the 6000 years of human history which must happen before the rapture. We are at the end of the 6000th year. Many have done the calculations using Biblical dates and numbers (Did you ever wonder why God listed all the generations and dates in the Old Testament? Was it just to bore us to death?) 

In closing, perhaps this is one explanation for Jesus's strange comment. Perhaps He was referring to the rapture, after all.  

And let me add a word of encouragement. Unless God takes you home early through accident or disease, those of you reading this will not taste death until you see Jesus coming in all His glory to establish His Kingdom.  I believe that with all my heart!

Blessings!




Friday, November 9, 2018

Friday's Mad Mad World

Dear Watchers. If you remember one thing this week, remember you are highly valued by God and very precious to Him! 

Whew the elections in the US are over. But I actually predict the fighting has only begun. Time will tell. We are a divided nation of extremes and there is a very nasty spirit of Hatred stirring up the populace. Just what Satan wants.

As I mourned the loss of a family member this week, I received news that a good friend whom I met through my books also went to be with the Lord. Bonnie Roof, I love you and will see you soon!

More shootings, more quakes and storms, more saber rattling by nuclear nations, more people falling from the Truth, and more real Christians being persecuted. All in a week's work. See for yourself.

But we win in the end!!  I was angry at the devil this week and he and I had a little chat. More like I yelled at him. I told him to take his hands off my family, that he has no authority here, that my God who lives within me is GREATER than he'll ever be and Jesus has already won the victory over him and his slimy demons. So he'd better just turn tail and run because he's not going to win any of my loved ones over to his side. He's not! So give up now in the name of Jesus. I am a child of the living God and he better be afraid. 

The reason I typed that out is that maybe you'd like to tell him the same thing.

 

Earth Moaning!

6.2 Quake strikes Chili
4 huge tremors strike CA. Big one feared 
California hit by 39 earthquakes in 24 hours. Yikes! Pray for me.
Another bust of polio-like symptoms alarm doctors 
Severe weather front threatens Southeast USA with tornadoes  
Fatalities rise as worst storm and flooding in decades hit Italy

Wars and Rumors of Wars

Trump threatens to open fire on immigrants if they attack military 
US militia groups head to the border 
Iran President warns of  war as sanctions resume 
The New Jihad - more threatening than ever
Biological warfare-genetically engineered viruses 
US and Japan draw up war plans to fight for disputed island with China 
French President calls for a European army to defend against China, Russia and the US 
Canada joins effort to counter China with Asian warship drills 
20,000 armed Muslims are attacking the border of Croatia in order to flood into Europe

Evil

Deadly shooting in California kills 12 people
Protestors target Fox News host at his home

 

Israel/Prophecy

French President Macron to unveil Middle East Peace Plan if Trump won't  
A serpent that slithered out from the Western Wall in Jerusalem triggers excitement over Messiah's return 
Three signs that prove Biblical prophecy about end times is coming true
Sanhedrin urges mayor candidates in Jerusalem to build third temple

Signs in the Sky

Mysterious music and eerie  pulse-beat like thumping sounding from NJ to Delaware
UFO seen extracting energy from the sun 
Mysterious aircraft at US military base purposely blurred by Google

Sodom and Gomorrah

Same-sex couple make history by carrying the same baby 
Mom claims school gave her son a sex-change operation without her consent 
University punishes Christian professor over transgender pronouns 
Colorado voters elect first openly homosexual governor

 

Global Government/Tech/Mark of Beast

Author claims humans will soon worship an AI god
DARPA pushes for FAA approval for military drones to fly over American cities 
Two Muslim women elected to Congress... what does that mean for Israel? 
China says it will move clouds and make it rain using satellites in horrifying weather control plan

 

Persecution

Two martyred Christians tell Islamic persecutors that Christ is their Savior! 
Islamic mobs demand death for Pakistani mother acquitted of Blasphemy charge
At least 7 Christians killed on bus attack in Egypt 
Why does the mainstream media continue to ignore these mass Christian executions? 
Priests in China arrested, forced to study Communism rules on religion, 12 churches seized. 
Hulu show mocks Jesus as Pansexual and suggests hell is just a construct 
76 Presbyterian children kidnapped in Cameroon near where a missionary was murdered 
Christian schools told to teach LBGT agenda or be shut down
The annihilation of Iraq's Christian minority

Apostasy

Pastor arrested for secretly filming 100s of female staff and students
Pastor of megachurch had multiple affairs, says X-wife
Lutheran pastor says it's okay to look at porn
Many turning to witchcraft because the church is too oppressive
61% of Christians believe in these 4 New Age ideas
Christianity is dying in Europe, replaced by Islam


Then the sovereignty, the dominion and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the saints of the Highest One; His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all the dominions will serve and obey Him.

Daniel 7:27 



Wednesday, November 7, 2018



Death is swallowed up in victory.  O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” 

1 Corinthians 15:55

 

“I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this? 

 John 11:26 

 

 

 

 

Monday, November 5, 2018

MaryLu's Musings, Death in the family, Jesus's return



This past week my family suffered the loss of a loved one. To honor his privacy and the privacy of my family, I won't disclose who it was, but suffice it to say it was someone in the immediate family.  Death, even if expected, is such a shock to our spirits, isn't it? Some of you who have experienced the death of someone close know just what I mean. Shock, denial, grief, anger, are the initial emotions that swarm over us. But why? If we are merely biological beings who crawled out of a swamp and we all know we will die someday, why does it affect us so?  Of course we all expect to be sad that we won't see this person again, but why the shock the denial, the anger? 

I believe it's because our spirits KNOW we are eternal beings.  Death is such an insult to that knowledge, such a crime even. Death is pure evil and comes from our enemy. Which is why we deny, we get angry and depressed when someone is taken from us. We shout. "This is not right! This is wrong! I don't believe it!"  because we know deep down that death is indeed wrong and an affront to who God created us to be.

God hates death. I'm reminded of the story of Jesus as he approached the grave of his good friend, Lazarus and witnessed the people grieving and crying and mourning the loss... and how this is the only time in the Bible that it records that Jesus cried. (Even when he knew he would rise Lazarus from the dead!)  God promises us that death and the grave will be abolished in the end.

For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be abolished is death  1 Corinthians 15:25

This particular person in our family was not a believer most of his life. In fact, when he went into the hospital, he was still spouting his atheism. But, you see, he was part of a family of believers, parents, siblings, X-wives, and children, all who believed and who were on their knees in prayer this past week. One of those precious warriors of God kept vigil by this person's bed, praying and confessing all this person's sins... essentially standing in the gap as intercessors are supposed to do. This warrior remained for 3 days and then the family member passed. I am reminded that THREE is a very prophetic number in the Bible. 

I believe in prayer. I believe prayer is powerful. I also believe that God saves households as the Bible indicates. God created the family and He knows the love we have for each other. He promises to save households. And NOTHING is impossible with God. Do you think God can't appear to this person in their unconscious state and speak to them? Of course He can. I've read testimonies of people leaving their bodies and being dragged to hell. In that moment they thought it was too late, but then they returned to their bodies and immediately received Jesus's outstretched hand.


For with God nothing will be impossible  Luke 1:37
Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household  Acts 16:31
Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. Isaiah 59:1
The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.  James 5:16

There was no visible indication that this person turned to Jesus in the end. But I believe he did. Why? Because I believe God and His Word, and I have an unusual peace about this. So do other family members. Some have had dreams of him in heaven, visions of him when he was young. God is so good to grant us these peeks into eternity to bring us comfort!  What a gracious and loving God we serve!


So, don't give up on your lost family member. Pray always, claim them for the Kingdom of God in Jesus's name. Pray and fast to break strongholds in their mind. Proclaim Scripture over them. Love them. And believe. Take God as His Word!

On a happier note, I've never felt closer to heaven than I have in the past few months. It's the strangest feeling. I keep seeing in my mind pictures of it.... imagining being there. This has never happened to me before. Is it because I'm growing closer to the Lord? Or perhaps we really are that close to being taken home! I'd be thrilled with both of those reasons!  I make no predictions, but I sense an excitement in my spirit. I hope you do too!  

We serve a wonderful, magnificent God!  And He loves you like a father loves an only child... a precious child. Never forget that!




Friday, November 2, 2018

Friday's Mad Mad World!




Greetings Precious servants of the Most High!  The news below may seem a bit sparse this week but I didn't have as much time to compile it all as usual. However, I think you get the general idea.

What struck me
  • War is looming. Russia and China are preparing and Israel is preparing for War.
  • Strange diseases happening. Weird
  • The Horrific murder in the Pittsburgh Synagogue.  Satan doesn't like the Jews.

I'll let the rest speak for itself. However I'd like to issue a warning for the US for the time after these upcoming midterm elections. Like most, I believe it is the single most important mid-term election of our lifetime. However it is unclear whether a win on either side will be good for the country. What I mean is this:  If the Democrats take the house and Senate, they will impeach President Trump, reinstate policies that would harm our economy, and open our borders. You may or may not agree with their policies, but you have to agree that impeaching a sitting President will be highly unstable for our country. If the Republicans win, I predict there will be rioting in the streets of this great nation and civil unrest the likes of which we've never seen.  So, please be in prayer on these things.

Pastor urges urgent warning for Christians who watch porn or play video games

Wars and Rumors of Wars

We are preparing for war: Russia issues shock warning after US withdrawals from INF Treaty
NATO displays its military might in largest Norway exercises 
Hundreds of troops sent to US border to stop caravan from entering 
Putin says Russia will target nations hosting US missiles
US General:  War with China likely within 15 years
FBI warns: Drone Terrorism is coming   (Revelation 9 - Locusts?)
Hezbollah and Israel prepare for coming conflict
Israel and Gaza are preparing for war 
China is making preparations for war 
China preparing for a war with the West 
Trump now sending 15,000 troops to border 

Earth groaning

Georgia toddler paralyzed overnight by strange new disease
6.8 Quake rocks Greece
NASA baffled by perfectly rectangular mile-wide iceburg 
Typhus cases in LA reach 100 
10 more cases of mysterious Polio-like illness in US
6.2 Quake strikes New Zealand


Global Government/Mark of the Beast/High Tech/Loss of rights

The US is rapidly becoming a nation dependent on the government
European court rules that people can be fined for speaking against Mohamed  (Not Jesus, of course)
US sending 5000 troops to US Border
GABs hosting provider moves to shut down Alt-Right Social Network

Evil/Immorality/Violence

11 dead and 6 wounded after man shoots up synagogue in Pittsburgh  
Synagogue shooting, deadliest anti-Semitic attack in US history
Anti-Trump posters in New York depict evangelicals and Trump supporter as trash
The sick twisted meaning behind Halloween's Jack O Lanterns
Man arrested who sent 14 bombs to top democrat leaders 
A perfect storm is brewing: America in Crisis 
5 year old horribly sick after eating poison laced Halloween candy

Signs in the Sky

Mysterious object in NASA ISS live feed sparks conspiracy frenzy

Sodom and Gomorrah

Judge denies Christian's restraining order against drag queen story hour at library

Apostasy

Clergy ask God for His Blessing on Planned Parenthood Abortion facility 
Churches celebrate Halloween with Zombies, Dancing skeletons and haunted hayrides

Persecution

Colorado strikes at Christian baker and he strikes back 
Pittsburgh city council demands local marathon scrap their "hateful"  Chick-fil-A sponsorship  
Christian cross removed from church in India... now building purified into animist religion 
Foster application rejected in Canada for Christian couple's views on homosexuality and spanking
X-Factor contestant faces backlash for saying he found Christ and left the gay lifestyle

More than 20 Chinese detained for street evangelism