Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Selling a house, keeping up two houses and yards, getting fall yard work done, keeping up with the demands of home-schooling, trying to keep a sane haven for my college student, putting up tomatoes and apples, cleaning, laundry----
It's a miracle my husband hasn't checked into therapy yet!
And, I forgot momentarily----medical demands.
Tomorrow is a clinic day, so that is on my mind.
The LORD has been gracious to us with a long autumn. Yesterday, in scattered sunshine, we raked up the leaves in front of our new house. If the rest of it doesn't get done until spring, so be it. This year the leaves fell before the wind turned turned wicked, and I appreciated being able to work outside without chapping my hands and face!
No, it's not done. Does it ever get done?
I've visited my favorite apple orchard a couple of times (Dumas Apple Orchard) this fall to buy Firesides, Prairie Spy, Honey Crisps, and Haralsons. The grocery store had Sweet Tangoes, and a good friend brought me some of those too.
Oh my. Sweet Tango!
I love apples, and I could feast on them this time of year. I limit myself to two a day.
I also love baking with them. My pie recipe is pretty good, if I say so myself.
The key is using Haralsons.
And sugar. 1 cup.
My mouth is watering. Sadly, sugar is not good for me. I'm trying to limit it.
Tonight, "Wishes and More" gifted Ed with tickets to see the Minnesota Wild play. I've never been to a Wild game before, so I'm excited. Hockey IS my favorite spectator sport, and has been, since 1980 and the Lake Placid Olympics. If I actually had time for professional sports I may even know how well they are doing this year! I don't, but I'm going to enjoy the game anyway!
Cherie is nursing a cold.
Ed has been doing organ events over the last two weeks. We've been privileged to hear several organs and gifted organists play. Ed got to try four different organs in the Summit Avenue area last Saturday.
Out of that day he made contact with a very compassionate and generous person who is making sure he has a suitable organ to play here at home. Our musical instrument saga is ongoing, and it is quite the story! We feel very humbled! People are so good to us!
Fun. Games. There are days when I think life is just a bowl of cherries.
And then I wake up from that thought...
Sometimes my heart is just aching so badly I yearn for the LORD to snatch us out of this earthly quagmire. Don't you have those days?
It is His patience that allows us to come to Him, to believe in Him, to wait for the very last one who WILL believe.
And I must be patient too.
I've had an ongoing headache for the past few days, and that means tension. I'd love it if you prayed for me and that it would ease. Thank you.
I don't see the therapist until next week.
Thank you for checking in here. I love all of you readers. You have been so good to us!
I must run...
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Luke 21:34, 36 KJV
And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.  Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
And selling our old house. An offer came in. We want to make it work.
Two yards of fall leaves...
And October is gorgeous. Across the road the soybeans have been harvested and the field has been discked. That is a word. I use it.
The birch are flaming gold, the red oaks are----red. The maples seem to be touched with fire.
There is so much beauty around that I find I ache. Color affects me.
I ache, too, because the world is crashing all around me.
Zapping Brain Reduces Belief in God
I've been mulling over the information from two prophecy conferences, various communication with prophecy students, and the book "The Babylon Code," which came out last week. I also watched The Illuminati and the One World Government by Amir Tsarfarti.
We're in for it.
The Blood Moons (four of them) which occurred over the past two years on Jewish Feast Days truly signaled that life on Planet Earth is in for Change.
The days of quiet waiting in September have produced a new era in the spiritual make-up of the world. There has been another falling away.
Even as the ideas of "Higher Criticism" came about in the late 18th century, then affected all of Christendom, so have these days of prophecy fruition become a refining fire for believers.
Many have fallen away.
Some stay true to Scripture.
Broad is the path that leads to destruction. Narrow is the way to life, and few find it. (That's Scripture)
Mockers and scoffers abound. Those that can't take it fade away. Those that observed with interest, perhaps having a smattering of faith, have been caught in the weeds of deferred hope, and lost it.
This is a time of delay, a time of grace. Jesus is coming soon, and the world is going toward a Luciferian agenda. Lucifer will manifest as the anti-Christ, deceiving the majority of the world.
If you are rooted in the Word of God you will not be swept into the abyss of falsehood.
You will cling to the infinite truth while the world crumbles around you.
Satan knows how to win battles. He's really good at it. God allows him his time to destroy mankind. All mankind is condemned, headed for hell.
But God has provided His way to salvation.
Repent, confess, believe on Jesus.
There is a curious part of becoming a follower of Christ that has occupied my mind these last few weeks as I've observed the peeling off of many faithful folk. This part has to do with the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.
I really believe that if you are a follower of Christ your life will be a testimony of the power of the Holy Spirit.
You will live it. You will share it. You will be victorious! Your life will not be characterized by homosexuality, fornication, adultery, obscenity, or pornography. You won't be drunk with anything but the Spirit.
(You won't even WANT to drink alcohol!)
We are supposed to be SOBER! WATCHING!
I know that drinking intoxicating drinks is not a sin. Tell me something I don't know. But God has specifically stated in His Word that drunkenness IS a sin, and in order to drink even ONE DRINK you risk that sinful state. Even that first beer, or new wine, or whatever you chose to start drinking on, made you punchy. Admit it.
For a believer, I think there will be a mark on your life like you've never seen before. You will be a new creature, transformed by the blood of Christ. You will be convicted of your sin every day! You will want to confess it, repent, and ask forgiveness IMMEDIATELY! You want to restore fellowship with the Holy Spirit!
There aren't too many people like that out there. I'm convinced.
There are far too many wolves in sheep's clothing, bullies, those that wink at impurity, and Fakes in our world.
Ask yourself, who is that bully, masking as a towering saint?
Who is that young man, whose life is characterized by homosexuality or fornication, claiming to be "Christian?"
Who is the young lady who spews "O MY G-------" every time you meet her?
Leave them. Love them, but leave them. Pray for them.
Are they filled with the Holy Spirit?
No. Admit it, and move on.
Time is too short. We are looking for that glorious appearing of our LORD JESUS CHRIST!
I keep going back to this, but it bears repeating.
There is a book called "The Real Meaning of the Zodiac" by D. James Kennedy. (I do not endorse his theology, just to be clear, but this is a great book! The man is now in heaven)
In the book Kennedy talks about the age of Pisces coming to an end, and the age of Aquarius beginning sometime around the beginning of the 21st century.
I think that time is now. The church age is coming to an end, and the time of the outpouring of the HOLY SPIRIT is at hand!
The Millenial Age is almost here. This astronomical fact has influenced my thinking about the timing of historical events regarding prophecy significantly.
Friends, we have some incredible times ahead of us. The pangs of earthquakes and wars, pestilence and politics are raging all around us.
If we pay $10,000,000 a day for 1,000 years we wouldn't have the national debt paid off.
This is a burden too great. Let's face the facts and bow to the Almighty God, the Creator of heaven and earth, the savior of our souls.
Time is short. Prepare now.
Join us in becoming light and salt, preserving our dying culture until Jesus comes!
As the beauty of fall is the harbinger of winter, so are the events prophesied in Scripture a compassionate warning to the world.
Pitch away the idolatry of your own belief in a god you've made up, and believe in the God of the Bible, on His terms. The Bible is the only reliable source we have to know Him. It's truth. Base your faith on the Written Word, not your own manufacturing.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
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Monday, October 5, 2015
I heard a message that had an illustration about a demolition project. When a downtown church was to be removed for a new building project the experts came in to take it down.
The dynamite charges were set off in strategic places, but for several eternal seconds it seemed nothing had changed.
Then the earth shook and the building caved into a massive pile of rubble.
The preacher said that, metaphorically speaking, we are in that pregnant pause as a country right now. The charges have fired. The destruction is inevitable. It's coming.
He pointed to three things that "charged" America's demise: in 1962 God was pitched out of school, in 1973 abortion was legalized, and in 2015 marriage was degraded.
We, the people, thumbed our noses at a Holy God.
I think that September lit some final charges for the entire world. The powers that be enacted a global agenda, (Eliminating all the poor people was number one!---what a convenient way to get to that 500,000,000 population goal!) Russia swooped into Syria, and the world passed the baton of "Super Power" to Vladimer Putin.
Israel was left to itself with the Iran deal, and we all know that if you align against God's chosen it's "curtains." You're done.
So now we wait. Every thing is in place. We can practically hold our breath!
We've had an exceptionally gorgeous fall here in this part of the country. It's been warmer and milder than normal, allowing the most bountiful harvest in Minnesota history.
I see it metaphorically. What a generous "pause" we've been dealt! It's time to turn to the One who made the weather, the harvest, the beginning and the end.
As I've watched Bible prophecy unfold these past 70 years--(I've been alive 50 of them)--since the re - gathering of Israel--- I've seen things that I expected (foretold in Scripture) and things that amaze me. The accuracy of God's Word is astounding.
To think that the world would welcome "tolerance" in the form it has, allowing debauchery a place at the table, is only prophetic. To think that political alliances predicted 3,000 years ago would suddenly form at the minute they did is almost unbelievable. Russia, Syria, Iran...You can't make this up!
It's as if they used the Bible as a playbook. I've wondered if Putin actually knows Scripture, atheist KGB communist that he is!
God gave sufficient detail to recognise the events of this time as the times depicting the end. Remember, the Apostle Paul said we were in the end times. As Time goes, we are. It is the end of the end. It's here, and if you are not ready for it you need to know these things.
Seven years of specific events are about to unfold.
You won't be able to buy or sell without some type of "mark."
You will hear the words "peace and security" over and over.
One individual will come forth as THE world leader. One person. He will govern a global community.
There will be a temple rebuilt in Israel. Jerusalem will be considered a city for all religions.
People will start to die in spectacular natural disasters. Two thirds of the world's population will simply perish.
Animals will suffer.
The sky will look different. There will be periods of darkness that are unusual.
Christians will be beheaded. Yes, that archaic form of execution will be brought back. (Oh, wait, that happened already. )
God will make terrible sores, boils, appear on people and they will be in such pain they will wish they were dead.
They won't be able to die though.
Weird, but that's what the Bible says.
The entire world is going to change. Fire figures heavily in this destruction.
God was so specific about these signs! Everyone will recognise these things, and who Jesus is, but they will choose Lucifer over God's only begotten Son.
They will believe a lie from the pit of hell over repenting from sin.
God will leave His signature on all of this activity, and still people will deny him. They will choose to believe anything but God.
They will continue to define their own gods, refusing to submit to the Creator, YWHW.
When you see these things happening you can expect to see Yashua Messiah's return. Those who are His followers will be with Him, having been hidden away for this "week" (7 years) of trouble.
We're out of here. Either we've been killed, or taken. We like that greek word harpazo, or taken up. It means rapture, but we like to really define it.
There is a time of feasting with the Son, the bridegroom, Jesus---for us.
Us. Not them, not you who don't repent.
Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you and transform your whole life. He can change your heart, birth your spirit again, lead you in paths to peace and safety. Let the power of God change you into His desire.
Call on Him.
The Pause is now. We don't know how long, but it is here. He will not delay long! Escape the this demolition site NOW!
It's not as men see it, but His compassion for many, that drives this moment before the end.
Believe. It's never been so easy!
Ask God to soften your crusty old heart to see His ways, His plan to save you.
I've never met someone I didn't like.
I love you if I've ever told you that you need Jesus, and you need to repent.
I may not trust you. You might have hurt me, and I have tried to bless you in those cases, however that manifests. I've tried to forgive. I probably disagree with you on something.
If I've looked in your eyes I've seen your pain, your distrust, skepticism, your disdain! If it's there I've seen it.
You may see the world in a completely different way than I do. You might see me as completely zany.
But I like you, if I've met you. You can be sure of that.
I love you enough to tell you to love Christ.