[OPINION] ‘Christian’ backed Republicans Plot Israel-Iran Apocalypse and the Collapse of the US Economy
Month: July 2010
Raised Mennonite, Floyd Landis comes clean while exposing Lance Armstrong: “It’s about the truth. It’s about me feeling better for having mislead the public. I would like to take this opportunity to just say that I’m sorry for having lied. I’m glad I don’t have to lie. It was hard to do interviews where I was lying. I didn’t feel good about those.”
From: Revelation 21:7, 8
He who overcomes, I will give him these things. I will be his God, and he will be my son. But for the cowardly, unbelieving, sinners, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their part is in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
When asked why he chose to come forward to ABC News Landis said, “It’s about the truth. It’s about me feeling better for having mislead the public. I would like to take this opportunity to just say that I’m sorry for having lied. I’m glad I don’t have to lie. It was hard to do interviews where I was lying. I didn’t feel good about those.”
Over the course of a 90-minute interview, Landis described in detail for “Nightline” how he says he and fellow cyclists — his former friends — doped during the Tour de France.
CLICK HERE to watch the full report on Floyd Landis, Lance Armstrong and performance-enhancing drugs in cycling [in three parts: “Did Lance Cheat?” “Under Pressure” and “Continuing Details” – ed.]
“If I’m taking on Lance Armstrong, then that should be evidence enough that there’s a problem with the system, because I’m saying it — a bunch of people did it,” Landis said. “Look. At some point, people have to tell their kids that Santa Claus isn’t real. I hate to be the guy to do it, but it’s just not real.”
We asked Landis: You’re saying Lance Armstrong is a fraud?
“Well, it depends on what your definition of fraud is,” Landis said. “I mean it — look — if he didn’t win the Tour, someone else that was doped would have won the Tour. In every single one of those Tours.”
Nightline: I have to say, Floyd, you say it in such a matter-of-fact way. And yet, this is a man, Lance Armstrong, who has denied up and down for a decade that he’s on anything but his butt … Anything but just hard work.
Landis: I denied it as well.
Nightline: You’re saying Lance Armstrong is a liar.
Landis: Yes, I suppose, if that’s the question, yes.
Asbury Revival, 1970: “Dr. Kinlaw, I am a liar. Now what do I do?”
Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way
Exposing The Satanic Empire (parts 4-6): The Vatican's involvement with Bohemian Grove, New World Order and Freemasonry
All eight parts can be seen here:
Exposing The Satanic Empire (Final Edition)
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_ucgzKyOP8]Exposing The Satanic Empire 04/08
A Keith Thompson film (in 8 parts) on the ruling mob’s involvement with Satanic activity.
This film dives into the formation of the Illuminati, how it infiltrated Freemasonry, and the Satanic nature of its aims. It then goes into the Vatican’s involvement with the Bohemian Grove, New World Order elite, And Freemasonry, while exposing how the Vatican is now anti-Christian.
The last segment debunks Zeitgeist-type claims of a Christ conspiracy and exposes the plan to destroy Christianity, making a Luciferian, new-age, one-world religion.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HF1ncLR49xo]Exposing The Satanic Empire 05/08
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B7m_JnxruE]Exposing The Satanic Empire 06/08
Exposing The Satanic Empire (Final Edition)
Chip Brogden: What is Spiritual Unity? 'One in Him' is the key
What is Spiritual Unity? – Chip Brogden
“I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, – Jhn 17:21 – that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me” (John 17:20,21 ESV).
What constitutes unity? Is it a church service or a home group? Is it any gathering of Christians together? Is it a meeting of like-minded brothers and sisters?
The prayers of Jesus give us remarkable insight into how He sees things. Remember that He is the Final Authority. However we may think or feel or see or understand things is beside the point. God’s goal is for Christ to have the preeminence in all things – not us! In this Kingdom only His opinion matters. This means that our viewpoint must give way to His. Particularly in the matter of fellowship, Christians are very opinionated. But what does Truth say?
Continue reading “Chip Brogden: What is Spiritual Unity? 'One in Him' is the key”
All pro-war-with-Iran-too 'Christians' should listen: Dr. Stan – Is War With Iran A Set-up? Lies that led US into all of the wars in the last 120 years! "It's really all about bringing about the one-world government." Evangelicals are complicit!
Transcribed by Jeff Fenske
Mom and me
At the Monteith’s
“I would warn you that terrible times lie ahead.
We have no business going into an unnecessary war with Iran.
And when you go back over the history of all the wars
that have taken place in the last 120 years,
every one of them has been contrived,
and in every one of them
they lied to the public as to why they went to war.”
“There has been a plan since long before the inception of the United States
to use our nation to bring about a world government.”
“Ladies and gentlemen,
all these wars are started and contrived by other people
who have a different agenda,
and it’s really all about bringing about the one-world government
that’s prophesied in the scriptures.
And the average American doesn’t understand.”
“Between 1977 and the year 2008,
every President and/or Vice President of the United States
came from the membership roles of the Trilateral Commission.
And you’re never going to read about that in the newspapers
because of course, they control the newspapers….
And of course,
they are moving us towards a war with Iran, today.”
“Men and women become accomplices to the evils they fail to oppose.”
“If we get involved in another major war,
and it goes for any period of time,
it will bankrupt America.
And we are already bankrupt morally.
And I fear that God is going to bring His judgment on this nation,
as He does upon any nation that turns against Him.
And believe me, America has turned against God.
And of course,
this is because of the occult influence in our country.
– Dr. Stanley Monteith
Dr. Stanley Monteith’s Radio Liberty Archives
|Dr. Stan – Is War With Iran A Set-up?|
Dr. Stanley Monteith’s Newsletters from Radio Liberty (with Footnotes) – Updated
All of my Dr. Stanley Monteith posts at ToBeFree
The Smoke of Satan in the Vatican? Vatican's chief exorcist speaks out
From: New Oxford Review
The Smoke of Satan in the Vatican?
Fr. Gabriel Amorth has served as the Vatican’s chief exorcist for the past quarter century. During those twenty-five years, the quietly outspoken priest has raised eyebrows with his sober accounts of brushes with the Devil — a routine occupational hazard for someone who has dealt with over 70,000 cases of demonic possession. But his recent declaration that Satan is alive and well in the heart of the Vatican itself has to rank as his most provocative revelation to date. According to a book of his memoirs recently released in Italy, Fr. Amorth claims to know of the existence of “Satanic sects” in the Vatican where participation reaches all the way to the College of Cardinals. “There are priests, monsignors and also cardinals!” he explained to Vatican journalist Marco Tosatti, who compiled Memoirs of an Exorcist from interviews with the priest. Asked by Tosatti how he knows Vatican clergy are involved, the exorcist answered, “I know from those who have been able to relate it to me because they had a way of knowing directly. And it’s something ‘confessed’ most times by the very demon under obedience during the exorcisms.”
As one might expect, the secular media has had a laugh-a-thon over the seemingly histrionic comments from the 85-year-old priest. Admitting the existence of the Devil is still cause for ridicule and derision by nonbelievers, but at least one other Rome-based exorcist has taken issue with the charges. Fr. José Fortea, a Spaniard and former student of Fr. Amorth’s, came publicly to the Vatican’s defense, arguing that Fr. Amorth had gone well beyond the evidence in making his charges. Demons themselves, he pointed out, are not exactly impeccable sources — after all, the Devil operates by deception and deceit. Fr. Fortea also explained that those seeking help for demonic possession include “innumerable persons” alleging to be the recipients of divine revelation, including “revelations about the infiltration of Satan and the Masons within the dome of the Church.”
Nevertheless, a curious coincidence seemed to want to vindicate Fr. Amorth. Within a month of the release of his shocking charges, one of Pope Benedict XVI’s elite ushers (formally known as a “Papal Gentleman”) was dismissed from his Vatican post for his involvement in a gay-prostitution ring, while an elite Vatican chorister, who allegedly acted as a pimp, was also sacked over the sex scandal.
No, this isn’t direct evidence of Satanism in the bosom of Holy Mother Church, but it certainly makes even the most ardent believer scratch his head. A gay-prostitution ring run out of the Vatican? Really? Well, if we can believe what we read in La Repubblica, it seems so. The Italian newspaper published excerpts of police wiretaps of Angelo Balducci’s phone, and the evidence seems pretty clear. Balducci, the subject of a corruption probe by Italian police when the evidence came to light, served Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI on special occasions, such as when heads of state visited the Vatican. Balducci appears to have a whole heap of evidence piled up against him.
Entire Article Here (with subscription)
Entire Article Here
Malachi Martin — Satan Enthroned in Vatican?
All of my The Catholic Deception posts
“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned. “
Rocky Mountains Version
Curry Blake: John G. Lakes Divine Healing Secrets
Transcribed by Jeff Fenske
“Get fed up.”
“Until you get fed up, nothing changes.”
“He [Smith Wigglesworth] said to treat cancer like the Devil, himself.”
“Look at this sickness not as part of this person,
but as an enemy sent from hell to kill, steal and destroy this person’s life.
And whenever you see this, you’ll start to develop a hatred for it.”
“Command, not beg.”
“Speak to the problem, not about the problem.”
“By His stripes they’re healed.”
“It’s what you believe in that counts even more than what you’re saying.”
“Whenever a Christian speaks,
heaven hears and agrees,
hell hears and obeys.”
“In the name of Jesus, cancer, I break your power.
I command you now, leave this person. Leave their body.
We command every cell, every tissue, every organ that’s been affected,
right now to be healed and restored.
Spirit of cancer, I break your power.
Spirit of fear of cancer, I break your power,
and I command you to “go, now!”
“In the name of Jesus, you go and never return.”
“Cancer is a devil.”
“You must see people as oppressed prisoners of war.”
– Curry R. Blake
[googlevideo=http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7077568484070244859#]John G. Lakes Divine Healing Secrets
This is a Voice of Healing television broadcast production, produced by John G. Lake Ministries, entitled ‘John G. Lakes Divine Healing Secrets’. This is an introduction to the things that John G. Lake knew that enabled him to see 100,000 confirmed healings.
The SCIENCE of Divine Healing – by John G. Lake: "At one time I submitted myself to a series of EXPERIMENTS. It was not sufficient to know that God healed; I had to know how God healed."
At one time I submitted myself to a series of experiments. It was not sufficient to know that God healed; I had to know how God healed.
I visited one of the great experimental institutions and submitted myself for a series of experiments.
First, an instrument was attached to my head. This instrument had an indicator that would register the vibrations of the brain.
I began to repeat things like the 23rd Psalm to soothe the mind and reduce its vibrations to the lowest point. Then I repeated the 31st Psalm, the 35th chapter of Isaiah, the 91st Psalm, and Paul’s address before Agrippa.
After this, I went into secular literature and recited Tennyson’s “Charge of the Light Brigade” and finally Poe’s “The Raven” as I prayed in my heart that at the psychological moment, God would anoint my soul in the Holy Spirit.
My difficulty was that while reciting, I could not keep the Spirit from coming upon me. When I finished with “The Raven,” those in charge of the experiment said, “You are a phenomenon. You have a wider mental range than any human being we have ever seen.”
In reality, this was not so. It was because the Spirit of God kept coming upon me to such degree that I could feel the moving of the Spirit within me.
I prayed in my heart, “Lord God, if You will only lot the Spirit of God come like the lightnings of God upon my soul for two seconds, I know something is going to happen that these men have never seen before.
As I recited the last lines of the poem, suddenly The Spirit of God struck me in a burst of praise and tongues. The indicator on that instrument bounded to the limit and I haven’t the least idea how much further it would have gone if it had been possible.
The professors said, “We have never seen anything like it!” I replied, “Gentlemen, it is the Holy Ghost.”
In the second experiment, a powerful X-ray machine with microscopic attachments was connected to my head. The purpose was to see, if possible, what the action of the brain cells was.
I proceeded just as in the former experiment. First, I repeated Scriptures that were soothing those calculated to reduce the action of the cortex coils to their lowest possible register. Then I went to Scriptures which conveyed better and richer things until I reached the first chapter of John. As I began to recite this, the fires of God began to burn in my heart.
Suddenly, the Spirit of God came upon me as before, and the man who was behind me touched me. It was a signal to me to keep that poise of soul until one after another could look through the instrument.
Finally, when I let go, the Spirit subsided. The professors said, “Why, man, we cannot understand this, but the cortex cells expanded amazingly.”
I said to them, “Gentlemen, I want you to see one more thing. Go down in your hospital and bring back a man who has inflammation in the bone. Take your instrument and attach it to’ his leg. Leave enough space to get my hand on his leg. You can attach it to both sides.
When the instrument was ready, I put my hand on the man’s shin and prayed like Mother Etter’ prays: no strange prayer, but the cry of my heart to God.
I said, “God, kill the devilish disease by Your power. Let the Spirit move in him; let it live in him.”
Then I asked, “Gentlemen, what is taking place? They replied, “Every cell is responding.”
It is so simple: The life of God comes back into n part that is afflicted; immediately the blood flows; the closed, congested cells respond; and the work is done!
• • • •
Gets good at about the 9 minute mark
The SCIENCE of Divine Healing – by John G. Lake
Story time with Doug! A reading from …
John G. Lake, “The Complete Collection of His Life’s Teachings” compiled by Roberts Liardon.
More at http://www.FellowshipOfTheMartyrs.com
Nightline: Speaking in tongues medical study PROVES Holy Spirit praying
Study: Prayer heals when it’s close-up and personal
How to speak in other tongues as the Holy Spirit leads you
How to speak in tongues as the Holy Spirit enables you
I’ve finally shared much of what I know about and what can be done through the TREMENDOUS and mostly misunderstood and underused gift of tongues.
Jim Feeney: Why Speak in Tongues? (Is Speaking in Tongues of God? Is It for Today?)
A Gift that Will Set Many Free! (A Death Warrant is Out for Your Souls)
THE PATRISTIC INTERPRETATION of ROMANS 7:14-25 — The early church did not understand Romans 7:14-25 to teach the necessity of sin in believers
No writer before the fourth century assigned the traditional Calvinistic interpretation to Romans 7:14-25.
The early church did not understand Rom 7:14-25 to teach the necessity of sin in believers.
From: Fundamental Wesleyan Publications
THE PATRISTIC INTERPRETATION of ROMANS 7:14-25
Part 1, The Early Christian Witness to the Arminian Interpretation
For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I (Rom 7:14-15).
Perhaps no other verses have been the subject of such intense debate as the above passage. To the Calvinist this passage represents a never-ending struggle with sin which will inevitably end in failure until the day one dies. For the Arminian it represents the life of spiritual struggle that God wants to deliver mankind from via the experience of regeneration.
While the best way to interpret a passage will always be to allow Scripture to interpret Scripture there is also much to be gained by studying the ways that the early Christians who followed in the footsteps of the Apostles interpreted a passage. It will be the purpose of this article to examine the ancient Christian interpretation of Romans chapter seven. This paper incorporates information from A Dissertation Of The True And Genuine Sense Of The Seventh Chapter Of St. Paul’s Epistle To The Romans by James Arminius, along with new research.
An extensive search of Christian literature up until the fifth century revealed that prior to the fourth century no known Christian writer interpreted Romans seven in a Calvinistic manner. Rather, it was always understood up until that time to be either an unbeliever or, in one case, to describe a Christian who had evil desires that he did not want to have but never evil actions.
Throughout this paper I have focused only on those writers who commented directly upon Romans 7. There is a good amount of indirect testimony to this subject in the form of statements which indicate that various early Christian writers understood the Christian experience to be one that entailed complete victory over sin. These quotes have been left out for brevity sake but if included would add even more weight to the conclusion that no writer before the fourth century assigned the traditional Calvinistic interpretation to this passage.
The earliest existing writer to comment directly upon this passage was Irenaeus of Lyons (120-202) in the second century. In Against Heresies he connected Paul’s statement “that there dwells in my flesh no good thing” as typical of human infirmity which Jesus came to deliver men from [3:20:33]. In commenting upon the parable of the two sons in which one represented the repentant sinners of Jesus’ day, the other the unrepentant Pharisees (Matt 21:28-32) Irenaeus described the Pharisees using Romans 7 [4:36:8].
Clement of Alexandria (c.150-c.220), a North African Christian teacher, in Stromata, a refutation of Gnosticism, indicated his belief that when Paul emphasized the war between the law of God and the law of his mind (Rom 7:22-23) it was only to show that Jesus rescues men from this through salvation [3:76-78].
Tertullian (c.150-240), another North African Christian leader, indicated that the Holy Spirit makes men free from the law of sin and death in our members (Rom 7:23). After this experience of being set free, “Our members, therefore, will no longer be subject to the law of death, because they cease to serve that of sin, from both which they have been set free” [On The Resurrection Of The Flesh, Ch. 46]. Elsewhere he noted his understanding that Paul was referring in Romans 7 to his pre-Christian days as an unbelieving Jew stating that “even if he has affirmed that ‘good dwelleth not in his flesh,’ yet he means according to ‘the law of the letter,’ in which he ‘was’; but according to ‘the law of the Spirit,’ to which he annexes us, he frees us from the ‘infirmity of the flesh'”[On Modesty, Ch. 17].
In analyzing the early Christian understanding of Romans 7 it has become very clear that the early church did not understand this passage to teach the necessity of sin in believers, usually attributing to it the interpretation that it was a man who was striving to please God under the Law of Moses. In fact this interpretation was so prevalent that when discussing this passage around 415AD, Pelagius (c.350-c.420?) could write in his now lost work entitled Inv Defense Of The Freedom Of The Will, which is preserved by Augustine in On The Grace Of Christ And On Original Sin [1:43] that “that which you wish us to understand of the apostle himself, all Church writers assert that he spoke in the person of the sinner, and of one who was still under the law. . . .” Augustine, in his attempt to refute this statement of Pelagius, was unable to offer any church writers who disagreed with Pelagius.
Erroneous “2 natures of the believer doctrine”: Rom. 7 before Paul’s ‘life in the Son’ – Shank
Leonard Ravenhill: Romans 7 vs 8 — Life before the Son vs Life in the Son — “Romans 7 is a funeral march, Romans 8 is a wedding march … it’s a Spirit dominated life in chapter 8.”
HeartQuotes: Unique — ONE Body MANY Members (1 Cor. 12) — We Need Each Other To Be Complete!
“It is not our purpose to become each other;
it is to recognize each other,
to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is:
ach the other’s opposite and complement. ”
– Hermann Hesse
Brazilian Beach Version
The chance to prepare for what's coming down the road is rapidly running out. Get yourself mentally prepared for what's coming.
Here are many natural reasons why we need to prepare spiritually now!
Transcribed by Jeff Fenske
“I think time is extremely limited.
I think the chance to prepare
for what’s coming down the road is rapidly running out.
So my advice has always been for two years:
Get yourself mentally prepared for what’s coming.
Because you don’t have to be a rocket scientist.
You just have to be wide awake
to see what’s coming down the road.”
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVhmtVD035I]REALITY IS CLOSING IN
IHOP Guitarist Seth Yates Prophecy: “Time is Running Out”
Stockstill’s Dream: We Have a Window of Time for Repentance
Now is the Time to Get Ready, Full of Me
‘Let Us Be ONE’ Prophecy Continues 10/8/08: “It’s TOO LATE to REVERSE what’s been done for MY MEN have been REJECTED … Now is the Time to OVERCOME and GET RIGHT With ALL … FREEeeeeeeeeeeeee———DOM at last … Your HEART will SWELL with LOVE and it will be EASY to REMAIN In Me when others are On The BOAT With You”
I’m taking back my personal blog… It’s time to get serious!
This is my official announcement that I’m taking back this blog [my personal blog: jefffenske.com]. I kind of loaned it out to my friends at what was NWA Cargo, Anchorage. I’ll leave all of these nostalgic photos up. Everyone is always welcome to visit and copy the photos as long as they’re not used for profit.
I’m going to try to now continue with what I first intended this blog to be.
My original idea was to actually share some of what I was up to personally, partly as an incentive to achieve some of my goals, like being able to forgive everyone from my entire heart, nonstop, fully.
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"Magnificent Seven Theme" (((Stereo))) — Let's Ride Together In Love Against Witchcraft, Magnificently — Until 'ONE' Happens!
I’ve always loved this song: OVERCOME no matter what!! TOGETHER, we can do it — no matter what happens! They can’t take our soul if we stay together in the LIGHT, fighting darkness!
I saw the movie for maybe the first time a few days ago, as it came out just 3 years after I was born. Seven guys get together to free the poor farmers from the oppressors!
Alone, they couldn’t have done it, but together…!!!!!!!
Awesome! We need to ride again, this time without guns, standing up for what’s right, against the dark side — bringing in the LIGHT!
It’s not too late. ONE can happen, today!
Fight the GOOD fight!
To Be Free : )
TURN IT UP!
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45KAjt7v4t4]The Magnificent Seven – Elmer Bernstein
Erich Kunzel & Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Elmer Bernstein wrote the theme songs or other music for more than 200 films and TV shows
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iteRKvRKFA]Magnificent Seven Theme
U2 — ‘Magnificent’ Live on Letterman!!!!!!! “Till we die, you and I will magnify The Magnificent!”
Daniel Rodes' 2003 prophecy: The Joy of the Lord — "I want you to warn My children that Deuteronomy chapter 28 verses 47 and 48 are about to be fulfilled." "We need to repent of our lack of gratitude and turn to the lord with a heart full of joy and gladness."
source (emphasis mine)
The Joy of the Lord
Important Warning to Christians
Newsletter From: Truth, Light & Life Ministries International
PO Box 70
Mt. Crawford VA 22841 …
Dear Partners and Friends,
Over the years, I have had the privilege of preaching in numerous churches, conventions, minister’s meetings, camp meetings and revival meetings. I have noted that many people were sad and their countenance was fallen. I wondered why they were so downcast. On numerous occasions, I asked them, “Why are you so discouraged? Do you have food and sufficient clothing? Do you have a home to live in? Do you have a bed to sleep in? Then why are you so sad?” Some have responded, ” I really don’t know, I’m just sad.” This has been a puzzle to me for years why people do not rejoice when they are so blessed. Those of you which have heard me preach know that I have often spoken on the importance of joy and rejoicing.
Many have lost their Joy
On Sunday evening, February 2, 2003, the Lord gave me a prophetic message for the church of America. He said that love, joy and peace are the fruit of the Spirit and one cannot operate fluently without the other. He explained that joy is what brings love and peace to their fullness. He said, “Many of My people have lost their joy; therefore, they have lost their love and peace. They try to worship Me, but instead of serving the Lord with gladness, they are trying to serve Me with tears of self pity, fear and anxiety. I have pled with My children for years,” He said, “to rejoice in the Lord. They rejoice for a little while, but are soon back in the valley of despair.” Then He said something that made my heart tremble: “I want you to warn My children that Deuteronomy chapter 28 verses 47 and 48 are about to be fulfilled. If someone does not arise on the scene and appeal to the people that their joy may be restored that they will rejoice over the good things that I have given them, I will have no choice but to turn them over to the enemy as I have promised.”
“Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things; Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.”
Notice, He said, “because you didn’t rejoice in the Lord for the abundance.” If we cannot rejoice in the Lord for the abundance now when we have abundance, we will lose it.
Saddest Christians in the world!
I heard the Lord say, “There is no nation in the history of the world that has had such an abundance of food (all kinds of vegetables, fruits, meats, etc.) as the American people have available in their grocery stores and can enjoy the year round. Yet, here is where some of the saddest Christians in the world live.” The Lord said, “My wrath is about to be poured out upon My children and I want you to warn them if they can’t rejoice now, I have no choice but to turn them over into the hands of the enemy.”
I thank God for His mercy that He sent this warning. He said, “This will happen very soon unless My children turn back to Me with rejoicing. (When the Lord says soon, it is not always as quickly as we think.) They are sad all week long and then try to come to church and praise Me, but they are not praising Me from the heart. They are trying to work up some kind of an emotional experience which I cannot accept.”
The Lord reminded me that those who do not express their gratitude and praise to Him now will experience hunger and thirst. They will try to quote Bible verses and claim promises that God will meet all their needs, but they do not qualify for those promises to operate in their life because they did not rejoice over the abundance they had received. The Lord doesn’t expect us to just say, “Thank you,” or, “Lord, I praise you.” He expects us to have a lifestyle of praise and thanksgiving flowing from our hearts and not our head or emotions. Paul said he rejoiced even in difficult circumstances, “I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation” (2Corinthians 7:4). The disciples also rejoiced in the midst of persecution, “And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name” (Acts 5:41). That’s the kind of lifestyle God is looking for. We need to repent of our lack of gratitude and turn to the lord with a heart full of joy and gladness.
Pastor Daniel D. Rodes
Daniel Rodes Prophecy 2/28/09: What Will Happen to Our Little Ones?