This blog is designed to make you "think". Also to encourage,exhort,edify and "Warn" the saints of God as we see the day of The Lord on the horrizon.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Except Your Righteousness

While reading a Word from the Lord on the Elm Street Blog this morning the Lord Spoke this to me:

Matthew 5:17-20:
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

That's a tall order folks!
In this touchy feely, "Your ok, I'm ok, we're all ok," luke warm, wishy washy thing, that calls itself the modern, up and coming church today, where does the above scripture find its place?
There is no place for Righteousness, every one does what seems right in his or her own eyes.
Jesus Said:

Matthew 10:22
And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

How does that scripture fit into todays touchy feely, I want to be accepted by the world kind of mentality?

Timothy said:

2 Timothy 3:12
Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

The Lord gave me this scripture a long time ago:

Ecclesiastes 8:11
Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

It seems that it is a fact, that the world loving church does not believe that Jesus is to return any time soon, that He doesn't care how we behave, how much we love the world and the things of the world. He doesn't care how much be borrow from the world, their music, their movies, and put His name to it, and pass it off as Holy, a sacrifice to Him, a way to win the lost. Are we totally mad, have we totally lost our way?
It seems so.
Why are we so bold as to chant that God doesnt change, and act in a way that shows that we do belive He changes?
Why we don't believe that the Holy Spirit is the one who draws men and women to salvation....we need a warm fuzzy movie, we need some head banging music, God needs our help to modernize things, He certainly doesn't have the power to reach souls in this day and age without kicking it up a notch...why we need coffee shops in church....gotta feed the cravings...gotta make the church as enticing as the world. Oh how far from the heart of God and the Truth of His Word we have fallen?

1 Samuel 15:22-23
And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.

Obedience is better than any sacrifice, we can make unto the Lord, and to listen and take heed to His Word, is what He requires. Folks we can break our necks doing what we belive to be good things for the Lord but if they are not in line with His Word they are nothing but filthy rags before Him and fit for nothing but to be burned.
God does not change He is the same today as He was yesterday as He shall be tomorrow, we don't need to invent ways to win people to Jesus, we have one duty, that is to allow His righteousness to shine through our lives. Sadly it seems we no longer have any concept of what righteousness is. Jesus said "If you love Me you will keep My Commandments."

Who and what do you love more today? Is it important to you that your in right standing with The Most High?

If you love The Truth, you will be spared what is to come. If you do not love the truth you will be turned over to believe a lie, and you will be damned.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A Message To The Luke Warm Apostate Church

This is a message I received in 5/1/1993 after praying for God to use me and asking The Lord to let me feed more people. I told Him I would say whatever He told me to say, I was not expecting the following!:

"Stand therefore before the door of my House

and Prophesy saith The Lord.

There is a day coming when they shall seek me,

but they shall not find me.

For when I called they would not answer,

when I sought them, they would not be found of Me.

Therefore saith The Lord, They shall cry unto me,

but I shall not be found of them.

For as they have forsaken me,

so shall I forsake them in the day of trouble."

The message was delivered to the church that I attended at that time. Sometimes I would ask the Lord, Oh, Lord couldn't you give me something, "nice" to say, but you know what? I would rather say what the Lord tells me to say, whether it gains me friends or not. At the time it made me as popular as a pork pie at a Jewish picnic! (No offense meant to my Jewish friends!). Glory to God the Most High!

Oh people of God, make Him your priority, make Him your number one, make Him your all in all, before it is too late, and the door is closed, for surely the times of the gentiles are coming to a close.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Others May, You Cannot!

The following is a most precious and beautiful word, that was given to me by someone in the 1980's. I rediscovered it after thinking about it the other night, and wondering in my heart where it was. I didn't even remember the name of it, just it's context, and I thought it was written out long hand on a piece of paper. I asked the Lord to help me find it thinking it to be long gone during one of my many office clean ups.
The next morning I woke up and went down to the office and there face up, all on its own, out in plain view laying on the floor was this tiny green tract "Others May, You Cannot". The only thing I can think of that would make it a human occurrence is that my granddaughters got into my files and picked it out and laid it on the floor, which would make it a triple miracle because I have hundreds of tracts in that particular file...apart from that, I believe it was the Angel of the Lord who revealed it to me. There are no coincidences with God.
I hope you are blessed by this:

"OTHERS MAY, YOU CANNOT" by G. D. Watson (1845-1924)

"If God has called you to be really like Jesus, He will draw you to a life of crucifixion and humility, and put upon you such demands of obedience, that you will not be able to follow other people, or measure yourself by other Christians, and in many ways He will seem to let other good people do things which He will not let you do. Other Christians and ministers who seem very religious and useful may push themselves, pull wires, and work schemes to carry out their plans, but you cannot do it; and if you attempt it, you will meet with such failure and rebuke from the Lord as to make you sorely penitent. Others may boast of themselves, of their work, of their success, of their writings, but the Holy Spirit will not allow you to do any such thing, and if you begin it, He will lead you into some deep mortification that will make you despise yourself and all your good works.
Others may be allowed to succeed in making money, or may have a legacy left to them, but it is likely God will keep you poor, because He wants you to have something far better than gold, namely, a helpless dependence on Him, that He may have the privilege of supplying your needs day by day out of an unseen treasury. The Lord may let others be honored and put forward, and keep you hidden in obscurity, because He wants you to produce some choice, fragrant fruit for His coming glory, which can only be produced in the shade. He may let others be great, but keep you small.
He may let others do a work for Him and get the credit of it, but He will make you work and toil on without knowing how much you are doing; and then to make your work still more precious, He may let others get the credit for the work which you have done, and thus make your reward ten times greater when Jesus comes. The Holy Spirit will put a strict watch over you, with a jealous love, and will rebuke you for little words and feelings, or for wasting your time, which other Christians never seem distressed over. So make up your mind that God is an infinite Sovereign, and has a right to do as He pleases with His own. He may not explain to you a thousand things which puzzle your reason in His dealings with you. But if you absolutely sell yourself to be His...slave, He will wrap you up in a jealous love, and bestow upon you many blessings which come only to those who are in the inner circle. Settle it forever, then, that you are to deal directly with the Holy Spirit, and that He is to have the privilege of tying your tongue, or chaining your hand, or closing your eyes, in ways that He does not seem to use with others.
Now when you are so possessed with the living God that you are, in your secret heart, pleased and delighted over this peculiar, personal, private, jealous guardianship and management of the Holy Spirit over your life, you will have found the vestibule of Heaven."
James 4:6-7
But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

2 Corinthians 12;7-10
And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Colossians 3:1-4
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

A Wonderous God

Do you know that God knows what your going to think before you think it? Do you know that He knows what you have need of before you realise it? Do you know that God knows the very thoughts and intents of your heart? Do you know that by His Spirit He makes His Word come alive and do a work within us?

Hebrews 4:12-15
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Matthew 6:7-8
But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
Be not ye therefore like unto them: for
your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

Psalms 94:11
The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.

I am so very greatful for these atributes of God, because He truly understands our sincerity or lack there of. When our hearts cry out to Him for deliverance, for overcoming power, for strength to get through the next hour or day, He has already answered and prepared a way for us. Before we can ask our fellow believers to join us in prayer, He has the answer prepared. God is always one step ahead of His sheep. He meets the needs of all those who seek Him with all their heart, mind and soul.

Jeremiah 29:13
And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

America Under Attack

I received the following e-mail from my friend Faith this morning and post this with her permission:
DEC. 3, 2007. I had a dream last night I don't remember anything except that the statue of liberty was under attack … I was standing at her back and watching the base under lady liberty where the smoke was pouring out … all I could see was her back it was as if she had turned her back on me and all of America …I knew this was an attack on our land…. Faith

I also received the following e-mail from her husband Peter and post this with his permission:
I (Peter) had dreams about 4 nights ago on 11-30-07.(I think they had to do with the Annapolis summit) I remembered them last night after finding out about the killer storms that have hit the West coast of the U.S. Lately. In the dreams that re occurred all night long giant storms kept hitting the N.W. Portion of the U.S. Even though the storms were big and powerful I was not impressed and did not want to pray. I felt that they were not spectacular enough and was kind of annoyed with God for not doing something that in my opinion was more likely to get some kind of real results. I know that I am wrong for that attitude. I have no right to have any opinion about how God manages His creation… Peter

Just happened on the Drudge Report to see these headline: 129mile per hour winds batter the north west, Winds damage buildings in NY city
Just tuned into fox news they are saying there are also massive mud slides in the Seattle area..and floods in the Washington State area...God is trying to get our attention folks!