Patriotic Liberty

THE LORD Our Banner!

The Banner under which we rally as patriotic citizens is not just the emblem of the flag of our nation, for we as Followers of Christ are citizens of an eternal Kingdom and The Banner over us is Righteousness (Jer.33:15,16)! We are A FREE people and have been set FREE. No longer to be led as cattle, herded and packed into crowded cities. More and more Fear driving people towards dependency on “the state”. How long will we waiver, how long will we tolerate the insidious implementation of wickedness and lawlessness. The Solution for humanities issues…Will Not Be found at the well wishes of a Government program of this World or by those that seek to impose it.

It is TIME for the Body of Christ, The Church, to STAND. To reclaim the promise and purpose to which we have been called; to walk in the divine nature and power and authority of Him who redeemed us and to demonstrate who we are to be in the world.

In it but not of it!

Jesus told His disciples to be “as wise as serpents, yet gentle as doves”. We need to see and understand the wiles and schemes of our adversary the devil. The plans he is attempting to implement on a global scale not only in the United States, but in these United States we are built upon a prophetic purpose to proclaim LIBERTY and blessing and peace and hope. We are the last Light of Liberty in the world, and as we begin to see the implementation of persecution to those that call upon the Name of The Lord, we MUST Rise Up and Stand Firm in the Power of His Might. And minister to those in need in a perfect Love that comes only from One source, One untainted Pure and Holy River of Living Water. We Do Not shrink back or do our biding in the shadows, but in boldness and confidence no longer in silent submission we will begin to see it flow out into the streets, the workplaces, the market place. Simple men and women young and old alike operating in the Supernatural power of The Living God, bringing the lost home, restoring sight to the blind, the deaf ears unstopped, the dead raised to life in the Name of Jesus (Yeshua) of Nazareth, The Christ, The King, The LORD of Glory!!!

“And the gates of hell WILL NOT prevail against it” declares The Lord!

May you find the Peace, the Joy, and the Strength of Knowing Him

A Family Name

Whose household do you belong to, is it your household? Do you establish the code of conduct within its boundaries? Is it your name that is attached to that address or deed? So what’s in a name and what has it to do with a household?

The Name associated with a dwelling such as oh that’s the Smith’s house or the Jones’s…it describes the occupants of the dwelling and others will form an opinion based on the perception of the conduct of the residents. Now imagine, your last name becoming Gates, or Zuckerberg, or Bezos. You have just been adopted into a family of great wealth and influence. You will need to be educated and willing to apply All the new opportunities to which you have been made a part of. You will be expected to behave and conduct yourself in a certain manner. Because of the family name you now are associated with.

For Christianity we have some what of a loss of identity: Christ followers, Followers of The Way, Disciples of Christ or just simple Christian; are we catholic, protestant, liturgical, evangelical, or ecumenical? Perhaps Baptist or Calvary Chapel, Four Square or Pentecostal? The Name is important because it identifies us with The Name of the Owner of whose Household we Belong to. There is a move of The Spirit of God currently sweeping through the land, one that will help restore a unified voice for a unified body to the Name of the Household of which we all belong.

YHWH, I AM, The Name above All names Jesus (Yeshua) The Messiah (HaMashiach) The LORD HAS provided an opportunity for ALL to be adopted into A Family Name so FAR above those names listed previously. The Son purchased for The Father (ABBA) many Sons and Daughters and have been brought into the Family of The Most High God. A lot of understanding and learning must be applied to walk in the fullness of what ALL that entails. From the moment of conception (conversion) of the New birth we are instructed to be renewed in our minds, led and taught of The Holy Spirit, study to show ourselves approved to rightly divide (discern) the Word of Truth. To grow from Milk as newborns to Meat as disciples, ambassadors, spiritual warriors, as Joint heirs of Jesus the Christ. So if we will wear and bear the Name of The Lord Our God with with honor, dignity, respect, and learn to walk in the fullness of The Name of The Household to which we confess we belong. Then we will begin to see the fullness of Faith as a Mustard seed, Christ in us, the Hope of Glory.

One Name One Family in The Kingdom of Heaven

[Mat. 17:20, Lk. 17:6, 18:8, Ro. 8, Eph. 1:5, 4, Col. 1:27, Phil. 2:9]

We are Children of The Lord God Almighty; Joint Heirs with Jesus – I think I will leave you with that pondering thought until next time or part two of this series.

May The LORD of Heaven and earth, He who Alone is Worthy Bless you, keep you, and sustain you in this upcoming year as we all seek to draw closer to Him.

The Twisting Turning Waiting

Ecclesiates 4:12

The “Teacher” states that a cord of 3 strands is not easily broken. Often times we attempt to go through life in our own strength and ability. A single simple strand of fiber offers some measure of support and strength but fails when needed most. Yet, when braided in strands of three it becomes a life line of strength that is able to carry, support, to hoist or to lower whatever it is we are in need of. Three in one, a single rope is a braided work of 3 strands or 3 cords, much like The Tri-un God head (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) when we recognize our dependency and need of Him in our lives for He is the Life line for our weary souls!

The Life line; Isaiah 40

Isaiah also states that “they that WAIT upon the Lord”. The word “wait” here in Hebrew is “qavaw” and it means to entwine or to be yoked with – twisted together, supernaturally strengthening those that will take the time to be braided into and along with The Three Strong Cords of The Most High God. The Bread, The Oil, The Fire! The Word, The Anointing, The Presence!!!

So whether we are in need of a drink of Water from The Wellspring of God, or in need of an Anchor to steady our souls in times of the Tempests in life. This Life Line is the source of strength and steadfastness, to renew our weariness and to firmly re-establish our feet upon the sure foundation.

Whether a bucket or an anchor, A Rope tightly fastened will secure and sustain you

The Twisting Turning Waiting upon The Lord is actively Allowing ourselves to be braided together in HIM! So that we might be that life line for one another.

As a Little Child

Proverbs 22:6, 15

The Sheep KNOW the Voice of The GOOD SHEPHERD. John 10:1-18!

Speaks of training up a “child” in the Way they should go, and when older will not depart from that Way. Also, that “folly” or disobedience/rebellion is BOUND up in the Heart of a “child” but the Rod of discipline will drive it far from them. The Way is Narrow and few there are that find it. The WORD which is that “Rod” of discipline, thy Rod and Thy Staff they comfort me (Ps.23). Discipline and boundaries are what creates an area of “Safety and Security” in a small child. Many have come to the Lord as adults, yet we need to come to Him as a small child (Lk. 18:2). To learn of Him and from Him. He changes not, so His Word is established for All generations. To grow in Understanding and Wisdom. The Word is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He IS The WORD, and the written WORD points and leads us Always back to Him. The Lord disciplines those that He Loves, do not shrink back at His correction or rebuke, a pruning is sometimes needed to bare more fruit.

As we enter into this “Christmas” season may we remember to approach the Father, as a humble, small, shapeable child. More so than looking at Our Redeemer as that innocent child for He is Now the exalted KING of Kings and LORD of Lords.

May The Lord Bless each and Everyone of You!

Tread upon the Waves

There are times in life when it all just seems too much, we think there has got to be a better way. This has been an overburdening year, and there seems to be a heaviness at every turn. Darkness is Fear and Oppression, the Peace of Christ is Love and Liberty. When Peter stepped out of the boat he tread upon the waves; as he kept his heart and mind on Christ Jesus. But the cares of this world (waves and winds) distracted him and he began to sink beneath the oppressive burden of darkness.

Mathew 14:22-31

But He (Jesus the LORD) reached down His hand!!! Thank you Lord God that You are ever near, to rescue and to deliver. Peter was beneath the waves, how far down matters not! The Lords reach is not weak “for no thing Shall separate us from the Love of God in Christ Jesus”(Yeshua). Romans 8:34-39.

David knew how precious the love and presence of The Lord was and how it knew no bounds to Reveal His Strong Right Arm! Psalms 40, 139. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire (waves and wind), he set my feet upon a ROCK and gave me a Firm place to Stand. Where can I go from Your Spirit? Where can I flee Your Presence? He put a New Song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to Our God. Many will SEE and Fear and put their trust in the Lord.

Our struggles our trials take us to a place of dependency on the Living God and this is what gives the Testimony of His Great Love to those that that are still oppressed by darkness. Let others see our struggle, our faith, our praise of His Faithfulness. The Liberating Love and Peace of Christ overcomes and sets the captive free!

May The LORD of Heaven and earth Bless you all Richly!

A Heavenly Perspective

Colossians 3:1,2…set you Hearts on things Above where Christ is seated at the Right Hand of God. Set your Minds on things above, not on earthly things.

We often hear the phrase to not be so heavenly minded we are no earthly good. How about we change our thinking and bring it into alignment with the Word of God, to transform our thinking so that we might become so Kingdom minded we are no worldly good. Paul writes again in Philippians 4:8 The Original Power of Positive thinking; Whatsoever is TRUE, Noble, Right, Pure, Lovely, Admirable- If anything is Excellent or Praiseworthy some translations say Virtue, Think on these things. Our vision our thoughts MUST align with the framework and foundation of Heaven, this is our future home, we best get to learning how to operate in it. Having our Minds RENEWED by the Washing of Water through the Word, to gain a Heavenly Perspective.

Vision is cast by the frame of Perspective

The Deep

In the night watches and in the early morning hours my souls cries out to You The Living and Eternal God. To meditate upon Your Words to seek and to understand them as to have them written upon the fibers of my being; my heart and mind prepared to Hear the calling, to hear that small still distinct voice in the depths.

Pslams 42:7 As Deep calls unto Deep. Elijah was summoned by a small still voice, not in the whirlwind nor even in the mighty mountain quaking. A turbulent river, is most evident where it is shallow. Silent waters run deep; do you see the pools of deep where the water appears calm. I will lead you beside the “still Waters” and there I will nourish you and refresh you and restore you declares The Lord.

The Lord is calling us into a deep water experience. In Ezekiel chapter 47 we find a River flowing out from under the Throne of God! The River starts as only ankle Deep, Calling out to knee Deep, Calling Out to waist Deep, Calling Out to submerged- submitted-surrendered-fully engulfed – All In -abandoned-Deep. Here the prophet declares there is an abundance of LIFE in that Deep and that it feeds into A place that was dead and brings LIFE to it. This same River in Revelations 22 nourishes The Tree of Life [Gen. 1, Ps 1] The fruit and the leaves of Our Deep Water calling our abiding in Him the “Deep” is for the sustainment of Life and Healing of nations. An “Awakening” is under way, a “Revival” a “Move of God” a fresh flow of The River of God, that we are being called into The Deep.

Take us Deeper Lord so that You and Only You would remain, for You Alone are the source of Life and apart from You we can do nothing.

“Put out into The Deep Water…” Says the Lord!

Habakkuk: LP/OP

AN LP/OP is a military term for a Listening Post/Observation Post. And when assigned that duty you only relinquish when properly relieved of that duty.

2:1 I will stand at my watch-

God has appointed watchman, with a specific purpose, and for a specific time. We are in a time such as that. I AM a Watchman, so I will fulfill my duty with integrity and devotion.

-and station myself on the ramparts; I will LOOK to see what He will Say

To Watch and Observe

A place of unobscured vision, to see out past the gates. Where are you positioned my fellow watchmen. A watchman, is much like a sheepdog to The Good Shepherd. He keeps a steady eye on the sheep, mindful and watchful for the silent attack of the predator. He also is Always aware of the location of The Good Shepherd, and awaits His Masters voice. His activity, His comings and goings.

In the Book of Habakkuk we find the prophet complaining or questioning The Lord Almighty in regards to Wickedness, unrighteousness, and Justice. We are in a Time in which we might find ourselves in that same predicament. We are in a Time much speculated about what God is doing, what it appear is happening in America and really around the planet. God is setting the table for what He is about to reveal.

2:2

Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald (messenger) may run with it. For the Revelation of it (Reveal, or to Unveil) awaits an “Appointed Time”; it speaks of the End and will not prove False.

The world is being set for the appearance of one who will be like a breath of fresh air, with wonderous words and miraculous deeds. Yet he is not as he appears. Lies, and deception are his craft. His zeal for power will ultimately reveal his true nature. We are in an “Appointed Time” . As we are beholding in our day the implementation of that which was declared, in ancient days. One who is puffed up, prideful, arrogant; one who desires not righteousness, but greed drives him so that he will continuously take more from you, stealing and extorting until all are his captives. This should not take us by surprise, should not instill fear. As the Watchman has seen his coming for a time.

Though it Linger wait for it; it Will certainly come and not delay.

The End is rapidly approaching, the end of one period of time , is just the beginning of another period of time. For some the waiting is the difficult part. Will Righteousness prevail? Or will the continued lies and deception for the ultimate confrontation be allowed to continue? I will declare to you that we will see something miraculous in our day, to where it should leave no doubt. That God is in control of kingdoms and nations and rulers. This pause or respite will not be a long term occasion, it like Lot having time to be removed from Sodom and Gomorrah, is for a sovereign move of God by His Holy Spirit moving in and through a revitalized empowered church (body of believers) for the salvation of many. Prior to The Good Shepherd coming to receive that which belongs to Him.

A simple Proclamation at The Grand Canyon

Habakkuk ends in declaration of the sovereignty of The Lord God Almighty, and states;

3:18-19 Yet I Will REJOICE in The LORD, I will be Joyful in God My Savior. The Sovereign Lord IS My Strength…

We MUST always rely on The Lord Our God, and Praise, Exalt, Adore, and Worship His Holy Name for He alone is Worthy.

Habakkuk means He who embraces or he who clings to. We must CLING to and hold onto The Lord for our FAITH in HIM will sustain us.

Eyes and Ears

Weighed in the Balance; whom shall be found Wanting?

May The Sound of the Shofar pierce and penetrate the Atmosphere. A recurring theme has been in my daily readings and devotional time for the past week or so, it is this. Although we see with the natural eye the perceived prosperity of the wicked; and supposed fruition of the plans of the deceitful. The Word of The Lord is this, They will not succeed as long as there is a righteous stance in opposition to those plans. I do not wish to imply that The Lord God is not sovereign or that He is not able to do all He has planned and purposed to accomplish all by Himself. But rather to urge fellow believers to Trust in His Word, and to look to His Word, and to gain an understanding by His Spirit for the time in which we are living. I do not believe for a moment God has abandoned the United States, but that He is allowing us this moment of Grace to REPENT, from ALL the sins of the Church, as well as those of a wicked generation. So that a Righteous generation would emerge. One that would see a move of the Holy Spirit in Truth and in Power. Not bridled by man made regulations or institutions. As free as the Wind to move and blow as He pleases. For some scripture reference to my point I submit the following: Psalms 5 and Is. 44/45, 2 Chr. 15:1-7, Dan.5:27. God is more than able to do a miracle in our day. We shall see it as Righteousness sweeps across this land. For those who Stand in the Gap, to travail as in labor giving birth, crying and weeping for this nation, putting it ALL on the line. As a Cyrus; President Trump stands in the gap between A global dominating spirit of oppression and control on one side and on the other the Awakening of a long dormant, sleeping church, a body of believers in God Almighty through Christ Jesus, that would proclaim and stand for the righteousness of The Lord. Having Eyes to See and Ears to Hear what The Lord of Hosts is revealing to any and all that hunger and thirst for Righteousness.

Precious Stones

How can we become so overwhelmingly pre-occupied with the busyness of life. Forgetting to take the important time to refresh and restore our souls, our minds and spirits. This morning I was overwhelmed with this thought or perspective of the majestic nature and awesomeness of God The Father, God The Son, and God The Holy Spirit. His Glory has nothing to compare to it. Yet, the psalmist sings “The heavens Declare the glory of God”. Ps 19. Then again , The Whole earth is Full of of Your Glory. Ps 72

I know sometimes although not intentionally we forget the Awesomeness, and the Amazingly Powerfully Majestic nature and attributes of Our God. In this moment in time what I believe The Spirit is doing, moving, and speaking to His people is this. Precious stones do not simply appear, that are created through a process of extreme pressure and intense heat. God is purifying the Church and getting His promise made ready, for those who will not fade away, shrink back or give up! But will press in, cling ever more desperately to the Branch, the vine. Lifting our voice in One accord.

Our Trials and Testing’s seem pale compared to His Glory!!!

Psalms 66, along with Isaiah 43; testify to this process and this promise, when we go through the FIRE, and the WATERS, they will NOT overtake us if we would just believe and trust in Him.

66:10 For YOU, O God, TESTED US, you refined us like silver. v 12(b) we went through FIRE and WATER, but You brought US to a place of ABUNDANCE!

Praise The Lord Oh My Soul, I will Extol Your Great Name and Praise You in spite of what my eyes see. For Great are YOU LORD. Have your Way and Do your Good work in me. Though “persecution” trials and tribulations will come; Gird up my loins that I might Stand!