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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
A few weeks back, I wrote a post called "IT IS SO". In this post I shared what God had shown me. He showed me what it would be like, hear on this earth, in the next few months. It would be like when God left Christ at the cross and Christ said "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me."
Well, I am mot one to look for the Biblical truth behind what God says to me. I just believe it to be so. But, for many this is the way to proof of the truth.
I have a young man whom I mentor. He accepts what God tells me as truth, but always heads to the Bible for confirmation. Many have rebuked what I have relayed on this word, so my young friends truth are important.
God will take out His spirit from the land.
2 Thessalonians 2:7 (Amplified Bible) For the mystery of lawlessness (that hidden principle of rebellion against constituted authority) is already at work in the world, [but it is] restrained only until he who restrains is taken out of the way.
Many say this can not be, because the Spirit lives within us. Even though it is here in black and white they refuse to listen. So, this last weekend, I again, was at the same location as the last retreat. And, again, I placed myself away from the camp at 5 am, in the rain and talked with God.
He told me that He does not take the Spirit from us but, from the land. Do people not understand that the Spirit can be in the land as easy as He can be in us. Without the Spirit in the land, lawlessness will be out of control.
Amos 8: 11-12 Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord God, when I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but [a famine] for hearing the words of the Lord. And [the people] shall wander from sea to sea and from the north even to the east; they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord [inquiring for and requiring it as one requires food], but shall not find it.
I hope that for all whom doubt what God has said to me, will now believe. Prepare for the Lord comes.
While I was sitting talking to the Lord this weekend, I had a bit of trouble. I had no questions for Him. I just sat there and waited for Him to speak. Thoughts would come to my head and then an answer. I said out loud. "Am I talking to myself?" It was different than our usual conversation. I left a little in doubt that I was hearing from God. Then He confirmed what I was hearing.
My mind was mostly concerned with our farm. Was I doing the right thing by getting it ready for people to run to when things got bad. These are the things that God said to me.
"Calamity will pour out like rain, but you will be refreshed knowing that I am returning."
"Find joy in all things".
Then I started to wonder and ask questions.
"Lord, how will I know you?"
He answered, "You will find me in the rocks, in the trees, in the people."
So, I asked a question that I have pondered for a while. I had been taken away into two visions at two different times that were similar. One was my own execution. The other, my young friends execution. So, I asked, are these truth.
He answered. "There are two paths. One is yours and one is mine. Stay out of the city."
Not sure if I was manipulating the conversation, I went back to the lodge and opened my Bible. It opened to Isaiah 26:3-4 and then He told me to read verse 20.
Isaiah 26:3-4 (Amplified Bible) You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You. So trust in the Lord (commit yourself to Him, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages].
Isaiah 26:20 (Amplified Bible) Come, my people, enter your chambers and shut your doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until the [Lord's] wrath is past.
My own Biblical confirmation. Thank you God.
Posted by Given55 at 6:30 AM
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
So, I have been struggling, a little bit, this last week.
I have been sick. Started with a sore throat and progressively got worse. Then Sunday, I realized, that I had pneumonia. Stayed home from church and made plans to go the the doctor on Monday.
By Monday morning, I was in pretty bad shape. So, my husband stayed home with me and I called the doctor. My doctor was on vacation. The office called me back and told me that another doctor would see me. I was more than a little grateful.
The doctor had x-rays done and sure enough...pneumonia. He gave me some of those super antibiotics. And sent me on my way. Had the prescription filled. I was in such a hurry to get this medicine in me, I took the pill in the car.
I have had pneumonia many times and know that when that first pill takes effect, I will not be in any more pain. So, I was excited to swallow that first pill.
A half an hour later...My head is getting hot. Then hives. Huge hives. I called the pharmacy and was told "GET TO THE HOSPITAL QUICK AND GET A SHOT". Well, ok. So, off we went.
Now, I have a lot of allergies. Life has been weird to me in this area. I can be allergic to something and then not allergic to it another. I coded on iodine years ago. Anyway...I am pretty could at telling how I am doing. So, I sat in the hospital parking lot for a while. Not wanting to waste theirs nor my time. But, my husband was more incident. He said he would not be able to rest for fear I would stop breathing. So, I gave in and went inside.
Now, I am a terror in a hospital. I figure they work for me and I have a big say in what they do and do not do. I am allergic to the preservatives in injectable drugs. NO SHOTS. Which I kinda like...because I hate shots.
After a wait, I was taken care of by pills and given new antibiotics for my lungs and treatment for the allergic reaction.
Not my best day. But, God is good. As I look back on it, I love to watch God's hand at work and how He orchestrates our entire day.
NO SATAN YOU CAN NOT KILL ME.
I have an ordained time to die and God knows when that is and your schemes will not hold up. When I am done...then I am done.
I love my God and I love to watch Satan's armor get dented now and then by his inept attempts at destruction.
Posted by Given55 at 6:24 PM
Thursday, March 12, 2009
I told someone, that I did not have much to write about lately, because not many want to hear that times is short.
I know that it has been said over and over again that the end is coming. But, things were never in place like they are now.
God has given me and some friends vision of our future and all have felt the pain of that. I had an occasion to talk to God about my feelings and His response was short.
I had been working on our farm. God has called us back to the farm to prepare for the things to come. I decided to take a break and went down to the pond to pray. My new dog went with me. He is an Australian Shepard. He will be used for herding. He came into my life quite suddenly. One year old and full of life. He never rests.
While sitting at the pond, I told God, "I do not want this." I then began to grieve what my vision had shown me. My dog came to me and showed me compassion. I was shocked. He is usually totally out of control.
When he came to me, I heard God say..."I gave you your dog as a gift."
"Well, then, he is the perfect dog." I said to God.
Then God surprised me. He told me..."Grieve now...You will not have time later."
Wow, what a shock. I wept a bit more, then headed back to the house.
I found a friend taking a break. He told me that while he was tilling the garden, he had begun to weep over what is to come. He then said that God had told him to "grieve now, because he would not have time later"
I have wondered if we were having the same talk with God at the same time.
So, we both grieved and then we went to work. My grief is over and now I will walk in joy. The joy of knowing that everything is planned by God and His plans are perfect.
I will try to write more often and try to be uplifting.
Posted by Given55 at 1:59 PM