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A War between Iran and the West Is Imminent
Monday, February 22, 2010
Please read articles I received from "Christians United for Israel"
Posted by Given55 at 11:53 PM
Saturday, February 20, 2010
We pray because prayer is crucial in determining God's will.
I have said many times, I try to only do what I see my Father doing. So, it is in prayer.
I offer no prayer for healing, unless my Father says, healing is what He wants. It is not always, as many think, that healing is His will.
Ecclesiastes 31 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: 2 a time to be born and a time to die
But, do we always pray God's will or do we pray a selfish prayer.
To pray for something to happen is to say to God that you know better than Him! It is to say that you do not agree with the course of events that God has laid out. It is ignorant, misguided, confused but most of all arrogant. Asking God to act at a time when God knows it is not the right time to act is praying against His will. If it is right, God will have already planned to do it. If it is wrong, God won't do it. Your prayer will not change these facts. To pray like this is to oppose God, to harass Him, to make a statement that you think you know better! It is insolent and arrogant.
Jesus said "Get thee behind me, Satan!" to an apostle who thought he knew better than God's plan (even though the apostle was bemoaning suffering!)... by trying to sway God's mind through prayer, YOU are behaving in the same way as that apostle! No matter how good your intentions are, your own master , would call you Satanic for it! Think about what it means to pray hope or wish for things, you might find you're not doing what your God wants you to be doing! Prayer should be, first, to find out the will of God.
Of course if a desire goes against Scripture, or if God has said no to it in a clear and resolute way, praying for it is disrespectful to God. I should merely pray that God will give me a heart to accept the situation and persist in that prayer until my heart changes. But when God hasn't plainly said no, I should feel not only freedom but a mandate to continue raising my request to him until he gives an explicit answer.
Isaiah 59:2 (New International Version)
2 But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear. 1 John 5:14-15 (New Century Version) 14 And this is the boldness we have in God's presence: that if we ask God for anything that agrees with what he wants, he hears us.15 If we know he hears us every time we ask him, we know we have what we ask from him
Admittedly, when no answer seems to be forthcoming, we can feel uneasy continuing to raise a request to God. We worry that we're pestering God and praying against his will. We should remember, though, that prayer not only has an effect upon God but upon us. Any prayer that I make--even one for a purely personal desire--has the effect of putting me in communication with God. A channel is established through which he can influence my thoughts and feelings.
Listen for the will of God. Be cautious of your own desires.
Proverbs 3:5 (New International Version)
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding.
Because our understanding is flawed, selfish and finite .
Posted by Given55 at 2:49 PM
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Posted by Given55 at 6:47 AM
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I LOOK AT THE WHOLE RELIGIOUS SCENE TODAY AND ALL I SEE ARE INVENTIONS AND MINISTRIES OF MAN AND FLESH. IT'S MOSTLY POWERLESS, IT HAS NO IMPACT ON THE WORLD. AND I SEE MORE OF THE WORLD COMING INTO THE CHURCH AND IMPACTING THE CHURCH RATHER THAN THE CHURCH IMPACTING THE WORLD.
I SEE THE MUSIC TAKING OVER THE HOUSE OF GOD. I SEE ENTERTAINMENT TAKING OVER THE HOUSE OF GOD. OBSESSION WITH ENTERTAINMENT IN GOD'S HOUSE.
A HATRED OF CORRECTION AND A HATRED OF REPROOF, NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR IT ANYMORE. WHATEVER HAPPENED TO ANGUISH IN THE HOUSE OF GOD? WHATEVER HAPPENED TO ANGUISH IN THE MINISTRY? IT'S A WORD YOU DON'T HEAR IN THIS PAMPERED AGE. YOU DON'T HEAR IT.
ANGUISH MEANS EXTREME PAIN AND DISTRESS. THE EMOTIONS SO STIRRED THAT IT BECOMES PAINFUL. ACUTE DEEPLY FELT INNER PAIN BECAUSE OF CONDITIONS ABOUT YOU, IN YOU, OR AROUND YOU. ANGUISH. DEEP PAIN. DEEP SORROW. AGONY OF GOD'S HEART.
WE'VE HELD ON TO OUR RELIGIOUS RHETORIC AND OUR REVIVAL TALK, BUT WE'VE BECOME SO PASSIVE. ALL TRUE PASSION IS BORN OUT OF ANGUISH. ALL TRUE PASSION FOR CHRIST COMES OUT OF A BAPTISIM OF ANGUISH. YOU SEARCH THE SCRIPTURE, AND YOU'LL FIND THAT WHEN GOD DETERMINED TO RECOVER A RUINED SITUATION....HE WOULD SHARE HIS OWN ANGUISH FOR WHAT GOD SAW HAPPENING TO HIS CHURCH AND TO HIS PEOPLE.
AND HE WOULD FIND A PRAYING MAN AND HE WOULD TAKE THAT MAN AND LITERALLY BAPTIZE HIM IN ANGUISH. YOU FIND IT IN THE BOOK OF NEHEMIAH.
JERUSALEM IS IN RUINS. HOW IS GOD GOING TO DEAL WITH THIS? HOW IS GOD GOING TO RESTORE THE RUIN? FOLKS, LOOK AT ME....NEHEMIAH WAS NOT A PREACHER, HE WAS A CAREER MAN. THIS WAS A PRAYING MAN. GOD FOUND A MAN WHO WOULD NOT JUST HAVE A FLASH OF EMOTION. NOT JUST SOME GREAT SUDDEN BURST OF CONCERN AND THEN LET IT DIE. HE SAID "NO. I BROKE DOWN AND WEPT AND I MORNED AND I FASTED. THEN I BEGIN TO PRAY NIGHT AND DAY."
WHY DIDN'T THESE OTHER MEN, WHY DIDN'T THEY HAVE AN ANSWER? WHY DIDN'T GOD USE THEM IN RESTORATION? WHY DIDN'T THEY HAVE A WORD?
BECAUSE THERE WAS NO SIGN OF ANGUISH! NO WEEPING! NOT A WORD OF PRAYER! IT'S ALL RUIN! DOES IT MATTER TO YOU TODAY....DOES IT MATTER TO YOU AT ALL THAT GOD'S SPIRITUAL JERUSALEM, THE CHURCH, IS NOW MARRIED TO THE WORLD? THAT THERE IS SUCH A COLDNESS SWEEPING THE LAND? CLOSER THAN THAT....DOES IT MATTER ABOUT THE JERUSALEM THAT IS IN OUR OWN HEARTS?
THE SIGN OF RUIN THAT IS SLOWLY DRAINING SPIRITUAL POWER AND PASSION. BLIND TO LUKE WARMNESS, BLIND TO THE MIXTURE THAT IS CREEPING IN. THAT'S ALL THE DEVIL WANTS TO DO IS GET THE FIGHT OUT OF YOU. AND KILL IT. SO YOU WON'T LABOR IN PRAYER ANYMORE. YOU WON'T WEEP BEFORE GOD ANYMORE. YOU CAN SIT AND WATCH TELEVISION AND YOUR FAMILY GO TO HELL.
LET ME ASK YOU. IS WHAT I JUST SAID CONVICTED YOU AT ALL? THERE IS A GREAT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANGUISH AND CONCERN. CONCERN IS SOMETHING THAT BEGINS TO INTEREST YOU, YOU TAKE AN INTEREST IN A PROJECT OR A CAUSE OR A CONCERN OR A NEED. I WANT TO TELL YOU SOMETHING I'VE LEARNED OVER ALL MY YEARS, OF 50 YEARS OF PREACHING....IF IT IS NOT BORN IN ANGUISH, IF IT HAD NOT BEEN BORN OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHERE WHAT YOU SAY AND HEARD OF THE RUIN THAT DROVE YOU TO YOUR KNEES, TOOK YOU DOWN INTO A BAPTISIM OF ANGUISH WHERE YOU BEGAN TO PRAY AND SEEK GOD. I KNOW NOW, OH MY GOD DO I KNOW IT, UNTIL I AM IN AGONY, UNTIL I HAVE BEEN ANGUISHED OVER IT, AND ALL OUR PROJECTS, ALL OUR MINISTRIES, EVERYTHING WE DO....WHERE ARE THE SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS THAT WEEP OVER KIDS THEY KNOW ARE NOT HEARING AND GOING TO HELL?
YOU SEE, A TRUE PRAYER LIFE BEGINS AT THE PLACE OF ANGUISH. YOU SEE, IF YOU SET YOUR HEART TO PRAY, GOD'S GOING TO COME AND START SHARING HIS HEART WITH YOU. YOUR HEART BEGINS TO CRY OUT- OH GOD YOUR NAME IS BEING BLASPHEMED. HOLY SPIRIT IS BEING MOCKED. THE ENEMY IS OUT TRYING TO DESTROY THE TESTIMONY OF THE LORD'S FAITHFULNESS, AND SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE. THERE IS GOING TO BE NO RENEWAL, NO REVIVAL, NO AWAKENING UNTIL WE ARE WILLING TO LET HIM ONCE AGAIN BREAK US. FOLKS, IT'S GETTING LATE AND IT'S GETTING SERIOUS. PLEASE DON'T TELL ME, DON'T TELL ME YOUR CONCERNED....WHEN YOUR SPENDING HOURS IN FRONT OF THE INTERNET OR TELEVISION.
COME ON. LORD, THERE ARE SOME THAT NEED TO GET TO THE ALTER AND CONFESS I AM NOT WHAT I WAS, I AM NOT WHERE I AM SUPPOSED TO BE. GOD I DON'T HAVE YOUR HEART OR YOUR BURDEN, I'VE WANTED IT EASY. I JUST WANTED TO BE HAPPY.
BUT LORD, TRUE JOY COMES, TRUE JOY COMES OUT OF ANGUISH. THERE IS NOTHING OF THE FLESH WILL GIVE YOU JOY. I DON'T CARE HOW MUCH MONEY, I DON'T CARE WHAT KIND OF NEW HOUSE, THERE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING PHYSICAL THAT CAN GIVE YOU JOY. IT IS ONLY WHAT IS ACCOMPLISHED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT WHEN YOU OBEY HIM AND TAKE ON HIS HEART. BUILD THE WALLS AROUND YOUR FAMILY. BUILD THE WALLS AROUND YOUR OWN HEART. MAKE YOU STRONG AND IMPREGNABLE AGAINST THE ENEMY. GOD, THAT'S WHAT WE DESIRE.
Posted by Given55 at 3:18 PM
Sunday, February 14, 2010
YOU'D BE FAT AND CRANKY TOO, IF YOU HAD LUPUS AND A BROKEN RIB
Posted by Given55 at 10:59 AM
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Because we are coming into a new season we must change.
Over the last year or so , I have said multiple times that we need to prepare spiritually for the battle ahead. Now, I will go further.
We are coming into a new season. This season will be full of contradictions. You will see miracles from God and then you will see evil from hell. You will see, as I am sure you already have, the good in people wither away into consumption of evil.
God will and is doing new things and if His people will respond to this new thing they will see His glory. He does these new things because we are a new people. Different from our past generations. More skeptical. More resolute to the negative. More leaning toward the state of mind "show me" rather than a faith state of mind. So, He will bring a new thing into this new season.
The Lord is hovering over cities and people. He is hovering to bring a new birth. Just as He hovered over Mary and a child was born, He is again hovering and birthing. But, do we see the followers of this day running to see this new birth or are they cuddled in their warm homes, complacent and content with the status quo.
Being prepared spiritually means being ready to get out of our box. To be able to except a new thing from God, and to do this we must change.
We must look into our selves and look for those things in us that God finds repulsive. Not those things that we see ourselves doing every day, although, they also, need to be taken care of, but look deep. There are roots, generational roots, that need to be taken care of.
The old saying, something about a bad apple spoiling the whole bunch. This is true of our root. A bad root can and will ruin the rest of our growth. So, we either take care of that root by getting rid of it or and this is what we see most people doing, we just take care of the rest of the growth trying to stay ahead of the rot catching up we us.
Best to cut out that piece that leads us into hell. Then instead of us taking care to not let the rot catch us, we can relax and let God nourish our growth.
God sees that root and wants us to fix the problem. We ignore the root and will suffer the consequence.
When this new things comes and the glory of God is within this new thing, will you be able to enjoy or will you feel dirty and unworthy. Do. you have a root that needs to be taken care of. Then , dear reader, go into your prayer closet and turn it into an operating room. Give God the scalpel and let Him cut that thing out of you. Then you will enjoy the new thing and know that God is doing this new thing, just for you.
Posted by Given55 at 6:37 AM
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Prophecy by Don Franklin, @ Ignited Church, January 2010
Listen to audio: http://www.propheticroundtable.org/Audio/Word_for_2010.WMA
And I would even warn you now; I am going to go beyond your expectations; I’m going to go beyond your traditions. I’m going to go where you’ve never gone before because I’m going back to the Book of Acts. I’m going back to the foundation of the Church and I’m going to rebuild what the enemy destroyed.
You’re going to understand what grace is in a level, in a dimension you’ve never comprehended. You’re going to understand what the power of God is for. You’re going to understand that you cannot control the moves and the waves and the anointings of the Holy Ghost.
There is something coming upon the Church and the earth in this year. 2010 is an amazing year. You will see extremes in weather; you will see extremes in the Church and you will see extremes in the world. There is going to be a major, major, major division within the Church. And you are either going to come forward into future that the Holy Ghost has for the Church – I am going to wrestle the Church away from the hand of man and I’m going to bring it into the hand of the Holy Ghost.
And only those who will fully walk with and agree with and move with the Holy Ghost will prosper in the coming days. This is the Word of the Lord to the Church and it will be binding worldwide. The Holy Ghost is rising in every continent, every nation, every culture, every subculture and he is going to implement his control upon the Church.
It is going to be marvelous; it is going to be wonderful; it is going to be full of grace and love and glory and signs and wonders and everything that you’ve dreamed of. But the flipside to that is: those who will not cooperate with, walk with, and allow the Holy Spirit to have his control and even his dominance over the Church will simply be cut off and fall back. They will become a byword, a proverb, a waylaid; they will be cutoff. You will see them green for a season and then they will wither and die.
I am pruning; I am chopping; I am cutting at the Body and I’m going to restore people that you said could not be restored because of their sins, because of their failures, because of their faults. And I’m going to bring down those that you thought were impenetrable rocks, because at the core of those rocks there is rottenness, saith God; there is corruption; there is abuse and only the Lord knows.
Only God knew that David had killed Uriah and taken Bathsheba and Nathan only found out from the Word of the Lord. So it is, saith God, even those at times seem to be bulwarks and pillars of complete righteousness, sometimes within the core of that righteousness there is a spot; there is a blemish. The Lord says everything that has been done in secret shall be revealed.
So, reveal yourself at the altar. Go throw yourself on the altar. I do not want to harm anyone. I do not want to bring correction upon anyone. I do not want to expose anyone, saith God. Throw yourself upon the altar while you may; fall upon the Rock. Confess your sins; go before the Lord and lay yourself low. Say, “I know I’ve erred; I know I’ve sinned. I do not want to face open judgment.”
Because the day is coming when open judgment will come back to the Church. I dropped Herod in his tracks and turned him into worms. I brought Ananias and Sapphira to a low place. I will once again deal heavily with the Church, but in this dealing there will also be incredible blessing and power and anointing.
So, oh, lift up your heads; be full of joy; be full of happiness. Learn to live in a state of repentance before the Lord. Come to God with all of your problems. I am a father. I am moved by your plight; I am moved. I am not going to bring extreme judgment and correction upon those who come to the Lord with their problems. I will bring healing; the Son of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. You will not find condemnation from the hand of God.
Only when you seek to hide your sin and then to go forward and to actually manipulate and con the Body, then you will be exposed, saith the Lord. But there are major, major, major moves coming on every continent, in every nation.
And I’m bringing this church back into a powerful move and this congregation, this church will be at the forefront of what I am doing and it will be controversial. Get your shields up because the enemy will attack. Get your mind mentally prepared for the assault that the enemy will throw against this very House. There will come a demonic onslaught against this House. But I will give you armor that you have not know of yet; I will give you, release Angels into this House that have not yet been released.
If you will hide yourself in God, it won’t even touch you; it won’t even faze you. You will laugh at the assault of the enemy. And if you will align yourself with the Holy Ghost and do the things that he puts in your heart to do, you will find yourself rising, rising, rising, rising, rising, into a place in God that is impenetrable.This is the Word of the Lord to you. Have faith; have joy; have happiness because great things are coming for you – great tribulation upon the Church and part of the House of God, but great reward and benefit for those who are low before the Lord confessing their sins and looking for the coming of the Son of Man.
Posted by Given55 at 6:46 AM
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
The Lord has spoke to me through a friend and His Word.
Jeremiah 14 is in the natural, speaking of drought and famine. The Lord has showed me what the spiritual meaning is and it is frightening.
I wrote a post last year call "It is So", in the post the Lord showed me that He would be removing His Spirit from the land. Now, He, has again, confirmed this word.
The famine, is the removing of the Holy Spirit from this land. We look for the Spirit and long for the Spirit, but He is pulling away. He is not pulling away from us spiritually, but from the land.
We shout repentance, but the Lord has said to me "Your repentance means nothing without humility and you have forgotten how to be humble."
7 Although our sins testify against us,
O LORD, do something for the sake of your name.
For our backsliding is great;
we have sinned against you.
8 O Hope of Israel,
its Savior in times of distress,
why are you like a stranger in the land,
like a traveler who stays only a night?
A taste here and there, of the Holy Spirit, is not enough, but we settle for it. The church is complacent. We settle in every arena of life and spirituality for less than fullness. Where is our fear of the Lord?
10 This is what the LORD says about this people:
"They greatly love to wander;
they do not restrain their feet.
So the LORD does not accept them;
he will now remember their wickedness
and punish them for their sins."
I have said in the past to consider what God wants before you pray. You may be just praying against the will of God.
11 Then the LORD said to me, "Do not pray for the well-being of this people. 12 Although they fast, I will not listen to their cry; though they offer burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them. Instead, I will destroy them with the sword, famine and plague."
There comes a time, in the love of God, when even He, has had enough. The Lord has shown me, that enough is enough. The church, most, do not want to hear this word. It is easier to stay in their business instead of moving into the Spirit. It is easier to play Christian than to walk it. It is easier to flow with the stream than to flow against the tide. We have been warned through His word and through His prophets that He has grown tired of our playing Christian and yet we continue to be disobedient.
I grieve most often. It took my husbands mouth for me to figure it out. I grieve the loss of the Spirit in the land. I can feel Him leaving. I can feel the sin and depravity of that loss and I would like nothing more than to go with the Spirit.
Do you continue to walk in blatant sin. Has the Lord told you something or convicted you of something and you continue in your earthly contentment. We seem to listen to God and feel the conviction, but then with time we, again, grow complacent. We no longer humble ourselves to do the hard stuff.
Do you not understand that there is not enough time left for you to be fooling around with the Lord. NOT ENOUGH TIME!!!
Jeremiah 14 says it all. We are a fallen people in a land where the church does not care, any longer, about the things outside of the church. We, some how, have come into the idea, that, that stuff will not touch me. Please, listen, you have a responsibility to pray, spread the Word and to stand up against those things that are not of God.
It will get harder. But, if you can not stand up now, what will it be for you in the era to come. Build up your spiritual strength or you will be left behind and wonder why.
Monday, February 8, 2010
I have cracked or bruised my ribs. Terribly painful.
This morning I got the hiccups. It felt like I was being torn apart.
I command "In the name of Jesus Christ you will stop". But, then in my agony, I added "Please".
Then I heard the Lord and in His gracious and compassionate ways He said, "With authority, girl".
My hiccups stopped.
Posted by Given55 at 9:02 AM
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
I fell the other night and cracked or bruised my rib. I am in a lot of pain and on pain medication. So, my mind is floating on drugs. But, I have something that I want to share. So, I hope that it will make sense.
I had a dream a few weeks back. In the dream, I am in the country. I am standing next to a house with my dog. The house is yellow, so it is not my farm house. I can not see another human being any where.
I look to the north and I see a fire storm coming at me. It is huge. Taller than any tree that I have ever seen and as wide as the east is to the west. There was a wind inside of it that made the fire roll and crash like the waves at the ocean side.
I knew that my dog and myself were about to die. I did not want my dog to fear, so I laid down on the ground and held onto him. As we laid there waiting, I said to the heavenlies, "God take me."
About that moment, I left my body and began to watch the scene from above. When I looked down on my body, the fire was rolling across and my body was not experiencing pain. But, the body that I was looking at, was now myself as a child. Then I woke up.
I am a very blessed person. I never remember my dreams in less they are from God. So, I began to ask God what the dream meant.
I did not get to far. No answer was forth coming. So, I shared the dream with my home church to see if God would speak through one of them. He did.
An end time dream, my friends began to seek God for answers. Weather, the fire storm was prophetic or not no one is sure. But, the rest of the dream became very clear. For myself, I have a need to always bring comfort to those in need. Even my dog would not be allowed to fear without comfort. The message from God that I must share with you is this.... That in this time. In this trial. In this struggle come to Him as a child.
The Word tells us this:
Then he said, "I tell you the truth, you must change and become like little children. Otherwise, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
God has called me a dutiful alarm. So, I am sounding an alarm. It is of the utmost importance that you, dear reader, learn how to come to the Lord, rely on the Lord, as a child would their own parents.
We are in a time of many changes and trials. We will find that there is no where for us to turn, no one to help us, no peace. The chaos in your life might feel horrible now, just wait. This is only a fore taste of what is to come.
Pray, dear reader, pray. Ask your God to help you learn His ways and to teach you how to come to him as a child.
While my home church group was discussing my dream the Lord showed me more. When a child is born there is a blank slate in there brain. They have somethings that come by instinct for survival, but other than that, there is more or less nothing. Total reliance on those around them. There is not even trust there. This comes as the child grows. The child does, however, know the voice of God. This child just came from the maker of the universe and has not been thus far poisoned by the things of this earth. The child has a link to God.
This is how we need to be in this time. To be a blank slate transfixed on God. Coming to Him like a child. How to achieve this
. Psalm 119:105
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path
If I know the Word, which is how I was before I was born, then I will know how to react in any situation. The Word gives me comfort and peace. It instructs me in my daily life. I learn to lean on the Word, which is the Lord, in all things. It is my parent. The Word is what feeds me, it is what I rely on and trust. I learn from learning the word how to come to God has a child.
I become a child.
Posted by Given55 at 7:24 AM
Monday, February 1, 2010
Years ago, the Lord spoke to me through Hawks. I wrote about it in the post "The Audible Voice of God". A few weeks back, the Lord, again spoke to me in this way.
My husband and I were coming home from working on the farm. My husband pointed out a huge hawk sitting on a fence post. I looked and praise God. Since my first experience with hawks and God, I always praise Him when I see one.
After, my praise, I turned my head back to the road and saw another hawk on the other side of the road. Then just like years before another and another hawk was found along side of the road.
I said to God, "You are obviously going to tell me something important, but I have a request. If it is time for us to leave the city, please let me see a hawk on the ground."
At the moment the Lord spoke, "You know how a hawk sits on high and stares at his prey? He stares so intently that he can see even his prey's muscle twitch. Go, when you see your enemies muscle twitch."
Again, like before, I had no idea what that meant, but I was excited.
The hawks did not stop. We drove for 60 miles and must have seen 30-40 hawks. When we got to the city, I thought they would stop. But, they did not. Then, from the ground a hawk, in the middle of the city, flew off the ground and flew right over the top of our car.
My husband and I looked at each other and smiled. Then fear came, then joy. Knowing that it was time to leave, but not knowing what to do next.
What would be our next step? Now, we know. My husband, after we after waited 13 months, has lost his job and we have no choice but to go. What great timing God has.
So, this is my husbands last week of work. We will finish work on the farm and move. The Lord told me to go last year and the time is nigh.
I praise the Lord for His love and timing and that He is always taking care of us.
Posted by Given55 at 9:52 AM