Releasing of Good Things

Lately I have been wondering, what should I write about next? I get so many glimpses of topics, insights & ideas, but I hesitate to just dive in & start scrambling out an article. I want to be focused.

…and so I have just settled on a word that I believe I heard from the Lord right after President Trump’s inauguration. That word has been confirmed to me, it seems, coming in from an unexpected direction. I am going out on a limb here…but I wouldn’t, if I didn’t think I was on the right track.

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TREMENDOUS opposition rose up against Donald Trump, before & after his election, to prevent him from first, even being elected and then secondly, actually being sworn into office. But he was…and he was. Opposition continues its resistance to his position, his actions & his policies. Some of that opposition is just part of our American process, but not all of it. (My personal guess is, not most of it.)

Information abounds – some supposedly fake, some ‘leaked’ – on the world wide web, and it’s hard to know what’s what. How many levels deep, and at the very bottom (or perhaps I should say top), who is pulling each string, in releasing ‘information’, breaking ‘news’? But this stuff is out there, and unless one buries their head in the sand, it’s hard not to hear/see at least something. And the ‘somethings’ I’ve seen have caused me to believe that insidious actions are still being attempted by the overthrown parties, to subvert the Trump administration & its outcomes. Actions ‘outside the camp’ so to speak.

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NONETHELESS the Trump campaign was victorious. Immediate Presidential decisions & actions were and will be released. Granted, resistance was triggered…but my point is, there was a victory and there was a release.

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I believe that release from battles & circumstances will also be seen & felt Body-wide, throughout the Body of Christ and perhaps even in the lives of some not in/not yet in the household of faith. The powerful battles waged to prevent the Donald Trump victory, were not only waged on a national/Presidential level. God was/is very much involved in the Trump conflict, and I think that conflict is a representation of a universal/celestial one. Whether we believe in God or not, we are in it. “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” (William Shakespeare / Hamlet Act 1. Scene V) And so I think that on many levels and in many areas of life, there will be breakthroughs & releases into more freedom & more fulness of well-being. Maybe, at first, just in small things. Look for them…

In ushering in the Trump Presidency, God in Christ broke a mighty stronghold. It goes far beyond what we can see.

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We Prevailed…because HE Prevails!

The election may be over, but the turmoil & conflict is still hanging in there!

…and I think it is so important that, “as much as it lieth in you” (Romans 12:18), each of us needs to lay aside malice & move on. I know this sounds simplistic & probably, in reality, it is NOT but we need to try. Those of you with cooler heads, may your thinking, words & actions prevail. Let wisdom rule.

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In the months leading up to election day, I periodically turned to the posts of  a young wife & mother from Australia, who heard from the Lord on a regular basis. He often shared with her His plans, both general & specific, for the United States of America, the body of Christ & the nations. These posts uplifted me like nothing else. The confirmed my own beliefs, but they did so much more than that.

Now – as I see those words having been manifested – my sense of destiny has begun to engulf my whole life. This is exciting. My personal borders are crumbling. SO much is at stake. The brass ring is within reach.

I do not believe that I have ever, in my 40+ years as a believer in Jesus, seen His Word come forth the way I did during the hours following the close of the voting booths on November 8, 2016. It is impossible to explain. But it happened. I saw with my own eyes the “great tumbling of victory!!!”  predicted. By sizable margins, state after state was falling to our now President-elect Donald Trump. And though by the end, the race tightened up, in those earlier moments I knew what I was seeing. There is nothing like watching His Word come forth.

Because I actually witnessed this phenomenal event, I have confidence that we will come through this post-election turbulence. It will settle down. God is & will be with President-elect Trump, and with us as Americans. We have cause for great confidence & rejoicing!!!

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Before Returning to my First Love…a few thoughts on ‘Weird Stuff’

 

For probably about a year now, I have been drawn more & more into exploring what I call ‘weird’ topics. Another term for these topics might be ‘conspiracy theories’, or something similar to that. I have wondered, along the way, if I was wandering too far off course. At times I have actually felt in danger – of what, it is hard to say – and have had to back off for awhile. Recently, the Lord reminded me that the Scriptures tell me to be rooted & grounded in Christ, not the increasingly gripping lure of ancient ‘myths’, civilizations, and personages both physical & otherwise. There was never a moment when He told me to give up my research on & writing about, such subject matter, though. And so for this reason – and the fact that I was able to withstand & process it – I believe I was being led into truth that He had prepared me to be able to receive.

And so I am now a believer in things ‘weird’.

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I write this post because I want to try & summarize what I have come to see as reality. Though unnerving, even nightmarish in its substance, Scripture appears to back it up. So I want to present a simple overview.

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…but afterwards, I think I will be focusing much more on my first love, and returning to things Revolutionary, Founders & God-related. I believe some of our greatest answers lie in our history & Constitution, and some (many?) of our leaders need to submit to that premise – so that also will be included in my subject matter here, going forward. To everything there is a season, and I think this particular season of ‘dark matter delving’ has just about ended, for me. It is time to look to the light in the land of the living. It is time to turn back to hope, and it is time to be refreshed & instructed in God-given solutions that can restore & sustain America, yet beautiful but gravely wounded.

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“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” (William Shakespeare / Hamlet Act 1. Scene V)

 

While I strongly believe that EVERYTHING is under God’s control and direction, I also now believe that within His control is allowed the ‘control’ of others. These ‘others’ manipulate. It is God’s choice to allow this. There is a Divine & perfect reason for this, which one day all creation will see & know. At that time, the rejoicing of the righteous will be off the charts! but at this time, we who are in His name need to practice remembering this, and remembering to rejoice now as well, in His promises to us, and in His faithfulness to keep them. We need to actively employ these promises in the Word, and the knowledge of Him, because in the end, this is our only escape from the other realities that exist in this world. These realities are gaining momentum, it seems, and are working towards an age-old agenda. The King of Kings will crush them, once & for all, in a day yet to come. But until then, I think is is good to at least be aware of the existence & intent of these ungodly powers. They are God-wannabe’s, and will stop at nothing to convince themselves & everyone else that that they are God – when, of course, they are not.

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Some years ago, I came to the conclusion that essentially, just about everything boils down to the conflict between Christ and anti-Christ. That may seem over-simplified…and if you don’t believe in Christ or His Word, then this may be where I lose your interest. Hope not.

I can see no other possible explanation for EVERYTHING ‘wrong’ in/with this world, than that the age-old tale of Lucifer rebelling against the Most High is still playing out. Like leaven, it has spread slowly, invisibly & inexorably throughout time & history, moving towards a final culmination. As we get closer to it, we notice more & more ‘change’, or perhaps we don’t notice it…or we do, but don’t see it for what it possibly is.

I’ve written a few articles detailing my thoughts on this matter. Rather than recounting them all, here are links to them, if you are interested:

America: the Founders’ Vision…or Something Else?

America: the Founders’ Vision…or Something Else? (Part 2)

 Lucifer Keeps Busy

Once, “the Anointed Cherub”…but Now?

Frustration: Eternally Old

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There are those who have been following certain happenings worldwide, and who see patterns & real possibilities that I had not – until this past year or so. Specifically, there seems to be a global & celestial plan underway to usher in the return of Lucifer, in the guise of the anti-Christ. Many are involved in this.  Much of it is probably not apparent. It is happening behind the scenes, worldwide – yet perhaps hidden in plain sight.  What is apparent probably confounds & frustrates those who see it. Or they see it as entertainment, fantasy – but it may not be so innocent.

Other evidence that is presented either doesn’t interest the average person, or it is dismissed as myth or some such fabrication. Increasingly, I am not so sure that it should be.

I doubt that any theater of life- government & politics, education, science, economics & business, religion, the media – is exempt from its invasion.

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I don’t see how the appearance of certain themes, in certain television shows, springing up in a cluster all at the same time can be ‘coincidence.’ Perhaps people are being conditioned to view malevolence in a MUCH less threatening way. Suddenly ‘Lucifer’ & ‘Angel from Hell’ present the viewer with a quirky, cutesy overlay to beings from a realm where nothing is quirky or cutesy. ‘Sleepy Hollow’ (my favorite show, actually) is devolving more deeply into that being-from-another-realm-returning theme. Suddenly I’m noticing that. The X-Files suddenly returns. In ‘Super Girl’, ‘Flash’ and other television series,  inter-galactic/hybrid/alien beings either become part of Earth’s forces, or attack it. Our screens are deluged with plots & images that get us thinking about situations & conditions that do not, or we think do not currently exist – and get us more accustomed to them. More accepting. Less resistant should these situations develop, or to allowing their development.

…so, if you are considering the implications or validity of my suspicions, it needs to be pointed out that such events would all be part of God’s Plan for the ages. Though unnerving, such happenings are not outside of His Hand or knowledge or purposes. Having briefly laid out my general worldview & suspicions, I want to emphasize that we not be consumed by them. Be aware. But seek instead He who is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

He alone is the Way out of this.

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Urging all Christians…and Americans…not to be Fooled

 If we get the wrong President, we may lose our freedom forever and…never get it back.” 

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The above post, by Pastor David Paul Williams, tells it better than I have yet seen or heard anywhere.  It resonates COMPLETELY with my heart.

Please take the time to read it.

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“…our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”

American EagleMany of us are familiar with those final words of the Declaration of Independence, so eloquently penned in 1776, resonant with sobering and powerful decision. Those words also resonated release. They signalled an irrevocable intent, begun in a full & complete commitment to stay the course. As George III himself had declared, after the colonists’ dumping of tea into Boston Harbor, “The die is now cast; the colonies must either submit or triumph.”

No going back.

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In today’s world, for probably most of us, that kind of do-or-die mindset is usually not necessary. Unless you serve as a member of our extraordinary military, especially if you are stationed on a forward-operating base in the Middle East, or serve your country as a covert operative, such absolute life-and-death commitment is usually not your daily fare. With the added exception of first responders & law enforcement, life choices don’t usually involve the kind of totality of sacrifice & risks that had to be taken when America chose to be – and to fight to be – free.

…and so because I think this is true, I have to assume that many of us cannot relate to the kind of commitment made by our founding patriots, whether Founding Father or one who physically took up arms against Great Britain. We take enormous pride in them, as we do in those who fight for freedom & justice today. And we might think we can relate….but I suspect, for some of us, we only skim the surface.

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I have also wondered, how did it feel to be on the inside? To be an active participant in creating a nation? To be one of those who could’ve said, “In the beginning…”? Talk about an endeavour of substance! A weight of glory!! (And if you think you’re getting shades & overtones of Genesis and the New Covenant, YOU ARE…) Those men & women who were given to, entrusted with, and (I believe) created for the birthing of the new nation of the United States of America stand yet today as pillars immovable, in the halls of Eternity. In a sense, I am reminded of the words of the apostle John, in his first epistle: “…which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life…” Though I most certainly know these words speak of the Lord Jesus Christ, still, there is a strong ring of familiarity here, for me. They got to be the ones who handled, in conjunction with God, the vision, the bringing forth & the shaping of phenomena unprecedented. As Jesus the Messiah comes as the Only One, past, present & future, I dare to say that America the Beautiful has also been manifested as the only nation that will ever be like her.

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The promise made, by those who stepped up in time to this volatile moment in history, to pledge their all, has been called a war-time proclamation by Dr. Larry Arnn, president of Hillsdale College. And that it was. The stakes commanded nothing less. Because these soldiers & patriots (and all who have fought for and with America & her cause of liberty in any war since) loved not their lives unto the death, many of us get to partake of a pearl of great price all the time. Every day.

They entered in, they contended valiantly & to the death, if necessary; they endured to the end. Their vision – our vision – manifested in this nation of extraordinary promise, structure and yield, is more than still worth the fight. Let this truth be implanted in you today. Let its roots start to grow. To the brethren & to our patriots I say, stand, and having done all, stand…uphold this vision in your heart and in your spirit.

Pray for the heart & soul of America.  With God, your spirit quickens hers.

Bear witness.

Be encouraged.

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Be strong

Destiny & Glory may yet Await You, O America…

“…all the trees of the field are withered: because joy is withered away from the sons of men.”  (Joel 1: 12)

We don’t often think about joy, do we…life is often not often joyful, it seems. Times are serious, worldwide. Make no mistake about that. I am one who has never wanted, or been able to accept that the time of the return of Christ is close. That it very likely will happen in my lifetime. I know about dire prophetic warnings, winds of Armageddon horror approaching – unlike many, I’m not so sure that a rapture will catch up believers in Jesus Christ before the nightmare comes upon us. I didn’t want to accept that this suffering might come upon me. It couldn’t be this late in history…could it?

I have continued to maintain as much hope as I could for delays, a reversal in the times. Until just recently. When I learned of Billy Graham’s daughter, Annie Graham-Lotz’s testimony of what she believes was a warning from God to her, of the end of human history, I began to consider the possible truth of what she said. I don’t jump on any Christian/evangelical’s bandwagon, ever…but she is Billy Graham’s daughter. Billy Graham! I put my life on pause & listened. I took her words to heart, and joined in on her MayDay! MayDay! prayer initiative. And I’ve started praying more, and waiting on His Spirit in prayer in a way that has produced some stunning & delightful leadings from Him. I have rejoiced in where He has taken me in prayer! There still can be upswings!

Jesus endured the cross for the joy set before Him. His joy is our strength. (Nehemiah 8:10)  We need to find & grab any glimmer of joy that we can. And build on it, in whatever way you might be led.

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I need, like never before, to lay hold of hope & joy. My last two posts, and the research involved prior to writing them, had begun the birthing of a knowledge concerning America & all of history that at first sickened me. It took a few weeks for me to recover, to level off. Since then, my investigations have continued. I am onto something! and will be writing more about this in future posts. Many may already know of these things, but I am not aware of anyone in my sphere of life who does. (Granted, my sphere is small…) I have thought, Like Alice, I’m falling down the rabbit hole! But God has given me a sound mind in all of this, which is astonishing to me. No longer am I sickened. I remain steady. My faith in Jesus Christ, the Gospel and all that pertains to it, remains sure, bright & true. It is in no way diminished nor threatened. He is ever Lord of all and King of all the earth.

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Mrs. Graham-Lotz’s purposes for the MayDay initiative are outlined here.  She lists five specific reasons, but I am highlighting only the last one: ” * To delay or soften God’s judgment that is coming on America and on our world. Who knows? He may turn and have pity and leave behind a blessing. Joel 2:13-14″  In her explanatory video, she made the point that a blessing of God can turn into…well, NOT a blessing…but here she suggests the possibility of the opposite. She calls upon the body of Christ to stand in the gap for this country, for the world. Those who do not believe, cannot stand. They simply do not know…we do, and can.

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On the heels of this shedding of slight light into darkening corners came an explosion of light. Again, I do not jump on bandwagons…but a sudden and almost overwhelming prophetic word came to me, through a source only recently having arrived in my life.  It is long. I keep re-reading it. This prophecy, and similar ones following it, bear witness to similar words placed in my mind & heart on September 11, 2001, and since then – words that have remained there, held closely within my spirit. nurtured only by the Holy Spirit.

Here are some excerpts:

“I have been feeling a longing on the heart of God for His people to not give up on the United States of America.”

“I feel a longing in the heart of God for His people to see that even amongst the darkness and the way the United States has moved away from Him and His Word, He has heard the prayers of His people.

“There has been impregnation with a divine seed of Heaven into the USA to bring about a great birthing in this nation. A birthing of His glory…”

“I feel a warning from the Lord that many could “abort” the pregnancy and coming birthing through words of “doom” and “curses over the land of the USA,” committing the United States to a destiny of despair and hopelessness…”

“I then heard Isaiah 43:19:
“Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.”

The Lord has not given up on the United States of America; she is impregnated with something new.”

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“There is such a longing in my spirit to encourage the people of God to NOT give up now. Do not give up praying for the USA. Do NOT commit her to failure, but continue to see the GOLD in the nation, for there IS GOLD in the nation. I believe the Lord is wanting His people to focus on the LIFE that He wants to bring to the nation, and the NEW that He wants to birth in this nation.”

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Other, related words are linked below. (Again, they are long…)
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To any who read and can hear & receive these seeds of vision, hope & life for America, America – I beg you, align your thoughts, hopes & prayers with the rest of us who do. Share this word if you can, where it seems appropriate.

God bless America.

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 “…I will give you the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places…”  (Isaiah 45:2)

Israel & America – Joined in Promise

Frequently weaving through my thoughts is how the creation, maintenance & continuation of the United States of America is interwoven with the workings of God. Or perhaps a better expression of my musings is, how do these processes reflect the mind & desires of the Lord?

Many years ago, a young woman I’d met at a friend’s home-church type gathering, stated that America was a type of the Manchild – or something like that. Although back then I knew ‘squat’ about America’s founding (nor cared), on some vague level, I sensed she was right. It was my first exposure to the spiritual expression of America.

Now, decades later, I am convinced that the United States of America is a powerful New Covenant representation. We were never just a country. Should we fall, still…we will never have been just a country.

Neither is Israel just a country.

America & Israel are living expressions of enduring New Covenant promises, concerning the blindness of the Jewish people ’til the fulness of the Gentiles be brought in. (Romans 11:25) We two countries are bound together in promise. Like it or not. At this time, the ‘grafting in’ of we Gentiles into that olive branch of spiritual Israel continues, as Gentiles come to Christ. (v.17-24) (I wonder if the awakening in some minds & hearts to a greater acceptance of and respect for the Jewish state, and its people & leaders – whether we are Christian believers or not – is somehow part of that process.) It can be no coincidence that Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East, and the United States, the greatest democracy in the world, are both nations always involved with either Yahweh or Yeshua. (Yes, I said the United States. I promise you, there remains a remnant.)

Yahweh or Yeshua. The Old or the New Covenant. Hmmm…

 

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Israel is becoming more & more hemmed in, as her adversaries advance closer and closer to her borders. As they develop weapons’ capabilities to do the same. As world-wide anti-Semitism is reportedly rising. And I wonder if the spiritual ‘fulness if the Gentiles’ is represented by American prosperity & power, in a sense. Perhaps, should the United States reach her maximum potential for good – which is not a desired state! – she will wane in that power & sovereignty. ‘Fulness’ will have been reached. Her abilities to stand with & support Israel impaired, perhaps Israel may then experience a reversal of that ‘blindness’. Standing alone, looking for that final solution to war, Israel will be ready to receive Him when their Messiah arises throughout the land.

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I am just ‘thinking out loud’ here. May there be another way. Nonetheless, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” The earth is the LORD’s, and He doeth all things well.