Saturday, July 2, 2022

July 2, 2022

I've been digging in the dirt and tilling the soil. Planting various kinds of shrubs and trees; some produce fruit, and others produce leaves for teas. I'm also getting a bed ready for a few vegetables and peas. While the world is distraught over its government's move toward tyranny, I will stay busy in the garden and find my peace. Whether we live or die, we will have peace because of our faith in the Lord.

For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite. Isaiah 57:15

However, the tyrants will never be at peace. Their push to enslave, press down, and overtake will result in their demise. They will struggle in their pursuit and anguish in their death. I don’t feel sorry for them, but my heart breaks for those who blindly follow. God help them because they know not what they are doing, and allow us to gain the strength from you to overtake our enemies. May those who can’t see open their eyes so we can work together to defeat this evil.

But the wicked are like the tossing sea; for it cannot be quiet, and its waters toss up mire and dirt. There is no peace,” says my God, “for the wicked.” Isaiah 57:20-21

Friday, July 1, 2022

July 1, 2022

Many things are happening that should place the United States back on track. The Supreme Court made a decision that may put unelected officials back in their place and make congress responsible for making the rules. Their ruling against the EPA to limit their power to control greenhouse gasses and climate change could affect other agencies. Now, instead of the Constitution being in the background, it has been placed in the forefront, and true freedom is just beyond the horizon. The rules and restrictions made on a whim by liberal heads will be limited. I hope this means what I think it means; that all the three-letter agencies (CIA, FBI, IRS, etc.) will have their hands tied, and that’s great news for us. This Independence Day may be the best one we have ever seen. 

One of my missions is to help Christians rid themselves of the restrictions and limits placed on them by the enemy so they will be free. I hope that the United States is slowly experiencing that same kind of sloughing off of old and tired rules that restrict all of us from true freedom. Pray that this American dream comes true.

“For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress; instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle; and it shall make a name for the LORD, an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.” Isaiah 55:12-13

Thursday, June 30, 2022

June 30, 2022

As June ends, let's change our focus from the worldly stresses for a moment and look to God and his promises to his children. 

"Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. Isaiah 55:1-2

How can we eat and drink without paying? This invitation to eat is spiritual, though I do not doubt that when Jesus comes to rule and reign, we will eat, drink, and be merry for eternity. Until then, we must seek satisfaction by consuming the Word of God as our portion. Jesus paid the price; it is his money we are spending. He is our drink when we are thirsty and our food when we are hungry.

We waste a lot of time worrying ourselves over things that don't matter. We live in this world, so I don't think we can ignore what is happening, but we shouldn't become consumed and weighed down by it. We must strike a balance and not become overwhelmed with situations and circumstances. Open your hearts to hear what the Lord is saying; recline at the table with him, dip your bread in the wine, and consume the rich food and drink that only he can provide.

The Spirit and the Bride say, "Come." And let the one who hears say, "Come." And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price. Revelation 22:17

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

June 29, 2022

I know this world is getting a bit sketchy, but the wins for liberty we’ve had over the last few days are a beacon of hope for a peaceful future. Though we had some successes, some things still make you wonder what in the world is going on. If you get a chance, look up CERN. They are doing some things and have created a machine that deals with particles; I don’t understand the scientific language or know enough about this to be chiming in, but I found an article that explains it. You’ll have to look for it; I’m not posting it. They are the ones who have a scientist on their staff that created the internet! They are entirely demonic! Remember the Tower of Babel and the people trying to reach God? These scientists may be trying to do the same and get to God through some kind of portal. I don’t know if their goal is to reach God or become like God, but no matter what, it’s not good. Will God confuse the language and take down the internet? The internet has made it so our languages are not confused anymore, and we can communicate worldwide like in the days of Babel. It gets worse, but I’ll let you do your own research. 

Here’s the good news; we don’t have to worry! God’s love will not depart from us! I’m only telling you this to make you aware, so when you see the hand of God moving, you will know it is him and not evil.

no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD and their vindication from me, declares the LORD.” Isaiah 54:17

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

June 28, 2022

How can anyone, especially those of the Jewish faith, read Isaiah 53 and deny that Jesus is the Messiah? The Old Testament is their very own Bible! I guarantee they are like most Christians and have never read it. Jesus is the thread that runs the entire length of the Bible, Old, and New Testaments, and if you were to pull that thread out, it would fall apart. He was there from the beginning of Genesis clear through to Revelation. Even Isaiah, having never met him in the flesh, knew he was, and is, and is to come, because he tells us that he makes intercession for us. The King James Version says he “made” intercession; however, the version I use, The English Standard Version, says “makes.” Both are accurate because he interceded then and continues to, but the ESV shows the unbelievers that he’s still alive. The difference in these versions shows how one little letter can change an outcome of a verse and how important it is to cross-reference your preferred version to other versions. If you have a Jewish friend that denies that Jesus is the Messiah, show them Isaiah 53 in their Bible; it uses the word “made” in its version. It could change their life!

Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong, because he poured out his soul to death and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and makes intercession for the transgressors. Isaiah 53:12

Monday, June 27, 2022

June 27, 2022

Because we were thrust into a business that we didn’t create, the circle of people we meet has grown. Sometimes the Holy Spirit indicates their character; some people are good, some are not. Then there are those you meet, whether in business or church, that you know you love immediately. I had that encounter at church yesterday. I stay to myself most of the time because I’m a bit introverted, so I remain cautious and alert, but the Holy Spirit prodded me to approach a beautiful soul, and I’m so glad I listened to him. It’s the next day, and I’m still thinking about her! I don’t know if God plans for us to become friends, but her spirit speaks to mine, so whether we are friends outside of the church or if she has been placed in my life to admire from afar, I do not know, but what I do know is that she is my sister in Christ and that’s enough. God may have placed her in front of me to anchor me to this new church we are attending. We’ve been wondering about the vast desert of churches for many years now and need a place to call home. I hope this is it!

If you get nothing from this message today, know this, God has given you a sense about people; listen to it. He will show you their character before committing to them, which is a good thing.

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” The voice of your watchmen—they lift up their voice; together they sing for joy; for eye to eye they see the return of the LORD to Zion. Isaiah 52:7-8

Sunday, June 26, 2022

June 26, 2022

Considering what we've seen over the last couple of days, we know our mission is incomplete. I am exceedingly sorrowful over the people who have fallen for the lie that they are saved and believe that killing the body of an unborn child is acceptable to God. The Holy Spirit is not stirring within them, and that's a sure sign that they don't have Jesus. I find it especially harrowing to see them post their murderous opinions and then spend the rest of the day posting Bible verses and biblical truths. But isn't that the way Satan uses people by telling them that this tiny error won't send them to hell and then get them to claim Christ to confuse their unsaved friends? Pointing out the lost in our churches may have been God's plan so we can teach them the truth. It may be a hard sell; the minds of some millennials have received training to agree with the enemy's lies through their public education and television programming. I know because I raised four millennials and had to deprogram them while they were still very young. I believe that once saved, always saved, but only if there is true salvation in Jesus. Some people are faking it, but we want them to make it!

These two things have happened to you— who will console you?— devastation and destruction, famine and sword; who will comfort you? Your sons have fainted; they lie at the head of every street like an antelope in a net; they are full of the wrath of the LORD, the rebuke of your God. Isaiah 51:19-20