Thursday, December 21, 2006

Come out from among them and be ye separate!

These past few years, as my husband and I have “come out from among them” (2 Corinthians 6:17) and have separated ourselves from the organized church, the Lord has been removing the blinders from my eyes and the scales have been dropping off. It is amazing what just the pure word of God can do for you if you don’t mix it with man’s doctrines. One of my husbands favorite saying is “Church is a good place to be born again, but they just won’t let you grow up” When I first hear him say that almost 20 years ago, I really didn’t understand what it meant.

Today I look back at the Christian church in America and I am amazed at how worldly and unbiblical they have become. It really doesn’t matter what “denomination” you look at, there really isn’t much difference in them these days. They all have their mega churches with thousands of members. Sunday service will include performances from very talented musicians, the audience will join in and sing along to a few songs and then given a chance to be good stewards of their money and “tithe” to the church and then followed with a moral and inspirational sermon and short closing prayer. For those wanting more intimate fellowship are encouraged to check out the “small groups”, there should be one that would fit their interest. Some of these churches even have the world’s answer to alcoholism with Alcoholics Anonymous as one of their “small groups”. Or the more "spiritual" church has the 12 step program with "Celebrate Recovery" I just can't see Paul needing these programs to convert sinners to saints. This is just farther evidence of the lack of the power of the Holy Spirit in these churches today.

(James 4:4) Ye adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore would be a friend of the world maketh himself an enemy of God.

These churches are run like a worldly business; surveys are taken to see what would attract people to their church, find out what will bring the people in.

(Isaiah 55:8) My ways are not your ways, saith Jehovah

(1 Corinthians 1:19) For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And the discernment of the discerning will I bring to nought.

(Isaiah 30:1) Woe to the rebellious children, saith Jehovah, that take counsel, but not of me; and that make a league, but not of my Spirit, that they may add sin to sin,
(Isaiah 30:2) that set out to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to take refuge in the shadow of Egypt!

1986 Quote from David Wilkerson:

Our churches no longer have the power of God to attract the people. They go down to Egypt, borrow its music, its dancing, it's entertainment, hoping for a crowd! No passion for souls - just crowds! Church growth at any cost! Look at the average church bulletin; it looks like a theater calendar. The church wants to ride the swift horses of Egypt! It is a stench in God's nostrils.

Even the para-church ministries are falling away, apostatizing! Workers are parked in front of the TV idol. Many are reading psychology books. While some still have a passion for souls, even that often becomes worldly hype and human energy"!
Who say to the seers, You must not see visions! And to the prophets, You must not prophesy to us what is right. Speak to us pleasant words, prophesying illusions" (Isaiah 30:10).

An apostate church wants nothing to do with the visions or prophecies of men of righteousness. They want no message that disturbs, no upsetting of their successful world. They refuse any kind of correction. Everything is excused under the banner of love.

They clamor for entertainment! They flock by the thousands to concerts, plays,
social gatherings, they ridicule prophets. They mock what they call the Doomsday Preachers! They live with Illusions. They don't want a Preacher or Evangelist to tell them the hard truth - to bring forth the Sword of the Lord. They say, "Preach to us smooth things! Bless us! Make us happy! Make us feel good!"

They especially reject the message of holiness and separation. They say, "Get out of the way, turn aside from the paths .... Let us hear no more about the Holy One of Israel" (Isaiah 30:11).

I never thought I'd live to see the day that Assembly of God pastors would write me reproachful letters, telling me I am bringing confusion and gloom to the body of Christ. For what? Preaching holiness, judgment and repentance?

Jeremiah was sent to prophesy against the apostate Jews, the Lord's own people. God warned him, "They will fight you... the dread of the Lord is no longer in them... they prefer to drink from cisterns now, rather than living water" (Jeremiah 1,2,3).

Why do people embrace the prosperity message and reject correction and calls to repentance and holiness? It is because of their lifestyles. Prosperity preaching fits beautifully into their successful lifestyles. They flock to those teachers, because they want to feel comfortable in their world of materialism. They are in no mood to give up anything, or to sacrifice, or to hear of crosses and losses. They are into buying, acquiring, enjoying, climbing. They refuse to heed the prophetic warnings that the party will soon be over.

They pass it by with a condescending smile. And that is worse than out-right rejection. "And they come to you as people come, and sit before you as My people, and hear your words, but they do not do them, for they do the lustful desires expressed by their mouth, and their heart goes after their gain. And behold, you are to them like a sensual song by one who has a beautiful voice and plays well on an instrument: for they hear your words, but they do not practice them" (Ezekiel 33:31,32).

"For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, in repentance and rest you shall be saved, in quietness and truth is your strength. But you were not willing ... You said, no!" (Isaiah 30:15,16).

God's message to the church now is this: "Your one last hope, your only strength left, is to return to me with all your heart; repent - Trust Me Only! Turn aside from Egypt, the world!

Tell that to the multi-million dollar TV ministries! Tell that to the busy, prosperous pastors! Tell that to the money-mad crowds! Tell them that their only salvation now is in repentance and holiness! They don't even have the time to consider the question, let alone answer it. Isaiah says they will reject the message of repentance; reject the thought of quietness, rest and simple trust - they are too busy racing about on swift horses, fleeing - chasing their own dreams.
Isaiah predicts a sudden collapse of those individuals and ministries who reject the message of repentance.


If David Wilkerson thought it was that bad in 1986, the Apostasy is complete today 20 years later.

Read the warning to Assembly of God ministers he gave 9 years ago:

A sermon given by David Wilkerson at an Assemblies of God headquarters chapel service. 1998 By David Wilkerson
I am not coming to you as a pastor but with a prophetic word. God so shook me recently with this message that I should bring it somewhere, sometime in Springfield. This morning the Lord, by His Spirit, spoke to my heart that this is the time. He has called me to be one of His watchmen, and I have wept over this and prayed that He will help me deliver the message in a spirit of love. This is not a chastisement but a warning for the Assemblies of God.

A New Gospel

Accommodate means to adapt, to make suitable and acceptable, to make convenient. A gospel of accommodation is creeping into the United States. It's an American cultural invention to appease the lifestyle of luxury and pleasure. Primarily a Caucasian, suburban gospel, it's also in our major cities and is sweeping the nation, influencing ministers of every denomination, and giving birth to megachurches with thousands who come to hear a nonconfronting message. It's an adaptable gospel that is spoon-fed through humorous skits, drama, and short, nonabrasive sermonettes on how to cope—called a seeker-friendly or sinner-friendly gospel.

To begin with, those terms are unscriptural. The gospel of Jesus Christ has always been confronting—there is no such thing as a friendly gospel but a friendly grace.
This new gospel is being propagated by bright, young, talented ministers. They have come upon a formula which states you can go into any town or city; and if you have the right formula, within a short time you can raise a megachurch.
If you are a young man and have certain skills, you find those skills and a part of the city that would best suit you. You move into that area, poll it, and find out what the nonchurchgoers want:
"You don't like choirs. Well, would you go to a church that didn't have a choir?" Yes.
"You don't like to wear suits. Would you go where it's informal?" Yes.
Then you go to your computer and design a gospel that will not confront but will shoot out the desires and the needs of the people. After you have gathered a handful of people, you keep interviewing them to find out what they want; then you design your message to help people cope with their needs. The program you design is intended to make the church comfortable and friendly for all sinners who wish to attend.

This gospel is fast becoming the most prosperous and flourishing of all religious movements. Thousands attend these churches. The pastor is the CEO, and it becomes a business. They make no bones about it: They are following Madison Avenue tactics and can make a success of it. Their formula for quick church growth is cleverly packaged and is being sold especially to young ministers—those who want to be a part of the big boys and what's happening on a fast track. They want it to happen quickly.

Paul's Warning

Paul warned of the coming of another gospel and another Jesus (2 Corinthians 11:4). He warned the church that it's really not another gospel but a perversion of the true gospel of Jesus Christ. If you hear any other gospel, he said, let that preacher be accursed. In other words, no matter how pleasant, how pious, or how sincere, if the message is not the death of sin through the cross of Jesus Christ, let it be accursed.

I tremble when I read in the Scriptures that in the last days Satan is going to come right into the church posing as an angel of light. He's going to take ministers who, at one time, had the touch of God, and he's going to transform them into angels of light to become his tool of deception. That's frightening. It causes me to fall on my face before God for such false, deceitful workers transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. No marvel, for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore, it's no great thing if ministers also are transformed as the ministers of righteousness whose end shall be according to their works.

Paul said they are going to glory in the flesh, in their bigness, their numbers, their influence, and their contemporariness. They will boast they are contemporary, that there is a gospel that is out of style that doesn't reach human need anymore. They will glory in the world's acceptance. Jesus warned, "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves" (Matthew 7:15). The context of that warning was: "Straight is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth to life, and few there be that find it" (verse 14).
His warning was to beware of the wolves who are going to say it's really not that narrow and straight—they are going to come posing as submissive sheep. Jesus put His finger on the cause: ambition—ambitious ravening wolves. In the Greek it means "starved for recognition and quick gratification, quick growth."

Jesus left no doubt about His meaning. For example, He was addressing a struggling pastor who has worked for years and hasn't seen the kind of growth he wants to see. A young man with an accommodating gospel moves into town and and within a very short time has a megachurch. People are flocking there because there is entertainment; it's a gospel of fun. I've been in some of them. It's the gospel of entertainment that has no conviction whatsoever. There is very little in their gospel that speaks to sinners of repentance, brokenness, and cross-bearing. A Christ is preached, Jesus' name is mentioned, but Paul said their's is another gospel, another Jesus.
Paul warned that if you are caught in this trap, if you want that hook of entertainment, that hook of sudden growth, this is the hook: The enemy will put in your path a teaching.

I have two preacher sons. One of them confessed to me, "Dad, I was that close to being sucked in because I fasted and prayed and didn't see the growth I wanted to see, and I saw these others grow. That hook was there, and I almost bought it."
That is something this Movement and every movement is going to have to look at and deal with: It is possible, through unholy ambition, to be transformed from a man of God, who has been seeking God and getting a word from heaven, to an unholy ambition and a tool of Satan. Let every pastor heed this warning: The moment you begin to consider the "competition," seeds of accommodation will be planted in your heart. Suddenly, Satan will put in your path a wolf in sheep's clothing—a man who will try to seduce you into ungodly ambition and achieving church growth at any cost. Yet the truth is, it could cost you your soul.

The Right Formula

If you find the right formula, according to the accommodation gospel, you can succeed in any field of endeavor.

An editorial in the New York Times (March 1, 1998) was entitled, How To Manufacture a Best-Seller. It told the story of John Baldwin, a 53-year-old carpenter and a would-be writer, who had struggled for years to make a living from writing. He determined to become famous and rich overnight by writing a best-selling medical thriller. He studied five or six best thrillers. After 7 years' research he found 10 steps to producing a best-selling medical novel. He honed it with some Hollywood writers and agents, and here is the 10-step formula he used:

The hero is an expert.
The villain is an expert.
You must watch all the villain's activities over his shoulder.
The hero has a team of experts behind him, working in various fields.
Two or more on the team must fall in love.
Two or more on the team must die.
The villain must turn his attention from his initial goal to the team.
The villain and the hero must live to do battle again in the sequel.

All deaths must proceed from the individual to the group.
If the story bogs down, just kill somebody.

John Baldwin had the formula but no story, so he read of research by John Marr who was studying the epidemiological causes of the 10 plagues, hoping to explain their causes scientifically. The two men formed a partnership, and using Baldwin's 10–step formula, together wrote a 640 page manuscript called The Eleventh Plague. Harper Collins bought it for almost $2 million.

Baldwin, who has no passion for writing, said, "If I get the formula, I'm going to be a multimillionaire and famous." Well, he's going to make another $3 million on the movie rights, and he's laughing all the way to the bank. His philosophy: "If you have the right formula, you can be a success at anything."

You see, this is the gospel of accommodation—the formula. You get the formula, you get what people want, and you can be a success. I am here to tell you that a formula-based, accommodating gospel is contrary to everything in the Scriptures.

God's Method

Certain men of God met at Antioch to send out men to preach the gospel and establish churches (Acts 13). Here is God's method:

1. They ministered to the Lord and fasted. This was their planning session—worshiping, fasting, waiting on the Lord, and calling for direction from the Holy Ghost. They did not move until the Holy Ghost spoke. There were no formulas, no surveys, no door-to-door asking people what they wanted and then serving it to them.
2. They prayed—no strategizing, no network, and not one step until the Holy Ghost spoke His mind. Then and only then did they lay hands upon them, anoint them, and send them out in the power and demonstration of the Holy Ghost.

Paul lived his whole religious life on religious formulas, and he said they didn't work. He gave up on formulas and said, "I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified" (1 Corinthians 2:2). Paul boasted unashamedly, "We preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness" (1 Corinthians 1:23). He was saying, "Gentlemen (he was talking to his peers), they want us to accommodate. The Jews are looking for signs in our gospel. The Greeks want the wisdom. They want to know how to cope, but I'm not compromising. There's only one message. Our gospel has been and will be the Cross and its demands as well as its victories. As for me, I'm determined to preach nothing among you but Christ and Him crucified."

What the Gospel of Accommodation Does (1)

I see three things in the gospel of accommodation:

1. It is the accommodation of man's love for pleasure.
"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers...of pleasures more than lovers of God" (2 Timothy 3:1–4). The Greek for pleasure is "sensuous, lustful, voluptuous, exciting, gratifying, sensual pleasure." If you move toward this gospel of accommodation, you are going to have to accommodate the people's lust because they are not going to give up their love for excitement. They've made gods of sports, pleasure, and lust. Unless that is confronted by the gospel of Jesus Christ, unless there is a truth that comes forth, you have to accommodate this lust that is in the American lifestyle.

I was shocked by an article in the New York Times.1 Philip Wogaman, President Clinton's pastor, said, "Sexual misconduct does not automatically render a leader immoral. Morality should also be judged by indicators like courage, concern for the poor, fostering world peace, running the economy responsibly, and furthering racial equality. Heterosexuality and homosexuality are merely cultural expressions." In other words, Mr. Clinton has been told that he has enough good indicators to overrule another that would be immoral in his life.

God said that men who preach doctrines like these resist the truth; they are men of corrupt minds counterfeiting the faith.

In disbelief I watched a televised Sunday night service of a seeker-friendly church—seeker-friendly by its own admission. To a packed church where thousands attend, the pastor said, "This is fun night, a David Letterman night." The youth pastor came out and did his monologue as David Letterman. Then they showed 10 of the most boring things teenagers do during preaching. Three of the 10 were throwing spitballs, yawning, and picking their noses. The crowd went crazy. After the service, the pastor brazenly announced, "We're not here to offend people, but to make church comfortable for everyone." I wept.

I ask you, how long do you think that audience would stay in church if the pastor was gripped by the Holy Ghost, convicted for "entertaining" people toward hell, and suddenly preached a message entitled, "Be sure your sins will find you out"? How long would people keep coming back if a gospel of holy living and separation from the world was preached? Two things would happen: (1) Those who are misguided, hungry, and didn't know any better would weep and run to the altar. (2) Those who are judiciously blinded by their pleasures in madness would flee from the church and never come again. The church doors would close.

I keep this foremost in my mind and before my eyes, because every minister of the gospel one day has to face it when he stands before the Lord. He will say, "Son of man, I made thee a watchman. You were to hear the words of My mouth and give them warnings from Me. You were to tell the wicked, 'Thou shalt surely die.' And you gave them no warning nor spoke to warn the wicked to turn from their wicked ways to save their lives. These same wicked men died in their sins, but their blood I'll require at your hands."

What the Gospel of Accommodation Does (2)

2. This gospel of accommodation accommodates all man's aversion to self-denial.
The gospel of Jesus Christ is one of self-denial. Jesus said, "If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me" (Matthew 16:24). Self-denial is not something you give. It's someone you give up—the giving up of yourself, giving up everything you are. It's a living sacrifice to the Lord Jesus Christ to present your body a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. God has every right to say to His church, "If you expect to give Me your body, your resurrected body, all through eternity, I have every right—it's only reasonable of Me and your reasonable service—to ask your body why you're here on earth. I want every part of you. I want you to be spiritually minded. I want to possess you."

The gospel we preach must bring people under the total possession of the Lord Jesus Christ. Otherwise, it's a gospel of accommodation.

The seeker-friendly gospel accommodates the body. The human body belongs to Him. What we see in America is a neognosticism where you take your physical body on one side and do as you please as long as your spirit is right with God. This is coming even out of the White House, this dividing of personality. No, we are one personality, and it all belongs to Jesus Christ. This neognosticism is destroying the faith of many throughout the nation.

What the Gospel of Accommodation Does (3)

3. There is an accommodation of man's offense to the gospel.
The Scriptures state, "Behold, I lay in Zion a stumblingstone and rock of offense." Paul spoke of the offense of the Cross. This is the heart of God's anger. We're not called to the Cross but to go through the Cross—to experience the same thing Jesus did, not only coming to the Cross but dying and going into the grave with Jesus Christ and then being raised from the dead to a newness of life.

It's cruel, pastor, to lead sinners to the Cross, tell them they are forgiven by faith, and then allow them to go back to their habits and lusts of the flesh, unchanged and still in the devil's shackles. If the preaching of grace doesn't have as its goal the producing of a walk of righteousness, then it's another gospel, another Jesus.

I listened in horror to a man, who attended one of the largest seeker-friendly churches, being interviewed by CBS. He said, "I come to this church because I'm comfortable. I'm never made to feel uneasy. I bring my Jewish friends and my business friends, and I know nothing will ever be said that will offend them. The best part of it is, the whole thing only lasts an hour."

Take it from me: You can get your big church and be one of the big boys, but it's going to cost you your soul if you preach with a focus only on earthly things, rather than on the things of God.

I've lived in New York City 35 years. We have 103 nationalities from all walks of life—from the poorest to the richest. Probably 300 or more from the United Nations live there. But I look over a congregation (so does my dear friend, Jim Cymbala, in Brooklyn) and see men who have just walked in from the porno shops and are wild animals. I see a businessman friend who was CEO of a multimillion–dollar company, but he started snorting coke, lost everything, and is now a bum on the street. He sits in the congregation. A little 14-year-old girl with AIDS is up on 8th Avenue performing lewd acts before dirty old men. She comes to church and keeps saying, "Pastor Dave, I've got to get out. I've got to get help."
I'm not about to put up a silly skit and preach a 15-minute message on how to cope to a multitude of people who are dying and going to hell. I tremble at the thought.

People don't like to hear this, but we're headed for perilous times—just a few years away from a collapse like the world has never known. When that happens, all who preached prosperity are going to disappear because the people will say, "Your gospel has failed me." When that time comes, I want to grasp onto Jesus, and I want everyone I've preached to to have faith in the keeping power of Jesus Christ. I want them to know Him in His fullness. I want to know that I've done it in love, in grace, that they would know the difference between the holy and the profane.

May God, in Jesus' name, spare the Assemblies of God forever. If I have ever given a prophetic message in my lifetime that God intended for a purpose, it is now.
Many are being deceived. If they are not awakened, what I warn you about will happen.
I pray that God will keep the Assemblies of God in its original purposes. In New York City, He has proved that the people come to hear a straight gospel, and thousands will come where the Word of God is being preached without compromise and yet with grace. May the young men who are discouraged in the Movement not try for a shortcut but be broken and on their faces before the Lord.

May we get our eyes off growth and onto a new revelation of who Jesus is.
Yes, the Apostasy is now complete, it is time to come out from among them and be ye separate! (2 Corinthians 6:17) Wherefore Come ye out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, And touch no unclean thing; And I will receive you,

How our Lord yearns to have a people here who long for Him only! He grieves over the apostate thing, but His compassion will bring forth a people who return, who repent - who want only Him! "Therefore the Lord longs to be gracious to you. And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him" (Isaiah 30:18).

Isaiah was addressing now a people of the future! He was speaking to a people who would make up the spiritual Zion - Jerusalem, which can never fall or collapse. It is a holy people whose main characteristic is their yearning hearts after God!
What was the mark of the apostate people? They did not yearn for the Lord, but longed after Egypt, the world, the flesh, the earthly. This is the sad lack of the church today! There is so little of this deep longing for Christ. So little of being shut in with Him, desiring Him as the fullness of life. We have a generation who will work for Him, we will witness, feed the poor, help the homeless, and minister to human need. But so few spend their days yearning for Him. God said, "My people have forgotten Me days without number" (Jeremiah 2:32).

While all around there will be collapse and weeping - this people will not weep! God is going to hear their cry and answer their prayer! "O people in Zion, inhabitant in Jerusalem, you will weep no longer. He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry; when He hears it, He will answer you" (Ezekiel 30:19).

There will be privations! There will be oppression from Satan, from the world, from circumstances, but God will be manifest among this people. The presence of the Lord will be precious to them. "Although the Lord has given you bread of privation and water of oppression, He, your Teacher will no longer hide Himself, but your eyes will behold your teacher" (Isaiah 30:20).

God will supply this people with true revelation. They will see what no others have seen! They will be led step by step by the Lord! There will be no famine of the true Word then, no more need for sermon tapes or far off seminars. The Lord already has in place an array of holiness and repentance preachers, awaiting the hour Christians will be ready to listen. No longer will they be maligned and ostracized - they will stand in the gap and proclaim the holy and pure word of the Lord to a trembling nation. "And your ears will hear a word behind you, this is the way, walk in it, whenever you turn to the right or to the left" (Isaiah 30:21).

This people will tear down all their idols! They will so yearn after their Lord, all the idols must go! "And you will defile your graven images, overlaid with silver, and your molten images plated with gold. You will scatter them as an impure thing; and say to them, be gone" (Isaiah 30:22).

They will enjoy their greatest ministry when all around is fear, failure and shattering collapses. "Then He will give you rain for the seed which you will sow in the ground, and bread from the yield of the ground, and it will be rich and plenteous; on that day your livestock will graze in a roomy pasture" (Isaiah 30:23).

Praise God! This yearning remnant will have a glorious harvest in the day of ruin and calamity! They will not be running and hiding! They heard the sound of the trumpet and prepared. They hid themselves in Christ, the cleft of the rock.

For the past few years, and now in greater intensity, God has and is preparing a people He will call upon in the day of slaughter! They will not be shaken when all else is shaken by God. They will have that quiet rest and strength; confidence in Him!

They will not burn out! They will not be discouraged or cast down! There will be no confusion in them! They will know God has prepared them for this hour. They will be drinking from divine springs of water! "And on every lofty mountain and on every high hill there will be streams running with water on the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall" (Isaiah 30:25).

Do you believe that? In the day God tears down all the strongholds which men and the apostate church trusted in, when the great slaughter of man-centered ministries begins, they will be quietly drinking from streams of supernatural water!
Best of all, these bruised but trusting, yearning saints will come into the greatest, brightest revelation of Jesus Christ ever given to mankind. "And the light of the moon will be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven days, on the day the Lord binds up the fracture of his people and heals the bruise He has inflicted" (Isaiah 30:26).

Each remaining day before Christ returns - this repentant, trusting, yearning people will behold Him with ever-increasing light! This body will enjoy a revelation of Jesus Christ seven times more intense than all past revelations. We will meet Him, as His bride, clothed in His brightness.

If this message frightens or troubles you - better search your heart! This is not a message of doom or gloom to overcomers. Those who are trusting the Lord fully will rejoice - for our day of redemption draws near!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Coming tribulation for the Christians

Excerpts from Fall of the United States

Many Christians make the mistake of thinking that judgments are befalling the U.S. because she will not repent. The truth is that only the Christians who have the knowledge and power to obey are responsible to repent. God’s real concern is not in this world but His people who are living in it and loving it. Jesus said, “I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for those whom thou hast given me; for they are thine (Jn.17:9). He said, “I chose you out of the world” (Jn.15:19). Make no mistake; it is God who is working all things together for our good. God’s irresistible plan is to separate His kingdom from the world, the spiritual from the carnal, before the end. Jesus said in (Mt.10:34-36)…Think not that I came to send peace on the earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword (the Word). For I came to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law: and a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. The Word will divide the righteous from among the wicked. It will also judge the wicked and save the lovers of truth.


When God’s people blur the line between the world and His kingdom, He has to redefine it. Sanctification is the process of separating us from the worldly. God says in 1 Peter 2:9 that we as Christians are “a holy nation.” Friends, we are already in a one world government called the kingdom of God. This one world Christian nation should not be confused with the worldly geographic, secular, nation that we live in, but it is. This will shock some of you “God and country” folks I know, but the U.S. is not the kingdom of God for Jesus taught, “My kingdom is not of this world.” Only they that are born of God live in His kingdom and its borders are not those of the U.S. Division in God’s plan is necessary when His people do not confess or represent Him to the world. When the world can tell no difference in the lives and methods of Christians, God acts to sanctify them. As of this writing, God’s people are far from the Biblical example of Christians. Before the exodus God’s people were content to be Egyptians so “He turned their (the Egyptians) heart to hate His people, to deal subtly with His servants.” He did not want them to be comfortable in their allegiance to the world and they needed to recognize their enemy. Jesus promised the same for our day. (Mt.24:9) Then shall they deliver you up unto tribulation, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all the nations for my name’s sake. The U.S. is part of this world which will hate us so that God’s nature, character, and authority will be manifested in us. As it was in Moses time, God’s people will cry unto the Lord and He will send salvation and revival to separate them from their enemies.

With the new laws in place in this country, it is now possible for anyone that doesn’t conform to this world to be arrested and held without a trial, lawyer or even a phone call to let family or friends know where they are. We are not to resist this any more than the Apostles did in the first century, but be prepared to stand and not deny Jesus Christ our Lord.

Remember:
(Ephesians 6:10) Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might.
(Ephesians 6:11) Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to
stand against the wiles of the devil.
(Ephesians 6:12)
For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
(Ephesians 6:13) Wherefore take up the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and, having done all, to stand.


I posted a video (below) to show what some of the new laws have done to our “freedoms” in this country, just in case you haven't heard…….

Death of Habeas Corpus in the USA

1679 Habeas Corpus Act

Definition of Habeas Corpus: "A writ having for it's object to bring a party before a court or judge; especially, one to inquire into the cause of a person's imprisonment or detention by another, with the view to protect the right to personal liberty; also, one to bring a prisoner into court to testify in a pending trial." http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=habeas%20corpus

Friday, November 10, 2006

This world, America, Babylon is not my home.

sojourning....looking for a city whose builder and maker is God.

The Body of Christ lives under a new covenant. The old covenant is based on law, the new covenant is based on faith.

The New covenant has nothing to do with this world or things that can be obtained by our own strength for we are seated in Heavenly places with Christ Jesus. We live in the spirit and are crucified to this world.

OLD Covenant

Has a worldly kingdom (Jerusalem)
Wars with flesh & blood
Righteousness by works, living in the flesh
Had an Earthly Temple


New Covenant

Has a spiritual kingdom (New Jerusalem)
Wars in the spirit
Righteousness by faith, living in the spirit
We are God’s Temple


Let us not mix the two together. The dispensation we are living in today is to live in the spirit. We are to love one another. We are to turn the other cheek. We are to LOVE OUR ENEMIES and pray for them. We are to bless them that curse us. We are to prefer one another.

There is no such thing as an earthly “Christian” nation. The two does not go together, it is mixing flesh and spirit. There is only one nation that God raised up to call his own, the nation of Israel. He raised Israel up for a sign, type and shadow for his ultimate purpose, a perfect spiritual body, the Body of Christ, true Sons of God.

Jesus said we are not a part of this world. “World” is kosmos in Greek, meaning: 1) an apt and harmonious arrangement or constitution, order, government.

I know here in America we have been thought that we were a Christian nation, it is so ingrained in the Christians that it is hard to believe other wise. We have let America’s Constitution describe to us our “rights” and it has become the authority on the subject rather than God's word. How many has even checked to see what God said our "God given rights" are in this earthly kingdom? Christians have wanted “their” rights, change laws and get involved in a world that isn’t our own. This world is not our home, why would I go into someone else's house and try to control it? But while visiting there, I would respect their home and do as they wanted as long as it didn’t conflict with God’s word.


Jhn 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
Jhn 17:9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
Jhn 17:14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
Jhn 17:16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

Christian may have founded America, and tried to enact so called “Christian laws” into it. But there we go again, putting “Christians and Law” together again, mixing Old Covenant and New Covenant, flesh and spirit. Remember we are “in the world” but not part of it. A Christian’s job is sharing Jesus with a lost and dying world, not getting bogged down in politics and dragging “Jesus” into the slim, filth and corruption that is in this world.

Now, take an honest look at what a Christian is and what we are called to do. Do we kill the enemy as our "flesh" and the “government” says to do? Is that loving our enemies? Or do we do like Jesus said? Jhn 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight.

God rises up nations for his own purpose, sometime to “refine” his body through fire. Remember God rose up Babylon in the Old Testament to try Israel. God has vessels of honor and vessels of dishonor.


Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil. I am Jehovah, that doeth all these things.
Psalms 75:7 But God is the judge: He putteth down one, and lifteth up another.

Romans Chapter 9
17 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, For this very purpose did I raise thee up, that I might show in thee my power, and that my name might be published abroad in all the earth. 18 So then he hath mercy on whom he will, and whom he will be hardeneth. 19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he still find fault? For who withstandeth his will?20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why didst thou make me thus? 21 Or hath not the potter a right over the clay, from the same lump to make one part a vessel unto honor, and another unto dishonor? 22 What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering vessels of wrath fitted unto destruction: 23 and that he might make known the riches of his glory upon vessels of mercy, which he afore prepared unto glory, 24 even us, whom he also called, not from the Jews only, but also from the Gentiles?

Remember King David? God said David was a man after his own heart. Yet, because he was a man of war and had shed blood in battle, he would not be allowed to build God’s house.

Act 13:22 And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the [son] of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.

1Ch 28:3 But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build an house for my name, because thou [hast been] a man of war, and hast shed blood.
1Ch 22:8 But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, Thou hast shed blood abundantly, and hast made great wars: thou shalt not build an house unto my name, because thou hast shed much blood upon the earth in my sight.

And that was under the Old Covenant and building an “earthly” temple. Today, we are God’s temple, How much more do we need to keep our hands clean. God is perfecting a church without spot or wrinkle, a glorious church, true Sons of God! Let us only do the thing fitting the vessels of honor and not the things reserved only for the vessels of dishonor.

Gal 6:14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
Col 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Col 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Col 3:3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

1Jo 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1Jo 2:16 For all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
1Jo 2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

2Cr 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
2Cr 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
2Cr 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
2Cr 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you,

Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

The Babylon trap!

Those that have read this blog know that I believe the Bible clearly describes America as a part of the end time Babylon. Babylon represents the world and all it's ways and America is a very powerful part of that.

I had an unusual dream last night. A lot of it I do not remember clearly, but some of what I remember really had me thinking today. In the first part of the dream I was in the presence of the Lord, a feeling of being surrounded by him. I had a sense of things happening that will only occur at the last day, only after the days of the great tribulation. I remember saying to the Lord that these things cannot be happening now, we haven’t been through the 7 year tribulation! What he said to me and asked me, shocked me. He asked, “How do you know that the 7 year tribulation isn’t over now? You have been in Babylon; do you know what has been going on in the rest of the world? You have not put yourself in a position to be persecuted for the sake of the gospel; you have been living in ease in Babylon.” I believe this is a warning to us. “If it were possible even the very elect will be fooled.” It will be possible to be so involved “in” Babylon that our eyes can be blinded and not even recognize when tribulation starts.

We only have two spiritual authorities working in this world today, Christ and anti-Christ, as Jesus said in Luke 11:23: “He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.” 1John 4:3: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.


Acts the 4th chapter came to my mind:

Ac:4:18: And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.
Ac:4:19: But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.
Ac:4:20: For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.
I am not a school teacher, but here in Babylon (America) they tell Christian teachers in public schools the same thing they told Peter and John.."do not speak or teach in the name of Jesus Christ". Why are there not more Christian school teachers being fired for “hearkening unto God?” and speaking the things of God and doing as Peter said “we cannot help but speak” It has become the acceptable thing in Christianity to "obey the laws of the land" and not "ruffle feathers". This is just one small example of how the lines are already being drawn in one area and how easy it is to avoid persecution by just conforming to the world. Just wait until such laws are spread to every area of our lives. Who will stand then?

M't:10:32: Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
M't:10:33: But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
Lu:12:8: Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:
Lu:12:9: But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.

This is not our world. Jesus said in John 17:16: “They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.” Like Abraham (Hebrews11:10: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.) We are still looking for that city. We do not fight with the sword or with flesh and blood as EPHESIANS 6 says, our fight in the spirit.

We need to face the fact and realize that the very principles that control and run this world, this Babylon system, this anti-chirst system, is against God. As long as we conform to the ways of this system, to this world, we will not be persecuted, but that would also be denying Christ. James 4:4: Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

The school teachers that conform to the laws of this world’s system are just one obvious example of this. I only use the school teachers here because if there were enough Christian teachers in public school sharing their faith as we are all commanded to do, there would have been so many teachers being fired that it would have been all over the news.

But I say every one of us face this same type of thing in our jobs. Not all of them will fire us for breaking the government’s laws, but in the private world many times compromises have to be made so that the “bottom line” is met. The examples could go on and on, but you know where the compromises are, the things that would separate us from the world but would negatively affect our physical lives if we obeyed God.

We don’t even realize how deeply we have been sucked into this world. Even the Christian Churches are governed and operated with the same worldly system. But, there is a shaking coming; God is going to pull his people out of this system. It will be a lot easier on us if we do it willing now, before the shaking comes.

Heb:10:38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

Five times the Bible say “the just shall live by faith” for a reason. It time to start living by faith in God, not faith in our jobs, faith in the government, faith in the doctors or health care, but faith in God! Obey God and let the chips fall where they fall.

Like the three Hebrew men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, said: Daniel 3:17: If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.
Daniel 3:18: But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

These things are hidden from the wise

MONDAY, MAY 22, 2006
BECKY HAYES

Consider the following scriptures:

Daniel 8:26
"The vision of the evenings and mornings Which has been told is true; But keep the vision secret, For it pertains to many days in the future."

Daniel 12:4, 8-10
"But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase."

As for me, I heard but could not understand; so I said, "My lord, what will be the outcome of these events?" He said, "Go your way, Daniel, for these words are concealed and sealed up until the end time." "Many willbe purged, purified and refined, but the wicked will act wickedly; and none of the wicked will understand, but those who have insight will understand."

The above scriptures are talking about the last days and that complete understanding will not be revealed until "the end time". The doctrines of many prominent prophecy teachers today have their roots traced back to the 1830s. It seems that in the 1830s they thought they were in "the end time" and the Holy Spirit was revealing to them the "sealed words". Well, 176 years later, I can tell you, they were not at the "time of the end", but prophecy teachers today are preaching this same pre-tribulation rapture doctrine that was founded back in 1836.

I believe we are now in those days that was spoken of in Daniel and the Holy Spirit is now revealing these things to his servants. But, as the scriptures say it will not be the popular well known theologians that will not allow themselves to see it. Not many are going to be willing to admit they were wrong.

God is going to show it to those that don't have reputations to protect, the ones that don't see themselves as anyone special. Their speech isn't perfect and are not known for their worldly wisdom. They will not try to figure out the mysteries of God with their own intellect.
Consider these scriptures:

Matthew 11:25
At that time Jesus said, "I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants.
And:


1Corinthians:1:27-29: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, so that no man may boast before God.

Have you read the story of Balaam and the talking donkey? It is found in the 22nd chapter of Numbers. Balaam is a prophet and is not doing as the Lord told him to do.

Balaam arose in the morning, and saddled his donkey and went with the leaders of Moab. But God was angry because he was going, and the angel of the
LORD took his stand in the way as an adversary against him.

Now he was riding on his donkey and his two servants were with him. When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way with his drawn sword in his hand, the donkey turned off from the way and went into the field; but Balaam struck the donkey to turn her back into the way.

Then the angel of the LORD stood in a narrow path of the vineyards, with a wall on this side and a wall on that side. When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she pressed herself to the wall and pressed Balaam's foot against the wall, so he struck her again.

The angel of the LORD went further, and stood in a narrow place where there was no way to turn to the right hand or the left. When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she lay down under Balaam; so Balaam was angry and struck the donkey with his stick.

And the LORD opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, "What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?"

Then Balaam said to the donkey, "Because you have made a mockery of me! If there had been a sword in my hand, I would have killed you by now."

The donkey said to Balaam, "Am I not your donkey on which you have ridden all your life to this day? Have I ever been accustomed to do so to you?"

And he said, "No."

Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way with his drawn sword in his hand; and he bowed all the way to the ground.

The angel of the LORD said to him, "Why have you struck your donkey these three times? Behold, I have come out as an adversary, because your way was contrary to me. But the donkey saw me and turned aside from me these three times. If she had not turned aside from me, I would surely have killed you just now, and let her live."

Balaam said to the angel of the LORD, "I have sinned, for I did not know that you were standing in the way against me. Now then, if it is displeasing to you, I will turn back."


In this story the donkey starts talking! But Balaam doesn't seem to notice that he is talking to a DONKEY! He has a conversation with the donkey! Balaam never consider that the donkey had a good reason for what he was doing. Never thought that the donkey knew something he didn't know!

If that was happening today, they would say "the devil was making the donkey do that!"

I believe this is a great parallel of today's "men of renown" in the Christian community not hearing or seeing what the "unknown" believer has seen & heard from the Lord. Especially when you read the prophecy later given by Balaam about these last days.

Jesus said that the end of days would be as the days of Noah were. God didn't tell all to Noah until 7 days before the flood was to being....(Ge:7:4: In seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.)

What if Noah wasn't listening.............?

God’s True Church

A friend sent me this poem and I would like to share it.


God’s True Church,

Has no walls, yet in Our Savior exists a formidable fortress
Has no material wealth, yet it is rich beyond imagination
Has no dogma, yet it offers Baptism and Passover to celebrate free will
Has no tyrants, yet its prophets and teachers have tremendous power
Has no hierarchy, yet its army is organized and courageous
Has no ritual garments, yet is beautifully clothed in God’s love
Has no formal recruiting system, yet through fellowship the body grows

Members of The True Church practice primarily three essential components;

Love, Repentance and Purity
With a steadfast trust in The Father

Thank Greg for sharing what the Lord has given you.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Dream

In the Lord gave me the following dream.

DREAM:
I dreamed there was a little girl about 2 years olds, which I assumed was my granddaughter. She was playing and seemed quite happy. But her face was very drawn and ashen colored she looked very unhealthy. But she continued to play unconcerned that anything was wrong.

I put her in the highchair and began to feed her. She opened her mouth just wide enough for me to put a spoonful of food in and then she closed her lips tight. The food would then slip back out between her closed lips and drip down her chin. I then gave her some water but that too came out between her lips and dripped down her chin. I wonder why she didn’t swallow the food or water, as she seemed to want it, but couldn’t swallow.

I took my hands and opened up her mouth wide so I could look in and see what was wrong. I saw that the back of her mouth was full of tinny pieces of shinny metal all shapes and sizes from what looked like some sort of toy. I said to the girl’s mother, “Look! Her mouth and throat is full of these pieces of a metal blocking her throat so she cannot take in nourishment.” Everything we had tried to feed her could not get past these pieces and would fall back out of her mouth.

I began to remove the pieces one by one and she allowed me to do this without a lot of resistance. I said to my daughter, “It’s a good thing she didn’t swallow all this, it would have gotten down into her intestines and could have killed her.” My daughter looked on in shock and said she didn’t realize all that. (I later thought it was strange that I wasn’t worried about her choking on it, I was just relieved she hadn’t swallowed it down into her system.)

As all the pieces were being removed, I started putting them together and they formed a toy fire engine with all the attachments, handles, ladders, horns, bells and all that you would expect to see hanging onto the side of a fire engine.

Once all the pieces were removed she was able to eat and drink.

INTERPRETATION:

The following day the Lord began to show me the meaning of this dream.

The child represents the Children of God.
The fire engine represents the strength and wisdom of this World, i.e. Babylon’s knowledge of good and evil.
The food represents the word of God and the water represents Holy Spirit.
And the mother represents the apostate church.

The child had taken in this World System (Babylon, Beast Kingdom) and put her trust in its strength. So much so that it could not receive the things from the Lord. If she had fully swallowed it (living by its light and putting her trust in it rather than the Lord), she would have died spiritually for she would have received Babylon’s mark, the mark of the beast.

There are those that the Lord will use in these last days to remove the things of the world from the mouth of the child so she will be able to receive the true things of the Lord. The church, who said it was the child’s authority, had no idea she was not nourishing the child with real food from the Lord.

Just had a thought………

You know the saying that has become so popular with Christians, "What would Jesus do"?

One day while meditating on God's word in: (Gal. 4:19) My little children, of whom I am again in travail until Christ be formed in you. And (Eph. 3:19) and to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge, that ye may be filled unto all the fulness of God. (2 Cor 4:11) For we who live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh.

We are saved by faith, not by works. Trying to do what Jesus would do in our own strength will not work. But by faith, if we really believe, that Jesus will manifest himself in us, he will cause us to do the works that he did. We cannot do these things ourselves. We have a certain amount of willpower to carry us a bit as far as moral issues are concerned......

How far do you want to take this "what would Jesus do?" question. Is there anyone that will lay down their own life and let Christ manifest himself in them? There will be some that will do this in the last days. Jesus said his elect will do greater works than he did. He said he would be manifested in them. We would become his body, the body of Christ. Those people will not have to ask "what would Jesus do", they will be too busy doing it. This is what John was talking about when he said, "Jesus Christ is come in the flesh".

Some say that Christ cannot be manifested in our flesh, that we are sinners and will always be sinners. They do not believe or teach that Christ has truly come in our flesh. Awww, they will say Christ in us the hope of glory, but they don't believe it. In fact they teach, we don't want any "perfect people" here, this is the antichrist. (2Jo:1:7 Says, “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.”)

The deadly thing will not hurt me

(Mark 16:18) They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

This past Thursday I was stung 3 times by 3 Yellow Jackets. All were on my left arm and hand, I was stung on the side of my little finger and one on my “pointer” finger and the third sting was on my left forearm.

I soon started to develop signs of an allergic reaction to the stings. I knew the symptoms were signs of what could be a fatal reaction to the venom if God didn’t do something for me. The Lord brought the above scripture to my mind with the highlighted words going over and over in my mind. This is how I knew it was a serious situation because of the verse the Lord gave me, but I also knew that he gave me that word to stand on and I would not be hurt. But I would have to stand and be firm, fight the good fight of faith.

I went to bed that night and my hand and arm were in a lot of pain, I asked the lord to give me a good night sleep. The pain went away and I had one of the best night’s sleep I had had in a long time. The next two days the symptoms remained and even got worse except for the pain. The swelling was great in my hand and arm by that Saturday. The swelling went from my hand up to my elbow. It was difficult to make a fist because of the swelling. At one point the pain came back, but my husband placed his hand on my arm and prayed and the pain left.

While attending an event with some friends on Saturday, they were concerned for me and wondered why I didn’t go to the doctor and suggested that I should go. A week before one of them had been stung by a yellow jacket and had a bad reaction, he was rushed to the Hospital and was given a drug intravenously that might have saved his life the doctors told him. But, I had already been to “my Physician”, the Lord Jesus Christ and my prescription was Mark 16:18 “any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them”. I felt no need to go to the doctor. My thought is, if God can’t save me, what can man do?

When I would look and see how bad it was or feel the other symptoms, I would think “Thank God, the deadly thing will not hurt me!” Over and over that went through my mind, “the deadly thing will not hurt me!” Sunday the swelling started going down some and by Monday was completely gone as well as all the other symptoms. Thank God his Word is still alive and just as powerful today as it was 2,000 years ago! Thank you Jesus!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Amazing facts in all the "begat"s

......................Year born/year died (years from creation)

Adam Lived 930 Years, 0/ 930
(Adam lived to see all generations up to Noah's Farther, Lamech)

Seth Lived 912 Years, 130/1042
Enos Lived 905 Years, 235/1140
Cainan Lived 910 Years, 325/1235
Mahalaleel Lived 895 Years, 395/1290
Jared Lived 962 Years, 460/1422
Enoch Lived 365 Years, 622/ 987

Methuselah Lived 969 Years, 687/1656
(Oldest man to ever live, Died the year of the Flood)

Lamech Lived 777 Years, 874/1651
(Died 5 Years before the Great Flood. He was alive during all the time of all generations from Adam to Noah.)

Noah Lived 950 Years, 1056/2006 (Was 600 Years old at the time of the Flood)

Shem Lived 602 Years, 1556/2158
Arphaxad Lived 438 Years, 1658/2096
Salah Lived 433 Years, 1693/2126
Eber Lived 464 Years, 1723/2187
Peleg Lived 239 Years, 1757/1996
Reu Lived 239 Years, 1787/2026
Serug Lived 230 Years, 1819/2049
Nahor Lived 148 Years, 1849/1997
Terah Lived 205 Years, 1878/2083
Abraham Lived 175 Years, 1948/2123
Isaac Lived 180 Years, 2048/2228 (ISAAC MARRIED REBEKAH 2088)

From Adam to Noah 10 Generations and 1056 Years.
From Shem to Abraham 10 Generations and 392 Years.

ADAM TO FLOOD, 1656 YEARS

NOAH WAS BORN 69 YEARS AFTER ENOCH WAS TRANSLATED AND WAS 84 YEARS OLD WHEN ENOS, ADAM’S GRANDSON, DIED.



Here's A few more amazing facts!

Guess who was alive when Abraham was born? Noah! Including all generations from Noah to Abraham.

Abraham was 58 years old when Noah died in 2006

Abraham was born in the 1948 year from creation, Israel became a nation again in the year of our Lord 1948.

Abraham had two eye witnesses of the flood to tell him all about it. Noah and Shem