Monica Broussard

Finding Confirmation

 

Finding Confirmation

 

       As I was driving to pick up my granddaughter from school I was listening to the radio,

I was listening to the testimony of a man--

who said he was a pastor of a church—He was telling a story about when he was a young Christian.

       He was awakened in the middle of the night by God-- telling him to go to his lifeguard tower.

You see, He was a lifeguard at a beach in Florida and God was telling him to go to work.

He rolled back over-- thinking he would go in the morning. Just as he was starting to go back to sleep he heard God say, “go to the lifeguard tower “now””.

So he got out of bed and drove down to the beach--

Walked across the sand to his lifeguard tower--

       And as he rounded the corner of the lifeguard stand he saw a young man sitting on the tower.

       “Hey, what are you doing up there?”

       The young man answered, “I am homeless and I have nowhere to go. I am hungry and cold.”

       Being a good Christian he started telling the homeless man about Jesus.

After a period of time, they descended from the tower back onto the sand.

The young Christian reached into his pocket pulled out a couple dollars to give to the young man for food.

       “I thought you said you were a Christian?”

       “I am…”

       “Then why not take me home. I’m cold, I’m hungry and I could use a shower.”

       After thinking about it for a second, he realized the young man was right. He had just spent the last hour or so telling him about God, the least he could do was show him how God works.

       “Okay, I will take you home.”

       Just as he turned to leave, a couple more young men stepped out of the darkness.

       “These are my friends and I would like them to come with us.”

       “I can’t do that. I offered to take you home.”

       “Why not? You just told me you were a Christian and that God loves us all.”

       The young Christian thought about it for a second and said, “Come on, you’re welcome to come to my home.”

       As he was driving home he realized-- that his mother was going to be quite upset-- that he was coming home with three strangers in the middle of the night.

Just as they sat down at the table-- his mother came into the kitchen-- opened the refrigerator and pulled out some spaghetti. Once the food was warmed she placed the plates filled with food in front of them and turned and went back to bed without saying a word.

“Wow, I thought for sure that your mom was going to kick us out--. This is really nice. You truly are a Christian family.”

       After they finished their meal, the young Christian let them take a shower and gave them some clean clothes. He made beds for them to sleep and went back to bed himself. Early the next morning he had to be to work. They all got up and he drove back down to the beach.

       They thanked him and went on their way. He went into the lifeguard station to prepare for the day. He had a locker in which he kept his personal belongings.

The locker was always locked—

He opened the locker and there were the clothes he had given the young men, folded neatly in a pile in the bottom of his locker.

 “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” Hebrews 13:2

       When I heard the pastor tell this story-- I knew it was another opportunity to share with my granddaughter-- while driving her home after school. I like to tell her stories so that she doesn’t think I’m preaching to her.

       When we arrived at my grandaughter’s house, we sat in the driveway as I finished the story.

When I was done she said, “That is so cool. Thank you, love you Mimi.” And got out of the car.

A couple days later I was talking with God and explaining to him that I had been listening to a prophetess on the internet-- who seemed to be pretty flamboyant and was talking about how God had told her to look into the sky--

into the clouds for the angelic cloud formations. 

She further explained, that somewhere in these clusters was always a heart-- for confirmation that they had been sent by God.

After listening to her, I felt I needed to confirm that this woman is the real deal. So, early in the morning while I was praying, I asked God to let me know if I could believe what this woman was saying.

That afternoon, I was driving along the coast to my dad’s doctor’s appointment, the cloud cover was thick with the sun just peeking through, I felt the urge to take a picture with my cell phone as I sat waiting at a light.

Later that day, I looked at the picture I had taken and the sun was in the perfect shape of a heart. (Show Picture)

I believe this picture of the sun is my confirmation from God and another opportunity to talk to my granddaughter and to show her the picture.

Heavenly angels and clouds are often mentioned together in the bible and at Jesus' ascension into heaven, clouds were involved: Acts 1: 9-11

It seems that these are clouds of angels who escort Jesus from place to place:

I had wished that I had something more to show along with the picture of the sun while giving my speech.

So, I have asked God for a second confirmation as stated in the bible

"Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses."

To be continued….        

 

To Be Continued happened quicker than I thought. It just so happens that I watched this same prophetess describe how peacock feathers surround the Fathers throne and that he loves peacock feathers. I thought that sounds pretty outlandish.

She also mentioned that she tells God to instruct her as he would an eight year old so that she can understand.

I remember walking up the stairs and asking God to instruct me as he would an 8 year old so that I may understand.

 As I am editing this speech my husband brings in the mail. I open the first piece of mail and it contains a peacock feather--

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Now I can say:      to be continued….

 

Introduction to Truth

 

Shame Satan

With the Call to Truth

 

To quest for all things rooted in truth we must make the decision that truth is important.

Let the intentions of my heart be acceptable to you, oh, Lord – Amen

 

Introduction to Truth

The Bible is the collection of 66 books from Genesis to Revelation, written over the span of thirty-six hundred years or more, by different authors, from different backgrounds, yet revealing one unified message; The Good News that spans back over the six thousand years of man. Some thirty-eight hundred times the Bible declares, “God said,” or “Thus says the Lord”.  The Bible is uniquely one book, written in many different locations and under a wide variety of conditions.

There is a multitude of very distinctive truth claims made by the Bible; it is a Spirit-prompted, Spirit-sustained pronouncement that is rooted in revelation as seen in 1 Corinthians 14:29-33, “Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others pass judgment. But if a revelation is made to another who is seated, the first one must keep silent. For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all may be exhorted; and the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets; for God is not a God of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.”

 The first four books of the New Testament are called "the Gospels". Each book is an account of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ as told from the perspective of His disciples, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John; who knew Him personally. This first century gospel (New Testament) reveals the Truth through the evidence contained in Bible prophecy of the Old Testament.

The Spirit-prompted and Spirit-sustained words of the biblical writers contained in Scripture holds authority and are the words of God as expressed in 1 Corinthians 2:13, “Every word we speak was taught to us by God's Spirit, not by human wisdom. And this same Spirit helps us teach spiritual things to spiritual people.” Then in 2 Timothy 3:16 we read, “Everything in the Scriptures is God's Word. All of it is useful for teaching and helping people and for correcting them and showing them how to live.”

The bible’s gift of prophecy is prophetic proclamations that are verbally inspired, intrinsically authoritative, infallible speech spoken by Moses, Jesus and His apostles. The speech of the false prophets, if spoken without inspiration was subject to condemnation.  “Even then, if the prophet speaks presumptuously in my name, which I didn't authorize him to speak, or if he speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet must die.” (Deuteronomy 18:20)

Spoken and written with mature spiritual wisdom, prophecy should be considered a regulated message or a report in human words based on a spontaneous, personal revelation from the Holy Spirit for the purpose of edification, encouragement, consolation, conviction or guidance.

Well, my brothers and sisters, let's summarize. When you meet together, one will sing, another will teach, another will tell some special revelation God has given, one will speak in tongues, and another will interpret what is said. But everything that is done must strengthen all of you. (1 Corinthians 14:26).

 

A Country Founded on Christian Values

 

A Country Founded on Christian Values

 

Our Christian identity has historically encapsulated the values derived from the teachings of Jesus Christ as being the truth the light and the way serving as our moral compass for the development of laws, ethics, schools, universities, libraries and hospitals; therefore these values continue to be relevant today.

Our Christian culture, our ethics, and our sense of self, has shaped our values and ideas since the birth of the American Republic and cannot be washed away. This deep moral Christian truth derived from the bible has been the driving influence since the country’s foundation.

The belief that Religious Liberty must be protected has created a society not only hospitable to Christians but to other religions as well.  Unfortunately, today the Christian view is often distorted. The argument that we are not a Christian nation, nor have we ever been has been set forth by people who choose to ignore our history and the Spirit of the bible.

The schools were founded with the Bible as the key component in the development and success of our educational system. In 1647, one of the earliest education laws in our country was passed by the early settlers, called the “Old Satan Deluder Act.” The settlers had escaped religious and political persecution in Europe believing that the persecutions were acts carried out under Satan’s delusion and were allowed to take place because of biblical illiteracy.

It was mandated by the settlers that communities with at least fifty families sponsor a teacher and when the population reached one hundred families, they would establish a grammar school. The motives behind the decrees were to combat the repeat of European history; the school was to teach the children to read; particularly to read and understand the Bible. In 1690 the Connecticut Illiteracy Law was passed in order to equip the citizenry for “reading the Holy Word of God and the good laws of this State.”

Not long after the establishment of our country, the founding fathers passed a federal law that required all existing and incoming states to establish schools that would teach “morality, religion and knowledge,” advocating that the Bible be the primary text in these schools.

The Bible has been the fundamental key to our country’s educational program from the beginning. As late as the 1950’s, public schools required students to pass rigorous Bible study classes in order to graduate. The Bible was removed from the public school curriculum in the early sixties. For the Christian population to have the opportunity to continue to learn and grow from the Holy Bible, Christian schools had to be founded.

Almost all European Americans, with the exception of about twenty-five hundred Jews, identified as Christian in 1776. The majority of the colonists were Protestants, with the remaining settlers being Roman Catholics. Though not all of them joined churches or took communion, the Founders biblical foundational principles reflected their critical perspectives that helped facilitate the most suitable answers for critical situations.

Instrumental in separating church and state, the Puritans clearly thought the two institutions should work in tandem to protect, support and promote true Christianity; embarking on the sacred cause, to mandate regular church attendance.

The Mayflower Compact, the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, and Massachusetts Body of Liberties are filled with language that incorporates biblical texts. The Charter of Liberties and Frame of Government of the Province of Pennsylvania, begins by making it clear that God has ordained government. The document further lists “offenses against God”: cursing, profane talk, lying, drunkenness, incest, sodomy, stage-plays, cards, dice, etc., which excite the people to exhibit rudeness, cruelty, looseness, and irreligion which was punishable by the magistrate.

The Declaration of Independence, which is the most famous document produced by the Continental Congress during the War for Independence, proclaims: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

To understand the story of the United States of America, it is imperative to have the proper appreciation for its Christian colonial roots. The colonists of European descent who settled in the New World were serious Christians whose, laws, practices and constitutions reflected the influence of Christianity.

The widespread American belief that God ordained our moral standard and that legislation should be made in accordance with that moral since of behavior took priority over the importance of human laws and manifested itself; in that the Court could strike down an act of Congress, if it violated natural law.

The faith understood and taught that humans were sinful. This conviction helped them to avoid utopian experiments and to adopt a constitutional system characterized by separated powers, with checks and balances resulting in a strong, centralized government run by experts.

The excessively individualistic attitudes which overwhelm our society today is completely independent of the Founding Father’s original concept of liberty. They saw liberty as the morally correct path to freedom: James Q. Wilson wrote, “Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.” Maintaining order through politics rather than using force was based on the confidence in the truth of the existence and reliability that humans were created in the image of God. This faith led to the conclusion that our religious liberty should be extensively protected and that the civilian government, should encourage Christianity; thereby, making it suitable and proper to use religious language in the public square.

The Declaration of Independence contributed to The American Revolution which promulgated the creation of the document that established the functions of our national government called the Articles of Confederation which implies that humans are created in the image of God. Our laws and institutions are designed to protect and promote human dignity with the understanding that humans are sinful. By establishing a national government with specific powers we have attempted to avoid the concentration of power and maintain a commitment to liberty. The Founders never imagined that provisions of the Bill of Rights would be used to protect unrestraint and licentiousness.  They inherently believed that moral considerations would inform our legislation.

In George Washington’s handwritten Farewell Address, he urged Americans to understand that “all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.” Influenced by Christianity, the Founders agreed that civic authorities could promote and encourage Christianity and that elected officials could make religious arguments in the public square.

In the beginning there was no call for a separation of church and state. The majority of our political leaders today, however, shuns religious language and requires that the public spaces to be stripped of all religious symbols.  Subsequently, the design of the constitutional order was not only for fellow believers but explicitly prohibited religious tests for federal offices, demonstrating the commitment to the proposition that all men and women should be free to worship God, or not, as their consciences would dictate.

America’s Founding Fathers believed it permissible for the state and national governments to encourage Christianity.  We have drifted from these first principles and would do well to reconsider the wisdom of these changes. The Constitution does not mandate a secular nation, and we should be wary of the current academic culture; along with jurists and politicians who would strip religion from the public square. The baseless argument that America’s Founders intended the First Amendment to prohibit neutral programs that support faith-based social service agencies, religious schools, and the like is totally deceptive.

If we choose to ignore the Founders’ insight that democracy requires a moral people and that our faith is important, if not indispensable, the support for morality will continue to erode. Our faith will continue to exist without government support, but it should not have to undulate from the result of government hostility.

 

Christmas is in the Heart

 

Christmas Is In the Heart

 

Who Loves being in the snow for the Holidays? Me Too…..

One Long Weekend--A little over ten years ago--My husband and I decided to take a drive up to the local mountains-- to look for some property to build a cabin.

After looking around the mountain for three days-- without much luck-- We made the decision to head home. On our way out of town, we saw a forested area we had passed the day before. 

We turned off the highway and drove to the end of the first cul-de-sac. A For Sale sign had been posted on one of the vacant lots. The land was covered with pine trees, already fenced and seemed fairly level where our grandkids could play.

A box hung on a tree with the flyers that had the price and description-- 4.9 acres and priced within our budget. We jumped at the opportunity.

 

The second Christmas season after the cabin was built, our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Rebecca planned a holiday reunion with their high school friends and families.

Rebecca, an elementary school teacher, is quite proficient at planning events. She instructed the parents to bring Christmas presents for their children so that Santa could hand out specific gifts.

 She had arranged for her twin sister’s husband, Steve to be Santa Claus. When the time was right he would be sent upstairs to get dressed in a Santa suit. Then he would descend the back stairs and go out into the woods. With a string of bells in hand, he would appear with the bag of designated toys on his back to hand out to the children.

 

 

I remember feeling relieved that day-- That the skies had been clear. The young families driving up would not have to navigate the mountain roads through bad weather.

Everyone was having a great time --- They rode on the zip line out behind the barn; played in the woods and took hikes down by the stream enjoying the beautiful sunny weather.

Periodically through the day Rebecca would tell the children to be good and listen because Santa was going to be stopping by—

As the day came to a close, she eventually gave the signal to her twin sister, Rachel, to have her husband, Steve, start to prepare.

 

 

Rebecca started prepping the children for his arrival. In a sing-song voice, she announced, “You know Santa is going to be here soon--” Walking over to one of the windows in the nook she placed her hands around her face and pressed up against the glass. “Is anyone looking out the window for Santa’s sleigh?”

The kids rushed to her side,

“Do you see him? Do you see him?”

“Noo, not yet-- Let’s go look out another window.”  She walked around the table to the window on the far side of the television room.  Looking out past the deck with a trail of little heads bobbing behind her, she said, “Nope. Nothing yet--.”

 

I watched as she turned to cross the room toward the front of the cabin and took a glance at the top of the stairs where her twin sister stood giving her the signal that Santa was ready--.

 

“Okay—wait-- I think I see him--.”

All the kids started to squeal pushing each other for their turn to press up against the glass.

 

“Can you see him?” she asked. “Oh, wait-- I think that is just the neighbor’s wagon with lights on it. Santa isn’t going to come until it starts snowing anyway.” 

 

When she said this, I thought, “Oh No-- Bec-- You shouldn’t say things like that.”

 

She continued, “Okay let’s watch for the snow-- when it starts to snow we know that Santa is here.”

I observed the children start to circle the room in a counter-clockwise motion, running from window to window. The pitch of the squeals and laughter coupled with the excitement in the room was palpable.

Then to my surprise, I could see what seemed to be a small snow flurry outside. I went closer to the window. “It’s snowing!” 

 

Just as I made the announcement, the snow began to come down harder and the kids began to scream, laugh, whimper and cry. 

 

I couldn’t believe my eyes it had been a clear beautiful afternoon and now it was snowing.  As the pitch of the delirium went up the snow came down harder.

 

 

Rachel stepped up to the big eight foot slider and opened the door. “Shh-- Quiet” she instructed. “Quiet.”

 

The room became very still. The snow came down in a blanket as we all stood looking out int the snowy curtain in silence. All you could hear was the rustling of the pine trees in the distance. 

 

Then we heard the faint sound of bells. The tinkling became louder--.

 

Then we heard the first sound of a boot on the step. We couldn’t see him-- but we could hear him-- climbing the stairs-- with his bells.

 

We all watched as a man in a red suit with his hair and beard covered in snow burst through the white veil carrying a bag over his shoulder.

Cresting the stairs he crossed the deck into the cabin.

The kids started back peddling as he entered the door. Tripping over each other; one of the little ones fell and had to be picked up.

 

Santa shook off the snow and gave out a jolly, “Ho, Ho, Ho-- Have you been waiting for Santa Claus?”

The children squealed in delight.

 

He reached into his bag and pulled out the first gift and called out the name.

The look on the child’s face was priceless.

Sitting down on the couch he handed the gift to the child and asked him to open it.

“Is this what you asked for from Santa?”

“Yes! Yes!” the child answered.

“Ho, Ho, Ho.” Reaching back into his bag— He said, “Who’s next?”

 

My Testimony

 

My husband and I were only together a year or so when I was diagnosed with pre-cancerous cells on the cervix.  By the time I went in for surgery it had started turning to cancer so we had caught it just in the nick-of-time. While the doctors were in removing the cancer, they also performed a laser surgery to clean up scar tissue all through my abdomen and bowels caused by the four previous surgeries.  

I had been out of the hospital a couple days when I started having severe abdominal pain. I walked up and down the sidewalk in front of our house until I could no longer withstand the pain. My husband took me back to the hospital.  

After running some tests the doctor determined it was a blocked bowel. They put a tube in my nose and down my throat and told me they would give it a few days to see if the obstruction would move. 

The first full day of my hospital return, a priest came by to pray. I explained that if the obstruction remained they would be taking me back in for surgery to remove part of the bowel.

He said, “Let’s pray and ask that it be removed.”

This was my first experience praying with a priest and asking the Lord for a healing.  The priest said his prayer and left. A couple days later when he returned to my room, I became very emotional. I explained to him that the doctor had just informed me that they were planning surgery for the next morning to remove the obstruction so that gangrene could not set in and cause sepsis.

He said again, “Let’s pray and ask God to heal you.”

 I remember closing my eyes ready to receive the same soothing prayer he had prayed just a couple days before.

He put his hand on my shoulder and in a thunderous voice that caused me to jump and open my eyes, “GOD! WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW! HEAL MONICA. REMOVE THIS BLOCKAGE, NOW!! Thank you Lord.”  Then in a soothing voice he said another small prayer smiled and said, “That should do it. I’ll come by tomorrow.”

That prayer worked. The blockage was cleared and I did not have to have another surgery. This is a story I have told many times to many people to let them know that God will heal you if you ask and believe.

I have to say at the time my heart and soul were an open vessel.  The priest had the faith and knew that God would take care of my blockage.  I am still amazed at how when I call upon the Lord he is there for me every time.

I found that twenty-five years later God’s Miracle was still visible.

I had completed a body scan checking for cancer when shortly thereafter I received a frantic call from my oncologist at work.

“You need to go over to the emergency room right away.” She said.

“Why?” I asked.

“Aren’t you in pain?”

“No, why would I be in pain?”

“Because I am looking at the results of your scan and you have a bowel blockage.”

Right away I thought. “Ha, thank you, Lord!” A reminder all things are possible through God. Then I said to my oncologist, “That is from over twenty-five years ago. I am fine.”

“If you feel nauseated or have any pain you go straight to the hospital.” She instructed.

"If you can?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for one who believes." Mark 9:23

Seven years later I had gone in to see my general practitioner regarding a numbness I was experiencing in my left leg. It only happened twice but I had decided to be on the safe side and have it checked. The doctor ran some x-rays of my back and neck then called to tell me that something was showing up on one of my lungs.

I said, “I bet it is my right lung. That would have been caused by the radiation therapy.”

She said, “Yes. It is your right lung but it is not from the radiation because it was not there the last time we did an X-ray. So we need to do a CAT scan.”  

That night while sleeping, I saw the serpent come around the corner and then die. This told me that the cancer was dead. So for the next couple weeks I was able to keep my husband calm and assure him that this was just a formality.

The phone call came in from the doctor. “I have Good News for you! The spots we see on your lungs have been there since your radiation treatments and there has been no change. But there is some artery damage from arteriosclerosis.”

I made my follow-up appointment. The doctor immediately apologized for jumping to conclusions regarding my lung scarring and for missing the earlier tests that showed the scar tissue.

While going through the bloodwork report she confirmed that the numbers were excellent and that I had no reason to be concerned. Most people have some amount of blockages in their veins and that I should continue to maintain a healthy diet and to exercise. Then I made the ultimate mistake-- For the third time inside of six months I repeated a partial story.

In her office, as she updated my chart I recited the story of when years earlier, I had been at work and received a phone call from my oncologist to urge me to go to the emergency room for a bowel obstruction.

I told her that I had that blockage for years and that I was doing fine. After telling this story to my doctor the very next day my bowel blocked. I had to go into urgent care and they recommended that I go to the hospital. I refused, so they said I could wait to see if the blockage would subside, but not to let it continue for too long.

After days of praying while in excruciating pain the bowel began to move a little and then God spoke to me. “Do you believe?” 

“Do I believe in what?” I asked. 

“Do you believe that your bowel is blocked or do you believe that you were healed?” And then I had the revelation that I had altered my testimony. God had healed me over twenty-seven years ago and now I was telling the part of the story about how I had a blockage without giving the full testimony of God’s healing grace.

Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made him out to be a liar because they have not believed the testimony God has given to his Son. 1 John 5:10

            Jesus did not let him, but said, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” Mark 5:19

            When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father- the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father- he will testify about me. And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning. John 15:26-27

            I know now that I am to testify to all things concerning the Lord. I cannot be concerned with what people might think. That is between them and him.

 

God's Protection

 

God’s Protection

Do you believe that you have guardian angels protecting you?

I do…

Luke 4:10                    “for it is written,

'HE WILL COMMAND HIS ANGELS CONCERNING YOU TO GUARD YOU,”

I’ve been lost in subways when suddenly people appeared out of nowhere to help--

In car accidents, where the last thing I remember is praying for God to protect me as the Convertible Corvair Car I was riding in rolled down a 400ft embankment.  

I escaped with a cut on the back of my head and a shard of glass in my back.

Last month, my husband and I went back to Louisiana to attend his older sister, Ann’s funeral.

We had been at the funeral home and then in church for most of the day. We left the church and went to the graveyard where we stood listening to a saxophone play the song Somewhere Over the Rainbow--

While Ann’s Granddaughter released butterflies into the air.

It was a wonderful send off for a beautiful and loving mother and grandmother who had suffered with Alzheimer’s for over ten years.

After the funeral, we attended the repass--

then cleaned the banquet hall and went back to the house of my husband’s youngest sibling of nine-- Fannie nicknamed Shot.

Shot felt that since we were only there for a day, she would take us out to dinner for some boiled crab.

The Crawfish were out of season.

Shot knows everyone around town and everyone knows her. Most people call her Miss Fannie but some only know her as the brownie lady because she bakes continuously giving anyone for any reason a plate of brownies to take home.

Once we were at the Boiling Point Restaurant the owner came over to our table to give her condolences. Shot explained to her how beautiful the funeral had been and how butterflies had been released while a saxophone played Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

Our order of boiled crabs came and the owner excused herself from the table to go back to work.

A little while later the owner of the restaurant came back to the table and in her hand was a butterfly. What made this so unusual is it was night time. It had already turned dark outside.

She said, “this little guy keeps trying to get inside the door so I figured it was here for you all.”

I took it as a spiritual sign and felt we were still in the presence of the love that had been shared throughout the day. The owner took the butterfly away and came back with it in a jar. Shot wanted to take it and show it to Ann’s daughter and granddaughter and then release it in the yard of her deceased sister’s Ann’s house.

After dinner the three of us climbed back into the rental car to go home. My husband decided to take the frontage road instead of backtracking to get back onto the freeway.

I sat in the back seat while the two siblings visited in the front. While they were talking, I heard my sister-in-law say, “I think there’s a curve up here”, she repeated, “There’s a curve here”.

The next thing I know we hit the curve at over 50 miles an hour catapulted us off the road. The backend of the car whipped around sideways with the nose of the car pointed up in the air toward the highway while the rear end of the car hung on the ditch.

We slid sideways along the embankment of the ditch that ran along the side of the road.  I held on to the door handle while bracing myself, saying “hold on, hold on”— because in my mind I expected the next thing to happen was for the car to hit one of the cement drain caldrons that ran every couple hundred feet to flip the car.

Instead—

we slid for a few seconds then the wheel whipped back around ejecting us straight up out of the ditch and over the embankment to the asphalt road, spun back a 180 degrees then stopped very gently at the stop sign at the end of what we now realized was an S curve.

Ultimately the landing ended at the stop sign of the main highway.

We were all quite calm for what had just happened. My husband said it felt like someone had taken the wheel, the way the car reacted it absolutely felt like our guardian angels were in control the way car slid so lightly and when it hit the pavement, there was not so much as a jerk-- as it glided to a stop.

Sound familiar? Have you experienced a time where things that happened seemed supernatural?

Guardian angels may protect you from harm either by rescuing you from danger or preventing you from entering a dangerous situation.

A guardian angel may be at work at protecting you right now:

This fallen world is full of danger. Hazards such as illness and injuries pepper our paths.

God will choose to allow people to suffer the consequences of sin in the world--

if doing so will fulfill good purposes in their lives.

But quite often, God will send guardian angels to protect us when we are in danger--

when it doesn’t interfere with either human free will or God’s purposes.

Psalm 34:7      The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, And rescues them.

On 10/17/17:   I dreamed I was walking down the street my Adult Children live on.

Across the street from their house two Doberman pinchers came running out at full speed ready to attack. I dropped and curled up into a ball because there was nothing I could do—

I just lay there waiting for the onslaught of the attack. Then nothing they ran past me. I looked up to see them stop—

circle around sniffing the ground like they were looking for something but couldn’t see or smell me.

I realized someone was standing near watching all of this transpire. Then it occurred to me that I had been cloaked. The dogs could not see or smell me.

I was fully protected from their attack.

Daniel 6:22     "My God sent His angel and shut the lions' mouths and they have not harmed me."

My revelation to this dream is whoever listens to God’s voice and lives by God’s word can be under God’s protection and live without fear.

 

The Witness Perspective

 

The Witness Perspective

 

A couple weeks ago I was out running and listening to scripture, as I came back to my house, I asked the Lord,

“What should I be called?”

You see, This question has plagued me for quite some time.

My friends have asked me…

My family just assumes I’m Catholic because I attend Mass.

My church has called me Charismatic…

The answer for me is not a simple one.

Am I Catholic Christian? Charismatic Catholic? Born Again…

 

God answered immediately and said, “My Child.”

I said, “Thank you, Father.”

My heart was touched being given such a title as an offspring of the Most High.

But then the question was still there…I asked, “but what should I be called on earth …”

He said, “My Witness.”

So I began my research to be able to understand what the definition of a Witness is, by God’s standards.

In Psalms, it says that a witness is someone who shares his experience with God,

And with other people. So how do I do that?

2 Corinthians 13:5  says “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves!”

 

So, what does God really want from us?

God wants you to be filled with His joy, peace, and hope in every situation,

but often these qualities shine the most in the midst of trials and pain.

God’s goal for us is not primarily that we be happy, but that we be holy. Even Jesus learned obedience through the things He suffered.

When we learn to submit to God’s sovereign hand through the trials we experience…

to trust Him and look to Him as our strength and hope in these trials,

we grow in holiness and abound in His joy, peace, and hope

as we give witness to His testimony with The goal of our Christian life to become like Jesus.

When we abandon God’s truth and turn to the self-centered approach...

the problem is not that God’s Word has been tried and failed,

but that it hasn’t been followed completely.

We are to seek God with all our hearts and not lean on our own or the world’s understanding.

We are to seek first His kingdom and righteousness, not the things the world seeks.

We can’t understand our own hearts completely if we are blinded by sin.

 Only God knows us thoroughly… and only in His Word does He tell us how we must live to experience His blessing.

Specifically, His Word warns us against walking in the counsel of the wicked and promises that if we delight in His law, we will be blessed.

Remember, Satan is a deceiver. The best counterfeits look like the real thing, but they are false substitutes.

Biblical terms are replaced by counterfeit terms; Such as….

Drunkenness is called alcoholism;

enslavement to sin is called addiction;

sin is called sickness or disease;

repentance is called recovery.

Words Can express truth or error. The biblical terms are important.

We don’t repent of sickness; we recover. We don’t recover from sin; we repent.

The Bible repeatedly warns against trusting in anything or anyone other than the one true God. To do so is the essence of idolatry.

Every age has its own special characteristics and our age is no different. The apostle Paul warned that in the last days, men would be “lovers of self…rather than lovers of God.” 

Wrong thinking about ourselves is at the heart of a lot of misery, fear, doubt, loneliness, and withdrawal.

We need to be careful... low self-esteem or a collection of self-centered thoughts rather than biblical God-centered thoughts determine how we fit into the God’s plan...

Are we exalting or lifting up ourselves…

or exalting God and His plan and revelation concerning who we are as a witness?

So, What is God’s standard to witness…

First, we must have a (biblical) self-concept. Thinking properly about ourselves...

in the light of God’s grace is important to our spiritual maturity, and for healthy spiritual lives.

The subject of our self-concept or self-image or what people choose to call us creates a kind of paradox.

As a creation of God...

created in God’s image and redeemed by His grace, we have value and purpose in life. That purpose is to witness to his glory.

So how do we focus while in the world and at the same time have a biblical concept, a proper viewpoint that sets us free to serve the living God, that sets us free from those who create false agendas, made-up names, and selfish motives?

That we think properly about ourselves is most important and commanded in Scripture.

 

In Romans, Paul is calling for grounded biblical revelation and faith in the work of God. It means we are to look at ourselves through the lens of Scripture.

Quite contrary to our society today, we are warned against thinking too little of ourselves.

Thinking properly about ourselves stems from right thinking about God, but then that extends to right thinking about others so that it results in a freedom to serve according to the grace of God.

 

Let me ask a couple questions:

Who am I as a witness?

Have I accepted who I am as a person, not my sin or sinful habits, but the uniqueness God has created in me as a person?

Do I play a key role in the joy my family and friends experience their life?

We tend to act in harmony with our mental self-portrait. If we don’t like the kind of person we are, we think no one else likes us either. And that influences our social life, our job performance, and our relationships with others.

A biblical concept of God and His grace is important to a solid spiritual maturity, to ministry, for our ability to lead, and for our ability to serve others.

Without a biblical concept of ourself, we end up promoting personal agendas. To seek position, power, and praise for what we should be glorifying God for.

Thus, in order to effectively witness to others, we must think biblically about who we are by knowing our abilities and limitations while always keeping in mind a biblical view of God,

Why is thinking in biblical terms important?

Without it, we will vacillate between fear and pride or between insecurity and overconfidence running around in worthless activity trying to feel good about ourselves because of our achievements.

When we are in the presence of people who remind us of our shortcomings or whose judgment we value and want to influence…we are so self-conscious that we cannot give sufficient attention to others.

As a result, we may be regarded as being either uncaring or proud. Our feelings of inadequacy prevent us from reaching out…

Robbing us of our energy and God-given powers.

What we need is a holy boldness and a relaxed confidence based on knowing God’s voice.

Knowing that we are each His unique creation both physically and spiritually.

How can we arrive at a state of mature spiritual witnessing?

By a sense of self-worth and value from a union and co-identification with Jesus… With His personal gifts, and provision, and by knowing He has a purpose for each of us.

God’s Word of Truth in the Bible is clear… we often need the wise counsel of those who are mature in the faith.

We dare not be independent Christians, living apart from the body of Christ of which we are members. We desperately need one another, just as my hand needs my arm.

Those who are strong.. need to patiently admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, and help the weak. Thus we need to witness through biblical counsel,

What motivated you to get out of bed this morning?

Was it work?

For me, it was engaging in the perpetual drive to help make my father healthy again. To pick up my granddaughter from school and have a story to tell her. To fix dinner for my tired and hungry husband. And to be here today to witness for God and fulfill my destiny.

 

19 months has come and gone...

 

Now What?

 

In February 2016, The Lord told me 19 months and gave me a vision of a computer screen with data scrolling for approximately 20 seconds or so and then the screen went blank. After the screen went blank up popped the earth. One by one, I watched the continents slide down underneath the water until the earth was just a big ball of water. A couple days later, it occurred to me that 19 months from the date of this vision would be September 2017. I started to educate myself on the Revelation 12 sign which happened on September 23rd, 2017. I have since been given scripture that directly reflects these events. Please read below:

Revelation 6:14-17 (TLB) And the starry heavens disappeared as though rolled up like a scroll and taken away; and every mountain and island shook and shifted. The kings of the earth, and world leaders, and rich men, and high-ranking military officers, and all men great and small, slave and free, hid themselves in the caves and rocks of the mountains, and cried to the mountains to crush them. “Fall on us,” they pleaded, “and hide us from the face of the one sitting on the throne, and from the anger of the Lamb, because the great day of their anger has come, and who can survive it?”

1 Peter 3:20 (NIV) to those who were disobedient long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water,

1 Corinthians 15:51-53 (ASV) Behold, I tell you a mystery: We all shall not sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

Philippians 3:20-21(ASV) For our citizenship is in heaven; whence also we wait for a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: who shall fashion anew the body of our humiliation, that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, according to the working whereby he is able even to subject all things unto himself.

1 John 3:2(ASV) Beloved, now are we children of God, and it is not yet made manifest what we shall be. We know that, if he shall be manifested, we shall be like him; for we shall see him even as he is.

Isaiah 33:17(ASV) Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold a land that reacheth afar.

Psalm 50:3-5 (ASV) Our God cometh, and doth not keep silence: A fire devoureth before him, And it is very tempestuous round about him. He calleth to the heavens above And to the earth, that he may judge his people: Gather my saints together unto me, Those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.

Thessalonians 2:1 (ASV) Now we beseech you, brethren, touching the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together unto him;

Matthew 24:31 (ASV) And he shall send forth his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

1 Thessalonians 4:17 (ASV) then we that are alive, that are left, shall together with them be caught up in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Colossians 3:4(NIV) When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

2 Thessalonians 1:10 (NIV) on the day he comes to be glorified in his holy people and to be marveled at among all those who have believed. This includes you, because you believed our testimony to you.

Revelation 19:7-8 (NIV) Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.” (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.)

2 Thessalonians 1:7-8 (NIV) and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

Revelation 6:12-14 (NIV) I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.

Luke 17:29-37 (NIV) But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all. “It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed. On that day no one who is on the housetop, with possessions inside, should go down to get them. Likewise, no one in the field should go back for anything. Remember Lot’s wife! Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it. I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left.”

“Where, Lord?” they asked.

He replied, “Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather.”

Look! The Lord is coming from his dwelling place; he comes down and treads on the heights of the earth.

The mountains melt beneath him and the valleys split apart, like wax before the fire, like water rushing down a slope.

Psalm 68:2-4 (NIV) May you blow them away like smoke—as wax melts before the fire, may the wicked perish before God. But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful. Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before him—his name is the Lord.

Psalm 97:2-6 (NIV) Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side. His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles. The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth. The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all peoples see his glory.

Joel 1:15 (TLB) Alas, this terrible day of punishment[a] is on the way. Destruction from the Almighty is almost here!

1 Thessalonians 5:3 (TLB) When people are saying, “All is well; everything is quiet and peaceful”—then, all of a sudden, disaster will fall upon them as suddenly as a woman’s birth pains begin when her child is born. And these people will not be able to get away anywhere—there will be no place to hide.

Isaiah 2:17 (TLB) All the glory of mankind will bow low; the pride of men will lie in the dust, and the Lord alone will be exalted.

Psalm 110:5-6(TLB) God stands beside you to protect you. He will strike down many kings in the day of his anger. He will punish the nations and fill them with their dead. He will crush many heads.

Isaiah 11:4 (TLB) but will defend the poor and the exploited. He will rule against the wicked who oppress them.

Joel 2:1-11(TLB) Sound the alarm in Jerusalem! Let the blast of the warning trumpet be heard upon my holy mountain! Let everyone tremble in fear, for the day of the Lord’s judgment approaches. It is a day of darkness and gloom, of black clouds and thick darkness. What a mighty army! It covers the mountains like night! How great, how powerful these “people” are! The likes of them have not been seen before, and never will again throughout the generations of the world! Fire goes before them and follows them on every side! Ahead of them the land lies fair as Eden’s Garden in all its beauty, but they destroy it to the ground; not one thing escapes. They look like tiny horses, and they run as fast. Look at them leaping along the tops of the mountain! Listen to the noise they make, like the rumbling of chariots, or the roar of fire sweeping across a field, and like a mighty army moving into battle. Fear grips the waiting people; their faces grow pale with fright. These “soldiers” charge like infantry; they scale the walls like picked and trained commandos. Straight forward they march, never breaking ranks. They never crowd each other. Each is right in place. No weapon can stop them. They swarm upon the city; they run upon the walls; they climb up into the houses, coming like thieves through the windows. The earth quakes before them and the heavens tremble. The sun and moon are obscured and the stars are hid. The Lord leads them with a shout. This is his mighty army, and they follow his orders. The day of the judgment of the Lord is an awesome, terrible thing. Who can endure it?

Isaiah 13:6-13 (TLB) Scream in terror, for the Lord’s time has come, the time for the Almighty to crush you. Your arms lie paralyzed with fear; the strongest hearts melt and are afraid. Fear grips you with terrible pangs, like those of a woman in labor. You look at one another, helpless, as the flames of the burning city reflect upon your pallid faces. For see, the day of the Lord is coming, the terrible day of his wrath and fierce anger. The land shall be destroyed and all the sinners with it. The heavens will be black above them. No light will shine from stars or sun or moon. And I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sin; I will crush the arrogance of the proud man and the haughtiness of the rich. Few will live when I have finished up my work. Men will be as scarce as gold—of greater value than the gold of Ophir. For I will shake the heavens in my wrath and fierce anger, and the earth will move from its place in the skies.

2 Peter 3:10 (TLB) The day of the Lord is surely coming, as unexpectedly as a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and the heavenly bodies will disappear in fire, and the earth and everything on it will be burned up.

Nahum 1:5-6 (TLB) In his presence mountains quake and hills melt; the earth crumbles, and its people are destroyed. Who can stand before an angry God? His fury is like fire; the mountains tumble down before his anger.

Zechariah 12:8-10 (TLB) “The Lord will defend the people of Jerusalem; the weakest among them will be as mighty as King David! And the royal line will be as God, like the Angel of the Lord who goes before them! For my plan is to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. “Then I will pour out the spirit of grace and prayer on all the people of Jerusalem. They will look on him they pierced, and mourn for him as for an only son, and grieve bitterly for him as for an oldest child who died.

Zechariah 14:3-7 (TLB) Then the Lord will go out fully armed for war, to fight against those nations. That day his feet will stand upon the Mount of Olives, to the east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will split apart, making a very wide valley running from east to west, for half the mountain will move toward the north and half toward the south. You will escape through that valley, for it will reach across to the city gate. Yes, you will escape as your people did long centuries ago from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah, king of Judah, and the Lord my God shall come, and all his saints and angels with him.

Zechariah 14:12-14 (TLB) And the Lord will send a plague on all the people who fought Jerusalem. They will become like walking corpses, their flesh rotting away; their eyes will shrivel in their sockets, and their tongues will decay in their mouths. They will be seized with terror, panic-stricken from the Lord, and will fight against each other in hand-to-hand combat. All Judah will be fighting at Jerusalem. The wealth of all the neighboring nations will be confiscated—great quantities of gold and silver and fine clothing. The sun and moon and stars will no longer shine, yet there will be continuous day! Only the Lord knows how! There will be no normal day and night—at evening time it will still be light.

Isaiah 42:13 (TLB) The Lord will be a mighty warrior, full of fury toward his foes. He will give a great shout and prevail.

Revelation 17:14 (TLB) Together they will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them; for he is Lord over all lords, and King of kings, and his people are the called and chosen and faithful ones.

Jude 14-15 (CEB) Enoch, who lived seven generations after Adam, prophesied about these people when he said, “See, the Lord comes with his countless holy ones, to execute judgment on everyone and to convict everyone about every ungodly deed they have committed in their ungodliness as well as all the harsh things that sinful ungodly people have said against him.”

1 Thessalonians 3:13 (CEB) May the love cause your hearts to be strengthened, to be blameless in holiness before our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his people. Amen.

Matthew 25:31 (CEB) Judgment of the nations “Now when the Human One comes in his majesty and all his angels are with him, he will sit on his majestic throne.

Revelation 19 (CEB) Celebration in heaven After this I heard what sounded like a huge crowd in heaven. They said,“Hallelujah! The salvation and glory and power of our God! His judgments are true and just, because he judged the great prostitute, who ruined the earth by her whoring, and he exacted the penalty for the blood of his servants from her hand.” Then they said a second time, “Hallelujah! Smoke goes up from her forever and always.” The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshipped God, who is seated on the throne, and they said, “Amen. Hallelujah!” Then a voice went out from the throne and said, “Praise our God, all you his servants, and you who fear him, both small and great.” And I heard something that sounded like a huge crowd, like rushing water and powerful thunder. They said, “Hallelujah! The Lord our God, the Almighty, exercised his royal power! Let us rejoice and celebrate, and give him the glory, for the wedding day of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. She was given fine, pure white linen to wear, for the fine linen is the saints’ acts of justice.” Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Favored are those who have been invited to the wedding banquet of the Lamb.” He said to me, “These are the true words of God.” Then I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said, “Don’t do that! I’m a servant just like you and your brothers and sisters who hold firmly to the witness of Jesus. Worship God! The witness of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy!

Christ defeats the beast: Then I saw heaven opened, and there was a white horse. Its rider was called Faithful and True, and he judges and makes war justly. His eyes were like a fiery flame, and on his head were many royal crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself.  He wore a robe dyed[a] with blood, and his name was called the Word of God. Heaven’s armies, wearing fine linen that was white and pure, were following him on white horses. From his mouth comes a sharp sword that he will use to strike down the nations. He is the one who will rule them with an iron rod. And he is the one who will trample the winepress of the Almighty God’s passionate anger. He has a name written on his robe and on his thigh: King of kings and Lord of lords. Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and he called out with a loud voice and said to all the birds flying high overhead, “Come and gather for God’s great supper. Come and eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of generals, the flesh of the powerful, and the flesh of horses and their riders. Come and eat the flesh of all, both free and slave, both small and great.” Then I saw that the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies had gathered to make war against the rider on the horse and his army. But the beast was seized, along with the false prophet who had done signs in the beast’s presence. (He had used the signs to deceive people into receiving the beast’s mark and into worshipping the beast’s image.) The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake that burns with sulfur. The rest were killed by the sword that comes from the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all the birds ate their fill of their flesh.

Isaiah 30:30-31(CEB) The Lord will unleash his majestic voice and display his crushing arm in furious anger, with a flame of consuming fire, in stormy rain and hail. The Lord’s voice will terrify Assyria; with a rod he will smite it.

Isaiah 31:8 (CEB) Assyria will fall, but not by a human sword— a sword not made by humans will devour them. They will flee before the sword; their young men will become forced laborers.

Isaiah 14:24-25 (CEB) Promise for oppressed Judah. The Lord of heavenly forces has promised: As I intended, so it will be; and as I have planned, so it will happen: I will break Assyria in my land; on my mountains I will trample it and remove its yoke from my people; his burden will be taken from their shoulders.

Daniel 8:25 (CEB) Along with his cunning, he will succeed by using deceit. In his own mind, he will be great. In a time of peace, he will bring destruction on many, opposing even the supreme leader. But he will be broken—and not by a human hand.

Daniel 11:45 (CEB) He will pitch his royal tents between the sea and the beautiful holy mountain. But he will come to his end, and no one will help him.

Daniel 9:27 (CEB)For one week, he will make a strong covenant with many people. For a half-week, he will stop both sacrifices and offerings. In their place will be the desolating monstrosities until the decreed destruction sweeps over the devastator.”

2 Thessalonians 2:8 (CEB) Then the person who is lawless will be revealed. The Lord Jesus will destroy him with the breath from his mouth. When the Lord comes, his appearance will put an end to him.

Jeremiah 46:10 (CEB) But that day belongs to the Lord God of heavenly forces; it’s a day of reckoning, settling scores with enemies, The sword will devour until it has had its fill of blood. The Lord God of heavenly forces is preparing a sacrifice in the north by the Euphrates River.

Isaiah 63:1-3 (CEB) Vengeance against the nations. Who is this coming from Edom, from Bozrah in bright red garments, this splendidly dressed one, striding[a] with great power? It is I, proclaiming righteousness, powerful to save! Why is your clothing red, and your garments like those of one who stomps on grapes? I have pressed out in the vat by myself—from the peoples, no one was with me. I stomped on them in my anger, trampled them in my wrath. Their blood splashed on my garments, and stained all my clothing,

Malachi 3:1-2 (CEB) Look, I am sending my messenger who will clear the path before me; suddenly the Lord whom you are seeking will come to his temple. The messenger of the covenant in whom you take delight is coming, says the Lord of heavenly forces. Who can endure the day of his coming? Who can withstand his appearance? He is like the refiner’s fire or the cleaner’s soap.

Malachi 4:1-2 (CEB) The day of the Lord. Look, the day is coming, burning like an oven. All the arrogant ones and all those doing evil will become straw. The coming day will burn them, says the Lord of heavenly forces, leaving them neither root nor branch. But the sun of righteousness will rise on those revering my name; healing will be in its wings so that you will go forth and jump about like calves in the stall.

Hebrews 3:12-13 (CEB) Watch out, brothers and sisters, so that none of you have an evil, unfaithful heart that abandons the living God. Instead, encourage each other every day, as long as it’s called “today,” so that none of you become insensitive to God because of sin’s deception.

Isaiah 59:20 (CEB)A redeemer will come to Zion and to those in Jacob who stop rebelling, says the Lord.

Romans 11:26 (CEB) In this way, all Israel will be saved, as it is written: The deliverer will come from Zion. He will remove ungodly behavior from Jacob.

Zechariah 8:3 (CEB)The Lord proclaims: I have returned to Zion; I will settle in Jerusalem. Jerusalem will be called the city of truth; the mountain of the Lord of heavenly forces will be the holy mountain.

Revelation 22 (CEB) Then the angel showed me the river of life-giving water, shining like crystal, flowing from the throne of God and the Lamb through the middle of the city’s main street. On each side of the river is the tree of life, which produces twelve crops of fruit, bearing its fruit each month. The tree’s leaves are for the healing of the nations. There will no longer be any curse. The throne of God and the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. Night will be no more. They won’t need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will shine on them, and they will rule forever and always.

Jesus is coming soon. Then he said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants what must soon take place. “Look! I’m coming soon. Favored is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy contained in this scroll.”

I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. When I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who had shown them to me. But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I’m a servant just like you and your brothers and sisters, the prophets, and those who keep the words of this scroll. Worship God!” Then he said to me, “Don’t seal up the words of the prophecy contained in this scroll, because the time is near. Let those who do wrong keep doing what is wrong. Let the filthy still be filthy. Let those who are righteous keep doing what is right. Let those who are holy still be holy. “Look! I’m coming soon. My reward is with me, to repay all people as their actions deserve. I am the alpha and the omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.  Favored are those who wash their robes so that they may have the right of access to the tree of life and may enter the city by the gates.  Outside are the dogs, the drug users and spell-casters, those who commit sexual immorality, the murderers, the idolaters, and all who love and practice deception.

“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to bear witness to all of you about these things for the churches. I’m the root and descendant of David, the bright morning star. The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ Let the one who hears say, ‘Come!’ And let the one who is thirsty come! Let the one who wishes receive life-giving water as a gift.”

Now I bear witness to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy contained in this scroll: If anyone adds to them, God will add to that person the plagues that are written in this scroll. If anyone takes away from the words of this scroll of prophecy, God will take away that person’s share in the tree of life and the holy city, which are described in this scroll. The one who bears witness to these things says, “Yes, I’m coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all.

 

An Open Letter to my Family and Friends

 

Dear Family and Friends,

 

Most of you know that I made a decision in my heart to follow Jesus Christ many years ago. The Lord gave me miracles, visions, and dreams and confirmed these experiences through the bible to show me the truth. HIS TRUTH.

 

Those of you who know me are aware that the truth is important to me and I have spent a lot of time studying scripture to find it.

 

I can tell you “The Truth” is found in God’s Word

 

and the Bible is where you will find the truth about the second coming of Jesus Christ.

 

My hope and prayer for you are that I will be able to communicate not only the reason for this letter but also the Gospel of Jesus Christ to help you make the most important decision of your life.

 

God’s Word has the only explanation for the coming “vanishings” and that is described in the Bible as the ”Catching Up” or (Rapture) of the Church of Jesus Christ.

 

I challenge you to do your own research and you will find that the common denominator of all those who will be taken

 

is that they are born again believers in Jesus Christ, along with all the children that are not yet mature enough to make that decision.

 

The realization that many “Christians” have been left behind with the non-believers will only be explained by looking at the lives of those “Christians”.

 

You will find that those “Christians” were never truly following Jesus.

 

No other religion can predict the future; hence this disqualifies them as a voice of God.

 

I encourage you to study the Bible to see for yourself that the God of the Bible is the one true God.

 

Be assured that the Bible says God has a plan for the seven- year Tribulation. Christians have been speaking of the Rapture of the Church of Jesus Christ for many years and countless books have been written to educate us, along with many informative videos made about this event;

 

however, the word “rapture” does not appear in the Bible. That is because the Rapture is a concept taken from many different scriptures.

 

The English word rapture is derived from the Hebrew word “Harpazo” which means caught up or snatched away.

 

The Rapture as described in the bible is the Lord Jesus Christ coming in the clouds to call up His Church to be with Him in heaven.

 

The Church of Jesus Christ is made up of believers who followed Jesus and kept him in their hearts and who have died in the last 2000 years since his resurrection. The believers that follow Jesus and who hold him in their hearts and that are still alive at the time of His appearing will be caught up in the clouds, along with the children.

 

The Rapture should not be confused with the second coming. The second coming of Jesus to the earth is an event that will occur at the end of the seven-year tribulation.

 

The Rapture of the Church, is God, taking out of the world, those who have faithfully believed in the work of Jesus before He pours out His wrath on a Christ-rejecting world.

 

The church age of God’s plan is now over as we reach the end of the 6000th year or the end of the 6th day of man.

 

God will give people another chance to accept Jesus Christ but they will not be able to enter into the Kingdom of God through the church but will have to enter into the kingdom by praising God and Jesus through the Great Tribulation.

 

I encourage you to accept Jesus Christ as soon as you can because it will get harder and harder to do so, as the 7-year tribulation period expires.

 

Before I gave my heart to Christ I would say, “I’m a good person, I can’t believe God wouldn’t want anyone who is a good person like me.” Who was I to tell the creator of the heavens and the earth how He should save people. I could never be good enough to enter heaven on my own because the standard is perfection.

 

Jesus in his perfection stands between us and God, as our intercessor.

 

God loves everyone He created, and His wish is that no one should perish. So He gave us the opportunity to choose to be with Him. We get to decide. Either you choose His plan through Jesus Christ His Son, or not. It’s as simple as that.

 

God’s plan of salvation or better known as the gospel came to us in the person of Jesus, coming from Heaven to earth.

 

Think about it, here is God leaving the perfection of heaven to come down to this imperfect world, born supernaturally through a virgin to set the example for Godly living standards. This is important to know because God wanted so much to show us that He loves us that He actually went through the birth process and then the maturation process of the development of a child to an adult as a great example of humility.

 

Throughout that process, Jesus lived a perfect life fulfilling prophecy and all of the laws of God from birth to death never committing a sin. No one who has ever lived in this world can make that claim.

 

We all fall short of God’s standard for eternal life. So how can a person be saved?

 

Salvation comes only by God and on God’s terms.

 

God’s plan of salvation is for taking the sins of the fallen man on Himself that is why Jesus died on the cross. Jesus died for all sin past, present and future with His blood. Jesus sacrificed himself to provide a way for us to be with God in heaven. This amazing act of love has provided the path for man to be reconciled with God. Our sin will no longer separate us from a righteous and perfect God.

 

Lastly, our faith is not in a martyr, God did not leave His Son in the grave nor will He leave us in the grave. Jesus Christ was raised from the dead and now sits at the right hand of the Father in heaven. Faith in Jesus means eternal life, not death! All you have to do is put your faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.

 

Beloved family and friends, My prayer and hope is that you will be open to the truth of God’s Word and that you will read the Bible for yourselves. For the first time, in the history of man on September 23rd, 2017, the great sign of Revelation 12 will be displayed in the sky above Israel. Time is no longer on our side.

 

The Antichrist will try to force you to take a mark to show your allegiance to him.

 

It could be a chip inserted under the skin of the hand or a tattoo on the forehead.

 

You will only be able to buy groceries or sell products with the chip.

 

That means all businesses and people conducting any sort of business will be affected.

 

Once someone takes this mark of the beast they cannot take it back to make a choice for Christ.

 

The stakes are high and the decision that you make will determine where you will go for eternity.

 

Personally, I pray specifically that you would accept God’s plan of salvation through Jesus Christ. If you are at that point now and you don’t know how to ask God to come into your heart pray this simple prayer:

 

Almighty Father, the maker of heaven and earth, thank you for sending your Son Jesus Christ to the earth to die for my sins on the cross at Calvary. Lord, I turn away from my sinful ways and ask for your forgiveness. Please come into my heart and save me. In Jesus name, I pray.

 

I love you and pray that we will all be together in heaven!    

 

Please find the supporting scripture below:

 

1 Thessalonians 5:1 But concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need that anything be written to you.

 

4:16-18 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with God’s trumpet. The dead in Christ will rise first, then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. So we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore comfort one another with these words.

 

Revelation 12:5   She gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron. Her child was caught up to God, and to his throne.

 

Luke 19:41-44    When he came near, he saw the city and wept over it, saying, “If you, even you, had known today the things which belong to your peace! But now, they are hidden from your eyes. For the days will come on you, when your enemies will throw up a barricade against you, surround you, hem you in on every side, and will dash you and your children within you to the ground. They will not leave in you one stone on another, because you didn’t know the time of your visitation.”

 

12:56  You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky, but how is it that you don’t interpret this time?

 

Matthew 16:1-4  The Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing him, asked him to show them a sign from heaven. But he answered them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ In the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but you can’t discern the signs of the times! An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and there will be no sign given to it, except the sign of the prophet Jonah.”

 

Matthew 24:3-51      As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? What is the sign of your coming, and of the end of the age?”

 

Jesus answered them, “Be careful that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will lead many astray. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you aren’t troubled, for all this must happen, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there will be famines, plagues, and earthquakes in various places. But all these things are the beginning of birth pains. Then they will deliver you up to oppression, and will kill you. You will be hated by all of the nations for my name’s sake. Then many will stumble, and will deliver up one another, and will hate one another. Many false prophets will arise, and will lead many astray. Because iniquity will be multiplied, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end will be saved. This Good News of the Kingdom will be preached in the whole world for a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.

 

“When, therefore, you see the abomination of desolation, ✡ which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take out the things that are in his house. Let him who is in the field not return back to get his clothes. But woe to those who are with child and to nursing mothers in those days! Pray that your flight will not be in the winter, nor on a Sabbath, for then there will be great suffering,* such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever will be. Unless those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved. But for the sake of the chosen ones, those days will be shortened.

 

“Then if any man tells you, ‘Behold, here is the Christ,’ or, ‘There,’ don’t believe it. For there will arise false christs, and false prophets, and they will show great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the chosen ones.

 

  “Behold, I have told you beforehand. If therefore they tell you, ‘Behold, he is in the wilderness,’ don’t go out; or ‘Behold, he is in the inner rooms,’ don’t believe it. For as the lightning flashes from the east, and is seen even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be. For wherever the carcass is, that is where the vultures † gather together. But immediately after the suffering‡ of those days, the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light, the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken;✡ and then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky. Then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory. He will send out his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together his chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

 

“Now from the fig tree learn this parable. When its branch has now become tender, and produces its leaves, you know that the summer is near. Even so you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Most certainly I tell you, this generation§ will not pass away, until all these things are accomplished. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. But no one knows of that day and hour, not even the angels of heaven,* but my Father only.

 

 “As the days of Noah were, so will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ship, and they didn’t know until the flood came, and took them all away, so will the coming of the Son of Man be. Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and one will be left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and one will be left. Watch therefore, for you don’t know in what hour your Lord comes. But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what watch of the night the thief was coming, he would have watched, and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore also be ready, for in an hour that you don’t expect, the Son of Man will come.

 

  “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has set over his household, to give them their food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his lord finds doing so when he comes. Most certainly I tell you that he will set him over all that he has.  But if that evil servant should say in his heart, ‘My lord is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat his fellow servants, and eat and drink with the drunkards, the lord of that servant will come in a day when he doesn’t expect it, and in an hour when he doesn’t know it, and will cut him in pieces, and appoint his portion with the hypocrites. That is where the weeping and grinding of teeth will be.

 

Mark 13:5-32        Jesus, answering, began to tell them, “Be careful that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he!’* and will lead many astray.

 

  “When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, don’t be troubled. For those must happen, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places. There will be famines and troubles. These things are the beginning of birth pains. But watch yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils. You will be beaten in synagogues. You will stand before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them. The Good News must first be preached to all the nations. When they lead you away and deliver you up, don’t be anxious beforehand, or premeditate what you will say, but say whatever will be given you in that hour. For it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.

 

  “Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child. Children will rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death. You will be hated by all men for my name’s sake, but he who endures to the end will be saved. But when you see the abomination of desolation,✡ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not” (let the reader understand), “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let him who is on the housetop not go down, nor enter in, to take anything out of his house. Let him who is in the field not return back to take his cloak.  But woe to those who are with child and to those who nurse babies in those days! Pray that your flight won’t be in the winter. For in those days there will be oppression, such as there has not been the like from the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never will be. Unless the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh would have been saved; but for the sake of the chosen ones, whom he picked out, he shortened the days. Then if anyone tells you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘Look, there!’ don’t believe it. For there will arise false christs and false prophets, and will show signs and wonders, that they may lead astray, if possible, even the chosen ones. But you watch.

 

“Behold, I have told you all things beforehand. But in those days, after that oppression, the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light, the stars will be falling from the sky, and the powers that are in the heavens will be shaken.✡ Then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. Then he will send out his angels, and will gather together his chosen ones from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the sky.

 

“Now from the fig tree, learn this parable. When the branch has now become tender, and produces its leaves, you know that the summer is near; even so you also, when you see these things coming to pass, know that it is near, at the doors. Most certainly I say to you, this generation† will not pass away until all these things happen. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. But of that day or that hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Watch, keep alert, and pray; for you don’t know when the time is.

 

  “It is like a man, traveling to another country, having left his house, and given authority to his servants, and to each one his work, and also commanded the doorkeeper to keep watch. Watch therefore, for you don’t know when the lord of the house is coming, whether at evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning; lest coming suddenly he might find you sleeping. What I tell you, I tell all: Watch.”

 

Psalms 27:5   For in the day of trouble, he will keep me secretly in his pavilion.

 

In the secret place of his tabernacle, he will hide me.

 

He will lift me up on a rock.

 

1 Corinthians15:51-52   Behold,‡ I tell you a mystery. We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed.

 

1Thessolians 4:15-18 For this we tell you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will in no way precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with God’s trumpet. The dead in Christ will rise first, then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. So we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore comfort one another with these words.

 

Isaiah 26:17-21  Just as a woman with child, who draws near the time of her delivery,

 

is in pain and cries out in her pangs,

 

so we have been before you, Yahweh.

 

We have been with child.

 

We have been in pain.

 

We gave birth, it seems, only to wind. We have not worked any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.

 

Your dead shall live.

 

My dead bodies shall arise.

 

Awake and sing, you who dwell in the dust;

 

for your dew is like the dew of herbs, and the earth will cast out the departed spirits.

 

 Come, my people, enter into your rooms,

 

and shut your doors behind you. Hide yourself for a little moment, until the indignation is past.

 

For, behold, Yahweh comes out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity. The earth also will disclose her blood, and will no longer cover her slain.

 

Malachi 3:16-17 Then those who feared Yahweh spoke one with another; and Yahweh listened, and heard, and a book of memory was written before him, for those who feared Yahweh, and who honored his name. They shall be mine,” says Yahweh of Armies, “my own possession in the day that I make, and I will spare them, as a man spares his own son who serves him.

 

2 Peter 2:9     the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptation and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment,

 

Revelation 3:10   Because you kept my command to endure, I also will keep you from the hour of testing which is to come on the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.

 

Jeremiah 30:6-7  Ask now, and see whether a man travails with child.

 

Why do I see every man with his hands on his waist, as a woman in travail,

 

and all faces are turned pale?

 

Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it. It is even the time of Jacob’s trouble;

 

but he will be saved out of it.

 

Daniel 12:1-3      “At that time Michael will stand up, the great prince who stands for the children of your people; and there will be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time. At that time your people will be delivered, everyone who is found written in the book. Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. Those who are wise will shine as the brightness of the expanse. Those who turn many to righteousness will shine as the stars forever and ever.

 

Psalms 118:19-20    Open to me the gates of righteousness. I will enter into them.

 

I will give thanks to Yah.

 

This is the gate of Yahweh;

 

the righteous will enter into it.

 

Revelation 4:1-3 After these things I looked and saw a door opened in heaven, and the first voice that I heard, like a trumpet speaking with me, was one saying, “Come up here, and I will show you the things which must happen after this.”

 

Immediately I was in the Spirit. Behold, there was a throne set in heaven, and one sitting on the throne that looked like a jasper stone and a sardius. There was a rainbow around the throne, like an emerald to look at.

 

Revelation 19:7-9     Let’s rejoice and be exceedingly glad, and let’s give the glory to him. For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his wife has made herself ready.” It was given to her that she would array herself in bright, pure, fine linen: for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.

 

He said to me, “Write, ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb.’ ” He said to me, “These are true words of God.”

 

2 Peter 3:8-13     But don’t forget this one thing, beloved, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some count slowness; but he is patient with us, not wishing that anyone should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fervent heat, and the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.Therefore since all these things will be destroyed like this, what kind of people ought you to be in holy living and godliness, looking for and earnestly desiring the coming of the day of God, which will cause the burning heavens to be dissolved, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? But, according to his promise, we look for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.

 

Genesis 1:3-5      God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw the light, and saw that it was good. God divided the light from the darkness.  God called the light “day”, and the darkness he called “night”. There was evening and there was morning, the first day.

 

Luke 12:38-40    They will be blessed if he comes in the second or third watch, and finds them so. But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched, and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore be ready also, for the Son of Man is coming in an hour that you don’t expect him.”

 

Matthew 24:45-50    “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has set over his household, to give them their food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his lord finds doing so when he comes. Most certainly I tell you that he will set him over all that he has.  But if that evil servant should say in his heart, ‘My lord is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat his fellow servants, and eat and drink with the drunkards, the lord of that servant will come in a day when he doesn’t expect it, and in an hour when he doesn’t know it,

 

Matthew 24:32-36 “Now from the fig tree learn this parable. When its branch has now become tender, and produces its leaves, you know that the summer is near. Even so you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Most certainly I tell you, this generation will not pass away, until all these things are accomplished.  Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. But no one knows of that day and hour, not even the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

 

Revelation 22:7   “Behold, I come quickly. Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”

 

Romans 13:11-14     Do this, knowing the time, that it is already time for you to awaken out of sleep, for salvation is now nearer to us than when we first believed. The night is far gone, and the day is near. Let’s therefore throw off the deeds of darkness, and let’s put on the armor of light. Let’s walk properly, as in the day; not in reveling and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and lustful acts, and not in strife and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, for its lusts.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead: Jesus, who delivers us from the wrath to come.

 

Mark 13:32-36    But of that day or that hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Watch, keep alert, and pray; for you don’t know when the time is.

 

“It is like a man, traveling to another country, having left his house, and given authority to his servants, and to each one his work, and also commanded the doorkeeper to keep watch. Watch therefore, for you don’t know when the lord of the house is coming, whether at evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning; lest coming suddenly he might find you sleeping. What I tell you, I tell all: Watch.”

 

Luke 12:8-12 “I tell you, everyone who confesses me before men, the Son of Man will also confess before the angels of God; but he who denies me in the presence of men will be denied in the presence of God’s angels. Everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but those who blaspheme against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.When they bring you before the synagogues, the rulers, and the authorities, don’t be anxious how or what you will answer, or what you will say; for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that same hour what you must say.”

 

Hebrews 11:6-16      Without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to him, for he who comes to God must believe that he exists, and that he is a rewarder of those who seek him. By faith, Noah, being warned about things not yet seen, moved with godly fear,* prepared a ship for the saving of his house, through which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith. By faith, Abraham, when he was called, obeyed to go out to the place which he was to receive for an inheritance. He went out, not knowing where he went. By faith, he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a land not his own, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise. For he looked for the city which has the foundations, whose builder and maker is God. By faith, even Sarah herself received power to conceive, and she bore a child when she was past age, since she counted him faithful who had promised. Therefore as many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as innumerable as the sand which is by the sea shore, were fathered by one man, and him as good as dead.  These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen† them and embraced them from afar, and having confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own. If indeed they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had enough time to return. But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

 

Revelation 12:1-2     A great sign was seen in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was with child. She cried out in pain, laboring to give birth.

 

Isaiah 66:7-9 “Before she travailed, she gave birth.

 

Before her pain came, she delivered a son.

 

Who has heard of such a thing?

 

Who has seen such things?

 

Shall a land be born in one day?

 

Shall a nation be born at once?

 

For as soon as Zion travailed,

 

she gave birth to her children. Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to be delivered?” says Yahweh.

 

“Shall I who cause to give birth shut the womb?” says your God.

 

Luke 17:26-28    As it was in the days of Noah, even so will it be also in the days of the Son of Man. They ate, they drank, they married, and they were given in marriage until the day that Noah entered into the ship, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise, even as it was in the days of Lot: they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;

 

Matthew 24:40-44    Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and one will be left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and one will be left. Watch therefore, for you don’t know in what hour your Lord comes.   But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what watch of the night the thief was coming, he would have watched, and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore also be ready, for in an hour that you don’t expect, the Son of Man will come.

 

Revelation 14:6-7     I saw an angel flying in mid heaven, having an eternal Good News to proclaim to those who dwell on the earth, and to every nation, tribe, language, and people. He said with a loud voice, “Fear the Lord, and give him glory; for the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and the springs of waters!”

 

James 5:7-8   Be patient therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it, until it receives the early and late rain.You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

 

Hebrews 9:28      so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, without sin, to those who are eagerly waiting for him for salvation.

 

Matthew 25:34-  Then the King will tell those on his right hand, ‘Come, blessed of my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry, and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me drink. I was a stranger, and you took me in. I was naked, and you clothed me. I was sick, and you visited me. I was in prison, and you came to me.’

 

“Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry, and feed you; or thirsty, and give you a drink? When did we see you as a stranger, and take you in; or naked, and clothe you? When did we see you sick, or in prison, and come to you?’

 

“The King will answer them, ‘Most certainly I tell you, because you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,‡ you did it to me

 

Finding Revelation Time Line

 

Finding Revelation Time Line

This time line represents the dreams, visions, and miracles I have experienced in the past decade, which the Spirit of God has told me to record. I have provided the scriptures relevant to these experiences so I can know the certainty of the things the Holy Spirit has provided. My revelation is my interpretation of what God has conveyed to me. The message I convey to you today is for you to listen for the voice of the Spirit of God and then refer to Bible scripture to help you understand his will and desires. 

You may notice that the Lord will give me signs, dreams, visions or instructions two and three times on the same subject. It says in the 2 Corinthians 13 “In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.” I believe that the Lord’s instruction confirms for itself what He intends the message to convey.

Sometimes I will write the same scripture for different events. This indicates to me that the Lord is emphasizing that particular scripture.

A dream is defined as:

1.         A succession of images, thoughts, or emotions passing through the mind during sleep.

2.         An involuntary vision occurring to a person when awake.

A vision is defined as:

1.         The act, faculty, or manner of perceiving with the eye; by sight

2.         The image as on a television screen

Discernment is defined as:

1.         The ability to judge well

2.         Perception in the absence of judgment with a view of obtaining spiritual direction, understanding, and insight

Revelation is defined as:

1. A surprising and previously unknown fact, especially one that is made known in a dramatic way

2. The divine or supernatural disclosure to humans of something relating to human existence or the world

The revelations in this time line are to show the correlation between the Living Bible and the instructions the Spirit of God has given me.

June 2003        A young Vatican nun in Italy gives me a Miraculous Mary Medal.            

April 2005:     Jim and I encounter the end of the rainbow in Maui, Hawaii.  (The 7 colors of the rainbow and the 7 spirits of God: Love, Faith, Mercy, Judgment, Holiness, Wisdom, and Truth.

11/2007           The Spirit of the Lord told me “It is done.”

12/2007           A weekend at our cabin with family and friends turns into a miracle with snow.

03/2009           I see the devil in a dream and he touches my right hand and says, “Do you believe this?”

05/2009           I am diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer on the same side the devil had touched just weeks before.

06/2009           I lay in my bed asleep and I could see the rainbow in my mind’s eye. Suddenly, Jesus appeared standing at the foot of the rainbow and there was a loud explosion throughout the house. The electricity had been knocked out, subsequently frying the cable DVR to the television in our bedroom.

05/2010           God tells me again, “It is done.”

01/2011           The Holy Spirit said to me, “The Bible is the voice of the Holy Spirit. It comes from God’s lips to our ears.”

03/2011           The Lord says to me, “View and deal with the world through your heart, not your mind. Look at everything from the heart. It will bring you peace and happiness.”

06/2011           I was looking out the window of our nook at the ocean and realized I was looking into the eye of God. Upon that realization God said to me, “Bigger than that shall you know.”

02/2012           The Holy Spirit said to me, “As the sun and the moon align, all non-believers on earth will be left behind, while the rainbow gives us the bond message as spoken in the word of the Lord.”     

02/13/12          During a late lunch before Jim’s heart by-pass surgery; the Holy Spirit put an image of a perfect heart made of water on the chest of his shirt to let us know He is with us.

02/14/12          Jim has by-pass surgery and comes off the ventilator in record time.

05/12/13          The Spirit of the Lord tells me to listen to both God and man with my heart

 

           

04/01/14          It is early morning in Kauai just before sunrise; I am still sleeping in bed. I have a dream that a little child swims up to me as I sit on the side of a swimming pool, dangling my feet in the water. He kisses the top of my foot, and then swims away.  I had not remembered this encounter until he kissed me. Then I remember I’d had that dream before. But this time, as the child is swimming away, he hesitates and looks back at me with pure love in his face. To my surprise this was not the face of a child but a cherub.

 

04/02/14          On Holy Thursday I realized the dream from the night before with the kiss on the foot had another special meaning. While riding in the car on the island of Kauai, Jim and I were listening to the radio when the announcer said, “This is the day Jesus washed the disciples’ feet. This act of humility actually cleansed their hearts of selfish ambition, killed their pride, and taught them the lesson of love.”

04/03/14          In a dream I saw a river flowing full of people. 

04/04/14          I dreamed I saw a very tall guardian angel standing next to me.

04/12/14          I woke to a baby’s face. Then I saw the baby in the womb and a breast.

04/14/14          I had a dream that I was lifted up to the Lord.

 

04/15/2014      First Blood Moon

 

04/18/14          My dream has two pregnant women standing in a pool of water and ready to give birth. The first woman cries out and has grub worms coming out of her belly. The other pregnant woman stands back and waits. I tell the woman who is in labor, “I will help you.”

06/14   I stood in my kitchen one morning and read a newspaper article about a woman who owned an angel paraphernalia store. Looking at the picture of her standing behind the counter, I said aloud, “I wish I had a store with angels.”

The Spirit of the Lord immediately rebuked me, “You have your writing.”

            Feeling embarrassed for my lapse of gratitude, I gave thanks and praise and agreed. I felt ashamed to have yearned for someone else’s experience.

 

 

08/14/14          I dreamed a tornado was approaching and I ran to tell my family to go into the basement, but they all scattered throughout the house. After I’d gone into the basement, but saw no one else coming in, I called out to my family. I walked back up from the basement to look for them as the tornado approached and discovered that each one had an excuse for why he or she was not coming into the basement as the danger of destruction grew closer.

 

09/11/14          The Spirit of the Lord said to me, “Asa and her sister have a great Army. The serpent has grown large in a flat land with lots of trees.”

 

10/08/2014      Second Blood Moon

 

11/28/14          Last night while I was asleep, I was suddenly awakened with the tip of my tongue stinging as if I had eaten something too hot from the microwave. The burning sensation lasted about ten seconds.

12/10/14          An angel woke me this morning, singing in a low, melodic voice, “Glory, Glory, Glory, The darkest Christmas morn….”

12/19/14          The Spirit of the Lord says to me just as I awake early in the morning, “Faithless holidays will be no longer without the Father.”  

12/24/14          I dreamed I stood between two large buildings, naked in the middle of a field, waiting to get into the back of a truck. I was carrying a satchel. I didn’t care that people could see me without my clothes, as they peered out from behind the large curtains that hung in the windows of the buildings.

12/31/14          “I’m finally out of lockdown--,” a music video plays out in my early morning vision or dream.

01/02/15          Our brother-in-law passed away last night. He was a Vietnam vet hero who suffered greatly for the sacrifice he made for our country.

 

02/18/15          The Holy Spirit instructed me to eat vegetables only, so I began a 40-day vegetable-only diet.

02/20/15          Last night I saw my emaciated face in a vision.

 

04/04/2015      Third Blood Moon

 

05/03/15          I had a dream of a flowing river filled with people, again.  

05/15/15          I attended a healing conference, and there was a time of praise and worship. I had my hand out and I could feel ever so slightly someone else’s hand slip into mine, although I could not visibly see anyone standing next to me. When we left the conference, I noticed my finger had turned a wine red as if it had a birthmark. It stayed that way through the next day.

05/18/15          I saw in a vision the engine compartment of a train with torrents of water rushing through it.

05/20/15          I had a dream I was standing on the side of a mountain, watching people floating up to heaven. I realized there weren’t many people going up. As I stood there, concerned, I realized I was not one of them. Just as I realized this, someone approached to my right and I said, “I knew you would come.”

06/02/15          While I was attending a women’s Bible study group at a friend’s house, there was a conversation about how much the Mother Mary knew about the fate of Jesus and why people pray to her. I did not feel comfortable with the tone of the conversation, nor the answers given. The next day, I asked God, “What did the mother of Jesus know?”

God answered, “Ask her.”

            The Mother Mary appeared to me and showed me the baby Jesus lying in a manger with the light of God on Him.  I knew instinctively that she had been a witness. Then I asked, “Why do people pray to you for healing?”

She said, “Because I am pure and the body must be pure and free of disease and illness.”

06/02/15          I posted for the first time on my website last week and put up a picture I had taken while flying in a helicopter over the Sedona landscape. Once I posted it, I realized it shows faint images in the cliffs: one of the Baby Jesus, another of Mother Mary with praying hands, and one of the adult Jesus.

06/03/15          I dreamed it was raining gold.          

06/29/15          In a dream, I saw a landing craft, which is a military-style boat and a seagoing vessel used to convoy a landing force (infantry and vehicles) from the sea to the shore during an amphibious assault. It pulled up onto the beach and dropped its front door; the inside was completely empty.

 

 

07/04/15          I was awakened to an old-fashioned clock ticking.

 

 

 07/21/15         I saw in a vision a young white horse running around in a circle in a canyon corral and then it flew up and disappeared. Then I saw the young white horse running with all the spirit horses in a circle with a large cloud hanging over them.        

07/22/15          I dreamt that hundreds of birds were flying overhead and releasing something.

 

08/01/15          I met a Pagan editor at writers meeting who said she could critique my work. She explained that she was editing one writer’s work, and she told him “Paul was a misogynist.” She further explained this was an example of how she could keep the Christian author honest and give a different perspective to his work. When I asked the Lord if I should work with her he said, “Why would you want to make a cat bark like a dog?”

 

08/07/15          I saw in a dream rows and rows of gigantic liberty bells hanging on wooden stands along the beach as far as the eye could see.

08/24/15          God tells me once again to “record the events.”

08/24/15          God told me to “record the events” for the third time and gave me a list of necessities: masks, clear plastic bags with strings to hang, and stick matches.

08/25/15          After having the family over for the weekend, I had a vision of a woman in an ice cart and the Lord gave me a revelation.

08/29/15          Someone left me a DVD of the movie Left Behind on my door step.

08/30/15          I have a vision in church. An old man from ancient times appears and says, “They are all dead.”

08/31/15          I told Jim that God had told me “My family is protected.” God then explained to me what that means: “Family are those who live in Christ.”

09/01/15          I watched the movie Left Behind and see the same old man in the movie I had seen in the vision in church.

09/01/15          I pray that God will protect my family. The Lord then pointed out in scripture that “family” are those who live in Jesus.

 

 

09/02/15          I had a dream that winds of more than 100 miles per hour caused things to fly through the air. Then water came in big waves.

09/05/15          I had a vision of dew drops of oil on dry land.

09/12/15          The Spirit told me, “Jonah’s words are blown across San Francisco, and Noah’s ark is here.”

09/13/15          The Lord instructed me to read Isaiah 13.

 

 

09/25/15          I had a dream that I saw two men standing before an old man who was writing in a book. When it was my turn to approach and speak to him, I realized I was before the Lord and all I had to say was forgotten; my mind went blank.

09/26/15          I asked the Lord, “Why did I not have anything to say at such a crucial moment as when I stood at the book of life?”

He replied, “I already know your heart.”

 

09/27/2015      Fourth Blood Moon

 

11/04/15          A meteor passed right by our window as Jim, my dad, his wife and I were having dinner in a skyscraper restaurant in Thailand.

12/28/15          I dreamt there was such a thick fog that I could not go outside.

12/29/15          I had a vision of a lone pine tree.

 

01/22/16          I had fallen asleep listening to the book of Isaiah. In twilight, this is what I heard: “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim the good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted; to proclaim freedom for the captives; to release the prisoners from darkness; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; and to provide for those who grieve in Zion – to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.” 

This was confusing because I know Jesus did not live in the time of Isaiah. So how could this be Jesus speaking?

01/23/16          I had a dream that a man was telling me I was going to die. Jesus walked up behind him, lovingly wrapped his arms around him, and said to me, “No, you are not going to die.” And the man evaporated.

01/24/16          The priest conducting mass said he asked God what he should talk about. He quoted from Luke 4:14-21 confirming I had heard the voice of the Lord.

 

01/27/16          I asked the Lord how I should interpret my naked dream.  He said, “The point is to be standing ready: be prepared.”

01/28/16          I had a dream that I walked down a hall with a wood floor to a door at the end. I opened the door and Jesus’ face was before me; behind him was a desert scene.

 

01/29/16          The Spirit of the Lord says “It is done” again.

 

02/05/16          The Spirit of the Lord said to me, “When the baby’s face is shown with the red mark on it, this will be a message to a wicked nation.”

02/10/16          This is what the Spirit of the Lord said to me: “You are to eat no land animals until after Easter.”

 

02/20/16          The Spirit of the Lord said to me, “19 Months.”                                                                                                               So I asked, “What is 19 months?”

The Lord gave me a vision of numbers and letters scrolling up a screen; then the scroll comes to an end. Once the scroll ends and nothing more is happening, the earth pops into view and the continents start to submerge, one by one, until the earth is just a ball of water.

02/01/16          I add the 19 months to the current date and came up with September 2017. I researched the date and found the following:           

         September 21st is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

         September 22nd is the equinox, the longest day of the year.

         On September 23rd at sunset, 6:35 p.m., Jerusalem time, I need to watch for a sign in the stars.

         The evening of September 29th to the evening of the 30th is the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur).

 

Revelation 12:            And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

 

05/11/16          The Spirit of the Lord told me this morning, “I will make you a fisher of men.”

 

06/01/16          The Spirit of the Lord asked me, “What do you believe?” when I started having complications from a bowel obstruction that God had miraculously healed thirty years earlier.

            I said, “Believe?”

            “Do you believe that you have a bowel blockage or that you have been healed?”

 

07/31/16          The Spirit of the Lord proclaims, “The hand of God is measuring the police department.”

 

08/06/16          The Spirit of the Lord told me to “Pray for the dead water (Spirtually Dead Believers.)”

 

08/11/16          This morning I had a vision where I saw a great body of water, like a dam, from very high up. Standing below were two men kissing.

09/01/16          I heard the Spirit of the Lord say, “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.”

09/14/16          “Seven days of Tribulation. Each day brings its own,” declares the Spirit of the Lord.

09/19/16          “You have my favor” said the Spirit of the Lord.

09/19/16          In a vision, I saw the date 1968; then I saw the Statue of Liberty, and men in black were using ropes to climb over its head. One man entered through its eye.

 

10/30/16          This morning as I went through the scriptures, the Spirit of the Lord said to me “1943.” I looked at the events of 1943. The Jews were first sent to their deaths and World War II raged. This is the scripture Hitler used to decay the moral behavior of Germany:

“1Thessalonians 2:14-15: For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews: Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:”

Soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor, restrictions on imported foods, limitations on transportation of goods, and the reallocation of field crops to soldiers overseas contributed to the U.S. government’s decision to ration. By 1943 meat, cheese, fats, canned milk and fish, along with other processed foods had been added to the list in order to discourage hoarding.

The Army contracted to develop the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC), the earliest digital general use computer that could solve a large class of numerical problems through reprogramming. One of its first programs was to study the feasibility of the thermonuclear weapon.

Headlines read: “Riots in Mobile, Alabama, Shipyard Over Upgrading 12 Blacks.” A mob of 60 with the L.A. Naval Reserve Armory beat up everyone perceived to be Hispanic. Race riots came the first time taxes were withheld from paychecks. Battles raged all over Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

The first Philadelphia experiment on U.S. Navy Ship USS Eldridge was allegedly based on an aspect of some unified field theory to describe mathematically and physically the interrelated feature of the forces that comprise electromagnetic radiation and gravity subsequently uniting the fields of electromagnetism and gravity into a single field.

Load of “ammunition in transit” explodes at Norfolk Naval Air Station.

A Pope Pius XII paper called “Divining Spirit,” promoting biblical studies, was sent to all the bishops.

U.S. bombers continually ran accidental strikes, killing innocents. The strategical aerial attacks were conducted on railways, harbors, cities, workers’ houses, and industrial districts in order to terrorize and disrupt their lives.

The Vatican was bombed by an unknown source.  A mosaic shop sitting between the railway station and an archpriest’s house inside the Vatican City took a direct hit.

American bombs strike Vemork, a hydro-electric power plant and heavy water factory. Its original intent was to fix nitrogen for the purpose of fertilizer. It then became the first plant in the world to mass produce heavy water developing from the hydro-production.

 

11/19/16          In the early morning I could hear the song, American Pie, play in my head.

“Bye, bye Miss American Pie

Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry

And them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye

Singin' this'll be the day that I die

This'll be the day that I die

Did you write the book of love

And do you have faith in God above

If the Bible tells you so?”

            Some people understood it to be a song depicting the state of our society at the time and the end of the American dream.

 

 

11/20/16          The Spirit of the Lord told me anyone who has a question needs to go directly to the source, God. I am to avoid answering any questions that should be directed to him. Send all inquiries and complaints directly to the top. 

 

12/20/16          I go through phases where I become concerned that I am not living up to the Lord’s expectations and feel disconnected because of my carnal mind.  Last night as I prayed, I began to feel the presence of the Holy Spirit stir inside me and I began to vibrate.            

I said, “I am here, Lord.” Then it occurred to me the vibration may be caused by something other than the Holy Spirit and it stopped.

I then began to focus and to praise the Lord again, and the vibration restarted. The Spirit of the Lord then told me he is going to heal someone in my family. The vibration stopped. 

 

12/25/16          I continued to have lingering doubts about my worthiness. Then the Spirit of the Lord rebuked me, “Go! I have had enough.”

12/25/16          In church this morning I had a vision of California being covered with a blue wave; then it receded. Another smaller blue wave rolled over and then receded.  Then a third much smaller wave washed over and receded.

 

01/20/17          I had a dream last night that I was walking through a ranch-style house, going from room to room, making my way to the back. When I got to the back, I found a nice tropical area that had a perfect climate, complete with a pool of water surrounded by palm trees. I walked back to the front of the house and saw that the owner was standing in the driveway, dressed in a tuxedo, and getting ready to climb into a large black SUV. I realized that I was starting to run late, I needed to find my things and get ready to go to the wedding banquet or risk being left behind.

 

03/01/17          Last night I watched as a man explained why nothing special is going to happen in September. He explained that it was all made up. I prayed this morning for guidance from the Lord. He gave me a vision:

            The Spirit of the Lord showed me that while I was wearing a mask, a wetsuit, and an oxygen tank, I swam around at the bottom of a murky ocean and I saw a fish. Then suddenly something that looked like a fish but had four legs swiftly devoured the fish in front of me.

 

 

03/12/17          While asking the Lord to fill me with scripture so that I have it stored in my memory to be able to grab it at will, I had a vision of a face of an eagle. As it flew closer, it quickly turned into the face of a lion. The powerful lion’s face was very large and very close to mine. His eyes were looking into my eyes. Then they blinked very slowly. I could feel the magnificent power and peacefulness emanating from that powerful animal. I then asked the Spirit of the Lord what this meant and He said I was not to go through the exercise of memorizing scripture, but to absorb and understand its power and meaning.

 

03/27/17          I had a dream a very tall, big man, which I presume to be my guardian angel, was carrying me on his broad shoulders through the marketplace in Asia. He brought me to a wooden stage where I was to be given as a bride. I was told I was going to New York and I felt relieved. I was handed a wooden key as I was taken down the ramp to the dock.

 

04/06/17          I asked my seven-year-old grandson what he would like to do for his birthday this year. He told me while walking to school that he wants to go to Philadelphia.

I asked him, “Do you know where Philadelphia is?”

He said, “No.”

I said, “Then why do you want to go to Philadelphia?”

He said, “I don’t know; I just want to go there.”

 

04/20/2017      I asked God, “Why was I given a wooden key instead of a golden key?” He said I still have a lot of work to do.

 

05/16/2017      I asked my seven year old grandson a second time what he would like to do for his birthday. He said, “I want to go to Philadelphia.”

            I said, “you keep saying that, do you know someone there?”

            “No,”

            “Does your mom or dad?”

            “No.”

            “Are you learning about Philadelphia in school?”

            “No.”

            “How do you know about Philadelphia?”

            “I don’t know, it’s a state. I want to go there.”

            “Is this something you hear in your head?”

            “Yes.”

            “Do you think it is God telling you?”

            “Yes.”

The meaning of Philadelphia = The City of God

 

Revelation 22:7          Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book. (The Bible)

 

God is Real and in Control of the Universe

 

GOD IS REAL AND IN CONTROL OF THE UNIVERSE

 

Amos 3:7             Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

Revelation 22:6  And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.

God told Daniel and John to seal up specific information that He had revealed to them. They were to withhold this information from those who would read the books that they were writing. Only to be unsealed when the time of the end arrived; that time has now come.

The Springs Feasts have been completed and the Fall Feasts are about to begin.

Revelation 12:4  And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.

Genesis 3:15       And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Revelation 22:6  And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.

Revelation 8:12  And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.

Isaiah 2:19          And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

Revelation 8:7-12             The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed. And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter. And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.

 

Daniel 12:10       Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand.

Luke 24:44          He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”

Genesis 1:14       And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

Psalms 19:1         The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Luke 21:25-28    And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

 

God’s Road Map to the End link below explains the vision and the prophecy of Daniel 9:24 that he was told to seal up. The prophecy is detailed in Genesis 3:14-19

https://youtube.com/channel/UCgkxVtdHaobhy5CVeF8Rsdg

Accept God’s Gift of Salvation while it is still Free!! Do it before time runs out….

 

Graven Image

 

Graven Image

               Television has been a part of our lives for over a hundred years now. The idea of the television was officially announced at the World’s fair in Paris at the first International Congress of Electricity in 1900. The 1920’s was the time of research and development and by 1930 the first commercial was broadcast. Two hundred television programs existed by the 1980’s.

               The introduction of Cable television for the rural areas of the United States happened in 1948. The first color television, remote control and recording system appeared in the 1950’s.

               The 1960’s brought the first Satellite broadcast and the 1970’s gave us the big screen, video cassette recording, satellite delivery system. The 1980’s catapult us forward 1,125 lines of resolution, surround sound, super-recording systems. The 1990’s continue the advances in technology with closed caption, and HDTV standard; exploding consumption to a billion televisions worldwide.

               Television is a constant presence commanding people’s attention; competing in combination with cell phones and computers, human interaction has been brought down to a minimum.

               These electronics have hypnotized our society while influencing our views, attitudes, and beliefs and affecting our social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds ultimately dictating our behavior and thought process.

               One of the hardest hit has been the Church. Poll results show 68% of men in American society view porn on a regular basis. It is common knowledge that porn is addictive and children are now exposed at a much earlier age.

The majority of our citizens have always professed to be Christians; but the boxes we idolize on our walls engage us in scenes of sex, greed, and violence. Every night we come home after a long day at work, sit down in front of our idol and intently absorb into our brains whatever poison is administered.  It has become a convenient projection of us being the center of the universe. It hypnotizes us into believing that money, power and comfort is what we should worship.

Television has become the biggest stepping stone between man and God.

 

A Conversation with God

 

Conversations with God

When I hear what I believe to be the voice of God, that still small voice inside, I have still asked myself many times whether it is I or the Lord speaking. Then he will say something funny or use language or an expression that I would never use. This helps me to be confident that I am not having a one-sided conversation.

            One night I had a dream that I was waiting for someone important to me. For a long period of time, I sat at a table on the deck of a wooden structure that had many rooms, hoping this man would show up. I then decided to look for him. I went from room to room, upstairs and down. I finally realized he was not coming. Disappointed and confused, I felt deceived.

            This dream left me with a strong feeling of abandonment, so when I awoke in the morning I asked the Lord the meaning.

            He said, “Now you know how I feel when you tell me you are going to do something and then you don’t show up.”

            This was a profound realization. I had promised to start the Lord’s book for him and had found many excuses not to start.

            I apologized and asked him to forgive me. I then started writing this book as I had promised. Finding-Revelation-Monica-Broussard-ebook/dp/B072JTXVMP

 

As In the Days of Noah

 

As in the Days of Noah

 

Discussing the end time events and his second coming Jesus said, “And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of Man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.” (Luke 17:26-27)

The first time around people were oblivious to the impending disaster continuing to live their normal lives.  During those days Noah preached God’s warning for 120 years.

Paul said in 2 Timothy 3: 1-5, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”

This time we have had God’s warning for almost 2000 years. As we are able to share our knowledge with each other today through the internet scrutinizing every page of the bible, the disciples asked the same question, “What will be the signs of your coming and the end of the age?” (Mat. 24:3).

The Second Coming of Christ was not imminent in Daniel’s day. The timing for Daniel’s  vision,  was to seal up the vision, for it referred to events 500 years in the future (Dan. 8:26). Much of what was revealed concerned the time of the end and could not transpire until after the First Coming of Jesus when He died on the cross to accomplish redemption. As we see in the book of Daniel 12:4 he foretold, “But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.”

 Unlike Daniel, John is not told to seal up the recorded words. No preconditions for the cross remained to be fulfilled when John’s vision was given. The book of Revelation is very heavily dependent upon the book of Daniel which completes the revelation that was originally given to Daniel who was told to seal his book (Dan. 12:4, Dan. 12:8-9) until the time when many of the prophecies would be explained and clarified by later revelation. In the book of Revelation, much of the Book of Daniel has been clarified, expanded, detailed, and explained. Now all prophecy can be understood and its fulfillment can begin at any time.

 Since it is not a sealed book, it is then obvious that it is meant to be understood and not shrouded in undecipherable mystery. For any Christian to rebuke the book of Revelation is negligence. Our Lord Jesus has declared the book open, unsealed, and understandable.

Would our merciful Jesus hang his benedictions so high to be beyond the reach of those to whom they are so graciously proposed? Would he suspend his offered blessings beyond our power? Or bless and reward us with the understanding of the Book, and to believe and treasure its contents equally as we would with any other part of Scripture.  

We are living in "The Information Age" making the Revelation sign seem even more obvious. Even the most skeptical mind must admit that knowledge is exploding in all directions.

The "knowledge increased" is in reference to people understanding the prophecies of the book of Daniel, however, many Bible scholars believe that this prophecy also applies to an increased knowledge of science, medicine, travel, and technology. It is said that 80% percent of the world's total knowledge has been brought forth in the last decade. Knowledge doubles every 18 months.

A greater sign is the advancement of the gospel which Jesus spoke of in Matthew 24:14 and which He commanded us to proclaim in Matthew 28:19-20. God's goal for mankind isn't to advance as far as we can or to know all we can discover, but rather that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9) before the time of the end.

Don’t be left behind.

 

Left Behind

 

Left Behind

A young man that is the son-in-law of our neighbor, who lived across the street in San Clemente, came over to tell us that he had been out hiking in the hills back behind our homes.

When he was out hiking a rainbow had appeared. He said that he could see the end of the rainbow on the top of our house.  He was quite animated as he explained that as he had ended up running back and  

as he approached, the rainbow had not only not disappeared but remained in the same exact place on the roof of our house.

So, We shared our Hawaii rainbow story with him-- About when the rainbow had come down in front of us on the little Maui country road while driving a jeep. We had rolled through it slowly and now this was the second time in as many months that we had a rainbow come down on us.

Now I understand, when the Lord does something twice he is making a definite statement.

You see, It all started with the selling of our primary home and then our cabin in the mountains.

Little did I know at the time that the whole journey had been orchestrated by the Lord?

We had owned our home in San Clemente for 26 years.

Since real estate was going so well at that time, we decided to build a cabin in the mountains.  

During construction of the cabin I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Jim slid off the roof while removing snow and broke his back, shoulder and wrist.

He then had to have shoulder and back surgery. Then to top it all off a quadruple heart by-pass surgery. 

The homes were becoming physically, mentally and financially draining. 

We decided it was time to downsize.

We sold the house in San Clemente first and purchased a smaller home in Huntington Beach close to our family business. Then we sold the cabin in the mountains.

After living in the smaller house for just a couple weeks my husband felt we had made a huge mistake.

We had no storage, we couldn’t park both cars in the garage because it was too small and the house needed to be refurbished so we put it back on the market. 

It sold quickly but it would take a little time for the people who purchased the house to sell theirs.

In the meantime we sat waiting through the holidays.  

As the time rolled on I prayed whether we should put the house back on the market or wait for the buyers to sell their house.

The Spirit of the Lord told me it would be after the first of the year before we found our new home. Knowing that my house was waiting for me I stayed patient. 

After the first of the year the buyers closed on their house and we continued with escrow enabling us to start looking for a home. 

The market was tight; there had been a very low inventory.

One morning I decided to take a drive around the local neighborhoods to see if anything had come on the market. 

I drove down a nice clean street and something caught my eye; a home for sale with a side yard with RV access. The RV access could make up for some of the space we needed.

I was able to take a look at the house the same day. It was vacant. The people had already moved out.

Walking in, it was like entering a new home. The house had been remodeled two years prior. The kitchen and bathrooms were brand new. The current owners had just reduced the price.

I called my husband to take a look. We found out that there were people lined up to look at it for the following weekend. It had sat through the holidays and we just happened to come along right before the New Year rush. We put in an offer and it was accepted.

Now that we were back on track, I decided that I needed to get my tax receipts in order so that I would not be looking for files in the process of moving. 

I started gathering all my files which were quite extensive since we had built San Clemente and the mountain house. 

I poured through all the old files to try to find all the relevant tax receipts and to be ready for the 2013 tax season.  During this investigation I came across an old American Express bill.

It was very strange because it had highlights on it for the rental car company from where we had rented the Jeep; and from where we had seen the rainbow on our 2005 trip to Maui.

The highlighted name of island town “Kahului” was on the credit card invoice.

This is the exact same name of the street we were in the process of purchasing our new home on. 

On 08/29/15    A DVD entitled “Left Behind” is left on my door step by an unknown source. The next day on

08/30/15          I have a vision in church. An old man from ancient times appears and says to me, “They are all dead.”

That Sunday afternoon I watched the movie Left Behind.

The old man that appeared to me in church is the same old man speaking Hebrew in the movie: The Hebrew is translated into English as he is speaking,

“Take heed now for the Lord has chosen me to build a house for the sanctuary. God will bring every deed into judgement including every hidden thing whether it is good or evil.

By the deeds of the law no flesh shall be justified in his sight. For by Grace you are saved, through faith this is not for yourselves, it is the gift of God. Not by works- so that no one can boast. We are ambassadors as though God is making his appeal through us. Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. For God so loved the world he gave his one and only son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life. But God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world but to save the world through Him.

He who believes in the son is not condemned. But he who does not believe is condemned already because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten son of God.

He is the Christ Jesus.”

As you can imagine I was a little blown away.

1 Thess 4:15-17 says: We are all being forewarned that we all need to prepare so we are not left behind.    

For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

 

The Power of Wedding Bands

 

The Power of Wedding Bands

 

Wedding rings have been a part of the marriage ritual since antiquity, the Christian symbolism given your bands of silver or gold have a much higher meaning.

The ancient Egyptians believed that the left ring finger enclosed a special vein that was connected directly to the heart. The Spanish, placed the ring on the ring finger of the left hand, next to the middle finger because that’s where the beat of the heart could be felt most strongly; this symbolizes the love which should be reserved for God

These rings are your (“covenants”), signifying your commitment, fidelity, and love for each other.

Always wear your rings representing your love and fidelity as part of your spousal duty and it will help form an unbreakable bond and a protection against evil.

Today God has assigned a special angel to protect both your marriage and each of you individually as “one flesh,” which is what you now are.

One flesh is what man and woman were when God created Eve from Adam’s rib; they return to being one flesh, through marriage, until death do them part and they become like angels in heaven. (Mark 12:25)

We congratulate you and wish many years of happiness in good health.

Love to you both.

 

We Are What We Consume all Day Long

 

In today’s world we are inundated with technology that skews our perception of the world. We watch movies that show us how we can be superhuman and manifest whatever we desire.

            We have video games and social media that tap into our proclivities for awesome powers, good and evil. We are always searching for the dimension that will give us the feeling that we are connected to something beyond ourselves. We manifest the information we choose to download into our brains and hearts to affect our spirits and souls.

John 17: 22-24            Jesus prayed, “The glory which thou hast given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and thou in me that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that thou hast sent me and hast loved them even as thou hast loved me.”

2 Corinthians 4:16      So we do not lose heart. Though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed every day.  

What are we renewing ourselves with each day?

Television, movies, games and books are nourishment for your mind and soul. Some are like junk food: they taste good but leave us cranky. Some are like fruits and vegetables that have the added benefit of actually helping us feel better and perform better.

God’s word is the healthiest nourishment of the body. Our physical bodies will eventually show the signs of what we consume; just as what we read, watch and listen to will affect our temper, mood and even how we decide to treat others. Exposing ourselves to the world’s entertainment can lead to a trivialization of life.

2 Corinthians 4:18      Because we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen are eternal.  

2 Corinthians 5:1        For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens

Romans 12:2   Do not conform to the pattern of this word, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

So, before we dive into the latest top ten selling murder mystery with a great plot and lots of violence, or tune into another television series with an hour of TV news, or indulge in angry or violent music that can sour mood, let’s think about what best nourishes our minds and souls.

For some people television is their God, the idol that transforms them worshiping it day in and day out, consuming all it has to offer.  

What is truth? Does it come from our televisions or the internet? What does this say about the content we are absorbing.

God gave us the bible to transform us. God’s word is complete and infallible: sufficient and authoritative.

Proverbs 30: 5 “Every word of God is Flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scriptures is God-breathed and is useful for teaching rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Isaiah 55:11    so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

Proverbs 4:20-24        My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body. Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. 

 

Isaiah 8:12-13

 

"do not call conspiracy everything this people calls a conspiracy; do not fear what they fear, and do not dread it. The Lord Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy, he is the one you are to fear, he is the one you are to dread."

 

Is there any other way to heaven except through Christ?

 

I have heard the argument many times that “you can’t tell me that all the good people in all the other religions are not going to heaven.”

Then here is my question to you. “Do you call yourself a Christian? If so, read, John 14:6, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” Yes, every word of that statement challenges the fundamental beliefs of more than half the world. But as a Christian if you question this statement then you do not believe our Lord and Savior was without sin and if he was not without sin then he could not have sacrificed himself as the unblemished sacrificial lamb for our salvation.  As you can see it all begins to break down, because it all starts with the truth.

 

The Tipping Point

 

The Tipping Point

 

In America we are at the tipping point of our religious freedom being saved or lost. The decisive battles are being waged in courtrooms every day. Yet the most important “soldiers” of this war, are not the lawyers, but you and I, everyday people of faith who make the decision to stand.

The lack of awareness of our religious liberties have led to violations of the lawful rights of citizens who merely want to peacefully live out their religious beliefs as they earn a living and contribute to our society.

The present day attacks come in the form of:

Government authorities demanding in more than one state to see pastor’s sermons

The government threatening to jail ministers who will not perform same-sex marriages

People losing their jobs because of religious views they have expressed outside the workplace

Bible clubs being unlawfully banned in schools

Religious language being taken out of graduation speeches

Forbidding Bible reading at free time and prayer over lunch in public schools

Veterans’ Memorials in jeopardy of being torn down for the use of religious imagery

Exorbitant fines being issued to business owners for exercising their faith

Faith-based ministries forced to provide and facilitate abortion-inducing drugs

 

This is just a short list of the attack or our fundamental core to worship and exist as a Christian.

 

The US government puts it in their 'congressional record' as:

When Hitler attacked the Jews I was not a Jew, therefore I was not concerned. And when Hitler attacked the Catholics, I was not a Catholic, and therefore, I was not concerned. And when Hitler attacked the unions and industrialists, I was not a member of the unions and I was not concerned. Then, Hitler attacked me and the Protestant church -- and there was nobody left to be concerned.

 

A Time Will Come

 

A TIME WILL COME

“A time will come where we will conquer the entire world and have Sharia Law.”

A great recruiting ground for terrorists; it is now divided into three separate states, Sunni, Shite and Kurd.  Iraq was built on the wrong foundation and is now a failed state. Over 3 million people have fled their homes and are living in makeshift camps.

The volunteer forces that consist of local people receive no pay. They train with minimal weapons salvaged from the former Iraqi Army. The Tribal leaders initially welcomed the ISIS insurgents because they were against the U.S. The insurgents turned against the tribal leaders slaughtered their children, burned their men and raped their women, forcing them to marry other men.

ISIS is an Islamic gang made up of young Arab thugs with nothing to lose. They kill for the victory and if they should be killed they believe they go to heaven. They have weapons captured from the Iraqi military forces. They have tanks and Hummers, artillery and mortars, recoilless rifles and many other resources.

If they lose 10 fighters 100 replace them. The fighters come from all across the Arab countries and have been flocking to join ISIS from Afghanistan, Egypt, and Syria—

ISIS has promised attacks on anyone who joins in the fight against them but has also promised to attack all countries in the world when they participated with America in the bombing coalition of Muslims. ISIS also has soldiers all over the world that will fight, bomb and kill. When they capture journalists they will kill them.

In the Sunni State 200 new fighters show up a day to fight. Syrian refugees describe the atrocities as they were firing at everyone and beheading whomever they caught, they would then play with the heads like a soccer ball. They fled the villages while all the homes were destroyed.

Their army has subdivisions with an internal strategy. They have enough weapons to last a lifetime and will fight to the death. When they target a region they make a strategic plan using car bombs, and things that you can’t even imagine.

The Kurdish Peshmerga fights ISIS in the north with no support from the outside world and has been successful in holding them back.  Every able bodied man has joined the force. Their moto is If ISIS attacks they will destroy them and wipe them out before they will let Kurdistan fall. They are fighting for a free and independent country. Iraq is in the process of being divided and the Kurds are protecting their territory.

Kurdistan has become the refuge state for the Christian Yazidis. 40,000 of this minority sec had been stranded on a mountain as ISIS Jihadists performed executions, rape, and torture since 2014 to present sending over 200,000 into camps with thousands killed. Their goal is to obliterate them completely.

Like the Ambar tribes the Kurds must scavenge for their weapons and do not receive any pay or supplies. ISIS plants IED’s along the roads, when a convoy passes, they will blow it up causing many casualties.

Another small group who are having success in fighting ISIS is the Shite militias who have killed many U.S. troops in past years and are subsidized by Iran. Their weapons and supplies come from Baghdad which means they indirectly are coming from the United States and Iran. So, even if this radical Shite militia should defeat ISIS this will still be bad news.  This militant group has vowed to destroy America, and Israel. The leader of this group used to kill people with power drills by piercing the skulls of his adversaries.

Washington’s stance is that we are not cooperating with the Militia forces and that we are backing the Iraqi government. But Baghdad has been fully penetrated by these Iranian sponsored groups. Many of them are now in charge of the security service, on the front lines of the militia groups receiving American weapons, receiving American tanks, and they have American air support with American diplomatic cover. So, we are backing the Iranian commanded Shite militias to defeat ISIS who are guilty of the same atrocities and war crimes that ISIS is known for. They are beheading and torturing and still receiving billions of dollars in military equipment from the United States every day. This is another reason why the civilians will not go back into the areas that have been recaptured. The alternative is not any better.

This very dangerous enemy is being treated like an ally when they are a strategic threat to American interests. A critical mass of the Baghdad government is now being run by Iran. We are leveraging one radical Islamist group against another. We are creating a new monster.

Russia is stepping up and taking advantage of the United States policy weakness in the region and suppling military and technical support to Iraq and Syria and to other countries that counter terrorist groups. Their policy in Iraq and Syria are interlinked.  They intend to remove all opposition to their ally President Bashar Al-Assad of Syria the notorious brutal dictator who used chemical weapons on his own people. They believe the removal of this government would paralyze the state system and Syria would disintegrate into several regions. The terrorist will spread across the modern civilized world.

The Russians now have an air base located in Syria. Jets take off one right after another armed for combat missions with predetermined targets and return empty.

Russian warships have now entered the region since the shooting down of one of their planes over Turkey.  They are now prepared for war against National armies and navies.

It is now just a question of when. Thousands of foreign fighters carry western passports. The stance of letting them fight it out between themselves and think they are just going to kill each other will leave us with whoever emerges, to be the most determined, extreme and the most ruthless.  They will then turn their sights to something really tempting, America.  

 

How to Talk to a Reluctant Teen

 

Here is one of my favorite websites with tips for Parents with Teens:

 

http://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/teens/tips-for-parenting-teens/how-to-talk-to-a-reluctant-teen

 

 

New Year 2016

 

New Year 2016

 

               God wants to be involved. Honor his basic principles.

               Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field which today is and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 6:30:33