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llness within. Often sited, a plague ship at sea with leaky hull. Thanks be to God for His abundant supply in life raft for travelers to escape the scuttling of a rebellious armada.

Acts 20:29-31; II Thessalonians 1:6-12; Hebrews 12:15; I John 2:26; Revelation 2:14-15, 20; 3:4, etc.

The Unassured  Ties That Bind

a.k.a. Fear of Men, Trepidation, Frightened Children, Scared Rabbits, Anxiety.
    ¡Contra: FAITH and TRUST in God.
  CLEANED: Matthew 10:26-33; Matthew 17:20
  CLEANED: Philippians 4:19; Hebrews 11:6; Luke 12:32
  CLEANED: Romans 8:15; II Timothy 1:7; Hebrews 13:6
  CLEANED: I John 4:18; Matthew 6:26-34; Philip. 4:6
a.k.a. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.
    ¡Contra: LOVE of God.
  CLEANED: Matthew 18:12-14; Mark 9:42; Luke 15:3-10
"Look! See! Paul & James don't agree!"
    ¡Contra: One accord in the Holy Spirit.
  CLEANED: Ephesians 4:1-17
  CLEANED: II Peter 3:15-18
another story, another sermon, another fiction…
    ¡Contra: petition for maturity.
  CLEANED: Luke 8:14; II Timothy 3:1-7; 4:3-5
  CLEANED: Ecclesiastes 5:2-7; 6:11; 12:10-14
  CLEANED: Hebrews 6:1-3

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I Corinthians 6:9-11  Do you not know that the unrighteous and the wrongdoers will not inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived (misled): neither the impure and immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who participate in homosexuality, nor cheats (swindlers and thieves), nor greedy graspers, nor drunkards, nor foulmouthed revilers and slanderers, nor extortioners and robbers will inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God. And such some of you were [once]. But you were washed clean, and you were consecrated (set apart, sanctified), and you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.

Galatians 5:19-23  Now the doings (practices) of the flesh are clear (obvious): they are immorality, impurity, indecency, Idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger (ill temper), selfishness, divisions (dissensions), party spirit (factions, sects with peculiar opinions, heresies), Envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you beforehand, just as I did previously, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law.

Galatians 6:7-8  Do not be deceived and deluded and misled; God will not allow Himself to be sneered at (scorned, disdained, or mocked by mere pretensions or professions, or by His precepts being set aside.) [He inevitably deludes himself who attempts to delude God.] For whatever a man sows, that and that only is what he will reap. For he who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap decay and ruin and destruction, but he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.

II Timothy 3:1-8 But Understand this, that in the last days will come (set in) perilous times of great stress and trouble. For people will be lovers of self and [utterly] self-centered, lovers of money and aroused by an inordinate [greedy] desire for wealth, proud and arrogant and contemptuous boasters. They will be abusive (blasphemous, scoffing), disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and profane. [They will be] without natural affection (callous and inhuman), relentless; slanderers (false accusers, troublemakers), intemperate and loose in morals and conduct, uncontrolled and fierce, haters of good. [They will be] treacherous [betrayers], rash, [and] inflated with self-conceit. [They will be] lovers of sensual pleasures and vain amusements more than and rather than lovers of God. For [although] they hold a form of piety (true religion), they deny and reject and are strangers to the power of it [their conduct belies their profession]. Avoid such people [turn away from them]. For among them are those who worm their way into homes and captivate silly and weak women, loaded down with [the burden of their] sins [and easily] swayed and led away by various evil desires and seductive impulses. [These weak women will listen to anybody who will teach them]; they are forever inquiring and getting information, but are never able to arrive at a full recognition and knowledge of the Truth. Now just as Jannes and Jambres were hostile to and resisted Moses, so these men also are hostile to and oppose the Truth. They have depraved and distorted minds, and are reprobate and counterfeit and to be rejected as far as the faith is concerned. [Exodus 7:11]

Romans 11:16-23  Now if the first handful of dough offered as the firstfruits [Abraham and the patriarchs] is consecrated (holy), so is the whole mass [the nation of Israel]; and if the root [Abraham] is consecrated (holy), so are to be the branches. [Numbers 15:19-21] But if some of the branches were broken off, while you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among them to share the richness [of the root and sap] of the olive tree, then do not boast over the branches and pride yourself at their expense. If you do boast and feel superior, remember it is not you that support the root, but the root [that supports] you. You will say then, Branches were broken (pruned) off so that I might be grafted in! That is true. But they were broken (pruned) off because of their unbelief (their lack of real faith), and you are established through faith [because you do believe]. So do not become proud and conceited, but rather stand in awe and be reverently afraid. For if God did not spare the natural branches [because of unbelief], neither will He spare you [if you stumble along foolishly, as did they]. Then note and appreciate the gracious kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God's gracious kindness to you--provided you continue in His grace and abide in His kindness; otherwise you too will be cut off (pruned away). And even those others [the fallen branches, Jews], if they do not persist in [clinging to] their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God has the power to graft them in again.

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your word being always with grace, seasoned with salt, perceiving how you must answer each one.
Colossians 4:6

How can miracles be possible?

The best proof of miracles is in Christ Himself. [John 1:1,14; 3:2] Return the question with, Does God exist? To acknowledge the possibility of the miraculous, a belief is required in the existence of spirit beyond (and interactive with) the physical world.

What’s the rush to get right with God?

Do you know if tomorrow will come? Are you really so happy to not be right with Him? Men and women have been created by God to love and serve Him; to come to know Him. [Psalm 149:4; Isaiah 43:7; Ephesians 2:10; Colossians 1:16]

Should everyone have a career or a vocation, like Paul?

Though it is common among people to focus upon a main occupation as a career, God has not promised us any such. To contrast, we would be doing whatever He may ask in the day, hour, or decade. He may put to use for a time skills & training vested in us; little at all, or by unexpected application. We submit ourselves to God, rather than racing toward personal or financial goals. Observe also how Paul of Tarsus briefly returned to his tent-making skills in accord with Aquila & Priscilla. We need not judge Paul (or another) for soon after devoting himself completely to the Word.
[Acts 18:1-5]

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    From 300 to 30,000 Feet:

malfunction:off course with flight plan.
Jetison:self-interest Salvation attitude
[Romans 2:5-8]
Unpack:full throttle Repentance
[Revelation 2:4-5]
malfunction:idled flight crew members.
Jetison:clergy-laity relationships
[III John 1:9]
Unpack:ekklesia/ecclesia/church (those called out, coming together)
[I Corinthians 12-14]
malfunction:mid-week power loss.
Jetison:Roman forum & all business-styled functions.
[I Corinthians 3:18-20]
Unpack:daily koinonia (fellowship)
[Acts 2-29]
malfunction:daycare cabin full.
[I Corinthians 3:2-3]
Jetison:programmed approach
[Mark 10:35-45]
Unpack:Holy Spirit dependent procedure
[Zechariah 4:6; Acts 16:5-8]
malfunction:lift inefficiency: wing icing.
Jetison:10+ percent giving
[Leviticus 27:30-34]
Unpack:Servant Life
[Romans 12:1]
malfunction:autopilot system not responding.
Jetison:teaching as primary
[I Timothy 1:3-7]
Unpack:making disciples of Christ
[Matthew 28:18-20; John 14:25-26]
malfunction:lost contact with Flight Controller.
Jetison:agendas & opinions
[Galatians 5:16-17]
Unpack:one mind, one accord
[Romans 15:5-6; Philippians 1:27]

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Having faith and a good conscience, which some, by tossing this away, made shipwreck as to the faith. ~I TIMOTHY 1:19

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from New Orleans, USA-LA
  Amanda: For My Husband
Pray for my husband. He left me for another woman. Pray that the Lord would draw him to repentance and that he regain his desire for me and give her the option to move on. Pray that God will renew his love for Jesus and for me.

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Paul brings a letter

report from the fields [KENYA]: Today very few visit homes for missions and helping others but when they come, mostly ask for money. I went to visit a sick person, a member of another church, and gave out the little God gave me. After giving him some money, he smiled and told me the envelop left by his church to put money for church building. That is when I realised something is wrong that needs to be addressed. The man never knew he is God's temple and on his death bed, he still wants to build God a house made by hands. Acts 7:48.

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5 wise virgins

speaking the truth by divine control
in contrast to a false word.

---Theodoros Cripotos, Lugano, SWITZERLAND

a vision: I saw lava flowing unexpectedly covering a whole city. It was not enough time for people to escape. In the vision I was speaking with God and He told me that volcanoes are going to blow without warning and people are going to panic. Afterwards I was in the spiritual realm and I saw angels responding to people's prayers. It will take a disaster for people to turn to God and pray and He is going to answer those prayers because God is ever faithful.

---Brian, Tallahassee, Florida, USA
(I frequently ask the Lord before going to sleep for a dream or vision that would edify the Saints.) I had the strangest dream last night. I'm hesitant to share because it is difficult to know if it is of the Lord but I thought if I refrained I might be ignoring the second part of what I pray for --- that such a dream might be used to edify the saints. And even more discomforting is the fact that this dream could only be interpreted as a warning. But in my reading this morning of Romans 8 my initial interpretation of the dream was confirmed. So I better share it…

I dreamt I had in my possession an idle in the shape of a man that would give me whatever I commanded. I asked it for knowledge that had nothing to do with the things of God, and it gave me what I asked for. I was so fixated on this idle that I didn't notice that I had been approached by an animal that looked like a wildebeest. It was just outside of my peripheral vision. I turned as it was just a few feet away and it was obviously sick --- as if it had rabies. I commanded it to go away (in the same way I commanded the idle) but it refused. It came even closer. I stuck my hand out and it bit the very tip of my right pointer finger. As soon as it did I had this sense of death come over me. Then I woke up.

My reading this morning was Romans 8. Note verses 8:5 through 8:8… "For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God."

Jesus gave me this message: 2 Minute Warning -- Remnant make Ready!

As we were watching the cloud formations go overhead, suddenly I heard a voice say "behold, what do you see?" As I was looking a large white cloud suddenly changed shape into a five pointed star. I then answered "I see a star". The voice then said "a great star is now falling". The voice then said again "behold, what do you see?" As I watched the five pointed star broke into four parts and the four parts moved away from each other to be in a position like four corners of a square and the four parts became separate from each other.
I then answered "the star had broken into four parts and separated from each other." The voice then said "once the star has fallen, it will be divided into four parts". The voice then said again "behold, what do you see?"
At that point the four parts of the star faded and vanished into the blue sky. I replied "the four parts of the star have disappeared". The voice then said "once the star is divided, the glory of the star will vanish into nothing".

"Moab has been at ease from his youth and he has SETTLED ON HIS LEES, and has not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither has he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remained in him and his scent has not changed."
[Jeremiah. 48:11]
Now, the figure settled on his lees here depicts that of vinegar which was supposed to be made into wine but had settled for too long on the lees. This describes the same spiritual state as resting at ease in Zion, which is a condition that thousands upon thousands of Christians are in today, and don't even realize it.
new wine or spiritual vinegar?
"Lees" in the church today bespeaks of the dregs of religion from which we must be siphoned or risk becoming the spiritual equivalent of wine vinegar. Lees are dead yeast. Jesus warned the disciples to "beware of the yeast of the Pharisees," and that was speaking about the dead traditions and dead heart attitudes of men, even of the hypocrisy of speaking and teaching about one way of spiritual life (perhaps of loving your neighbor as yourself) but living in quite another way.


Yes the fruit of My Spirit
Will drip from the vine
New wine so fine;
Its nature divine.
Never, no never failing to flow
This river of life; the water of life.
In the presence of Love,
All divisions must go,
Strivings must cease,
Quarrels must end.
Laughter and love
Ever after must reign;

Joy of the heart;
Paradise gained.

"I have stationed many of you near areas where perils will come. Because they happen near you and you are affected, do not think My hand of protection was not upon you for if I remove My hand, you would surely perish. You and all your household."

"Some of what you see in coming days and months will be My righteous judgments, some are only warnings to those who need to repent. Both are necessary. My plan which was formed before the foundations of the world as you know it, is all about to play out before your eyes. Keep your eyes fastened on Me, My children, and your mind will be at peace. If you take your eyes off Me and look at what is happening around you, the enemy will surely ensnare you to fear for your lives when there is no need. Your days and your times are all in My mighty hands, so there is no need for you to fear."

“I am shaking everything that can be shaken: governments, economies, schools, churches and individuals to cause you to know whether or not you are built on the Rock.  This is the reason I had warned you to build on the Rock.  I warned you to build your lives upon a solid rock foundation in preparation for these and other storms which are to come.  You must fall upon the Rock or be crushed by the Rock.  I am Jesus, that foundation Rock!

My remnant people are like puddles of water scattered and isolated all around the globe.  I am now bringing showers of rain which are causing my remnant people to connect as trickles of water, little by little, overflowing from puddle to puddle.  I will shortly pour out the latter rain and flood the world with My presence and power through My Body, the Remnant Church.

My mighty presence and power will      bring godly fear into your lives as My People, which will bring about a purging, burning of dross, persecution…a baptism of fire!  I will use this to conform you into the image of my dear Son, your Savior and Lord.  You will become my purified and prepared Bride.

You will be stirred by My Spirit to begin crying with great shouting toward the heavens, ‘Come, Lord Jesus!'  All my saints will join in crying out, ‘Even so, come, Lord Jesus!'  Then My Spirit will cry out, ‘Come!' ”

When My Bride is prepared and ready and when the Spirit and the Bride say ‘Come' then in My sovereign time I will say, ‘Son, it is time to go get your Bride!' ”

[Dan Hubbell - 2011.04.25, and from 1999]

re: Rick Joyner
I have read several of Rick's books, or at least breezed through them. I never found them to be that deep or relevant. Much of it was his interaction with God which he refered to as "wisdom" rather than the Lord. … you can read something from someone else that has also had their encouters with the Lord and it is a totally different light. Rick is only a super prophet in his own mind and in the minds of those that need a super prophet instead of Jesus.
Joseph Lamison, Fairplay, USA-CO

You have been taught My word, and My ways have been revealed to you by the Spirit of Truth. You have been equipped by the spirit of power as you have embraced the gifts of the Spirit and have believed that you can operate in these. And now you are entering a time of testing so that you can apply that which you have learned and that which you have received. In this season you can pass the tests that come by using the authority that you have been given. These tests will strengthen you and will teach you responsibility and integrity. They will equip you to be more than conquerors and enable you to be overcomers. This is an important season in which I am preparing My people to become a glorious church. It is a season in which you must live by My prophetic and written word. You must now learn to apply by faith My words to every test, and if you do so, you will have victory and reason for celebration. Present vision will be established as you embrace the challenges of this season. My people will not perish for a lack of vision in this season. Rejoice and be glad for the time of the victory and the Day of My power is at hand.
Luke 10:19 "Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you."


Mortal man, He said, if a nation sins and is unfaithful to me, I will reach out and destroy its supply of food. I will send a famine and kill people and animals alike.

Behold, days are coming when I will send a famine on the land. Not a famine for bread or a thirst for water, but rather for hearing the words of the Lord. People will stagger from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east; They will go to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, but they will not find it.

This is what the Sovereign Lord says: These foolish prophets… provide their own inspiration and invent their own visions… They don't guard the places where the walls have crumbled, nor do they rebuild the walls, and so Israel cannot be defended… on the day of the Lord… I have not sent them. I am about to punish you prophets who have false visions and make misleading predictions… your names will not be included in the list of the citizens of Israel.
Whenever one of you Israelites or one of you foreigners who live in the Israelite community turn away from me and worship idols, and then go to consult a prophet, I, the Lord, will give you your answer!… I will remove you from the community of my people, so that all of you will know that I am the Lord. If any prophets are deceived into giving a false answer… I, the Lord, have deceived them… I will remove them from the people of Israel. Both prophets and anyone who consults them…
---C. Leroy

We are watching the Word being fulfilled; there is no turning back. The world has to be cleansed again, but why should we allow preemptive maneuvers and machinations by the wicked to cloud what we should do, when God does what He has said He will do, to turn back evil upon itself and to destroy it. All the wickedness and evil that now proliferates as it did before the great flood; like what Sodom and Gommorah and its five sister cities did before their judgment came.

Be diligent to wage a good warfare. Victory is assured.

examine this vision {mp3 audio}

"The earth is Mine and all that is in it," says the Lord. You cannot own what does not belong to you. You, Beloved, are stewards and sojourners on the earth, not permanent residents. Your earthly existence is but for a moment. Let go, and yield to the work and moving of My Spirit.

concerning Judah and Jerusalem,
Now it will come about that in the last days, the mountain of the house of the Lord will be established as the chief of the mountains, and will be raised above the hills; and all the nations will stream to it; and many peoples will come and say, Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; that He may teach us concerning His ways, and that we may walk in His paths. For the law will go forth from Zion and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem, and He will judge between the nations, and will render decisions for many peoples; and they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, and never again will they learn war.

The zeal of the LORD will not turn back until He has performed and carried out the purposes of His mind. In the last days you will clearly understand it. I did not send these prophets, but they ran ahead; I did not speak to them, but they prophesied. But if they had stood in My council, then they would have announced My words to My people, and would have turned them back from their evil way and from the evil of their deeds. I am a God who is near, declares the LORD, And not a God far off.

You will come from your place out of the remote parts of the north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding, a great assembly and a mighty army; and you will come up against My people Israel like a cloud to cover the land. I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may know Me when I am sanctified through you before their eyes, O Gog. Are you the one of whom I spoke in former days through My servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied in those days for many years that I would bring you against them? [Yes, you are that one!] It will come about on that day, when Gog comes against the land of Israel, that My fury will mount up in My anger; in My zeal and in My blazing wrath I declare that on that day there will surely be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. The fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all the creeping things that creep on the earth, and all the men who are on the face of the earth will shake at My presence; the mountains also will be thrown down, the steep pathways will collapse and every wall will fall down. I will call for a sword against him on all My mountains… every man's sword will be against his brother. With pestilence and with blood I will enter into judgment with him; and I will rain on him and on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, a torrential rain, with hailstones, fire and brimstone. I will magnify Myself, sanctify Myself, and make Myself known in the sight of many nations; and they will know that I am the LORD.

For the sons of Israel will remain for many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar, and without ephod or household idols. Afterward the sons of Israel will return and seek the Lord their God and David their king; and they will come trembling to the Lord and to His goodness in the last of days. The mountain of the house of the Lord Will be established as the chief of the mountains. It will be raised above the hills, and the peoples will stream to it, and many nations will come and say, "Come and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord and to the house of the God of Jacob, that He may teach us about His ways and that we may walk in His paths." For from Zion will go forth the law; even the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

5 foolish virginsBEWARE of embellishments, things contrary to the Word/Christ, or of pointing toward a way other than Christ (i.e., fear, inward focus, powers of the Adversary, etc.)

AWARE how the gifts & callings of God are without repentance: a prophet may speak the Word of the Lord, while themselves being far down to wandering or sin.

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kidults & high level deception

Spiritual Slash Cedar Rapids, USA-IA
08/23/11 Weekend with John Gross

In these end times we are going to need spiritually mature people that operate in the gift of discernment. There is a verse that talks about this, Jeremiah 12:5.

"If you have run with footmen and they have tired you out, Then how can you compete with horses? If you fall down in a land of peace, How will you do in the thicket of the Jordan?"

I think we can all discern something isn't right when a wacko comes into the church claiming the Pastor is the anti-Christ. The nut case that predicted the world would end earlier this year would be another good example. Any person living in a compound claiming to be Jesus isn't going to fool anyone who moves in the Spirit. These types of things would examples of footmen in the church. The Horsemen the enemy is bringing will be able to deceive even those who move in the Spirit. Unless we have those in the body that move in the gift of discernment.

Who is the enemy targeting with high level deception? Satan's game is at it's best it is when he is using unwitting Christians to further his own purposes.

3 targeted areas :

1. People we are in relationship with. The type of high level deception that is coming will not come from obvious cases or outside the church. It is going to come from within the church, people within our own number. These will be people we are in relationship with that we like. Paul talks about this in Acts 20:29-31.

“I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them. Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears.”

Paul says that he admonished them for three years, day and night with tears. This is a terrifying thing. Western Christians are cowards when it comes to conflict. They value relationship over doctrine almost every time. Christians will go with false prophets or teachers to preserve the relationship, which will permanently damage or shipwreck their faith. False prophets or teachers have something about them that is likeable. They are sociable, they watch people kids or have people over for dinner. Church leaders will try to keep them in the church to work with them. This is incredibly dangerous because if they are allowed to stay they will do incredible damage to the body.

A good example would be introducing people to spiritual things without laying a foundation of repentance from sin. I know some people who's approach to getting people out of sin is only telling them about their inheritance in God. You don't really even need to tell people about hell because if they don't want all the things the King has to offer. They won't want to follow anyway. This is a high level deception because the kingdom of God is not accessible without repentance. I have an acquaintance that was introduced to some spiritual things and started to get off int some weirdness. No one laid out the Gospel and repentance from sin. He refused to repent and is now denying the Lord.

Rob Bell is another good example of this, he has a gentle personality and a very gentle disposition. People who read his book Love Wins become convinced that hell isn't real. I have had a couple of conversations with people that have read it. They say “It is hard to explain. It doesn't make since unless you read the book”. This is a high level deception because If I read the book that is basically casting a spell on myself. Only a high level deception could cause believers to go against something clearly stated in the Bible.

2. The enemy is targeting us in the emotional realm. Deception feeds off of emotional trauma. American culture values intellectualism and is full of kidults. Adults who main goal in life is to play and accomplish nothing. This is also true for the western church. There is no one capable of teaching others how to deal with emotional trauma. Emotional pain is intense, we tend to agree with whatever we are feeling. If someone is feeling worthless, they say “I must be worthless”. This is agreement with deception that wraps around their identities and allows demons to oppress them. People think a quick deliverance session or prophetic word will fix this. It won't. It requires a commitment to the long haul to get freedom from this sort of thing. If you are praying for healing and nothing is working. How are you going to tell if it is a demon is inflicting the person? We are going to need people who are mature in discernment to be more effective in setting people free.

We need to learn how to process our emotional pain. If we use fleshly methods we put our emotions away in boxes or locks on our heart. This only postpones dealing with the issue, depending on how traumatizing the event, we will continue to relive it through dreams and flashbacks. This is typified with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome If we learn to deal with this, we will be able to handle trauma, and persecution when it comes. Jesus was able to suffer for His Father and not come out a wounded, emotional wreck. How was it that Jesus was able to bear the sins of the world and not need a psychologist and medication? How is it that Paul was able to endure stoning and lashes and rejoice? We are a spoiled and pampered people that need to feel good all the time. Until we are willing to lay down our pampered flesh, we will not be able to labor in the fields for God's harvest.

If the enemy can get us at an early age from 1 to 5 he can do the most damage. At this age we are like wet cement. The enemy can plant deception at a primal level at this age. Whatever we experience becomes normal. John was telling us most of the people he worked with that were sexually abused had it done to them between the ages of 1 to 5. Most of our prayer and our ministry doesn't target kids at this age. We wait till they are teens or adults to pick up the pieces. It will be crucial to be able operate in the spirit of discernment to catch these things because kids can't communicate. We will need prophetic strategy of the Lord to deal with deception on this level.

3. The enemy is targeting our view of the end times. Only in the west and a few other places has the church not moved underground and endured persecution. This is on the way. God told John in a dream to prepare the church to move underground. I believe this will happen in America. Our society is quickly moving towards this reality. Right now the enemy is releasing high level of deception in the church regarding how we are to interact with our government. The enemy is setting the world up for an a one world anti-Christ system. We need to be prepared for this.

Pre-tribulation doctrine is a good example of this high level deception. The doctrine states that the Lord will return to remove believers before the tribulation. This goes against most of Jesus teaching on suffering in the Bible. Only in the western church culture could this doctrine become prevalent. Most of the church is already under persecution and Martyrdom. This could be a set up for the great apostasy. If western Christians enter persecution and are not taken out. They will likely leave the church aligning themselves with the anti-Christ world system because they are offended with Jesus.

Christian Politics. This is a insidious one because most of the Christians I know who can hear God's voice have fallen victim to it. Politicians know they can manipulate Christians into voting for them by calling for prayer rallies or pro life social justice movements. I was involved in the “Life” movement which is a legitimate movement to pray for the end of abortion. Many prophetic words went out saying the next president would end abortion. That didn't happen and the movement went belly up because corrupt politicians used it to get voted in. Governor Rick Perry recently called a prayer rally and then declared his candidacy for the President of the United States. Shouldn't it be obvious? Sadly not.

You may say to me “God uses unrighteous men for righteous purposes or we are using them to pray for the nation.” We can do this but are you really getting the full picture of what is happening here? Hitler knew how to manipulate the churches to side with him before he began the slaughter of the Jews. Those who didn't side with him disappeared. Satan is moving all the governments of the world towards a one world system. This is a test for the government to know who they can manipulate to get on their side for when they instigate the change that will cause the church to go underground. Do not be deceived.

John was telling us about his experience with some people who hold the seven mountain view of culture transformation. There are seven mountains of culture that the church can influence for the Gospel. This is solid teaching and prophetic revelation but some people get off into dominion theology. This is theology states that the church will eventually take over the governmental systems of the world to prepare for the return of Jesus. John was sent over to pray for the silk road in China by some of these guys. He didn't know why till he asked them, they said they wanted to reverse the million man army that is supposed to march through there with a 100 million evangelists. The word clearly states the 100 million man army must happen.

This is high level deception because it is trying to change events that God told us must happen in the book of Revelation. Any prophetic revelation that contradicts or changes scripture is false revelation. This is an opposite end of the spectrum from the pre-tribulation doctrine snare. Disillusionment will come because God didn't transform the culture into a righteous paradise through prophetic revelation and prayer strategy. These people will most likely be taken out by the anti-Christ because they didn't go underground and didn't expect the government to betray them.

The enemy is coming with high level deception to try and deceive the elect. Jesus said it would happen and we need to be prepared. The church needs to have spiritually mature people that can use the gift of discernment to keep deception from destroying the church.


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missionary: My dear brother is still in the hospital. We are doing all we can to pay his medical bills. Here you pay then you get service. It is really draining. He has been poisoned, beaten and put in a comma for his faith. He has stood boldly for Christ and now needs us to stand with him. I visited and prayed with him today. We have provided hundreds of dollars so far and frankly have hundreds to go to get him well and released. Here, you get to leave the hospital when your bill is paid. If you are well and can't pay you can be forced to stay months or even over a year to work off your bill as an orderly.
First, I need your prayers. I need him back and healthy, as he is the only one that speaks all seven languages we use with the refugees. Second, we need funding. While bills here are greatly reduced compared to the West we still need to raise over a thousand dollars. Will you pray about healing our brother with his bills. I am trying to take the lead on helping this my brother. But I have reached my limit. He is feeling pretty lonely and forgotten by others. After an illness drags on people move on. You feel left out and the bills piling up can give you a hopeless feeling. Will you Stan with us in this?
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brother: Dear brother,
Grace and peace to you in Christ!
I have written before regarding this brother's condition, making appeal on his behalf. The known course of active tuberculosis strongly suggests that hospitalization does not provide an efficacious long-term remedy. You can be paying for hospitalization now, and soon enough again, as the mycobacterial infection will continue to progress in this brother's flesh unless divine change is accomplished with the man. Medicine has no cure for TB.
you have written:
"I need this brother back and healthy, as he is the only one that speaks all seven languages we use with the refugees."
Surely God knows our needs. We do urge that no need for the work of ministry be becoming a value upon a man's life or health.
Love is the key. If the community there in Christ will take this brother in and take to overseeing him 24/7, that he be permitted only what is advantageous to his health; provide hope, surrounding him with/in the peace of Christ; only what is ideal for his daily habits and nutrition. Not permitting this brother even a moment of despair. May God cause you all to be caring for one another. Much the same as we encourage for one suffering carcinoma (for which also modern medicine holds no genuine cure). We have become the sons & daughters of The Great Physician. Let us be practicing His Grace and Power! But if you continue returning a man for hospitalization, to what glory is this? Not to the glory of God. No, you would soon be saying "good-bye" to your friend.
In Christ we have been fully commissioned to His Love.

missionary: Brother, I am sorry but you are not here and know almost nothing of the situation. We are of course, requesting prayer as well as support. Who of you seeing his brother in need says go be warmed and be filled. He is my brother in Christ and I stand by those God has entrusted to my ministry with loyalty and support to the best of my ability. My returning my brother to the hospital is for his care and well being is an act of love and faithfulness. perhaps you have neither relied on nor provided for others. The glory is in faithfully laying my life down for him as he has lain his down for Christ many times. I do not decide who God heals, but remain faithful to the sick. I will remove you from my list of potential prayer and partner supporters as it seems to be a bother to you and I find your perspective to be strange and uninformed of the full council of God on issues of this work.

brother: Thank you for your reply. Your writing is not a "bother".
May the Holy Spirit come to aide, that our appeal to Love not fall upon a would-be hardening heart. We know well that your situation is difficult there, and that the philosophy of men & religion continues predominate in the world.
brother, I have not written you opinions of men or professionals; I have written you in/by the council of God. Being a mere messenger, reminding you and others in matters which the ekklesia are being faithfully directed in Christ. Also assisting to inform regarding your labors. Also caring for many as is the pattern of a servant's heart for the King of Kings.
Grace and peace be yours from the Father in/through our Lord Jesus Christ.

missionary: I disagree with your comments and advice. When, this brother is sick, he is now, the least of these. He is now Jesus in need. Just like a widow or orphan. I will expend all I can to assist my Lord and Savior. And on judgement day I will hear words with eternal implications. Following your unbiblical founded and advice contrary to Jesus plain word might sound like this might say, "well Lord I saw you were sick, when I saw the least of these laying in bed. Prayed for them and since they were still sick, I was truly sorry. Sure, I could have easily had their appendix removed but hey, if you don't heal them why should I?". Jesus, "depart from me I never knew you".

brother: Dear brother,
Jesus is saying, "You care for him."
Will you continue to be telling Jesus,
"No, I'm sending him to the hospital instead."
You have now been made aware that the hospital cannot give this brother what he truly needs. You have been reminded to be providing this brother what he truly needs; both you and the ekklesia who God has placed you among.
It is not just or "Biblical" to be sending any woman or man back to the physicians to have much spent on them without remedy… Luke 8:43

missionary: I have not been made aware that the hospital cannot care for him. In fact it is a historical FACT they can attend to his needs. The have successfully drained fluid from his lungs four times saving his life and removed two masses allowing him comfort in eating and breathing. Jesus literally said, what you do for Him you are doing for me. Please don't put quote marks on a misrepresentation of Jesus teachings that are your words and NOT His. When you do you have assumed a position you do not hold.
Concerning the woman with the issue of blood, Jesus in no way took any position on her spending on a physician. Nor later did scripture among the other books of the NT. We are the wealthiest people to have ever walked the planet statistically. I find it sad and telling that Lazerous lies at our gate covered in sores and suffering and you spout scripture. It makes me realize that he might just as well pontificated about Lazerous while traveling by each day about his business.
You have made your position known and it is understood. Those of us in the midst of the suffering and work here will continue to do all in our power, by His Grace to serve the least of these. I consider this discussion closed. Please do not email about it again.

IN EPITAPH: the man with TB died soon after.

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