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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Eric Ludy - Asking the Tough Questions

Gold or God, and more, great video short, powerful.
Reader, the best precious metal is the one that is not of this world. It is made the same way, time, pressure and mining, we pay a price and we mine the metal refined by fire from our lord. This is the greatest precious metal. Do you have that precious metal of obedience today?  
This holy gold can not be bartered, but it must be given away freely.

Meyers devotion is fitting;

 BREAD WINNING!
"He answered: It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone," "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."-- Mat_4:4; Mat_6:33.

THE QUESTION which Satan put to our Lord, has to be settled in every life. Where does bread and bread-getting come in? Is it to be our first consideration or the last? According to Satan's way of looking at life, the bread question is paramount; according to Christ, secondary. Have you ever seriously considered which policy is yours, and what you would do if you had to choose in any supreme crisis? This temptation which came to our Lord occurs to us all; sooner or later, whether on the lone mountain-side, or in the crowded thoroughfares of life, the Devil comes to us with the suggestion that we must live, and in the last resort we must make or get our bread, leaving considerations of purity, truth, honor of God and Eternity to come in second best!

At every important turning-point in the history of the inner life these two methods are suggested: Satan says: "Make these stones into bread"; Christ says: "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by the word of God." We must choose between God and mammon. We are liable to attacks of hunger in various parts of our nature--for food, Satan bids us snatch it; for love, we are tempted to gratify it apart from God; for knowledge, we are apt to seek it in ways that are not illumined by the light of eternal truth.

God, who gave us these strong appetites and desires, knows that we need food. The body is more than meat, and if He gave the one, He is responsible for meeting the other. The blessed angels of His help are even now on their way to you, and have been commissioned to bring with them supplies for every need in your life. Do not take your life out of God's hands and act at the dictate of passion! Throw all the responsibility on Him; they cannot be ashamed that wait for Him. Remember the angel that prepared the meal for Elijah in the desert, and the breakfast that our Lord Himself prepared for His tired and hungry friends. If you will dare to trust and wait for Him even though there be but a step between you and death, He will supply all your need, according to His riches in glory. "Trust in the Lord and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed."

PRAYER
Give us grace to seek first Thy kingdom and its righteousness, in the sure and certain faith that all else shall be added unto us. AMEN.





A lesson From The First N.T. Martyr- May We Be The Same

Act 6:8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.

Act 6:9 Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen.

Act 6:10 And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake.

This was the fulfillment of what Jesus said in Matt Ch 10;

Mat 10:19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.

Mat 10:20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.


Full of faith - Full of “confidence” in God, or trusting entirely to his promises. See the notes on Mar_16:16.


Act 6:9 Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen.

Act 6:10 And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake.

GILL:

Acts 6:10
And they were not able to resist the wisdom,.... In Beza's most ancient copy, and in another manuscript it is added, "which was in him"; that divine wisdom, which the Spirit of wisdom gave him; they were not a match for him with respect to the knowledge of divine things; they could not answer the wise arguments he made use of, fetched out of the Scriptures of truth, in which he was well versed, and had a large knowledge of:

and the Spirit by which he spake; that is, the Holy Spirit, as the above exemplars of Beza, and the Ethiopic version read; the meaning is, they could not resist the Holy Spirit, by which Stephen spake, so as to overcome him, or put Stephen to silence, or confute him; otherwise they did resist him, or oppose themselves to him, but in vain, and without success; for they always resisted the Holy Ghost in Christ and in his apostles, as their fathers before them resisted him in the prophets, as Stephen observes to them, Act_7:51 hereby was fulfilled what our Lord promised to his disciples, Mat_10:19.



Act 6:14 For we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us.

Act 6:15 And all that sat in the council, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.

Gill;

And all that sat in the council,.... The whole Sanhedrin,

looking steadfastly on him; to observe whether his countenance altered, his tongue stammered, or he trembled in any part of his body, neither of which appeared; but on the contrary, they saw his face, as if it had been the face of an angel.

Barnes wrote;

The face of an angel - This expression is one evidently denoting that he manifested evidence of sincerity, gravity, fearlessness, confidence in God.

NOTE: He was fearless and had great confidence in the lord, he did not tremble before men, but God, this is what made this possible by the power of the holy spirit. This stood out to me as I read the commentaries. Back to Gill;


The Ethiopic version adds, "of God"; there was such a calmness and serenity in it, which showed his innocence and unconsciousness of guilt; and such a beauty and glory upon it, that he looked as lovely and amiable as the angels of God, who when they appeared to men, it was in very glorious and splendid forms: his face might shine as Moses's did, when he came down from the mount; or in some degree as Christ's did at his transfiguration; and this might, as it ought to have been, taken as an acquittance of him by God, from the charge of blasphemy, either against God or Moses: the Jews (q) say of Phinehas, that when the Holy Ghost was upon him, his face burned or shone like lamps, and Stephen was now full of the Holy Ghost, Act_6:5.


Barnes:


It is used in the Old Testament to denote special wisdom, 2Sa_14:17; 2Sa_19:27.

In Gen_33:10, it is used to denote special majesty and glory, as if it were the face of God. When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, it is said that the skin of his face shone so that the children of Israel were afraid to come near him, Exo_34:29-30; 2Co_3:7, 2Co_3:13. Compare Rev_1:16; Mat_17:2.

The expression is used to denote the impression produced on the countenance by communion with God; the calm serenity and composure which follow a confident committing of all into his hands.

It is not meant that there was anything “miraculous” in the case of Stephen, but it is language that denotes calmness, dignity, and confidence in God, all of which were so marked on his countenance that it impressed them with clear proofs of his innocence and piety.

The language is very common in the Jewish writings. It is not unusual for deep feeling, sincerity, and confidence in God, to impress themselves on the countenance. Any deep emotion will do this; and it is to be expected with religious feeling, the most tender and solemn of all feeling, will diffuse seriousness, serenity, calmness, and peace not affected sanctimoniousness, over the countenance.


Mat 10:26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.

Mat 10:27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.

Mat 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

The message I have for you in a nut shell is as we read at the top;

The expression is used to denote the impression produced on the countenance by communion with God; the calm serenity and composure which follow a confident committing of all into his hands.

The key is communion with the lord in prayer.
Something is produced when we not only pray, but pray in full faith, utter confidence in the word, the promises of the holy bible.

How often do w pray this way? I do not always reach this blessed state, but I strive to do so.
If we commit ALL into the hands of the lord, and leave it there we will have peace, a true deep serenity.

How many of us are in a true state of serenity?
How many of us are in a place of real peace?

How many of us cast all our care and anxieties on the lord and leave them there?

The key is Stephen was full of the Holy Spirit and faith.

If we do not move and live in faith we can not please God. Heb 11:6

O' how we need this kind of Christian walk, we must have this today.
Jehovah Shalom-The God our Peace. Jesus Christ made peace between man and God. Jesus is our peace, we must access this and live it.

With all that is going on in the world it is a call to such communion and peace.
'Calmness lays great errors to rest'. We do not run ahead, nor lag behind, but walk side by side with our lord at His pace, not ours.

It is easy to feel, lord this must be done, this thing must be given, and yet our lord walks and moves as he will and in his time. When we are overly concerned about what we do not have, prayers still not answered, we sill can have peace, a deep seniority by holy confidence in our lord. God really does know what he is doing, even when we do not.

The lord deeply impressed this simple truth in my heart the other night in prayer.
Peace, do I have real peace? Do I walk in peace? Live in peace, and not always take an inventory of what I do not have and not grasp what I do have?

The lord spoke to my heart and said.” My son do you trust me, do you believe me, do you know I am with you and have all things covered?'

I was convicted, I felt ashamed, and as always after conviction comes renewal and restoration. Is this speaking to anyone?

Are you in peace?

It starts with prayer that touches the heart of the lord, and as Heb 11:6 says, we can not please God without faith, are you guilty of this? Start new today, start a different way of praying, pray and leave ALL with the lord. May it be so today.

 Heb 13:5  Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Heb 13:6  So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

Friday, September 22, 2017

From 2015-The World Will Not End in 2015, 16, 17, 18, 19, Study of Jer Ch 29

I can say 100% the following, I hope many read this and stop looking at every thing that comes out as a truth.

NOTE; This word was posted in 2015, so the math would be different. Now it is 2017, or 2018 in Israel, so add 7 years to 2017-2018 you have 2024-2025

The world will not end in 2015-Why? The Antichrist has not yet come.
The world will not end in 2016-Why? The Antichrist has not yet come.
The world will not end in 2017-Why? The Antichrist has not yet come.
The world will not end in 2018-Why? The Antichrist has not yet come.
The world will not end in 2019-Why? The Antichrist has not yet come.
The world will not end in 2020-Why? The Antichrist has not yet come.
The world will not end in 2021-Why? The Antichrist has not yet come.

You may be saying, what if the Antichrist comes at the end of year, or the start of 2016 than what, it is the same,the seven years I posted will still be a truth, only difference is you would add more years on to this, but as it is, it is 100% correct. If the Antichrist came next month , that would be almost end of 2015, and thus the last seven would be the year, if not, as said, keep waiting, looking to the lord, and not looking for the Antichrist or an E.L.E. Event, we do not have too, the lord has our back. The lord knows who is true people are, and who they will be, Free Will-Predestination, it is in our N.T.

Now a look at Jer.

The coming captivity to the West is not something we want to even think of, but we must. The best way to overcome in these days is to stay focused on the lord and his word. The text from Jer ch 29, is a prophecy to the ones in captivity.
Some are in captivity today, around the world Christians are being killed, in the West they are being harassed and having all the Government wants pushed by their agenda down our throats.
The fact is these are the new Babylonian Captors and the coming multi-Nation army invasion , very soon. My thoughts, and what the lord has been saying, may read like more of the same, it is in a way, the same principles must be taught often and as a reminder.

Christians under Martial law the posts Pt 1 and 2, are close to this message. Captivity, things to come, things that will not come in September. Many have been declaring this coming Judgment, watchmen and women, mostly women of late, as the watchmen for the most, are in false doctrine, and living life while in sin, and thinking all is well.

Last few hours the lord said to me, "Tell them the prophecy given should not bring a sign of relief, or letting up in anyway, it is a short space, a little window, do not be fooled as the False prophets in our Chapter are spoken of, later in the chapter we read of these, and esp. one, by name.

If you know the basic prophetic time line you know the world can not end in 2016,16 etc., we have a minimum of 7 years starting this year if the tribulation were to start. I know in my soul we are not as close to the seven year tribulation as most think, history, things not in order yet. Example, Greece; is a world known super power of goods and money, look at Greece today, I rest my case on that point, and that is no little point to see in Daniel chapter 9. Stay steady, think for the best, plan for the worse, you have nothing to loose.

I had a young man my daughter knows, he gave us some old things, a case of sponges with scrubby, great to use in off grind sanitation. Boxes of the T.P. and Hand towel, the kind you see in a gas station or public place, fine that is our T.P. The person asked why felt the T.P.; was so big a deal, can anyone say open door, I took the chance to speak of the gospel and things to come, Judgment and preparedness, first salvation.

These kind of things will keep happening, as the mission can not ever get all it would dream of, later Bartering for zeer pots, and seed exchange, solar charging of units. Bartering will be dangerous soon, bandits will know what you have put aside, but they can not invade unless the lord allows it, it is his call, the when, where, how, all in his hands. The way to think is, supernatural 90% and 10% natural, (needs and things).

Got a little of topic.

We learn from this chapter about the captivity, false prophetic words, false ministers, still being reached out to so they would endure the captivity. This chapter gives us as well, great hope, verses we all know well, but in this same message, truly the word is alive and active.

Jer 29:8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed.

Jer 29:9 For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name: I have not sent them, saith the LORD.

Jer 29:24 Thus shalt thou also speak to Shemaiah the Nehelamite, saying,

Jer 29:25 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, Because thou hast sent letters in thy name unto all the people that are at Jerusalem, and to Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest, and to all the priests, saying,

Jer 29:26 The LORD hath made thee priest in the stead of Jehoiada the priest, that ye should be officers in the house of the LORD, for every man that is mad, and maketh himself a prophet, that thou shouldest put him in prison, and in the stocks.

Jer 29:27 Now therefore why hast thou not reproved Jeremiah of Anathoth, which maketh himself a prophet to you?

Jer 29:28 For therefore he sent unto us in Babylon, saying, This captivity is long: build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them.

Jer 29:29 And Zephaniah the priest read this letter in the ears of Jeremiah the prophet.

Jer 29:30 Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying,

Jer 29:31 Send to all them of the captivity, saying, Thus saith the LORD concerning Shemaiah the Nehelamite; Because that Shemaiah hath prophesied unto you, and I sent him not, and he caused you to trust in a lie:

Jer 29:32 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite, and his seed: he shall not have a man to dwell among this people; neither shall he behold the good that I will do for my people, saith the LORD; because he hath taught rebellion against the LORD.

This plainly teaches us it is OK to use a name, or ministry, when doing apologetics, soul wining, beating off the wolves in sheep's clothing. Many have had a hard time with Christians using a name, I have exhausted my messages on this point, but once again we see a truth, rebuke, and a name to go with it, his name basically means Dream or Dreamer. False dreamers, false. If you do not heed the masses you will do yourself a favor.

Jer 29:1 Now these are the words of the letter that Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem unto the residue of the elders which were carried away captives, and to the priests, and to the prophets, and to all the people whom Nebuchadnezzar had carried away captive from Jerusalem to Babylon;

Jer 29:2 (After that Jeconiah the king, and the queen, and the eunuchs, the princes of Judah and Jerusalem, and the carpenters, and the smiths, were departed from Jerusalem;)

Jer 29:3 By the hand of Elasah the son of Shaphan, and Gemariah the son of Hilkiah, (whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent unto Babylon to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon) saying,

Jer 29:4 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, unto all that are carried away captives, whom I have caused to be carried away from Jerusalem unto Babylon;

Gill:

Jeremiah 29:4
Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel,.... For the letter was written by the order of the Lord, was endited by him, and was sent in his name, the prophet was only his amanuensis; and the titles which the Lord here takes are worthy of notice: "the Lord of hosts": of the armies above and below, that does according to his pleasure in heaven and in earth, with whom nothing is impossible; who could easily destroy the enemies of his people, and deliver them, either immediately by his power, or mediately by means of armies on earth, whom he could assemble, and send at pleasure; or by legions of angels at his command: "the God of Israel"; their covenant God; who still continued to be so, notwithstanding their sins and transgressions, and though in captivity in a foreign land; and a good him this, to preserve them from the idolatry of the country they were in, and to observe unto them that he only was to be worshipped by them:

unto all that are carried away captives: or, "to all of the captivity"; or, "to the whole captivity" (r); high and low, rich and poor; this letter was an interesting one to them all:

whom I have caused to be carried away from Jerusalem unto Babylon; for though their sins and iniquities were the moving, meritorious, and procuring causes of their captivity; and Nebuchadnezzar and his army the instruments; yet God was the efficient cause: the Chaldeans could never have carried them captive, if the Lord had not willed it, or had not done it by them; for there is no "evil of this kind in a city, and the Lord hath not done it", Amo_3:6.

I want to end with the parts of Chapter 29 that all true belivers can look to, stand on, and hope in.

Jer 29:5 Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them;

Jer 29:6 Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; that ye may be increased there, and not diminished.

Jer 29:7 And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the LORD for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.

Jer 29:10 For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.

Jer 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Jer 29:12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.

Jer 29:13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

Note: Verses 5 and 6 clearly speak of, what to do while in captivity, we can and will, have children, grow food, and increase the gospel to all, one heart at a time.



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon

 Jdg_7:20

Gideon ordered his men to do two things: covering up a torch in an earthen pitcher, he bade them, at an appointed signal, break the pitcher and let the light shine, and then sound with the trumpet, crying, “The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon! the sword of the Lord, and of Gideon!” This is precisely what all Christians must do.

First, you must shine; break the pitcher which conceals your light; throw aside the bushel which has been hiding your candle, and shine. Let your light shine before men; let your good works be such, that when men look upon you, they shall know that you have been with Jesus.

Then there must be the sound, the blowing of the trumpet. There must be active exertions for the ingathering of sinners by proclaiming Christ crucified. Take the gospel to them; carry it to their door; put it in their way; do not suffer them to escape it; blow the trumpet right against their ears.

Remember that the true war-cry of the Church is Gideon’s watchword, “The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon!” God must do it, it is his own work. But we are not to be idle; instrumentality is to be used-”The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon!” If we only cry, “The sword of the Lord!” we shall be guilty of an idle presumption; and if we shout, “The sword of Gideon!” alone, we shall manifest idolatrous reliance on an arm of flesh: we must blend the two in practical harmony, “The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon!” We can do nothing of ourselves, but we can do everything by the help of our God; let us, therefore, in his name determine to go out personally and serve with our flaming torch of holy example, and with our trumpet tones of earnest declaration and testimony, and God shall be with us, and Midian shall be put to confusion, and the Lord of hosts shall reign for ever and ever.

Spurgeon

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Getting On The Train Of The Real-Two Days The Lord Brought This Title To Me

This was posted Dec 2016, for some reason the lords small still voice kept giving me the exact title, 'getting on the train of the real', I do not know why, I looked it up and saw the mesage, I strongly feel it is what the lord would have, so it will speak to someone, It spoke to me after over a year.
Monday, December 19, 2016

A COMFORTING LETTER

"I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end."-- Jer_29:11.

WE HAVE much to learn from the good advice given in this letter.

These exiles were unwilling to settle in the land to which they had been transported. They were always fretting and planning; talking of the past and contriving plans for returning to their own land and to the inheritance which they had forfeited. Therefore this letter was sent, not only to them, but to all in similar circumstances.

Are you in captivity? Your circumstances are the restraint and fetters that hold you. No prisoner in a cell could be more helpless than you are. You cannot do as you would, but you can be. Be the best you can where you are, and wait the Lord's leisure. It is by fidelity in discharging present obligations that you become fitted for better work.

Consider the needs of those around you (Jer_29:7). In this the story of Joseph is a remarkable example. When he was cast into prison, he set to work to minister to the prisoners there. What a light and comfort emanated from him, as he went to and fro among them, taking a personal interest in each--"Wherefore look ye so sadly to-day?" (Gen_40:6-7). In the peace of those to whom we minister, we shall find Our own peace.

Words of comfort and hope were spoken to the captives.

 Hard though their outward lot seemed, God was thinking thoughts of peace, not of evil, with respect to them. So with us; we may be having a bad time; it may appear as though everything were against us, hard, comfortless, uninviting. But in His holy heaven God is thinking about you, and His thoughts are those of peace, and not of evil. Therefore the horizon is flushed with hope.

 There is a good time coming, and you will forget this present, as waters that pass away. There is an allotted time to your present trouble. God will surely visit you, and perform His good word towards you.

In the meanwhile, we must live a life of constant prayer. "Ye shall call upon Me, and I will hearken unto you; ye shall seek Me, and I will be found of you" (Jer_29:12-14). We must live in a spirit of prayer and faith and converse with God. For all these things God will be enquired of, to do them.

PRAYER

For all Thy gracious care of us we reverently thank Thee, and if Thou hast permitted things to happen which have tried us sore and filled us with bitterness, help us to believe in Thine infinite love which chastens us, that through the discipline of our life we may be made partakers of Thy holiness. AMEN.

Jer 29:7  And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the LORD for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.

Jer 29:8  For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed.

Jer 29:9  For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name: I have not sent them, saith the LORD.

That portion of verse 7, jumps out at me, for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace. That is profound, in the acceptance of where I am, as said in the below post, with a new heart and now a new open door where I am, it speaks volumes to us all.

The ones who feel stuck, captive, and that would be the way I have felt, it is surrender, acceptance and what happens, peace, it comes from doing what your called to do right where you are, while you are there, until, and if, you are moved on. Opportunities to worship the lord, and minister are everywhere in all places, and like it or not bloom where you are planted until the lord says time to move on.

I have had a long, hard battle with this, a very hard time with this, but with my new heart transplant and events that just happened and now this word, wow, I understand. It is the same as when Jesus said he who is faithful in little ( the little thing ) will be taken to a higher calling, a bigger responsibility ( paraphrase), it is a test of faithfulness and we can not by pass that step of testing.

The next verses give us a lesson on some things that can take our peace, and current duties from us, false prophets, false doctrine, false everything, deception, the word says , let no man steal your crown, false doctrine, false prophets, false dreams do just that, they become tangents and the little foxes that steal our fruit, our fruit consists of peace and joy does it not, and so with out knowing many have lost there peace and joy because of false tangents.

1. You may be following a person, a doctrine, a new thing, but it could be deception, and you have become addicted to the fear mongering and false words of peace, peace, but you continue to feed on the false and reject truth, the truth of the word. That takes peace, and blessing away, because the lord will not bless the one teaching deception, or the one following it. It is only a false peace and you know it.

2. Caving in, giving up on truth because it is demanding and many want an easy way, a less hard road, less trials, anything in exchange for a day or two of peace. This will never work, or last, because it is not the real deal, or the truth of the word, and the true heart of the lord.

3. Taking a vacation from your problems, by way of laying low, not praying watching movie after movie and T.V. show after T.V. show.

 It reminds me of a line in a great old song by a great old band Super Tramp, the song is called RUDY, the lyric reads.

Rudy’s just come out , the movie, numb of all his pain, sad, but in a while he’ll soon be back on that train.

Classic, from ‘Crime of the Century’ the best album ever recorded in my opinion, it says the movie will numb the pain for  2 hours or so, but shortly after wards the numbing effect wares off and your back on the train of reality.

 I am not a legalist; I watch a movie now and than, I myself had to get that under subjection, because I do independent movie scripts, sound tracks and have done post-production, work. I was a movie fanatic; it was an addiction, so I must watch my self closely on that, an old love from the old man. No matter if you think your , just taking some mental R and R, and we all need that, it can become an addiction, next thing we know, days, weeks have passed and we are with no joy, no peace, full of fear, because we neglected time with our lord, the lord our peace.

You see I could go on, King David said in the Psalms, if he were a bird and had wings he would fly far away out to the wilderness to a place to get away, we all feel that at times, but we must also always get back on the train of reality.

 This is what holidays do, they help people to busy themselves, after like, today, or in a few days, all the gifts unwrapped, the dinners over the lights may still be on, but deep inside the light has gone out, it did not last, a false peace by the flesh, false prophets, false words will never bring a lasting peace, this is why we read , to whom shall we go lord, you alone have the words of eternal life. It is all Jesus, right in the middle of our life storm, and nothing else can compare to time spent in prayer and the word.

Maybe many others could use a heart transplant, return to your first love, forsake the tangents, get on the train of the real, and the out come will be what you are looking for, there is no other way.

The lord know his plans for his remnant ones, and they are good, we are in and coming into the 100% fall of America, how can we have peace, joy? Well as we read above the captives were told to do this, acceptance in their captivity and the out come is peace, it is all about accepting our lot, ministering where we are planted and waiting on the lord for our next move.

The word is a lamp unto our feet, not a spot light, we are shown a few steps ahead and no more, as we are in school for the eternal life and this requires a walk of faith, it all comes down to faith.

May the lord grant you acceptance today, no fear of the days ahead, joy, peace, and a settled heart of acceptance, right in the place where you are.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Our God Will Save Us Even If WE are Few, Weak And Feeble

2Ch 14:11 And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee.



1Sa 14:6 And Jonathan said to the young man that bare his armour, Come, and let us go over unto the garrison of these uncircumcised: it may be that the LORD will work for us: for there is no restraint to the LORD to save by many or by few.


Gill;

for there is no restraint to the Lord to save by many or by few; he is not limited to numbers, and can easily work salvation by a few as by many. It is no difficult thing to him to save by few, nor can anything hinder him, let the difficulties be what they will, when he has determined to deliver his people.

And said, Lord, it is nothing with thee to help; nothing can hinder from helping, his power being superior to all others, and even infinite, and none besides him could:

whether with many, or with them that have no power; numbers make no difference with him, nor the condition they are in; whether numerous and mighty, or few and feeble; he can as easily help the one as the other, see 1Sa_14:6,

help us, O Lord our God; who are few and weak in comparison of the enemy:


Henry;

He gives to God the glory of his infinite power and sovereignty: It is nothing with thee to help and save by many or few, by those that are mighty or by those that have no power. See 1Sa_14:6.

God works in his own strength, not in the strength of instruments (Psa_21:13), nay, it is his glory to help the weakest and to perfect strength out of the mouth of babes and sucklings. “We do not say, Lord, take our part, for we have a good army for thee to work by; but, take our part, for without thee we have no power.”

He pleads their dependence upon God, and the eye they had to him in this expedition.

he was well prepared for it, yet trusted not to his preparations-

NOTE: Never let us trust in our preparations, but the lord, as all will fade away that we have at present

but, “Lord, we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude, by warrant from thee, aiming at thy glory, and trusting to thy strength.

The Lord smote the Ethiopians, smote them with terror, and an unaccountable consternation, so that they fled, and knew neither why nor whither.

They destroyed them. They fell before the Lord (for who can stand before him?) and before his host, either an invisible host of angels that were employed to destroy them or the host of Israel, called God's host because owned by him.


They took the plunder of their camp, carried away very much spoil from the slain and from the baggage.

(3.) They smote the cities that were in league with them, to which they fled for shelter, and carried off the spoil of them (2Ch_14:14); and they were not able to make any resistance, for the fear of the Lord came upon them, that is, a fear which God struck them with to such a degree that they had no heart to withstand the conquerors.

(4.) They fetched away the cattle out of the enemy's country, in vast numbers, 2Ch_14:15. Thus the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.


I was outside walking the grounds , I prayed, praised, interceded for others, and after, gave my requests and concerns to the lord. When I came inside it was in the early AM, and I started to study the word. The lord spoke to my heart this message, may it speak to many others as well.

I know 100% the lord used his word to speak to me about my concerns.

What was my concern, requests? I was asking the lord to please send me some help, I can not do this without others. I said, my wife is ill, we are so few and the task ahead so great.
I can not do all the things that others leading a sub group would need. I was filled with faith, and again the lord said, 'there are more with you than those in the world'.

The message was the lord saying, 'you may be few, poor, and even feeble but it matters not', the text and commentaries bring out exactly the answer to my concerns.

 Psa 71:18  Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.

I look at it a different way now. I see what the lord is saying to me and maybe some of you.

I had this message ready a few hours ago, I just now was looking for a verse and I saw Rylisms words again, the lord uses that devotion a lot, a times a tad post modern for my taste, but written for every man uneducated or educated, down to earth.

The God Who Makes Things Happen

You’re the God who makes things happen; you showed everyone what you can do — You pulled your people out of the worst kind of trouble, rescued the children of Jacob and Joseph.” (Psa_77:14-15, The Message)

The great epic event of the Old Testament was the Exodus — the day God delivered His people out of bondage in Egypt. They were in the worst kind of trouble, and God brought them out of it.

They were up against the impassable Red Sea, and God brought them through it on dry ground. He made a way where there was no way. The armies of Pharaoh were pressing down upon them, but they escaped — while the horse and the rider were drowned in the sea.

God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. The things that were written in ancient times are alive and relevant for us today. We are filled with hope in our times of difficulty as we gaze back upon what God has done in the past for His people.

And we know that even unto this very day, He is the God who makes things happen. He will make a way where there seems to be no way possible.

As turmoil increases in our world, a noticeable shift will occur in the global mindset — a shift against the Christian Faith. This shift will be the signal that the spirit of Antichrist is making its move. The world will increasingly turn against the God of Heaven and His Son, Jesus Christ, and against all those who profess Him in any manner.

Call me crazy — but it is going to happen. In fact, to the discerning eye and ear, there are signs all around us now of it already beginning. And with nut-balls calling themselves Christians, and threatening to burn the books of other religions — well, public sentiment will definitely shift. A tipping point will be breached.

And as this shift happens, we ourselves will be set up for yet another remarkable, earth-shaking act of God. He will again show the world what He can do; He will pull His people out of the worst kind of trouble, even though it means we will first have to be in the worst kind of trouble. He will not leave us there.

So when the trouble comes, then know that Deliverance is also on the way. Rejoice my brothers and sisters — we serve the God who makes things happen!

Luk 1:37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.


It does not make any sense to the mind. Lord but you know, we need others, bring help, bring those with other skills. It baffles my mind when I walk around, look, pray, on and over every spot around us the lord said we would be given to use. Beloved, it is a lot of ground and multiple buildings also across the street plunder house.

The lord showed me, the growing area, sleeping areas, security, medical, construction-sanitation, and more, it's all waiting, but people, others.

I prayed, 'Lord I can not do this', correct! but God can, and will. The last several years of desert wondering, brokenness have all lead up to this.

If you are a couple, a family, or a single person, let this speak to you, God can do anything he wants by many or few. Some are older, feeble, this is what the word is saying, it matters not, what matters is if the thing is from God, nothing can stop it.

 Psa 70:5  But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying.

No powerful army can withstand the warring Angels and the few feeble, small numbered people doing the same ministry we are. Nothing will keep the lord from miracles and provision, nothing can separate us from his love, the only thing that can is ourselves.

September 24, 2017 is I a few days, I can not wait, I have done all I can to warn and commented all over the place, pleading with Christians do not fall for this you will not be taken in a secret Rapture, please listen, come September 24, I pray we can move on and get back to service and not just sit and wait to be taken up to heaven.

There will be events, big ones in September 2017, I have said many times TPTB always do things in May and September, always. I posted again Albert Pikes ww3, thing. It said Christians would feel lost no direction, this non- event, will be used- Sept 23, to make Christians feel like fools, and make many feel the bible is all a lie, why do you think it has been so viral? It is a mind game and false prophecy fever that has gripped the many who will be under deception and set up for the evil to come in and take them at will.

I know it is only grace ww3 and an economic collapse have not happened yet, it is grace , all grace by our lord, to get his people into the place he has for them, but this is coming to
a close beloved, things will not be held off forever.

NOTE: the word the lord said in 2016, It has already began, and man have we seen a lot in that time up to this day.

You will see the greatest deceptions evil can try and toss at you , you will hear of words that will make you tremble, but the lord is with his remnant bride.

Stay in sound doctrine, do not let anything, no event, no news shake you, it is all the lords doing. I plead with all, stay the course. Do not be discouraged about prayers that have been unanswered, as so many of these prayerful days and nights, all the tears shed are not in vain, they are our boot camp, they are the thing that keeps us humble and Looking only to the lord as our source of all things.

This is simple , but understand, Jehovah God is our personal loving lord, he knows every hair on our head, so worry not and be in prayer, the days ahead will be hard, but we will be the ones that win. Let the lord embrace you this day, let him kiss your cheek, and hold you in HIS arms, His touch, His presence, His love, never disappoints.

I end with T.Austin Sparks~

 /All who have entered into God's rest have rested from their labors,


just as God did after creating the world. (Hebrews 4:10 NLT)/

Christ is God's Sabbath. Christ is our Sabbath. When we enter by faith
into Christ's righteousness, we enter into God's rest. It is a
tremendous power.... The Lord says, in quite simple language, "If only
you will trust Me, and trust My provision, and stop worrying, stop
fretting, stop being anxious; if you will but believe Me, I have the
ground upon which I could meet all your need; I am no longer without
ground. There was a time when I had not the ground upon which to do
anything with you, and for you, but now you are on the ground of
Christ, the ground which I have provided; if only you will trust Me,
if only you will rest in Me to bring you through, you will be saved
from so much of this weakness, and fret, and anxiety!" Worry is a
destroying thing. At the back of a lot that we suffer in body, and in
mind, there is so often a secret, hidden restlessness, something deep
down in our subconscious being of a fret, an anxiety, something that
is not rest. It takes many forms. Sometimes over a concern of the
Lord's we feel that, unless we do it, it will never be done. We feel
that if we are not up and at it, then the whole thing will go to
pieces; so much depends upon us.

No one will think that this is the call for passivity, for abandon of
concern for the things of the Lord; but it is possible for us to have
the things of the Lord on our hearts and yet not to have faith in God
about them. There are hidden secrets to a great deal of our weakness
and defeat, and unnecessary suffering. They are the hidden things of
something which is other than just restful faith in God. There are
some people who need to take things to heart a little more than they
do, but for many the trouble is perhaps of the other kind. They are
thinking that they have to run God's universe for Him; they must look
after things or else they will never be looked after! But to observe
the Sabbath (no one will take that literally as meaning the observance
of a particular day of the week), to recognize Christ as God's Rest
through righteousness, to observe /that/, to keep /that/ Sabbath, is
Life which conquers death, because it is righteousness which cannot be
destroyed.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Post 2,323 En-hakkore The Miracle Of Water-And Deliverance

Jdg 15:14 And when he came unto Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him: and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and the cords that were upon his arms became as flax that was burnt with fire, and his bands loosed from off his hands.

Jdg 15:15 And he found a new jawbone of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took it, and slew a thousand men therewith.

Jdg 15:16 And Samson said, With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand men.

Jdg 15:17 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking, that he cast away the jawbone out of his hand, and called that place Ramathlehi.

Jdg 15:18 And he was sore athirst, and called on the LORD, and said, Thou hast given this great deliverance into the hand of thy servant: and now shall I die for thirst, and fall into the hand of the uncircumcised?

Jdg 15:19 But God clave an hollow place that was in the jaw, and there came water thereout; and when he had drunk, his spirit came again, and he revived: wherefore he called the name thereof Enhakkore, which is in Lehi unto this day.

Jdg 15:20 And he judged Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty years.

N.T. Same Word For This Message

Mat 6:25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

Mat 6:30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

Mat 6:31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

Mat 6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

Mat 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.




COKE:-Excellent indeed is Cokes words on this

Jdg 15:19


REFLECTIONS.—The withholding of the most common necessaries of life, little as we are apt to value them, would be more fatal than the sword. The want of a draught of water brought Samson nearer to the grave than all the host of the Philistines.

1. We see him here ready to die with thirst; no water is nigh; and he is so parched and weak, as to be unable to seek farther. In this distress he calls upon God, who alone could relieve him. In his prayer he pleads God's past mercies as an argument for present help, and urges the dishonour which would be cast on God, if now he should be given into the hands of the uncircumcised, after such an instance of divine interposition.

Note; (1.) Jesus on the cross cried thus, I thirst.

(2.) In time of distress, prayer is our best resource.

(3.) Past mercies should encourage us to wait upon God, and no plea so prevalent as his own glory.

2. God heard and answered him, permitting the distress only to exercise his faith, keep his spirit humble, and magnify his own power and grace. God clave the rock, and a stream of fresh water sprang up; whereupon his fainting spirit revived, and his departing life returned. Note; (1.) Every day we have to praise God for a new life given us.

(2.) Without the constant supply of living streams from the fountain of grace, our souls must quickly faint and die.

3. Twenty years he judged Israel, during which the Philistines, though not utterly subdued, seem not to have oppressed them as before, checked by the terror of his arm; so that they had respite from the yoke, if not perfect freedom, Note; (1.) It is a mercy to have our afflictions alleviated.
 (2.) If we improve the beginning of our mercies, we may expect that they will be continued and perfected.

Clarke;

En-hakkore - The well of the implorer; this name he gave to the spot where the water rose, in order to perpetuate the bounty of God in affording him this miraculous supply.


En-hakkore meaning;

Hitchcock;

En-hakkore
fountain of him that called or prayed

Smith;

En-hak'ko-re. (fount of the caller)

Beloved this is a message of comfort, hope, faith, And Miracles.

I have done a few messages on how in the desert place the lord gave many words-The Coming Second Exodus Pt 1 and Pt 2-The 7 Tree Prophecy and others.

This really spoke to me as I have been praying about the water issue, number one, it would kill us faster than Philistines -(non believing Pagan, evil ones).

This word goes deeper in this thought.

Miracle provision of water.

It was after Sampson killed 1,000 people with jaw bone of a donkey, that alone is utterly amazing. Next he cried to the lord for he was in thirst, I would be thirsty if I killed 1,000 people with a bone of an animal. LOL.

The miracle came, and Sampson named the place En-hak'ko-re. The words define what the name means.

1. Fount of the caller

2. Fountain of him that called or prayed.

It is a matter of faith, no fear. We read in the N.T. We are not to worry about water, what we will drink, eat, put on.

It starts and ends with faith. One thing stood out to me in our text, it shows we must first have a deliverance before we can do battle, and after the deliverance, the battle was won, and yet a need arose, thirst.

Jdg 15:14 And when he came unto Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him: and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and the cords that were upon his arms became as flax that was burnt with fire, and his bands loosed from off his hands.

This shows deliverance from bonds.

What made this deliverance possible? The Spirit of the lord. It is not a work of the flesh.

Are you in need for the lord to deliver you from something today? It is possible he will, or he will very soon.

The greatest deliverance we need in the body of Christ is deliverance from ourselves.

This can also mean and could happen , after the stuff hits the fan, you may be bound by bandits, bad people, but the spirit of the lord will come on you and give you your great escape from any bonds put on you.

Deliverance, next spiritual warfare. If criminals put you in bonds it is warfare in the flesh, but the success of the outcome will be all the lord.

We do not want to think of it, but after all falls and we are in a MadMax world, we may have to defend ourselves and loved ones. If we are persecuted for our faith, we must turn the other cheek, but not if a criminal comes against you, we do what must be done.

I want to stick with the supernatural, that just came to me and its real.

Jesus said, : 'He is the water of life if any-man drink of this water he will never thirst again'. That is the spiritual, that is eternal life, out of our bellies today, spring forth a river of life, power and what we need to do what we are called to do.

Not by might, nor by power, but by the spirit of the lord.

King David took down the Philistine Giant with a sling , but like Sampson's Jaw bone, a holy power came over both and they were victorious.
We face giants to day, we face Philistine's right now, both literal evil people and demonic powers, 'greater is he in you than he that is in the world'.

Our greatest deliverance comes when we are saved, and when we go to glory, but we are alive , and so we do have victories in our life TODAY.

Peter was in prison, his bonds were loosed by the Angels, and he was delivered from death, it was not his time yet.

Paul and Silas in the Philippine jail, at midnight a great earth quake came, and their bonds were loose and they were delivered, also the captor, the prison guard, and his whole family  accepted Jesus and savior and they were delivered.

The three Jewish boys were cast in a blazing furnace, but the incarnate Christ was there with them, their bonds burned off and yet they did not even have the smell of smoke on them.
Deliverance, both O.T. And N.T. Why? Jesus is the same today, yesterday and forever, he changes not, we do.

This is present, past, and future miracle provision.

Think about how many times the lord came through just at the last second, think on how many times the lord made a way for you when you lost all hope. He still does this today, beloved.

Many have lost hope, many are in fear, many are ill and in a prison on a sick-bed, others are in poverty and do not know what they will eat and drink tomorrow. We see from this message, it will continue, the grand chapter of this promise is in Matt Ch 6 as we read.

I read emails from saints of the lord that are deeply concerned about life, events, and things ahead. Look, if your truly saved you are not called to wrath.

The rain falls on the just and un- just alike, but we do not think on these things, we think and  have faith the lord will see us through and when our name is called, to glory we go. That is hope, that is the final deliverance. Beloved that is our place called En-hakkore.

May you find peace, hope, and joy, even as this world is being turned upside down.

En-hakkore- our present help in time of need, and all by prayer and crying out in faith. May we do this today and be set apart from all those in fear.


All The Post Links since 2011 On Plant X, Virgo, and More For Your Research

Saturday, September 17, 2011
Virgo Is Not The Women In Revelations Chapter 12

http://truthandmercyministries.blogspot.com/2011/09/virgo-is-not-women-in-revelations-ch-12.html

Saturday, September 3, 2011
More Up Date On Comet ELEin Destruction

http://truthandmercyministries.blogspot.com/2011/09/more-up-date-on-comet-elein-destruction.html


Fear Not The Planets, The alignments, Constellations, Planet X, Fear None Of This As The Heathen Does, And Many Christians

http://truthandmercyministries.blogspot.com/2012/07/fear-not-planets-alignments.html

Thursday, August 30, 2012
Breaking News Planet X Is Coming

http://truthandmercyministries.blogspot.com/2012/08/breaking-news-planet-x-is-coming.html

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
The Song of Holy Confidence-Pa 46- A Long Powerful Word, No ISON, Plant X, Or E.L.E. In 2014, Or Anytime Soon

http://truthandmercyministries.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-song-of-holy-confidence-pa-46-long.html


Sunday, November 30, 2014
The 3 Days of Darkness in December, Another Viral 100% False Prophecy Exposed

http://truthandmercyministries.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-3-dyas-of-darkness-in-december.html
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Word One Year Ago Today-Fear Not The Planets, The alignments, Constellations, Fear None Of This As The Heathen Does, And Many Christians

http://truthandmercyministries.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-word-one-year-ago-today-fear-not.html

http://truthandmercyministries.blogspot.com/2011/09/virgo-is-not-women-in-revelations-ch-12.html

Monday, September 11, 2017
September 23 2017 and the YouTube False Prophets!! Plus-Sept. 23rd 2017 Fake Prophecy in 2 minutes

http://truthandmercyministries.blogspot.com/2017/09/september-23-2017-and-youtube-false.html

Thursday, August 31, 2017
CITIES DESTROYING CITIES And The Revelations 12 sign Debunked

http://truthandmercyministries.blogspot.com/2017/08/cities-destroying-cities-and.html


Saturday, August 12, 2017
The Up Coming Solar Eclipse- Virgo Is Not The Women In Revelations Chapter 12-Reposting for A Reason

http://truthandmercyministries.blogspot.com/2017/08/the-up-coming-solar-eclipse-virgo-is.html


Friday, September 9, 2016
John Hagee Exposed-Fear Not The Planets, The alignments, Constellations, Blood moon

http://truthandmercyministries.blogspot.com/2016/09/john-hagee-exposed-fear-not-planets.html


Thursday, September 14, 2017

My Last Post On THis Matter-This is NOT NIBIRU, the Red Dragon of Revelation 12!! September 23 2017!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caH-RttUCcw

Once again 100% sound doctrine, can you handle it?
The Red Dragon of Revelation 12 "Nibiru" that can be found in a blacked out area of Google Sky is another September 23 2017 false prophecy! In an attempt to make the September 23 2017 prophecy fit, people are claiming that Nibiru, Planet X, is the Red Dragon and that you can actually see it being hidden in Google Sky infrared mode.

This is another example of how people take are taking Revelation 12, the Woman, Child & Dragon out of context and coming up with bizarre and contrived theories about Nibiru being the Red Dragon, Virgo being the woman, and Jupiter being the child! Watch this video as we uncover what is behind the blacked out area of Google Sky... and why it won't matter when people find out what is hidden there!

End Time Survivors is a movement preparing people for something called "The Great Tribulation". We welcome contributions from others.



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Chapter from -The 72 Hour Warning- With Some Updates In Red And Information not in the book at the end

13 pages.

I uploaded a new version of the book it has new information and some changes the fre book is at this link, 

https://www.scribd.com/doc/311577852/The-72-Hour-Warning

 

I know, you know, this is a God thing, and when it is a God thing, God does His thing.

Thinking outside of the box will always require moving out of the box, our comfort zone.



The Dry Run;

The militarily, police, Fireman, Medical, etc, always are doing drills, practicing .
This tells us, we the simple prepper minded christian should do drills, dry runs as well.
Do you know where everything is? Do you have an accurate up to date notebook, or lose leaf binder with a inventory of what you have? It can be boxes, plastic totes, a closet, shelves, a whole room, but do you have an inventory list?

When I was in the food-retail business we had to do monthly inventories, and the dreaded end of year inventory. In my department I could tell you what we have, where it was, and where to find it.

Lets say a sudden calamity hits, 'calmness lays great errors to rest'. In the first few moments, or hours, you will be in shock , this is normal, we are but humans.
Think, battle stations; An earthquake happens, what do you do? Such things are known ahead of time by an action plan, dry runs and knowledge.

Do you have the so called bug out bag, inside your house and one outside?
Again the inventory list, this is important as well as a diagram of where things are outside and inside. The items you have stored are they out of date, this does not matter with many things, but with some items its critical. We had a large yard sale for the property owners, anything we did not sale we were told we could have. I was thrilled when at the end of the yard sale I had boxes, first aid kits and a whole huge bag of medical supplies. One day I needed to use some of the tape and and some other things. I thought I was all set, guess what? Upon closer inspection I notice after all the tap fell off the box, bag, first aid kits were expired back in the early 1980's. I had to through away all of it, everything was so outdated it was useless. Stupid me, my excitement over thinking I had more than enough medical stuff was all no good, and I was back to ground zero. NOTE SEPT 13 2017 Same Thing Again, this book was wrote over a year ago.

Many RX drugs and many OTC's aside from antibiotics are still good way past the expiration date,with medicine, even herbs it may be out dated, it is just less potent and you need to take more, but it can still be used. 20 year old medical tape will lose the stickiness LOL. This I found out when I need some tape and gauze, the gauze was yellow, not good.

I took the inventory list and tossed it all out. Lesson learned, and thank God, it was learned before it was needed in a serious way. UPDTE Sept 13, 2017, I was wrong again and suffered much lose, so please learn from my mistake

Learning to use 911 herbs, this is very important, as all medical; supplies and herbs will run out, in comes planting your own, if you can , or wild harvesting herbs near where you are.

Learn, learn , learn. The dry run teaches us where we need more practice.

The Supernatural;

As a Christian we pray and believe we will see the supernatural, things we have read of in the bible will start to happen and be seen. This would blow my mind more than seeing a spaceship. I have seen it in mental visions, told by the lord in prayer, and the word, but when it happens. it will still be utterly amazing.

The dry run, your supplies are all the natural, this is the super natural and 100% different, our dry run for this is spiritual preparation and faith, the lord promises to give us water and food, how? In the bible we read when people saw Jesus do miracles they were amazed, stunned, it will be the same for us. I care not how super spiritual you may think you are, this beloved will blow your mind and some of your theology out of the water.

Our prepper guide is the bible , our communications dept is prayer, it is a different way of thinking and acting.

Those who are not born again, and have thousands, millions, of dollars of every prepper gadget out, it will all soon be useless to them, I care not if it is a top prepper group with the best communications gear in the world, without prayer communication, and salvation, they will be dead. There fancy batteries and gadgets will run dry, our power will not , if we stay in Christ.

Guess what, we take inventory of ourselves in mediation, prayer, communion. We will always see that personal inventory is always wanting, and it can run dry if we do not keep coming to the prayer closet.

WE can not bottle up a holy outpouring of grace, it must be maintained in prayer and looking to the power source.

Eph 4:14  That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 

Location;

Will you bug out, or bug in?

Our ministry is not a bug out thing, it is a bug in, a settlement , but anything can happen where we may need to flee for a day or so. One day we will be an underground Church, but this is beyond the scope of this little part of the book.

Do you have a map? Do you have enough gas, cash on hand for gas? Do you have a place you will go too? A meet up place that all you know and love, know where it is?
It is always better to be out of any major city, but some feel called to stay where they are, never try to push your call and agenda, or idea on another, as the lord will speak to each person what he has for them.

Many have moved to Montana, Idaho, great places, but there are a lot of trees and that means TPTB can easily start fires and that's the end of that.

UPDATE SEPT 13, 2017 This is happening now as said, and will continue in those parts as well as WA ST.

It will take the lords day to day direction and protection no matter where you are.
I do not believe there is any location that is the perfect place, we are not of this world, the only perfect place, location is in glory.

Know your strengths and weaknesses;

Any good leader will know what their strength is and where their weakness is, where they are weak, unqualified, unable, in comes another person, we will need some kind of network be it very small, as all will have different skills.

The biggest problem we face is our neighbors. Why? In today's society families and close friends you trust, and loved ones are all over the USA and world. Many years ago, families stayed in the same town and area, due to no work people must travel to where they can find work, also many just get married and move with the spouse.

Thanks to network news instilling fear that anyone can be a home-grown terrorists, or anyone can be a killer, an insane person, dangerous, people are afraid of people and it is not a rare thing now days to not even know your neighbors. The see something, say something FEMA campaign has made it worse, in a store like wal-mart anywhere, people watch and look, do a racial profile. Police and Government workers are being brain washed by the FEMA profiling, and see something say something.

School teachers are being trained via FEMA to spot, look, beware.

I find this to be the current number one hurdle will will and do face.

Do you know those that live near you? Do you trust them? Most do not and with good reason.

In Matt Ch 24 it says we will not be able to trust even family members as a Child will turn on parents to the point of death, brother against brother, sister against sister on and on, and because of such hard days many hearts become cold.

Big brother, surveillance of all data collected, drones on and on . The USA is now 100% a place of tyranny. It is one of the most dangerous places to live as the media spins race wars and more. UPDATE SEPT 13 2017-We are now seeing this just as said long ago.

I do not know my new neighbors and they are a bunch of loud trouble makers , this is not good. No fear, trust the lord, but as I wrote in one post,” Wise as serpents-Meek as Doves”, we are not to be over trusting fools. The prudent man foresees danger and hides himself, the simple walk on ahead and are caught in the snare-=trap. This is most people. Only 10% of the USA population are considered preppers so the 10% will have things and 90% will not. It will take the lords protection after the stuff hits the fan.

Most sites devoted to prepping say do not tell everyone what your doing, and do not let people see a lot of what you do, as when they are starving humans they will kill for food, and later, they will eat each-other a fact.

Others like our ministry has done the opposite all know what we do, what we are about and it is because it will be a place of ministry, and if you build it they will come. Some of the they, we will not want and a long intake will be done before anyone comes into the fenced area, prudent.

This is front line ministry and it will be full of danger, but the lord has clearly said how HE will protect the place, us, and those on the mission, a refuge ministry. I have a 200 page document called 'the mission protocol',( Now its 500 pages) great plan, but who knows , anything can happen and we will be in constant prayer and have people doing guard duty.-Prudent.


In a way most that are not doing a refuge ministry will not be able to trust anyone, when someone has little ones and they are starving.....criminals will be everywhere and people who today are normal hard working folks, but have nothing put aside, well... you will not be able to trust anyone.

This is again a call to diligence, prayer and watching, faith and trust in the lord.

Prepper networks, I have seen many and years ago contacted many it was a 100% dead end.

I have a message 'the signs of a cult', you must know this as many so called religious places will be cults and you will be very sorry if you joined up with a cult.

 Rylisms~

Hammered by Hard Times

“Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides.” (Jas_1:2, The Message)

By now you’ve discovered that God doesn’t do things our way. “My ways are not your ways,” He tells us, “and My thoughts are not your thoughts.” Often you will find that things in the Kingdom are the opposite to things in this world.

For example, he that puts himself first will be last; he that would be great, must becomes the servant. And so on and so on.

In this world of ours, trouble is TROUBLE. But not so in the Kingdom.

There, trouble is a GIFT. “A sheer gift,” James tells us. Pure and unmixed, complete and all inclusive — like sheer joy. So the Bible tells us to count it all joy when we are hammered by hard times!

Why? Because God is up to something so extraordinarily wonderful that once we see what it is He is doing, we will be beside ourselves with unspeakable delight! Yes, He is working on something in us; and once He puts it on display it will fills others with wonder…and we ourselves will be flooded with joy.

Here’s what James goes on to tell us — “You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way” (Jas_1:3-4, The Message). Mature. well-developed, and not deficient in any way. How’s that for starters?

So while others around you may be wringing their hands in dismay, and moaning over losing this or that — you lift your vision higher and see the Lord’s hand at work in your affairs; making you everything you ever dreamed of becoming — and more!

Like a blacksmith, God is using the fire and pressure of hard times to shape you into something powerful and useful. And you would do well to consider that “a sheer gift” — for indeed it is!

To Poor to flee-To poor to prep.

I have done more than one message on this, so many are out of work, 1/3 of the USA population is unemployed, and most of the 1/3 are on some sort of government aid, we are.
The Government wants you to be 100% relying on them, so when the benefits are cut, it will be off to camp Fema, the place you will never, never leave. 'Hotel California', or Hotel FEMA.

Most live paycheck to paycheck and can not put away one can of food. Our ministry would not have anything if not for one person, she knows who she is.

I do not have the answer to this problem, all say including the late Minister David Wilkerson, stay inside and have at-least one month of food and water. FEMA even says that. In one month, most we will be in camps and most of the others will be dead, I have seen this, it is the Holy Judgment of the lord.

I simply have no answer to this, who does, the lord, those who are called to be alive and remain, will be taken care of, many more will be promoted to glory, so fear not, I fully understand being to poor to do anything. A call to trust, faith and looking to the lord.


UPDATE SEPT 13, 2017-This is brand new and not in the book.

It does not take a watchmen-women or a Prophet anymore, its all in our face. You all know the events we are seeing in the world today.

I can not wait until September 24, 2017 so we can get back to a little more reality.

Things will happen on, before, and yes after September 23. TPTB can use deception and cause things to look like bible prophecy. WHY? It is well documented in Albert Pikes vision of world war 1, 2 and 3. Read vision of world war 3, the grand deception of the free masons, it is already happening. UNDERSTAND ONLY THE LORD CAN ALLOW THIS, AND TO DATE THE LORD HAS.
Read the list by Alice Bailey and the United Nations , this was in the 1930's it ALL has happened.

I DO NOT ENDORSE THIS MINISTRT AT ALL, BUT SOILD FACTS ON THIS ISSUE



Who's Pulling the Strings?

The idea that the United Nations and international political unity is simply a tool for religious unification is mind-blowing. We believe that this plan could come from only one source, and the leaders of theosophy give us the proof.

Alice Bailey claimed this:
Alice A. Bailey (1880-1949) was an influential writer and teacher in the fields of spiritual, occult, esoteric healing, astrological, Christian and other religious themes.
Alice A. Bailey (1880-1949) was an influential writer and teacher in the fields of spiritual,...

Evidence of the growth of the human intellect along the needed receptive lines [for the preparation of the New Age] can be seen in the "planning" of various nations and in the efforts of the United Nations to formulate a world plan...From the very start of this unfoldment, three occult factors have governed the development of all these plans.ii

She did not spell out clearly the identity of these "three occult factors," but stated this:

Within the United Nations is the germ and seed of a great international and meditating, reflective group—a group of thinking and informed men and women in whose hands lies the destiny of humanity. This is largely under the control of many fourth ray disciples, if you could but realise it, and their point of meditative focus is the intuitional or buddhic plane—the plane upon which all hierarchical activity is today to be found.iii

Bailey is claiming here that the inner core of the UN is controlled by those under the control of Lucifer.

According to Helena Blavatsky, founder of the theosophical movement, "Lucifer represents...Life...Thought...Progress...Civilization...Liberty...Independence...Lucifer is the Logos...the Serpent, the Savior...It is Satan who is the God of our planet and the only God."iv,v

Blavatsky also said this:

BELOW IS WHY I WARN AND WARN ABOUT VIRGO THE CONSTIALATION, LOOK WHERE ITS ROOTS COME FROM 100% THE DEVIL

The Celestial Virgin which thus becomes the Mother of Gods and Devils at one and the same time; for she is the ever-loving beneficent Deity...but in antiquity and reality Lucifer or Luciferius is the name. Lucifer is divine and terrestial Light, 'the Holy Ghost' and 'Satan' at one and the same time.vi

Dear lord reader, do you see how many are being set up with this Virgo REV 12 sign, and more? When on September 24, 2017 many will see they were not rapture-erd, they will fall right into the hands of what Albert Pike said in his ww3 word. Have discernment beloved this stuff is real

These disgusting blasphemies show us how the religions are being brought together in preparation for the coming of the Cosmic Christ—Lucifer. In theosophy, the New Age movement, many world religions, and now even in global politics, Jesus Christ is being presented as nothing but a good man, and Lucifer, the Universal Cosmic Christ, is attempting to steal His position and power on Earth.


10-POINT PLAN BY ALICE BAILEY AND THE NEW WORLD ORDER

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/10-point-plan-alice-bailey-new-world-order-ron-tex

THE 10-POINT PLAN BY ALICE BAILEY AND THE NEW WORLD ORDER FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF CHRISTIANITY

October 16, 2013 at 4:21am

While the church sleeps, the devil is damaging souls with the Babylonian system. Here is a strategy crafted by an occultist who died 65 years ago. Till today, the system she designed is still dragging people to hell. What system will you develop to repair these damages and spread the gospel massively?

THE STRATEGY:- The 10-Point Charter

PURPOSE: - To change Christian tradition or to redeem the nations of Christian tradition.

1. TAKE GOD AND PRAYER OUT OF THE EDUCATION SYSTEM

Change curriculum to ensure that children are freed from the bondage of Christian culture. Why? Because children go to school to be equipped to face life, they are willing to trust and they are willing to value what is being given to them.

If you take God out of education, they will unconsciously form a resolve that God is not necessary to face life. They will focus on those things the school counts them worthy to be passed on and they will look at God as an additional, if one can afford the additional.

N.B. Today they introduce Transcendental Meditation (TM) in schools which takes children to altered states of consciousness to meet with demons (spirit guides) = New Age.

2. REDUCE PARENTAL AUTHORITY OVER THE CHILDREN

Break the communication between parent and child (Why?). So that parents do not pass on their Christian traditions to their children, liberate children from the bondage of their parent traditions (how?)

a) Promote excessive child rights; (1997-1998 South Africa introduced Child rights legislation – UNICEF Charter; Today a child is able to say to parent ‘I do not want to hear that, I don’t want to do what you are telling me. Teachers cannot talk to children, children step up and say I have my rights, you cannot talk to me like that).

b) Abolish corporal punishment; (this has been made law). On the other hand the Bible says “Do not withhold correction from a child, for if you beat him with a rod, he will not die. You shall beat him with a rod and deliver his soul from hell.” (Proverbs 23: 13-14)

N.B. Jesus said in the last days – wickedness will increase, there will be rebellion and children will not obey their parents. It is not a trend, it is organized.

c) Teachers are the agents of implementation – from workshops, teachers tell children, “Your parent has no right to force you to pray or read the Bible, you are yourself, have a right of your own, you need to discover yourself, self-expression, self-realization, self-fulfilment are all buzz words.”

In the West when the child is 7 years, the teachers begin to say to the child “you have a right to choose whether you want to follow the faith of your parents or not, parents are not allowed to enforce their faith upon you.” Question is, what type of decision can a 7 year old make?

3. DESTROY THE JUDEO-CHRISTIAN FAMILY STRUCTURE

OR THE TRADITIONAL CHRISTIAN FAMILY STRUCTURE (Why?).

It is oppressive and that the family is the core of the nation. If you break the family, you break the nation. Liberate the people from the confines of this structure (How?)

a) Promote sexual promiscuity – free young people to the concept of premarital sex, let them have free sex, lift it so high that the joy of enjoying it (sex) is the highest joy in life, fantasize it, that everybody will feel proud to be seen to be sexually active, even those outside of marriage. This is contrary to the word of God which says “… But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints… for this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.” (Ephesians 5: 3-5)

b) Use advertising industry, media – T.V., magazines, film industry to promote sexual enjoyment as the highest pleasure in humanity.

Have they succeeded? Have they done it? If you want to see whether they have succeeded or not, go to the advertising industry, it does everything to catch your attention and today almost no advert comes out without a sexual connotation. Even when they advertise ice cream, they must show you a thigh of a woman and a bikini, they must do something to set off a trail of thoughts. They will show you more thighs than ice cream. Why? Because, that is what must be in the minds of the people.

N.B. Advertising industry pops out so much money towards their advertisements to the T.V. and radio.

4. IF SEX IS FREE, THEN MAKE ABORTION LEGAL AND MAKE IT EASY

Build clinics for abortion – Health clinics in schools. If people are going to enjoy the joy of sexual relationships, they need to be free of unnecessary fears, in other words they should not be hampered with unwanted pregnancies.

Abortion as told by Christians is oppressive and denies our rights, we have a right to choose whether we want to have a child or not. If a woman does not want the pregnancy, she should have the freedom to get rid of that pregnancy painless and as easy as possible’. Today it is not only accessible, it is forced. Today abortion is a strategy to curb population control together with the use of condoms and ‘pill’.

5. MAKE DIVORCE EASY AND LEGAL, FREE PEOPLE FROM THE CONCEPT OF MARRIAGE FOR LIFE.

Alice wrote over 65 years ago that love has got a mysterious link called the love bond. It is like an ovum that comes out of the ovary, as it travels through your system, it clicks a love favor in you and there’s one other person in the world who can respond to that love bond, when you see that person, everything within you clicks, that is your man/woman, if you miss him, you’ll never be happy until that love bond cycles past, for many years, so for you to be happy get that person at whatever cost, if it means getting him/her out of that marriage, get him/her that is your man/woman. It’s a mistake for him/her to be elsewhere. And if you go together for some time and find that love has died, don’t be held in bondage by the Christian values it will never come back, what you need is an easily arranged divorce and allow another love bond to come forth, just like an ovum comes up, and when it comes forth you’ll enjoy life again. On the contrary God’s word says in Malachi 2: 16; “For the Lord God of Israel says that He hates divorce…”

N.B. People enter into marriage having signed contracts of how they will share their things after divorce. People enter with one foot and another behind. In the past, divorce was unthinkable. It is one thing for a marriage to fail but it is another thing for people to enter marriage with an intention to enjoy as long as it was enjoyable and to walk out of it.

6. MAKE HOMOSEXUALITY AN ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLE

Alice Bailey preached (over 65 years ago) that sexual enjoyment is the highest pleasure in humanity, no one must be denied and no one must be restricted how to enjoy themselves. People should be allowed in whichever way they chose they want, whether it is homosexuality or in incest or bestiality, as long as the two agree.

In the world today so many laws have been made that promote homosexuality and give so much freedom to gay rights, that a time will come when it is illegal for a preacher to mention homosexuality as an abomination in the eyes of God, or to read scriptures publicly that talk about homosexuality. At the International scene, Western nations now sanction African countries that have resisted homosexuality, with threats of withdrawing foreign aid and investments. Today many churches marry gays/lesbians and ordain gay priests.

According to the Bible, this is an abomination before the eyes of God.

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination.” (Leviticus 18:22)

If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon them. (Leviticus 20:13)

7. DEBASE ART, MAKE IT RUN MAD

How? Promote new forms of art which will corrupt and defile the imagination of people because art is the language of the spirit, that which is inside, you can bring out in painting, music, drama etc. Look at the quality of the music that is coming out, the films out of Hollywood.

8. USE MEDIA TO PROMOTE AND CHANGE MINDSET

The greatest channel you need to use to change human attitude is media. Use the press, the radio, T.V, cinema. You can tell today how successful they have been in implementing the plan over 65 years via media as well as advertising agencies, billboards, magazines. Who controls media? (New Age). So much money is pumped into media and advertising spreading of pornographic material and other sources. Sex outside of marriage is thrown on your face 80-90 times than sex in marriage. Promiscuity is being promoted as natural, you watch gay sex on T.V. in homes where children’s minds are being neutralized to sensitivity to these things. You wonder why newspapers, T.V, etc do not record anything about Christian activities.

9. CREATE AN INTERFAITH MOVEMENT

Promote other faiths to be at par with Christianity, and break this thing about Christianity as being the only way to heaven, by that Christianity will be pulled down and other faiths promoted. She said promote the importance of man in determining his own future and destiny – HUMANISM. She said tell man he has the right to choose what he wants to be and he can make it happen, he has the right to determine his cause – this takes God off His throne. Interfaith movements are rising everywhere in the world today.

10. GET GOVERNMENTS TO MAKE ALL THESE LAW AND GET THE CHURCH TO ENDORSE THESE CHANGES.

The church must change its doctrine and accommodate the people by accepting these things and put them into its structures and systems.

Have they succeeded?

Today you wonder why our governments are legislating laws contrary to the Bible and why the church is compromising the Word of God. It is a process of implementing The Plan - A 50 year strategy of the New Age Movement to fulfill its ultimate goal to establish a One World Government, a One World Economic system and a One World Religion. Today the strategy almost in its entirety has been adopted by the United Nations and today a lot of it is already law in many nations. This deception has crept up unobserved on so many people. It can best be demonstrated through the well-known analogy of the frog in the pot of water. If you put a frog in a pot of boiling water, it is smart enough to know that it is in terrible danger and will immediately jump out to safety. But if you turn up the heat very slowly, a little at a time, it doesn’t notice the changes that are taking place and will slowly cook to death. Many people today are slowly cooking to death and don’t seem to realize how far they have come from where they once were.

Today the Western World is not struggling to resist these because the New Age Movement focused primarily on the West because that was the Christian world in the 19th century. The New Age Movement has a school called the Akanni School, which is the school of all the leaders of the Western world. They subscribe to it. It is recorded that they say they have succeeded the task in the West but suddenly they realize Christianity has migrated to the rest of the world, so they have now to use every resource in the West to deal with the rest of the world. In Africa, South Africa is the number one state, it is changing at such a rapid speed. They are saying give to African States a financial package with conditions to:

Legalize abortion
Take God and prayer out of school

Governments are so attracted to this package, they can’t say no to it, they need the money, and they ask the church to find an answer. These are done secretly. Christianity is 5%, the rest is Hinduism, Buddhism, and Spiritism. New Age is being taught to teachers, they are being taught to teach this in schools.

It is interesting to note that Blavatsky, Besant and Alice Bailey (1880 -1949) were well known Masonic leaders of the day. Albert Pike referred to Freemasonry as the ‘custodian’ or special guardian of these occult secrets and revealed the hidden agenda of his institution, the forming of a Luciferic One World Government.

Watch and pray.

Albert Pike's 1871 Plan For The Three World Wars





"The First World War must be brought about in order to permit the Illuminati to overthrow the power of the Czars in Russia and of making that country a fortress of atheistic Communism. The divergences caused by the "agentur" (agents) of the Illuminati between the British and Germanic Empires will be used to foment this war. At the end of the war, Communism will be built and used in order to destroy the other governments and in order to weaken the religions."

"The Second World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences between the Fascists and the political Zionists. This war must be brought about so that Nazism is destroyed and that the political Zionism be strong enough to institute a sovereign state of Israel in Palestine. During the Second World War, International Communism must become strong enough in order to balance Christendom, which would be then restrained and held in check until the time when we would need it for the final social cataclysm."

"The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the "agentur" of the "Illuminati" between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other.

Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained. physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion…We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view. This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time."

OK , It s me again;
I hope this shows you what evil has planned and how it will play out. The lord is allowing this as part of his judgment.
We do not give our life to fight literal a NWO, we are to die only for our faith in Jesus Christ, nothing else, besides we can not fight against bible prophecy.

All of this is for the purpose of making true Christians feel despondent, non active, we must be pro active- spiritually, and put away what we can. I will end with this page, number 13 oddly and posted on September 13, I can hear the trolls now, I am part of all this, I get emails by trolls all the time, so what, it moves me not.

Reader, be bold in Jesus, it is time to move in faith not fear. I pray you see it is indeed christian to prep and more of what is coming and what is not.
This is a critical time to have spiritual discernment, we need it as never before.
We are going to see alarming events from 2017 into 2018. The true NWO end game is on full force. Beloved the lord loves you, pray on these things, have a plan, seek the lord as never before it is our spiritual 911 call, will you heed, will you listen, will you just kick back and laugh at all this? The call is yours not mine. You were given over the years the whole counsel of God, my hands are clean from your blood Ezek ch 3 and 33. 

 I end with Spurgeon today very fitting.

“Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well, the rain also filleth the pools.”
- Psa_84:6

This teaches us that the comfort obtained by a one may often prove serviceable to another; just as wells would be used by the company who came after. We read some book full of consolation, which is like Jonathan’s rod, dropping with honey. Ah! we think our brother has been here before us, and digged this well for us as well as for himself. Many a “Night of Weeping,” “Midnight Harmonies,” an “Eternal Day,” “A Crook in the Lot,” a “Comfort for Mourners,” has been a well digged by a pilgrim for himself, but has proved quite as useful to others. Specially we notice this in the Psalms, such as that beginning, “Why art thou cast down, O my soul?” Travellers have been delighted to see the footprint of man on a barren shore, and we love to see the waymarks of pilgrims while passing through the vale of tears.

The pilgrims dig the well, but, strange enough, it fills from the top instead of the bottom. We use the means, but the blessing does not spring from the means. We dig a well, but heaven fills it with rain. The horse is prepared against the day of battle, but safety is of the Lord. The means are connected with the end, but they do not of themselves produce it. See here the rain fills the pools, so that the wells become useful as reservoirs for the water; labour is not lost, but yet it does not supersede divine help.

Grace may well be compared to rain for its purity, for its refreshing and vivifying influence, for its coming alone from above, and for the sovereignty with which it is given or withheld. May our readers have showers of blessing, and may the wells they have digged be filled with water! Oh, what are means and ordinances without the smile of heaven! They are as clouds without rain, and pools without water. O God of love, open the windows of heaven and pour us out a blessing!