Wisdom for the Hour – Will Give you Peace and Power

Proverbs 28 and 29We know we are in the Will of God when we Pray and Live the Word of God.

God simply asked me to share these two Proverbs, so people can “Pray Them” and see where they “individually fit” within the parameters he sets forth in this book of great wisdom. Can you see where the USA has been, and where we could be headed, if we make one decision over another? If you are from another Nation, do you see that God’s words apply to your Nation too? This is really incredible insight given for This Hour, and this World’s Stage…especially Proverbs 29…for God will fulfill His Own Word. I am praying you will see and hear that which I do, about the importance of our decision making at this time, at every level; individuals, society, governments, nations. Proverbs 28:28 and Proverbs 29:2 pop out at me in particular, but others may pop out at you, as the Spirit of God gives you insight and wisdom as to the Hour and your own application of activating God’s Power. I just cut/paste this from my bible program. You can look up the scriptures on your lap in your bible, and use any version you’d like if you google them on the internet. Just please familiarize yourself with these scriptures, for they will be a good foundation for the times ahead. These scriptures will speak to believers and unbelievers alike, and if you are searching, God’s Word always holds “your answers”. I am praying that those who view this post will also be given a hunger and thirst after righteousness, and a desire to read more proverbs, more psalms, simple MORE WORD! The Word is the way God communicates His Will the clearest, so pray and ask Him for understanding and to speak to “you”. He loves you so much, and wants you to experience His Peace…as well as His Power…

Proverbs 28 New International Version (NIV)

28 The wicked flee though no one pursues,
    but the righteous are as bold as a lion.

When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers,
    but a ruler with discernment and knowledge maintains order.

A ruler who oppresses the poor
    is like a driving rain that leaves no crops.

Those who forsake instruction praise the wicked,
    but those who heed it resist them.

Evildoers do not understand what is right,
    but those who seek the Lord understand it fully.

Better the poor whose walk is blameless
    than the rich whose ways are perverse.

A discerning son heeds instruction,
    but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.

Whoever increases wealth by taking interest or profit from the poor
    amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.

If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction,
    even their prayers are detestable.

10 Whoever leads the upright along an evil path
    will fall into their own trap,
    but the blameless will receive a good inheritance.

11 The rich are wise in their own eyes;
    one who is poor and discerning sees how deluded they are.

12 When the righteous triumph, there is great elation;
    but when the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding.

13 Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper,
    but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

14 Blessed is the one who always trembles before God,
    but whoever hardens their heart falls into trouble.

15 Like a roaring lion or a charging bear
    is a wicked ruler over a helpless people.

16 A tyrannical ruler practices extortion,
    but one who hates ill-gotten gain will enjoy a long reign.

17 Anyone tormented by the guilt of murder
    will seek refuge in the grave;
    let no one hold them back.

18 The one whose walk is blameless is kept safe,
    but the one whose ways are perverse will fall into the pit.[b]

19 Those who work their land will have abundant food,
    but those who chase fantasies will have their fill of poverty.

20 A faithful person will be richly blessed,
    but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.

21 To show partiality is not good—
    yet a person will do wrong for a piece of bread.

22 The stingy are eager to get rich
    and are unaware that poverty awaits them.

23 Whoever rebukes a person will in the end gain favor
    rather than one who has a flattering tongue.

24 Whoever robs their father or mother
    and says, “It’s not wrong,”
    is partner to one who destroys.

25 The greedy stir up conflict,
    but those who trust in the Lord will prosper.

26 Those who trust in themselves are fools,
    but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.

27 Those who give to the poor will lack nothing,
    but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses.

28 When the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding;
    but when the wicked perish, the righteous thrive.

29 Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes
    will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy.

When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice;
    when the wicked rule, the people groan.

A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father,
    but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

By justice a king gives a country stability,
    but those who are greedy for bribes tear it down.

Those who flatter their neighbors
    are spreading nets for their feet.

Evildoers are snared by their own sin,
    but the righteous shout for joy and are glad.

The righteous care about justice for the poor,
    but the wicked have no such concern.

Mockers stir up a city,
    but the wise turn away anger.

If a wise person goes to court with a fool,
    the fool rages and scoffs, and there is no peace.

10 The bloodthirsty hate a person of integrity
    and seek to kill the upright.

11 Fools give full vent to their rage,
    but the wise bring calm in the end.

12 If a ruler listens to lies,
    all his officials become wicked.

13 The poor and the oppressor have this in common:
    The Lord gives sight to the eyes of both.

14 If a king judges the poor with fairness,
    his throne will be established forever.

15 A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom,
    but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.

16 When the wicked thrive, so does sin,
    but the righteous will see their downfall.

17 Discipline your children, and they will give you peace;
    they will bring you the delights you desire.

18 Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint;
    but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.

19 Servants cannot be corrected by mere words;
    though they understand, they will not respond.

20 Do you see someone who speaks in haste?
    There is more hope for a fool than for them.

21 A servant pampered from youth
    will turn out to be insolent.

22 An angry person stirs up conflict,
    and a hot-tempered person commits many sins.

23 Pride brings a person low,
    but the lowly in spirit gain honor.

24 The accomplices of thieves are their own enemies;
    they are put under oath and dare not testify.

25 Fear of man will prove to be a snare,
    but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.

26 Many seek an audience with a ruler,
    but it is from the Lord that one gets justice.

27 The righteous detest the dishonest;
    the wicked detest the upright.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 29:4 Or who give

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USA-Time To Take A Stand For OUR GOD

Nation under God?I personally am going to stand up and celebrate the true God and Christ Jesus. And I’m going to boldly say, This means closing doors and not opening any windows further to The Enemy!

Already an anti-Christ spirit is loosed throughout the USA from the people who have come here, that serve false gods, and in Revelation, it is this anti-Christ spirit, and the nations under its rule, that fights against God himself at the end of days.

Let’s take a look at the religion, Islam. Those of this faith do not care about our democracy, or our love for God, as much as they have ” a mission” to bring sharia law and their evil ways to all the lands they plan to “take over” for “their god”.

Watch and Listen to the video I have inserted in this post…and see what is already going on across the ocean! It is why we must have our borders protected!!!

I am not attempting to breed hate…

“Jesus said, ‘My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight…’”
John 18:36 (NIV)”

Ours is a “relationship” with God and Christ, through the Holy Spirit. We are to love…rescue…help…extend kindness, etc…to even our enemies, when it comes to relationships we have.

Rather, I am standing up for this country to return to our roots, to declare IN GOD WE TRUST, and be the Christian Country that the USA was created to be!

I stand for God, Jehovah, Father of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, who has blessed our country and will continue to do so if we return unto Him. Do you not desire to live in an environment where love IS possible? Where our laws are not being changed to reflect foreigners laws. Our forefathers had God given wisdom in how to set up our government and constitution, etc. They honored God.

Muslims are people that with their own declarations declare they are faithful to their god over the rules of man…that will kill for their faith. They believe they are superior, and are taught from wee children to destroy us. That we are the infidels.They are not a peaceful people. Christ died for them, yes… but only if they become His…Christians…leaving behind Islam…the religion of their false god…whose fruit is that of terror, murder, hate, and evils beyond description. Just because our God has been protecting us, doesn’t mean it isn’t so, that he is grieved about His blessings not appreciated or Christ not exalted. We are given time to repent, meaning to change our perspective to His.

We have just been under Great Grace, but we are a house of cards that can topple with the pullout of just one of those cards, if we do not repent and turn back to OUR GOD.  Judgment beginning at the house of God is usually “our enemies” beginning their rule “over us”…It has been so throughout scripture. I, for one, think they have gone “too far” and it’s time to get our Nation back Under God.

Therefore, as far as Muslims entering the USA, it is a choice “they” should have to make, to dwell here in our land, and not a choice we make to receive “them”. We are not going to change them. They do not integrate into the societies they are taking over. On a personal level, It is kind of like us saying if a little girl gets raped by an angry sexually deviate evil uncle, she should love him anyway, for she should love. Let him live in the house with her. She should eat with him and pretend he is good. He only rapes her periodically…No way! Evil is evil. We ought not to “entertain” it because we are a peaceful people. Makes sense, she should keep her distance from him, just as we ought to keep such evil away from us! Protect your loved ones! And wise up! Borders are biblical. They keep the good in, not just the bad out. It is time to close the doors and windows, to secure our house, our country…

There are individuals – your friends – maybe even our enemies, those here already, and legally – these can be loved…especially as they may be seeking the truth of God. If our light gets bright from within, this will dispel the darkness. And then there are masses – that take over entire societies. Proverbs 29:18 says, When there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but the one who keeps the law, blessed is he!  I do not want to abide in lawlessness! And even though it will mark the end times, it need not mark the USA. We can separate ourselves out, and make it uncomfortable for evil to stay within our borders.

Other countries are warning us daily from overseas to secure our borders, for they cannot even recognize their own precious communities any longer. But will we listen?

Why not let refugees dwell in Muslim countries if they declare themselves Muslims. And let refugees who have no problem with declaring they will come UNDER Our God, and under the laws of Our Land, as we declare ourselves a Christian Nation, to then come in. How simple is that!  The problem is Obama has declared us “No longer a Christian Nation”. It was spoken from the top down, and now I say “NO! He isn’t right! There are enough Christians left in this land that declare us One Nation Under God. And we have a leader coming up for election that desires us to be declared a Christian nation again. It is our duty to elect him.

Scripture says in Ephesians 6:12, “We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places”..so let’s keep those “spirits-powers-evil hosts” over there…and not be “entertaining them” here… You can be sure they are not going to be entertaining the “Holy Spirit” ! Holiness is the furthest thing from their hearts and minds. Choose you this day whom you will serve. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. This IS our answer: Turn ourselves back to God our Father, and Jesus Christ The Lord. Therein lies our freedom and our future.

Therein lies HOPE for the United States of America: One Nation, Under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice, for all. Yes, I hear you say, “yeah, for ALL, Beth”.. and I say “yes”…but under the watchful eyes of being Under God.

If those win, whose voices say “Take our nation out from Under God, so we can represent the people.” I say, “I would rather have God represent us, then us represent them who choose Him not.” Fearing man is a snare. We need to fear our God who is able to destroy both body and soul, not just body. Under God means we don’t give freedoms to those who are criminals, deviates, those of the LGTV community, and other hosts that are not Under God, and live in direct contradiction to his commandments. These unsaved people are taking us down a downward spiral and the sin abounding is opening doors to every demonic hoard out there, and the USA will implode from within, Christians, if we do not take a stand. The hour we are in is critical.

Not only on our knees…(yet prayer is where we start with God, pleading for Him to heal our land and to change us individually, so our own lives reflect our love for Him) .. But in PUBLIC! We must declare our God! With our Mouth! In our creative expressions! In our conversations! In our lifestyles! In our household priorities of taking time out to worship God, to attend church, keeping our own children disciplined, loving our neighbors, etc.

Fear not standing up for the Lord!! Christians, it is time to do so. If we don’t, God will not let us go (for we are his people), but he will let our nation go (if we collectively choose not to be his people). 

Let’s see how God’s Word challenges us to take Our Stand FOR HIM:

1 Peter 4:12-19 New King James Version (NKJV)

Suffering for God’s Glory

12 Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you;

13 but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.

14 If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.

15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a busybody in other people’s matters.

16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter.

17 For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?

18 Now

“If the righteous one is scarcely saved,
Where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?”

19 Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.

Learning What NOT To Do as a Nation Under God

Nation under God?

 

The USA has been responding to God as the nation of ancient Israel did, right before their Enemies were made to Rule Over Them. God has not changed, and has given to us an incredible warning passage, Psalm 106, that holds key observations and similarities between our nations. It reveals their actions and his responses, so we can literally learn from ISRAEL, what NOT to do.

The first verse assures us that God’s mercy is always and forever available to us, for He is a Good God. Oh how wonderful it would be, if we would each respond as God desires us to, so we can collectively keep ourselves as a Nation Under God, Indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for all.  Clearly we need to turn toward Him to stay in our blessed state of existence, for justice and righteousness are the foundation of his throne. There is no liberty or justice apart from God. It is a deadly lie of the modern world that liberty is “apart from” submission to our Creator and King. He is our supreme authority at all times, and His Word reveals His Will.

HERE IS MY OUTLINE OF THE CHAPTER – PSALM 106

Psalm 106:1

Praise the Lord, for He is Good…for His Mercy endures forever!

  1. Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord? Who can declare all his praise?
  1. Blessed are those who keep justice and he who does righteousness at all times!

It is interesting that a prayer begins the chapter, as the nation’s sins are then acknowledged, for future generations to see, and to learn from. We can learn from their mistakes, from seeing God’s responses, and how godly men can indeed “intervene” when sin is standing in the way of God’s merciful nature and turning him toward wrath. Clearly, as scripture says, “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much!”

The remarkable prayer that begins the chapter:

“Remember me Lord with the favor you have toward your people…

visit me with your salvation…

that I may see the benefit of your chosen ones…

that I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation…

that I may glory with your inheritance.”

Now let’s observe what the people did against God….that we may learn… and turn:

  • sinned with our fathers
  • have committed iniquity
  • have done wickedly
  • did not understand your wonders
  • did not remember the multitude of your mercies
  • instead… rebelled against God
  • soon forgot his works
  • did not wait for his counsel
  • lusted exceedingly in the wilderness
  • tested God in the desert.
    • And He gave them their request, but sent leanness into their soul.
  • envied leadership and spoke against their spiritual authorities, Moses and Aaron.
    • The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan and Abiram, and fire burned up the wicked.
  • exchanged their glory (God), for an image of an ox that eats grass
  • forgot God and his works and awesome things done
    • Therefore He said that He would destroy them.
      • But Moses stood in the breach, interceded, and turned away his wrath
  • despised the “pleasant” land
  • complained in their tents
  • did not heed the voice of the Lord
    • Therefore He raised his hand in an oath to overthrow them in the wilderness.
  • joined themselves to Baal, and ate sacrifices made to the dead
  • provoked him to anger with their deeds
    • Therefore a plague broke out
      • And Phineas stood up and intervened in the plague was stopped
      • The plague was stopped and that intervention was accounted to him for righteousness.
  •  angered him also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses on account of them..
  • they rebelled against His Spirit so that he, Moses, spoke rashly with his lips. (leaders are held accountable by God as they lead; he wasn’t allowed into the promised land, that he led them to)
  • did not destroy the peoples, concerning whom the Lord had commanded them.
  • mingled with the Gentiles (those who did not know or follow Jehovah)
  • learned their works and served their idols, which became a snare to them.
  • sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons..shed their blood to idols of Canaan, polluted the land with blood.
  • were defiled by their own works.
  • played the harlot by their own deeds.
    • Therefore the wrath of the Lord was kindled against his people, so that he abhored his own inheritance.
    • He gave them into the hand of the Gentiles and those who hated them ruled over them.
    • Their enemies also oppressed them and they were brought into subjection under their hand.
  • Many times he delivered them, but they rebelled in their counsel and were brought low for their iniquity.
    • Nevertheless, he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry, and for their sake he remembered his covenant and relented according to the multitude of his mercies.
    • He also made them to be pitied by all those who carried them away captive.

The Chapter ends with another remarkable prayer:

Save us, oh Lord our God… and gather us from among the Gentiles… to give thanks to your holy name… and to triumph in your praise! 

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting!

And let all the people say, Amen.

Praise the Lord!

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NOW… Why is all this shared? Because I have GOOD NEWS and I have BAD NEWS:

The GOOD NEWS is...Jesus took God’s wrath upon himself, so if you repent as an individual of any of these sins listed in Psalm 106, and believe Jesus took away God’s wrath toward you, you can rest at ease and pray for the nation to turn toward God too. Even in this chapter we see clearly it is God’s desire to extend Mercy over Judgment.

Wrath

 

 

 

 

 

YET, THE BAD NEWS is.…He who does not Believe the Son shall not see life but the Wrath of God abides on him.  And the wrath of God IS revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness. God has indeed made The Truth evident to mankind of how He looks upon ungodliness (evil behavior) and unrighteousness (believing we are good and righteous in our own right or that there is another way to reconcile with God.) Take a look at the detail of these verses in the pictures:

Life or Wrath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friends, Christ is the GOOD NEWS amidst THE BAD NEWS. Always was and always will be THE ANSWER for an individual’s sin problem!

So…What About The Nation ?  The USA? and it’s sins collectively???

We have been met with great mercies, yet the Lord is calling for individuals to come to Him, and as he “collectively sees” hearts after Him, he can hold back wrath. If, however, we are as Israel, and continue in our rebellious ways, collectively as a Nation, we can expect nothing else but God’s Wrath to be extended upon the USA. We have indeed committed the same sins as Israel, his chosen people did. They started out blessed and delivered, as the USA has… but they were brought into captivity and judgment. What will be Our Fate as a country? If we are the same toward GOD, as Israel was in days of old, then we know we will be taken captive by our enemies.

Can YOU make a difference? Yes, of course!!!

Come to Jesus and be reconciled to God! Repent of sin and receive sweet cleansing and reconciliation to God through Christ.  In Christ is everything you need! Ever!  Be saved. Be water baptized to identify with Him, and ask Him to baptize you with His Spirit to receive power to go through the end times now upon us, and to be his witness! His Word will be a lamp to your path, and his hands will take a hold of yours and lead you…as his Spirit comes to dwell within you. Trust and obey Him. As you align yourself to Him, you will receive such a sweet abiding presence of His Spirit within you, and will be just fine, no matter what the future holds.

Only God knows whether we have, as a Nation, tipped the scales toward his wrath… so Today, If you Hear His Voice, Harden not your heart.  Your being saved as “an individual” whether you live or die, is what is important right now. Cry out to Jesus, and God will be be reconciled to you through Jesus’ blood. He is The Way! And YOU become the righteousness of God in Christ, and He will no longer see your unrighteousness, but His Son’s Righteousness in you.

Amen. Truly the Good News for a nation and an individual is Christ!! For the wrath of God was turned away, as the love of God gave us Christ, who took the wages of sin upon Himself, that those WHO BELIEVE IN HIM MIGHT BE SAVED!

The End … at God’s Appointed Time

Clearly, “at the appointed time”  The End of all things will come.

God's appointed Time - Copy

And clearly, The Living God knows the endings from the beginnings…and future history has been determined even as we live in the today of our own individual lives. The triumph that comes from trusting in what God has revealed of what the future holds, is what I want you to know!

I just read through the book of Daniel today in my bible …a very difficult-to-understand book, but I want to record some simple truths to share with you today, regarding The End of All Things. Why? Because I think a godly perspective gives understanding, wisdom, and focus, and some of you may not have visited this book for awhile.

I am not going to focus on Daniel or his life…but rather share insight into “The End”…which was revealed to him by God, and is shared with us who are living in “today”! Yes, much understanding is actually sealed up until the end, but as time unfolds we gain more and more momentum, and more can be understood as time seems to be accelerating. I don’t know the interpretations to these visions, for they remain a mystery to me in many ways, but TODAY, you and I can know some powerful simple truths about what’s coming and what’s ahead for us, that can strengthen us immensely!!

It was God who showed these things to Daniel, who recorded the visions of what was to come forth in the future, though they troubled him, making him physically ill. He wrote down the revelation and made it plain, and now we have it to give us “encouragement” to face our future.

Rest assured, NOTHING in modern time is a surprise to God. Nothing that will happen in the future will be without his foreknowledge. He KNOWS what’s what, people! And it is all predetermined! But how “you and I” fit into this Eternal PLAN, is really up to us. And how we walk our daily walk can be determined by our gaining some understanding into the future. Ignorance of spiritual truth and lack of knowledge regarding God’s plan can be very costly to a person and a nation!

First let’s see what simple truths Daniel shares about The End:

The END includes:

  • A kingdom which shall not be destroyed…it is everlasting. (It is the Kingdom of God.)
  • A dominion that endures to the end…forever! (It is the rule and reign of Jesus, the Christ, the Son of the Living God.)
  • Jesus Christ is given by God…dominion, glory, and a kingdom…that all peoples, nations and languages will serve him! … it’s an everlasting dominion!
  • God has a 1000 thousands serving him and 10,000 ten-thousands standing before him as the court is seated, and the books are open. Is your name written in the Lamb’s Book of Life? What is being recorded in the books about you?
  • The kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the Saints of The Most High!

This is the end of the matter, Saints! God’s Kingdom and Christ’s dominion is everlasting, and WE WILL INHERIT THIS KINGDOM!

What an awesome and incredible future awaits us all!  We have no reason to be sad, worried, fearful, depressed, or confounded. We have been told OUR FUTURE!!

So what will happen up until the appointed time?

  • The people who know their God shall be strong and carry out great exploits!
  • Some with understanding, will fall… to refine them… purify them… make them white…until the time of the end, because it is still for the appointed time.
  • There will be a time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation even to that time. And at that time God’s people shall be delivered... everyone who is found written in the book… and many who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake… some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
  • Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament…those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever. (I.e. We will be glorified! at least those who are WISE and TURN MANY TO RIGHTEOUSNESS will be!)
  • Many will be purified, made white, and refined …but the wicked shall do wickedly… and none of the wicked should understand… but the wise shall understand.

So, as you can see, trouble will continue…such as the world has ever known… the wicked will remain wicked and not understand what’s what… but the WISE  WILL UNDERSTAND.  What?  That THE END has already been determined by Almighty God! And we are already a part of it… those of us who believe in and follow Jesus, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and the only way to the Father!

Do not fear what the future holds, brothers and sisters in Christ. Just as Daniel never feared standing up for God though he was thrown to the Lions and lived among foreigners, don’t fear being thrown to the Lions of modern day. But Fear God, who has the power to save or destroy…which choice is yours: To believe in Jesus and his death and resurrection and coming again, and look forward to his everlasting Kingdom, which all believers are now a part of? or to live for yourself and care nothing about the end of time, refusing to repent or turn toward God, and just “going along with the crowd” to destruction. This will lead to “everlasting destruction” eventually.

The End will come, you see, at its appointed time.

I for one, am happy God’s Word clearly tells us the VERY END OF TIME will come at its appointed time, so we can make it through all that happens between now and then by staying IN CHRIST and Believing In His Eternal Kingdom. Then no matter what happens to our earthly nation…be it the USA, or another nation of the world… and no matter what happens to us individually as far as how we would die or suffer, we KNOW an eternal kingdom awaits The Saints of God, and we need not live in fear. Ever! We can be REJOICING even now, for we know what The End includes! God’s got this!!!

This will take faith on the part of the Saints. And it may mean making a stand, as Daniel did in his day, as he was surrounded by people who served other gods. His life was in danger, yes! Yet, His Faith led to others coming to the True and Living God, and our faith will do the same!

Here is a verse in the New Testament that simply confirms what God showed Daniel in the old testament: Colossians 1:9-13

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and long suffering with joyfulness; 12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us qualified to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.

Accept Christ – And inherit His Kingdom! It’s as simple as this friends. He paid the cost to redeem you from the Kingdom of this World, and deliver you out of darkness… Just receive what He did for you. Then live for him… as the verses above describe. You’ll be SO TRIUMPHANT if you simply ABIDE IN CHRIST!!

 

Written by Beth Ann Smith

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USA – NOW is the Time to Make OUR Choice

Which Choice Will You Make?Years ago the Lord spoke the words to me: “Ask not, is my agenda God’s? Ask, rather, Is God’s agenda mine.”

The Lord also highlighted the scripture, Isaiah 50:10-11, Who is among you that fears the Lord?  that obeys the voice of his servant? (Jesus) that walks in darkness and has no light ? Let him trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God! Behold, all of you who Kindle a Fire and encircle yourself with Firebrands, walk in the light of your fire,  and among the brands you have set ablaze. This “you” will have from my hand: YOU will lie down IN TORMENT.”  Meaning we’d better pause to think and not “react” concerning any of the complex decisions to be made for ourselves and our country, without consulting the Lord God and really “knowing” what we are doing or about to do.

And I was also very aware of this verse of Isaiah 48: 22, “There is no peace for the wicked” says the Lord.

“So anyway this morning the Lord melted these verses together in my heart, and then He began to speak to me of individuals and nations in light of the current world scene. I am simply sharing what I feel the Holy Spirit shared with me, in my OWN words, and not that of someone else, except God’s, through scripture. After all I am to be “a witness”. 

Some confusion comes to all of us, throughout the world, leaders and ordinary folk alike, for each nation we speak of has both good and evil within it, for there are good and evil people within it. Not all the people of France are good and not all are evil… not all the people of Syria are good and not all are evil, and not all the people in the US are good and not all are evil. Same is true of each and every nation, including Israel.

It is when a nation collectively, as a whole, represents their GOD, that then “the distinction” of the NATION itself is declared to The World.

The USA, in the past, was always represented as a righteous God-fearing nation, swift to punish evil, and swift to provide aid to the oppressed, etc. In recent years other nations have come to look at us as away from God and reprobate in morals and values, and not aligning ourselves with the God of our founding fathers of the USA… i.e. God and Jesus and Holy Spirit with the bible and constitution as our guidebooks. This is the same God who has declared Israel as His Chosen People, the God is Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the founders of The Faith. Our main leadership doesn’t appear to be representing it’s people… or do they? Are we turning toward God or are we turning away from God, collectively as a nation? At the present time, I think only God himself, who sees the heart of each one in the USA, knows the answer to this question presenting itself. It is only as we make the choice and declare our allegiance through word and actions that we collectively begin to see WHO we are as a nation. This is what is happening now, and it is not to be feared. We have been paralyzed in indecision as a country for too long.

What happens when we go after evil as a nation, is that the whole nation is affected…both for good or bad. Innocent are killed while doing nothing, and innocent are killed by doing something! Either way! and that is what brings complication! Man cannot sort out the good and evil individuals…only God can! When we see them as evil or good we can determine them by their fruits, so an evil man will “become visible eventually”. The warning is, that evil men may not display the evil immediately…but eventually they will.  We’re talking the individual with his evil heart…a heart that is set against the one true God and disobedient to His Words.  Evil men are within the USA, just as they are in Syria.

God himself declares in Isaiah 45:22-25  “TURN TO ME, AND BE SAVED, ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. FOR I AM GOD, AND THERE IS NO OTHER. I have sworn by myself, the Word has gone forth from my mouth and in righteousness, and will not turn back, that to me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear allegiance. THEY will say of me, “Only in the Lord are righteousness and strength.” They will come to him. And all who were angry at him will be put to shame. In the LORD all the offspring of Israel will be justified and will glory.

These things we know for a fact from the Word of God, and this is not “opinion”:

  1. God has sworn to Keep Israel. And “all the offspring of Israel” will be justified and will glory according to the verse above. SO, to make God’s agenda ours as a nation, we the United States must side with Israel and its allies. We must remain allies with Israel against Israel’s enemies.
  • Isaiah 45:17 gives just one glimpse of this well-defined promise of God: “Israel has been saved by the Lord. With an EVERLASTING salvation. You will not be put to shame or humiliation TO ALL ETERNITY.” This means, if we want to stay in God’s will we will stay on God’s side! It’s quite that simple. Israel’s enemies as nations are not to be our “friends” as nations. So to not bring in Syrian refugees is to not welcome enemies of Israel. These enemies will eventually turn into our enemies, from within, if they oppose, as Muslims do, the people of Israel.
  1. God invites the nations to come to him, BUT IF they choose to serve a different God, than the one true God, they have made their choice. They have chosen collectively to BE Muslim and Islam countries, or Pagan, or Hindu or Buddhist countries. And USA has a choice to make too! Will we serve the ONE TRUE GOD and be preserved, or turn into a nation that serves only itself and pleasures of sin and many different gods. Our choice, as a nation, will indeed, matter, in how God protects us as a nation. We need to be praying, sharing our faith, standing up for righteousness, and asking for revival of our individual hearts and that for us as a nation.
  1. So what about the INDIVIDUALS? The ones Jesus died for, to give His Righteousness and Love to? Each one in every country is given free will to choose to turn to the one true God and His Christ…Jesus. No one will be turned away from the gift of salvation if they turn to Christ…The LOVER of their soul, not the TAKER of their soul. Each one, in each country. None of us is righteous in ourselves. We have all sinned and fall short. But Jesus is The Way, the Truth, and The Light, and no man comes into God but through Him. So this means then, that two things could happen:
  • If the individuals of a nation, including the USA, turn toward God…If the numbers do, as in a revival…they can overcome their enemies within their own nation, through Christ. In other words, if enough Syrians accepted Christ, the good ones, the refugees we want to stand up for, then God would help them rise up against the evil and God would deliver them within their own countries from those that displaced them. Syrians rising against Syrians in the name of Jesus instead of the name of Allah and Mohammad. Right now, they are just destroying each other for they are all in the name of Allah, a false destructive god, whose ideology corrupts the hearts of men, and destroys its women and children.  History has revealed this truth, though The Light must expose the darkness of Islam, to expose it to its deceived followers. Jesus is called The Light. He has revealed himself to all who seek Him or Truth, for he is The truth.
  • And the USA, collectively, has a choice to make too! Will we serve God or turn into a nation that serves only itself and pleasures of sin and many different gods, including pride in ourselves as a country even without God.  We have our own civil war going on, even amongst our leaders. Let’s listen to those who are trying to turn this nation back to God! This calls for serious prayer and involvement on the part of the Saints. Our choice, as a nation, will indeed, matter, on individuals’ choices…in how God protects us as a nation. We need to be praying, sharing our faith, standing up for righteousness, and asking for revival of our individual hearts and that for us as a nation.
  • Even Israel, to know the salvation of the God who calls them His People, must come to recognize THEIR MESSIAH, has already come, and is Christ Jesus the Lord. He, when recognized by Him, will rise up with zeal and take over as Lord of Hosts. He is waiting on His own People to leave behind their rituals and traditions and to recognize who Jesus really is. He came to individuals, who make up nations, and so GOD THE FATHER is patiently waiting for mankind to CHOOSE CHRIST, the Lamb of God, who was slain, to remove sin, and to destroy the works of Satan.

Psalms 108 :12-13 says “Oh, give us help against the adversary, for deliverance BY MAN is in vain!  THROUGH GOD we will do valiantly, and it is HE who shall TREAD DOWN our adversaries.”

This verse is applicable to nations and individuals both.

Christmas is coming. Christ was born. Simeon, declared as he held and beheld the baby Jesus, who is The Christ : “My eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples. A LIGHT of revelation to the Gentiles and the GLORY OF your people Israel.”

Christ showed us all the will of his Father was to bring forth life, and that more abundant.. To heal and make whole. And He gave himself FOR MANKIND, the whole world, no respecter of persons. Love dictates what God does, as it was demonstrated in what Christ did… He was His exact representation. But evil men destroyed Christ and Satan thought he won, BUT HE DID NOT WIN! Christ destroyed death, and raised from the dead, and gives LIFE and will one day raise from the dead all those who serve God through Him. The scripture says in I John 3:8, “He who commits sin is from Satan, because Satan is a sinner from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this reason: To destroy the works of Satan.”

The declaration by angels as Christ came?  “Glory to God in the highest ! and On earth, PEACE, and GOOD WILL toward  men!”  

Isaiah 9:7 declares: “7 Of the increase of His government and peace THERE SHALL BE NO END, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth EVEN FOR EVER. The ZEAL  of the LORD OF HOSTS will perform this. “

CHOOSE YOU …THIS DAY…WHOM YOU WILL SERVE.

Joshua 24:14-15 says: 14 “NOW therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. 15 And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

For those “on the fence” about the need to make a choice, I want to share Malachi 3:16-18:

“Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another,  and the Lord gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for those who fear the Lord and who is esteem his name. “They will be mine” says the Lord of hosts “on the day that I prepare my own possession. AND I will spare them as a man spears his own son who serves him, so you will again distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve him.”

I, for the record, STAND WITH the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob…the GREAT DELIVERER, and JESUS CHRIST…the GREAT SAVIOR…and listen to the HOLY SPIRIT, the GREAT COMFORTER. Ours is a “relationship” with a God who GAVE and didn’t take. He even GAVE his own son while we were YET SINNERS. He is long-suffering and patient with mankind, not willing that any should perish.

Who will YOU stand with?

Individuals can no longer “stand ON the fence”… we each MUST CHOOSE.

One must ask his or her self , Who IS  “MY” God?

If I choose Christ, I cannot side with the “other god.” I cannot serve God and mammon… I cannot serve God and Islam… I cannot serve God and Satan… I cannot serve God and Evil.

For He declares, “THERE IS NO OTHER”.

God himself declares in Isaiah 45:22-25  “TURN TO ME, AND BE SAVED, ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. FOR I AM GOD, AND THERE IS NO OTHER. I have sworn by myself, the Word has gone forth from my mouth and in righteousness, and will not turn back, that to me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear allegiance. THEY will say of me, “Only in the Lord are righteousness and strength.” They will come to him. And all who were angry at him will be put to shame. In the LORD all the offspring of Israel will be justified and will glory.”

Seems to me, one key is illuminated now, isn’t it?

Which Choice Will You Make?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shared by Beth Ann Smith, 11-19-2015, just a middle-aged ordinary woman, who seeks truth and loves and worships her God, and has no agenda, but to be obedient and faithful TO CHRIST the Lord.  

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