Monday, May 30, 2011

Crossroads - UPDATED

Wow. What a crazy week. We have had a lovely time. My grandfather is much better. My mom's sister has been up from Casper. My parents and her and my uncle all talked about what we could do about my grandparents living situation. Nothing really presented itself. But my aunt said that she needs to move from her apartment down in Casper before the winter and that they had just raised her rent $200 a month. In order for her to make ends meet she would need to start working full time at her job, which she really doesn't want to do because she is 67 years old.

She asks us to pray for her to see if it is the Lord's will for her to move up from Casper to Greybull so that she could be near my grandparents and look out for them and drive them around etc. So we prayed that if it was the Lord's will for her to move up here from Casper that the Lord would open doors for her up here and close the ones down in Casper. She knows that no matter what - she has to move from her apartment down there because the stairs get too icy during the winter and she has to carry her laundry down and with the raised rent - it just was beginning to seem that the Lord was already starting to close the doors down there for her.

Yesterday (Sunday on Memorial Day weekend) she got a call from the local counseling center. She had called them earlier in the week to see if there were any job openings - preferrably part time in her field. The doctor thinks there may be a position available for her and he set up an interview for tomorrow at 11am. Then an apartment that is a two bedroom - ground floor apartment with a washer and dryer in it may also be available that we were actually able to go see today. It is a very cute apartment and would only be $450 a month!

So it seems like the Lord is opening doors up here. Of course everything hinges on this interview tomorrow. My parents have decided to wait until after her interview before we head back to Oregon. We are thinking that if she gets the job, then I will go down to Casper with her and spend the next couple months with her to help her go through all her stuff (my forte) and help her with the move. I would be here with her until sometime in August and we would worry about how I would get back later. If she doesn't get the job - then I will head back to Oregon with my parents. So this crossroads in my aunt's life, may very well be a crossroads in mine. Of course - we know that these things are always ordered by the Lord. Should it be the Lord's will that she move up here and gets the job, I will stay with her for the next couple months. If it is not the Lord's will - then I will return home, with mom and dad. Which isn't really my home either - because I go where the Lord wants me to go and stay where the Lord wants me to stay. I have really known this week that it was the Lord's will that I was here on this vacation with my parents.

So after my aunt's job interview I will know if I head to Oregon or stay in Wyoming. I don't know what my internet access will be for either direction so you will just have to be in suspense until I will be able to get online and let you know which way I went. Sorry guys.

Please pray for my family, my aunt and my parents and my grandparents. That the Lord will continue to look out for us in Jesus name!

Blessings in Christ

Updated - they were unable to let my aunt know if she got the job so I am heading back to Oregon and we will play things by ear.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Butterfly Kisses

This email showed up in my inbox this morning and I thought I would share it with you all. It is from Gary Amirault from Tentmaker Minsitries -
"We often learn the most from our children. Some time ago, a friend of mine punished his 3-year-old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper.

Money was tight, and he became infuriated when the child tried to decorate a box to put under the tree.

Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift to her father the next morning and said, "This is for you, Daddy." He was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, but his anger flared again when he found that the box was empty.

He yelled at her, "Don't you know that when you give someone a present, there's supposed to be something inside of it?"

The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and said, "Oh, Daddy, it's not empty. I blew kisses into the box. All for you, Daddy."

The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little girl, and he begged her forgiveness. My friend told me that he kept that gold box by his bed for years. Whenever he was discouraged, he would take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had put it there.

In a very real sense, each of us as parents has been given a gold container filled with unconditional love and kisses from our children.

There is no more precious possession anyone could hold.
-- unknown author

The world is full of little boxes filled with butterfly kisses if we would but look with the eyes of Christ deep into the hearts of God's children (young and old) all over the world. But we often allow the cares of this world to cloud our vision and therefore miss the thousands of blessings our heavenly Father has scattered along the paths on which we walk. Oh, the joy that would fill our hearts every day, if we could put off those nasty obstacles lodged in our minds...fear, insecurity, anger, bitterness, jealousy, resentment, prejudice, coveteousness, greed, pride, etc.

I had an experience with the Lord in which I walked this earth in perfect love for a few days. People of God, this world is truly a paradise, even today, if one can see with the eyes of His faith. Butterfly kisses around every corner of our walk sent from above from a Father who loves His children with more love than they are able to carry in their little mortal bodies.

Let us pray for perfect vision. Let us beg the Father of lights to be healed forever of those diseases which hinder our God-given vision that we may capture more and more of those butterfly kisses. I believe that the more we are able to capture these butterfly kisses the more the world will see Christ in us and that will set the world on a course of healing.

Let us today purpose in our hearts to give up a few more of those things which cloud our vision. Ask Him, even today to show you a box full of butterfly kisses. Ask Him to heal your eyes that you might not miss the ones He has planned for your tomorrows. It is time we, Children of the Most High, behold the Glory of our Heavenly Father. This world IS filled with His glory even this day...if we are able to see with the eyes of faith, the eyes of our Lord, Savior, and King...King Jesus." --Gary Amirault
Have a wonderful weekend my friends.
Blessings in Christ

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Love Conquers All

Have you ever had the Lord be really obvious about something that He wants you to be working on in your life? Well, the Lord has really been showing me that I need to be more loving and less swordy.

Several of my favorite websites had postings on love and I had been thinking about it a lot but it took a close friend to say to me that I don’t always have to be wielding a sword, that I could concentrate on love more. She was right of course.

We have been driving a lot lately. There are a lot of miles between everything you may want to do in Wyoming so I have had a lot of time to talk to the Lord as I rode in the car. Yesterday we drove to Cody which is about an hour away. I told the Lord, I know I need to be more loving Lord. How do I do that Lord? Can you help me? Where do I start?

I realized that this is a giant in my life. And not the kind of giant you can just rebuke in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and it goes away. It was the 1st Corinthians 13 kind of love. Do I speak with tongues? Yes – but I don’t have love so I am sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal. Do I understand all mysteries and all knowledge? Well, maybe not ALL, but I don’t have love. Do have the rest of that stuff? Not quite but it doesn’t matter because if I don’t have love, I am nothing. I profit nothing. But most of all, without love, the Lord cannot use me.

We had Chinese food last night with my grandparents. My dad broke open a fortune cookie and put the fortune in front of me. “Love conquers all.” Yes Lord. I get it. I thought about the word study I did on the white horse rider a while ago. In Revelation verse 6:2 for “going forth conquering and to conquer.” That word conquer is actually the same Greek word that was translated overcomes all the times before. The text is actually saying “going forth overcoming and to overcome” and I never understood why they didn’t translate it that way. Love overcomes all.

Today my grandmother was making peanut butter cookies. She usually makes them twice a week because even now, they are my grandfather’s favorite. He yells from the other room, “Woman! I need to take another one of those pills.” My grandmother says, “Ok” and stops what she is doing to take a pain pill and some water to my grandfather. She pats him on the hand and smiles and comes back to putting little fork marks on the cookies. She never complains. She never gets angry. She never talks bad about my grandfather even though he is a difficult man. She is strong and steadfast.

That is love – the Lord says to me.

A man that I was close friends with at one point is in jail. He was in jail a while back and I wrote to him a couple times to send him words of encouragement and to let him know that I was praying for him. He had written me back to tell me that those letters really meant something to him. We have since had a fairly major falling out. For consciousness sake, we made up, but we never really talked to each other again.

Today, the Lord began to put on my heart that I need to write to him again in jail. I said, “Lord, we are not even friends anymore. I’m sure the last thing he wants is a letter from me.” Yet, there it was. The gentle insistence was there from the Lord for me to write him a card to let him know that I’m still praying for him. That is true, even though I felt I was praying for him as an enemy and not a friend – although I will not tell him that part. I said, “But Lord, he is a false prophet! I’ve even mentioned his false prophecies on my site!”

The Lord said, “Are false prophecies the unforgivable sin now?”

Hhmmm. No. Ok Lord, I will write him a nice card sending words of encouragement even though he probably hates me now.

That is love – the Lord says to me.

Love is laying down your life for the brethren. Love is forgiving and comforting the brethren so that they will not be swallowed up in overmuch sorrow. Love is reaching out without protecting yourself against possible rejection and betrayal. Love never fails.

Please pray for me to be more loving my friends.
Blessings in Christ

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Elements of God's Word - Wind

My grandfather watches Fox News all day long, so I was watching it with him yesterday and saw all the horror and destruction that has been left in the wake of these tornados. One story in particular really made me cry. There was a boy who just graduated from high school, coming back from the graduation ceremony with his father and uncle in a truck, and the tornado sucked that kid right out of the truck through the sun roof. So far they have not found him. My mom came into the room to ask me what happened and I started to cry as I told her the story. There was another news story about a little two year old boy who was found. His head was split open and he had roof shingles embedded in his abdomen and his mother and sister were dead. My mind instantly made a picture of what it looked like for that little boy to have shingles sticking out of his little stomach. How awful. How incredibly awful.

Later I came online to hear person after person talk about how this was God’s judgment. I had just witnessed the Lord save my grandfather from certain death falling down the stairs and people are saying that My Heavenly Father pulled that kid out the sun roof and embedded roofing tiles in a two year old, not to mention killing all those people and destroying all that property. I lay in bed crying out to the Father, not believing it for a moment saying, “Lord, are they right? Is that really Your judgment?” The Lord showed me who pulled that kid out of the sun roof. It was satan.

I used to think that HAARP was the devil’s weapon that he was using to make hurricanes and earthquakes etc. But the devil doesn’t need man-made weapons in order to cause destruction and mayhem. He can use the wind anytime he wants. He is called the Prince of the Power of the Air for a reason. In Job 1:19 it shows satan’s handiwork – “And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, (Job’s children) and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.”

I have been doing a lot of study lately on false prophets and false prophecies and they all have one thing in common. They love to talk about God’s judgments coming on the land. In Matthew 24 Jesus said that there would be earthquakes and famines and pestilences etc. But Jesus never said that any of those things were God’s judgments. He said they would happen like birth pains and those things are happening like birth pangs – but this is satan’s realm. He is the thief that comes to KILL, STEAL, and DESTROY. Jesus came so that we could have life and have it abundantly. He also came to destroy the works of the devil.

The problem lies in wrongly dividing the Word of God again. I know there will be those that will not be able to receive this, and I am truly sorry about that. The false traditions of God’s wrathful judgments are just too embedded in our belief system for some. Under the Old Testament covenant the children of Israel had real battles against real demon-possessed people and nations. But satan’s realm and his hordes of demons were for the most part concealed. Good and bad were all attributed to God, and God allowed that. The Old Testament is important because it was all written for our learning. But now we are under the New covenant of Jesus Christ. Jesus in his ministry revealed satan and his kingdom. We wrestle not against flesh and blood. This is a spiritual battle against satan and his evil kingdom.

Jesus came to proclaim a Heavenly Father that was a God of love. I know our churches today have watered down the gospel so much that God is made to look like a wishy washy God of love who never corrects His kids. God does correct people and He does judge people, but His judgment is always corrective. God HATED perverted judgment in the Old Testament and still hates it.

Satan has succeeded in not only causing destruction in the form of tornados and floods and earthquakes in this country – killing as many people as he can and destroying as much as he can – he has also succeeded in getting an extremely large amount of believing Christians to believe that God is the one who has done it. After reading this post, there will still be those that will believe it, and will think that I am the one who is wrong. It’s not about me.

God is only just and righteous and his judgments are always corrective. God so LOVED the WORLD that He gave His only begotten Son. It’s not that He so loved the elect. While we were YET SINNERS Jesus died for us. We are all sinners, even those of us who are believers and have been washed by the blood of Jesus. If we say we don’t sin we are liars.

If you had a child who was throwing rocks at cars, you might go out and spank your child. Let’s say the neighbor kid was throwing rocks too, do you go out and beat that kid to a bloody pulp? No. Did God suck that kid out the sun roof? I tell you NO. Did God embed roof tiles in that little kid? I tell you NO. Did God judge America yesterday? NO! Satan is out doing what he does best. DESTROYING. KILLING. BLAMING GOD AND MAKING GOD LOOK LIKE HE IS UNLOVING.

I know there are those people that believe that anytime America moves against Israel God sends a calamity. Well, there are plenty of earthquakes, floods and tornados going on every day when nothing is going on between Israel and America. What about that? Once again, they are wrongly dividing God’s Word. But people are going to believe what they want to believe about that.

God IS Love. God is about saving people not destroying them, no matter what the false prophets may be saying. God’s will is for ALL men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. There will continue to be earthquakes, floods and tornados. It is not God that is doing it, although He is the one that will be blamed for it. Understand who the real enemy is and who it is that we fight against. Satan.

Please pray for those in satan’s destructive path and for the people who have to rebuild their lives. Pray that they can understand the Truth about our Heavenly Father. Pray that they can understand God’s redemptive plan for the world through Jesus Christ our savior. Pray that Jesus will crush satan under His feet soon.

Blessings in Christ

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Old School - UPDATED

My grandparents are both 93 years old, but they are fiercely independent and have all their mental faculties. My grandfather would be a curmudgeon if he wasn’t so dang funny. My grandma never misses a beat when she says, “It’s a good life if you don’t weaken!” My grandfather calls her, “woman” and towers over her 4 foot two frame. But they have been married for 70 years now. Grandma says, “I never thought I would be married for 70 years,” and Grandpa says, “yeah, well it was touch and go there for a while.” It’s so funny because we all know there wasn’t any touch and go for them.

Around the dinner table my grandfather is telling us a story that he remembers from when he was six or seven years old and attending a Catholic elementary school. He says the nun there told them to save their nickels and dimes for the pagan babies. My grandfather said he didn’t know what a pagan baby was, but he knew that he wanted one! He saved up till he had fifty cents. He wasn’t sure how he would care for a pagan baby, so he outfitted a cardboard box that he kept under the bed. He was disappointed that those pagan babies never did show up at his school.

Yesterday as my mother and grandmother were sitting outside enjoying the smell of the lilac trees, my grandmother confided that it is very hard for them to keep living in this house that they have lived in for 30 years. My grandmother has to go down two flights of stairs to do the laundry and the only shower they have is downstairs, so my grandfather has to go down the stairs to have his daily shower. When we got to my uncles house in the next town over, they were telling us that some of the walls in grandma’s house are literally crumbling down. There is also an actual oil well underneath their house that bows the floor in one of the bedrooms. No one thinks they can sell the house; they will just have to bulldoze it when they are done with it. I said, can’t they bulldoze the house, set up the oil well and live off the proceeds? No, the laws in this state are that you can own the land but not the mineral rights. I thought, yeah, of course. Jerks.

Later this morning we were supposed to go pick up my grandparents and drive to Cody for lunch and shopping. But when my grandma came home from church and found my grandfather sitting in his chair, he told her he had fallen down the stairs. He was able to get back up the stairs to sit in his chair, but he was hurting pretty bad and she was going to take him to the hospital. We haven’t heard yet what the doctor said. My grandfather may just be convinced now that they need to move. There are some senior apartments in town that are based on your income. My grandma would like to move there, but they have so much stuff in their house that would need to be gone through. I’m wondering if this will be my next assignment. I guess we shall see.

Please pray for my grandparents.

I’ll check in again soon.
Blessings in Christ

UPDATED - Who ever heard of a 93 year old man falling BACKWARDS down a flight of stairs and walking away without a scratch or a broken bone. That is my Wonderful Heavenly Father at work. I told my mom that the Lord must have a cushion of air around my grandfather. He is ok. He is pretty bruised, but he is definately ok.

Thank you very much for your prayers.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Big Sky Country

Wha..? The world is still here? Hee Hee! Yeah, I kind of thought it would be. Don't get me wrong - I knew it wasn't going to happen but secretly wished it would. I knew I could empatically state that Jesus wasn't coming back yesterday because if I was wrong and Jesus did come back, I would be with Him so I wouldn't be here any longer for anyone to say to me that I was wrong. Safe bet! : )

Anyone who believes that the world is overpopulated has not driven through Montana and Wyoming lately. Believe me, we have lots of room left on this planet.

We are safely tucked away in Greybull Wyoming tonight. We got in too late to see our family, so we are at a motel - one that has excellent internet access unlike the one we stayed in last night. So I just thought I would check in on everyone. Hope you are all doing well.

Take care for now!
Blessings in Christ

Friday, May 20, 2011

False Prophets 101 - Repost

I'm getting ready to drive to Wyoming with my parents for a couple weeks. I will post when I can but most likely not tomorrow. I thought I would repost links to all the False Prophets 101 posts in honor of tomorrow's non-event.

False Prophets 101 - Wolves in Sheeps Clothing

False Prophets 101 - Eyes to See

False Prophets 101 - Cult Mentality

False Prophets 101 - Spiritual Abuse

False Prophets 101 - Another Gospel

False Prophets 101 - Old Testament vs New Testament

False Prophets 101 - Signs in the Heavens

False Prophets 101 - Fables

False Prophets 101 - Preparation

False Prophets 101 – Date Setting

I will most likely be online here and there the next two weeks if you need to email me at

Blessings in Christ!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

False Prophets 101 – Date Setting

I know I touched on this subject a couple days ago, but I want to make some more observations on this subject with Harold Camping’s false May 21, 2011 Rapture date coming just a few days from now.

Of course, I also already stated that I know that absolutely nothing is happening on Saturday. This Harold Camping guy has already proven himself to be a false prophet for setting the date of the Rapture and the end of the world back in 1994.

First of all, as always, we need to know exactly – what does the Word of God say on this subject?

Divination and soothsaying (both of which can be called in our modern vernacular – predicting the future) are strictly prohibited and are considered grave sin to anyone who participates in these practices. In many instances, in the bible, these activities are called “Observing the times.”

Jesus, right before He ascended said to His apostles who asked Him if He would be restoring the Kingdom to Israel, “It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.” In fact, it was THE last thing Jesus said to them. I would think that Jesus’ last words would be important. (Acts 1:6-7)

If Jesus said that it is not for us to know the times or the seasons – why is there so many people who believe that we are to know the times or the season? He also said the following:

“But of that day and hour knoweth NO MAN, no, not the angels of heaven, but MY FATHER ONLY” Matt 24:36

“Watch therefore: for ye KNOW NOT what hour your Lord doth come.” Matt 24:42

“Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye THINK NOT the Son of man cometh.” Matt 24:44

“The lord of that servant shall come in a DAY when he looketh not for him, and in an HOUR that he is not aware of, and shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the HYPOCRITES; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Matt 24:51

“Watch therefore, for ye KNOW NEITHER THE DAY NOR THE HOUR wherein the Son of man cometh.” Matt 25:13

I think that if there had been some hidden way to calculate the time or hour from the scriptures Jesus would have said so. But clearly Jesus said we were not to know the day or the hour or the times or the seasons.

If it is just a question of whether or not we are now in the last days, 1st John 2:18 states “Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come , even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.” That word time is the same Hebrew word Hora that was translated hour in the verses in Matthew. We have been in the last hour and last days since John wrote that verse.

We are to be followers of Christ. We are to watch and pray ALWAYS because Christ could return at any time. If we DID know the day and hour, as these false prophets suppose, then we would party like its 1999 and then clean up our act, repent and be all ready for the day when the Son of man would return, sort of like how they act for Mardi Gras. God knows this about us.

Now I know that it is fascinating to speculate and talk about the coming of our Lord. I wish it was today and this hour. But we are not to be caught up in all this talk about whether the Lord is coming back or not. He is. We know this. We should be ready and watching for his return and praying for the lost, among other things.

But most importantly we are NOT to be setting dates. I believe there may be some out there who have followed date setters and or set dates themselves and have been proven wrong, and are genuinely remorseful. If they were to repent and never set a date again, then they would be forgiven. Unfortunately, it is usually a pride thing and the date setters keep working away feverishly trying to figure out the next date that they can proclaim. I actually knew someone who told me that God told her she would die on Passover, Apr 22nd of this year. I told her I believed that satan had somehow infiltrated her prayer time with the Lord and was trying to make her into a false prophet. Of course, she didn’t want to hang out with me anymore after that. She is posting on her blog as of today, proving that she did not die on Passover. I haven’t gotten any kind of apology or anything, and now, having failed to predict her own death, she is predicting the death of America. Sorry if I don’t feel much like holding my breath on that one.

I know I say that dark days are coming. They are already here. Just look around at our society or watch TV sometime. It doesn’t take a prophecy to see that. All the more reason to watch and pray and to reach the lost while there is still time. How much time? I don’t know – and neither do you. I do, believe that if you meet someone who claims to have some insider knowledge of the day of the return of Christ or the rapture – or even the downfall of America or the stock market – I would be extra cautious before you start selling all your possessions or drink the Kool-aid.

Be wise as serpents and harmless as doves my friends.
Stay away from date setters and from meaningless speculations on the times we are living in. Jesus Christ could come back at anytime, but the Father is long-suffering, because He desires all to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. Thank God for that.

Blessings in Christ

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Around the blogosphere...

It is a really beautiful blue sky day here in Oregon so I am going to get out of the basement and out of the house for a while! At the moment, things are peaceful and quiet in my life so I am using this time to work on things. I'm practicing my guitar and walking and trying to lose some weight. We are getting ready to head to Wyoming for a couple weeks so I will try to post my road trips adventures. For now - here are some inspired writings that I have found on the net today that I think you would like to read:

Jane Doe, Meet Your Sin Nature from Lauren at One Bright Corner blog

Moving Heaven! Part 1
Moving Heaven! Part 2
both from Michael Boldea over at Homeward Bound

5.17 Riding a Lawn Mower Blindfolded from Amy Trosen at Today's Thought

Have a good day my friends!
Blessings in Christ

Monday, May 16, 2011


Aristarchus was a Macedonian, specifically from Thessalonica. He was traveling with Paul and he is mentioned five times in the bible. Five is the number for grace. We see that Aristarchus was in Ephesus with Paul at the time that the crowds were yelling “Great is (the goddess) Diana of the Ephesians” (Acts 19:28) and was pulled into the theatre. Bad things could have happened to Aristarchus if the Lord by way of the townclerk did not intervene on his and the other believer’s behalf.

Paul named Aristarchus a fellowlabourer in the book of Philemon but also a fellowprisoner in the book of Colossians. He followed Paul into his bondage for the Lord and was unwilling to separate himself from Paul’s ministry.

The name Aristarchus means “the best ruler.” In Colossians 4 after listing several believers including Aristarchus, Paul says, “These only are my fellowworkers unto the kingdom of God, which have been a comfort unto me.”

He also has a facebook page. Well, someone has a facebook page in his honor I guess!

I just noticed his name today while I was reading the bible and thought I would share a little bit more about him.

Have a great day my friends!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Little Sanctuary

Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Although I have cast them far off among the heathen, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them as a little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come. Eze 11:16
When the children of Israel were scattered to all the countries around them, the Lord promised that He would be a little sanctuary for them to come and be able to find rest.

The Merrium-Webster online dictionary defines the word sanctuary as a consecrated place or a place of refuge and protection.

Today – the Lord is still that place of refuge. He is our sanctuary and we have no reason to be afraid of the storms and giants of this world. We can rest in His protection.

Blessings in Christ

Friday, May 13, 2011

Spiritual Dishonesty

I am very upset by what I see as a plethora of bad prophecies and fear-mongering going on all over the internet. This billboard above is located just a few miles from my house. I’ll bet that since this guy completely believes that the world is ending next Saturday, he has spent his entire life savings putting these stupid billboards up all over the country. Boy! Is he going to be in for a surprise!

Now I went to his website in order to see where he is coming from. In a nutshell, he is saying that because Noah was in the ark for seven days before the flood, that means that the Lord, (who one day is like a thousand years) was saying that it would be seven thousand years and the world would be destroyed. Pretty simplistic – but ok – I understand what you are saying. He put the flood of Noah’s time at 4990 B.C. He mathematically concludes that 4990 + 2011 = 7001 or something like that. The real problem with his fuzzy math is; try googling Noah’s flood and you will come up with several time frames. Josephus, the famous Jewish historian put Noah’s flood between 2500 and 2300 B.C. where others say it could also be 3600 B.C. The point is it’s kind of hard to nail down the exact year that Noah’s flood happened.

As I have stated before on this blog – the Word can be twisted to say whatever someone wants it to say. Many people before this man have set the date of the end of the world – and you can guarantee – there will be people after him.

I’m here to tell you ABSOLUTELY that the world will not be ending next Saturday because we are leaving that day to go on our trip to Wyoming. We also have plans for Memorial Day weekend.

There is something else that has been upsetting me as well. All these people (and I’m not pointing my fingers at anyone in particular because I have seen SEVERAL Christian websites do this) that make a point of saying that some calamity is coming and either they set a date like the guy above OR they say that the spirit of God is giving them a bad feeling that some calamity is going to happen today or tomorrow. But they clarify it with the phrase, “but I could be wrong.”

Now I looked up the phrase, “I could be wrong” in the bible. Guess what? It’s not in there! In fact, even the Old Testament false prophets wouldn’t be so spiritually dishonest as to attach a clarifier to their false prophecies. Either the Spirit of God told you something or He did not. The minute you added the words, “Maybe I’m wrong” or “I could be wrong.” You became a liar. In order to even put the words “I could be wrong” with your fear-mongering date-setting, you had to know deep down, that the Spirit of God DID NOT tell you that. Because if the Holy Spirit HAD said something to you or put something on your heart – YOU WOULD KNOW IT and there would be no need for any kind of cover-your-own-ass statement like, “Maybe I’m wrong.”

I see this over and over on Christian websites, and I am just appalled. They come out saying the Lord woke them up at 3am with a bad case of heartburn so they know something bad is going to happen today, but, “I could be wrong!” You could be wrong? Buddy! You ARE WRONG! Then of course, nothing happens that day so the next day they come out with the obligatory apology post. So they say they are sorry, but a couple weeks later – here they are again with another, “God told me bad stuff is going to happen but I could be wrong”


I tell you now, you are NOT sorry. You are only sorry that nothing happened to validate you and the lying spirit you are listening too. Because if something HAD happened – you would be right up there at the front of the line claiming that you were right and that God had told you. Oh you are so spiritual!

So I have something important to say to all of the people who are engaged in this pattern of behavior, coming out and saying that the Father told you something bad was going to happen on such and such a date or that something bad is going to happen but you could be wrong and then it doesn’t happen so you have to come out and apologize but later you make another prediction. And believe me when I say, that I say this with the utmost love and concern for your soul.

Shut the hell up.

I’m sorry, does that sound too harsh? Is that too offensive? Well, it’s offensive that you are taking my Father’s name in vain. It is offensive that you are speaking lies in my Father’s name and it is offensive that you have no shame to claim to speak for God and you overthrow the faith of some and drag my Father’s glory through the dirt! How dare you. But, I am trying to be more loving so I will say it again, softly this time.

Shut the hell up. Please.

There are people who are literally salivating at the idea of the downfall of our country, and every other week make false predictions of its demise. Our country will fall sure enough because evil men are destroying it from the inside in order to make way for satan’s evil agenda, and no one is stopping them. There are enough real calamities coming and enough real darkness coming. We don’t need your lies and propaganda and fear-mongering on top of it. Whether or not it is God’s judgment is not for me to say.

If you are hearing from the Lord about some calamity, you had better double and triple check that what you heard is REALLY from the Lord before you go saying, “Thus saith the Lord.” Anything less is spiritual dishonesty.

With great love and concern for the brethren,

New World Next Week

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Super Soldier for Jesus

So I had to get a cavity filled first thing yesterday morning – and it kind of affected my whole day. The first part of the morning the left part of my face was numb even up to my eyeball. The second part, after the numbness wore off, my jaw hurt and I had a headache and did not want to do my normal daily routine. So I sat around on the couch and watched movies most of the day. To be honest – I was kind of milking my wounds as an excuse to be lazy.

The first movie I watched was Splice – which was really disturbing and sick. I do not recommend it. The second movie I watched was Hanna, which was a really good movie. Afterwards I felt a little guilty that I had wasted the day. I began to realize that the movies I watched were both about genetically modified humans.

Russ Dizdar, who I have great love and respect for, wrote a book called “The Black Awakening. Rise of the satanic super soldier and the coming chaos.” I’ve read that book and I listen to his radio program almost every day, if not live, at least on the archives. He has done a lot of deliverance on people who claim to be chosen ones for satan. The movie Hanna reminded me of the satanic super soldier. I thought about the fact that satan is relentless in his training of the super soldiers. They know how to fight, they know how to do spiritual warfare, they know how to speak several languages, they know how to hunt. They have the skills necessary to do whatever it is that the adversary requires them to do to further his evil agenda.

I thought about that, and the fact that, here I am. God has me, and I’m on the couch nursing my wounds doing nothing to further the plans of my Father. So when I woke up this morning I was determined to make some changes. Now I’m not talking about doing anything to make myself righteous or to save myself, don’t misunderstand. That’s all legalism. I’m talking about within what the Lord has given me to do, in His Will, what am I doing? I know that I should be getting more physically fit, walking, learning to play the guitar and blogging. These are things the Lord has specifically laid on me. What the Lord has laid on your life will be different.

There are certain things that we as believers are instructed to do in the Word. We have touched on the armor of light from Ephesians 6, but that is defensive. What does the Word tell us to do offensively? Here are a few:

1.) Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Tim 2:15

We should be studying the Word of God for ourselves, daily. The Word instructs us to be ready (in season, out of season) at all times to give an answer of the hope that is in us. That hope is Christ in us, and can be their hope as well. Also, rightly dividing the Word is just as important. Don’t rely on someone else to rightly divide the word for you – most often than not, they aren’t. Study the Word and pray beforehand that the Holy Spirit will guide you into what is the truth.

2.) Pray without ceasing. 1 Thes 5:17.

There is a place to step into your prayer closet and get on your knees to repent before the Father. But we can’t always stay on our knees all day long. We’ve got places we have to be. So Pray without ceasing. Pray as you go through the aisles at the grocery store. Pray in the waiting room at the doctor’s office. Pray as you work out at the gym and as you drive in rush-hour traffic. Be a prayer warrior for all the lost people in your life, for your local government officials all the way up to the president. Pray spiritual warfare prayers against the adversary’s plans and that the Word of God would have free course. Pray to know the Lord’s specific Will for your life and then for the grace to carry it out.

Pray in tongues also, because the Word says we don’t know what we should pray for as we ought. If you have disrespect for speaking in tongues, then you have disrespect for God’s Word, and the manifestations of the Holy Spirit. If you want to discuss speaking in tongues, if you need help with that, I am available to help or if you disagree, you are welcome to email me at Don’t bother leaving a comment about it, that is not the focus of this blog post, but I will discuss it at length with you through email.

3.) Be not ignorant.

I put a link on the word ignorant to’s word study on ignorant, because the word lists several things we as believers are not to be ignorant of. We are not to be ignorant of spiritual gifts (1 Cor 12:1.) We are not to be ignorant of satan’s devices (2 Cor 2:11.) We are not to be ignorant of many things too numerous to list here. We find out what those things are by studying God’s rightly divided Word.

4.) Understanding what God’s Will for your Life is.

All of our walks before the Father are different. We are part of the body of Christ and members in particular. We all have different callings on our lives. Seek the Lord to what His calling is for your life. Maybe the Lord has already called you to something that seems like it is too big for you to accomplish. For example, maybe the Lord has called you to be a nurse. First you would look into what it takes to become a nurse. You would need to look into local colleges for nursing programs and look into what it entails to get into a local nursing program. Maybe you don’t have money for school, so you would need to look into scholarships.

Whatever the Lord is leading you to do, He will also make a way for it to happen, and nothing is impossible. When I was a single mother of two working as a waitress, someone told me they thought I should go back to school, and I truly believed it was the Lord’s will. I believed that if the Lord wanted me to go to school, then He could make a way for me to go to school without also going into debt. I was able to win several scholarships and I was able to get my Associates Degree without going into debt. I’m just saying, if I can do it, so can you.

Michael Boldea had a great teaching on being a holy nation in terms of spiritual warfare that I thought was very timely:

The Battle For The Borders!

Time is short my friends. Use this time to be a super soldier for Christ and run to do the Father’s Will.

With love

Monday, May 9, 2011

Shroud of Turin

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The Lord has put it on my heart to address from his Holy Word the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin. I suppose I will even lose friends over it, since that is what happened when I addressed the idea of Niburu – the newest fad among my brothers and sisters in Christ. Have I become your enemy because I tell you the truth? I guess so.

Before I start there is some truth from God’s Word that we must be in absolute agreement on.

First – That you, as a reader of this blog, are interested in what IS the TRUTH, and are willing to put away any false doctrines that you may hold in order to have the truth. If you just want to keep your pet doctrines, than nothing I am going to say here will change your mind. Have a good life.

Second – That the Word of God is true and has been supernaturally protected by God to come to us in order that we may know the mind of Christ, and may be able to use the Word to determine what is God’s Truth, and to discern truth from error.

Now I know that the word can be twisted to mean just about anything. So there isn’t going to be any fishy twisting of God’s Word here today, just presenting His Word the way it is written and let it speak for itself.

Third – That God is sovereign and CHANGES NOT. The sins of the past are the sins of today unless otherwise specified. (For example – God made all animals now clean to be eaten and confirmed with His vision to Peter.) Many sins from the law are established as still sins in the New Testament – specifically IDOLATRY, or MAKING IMAGES AND IDOLS, is still forbidden in the New Testament.

So here is what God said specifically about the making of images in the Old Testament:
Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the LORD spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire:

Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,

The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air,

The likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth:

And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven. Deut 4:15-19

Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the LORD your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, which the LORD thy God hath forbidden thee. Deut 4:23
The New Testament has this to say:

Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry. I Cor 10:14

You are welcome to look up idols and idolatry for yourself at

The bible never has had a description of what Jesus Christ looked like. The only thing it says about Jesus, is that he was not beautiful, that someone should desire him (based on his beauty.) It doesn’t say he had a beard, it doesn’t say he had long hair, it doesn’t say he had a flaming heart with thorns around it. It does, however, say that he was beat up so bad that “his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men” Isa 52:14. Other than that Jesus’ looks are never mentioned.

So I would like to posit right now that based on the fact that the Lord was adamantly opposed to the making of images and/or idols of ANY kind, that He would not break His own Word to supernaturally superimpose His own image onto a piece of linen. I can tell you absolutely He would not. But maybe that in and of itself is not proof enough for you.

So here is a picture of the whole shroud. It appears that the bottom of the shroud would have been placed on his feet and then the shroud would have been laid flat over the rest of his body to his head and then would go over the top of the head of the man in order to get the whole backside onto the shroud. Never mind that even artistically it is bad perspective, but the Word says this:

Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,

And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. John 20:6-7

It was the custom to wrap the head of the deceased with a separate napkin and God’s Word clearly states that the napkin that wrapped Christ’s head was SEPARATE from the rest of the linen clothes that he was buried in. It says the same about Lazurus: “And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.” John 11:43-44.

See. No funny business, no twisting of God’s Word. Just the simplicity of the fact that the napkin that was wrapped around the head of Jesus was separate from the rest of the grave clothes proves that the Shroud of Turin is a fake.

Blessings in Christ

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Hug your mom today

Whatever reason you are not talking to your mom, today is the day to forgive her and welcome her back into your life.

Life is too short.

Call your mom, hug your mom, tell your mom you love her.

It will be worth it in the long run.

Blessings in Christ

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Zeal without Knowledge

I recently discovered Voddie Baucham. He has a great teaching on Zeal without Knowledge that I highly recommend that you listen to: Click on link below for popup (Make sure to have it pop up in new window!)

The original is located here along with other teachings he did.

When I was in the cult the Way International, I learned many strange doctrines. All the doctrines that the Way taught were all found in the bible – clear as day. Their doctrines ranged from some fairly innocuous ones like, that Peter denied Christ six times and that there was four crucified with Christ, to some more elaborate and blasphemous ones. Dr. Victor Paul Weirwille, who founded the cult, wrote several books, one of which was called, “Jesus Christ is NOT God.” I read that book, and even believed what was written therein. I read all their books and believed all their doctrines. Why wouldn’t I? How could I, as a baby believer, know that they were leading me astray?

Well, I couldn’t know it. They all believed the same as me. They were all astray themselves even as they were led. Dr. Weirwille claimed a special anointing from the Lord to teach these “truths” out of the bible. He claimed several confirmations from the Lord, that what he was teaching was the ONLY truth. That all those people who didn’t believe like we did, were out from under the protection of God, and especially those who may reject our specific teachings. Those that left the “ministry” were doubly damned because having had the truth, then rejecting it, well, there was no more sacrifice for sin for them, was there? Woe to those who reject the ONE TRUE MINISTRY.

Did you know that you can prove abortion is not a sin out of the bible? Well, they did it in the Way International. You’re not alive until you take your first breath – nephesh kai – or something like that, I don’t remember now. Adam wasn’t alive until God breathed into him the breath of life. It also says that holy “thing” when referring to Mary’s pregnancy. Look it up. It’s there. They just sort of glossed over the fact that John was filled with the Holy Spirit from his mother’s womb. Or the fact that the life of the flesh is in the blood. But all that doesn’t matter. To the undiscerning and in my case, unstable, if it’s in the bible like that, it must be true.

Someone recently wrote an article and I truly apologize because I cannot remember where I read this, that God chooses people’s delusions, and that He will use wrongly dividing the Word to do it. Like homosexual’s who try to prove that homosexuality is not a sin or who (I hate it when they do this) try to teach that David and Johnathan were gay or even Jesus. No. Sorry. The Word doesn’t say those things, yet they will try to prove their false doctrines out of the Word.

In these last days, false prophets and false teachers will abound. I don’t believe that a person has to have evil motives or even be a wolf in sheep’s clothing to be a false teacher. They just have to zealously believe that their false doctrines arrived by wrongly dividing God’s Word, is the absolute truth. Deceiving and being deceived. When I was in the Way – I was filled with false doctrines that I believed wholeheartedly. I loved to go out witnessing and I took several new believers under my wing because I loved God and loved His Word. It wasn’t until later that I found out that what I believed was false. Just like when I believed in a Pre-Trib Rapture. Oh what a sad day of cognitive dissonance that was to learn that Jesus wasn’t going to come take me away from all this before everything turned to crap.

Don’t just be willing to take someone’s word for it, when it comes to knowledge from God’s Word. The Holy Spirit Himself will teach you from the Word. Don’t doubt yourself if you feel like something does not line up with the Word. It probably doesn’t. But unless you make the every single day commitment to study God’s Word for yourself, you are on the edge of being deceived. This whole world is SATURATED in false doctrine, lies and propaganda. Unless you have a solid relationship with the Lord for yourself and are rooted and grounded in the truths of God’s Word – you will be led astray. Your adversary, as a roaring lion, is wandering about seeking whom he may devour and if you are a serious student of the bible and have a tender close relationship with God, well, my friend, you have a target on your head. The adversary will now use every weapon in his arsenal against you and especially your own weaknesses.

Pray that the Lord will protect you from false doctrines and deception. Draw close to the Father, because He is the only safe place to be.

Blessings in Christ

Friday, May 6, 2011

We interrupt this Impending Apocolypse...

for an acoustic musical interlude. This is NOT ME! This is Anna Nalick with the acoustic version of Wreck of the Day:

have a nice Friday my friends.
Listen to some music~!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Elements of God's Word - Water

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day. Gen 1:6-8
The number two in the bible denotes division – and on the second day, God divided the waters that were above the firmament from those that were below the firmament. Water also denotes division or separation, more specifically sanctification.

In the days of Noah EVERY IMAGINATION of the THOUGHTS of men’s HEARTS was ONLY EVIL CONTINUALLY. The Lord used a flood of water to separate Noah out from the rest of humanity. Noah was sanctified and set apart as the very last believer. If the Lord had not caused the flood to happen, Men’s own evil would have ultimately destroyed him. The flood brought a cleansing to the whole world, a baptism – to start fresh and continue God’s plan of redemption.

For some really interesting scientific explanations on the flood you can check this website: The Bible Genesis and Geology:

The fountains of Noah’s and the windows of heaven

More on the windows of heaven of Noah’s flood

The Lord again divided the waters when He parted the Red Sea for the children of Israel to cross over and escape the Egyptians. Again it was a type of baptism – separating the children of Israel out from the Egyptians and sanctifying them in preparation to receive the law – even though the Israelites did not yet know about the law. The Law itself contained many commandments for ritual washings and purification processes with the use of water.

Water is also important in the process of becoming sons of God through Jesus Christ. The very first step when a person believes on the Lord Jesus Christ should be that a person is baptized in water. I know a lot of churches don’t teach that or think it is not important – and they believe that to their own detriment because the Word clearly shows that they believed in water baptism during the book of Acts, and it has very specific spiritual reasons behind it.

When the Lord first called me to quit my job and go out on the road for Him, He instructed me to get water baptized. It was an important step in this journey. So my sister and I went down to the Tualatin River and baptized each other. It was definitely a supernatural event. It is symbolic of being washed of all unrighteousness when you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and also being separated from your mother’s womb (born of water) to be born again of God’s spirit. When you go down into the water – it is like dying with Christ, and coming out of the water – is like rising with Christ. Resurrected a new man.

Jesus Christ is our example to follow. He was the pattern Son for us to follow after Him and do the same things that He did. There are many instances of Jesus and water that are unfortunately too numerous to go into with much detail here. Like, turning water into wine, walking on the water, talking to the woman (who was fetching water for her family and many times the women were the ones who provided the water for their families) at the well about living water, just to name a few.

One of the last things that Jesus did, before He was crucified, was to wash the feet of His disciples. By His humble example – he was teaching His disciples that they were to be humble and wash each other’s feet, that to be a great leader, you had to be all the more humble and make yourself a servant. He was doing this in order to physically show them the principle of washing of water by the Word that is giving your life for the church, as He did. To sanctify and cleanse the church:
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. Eph 5:25-27
Water is also unstable. Jacob, when talking of his son Reuben, called him, “Unstable as water.” Gen 49:4. Water is unstable because you cannot grab it or hold it. It is not firm and is always moving and shifting. Water causes instability. A double-minded man is unstable in all of his ways. James 1:8. Technically, through the first step of water baptism you become a double-minded man. Where before you were just a flesh man, with a carnal mind – now you are flesh and spirit, carnal mind and the mind of Christ and these two are now at war within you.

The process of becoming sons of God is to put off the old man and the carnal mind and to put on the mind of Christ. The mind of Christ has to be dominant so that you will no longer be double-minded, but with single minded focus – pursue holiness and love God with your whole mind.

Today is the day of division. We are again in the days of Noah. Today is the day to choose if you will be carnally minded or if you will put on the mind of Christ. If you will lay down your life for the church and wash the feet of the brethren. If you will wash the brethren with the washing of water by the Word, and strengthen the mind of Christ, or if you will go the way of carnality.
Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Heb 10:22-24
Blessings in Christ!

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Boogie Man is dead

Oh PLEASE!~ Osama Bin Laden has been dead for years and years. Burial at sea MY BUTT! Give me a break. Now I suppose that mysterious terrorist groups that are supposedly all upset about it will have free reign to attack our country (courtesy of those who brought you 9/11)

It is our own government that has it in for us, our own evil shadow government. Of course Obama and his "elite team" according to CNN will have the credit for bringing down the scariest Arab that ever lived. Of course they had to dispose of the body quickly, can't have anybody looking too closely to see that it has been on ice for almost a decade.

Well. With the scary Mr. Bin Laden out of the way - who will be the new Boogie Man? Who will we have that we can use to perpetuate the "war on terror"?

I am warning you - get right with God while there is still time, my friends. Seek Him diligently, and then once you find Him hold on tight and don't let go! It's only going downhill from here.

With love and concern