Friday, February 24, 2017

Worship as a Lifestyle

This is from the blog ecomalen:
Jeremiah 35 was given to me. This is a chapter I had never read before but I believe is relevant to us today. It tells the story of how Jeremiah was instructed to go and speak to the Racabites.
They were a group of very simple living people who lived above the sinful lifestyle of the cities. They were nomads. They did not even settle down to one spot when they were in the city. They were constantly on the move. They were people of very high morals.  Their lifestyle depicts the fact that all believers are strangers in this land. This is not our home. We are headed for our home in heaven. They were not materialistic people and we can learn from this. Their religious convictions were similar to the Israelites but the difference was that they lived more holy lives than the Israelites.
These Rechabites were rewarded for living a holy life by obeying the commandments of Jonadab. God never overlooks even one person who is living upright before Him. They had made a stand, and had not backslidden . God respects this type of loyalty and faithfulness. I believe this applies to us. We are not called to be just ‘christians’. With so many people using the word and with so many different meanings perhaps it has little relevance to us now. People often think of the Israelites but not much mention is given to the Racabites who lived a very holy life, a life set apart and although they lived among and were related to the Israelites God used them to show the Israelites that if you want to follow God you have to set yourself apart. There have been many movements that we can learn from like this and again in the 16th century the movement of the ‘Quakers’ was founded , a movement that pushed away from ‘mainstream Christianity’ (whatever that means) to search for truth and the roots of faith and God’s face.
I wanted to share this with you that when you set yourself apart God can do mighty things so don’t go with the flow and follow the crowd. God bless you.

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The Day of the Lord--Francis Howgill
The Inward Cross--Hall Worthington

Monday, February 20, 2017

Leftists Attack Melania Trump's Invocation of 'The Lord's Prayer'

President Donald Trump with First Lady Melania Trump

By Breitbart News

After First Lady Melania Trump opened President Donald Trump’s campaign rally Saturday in Florida with “The Lord’s Prayer,” she was savagely attacked by leftists on social media, disparaging her for her religious faith, her accent, and other things.

From Fox News:
Leftists on social media tore into First Lady Melania Trump, mocking her accent and religion and branding her everything from a hostage to a whore – all for the secular offense of reciting “The Lord’s Prayer.”
Melania Trump began President Trump’s rally Saturday in Florida by delivering the prayer, which Christians – many of whom recite the prayer in church each week – believe was first said by Jesus Christ. The crowd at Orlando-Melbourne Airport received the prayer enthusiastically.
Left-leaning social media users were a different story, however.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

A Court Order

Dreams from the LORD 2011-2017
12 February 2017

Last night I had a dream where I was at my Grandpa Shey's house in southern Iowa.  This family that I knew from Jackson, Wyoming were also in that house.  I told that family that they could stay at Grandpa Shey's house for a while.
I have known the parents of that family from Jackson since 2003; I have hitchhiked through Jackson many, many times over the years (from October 2000 through November 2016) and I would visit them when I passed through town.  I have never liked Jackson:  that town comes across as a liberal, pro-abortion, enviro-pagan sewer.  It seems like most of the Christian churches in Jackson are too worldly.  I have always wondered why the Lord has had me hitchhike through Jackson so often over the years.
In the second part of the dream, I met this young man.  He is married to a young lady that I knew slightly years ago---they are both from Jackson, Wyoming.  He walked up to me and gave me a court document.  It was a court order that prohibited me from visiting his wife.  When he gave me the court document, I was a bit flabbergasted because I really didn't know his wife that well.
I believe I know what this dream means.  The Lord has closed the door on Jackson, Wyoming.  I will hitchhike through Jackson no more forever.
The sad thing about that family from Jackson is that, in the past few years, they have been spending time with a local pastor.  That pastor and his wife hate the Holy Ghost (I have been to a couple of their Bible studies).  I know that I have asked the parents of that family if they REALLY were having any fellowship with that pastor.  I know I didn't have any fellowship with him.  Birds of a feather flock together.
Jackson, Wyoming should be renamed Baal Worship City.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Heart of a Priest

This is from the blog A Word in Season:
Part 6
“For Jehovah’s portion is His people”
Deuteronomy 32:9 (LITV)
The true priests of the Lord know deep within the very core of their hearts that God’s people are His portion in the earth. They carry the burden of knowing that the condition of God’s people, their manner of life, their love for Jesus and one another is paramount to all other things. They cannot be content with the prevalent “business as usual” attitude. True priests are concerned with the fervor, the passion and the temper of God’s Church. True priests are concerned with the purity of heart by which the service and the offerings are brought unto the altar of the Lord. It is one thing to go through the motions of a Sunday meeting where the rote of a “service” is conducted; it is another thing all together when the praise and worship unto God proceeds from hearts filled with the wonder of His Love. Men and women who are content with tepid offerings unto God and the religious garb of a priesthood that delights in the pews being full rather than hearts being full, are hirelings. They are satiated with outward things but the fire within has long gone out.
Those who burn with the fire of God’s love know that nothing less than sacrifice offered with the Holy Fire of God is able to bring forth the sweet aroma unto our God. The Epistles of the New Testament burn with words of fire that flowed from hearts that were aflame for God’s glory, not their own. They were concerned about His inheritance; not their church, fellowship or ministry.
True priests minister truth. They are not interested in being popular or accepted. Their estimation of life is to glorify God and to see that the altar receives the sacrifices and offerings unto God which are offered in Spirit and in Truth (John 4:23-24). Worship flows from hearts that know it is on the basis of God’s grace, His shed blood and His mercy that they are able to stand before Him. Those who know they have been forgiven much love much. Little do God’s people realize that as in the Old Testament so also in the New we are to bring forth sacrifices as a holy priesthood!
“…you also as living stones are being built a spiritual house,
a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices
acceptable to God through Jesus Christ”
1 Peter 2:5
We are to be a nation of priests. That ministry is not for a select few; every member is called into their own vital ministration in God’s economy. A human body does not have non-vital members (unless it is unhealthy), if it is healthy every member participates with their own function within the context of the whole.
“But you are “an elect race,” “a royal priesthood,”
“a holy nation,” “a people for possession,”
so that “you may openly speak of the virtues”
of the One who has called you
out of darkness into His marvelous light”
1 Peter 2:9 (LITV)
Lord, we pray over Your inheritance in our land. Move afresh upon our hearts to see the true call to which you have called us. Let us see our portion in the rising up of your Church to the glory, the beauty and the expression of all that you are. Remove the blindness, the shortsightedness and the apathy from our hearts. Cause us to see how we have been backslidden in our singleness of heart to serve you. Move with great power to turn us from our religious ways, from the ways of the world, from our kingdom building and the seeking of pre-eminence. Cause us to be broken over Your inheritance in our land and bring repentance from seeking the things of this world and the building up of our own houses while your house lays waste (Haggai 1:4-7).
It is a day for us to consider our ways and turn back to the good and right way wherein righteousness and glory dwells. Turn us Oh Lord and we shall be turned.

Monday, February 6, 2017

The Prophetic Significance of Super Bowl 51

Yesterday, the New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime.  It was probably the greatest Super Bowl in the history of the NFL.  The Patriots at one time were behind 28 to 3 in the third quarter and came back and won the game.  It was the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history.

I was rooting for the Falcons because they beat the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game.  I wanted the Packers to go all the way to the Super Bowl, but they didn't quite make it.  So I thought I would go with the Falcons, because I thought it was time that they won their first Super Bowl.

This most recent Super Bowl reminds me of Donald Trump's campaign for the presidency.  On election night, he was behind Hillary Clinton and then eventually pulled out a big win---maybe the most revolutionary win in the history of the United States.  I believe that the Trump Revolution will go down in history as being much more significant and far-reaching than the Reagan Revolution of the 1980s.  How can a non-politician and a non-military general like Donald Trump win the presidency of the United States?  It was the hand of God.

The Trump White House will go through some rough times in the next few months and maybe into the next two years, but the Lord will see that President Trump will be vindicated.  There will be many great victories for American Judaeo-Christianity during the next eight years of Trump's Presidency.

Side note:  A week ago, President Trump predicted that the Patriots would win by eight points.  Some Christians believe that President Trump has a prophetic anointing.  I believe this, also.  A prophet in the White House:  no wonder Satan and left-wing politicians, academics and media hate him so much.

God bless President Trump and congratulations to Coach Belichick, quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

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