High Plains Drifter

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Second Coming

New Jerusalem


It was the last week of July in 1982 that I asked Jesus Christ into my life. I was working on my dad's cattle farm in Iowa. I had been suicidal since the age of fifteen. My dad put me in a mental hospital for several days earlier that summer. He had me pay the hospital bill. The psychiatrist diagnosed me as suffering from depression and gave me some medication which didn't do any good.

I remember the morning that I asked Christ into my life. I walked over to the window of my bedroom and looked outside. I then did a 360, turning and looking around at the walls of my bedroom, then returning back to the window.

I said something like, "There is nothing on this planet; there is no reason for me to be here." I was really sick of living and daydreamed of blowing my brains out with a gun.

I then walked over to my bed and got on my knees and said, "Christ, if you are God, will you please come into my life." It was the toughest prayer I have ever prayed in my life. I don't know why, but I didn't feel the Presence of God until three days later. I knew I had eternal life.

For the next three or four years, I went through a time of great tribulation (purification). It was very unpleasant and I still struggled with suicidal thoughts. This was a time of dying to self (I am still dying to self) and letting the Lord have His way with me. He was pruning my vine and it was very painful.

During this three or four years of tribulation, I spent time in three more mental hospitals. This one psychiatrist diagnosed me as manic-depressive. I had to pay another $4,000.00 in hospital bills (this wiped out my hard-earned life savings). My dad later told me that he paid for all of these hospital bills. If I have any integrity in me, it sure didn't come from my dad.

In October of 1985, I prayed another prayer of desperation. I said, "Lord, either You are going to heal me of manic-depression or else I am going to blow my brains out." Less than three months later, my faith in Jesus Christ healed me of manic-depression (demonic bondage). This healing began on the 7th of January in 1986 at a monastery in Nebraska.

I drove back home and told my parents that the Lord healed me of manic-depression. Their reaction was very unfavorable. My dad occasionally would mock me and make fun of me and ask me if I was still on my medication (I was on lithium and a low dosage of an anti-psychotic, which didn't do much good) (I told them that I was getting off of my medication). The mocking by my dad got so bad, that for three days during Easter Week--Thursday, Friday and Saturday--I had this hot, searing pain in my hands, my feet, my side and there was a circle of pain around my head. It was very painful; it really wore me out. I was working on my dad's farm and it was very painful to walk and driving the tractor was difficult. On Easter Sunday, the pain was gone.

When one door closes, another door opens. My family did not receive my powerful testimony of healing, so I left my dad's farm in April of 1986. Eventually I started hitchhiking around the western United States. Being healed of manic-depression and having a sound, healthy mind was absolutely liberating. It was like I had been born again all over again. My hitchhiking led me to central Washington.

In September of 1986, I was living at a Christian hostel in Ellensburg, Washington. It was then that the Lord came to me a Second Time (The Second Coming). Since September of 1986, there has been a constant burning in my forehead (the Presence of God).

Within a week of experiencing The Second Coming, I was attacked by the devil. All day long, there was this evil presence all over me; it was like someone had put a heavy blanket of oppression on me. I got very angry and shouted, "In the Name of Jesus Christ, begone, Satan!" Suddenly, the evil presence was gone. It was such a relief. Praise the Lord!

The Second Coming has been happening to purified vessels (I am still being purified; the Lord is still delivering me of demons) since after the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that the first man to experience The Second Coming was the Apostle John.

John 21: 20-23:
"Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee? Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do? Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me. Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?"


I have been living in New Jerusalem (it is a spiritual city) since September of 1986. I am very grateful for what the Lord has done in my life.

"The Kingdom comes not with observation."

[The Kingdom of Heaven is not seen by our physical eyes, it is perceived in our spirit by the power of the Holy Ghost in spiritual (purified, dead to self) believers.  Also, I would like to add, that The Second Coming IS NOT the Baptism of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues.  I was baptized in the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues in September of 1988--two years after Jesus came to me spiritually The Second Time.] 


I Thessalonians 2: 19:  "Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?"

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George Fox--An Autobiography
Edited by Rufus M. Jones

Chapter IX
"A Visit to the Southern Counties Which Ends in Launceston Jail"
1655-1656

"While I was in prison here, the Baptists and Fifth-monarchy men prophesied that this year Christ should come, and reign upon earth a thousand years. And they looked upon this reign to be outward: when He was come inwardly in the hearts of His people, to reign and rule; where these professors* would not receive Him. So they failed in their prophecy and expectation, and had not the possession of Him. But Christ is come, and doth dwell and reign in the hearts of His people. Thousands, at the door of whose hearts He hath been knocking have opened to Him, and He is come in, and doth sup with them, and they with Him; the heavenly supper with the heavenly and spiritual man. So many of these Baptists and Monarchy-people turned the greatest enemies to the followers of Christ; but He reigns in the hearts of His saints over all their envy."

*professor--someone who professes to be a Christian, but is not really saved. Someone who has Christ in his head, but rejects Christ in his spirit. Outward (false) salvation versus inward (true) salvation: "The letter kills [outward], but the Spirit gives life [inward]."


Chapter XIV
"Labors, Dangers and Sufferings"
1661-1662

"But I told them that the whore was alive in them, and was not burned with God's fire, nor judged in them with the same power and Spirit the Apostles were in; and that their looking for Christ's coming outwardly to set up His kingdom was like the Pharisees' 'Lo here,' and 'Lo there.' But Christ was come, and had set up His kingdom above sixteen hundred years ago, according to Nebuchadnezzar's dream and Daniel's prophecy, and He had dashed to pieces the four monarchies, the great image, with its head of gold, breast and arms of silver, belly and thighs of brass, legs of iron, and its feet part of iron part of clay; and they were all blown away with God's wind, as the chaff in the summer threshing-floor."


Chapter XVII
"At the Work of Organizing"
1667-1670

"Whilst I was under this spiritual suffering the state of the New Jerusalem which comes down out of heaven was opened to me; which some carnal-minded people had looked upon to be like an outward city dropped out of the elements. I saw the beauty and glory of it, the length, the breadth, and the height thereof, all in complete proportion. I saw that all who are within the Light of Christ, and in His faith, of which He is the author; and in the Spirit, the Holy Ghost, which Christ and the holy prophets and apostles were in; and within the grace, and truth, and power of God, which are the walls of the city; -- I saw that such are within the city, are members of it, and have right to eat of the Tree of Life, which yields her fruit every month, and whose leaves are for the healing of the nations.

"Many things more did I see concerning the heavenly city, the New Jerusalem, which are hard to be uttered, and would be hard to be received. But, in short, this holy city is within the Light, and all that are within the Light, are within the city; the gates whereof stand open all the day (for there is no night there), that all may come in."

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II Timothy 3: 5: "Having a form of godliness [the outward appearance of godliness; man-made liturgies, rituals, rules and ordinances that feed the pride of carnal man], but denying the power thereof [the power of the Holy Ghost, spiritual leadings, perceptions; the life lived by a spiritual, dead-to-self man]: from such turn away."

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Below is a comment by Jerry Collins that is right on target when describing The Second Coming.  Jerry Collins' comment is #20 on the post "Is the Japan Earthquake in Bible Prophecy".

  1. jerry collins on April 9th, 2012 7:57 pm
    "I agree with the notes posted on 7/15/2011 by the filter. Jesus did indeed tell his disciples that there were some standing there that would see the kingdom come before they died. Please note that jesus was asked about the kingdom and responded “the kingdom of God cometh not with observation(you can’t see it)neither shall you say lo here or lo there for behold, the kingdom of God is within you”. This is really clear don’t you think? The kingdom is a spiritual kingdom and can’t be seen. The point most people miss is that the kingdom did come just as he said (in their lifetime). Read acts 2 and you will find that Peter did not say this is similar to what the prophets predicted but he said ” this IS THAT which was spoken by the prophet Joel that it will come to pass IN THE LAST DAYS that I will pour out my spirit on all flesh…”. The last days according to Peter were right then and any other interpretation would call Peter’s statement untrue.The last days simply meant the end of the first covenant and the start of the new whereby we can all (jews and gentiles alike) enter the kingdom. This is why in Colossians Paul stated that “he HATH(already)translated us into THE KINGDOM OF HIS DEAR SON”. If Paul could get into the kingdom then, why are we still looking for his kingdom? Jesus also said ” My kingdom is not of this world”; should we deny that he knew what he was talking about. Another thought … in Matthew 24 Jesus was talking directly to HIS DISCIPLES and them ALONE! He never even hinted that anything he spoke about would happen thousands of years later. Read this for yourself and see if this is not true. He never said the frequency of earthquakes meant a sign of anything… same about famines, pestilence, etc. He simply said these are the beginning of sorrows. All this stuff about these things being signs of the last days is false and manmade, it is not in Matthew 24. If you don’t believe this ,show me THE VERSE that says other wise. Also read Matthew 24 verse 34 which clearly says “THIS GENERATION(the one they were living in)shall not pass till ALL these things be fulfilled. There are 15 other places where Jesus used the phrase “this generation or a wicked and adulterous generation” and no one has any doubt that he meant the one present at that time, yet people try to twist his words to fit their purpose. I will take the words of Christ over any theologian any day. Jesus was describing the destruction of the temple and the end of the Jews as the covenant people not some end of the world scenario.( As a matter of fact the Bible never mentions the end of time; Daniel calls it The time of the end. The end of what? Genesis 8 says God will never again destroy every living thing. All these rapture theories describe everyone except the raptured ones being killed contrary to God’s word.)I know that many will disregard this because they have always been taught otherwise; please take this test (as a dear friend and minister used to tell me… Don’t take my word for it, read it for yourself and see if everything I have said is true. God bless you all and I pray you too will be translated into his kingdom while here on earth."

     Is the Japan Earthquake in Bible Prophecy?
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The Second Appearance of Jesus and His Kingdom is a Personal Experience
Clint Eastwood's film High Plains Drifter
Glorified in His Saints
As a Thief in the Night
George Fox--An Autobiography

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Computer, Iowa State University and Jane Smiley














Dreams from the LORD 2011
22 February 2011

Yesterday I hitchhiked from Jackson to Riverton, Wyoming. I was watching TV at my friend’s place yesterday afternoon and I saw an interview on C-SPAN. This editor from The Washington Post was talking with Jane Smiley. Dr. Smiley was my professor for three days during the fall semester of 1989 at Iowa State University. Dr. Susan Carlson was pregnant, so several professors from the English Department filled in for her just before and after she gave birth.

Jane Smiley used to teach creative writing at Iowa State from 1981 to 1996. She has had a number of books published. In 1992, she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for her novel A Thousand Acres. This book was later made into a film; the film was released in 1997.

In the C-SPAN interview, the Post editor and Jane Smiley were discussing her most recent book, THE MAN WHO INVENTED THE COMPUTER: The Biography of John Atanasoff, Digital Pioneer. Dr. Atanasoff was a physics professor at Iowa State in the 1930s and 40s. He helped invent the Atanasoff-Berry Computer. This was the first automatic electronic digital computer.

If I remember right, Jane Smiley’s favorite short story was “The Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Faith, Revelation, Obedience










Dreams from the LORD 2003-2006
23 October 2006

Psalm 118: 22: “The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.”

Matthew 21: 42: “Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?”

I Peter 2: 4: “To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious.”

Matthew 16: 18: “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church: and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

“The head stone of the corner.” “A living stone.” “Upon this rock.” Revelation knowledge. Jesus operated in the power of the Holy Ghost—fresh revelation. A living stone, not a dead stone; abiding-in-the-Holy Ghost revelation, not separate-from-the-Holy Ghost, borrowed revelation. Fresh, not stale. Give us this daily bread; give us this daily revelation. Fresh revelation is like a fast-running mountain stream of cold, refreshing water. Stale, or borrowed, revelation is like disease-infested swamp water.

“Upon this rock [of fresh revelation] I will build my church.” What of the born again people who always resist the Holy Ghost? Talking to them about the Gospel is like talking to dead stones. They have had a salvation experience, but they cannot enter into the Promised Land of the Kingdom of Heaven; they may be in a church, but they are not in the Kingdom of Heaven. Their church (or the doctrines they adhere to) is not built on the power of the Holy Ghost, so the gates of hell will prevail against it. “They had a form of godliness, but they denied the power thereof.” They knew about God, but did not know Him intimately.

Acts 7: 51: “Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.”

How can we obey the voice of the Lord if there is no revelation? How can there be revelation if there is no faith? If we do not live by faith, we are living in sin. If a man is stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ear that means there is still much carnality and pride in his life. Humility is the fertile soil of faith, revelation and obedience. Faith, revelation, obedience: a trinity, a three-fold cord that is not easily broken—and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Obedience: The Bondage Breaker

12120X--Earthquake




















Dreams from the LORD 2003-2006
29 September 2006

In the second dream, I saw the numbers “12120X”. At first, I thought it was the number of a license plate, but during the dream, my spirit perceived that it meant a second city shall be destroyed. The first city may have been New Orleans in 2005. The repetition of “12” twice does mean something. I believe “12” means the first city and the second city. I am not sure what “0X” means. “0” has no numerical value; could “X” mean ex as in ex-husband or ex-wife which means the city is soon to be an ex-city—it is no more (“0”) (it is destroyed) because of God’s judgment? Is the second city Las Vegas? In December of 2005, the Lord had me hitchhike twice through Las Vegas and it was a very unpleasant experience. The economy of Las Vegas is built on sin. I did not like walking through Las Vegas at all. December is also the twelfth month of the year. Maybe “12120X” means “December, December and it (Las Vegas) will be no more.”

30 September 2006

Concerning the dream where I saw “12120X”: while the numbers were being revealed to me, these words welled up within my spirit: “the second city shall be as the first city.” So maybe “12” does not mean December, but instead means the first city and the second city. If the first city is New Orleans, is the second city Las Vegas? Time will tell. I do believe that God’s judgment is coming to Las Vegas just like it did to New Orleans in 2005. So be it.

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New Orleans and Las Vegas: America’s Sodom and Gomorrah.

Genesis 19: 1: “And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground.”

Genesis 19: 12-13: “And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place: For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the Lord; and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it.”

Genesis 19: 24: “Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven; And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.”

Two words make up “New Orleans” and two words make up “Las Vegas”. In Genesis 19: 1, two angels came to Sodom. In Genesis 19: 13, the words “destroy” and “Lord” are used twice. I stayed with Kim and Pat for four nights in Kooskia, Idaho this past week, and during that time, Kim and myself shot his .223 and .308 rifles. It was a lot of fun. When I shot the .308, I hit the bull’s-eye twice.

Las Vegas Earthquake

President George W. Bush--Liberator of the Middle East
















Dreams from the LORD 2003-2006
21 September 2006

Romans 13: 1-4: “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid: for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.”

Proverbs 20: 8: “A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes.”

Proverbs 20: 26: “A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them.”

Thank God President George W. Bush is in the White House. Who will the Lord put in the White House in 2008? I believe that President Bush will go down in history as one of the greatest presidents that America has ever had. Mrs. Bush is one of the most beautiful and graceful First Ladies that God ever gave to the United States.

President Bush’s policy of confronting evil and attacking evil will help the collapse of satanic strongholds throughout the world. President Bush is a warrior for the Lord; he has a backbone of steel. The Lord raised up the United States of America (and people like President Bush) to project liberty throughout the world. Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.
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[This added 22 February 2011: The Lord raised up President George W. Bush to get rid of the dictator Saddam Hussein and establish a democracy in Iraq. The ripple effects can now be see in other nations in the Middle East and in North Africa: Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Bahrain. Christian intercession is destroying Satanic principalities and powers (Islamic slavery) in the Middle East and North Africa.]
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A Demonic Dream

Dreams from the LORD 2003-2006
28 August 2006

Last night I had a demonic dream. There was this man and he was very wicked; he did something to my hands so that I was unable to use them. My left hand was upside down: the palm of my hand was on top—my thumb was the first digit on my left. My right hand was also useless: my index finger and middle finger were fused together. There was much pain in both of my hands.

I believe I know what this dream means. Satan hates the fact that I am writing and typing up my Dreams from the Lord and Journal [now called Dreams from the Lord]. I burn my Dreams on CDs and then give it to people I meet on the road. I know that Dreams offends some people—especially certain church people. I expose some of Satan’s strategies in Dreams. What better way to defeat Satan than to expose and then to possess his strategies. Satan has no chance against the power of the Holy Ghost. Satan has no chance against those who obey the Lord.

Genesis 24: 60: “And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.”

Judges 16: 3: “And Samson lay till midnight, and arose at midnight, and took the doors of the gate of the city, and the two posts, and went away with them, bar and all, and put them upon his shoulders, and carried them up to the top of an hill that is before Hebron.”

Killing Bad Guys


















Dreams from the LORD 2003-2006
21 August 2006

Last night I had two dreams. In the first dream I was in this house and there was this midget who looked like Saddam Hussein or Yasser Arafat. He had black hair and a mustache. I took my sidearm, shot and killed him and then I literally kicked him out of the house with my right foot.

In the second dream I was either on an ocean beach or in the ocean with several people. There was this man with us who was wearing combat fatigues: he was training us to be Navy SEALS.
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Thus Saith the LORD?



Dreams from the LORD 2003-2006
6 May 2005

This morning I hitchhiked to Victor, Idaho and I had some good fellowship with Trent, who picked me up earlier this week. I have been reading John Bevere’s Thus Saith the LORD? It is a very good book. It is essential to know the difference between a real prophet and a false prophet. If a man speaks to you, either you have peace in your spirit or you do not. If a false prophet speaks to you, there will be no peace in your spirit and you will not be edified. And a false prophet bears rotten fruit. Look at a man’s life: if his life is a mess, then there is something wrong with the man.

7 May 2005

Last night I was attacked by demons two different times while I was sleeping. I said, “Blood of Jesus” over and over till they left the room. I believe they attacked me because Trent and myself had a powerful prayer meeting last evening where we really stirred up a hornet’s nest. Praise the Lord! If Satan had any brains, he would not attack me like that. When I get attacked like I did last night, I know that I am destroying some satanic stronghold. I have come to destroy the works of the devil.

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From John Bevere’s Thus Saith the LORD? Page 70-71: “’For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength.”’—Isaiah 30: 15.

“Scripture describes us as sheep who have wandered and strayed. Yet salvation is not found merely in returning but in the combination of returning and resting. This Hebrew word for saved is yasha. Essentially this word means ‘to remove or seek to remove someone from a burden, oppression, or danger.’

“One of Strong’s definitions of it is ‘to be safe.’ In this state of rest, or contentment we find safety from deception! Here we are not mislead or led astray.”

Page 89: “Confusion is often the product of false words.”

Page 90: “The Hebrew word for divination is qecem. It means ‘an oracle,’ yet it is not from the Lord. Simply put, these prophets speak their own oracles as though they were God’s. Yet the words are not God’s but their own. This is another way of describing the imitation or counterfeit of the true prophetic word of the Lord.

“The divination defiled this couple and reduced them to a state of limbo or barren uselessness. Again, remember God’s warning: ‘Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you. They make you worthless; they speak a vision of their own heart, not from the mouth of the Lord.” (Jer. 23: 16).

Page 111: “Notice Jesus was described as one whose eyes are like a flame of fire (Revelation 2: 18-19). This denotes an intense ability to see through any darkness or outward veil to the very heart of the matter. If penned today, the verse might have compared His eyes to lasers. They pierce through the natural and obvious to expose the very root or motive. By all appearances, this church lacked nothing. Without discernment this body of believers would appear flawless, yet Jesus saw past the great works of the body and pointed out a very dangerous flaw.”

Page 119: “Whenever we assume a position of authority without God’s appointment we are exalting ourselves. This includes those who are called but have yet to be appointed. Persons who commission themselves will ultimately serve themselves since the grace of God is not on them for that position. They will develop self-serving methods and agendas.”

Page 123: “The Scriptures make it clear that Moses knew in his heart he was the deliverer God would use to break the bondage of Egypt from his brethren. But it was one thing to be called and another thing to be appointed.”

“’Whoever falls on this stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder.’ --Matthew 21: 44

“Jesus is the Stumbling Stone, and His breaking process could be compared to a trainer breaking a war-horse. A horse is not fit for battle until his will is broken. Though he may be stronger, swifter and more gifted than all those around him, he cannot serve until his will is broken. To be broken does not mean to be weakened. It means your will is completely submitted to the will of your Master. In the horse’s case, its master is the rider. If the horse is successfully broken and trained he can be trusted in war. In the heat of battle as arrows or bullets fly he will flinch. While axes, swords, and guns are raised in battle he will not deviate from his master’s desires. He will stay in firm submission to his Master, void of any attempt to protect or benefit himself.”

Page 125: “Our democratic society is a breeding ground for insubordination. Because of this we have lost sight of what it means to submit to authority. True submission never wavers. Yet today we only submit when we agree. If authority goes against our will or direction, we disobey or grudgingly go along with it until a better option presents itself. This makes us especially vulnerable to deception and the counterfeit prophetic ministry.”

Page 129: “Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for so did their fathers to the false prophets” (Luke 6: 26).

Page 171: “It does not matter if this word comes from another or if we’ve heard it within our hearts, the witness of peace found through the Spirit of Christ is to be the umpire at all times. If we sense peace in our hearts it is the Holy Spirit’s confirmation of truth. If there is unrest or grieving in our hearts, it is not the Spirit of God who has spoken.”

Page 182: “’If you return, then I will bring you back; you shall stand before Me; if you take out the precious from the vile, you shall be as My mouth. Let them return to you, but you must not return to them’ –Jeremiah 15: 19. Emphasis added.”

“But you must not return to them.” Amen. John Bevere’s Thus Saith the Lord? is a great book. I know the Lord wanted me to read it. False prophets and false Christians have defiled me because their words were not of God. The Lord has showed me in my own experience that if I warn someone of sin in their life, and they don’t receive it, that I don’t have to go back and warn them again. Let God deal with them--let go and let God. Sometimes our most powerful sermon is our life separated from false believers. Birds of a feather flock together.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Room With Many Windows

The Architect of The Matrix

Dreams from the LORD 2003-2006
24 April 2005

I have just been rereading the dream that I had on 16 September 2004. In that dream, after I had spoken to President Bush, I walked into another room. This room had many windows. Last night, Wes and I saw the last half of The Matrix Reloaded. There is a scene where Neo walks into this room with many TV monitors and he talks to the architect of the Matrix. This room with many TV monitors could also be called a room with many windows—windows open to the world, the Matrix. When you look out a window, you see landscapes, people, buildings, etc. When you see a TV monitor, you see landscapes, people, buildings—whatever the TV is monitoring.

Surveillance is a form of power and control. Aspects of our American culture would be called a surveillance culture. England has many surveillance cameras in its cities: cameras to monitor street traffic, cameras inside buildings for security reasons, cameras everywhere—more so than the United States. We have satellites orbiting the earth monitoring weather patterns, troop movements, using GPS for mapping different parts of the world.

Back to The Matrix Reloaded. The architect was in a position of power because he could see through these many windows (TV monitors) and see what was happening all over the Matrix. The architect was in a position of control. Before Neo could save Zion, he had to confront the architect and the architect would answer the questions that Neo had concerning the Matrix and why Neo was created. Neo was created to save Zion.

Back to the dream of 16 September 2004. The room with many windows was a room of power and authority. You might be right in calling it the war room—the room where the big, strategic decisions are made. I was the only one in that room. If a room has many windows—windows looking in every direction—a man could see in all directions (a man could see all things).

In a field of battle, if a soldier can see the enemy before the enemy can see him—this would be an advantage. If a general of an army has certain intelligence about the enemy and the enemy does not know this—this would be an advantage. If the President of the United States knows that a certain foreign government is going to be toppled before it happens, he won’t be caught off guard.

To see through a glass darkly is one thing; to see through a window clearly is quite another. To see five hundred miles ahead of everybody else on the planet would appear to be an advantage to somebody. Either people would call you a prophet or people would call you nuts.

A room with many windows. I once visited a lighthouse on the coast of Oregon back in 2000. When you climbed the spiral staircase and reached the top of the lighthouse, you could see in all directions. The Lord is my light and my high tower.

II Kings 6: 11-12: “Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled for this thing; and he called his servants, and said unto them, Will ye not shew me which of us is for the king of Israel? And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber.”
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What Can't Kill You Will Only Make You Stronger



Dreams from the LORD 2003-2006
28 April 2005

The closest that Satan ever got to killing me was back in January 1985. At the time, I was living in Washington, D.C. and I had just been admitted to a psychiatric hospital. The doctor diagnosed me as manic-depressive—which is another way of saying that my head was infested with demons. My head was infested with demons because I turned my back on God at the age of eleven.

At the hospital, they put me on a low dosage of some anti-psychotic. Within a few hours, my brain began to shut down and that night I slept a very sound sleep (for the first time in months) until about three o’clock in the morning.

I felt this evil presence come into the room. My body became frozen, paralyzed and I could barely breathe. Then for the next hour this powerful, malevolent being was on top of me trying to electrocute me to death. It was absolute torture; it was very painful. The electric shocks were coursing through my body. It reminded me of that scene in the first Star Wars Trilogy: The Return of the Jedi. Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader and the Emperor were at the battle station at the end of the movie. Luke refuses to turn to the dark side and join the Emperor, so the Emperor proceeds to torture/electrocute Luke to death. This is exactly what it felt like.

For the next hour, my body was being electrocuted and I was trying to say the Lord’s Prayer, but it didn’t seem to have any effect. After an hour, the electrocution stopped, and I breathed a sigh of relief.

I believe the reason that Satan attacked me was that he knew that I would soon realize that my manic-depression was a spiritual problem, not a chemical problem, and that I would soon come to the conclusion that the medication they gave me was only a temporary solution. Satan could see (Satan can see some things in the future—look at his children, the psychics—they can see some things—but it is inspired by Satan and not by the Holy Ghost) that I would ultimately turn to the Lord in faith and be healed and Satan would begin to lose control over my life. Satan is the ultimate control freak.

The few years before I got saved, I was attacked quite a bit in my sleep by demons, and of course, I did not know how to fight against these attacks because I was not yet born again. After I got saved, I continued to be attacked by demons in my sleep. It wasn’t until 1986 that I began to use the Name of Jesus to keep the demons away from me. When an evil presence would come into my room (usually when I was trying to sleep), I would say, “in the Name of Jesus, be gone, Satan!” Eventually, the demon would leave. Later, I began to use the Blood of Jesus and it was much more effective. If I felt an evil presence come into my room, I would say, “Blood of Jesus!” The demon would leave in a split second. In my experience, the Blood of Jesus is more powerful than the Name of Jesus. It was the Precious Shed Blood of Jesus that defeated Satan over two thousand years ago. There is power, power, wonderworking power in the Blood of the Lamb.

A few years ago, I was hitchhiking east out of Colorado and I ended up in central Missouri at midnight. I needed a place to sleep and I found a junkyard near this gas station. I walked over to the junkyard and climbed into this junked trailer home. Immediately I could feel an evil presence in the trailer home. I jumped out of the trailer home and walked around the junkyard till I found a back seat of a car to sleep in. Before I went to sleep, I said, “I plead the Blood of Jesus over this junkyard!” I was never attacked by demons and I slept like a baby that night.

As I have grown stronger in Christ, I have been attacked less and less by demons in my sleep. The last time I got attacked in my sleep was back in February 2005. Before that it was March 2001.

What can’t kill you will only make you stronger.

I don’t like to entertain demons unawares.

The Jerry Shey Family
How To Remove Demons From Ourselves And Others

Friday, February 11, 2011

Guns Don't Kill People; Liberals Kill People

















Today's Baal Worshipers

December 19, 2008

By Matt Barber

"What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun." (Ecclesiastes 1:9 NIV)

Modern-day liberals – or "progressives" as they more discreetly prefer – labor under an awkward misconception; namely, that there is anything remotely "progressive" about the fundamental canons of their blind, secular-humanist faith. In fact, today's liberalism is largely a sanitized retread of an antiquated mythology – one that significantly predates the only truly progressive movement: biblical Christianity.

While visiting the Rivermont Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Lynchburg, Va., a few weeks back, I heard a troubling, albeit thought-provoking, sermon. Pastor John Maybray addressed the ancient Canaanite practice of Baal worship and, though he didn't reveal it by name, connected the dots to its present-day progeny: liberalism. Baal, the half-bull, half-man god of fertility, was the focal point of pagan idolatry in Semitic Israel until God revealed His monotheistic nature to Judaism's forebears.

In his sermon, Pastor Maybray illustrated that, although they've now assumed a more contemporary flair, the fundamentals of Baal worship remain alive and well today. The principal pillars of Baalism were child sacrifice, sexual immorality (both heterosexual and homosexual) and pantheism (reverence of creation over the Creator).

Ritualistic Baal worship, in sum, looked a little like this: Adults would gather around the altar of Baal. Infants would then be burned alive as a sacrificial offering to the deity. Amid horrific screams and the stench of charred human flesh, congregants – men and women alike – would engage in bisexual orgies. The ritual of convenience was intended to produce economic prosperity by prompting Baal to bring rain for the fertility of "mother earth."

The natural consequences of such behavior – pregnancy and childbirth – and the associated financial burdens of "unplanned parenthood" were easily offset. One could either choose to engage in homosexual conduct or – with child sacrifice available on demand – could simply take part in another fertility ceremony to "terminate" the unwanted child.

Modern liberalism deviates little from its ancient predecessor. While its macabre rituals have been sanitized with flowery and euphemistic terms of art, its core tenets and practices remain eerily similar. The worship of "fertility" has been replaced with worship of "reproductive freedom" or "choice." Child sacrifice via burnt offering has been updated, ever so slightly, to become child sacrifice by way of abortion. The ritualistic promotion, practice and celebration of both heterosexual and homosexual immorality and promiscuity have been carefully whitewashed – yet wholeheartedly embraced – by the cults of radical feminism, militant "gay rights" and "comprehensive sex education." And, the pantheistic worship of "mother earth" has been substituted – in name only – for radical environmentalism.

But it's not just self-styled "progressives" or secular humanists who have adopted the fundamental pillars of Baalism. In these postmodern times, we've also been graced, regrettably, by the advent of counter-biblical "emergent Christianity" or "quasi-Christianity," as I prefer to call it.

This is merely liberalism all dolled up and gratuitously stamped "Christian." It's a way for left-wing ideologues to have their "religion" cake and eat it too. Under the guise of "social justice," its adherents often support – or at least rationalize – the same pro-homosexual, pro-abortion and radical environmental policies pushed by the modern-day Baal worshiper.

Though the "Christian left" represent what is arguably a negligible minority within larger Christianity, the liberal media have, nonetheless, embraced their cause and seized upon their popularity among elites as evidence that the so-called "Christian right" (read: biblical Christianity) is losing influence – that Christianity is, somehow, "catching up with the times."

Because emergent Christianity fails the authenticity test whenever subjected to even the most perfunctory biblical scrutiny, I suspect it will eventually go – for the most part – the way of the pet rock or the Macarena. But this does not absolve leaders within the evangelical community from a duty to call leaders of this counter-biblical revolution on their heresy. It's not a matter of right versus left; it's a matter of right versus wrong – of biblical versus non-biblical.

Nonetheless, the aforementioned pillars of postmodern Baalism – abortion, sexual relativism and radical environmentalism – will almost certainly make rapid headway over the next four to eight years, with or without help from the Christian left. The gods of liberalism have a new high priest in Barack Obama, and enjoy many devout followers in the Democratic-controlled Congress, liberal media and halls of academia.

Both Obama's social agenda and that of the 111th Congress are rife with unfettered pro-abortion, freedom-chilling, pro-homosexual and power-grabbing environmentalist objectives. The same kind of "hope, action and change," I suppose, that was swallowed up by the Baalist Canaanites of old.

So, today's liberalism is really just a very old book with a shiny new cover. A philosophy rooted in ancient pagan traditions, of which there is naught to be proud.

There's "nothing new under the sun," indeed.

[The preceding article was taken from Sarah Beveridge's blog Believer's Journey. You can read the entire post below.]


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Stand Up [Letter to the Editor]

"In the 11 years I've lived in Jackson, I've never seen this community shaken up so much as when the protesters from Kansas and Operation Save America showed up. I heard a month before that a radical anti-abortion group was planning on coming to protest. I didn't think that was a good idea, because it seemed too controversial.

"I completely forgot about it until the Wednesday morning they arrived on Broadway to deliver their 'shock and awe campaign.' When I saw the graphic pictures of the aborted baby, I was shocked and deeply offended. I wasn't offended that OSA showed the pictures in public, but I was offended that this is happening in our community on Saturday mornings.

"For years, I've driven past Emerg-A-Care, admiring the airplane propellers over the entrance without thinking about what takes place inside. I've since talked with several churchgoers about this. They said they agreed with OSA's pro-life stance but didn't agree with the delivery of the group's message, because it wasn't a loving-enough approach.

"The Bible says an open rebuke is better than hidden love. Isaiah 58: 1 says, 'Show my people their sins.' Abortion is horrific, and showing graphic pictures humanizes it.

"A major turning point in the civil rights battle was the murder and open-casket funeral of 14-year-old Emmett Till. Tens of thousands of people filed past Emmett's body to see the horrors of segregation. As the brutal photos circulated around the country and television coverage of police violence against peaceful protesters in Birmingham made its way into America's living rooms, we decided we weren't going to tolerate it anymore.

"OSA's protesting strategy has led to hundreds of abortion clinics being shut down around the country. They save thousands of unborn children's lives, each year. In Wichita Kan., the hometown of many of the protesters, all three abortion clinics have been shut down. The graphic pictures are effective in changing minds. My family and I stood for several hours with the protesters, and, let me tell you, it was uncomfortable. I haven't been flipped off or threatened like that before, but standing up for those who don't have a voice is worth it.

"To the Christians and churchgoers in this community, don't be afraid to stand up for what you know is right, even if it puts you in an uncomfortable spot among your peers."

Jeremy Aughenbaugh
Jackson [Wyoming]

Jackson Hole News & Guide
Wednesday
June 1, 2011

Jackson, Wyoming


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Strong's Concordance--King James Version

Genesis 1: 28: "And God 430 blessed 1288 them, and God 430 said 559 unto them, Be fruitful 6509, and multiply 7235, and replenish 4390 the earth 776, and subdue it 3533: and have dominion 7287 over the fish 1710 of the sea 3220, and over the fowl 5775 of the air 8064, and over every living thing 2416 that moveth 7430 upon the earth 776."

Subdue transliteration: kabash (Hebrew--pronounced "ka-vash") verb

1) to subject, subdue, force, keep under, bring into bondage
a) (Qal)
1) to bring into bondage, make subservient
2) to subdue, force, violate
3) to subdue, dominate, tread down
b) (Niphal) to be subdued
c) (Piel) to subdue
d) (Hiphil) to bring into bondage

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The Lord wants mankind to SUBDUE (kabash) the earth, NOT worship the earth. Mankind has DOMINION over the earth. Mankind worships the Creator, NOT the creation.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Green Bay Packers and Super Bowl XLV














Dreams from the LORD 2011
7 February 2011

Last night the Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl, 31 to 25. I believe the Green Bay victory was prophetic.

I hitchhike a lot, so I am not able to watch many football games. I wasn't planning on watching the Super Bowl, but a couple of days before the game, several people kept asking me "Where will you be during the Super Bowl?" or "Will you be able to watch the Super Bowl?" I didn't think the Super Bowl was that important, but I believe the Lord was speaking through these people for some reason. ("In the mouth of two or three witnesses, let every word be established." For the record: I enjoy college football more than professional football.) I watched the Super Bowl three years ago when the New York Giants won.

Yesterday I hitchhiked from Riverton, Wyoming to Victor, Idaho. I got to my friend's place in Victor just before the second half of the game got under way. I wanted the Packers to win and they won. I really don’t follow the Packers, but I tend to root for NFC teams in the Super Bowl.

This past season, the Packers had 15 players on injured reserve. They lost their starting cornerback (Charles Woodson) and their starting receiver (Donald Driver) in the first half of the Super Bowl. Even though the Packers were broke-down most of the season, they put it all together and won the Big Game.

Green Bay's receiver, Greg Jennings, was interviewed after the game (he scored two touchdowns). He kept saying, "God gets the glory, God gets the glory." Green Bay didn't have any real big stars (though Woodson is outstanding) with gigantic egos--they played as a team.

So if this victory by Green Bay is prophetic, what does it mean? At first glance, I would say that even if a Christian seems to be broke-down, the Spirit of God can still use him to do powerful things for the Kingdom. "When I am weak, then I am strong." The Lord loves to use the foolish things of this world to confound the wise; He loves to use the weak things of the world to defeat the strong. The Lord used Samson and the jawbone of an ass to kill and humiliate one thousand Philistines.

I believe for those who are truly surrendered to Christ, they will see great victories in their personal lives in 2011. The world may come crashing down all around them (the economy, the revolution in Egypt, bad decisions being made in state and federal government, etc.), but they will prevail against the world system in the Power of the Holy Ghost.

The Green Bay Packers were a broke-down team all season (lots of injured players), yet they won the Super Bowl. They lost some battles, but they won the war. If you think you are broken and beyond repair, watch and wait upon the Lord and He will shine brightly through your brokenness and inspire the lives around you.

Before a loaf of bread can be used for food, it needs to be broken first. We are called to be broken bread and poured-out wine to those who are hungering for spiritual food (manna from heaven, Jesus Christ). Take up your cross and let the Lord break you of your self-strength and self-will and watch how He will be glorified in your life. Your life then will nourish others.

Apostate: Mike Atkins, River Crossing Church, Jackson, Wyoming
















Dreams from the LORD 2011
28 January 2011

Here is today’s entry from My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers; it really bore witness with my spirit:

January 28th

"Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou Me?" Acts 26:14

“Am I set on my own way for God? We are never free from this snare until we are brought into the experience of the baptism of the Holy Ghost and fire. Obstinacy and self-will will always stab Jesus Christ. It may hurt no one else, but it wounds His Spirit. Whenever we are obstinate and self-willed and set upon our own ambitions, we are hurting Jesus. Every time we stand on our rights and insist that this is what we intend to do, we are persecuting Jesus. Whenever we stand on our dignity we systematically vex and grieve His Spirit; and when the knowledge comes home that it is Jesus Whom we have been persecuting all the time, it is the most crushing revelation there could be.

“Is the word of God tremendously keen to me as I hand it on to you, or does my life give the lie to the things I profess to teach? I may teach sanctification and yet exhibit the spirit of Satan, the spirit that persecutes Jesus Christ. The Spirit of Jesus is conscious of one thing only - a perfect oneness with the Father, and He says, ‘Learn of Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart.’ All I do ought to be founded on a perfect oneness with Him, not on a self-willed determination to be godly. This will mean that I can be easily put upon, easily over-reached, easily ignored; but if I submit to it for His sake, I prevent Jesus Christ being persecuted.”

This preceding passage from My Utmost for His Highest reminds me so much of some “Christians” that I have met in my life. They will do a work “for the Lord”, but all it is self-will with a little Jesus or a few Bible verses sprinkled on top. There is no life in them; they are spiritually dead; they don’t really know the Lord. Then someone like myself comes along and asks them, “Did the Lord TELL you to do this?” or “Are you OBEYING the Lord?” Usually they get angry or confused or both and they are usually very antagonistic toward my life of obedience to the Lord.

These people study and study and study the Bible or go to church “faithfully” three times or seven times a week or involve themselves in some other man-made spiritual exercise, but they reject Christ. They are the Christians with the “Christ” left out. Christ means “anointing” or “the anointed one.” These people are really Christian Pharisees and they miss the forest for the trees or Christ for the Bible verses (Bible Verse Idolatry). These people are into Bible Verse Righteousness, not Christ Righteousness. They are white-washed walls; they are very anti-Christ.

I don’t care for the word “theology.” Theology means “the study of God.” Before you can study a frog, you have to kill it first. We are created by God (the Word); we are washed in His Precious Blood: who are WE to study Him?! What horrible arrogance! We are here to embrace the Lord, to follow the Lord, to obey the Lord. Leo Tolstoy once wrote that theology is the Satanism of religion. I don’t think Tolstoy was a Christian, but he did believe in God. Even unbelievers can speak truth once in a while.

In the United States, the persecution I see most against those who follow Christ comes in Christian wrapping—wolves in sheep’s clothing.

John 5: 36-40: “But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape. And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not. Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.”

“And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.”

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Dreams from the LORD 2003-2006
12 October 2005

A week or so ago I had a dream, but I have waited till now to write it down. In the dream, I was sitting in a chair in a hallway and this man walked up to me and asked me, “If I know a man is in sin, shouldn’t I rebuke him?” I said something like, “Yes, if it is God’s will, you should rebuke him.” He then opened a door to an office. Sitting at the desk of the office was Pastor Mike Atkins of the Jackson Hole Christian Center [now renamed River Crossing Church—this added 28 September 2007] in Jackson, Wyoming. The man stood at the desk and told Pastor Atkins, “This church is dead and apostate and you need to repent of your sin.” The man and Pastor Atkins talked for a while. Just before the dream ended, I saw the face of Mrs. Atkins (the pastor’s wife): she was frowning; her countenance was fallen.

River Crossing Church, Jackson, Wyoming
Shun Them As You Would The Plague!
The Decline of the Oral Roberts Dynasty
Overcome With Great Sorrow
A Parable About Lukewarm, American Christianity

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A great example of a Satanic Christian would be Pastor Gary Pilcher of First Assembly of God in Ames, Iowa.  I went to church at First Assembly for two years back in 1988-1990.  One time I told the congregation that the Lord had cast hundreds of demons out of my body.  As I walked out the church building, Gary Pilcher walked up to me and told me that my testimony glorified Satan.  When Gary Pilcher said that, he blasphemed the Holy Ghost.  Blaspheming the Holy Ghost is THE unpardonable sin.  Gary Pilcher will never get saved.  He is probably still preaching from a proper pulpit--I am guessing at First Assembly of God in Ames.

Mark 3: 22-30:  "And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.  And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?   And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.   And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.   And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.  No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.   Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:   But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:   Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit."

Mark 6: 11:  "And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city."

[Gary Pilcher is now the pastor of Berean Assembly of God in Pleasant Hill, Iowa]

Wearing a Rough Garment
Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Wyoming 
Jacksonites, Yours is a Bloody City
What is a Jezebel Spirit all about?
Blaspheming the Holy Spirit
Do You Belong to the Synagogue of Satan?


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Shiloh
By Tim Shey

Brutal deathdance;
My eyes weep blood.
Pharisees smile like vipers,
They laugh and mock their venom:
Blind snakes leading
The deaf and dumb multitude.

Where are my friends?
The landscape is dry and desolate.
They have stretched my shredded body
On this humiliating tree.

The hands that healed
And the feet that brought good news
They have pierced
With their fierce hatred.

The man-made whip
That opened up my back
Preaches from a proper pulpit.
They sit in comfort:
That vacant-eyed congregation.
The respected, demon-possessed reverend
Forks his tongue
Scratching itchy ears
While Cain bludgeons
Abel into silence.

My flesh in tattered pieces
Clots red and cold and sticks
To the rough-hewn timber
That props up my limp, vertical carcase
Between heaven and earth.
My life drips and puddles
Below my feet,
As I gaze down dizzily
On merciless eyes and dagger teeth.

The chapter-and-versed wolves
Jeer and taunt me.
Their sheepwool clothing
Is stained black with the furious violence
Of their heart of stone.
They worship me in lip service,
But I confess,
I never knew them
(Though they are my creation).

My tongue tastes like ashes:
It sticks to the roof of my mouth.
I am so thirsty.
This famine is too much for me.
The bulls of Bashan have bled me white.
Papa, into your hands
I commend my Spirit.

Ethos
February/March 1997
Iowa State University

Genesis 49: 10: “The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.”

Friday, February 4, 2011

Egypt is Burning















Yesterday I hitchhiked from Jackson, Wyoming to Bozeman to Columbus, Montana. I got some fast rides; the Presence of God was very strong all day. Last night I slept on a stack of lumber at the Timberweld place in Columbus. While I was laying in my sleeping bag, I began to compose "Egypt is Burning" in my mind. This morning I finished composing the poem at the McDonald's here in Columbus.

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Egypt is Burning
By Tim Shey

Sons of Ishmael,
The Scriptures have come full circle.
The angel of the Lord said
He would be a wild man.
Abraham's firstborn was Isaac.
Mount Moriah pointed towards Calvary.

Malachi said:
Was not Esau Jacob's brother?
The Lord said:
Jacob I loved, Esau I hated.
Cain murdered Abel;
Joseph was hated by his brothers.
Jesus was killed
In the house of his friends.
Hagar's offspring mocks
The Messiah to this day.

Egypt is burning.
Isaiah walks naked among you.
Your sin and rebellion is
Broadcast twenty-four seven
On FOX and CNN.

Israel is no longer Jacob:
He has power
With God and men.
Who can resist God's will?

The Lord is transforming
The bloody Middle East.
Shiloh is here in power:
He couches as an old lion.
The Tribe of Judah
Rules in Zion.
The City of David
Is a state of rest:
The Book of Hebrews, Chapter Four.
Those who abide in Him
Are already in New Jeru-Salem.
All you have to do
Is meditate on Genesis 49: 10.

Who is this
That cometh from Edom?
His Cross is splattered in red.
Egypt is burning.
I will tread them
In mine anger.
Egypt is burning.
The handmaid despised Sarai.
Egypt is burning.
Do not reject
His Precious Blood.
Egypt is burning.
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

First Step Back Home--Helping the Homeless









Dreams from the LORD 2007-2010
2 April 2007

I got a ride from Park City, Montana to Bozeman last night with a student from Montana State University. He is a Christian and said I could stay at his place for a while. It is snowing pretty hard right now, so I am glad not to be hitchhiking in this weather today.

About the trip to Washington, D. C.: it took me nine days to hitchhike from Riverton, Wyoming to D.C. and it took nine days to hitchhike from D.C. to Casper, Wyoming. As usual, I met some great people on the trip and passed out my CD [which contained my High Plains Drifter and Dreams from the LORD] to a lot of people. I am grateful that the Frampton family in Jennerstown, Pennsylvania took care of me for two days and that the guy in Freeport, Ohio let me sleep in his van that one night. The hills of eastern Ohio are absolutely beautiful.

I hitchhiked from western Ohio to St. Charles, Missouri in one day; these people picked me up in Granite City, Illinois and took me to St. Charles and helped get me a motel room for the night. The next day this guy picked me up and took me to MacDonald’s and bought me a meal. His name is Paul Kruse and he is a Christian and he has a homeless ministry called First Step Back Home. The Lord is totally blessing his ministry. He gave me a couple of newspaper articles that were written about his work with the homeless. Paul’s website is http://www.firststepbackhome.net/.  Paul is helping a lot of people--the power of God is present in his life. The greatest sermon is a man’s life submitted to Christ: some people talk the talk; Paul Kruse walks the walk. I am grateful that the Lord let me meet him while I was hitchhiking.

I then made my way west across Missouri--it was very warm and humid--I think it was in the 70s that day--I don’t miss the humidity of the East and the Midwest at all. I got a ride to Kansas City, Kansas and started walking west on I-70 when this tractor-trailer pulled over and picked me up. This guy took me all the way to Denver--he even bought me a sandwich somewhere in Kansas. I then hitchhiked north out of Denver and got a ride with a young lady and her son from Wellington, Colorado all the way to Casper, Wyoming. When we got to Casper, I-25 was closed because of a snow storm that hit the area a few days before, so this young lady helped get me a motel room on the east side of Casper for one night. A couple of days later I made it to Montana.

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Eventhough I hitchhike a lot and don't have a home to live in, I do not consider myself to be homeless. My home is with the Lord Jesus Christ, New Jerusalem, Zion, the Presence of God. Home is where the heart is. I have lived in houses where I DID think I was homeless, because the Spirit of God was not there. Jesus is with me everywhere I go. I am the richest man on the planet.

Walkin' Joe and the Midnight Marauders

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Fire of the LORD














Dreams from the LORD 2011
27 January 2011

Numbers 11: 1-3: “And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp. And the people cried unto Moses; and when Moses prayed unto the LORD, the fire was quenched. And he called the name of the place Taberah: because the fire of the LORD burnt among them.”

Leviticus 10: 1-2: “And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not. And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD.”

I Kings 18: 38-40: “Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God. And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.”

II Kings 1: 10: “And Elijah answered and said to the captain of fifty, If I be a man of God, then let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And there came down fire from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.”

Isaiah 30: 27-33: “Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire: And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err. Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the LORD, to the mighty One of Israel. And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones. For through the voice of the LORD shall the Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with a rod. And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass, which the LORD shall lay upon him, it shall be with tabrets and harps: and in battles of shaking will he fight with it. For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it.”

Matthew 3: 11-12: “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

Luke 12: 49: “I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I if it be already kindled?”

I Corinthians 3: 13: “Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.”

Hebrews 12: 29: “For our God is a consuming fire.”

II Peter 3: 10-12: “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?”

Revelation 1: 14: “His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire.”