By Tim Shey
Copyright 2006 Tim Shey
2 May 2005
The Matrix. The world system. Not the real world. Unreal world; unreal city. T.S. Eliot. “The Wasteland”. “Welcome to the desert of the real” (from The Matrix). We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers of darkness. Reality is doing the will of our heavenly Father. The Word of God is yesterday, today and tomorrow wrapped up in this precious, breathing moment of time/timelessness. It is only through time (dying to self) that we become timeless. The Word of God is right here, right now; it is eternal. T.S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets”, “Choruses from ‘The Rock’”: “Oh, my soul, beware of the stranger. Beware of the one who knows how to ask questions.”
I was walking a mile or so north of Manderson, Wyoming and this Christian named Rob picked me up. He was from Glenrock, Wyoming; he worked at the power plant there. We had excellent fellowship. Rob bought me a prime rib dinner at a restaurant in a small town in Wyoming. He drove me all the way to Billings. Rob said something that is very true. He said, “Tim, when you were born again, you became a foreigner in this world.” Amen, to that, brother. A stranger in a strange land. A real man in an unreal world. Unreal city.
With the jawbone of an ass. I have slain. A thousand men.
From the Internet. Koenig’s International News. “Have you noticed how much praying for revival has been going on of late and how little revival has resulted? I believe the problem is that we have been trying to substitute praying for obeying, and it simply will not work. To pray for revival while ignoring the plain precept laid down in Scriptures is to waste a lot of words and get nothing for our trouble. Prayer will become effective when we stop using it as a substitute for obedience.” --A.W. Tozer
3 May 2005
I was walking north out of Victor, Idaho and this guy picked me up and took me all the way to Sugar City. His name was Trent and he worked as a drywaller. He bought me something to eat in Driggs and then he took me to Sugar City. We had really good fellowship. He let me pray with him. I was praying for healing and deliverance from depression--which he has suffered for quite some time now. He invited me back to his place in Victor where I would like to have a longer prayer meeting. A little bit of faith and the Lord can kick the demons right out of your head.
Right now I am in Bozeman at a McDonald’s. Looks like I will stay here overnight and then head back to Jackson—or Victor—tomorrow.
Jesus came to set the captives free. If I abide in Christ, I can also help set the captives free.
About a week or so ago, I watched a movie at Wes’ house that I believe the Lord wanted me to see. The movie was The Dirty Dozen starring Lee Marvin and some other guys. In the movie, these guys parachute behind enemy lines and blow up this chateau in France during World War II. Staying at the chateau were these German officers—probably colonels and generals. When the chateau was blown up, all these high-ranking German officers were killed, which would adversely affect the Nazi war effort.
The French chateau was a satanic (Nazi) stronghold that was destroyed by a handful of men. Just a few good men are needed to take out a powerful stronghold—men of faith and holiness.
Charles Bronson played this guy who used to work in the coalfields in Silesia before the war. I was hitchhiking somewhere in Montana and I saw this sign that said “Silesia.” Confirmation.
The Lord had me watch The Matrix again last night at Wes’ place. The Lord showed me “trace”, as in tracing a phone call (or maybe tracing an e-mail). This morning as I walked out of Jackson towards Idaho, I saw the word “trace” painted on a car. Confirmation.
Last night, Wes told me that Enemy of the State was going to be on TV in a couple of days. In that movie, the N.S.A. (National Security Agency) traced certain people’s phone calls and tracked them by satellite. I’m sure they (the N.S.A. or some other government agency) trace people via the Internet.
Conclusion: The Matrix plus “trace” plus Enemy of the State plus “trace” equals somebody is trying to trace me. So be it. The Lord had me get an e-mail address for some reason.
No weapon formed against me shall prosper.
Revelation 2: 26-27: “And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.”
4 May 2005
Last night I got a motel room here in Bozeman. I turned on the TV and Enemy of the State was on FX. I was reading some newspaper or something and I saw the word “trace”. Confirmation.
5 May 2005
2002. Enemy of the State. The Book of Esther. Reversal. 2004. Iowa State Cyclone football teams goes 7-5—wins bowl game against Miami of Ohio. Boston Red Sox—beat the Yankees in playoffs—win World Series. Curse is broken. 2005. New England Patriots win Super Bowl. The Matrix. “Trace”. Morpheus and Trinity trace Neo via phone line/Internet. The Matrix/Smith/Satan trace Neo via phone line. Cypher is Judas: he tries to betray and destroy Morpheus/Neo/Zion—the sovereignty of God prevents this from happening. Enemy of the State. Trace and surveillance. Happens for a reason.
The Holy Ghost reveals things to me in coded language and in sequence. Sequential coded language. A + B + C = X. Or M + W + B + G = X. In time it all makes sense. In faith I receive bits and pieces (revelation) of the puzzle. In faith the Lord gives me understanding on the completed equation or the completed sentence. A noun here, a verb here; a noun here, a verb here: eventually this makes a sentence in Holy Ghostspeak.
6 May 2005
Last night I stayed at Tony’s place in Jackson. The Lord had me copy and bind High Plains Drifter and Dreams from the Lord and give them to Tony.
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 had a dream where I was walking with my backpack through Washington, D.C. Then I saw a friend of mine, Rocky, who I used to work with at Harold Pike Construction back in Ames, Iowa. Rocky used to pick me up and drive me to work. In the dream, I saw Rocky with some of his friends and he smiled at me and said something like, “Hey, Tim, good to see you!” We hugged each other and that was the end of the dream.
Rocky was raised in the Washington, D.C. area. He was an All-American tight end in high school. He played offensive guard at Ellsworth College and later at Iowa State University under Earle Bruce when they went 8-3 in 1978. Rocky is married and has three kids (as far as I know). The last time I saw Rocky was back in 2001—the last time I worked at Pike Construction Company.
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.
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 is 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.
Yesterday I watched Gladiator again. It is such a great movie. The Presence of God was so strong as I watched that movie--I could barely keep my eyes open. Maximus sacrificed his life to save the Republic of Rome. As Christians we must sacrifice our lives to prevent people from going to hell and to promote liberty throughout the world.
Today I watched Saving Private Ryan again. I don’t know how many times I have seen this movie. I wept uncontrollably through different scenes of the film. I have to see Saving Private Ryan by myself—not because I tend to weep quite a bit when I see this movie—but because I am always extracting some significant detail or some symbolism from it that the Lord wants to show me. Those American, British and Canadian soldiers really paid the ultimate sacrifice when they shed their blood at Normandy in June 1944. Freedom is not free. The reason why there is freedom in certain places of the earth is because certain men died to gain that freedom or to protect that freedom.
Freedom is not free. Look how many years it took me to fight my way out of that dark dungeon called the Shey family and become free from satanic control and bondage. I fought for my freedom. If you (a man, a dictator) want to make me a slave, you can have my dead body. I am a bond-slave of Christ—which means I am a free man.
8 May 2005
I was hitchhiking through the state of Washington last fall and I met this Christian family and they had John Bevere’s Under Cover. I read it and thought it was a very good book. When you are under the cover of the Lord Jesus Christ, you have perfect protection. If you are in a good church and the pastor is submitted to the Lord, then you have a good covering; it you are in a bad church and the pastor is not submitted to the Lord, then you have no protection.
I quit going to church regularly back in 1991 (out of obedience to the Lord) and I have perfect protection because I am obeying the Lord. My work is not in the church—I am outside the box—because this is God’s will for my life. My life is absolutely blessed, my cup overflows because I obey the Lord and I am under His covering. When I get out from His covering, He chastens me and my life is not blessed.
The Lord has given John Bevere much wisdom. I am sure that his ministry has blessed many people. Trent is the one who showed me Thus Saith the Lord?, so it is obvious that it was God’s will for Trent to pick me up hitchhiking so I could read Thus Saith the Lord? I know false Christians and false prophets have defiled me in years past. True Christians and true prophets have also strengthened me in the faith. I had one prophetess prophesy over me and the prophecy came to pass six years later—it was all very edifying—and I believe it built up the Body of Christ. Whether a Christian is true or false, you will know them by their fruit. I know some people are disturbed that I don’t go to church on Sunday, so I tell them, “Look at my life (look at the abundant fruit that the Lord bears in my life).” The proof is always in the pudding.
10 May 2005
Last night I had a dream where I was in a restaurant and I was sitting at a table with my uncle (he passed away five years ago). My uncle was wearing a cowboy hat. He began to put me down and get angry with me. Then his daughter-in-law came into the restaurant and she was disappointed that I was there. I left the restaurant leaving my uncle and his daughter-in-law—and they were still angry with me. I guess I was trying to hitchhike out of town because this guy from my hometown (we went to the same school)--who was driving a tractor-trailer cattle truck-- offered to give me a ride all the way to South Dakota. Then the dream ended.
I know the meaning of this dream. My uncle had an Ahab spirit in him—he was weak and was dominated by his wife. His daughter-in-law has a Jezebel spirit and has a domineering personality. Especially since last summer, the Lord has shown me that I am interceding against and taking out Jezebel strongholds. From this dream, the Lord is showing me that I am also taking out Ahab strongholds. The only way a Jezebel can thrive is if there is an Ahab there to encourage her or to give in to her. A strong Christian man will never put up with a Jezebel. An Ahab will always feed and enable a Jezebel to dominate a situation. In the dream, my uncle and his daughter-in-law were angry because I convicted them of sin and because I am taking out their Ahab and Jezebel strongholds. Concerning the guy who offered to give me a ride to South Dakota: we are not friends at all—he is probably not a believer. What this part of the dream means is that, if you are in the perfect will of God, even unbelievers will come out of the woodwork to help you accomplish God’s will in the earth.
Luke 6: 22-23: “Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.”
Luke 6: 26: “Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.”
I believe the Lord wants me to go back to Jackson tomorrow. I would like to go to Noah and Michelle’s place so that I can type up more of my journal and copy it onto my master CD.
Wes stopped by last night. He was on his way back from Bozeman. It was perfect timing. Trent and myself had just finished watching Blackhawk Down when I thought I should phone Wes. Wes was between Driggs and Victor when I phoned him. He stopped by Trent’s place here in Victor and we had some good fellowship. He shared some Scripture that the Lord showed him a few months ago. This morning Trent told me that that Scripture was meant for him. The Lord works in mysterious ways.
17 May 2005
Last night I stayed at Jeremy and Felice's place in Jackson. We had excellent fellowship. Felice let me pray for her back. They left a certain church here in Jackson and I know they are freer and stronger in Christ because of it.
Last night I had a dream where I was dressed in a tie and sweater and I was at a funeral. There were a lot of people lined up alongside a road--on both sides of the road. I believe I was at a relative's funeral. I later went to a restaurant with some people and I met a man who I went to high school with--we talked for quite some time.
19 May 2005
Luke 8: 19-21: "Then came to him his mother and his brethren, and could not come at him for the press. And it was told him by certain which said, Thy mother and thy brethren stand without desiring to see thee. And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it."
"Which hear the word of God, and do it." This verse reminds me of the Scripture where Jesus says that the only ones to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven are those who do the will of our heavenly Father. Are we hearing the Word of God? Plenty of people read the Word of God, and they figure it out in their head (which is idolatry), and their lives bear no fruit. Then there are the few who read the Word of God and are submitted to the Holy Ghost--these are the people who are rightly dividing the Word of God--they are hearing from God. Then after you hear from God, you do the will of our heavenly Father. Hearing and obedience always bears much fruit and destroys the works of the devil.
Deuteronomy 28: 1-2: "And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thou this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God."
"If thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God." Diligently, not casually, not when we feel like it. Diligently, every day--humbly seeking God for direction in even the small details of life.
"The voice of the Lord thy God." "To observe and to do all his commandments." We worship God in spirit and in truth. We do not put the cart before the horse. The Holy Ghost precedes the Word of God. It is not the Holy Ghost by itself or the Word of God by itself. It is the Holy Ghost and the Word of God together: a sharp, two-edged sword: so that in the heat of battle you can cut through the Philistines like a hot knife through butter.
If thou shalt not cut through the Philistines like a hot knife through butter, thou shalt surely die.
"All is not what it appears." -- Spoken to me by a hitchhiker I met in Ellensburg, Washington back in 1986 or 1987.
"My karma ran over my dogma." -- From a bumper sticker.
How about this: My sin ran over my theology; my iniquity ran over my self-righteousness; my wickedness ran over my good works; my bad attitude ran over my good intentions.
Last night I stayed at the shelter here in Riverton. The night before I slept in a haystack east of Dubois. I have been very tired the past few days; it takes me a while to catch up on my sleep. Looks like I will stay one more night here in Riverton and then I'll head back west to Jackson tomorrow. I stacked some firewood for a lady yesterday; she may phone the shelter today to see if I want to mow her lawn--a little pocket money always comes in handy.
21 May 2005
Last night I slept in the cab of a small dump truck in Columbus, Montana. Yesterday I hitchhiked from Riverton to Dubois. In Dubois this truck driver named Shane picked me up and took me to Jackson. That was the third time Shane has picked me up. He was hauling sheetrock from Lovell, Wyoming.
I stopped by Noah and Michelle's place to check my e-mail and then I hitched to Idaho. Just outside Ashton I got a ride with a truck driver to Columbus, Montana. The rivers in Wyoming and Montana were swollen with water. I have never seen these rivers so full of water before. Hopefully we will get more rain to break the drought that has been going on since 1998.
I am back in Riverton for a night. I will head back west tomorrow. Had a good talk with a young man and his wife from Cody to Thermopolis. He was interested in literature, the Bible and the things of God. I gave him a copy of my CD.
28 May 2005
I am staying with Jeremy and Felice for the Memorial Day weekend somewhere south of Alpine, Wyoming. They are housesitting for a couple that went to San Francisco to get married. It will be good to get some rest--I have been so bone tired the past few days.
About five or six days ago, the Lord told me to hitchhike from Jackson to eastern Oregon. The first day, I hitchhiked from Jackson to just north of Hamilton, Montana. The next day, I got to Ontario, Oregon. The next day, I hitchhiked to Burns, then John Day, then Pendleton, Oregon and then headed south on the interstate and ended up in Boise, Idaho where I slept on a stack of lumber. I then made it back to Jackson the day after.
I had excellent fellowship with a forty-year-old man coming from Oakland, California. He picked me up north of Salmon, Idaho and took me to Hamilton, Montana. We talked about certain movies like Braveheart, Gladiator and Saving Private Ryan where men sacrificed their lives for others. If Jesus sacrificed his life for us, then shouldn't we be a living sacrifice for others? This guy was driving all the way to Cincinnati, Ohio to see some friends before he got married in June.
I have been looking back on my trip to Oregon and I must have been interceding for somebody some place. We see through a glass darkly. The main thing is that I obeyed the Lord when I hitchhiked to Oregon and back. Obedience moves mountains.
Just for the record. Back in 1999, I met several people in my travels that said that I should write a book on my hitchhiking experiences. So by January 2000, the Lord impressed upon my heart to write a book. I wrote High Plains Drifter in ten days--200 pages in longhand. I then typed it up in three weeks and had a typescript of 185 pages. Over the next year I edited out roughly 25 or so pages and then I had a typescript of 160 pages. The text is about hitchhiking, but the spirit of the text is obedience to the Lord. I really didn't develop certain scenes in the book like any other writer would. I am not really telling an entertaining story or series of stories about hitchhiking, I am showing people obedience. Obedience to the Lord is what destroys the works of the devil. Satan hates it when people obey the Lord; he wants self-willed Christians who do their own thing. Not my will, but thine be done.
Ultimately, High Plains Drifter: A Hitchhiking Journey Across America is not really about hitchhiking; it is about obedience and dying to self. Obedience/faith/revelation is a three-fold cord that is not easily broken. Father, Son and Holy Ghost; body, soul and spirit; protons, neutrons and electrons; obedience, faith and revelation: the Trinity is engrafted everywhere in creation.
29 May 2005
Luke 9: 58: "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head."
The last two nights I slept in somebody's house south of Alpine, Wyoming. Three nights ago I slept on a couch at Jeremy and Felice's place. Before that I slept on a stack of lumber in Boise, Idaho; I slept in the back seat of a car at a repair shop in Ontario, Oregon; I slept in a trailer home converted into a warehouse north of Hamilton, Montana. Is transiency godliness? No, not necessarily, but in my life, transiency is obedience to the Lord.
Foxes have holes, birds have nests and I have the back seat of cars, the cabs of trucks, haystacks, corn stacks, under bridges, barns, abandoned homes and other assorted buildings to sleep in. The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof. The Lord definitely finds me some unusual and unique places to sleep.
Looks like I will head north into Montana in a couple of days. The Lord's thoughts are higher than my thoughts. As usual I will meet someone or several people and we will have a profound talk about the Gospel and/or the Lord will reveal something to me along the way.
Luke 9:62: "No man having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."
2 June 2005
Last night I had a dream where I was playing the lead character--the taxi driver--in Conspiracy Theory (1997). I was all tied up and strapped to a chair. These guys from the C.I.A. were torturing me and I was screaming and yelling and fighting to get free. Then Mel Gibson, who was the director, yelled, "cut!" The scene ended and Mel Gibson talked with me a little about how I was playing the part and then the dream ended.
Back in 2001, I had some money so I got a motel room in Blackfoot, Idaho. The presence of God was very strong and the Lord told me to turn on the TV and watch Conspiracy Theory, starring Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts. After I saw the movie, I knew exactly what the Lord was showing me.
I was the taxi driver and the C.I.A. people that were torturing the taxi driver were Jerry Shey/the Shey family. As long as you are spiritually and emotionally dead, you can really blend in with the Shey family.
The funny thing is that before I hitchhiked to Blackfoot, Idaho, I stayed in a motel in Big Sky, Montana and I saw the movie Conspiracy, starring Kenneth Branaugh. This movie was about these high-ranking Nazis who met to decide on the "Jewish Problem." It was there that the Nazis planned to exterminate all the European Jews in death camps. In the movie, the head Nazi called the Jews "Christ-killers." He was wrong: we all killed Christ--every man and woman ever born on this earth killed Christ. Our Adamic Sin killed him. We all nailed him to the Cross.
10 June 2005
I have been staying with Jeremy and Felice for the past few nights. I have been absolutely exhausted--I am finally catching up on my sleep. Walking all over the place with my backpack and all the intercession that I am doing has really wore me out. It is such a blessing to stay in one place for a short while and get some much-needed rest. I believe I will stay with Jeremy and Felice for a few more nights and then I will hit the road.
I believe some demonic bondage was broken on 5 June. I remember the presence of God was very strong on the 4th of June and I was sneezing a lot the following day when I was at the shelter in Riverton. When demons come out of you, you either sneeze or cough or maybe even vomit. A lot of phlegm was coming out of my sinuses. For the past few days, my eyes have been sore. There is usually some soreness when a demon comes out of my body. If some demons were cast out of my head/eyes, does that mean I will see more clearly in the natural and in the spiritual? I know I will be freer: less bondage, more freedom.
I have had some excellent fellowship with Felice and Jeremy. Felice, Drew and myself had an intense discussion on some Scriptures and on Blaise Pascal. It was very productive. I believe Drew will get saved in the near future. The Lord puts people together for a reason.
Drew had some questions on judging and judgment. Jesus told us to judge righteous judgment--judging according to the Spirit, not according to the flesh. I Corinthians 2: 15: "But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man."
Zechariah 3: 9: "For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day."
Zechariah 4: 10: "For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the Lord, which run to and fro through the whole earth."
Revelation 5: 6: "And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent forth into all the earth."
"Upon one stone shall be seven eyes." “ . . . with those seven; they are the eyes of the Lord, which run to and fro through the whole earth." “ . . . stood a lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent forth into all the earth." Seven eyes. Seven is God's number. The eyes of God. Holy eyes, purified eyes, prophetic eyes. My eyes are sore right now. Circumcized eyes. Circumcized heart. The Holy Fire burns up the chaff (the demonic bondage) so that my eyes can see more clearly.
Psalm 60: 9-12: "Who will bring me into the strong city? Who will lead me into Edom? Will not thou, O God, which hadst cast us off? and thou, O God, which didst not go out with our armies? Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies."
While I have been at Jeremy and Felice's place, I have seen the movie Gods and Generals, starring Robert Duvall and Stephen Lang. Duvall plays Robert E. Lee and Lang plays Stonewall Jackson. Even though I was born and raised in Iowa and am very happy that there is no more slavery in the United States, the life of Stonewall Jackson is fascinating and inspiring. Stonewall Jackson was a very godly man. He was always reading Scriptures and praying to God. He had absolutely no fear of death.
Gods and Generals showed the battles of Manassas, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. The Civil War (1861-1865) was very bloody: 620,000 men died in four years of conflict. The United States lost 400,000 men in World War II (1941-1945) in the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters. I was hitchhiking in Oklahoma several years ago and this truck driver picked me up and drove me to Amarillo, Texas. He was from Pennsylvania and had studied the Civil War quite a bit. He said that it took two generations for the United States to recover from the Civil War. Look at all the towns and villages where there were no men between the ages of fifteen and forty, who lost their lives in the Civil War.
Ken Burns made a documentary film on the Civil War, and in that documentary, Shelby Foote said that before the Civil War, the Revolutionary War defined us as a nation; after the Civil War, the Civil War defined us as a nation. America is still in a civil/cultural/spiritual war: as long as there is a satanic stronghold standing, Christians will be at war. My obeying the Lord and taking out satanic strongholds defines me as a man: I obey the Lord, therefore I am. The Christians in the United States that obey the Lord and help to free the rest of the world from satanic tyranny define us as a nation. We are still in a civil war, and through God's strength, Satan will be defeated and we will be victorious.
With the jawbone of an ass have I slain a thousand men.
Stonewall Jackson: The Man, The Soldier, The Legend by James I. Robertson, Jr. Chapter 10, "Emergence of 'Stonewall'": First Manassas, July 21, 1861: page 271: "In the intangibles of war, Jackson's brigade found itself the keystone of the entire Confederate line. It held fast when needed, and it assaulted victoriously when requested. The firmness and the performance of the valley soldiers were a reflection of the man who led them. Jackson's stonewall-like determination lay in small part to his being a soldier; the dominant factor came from his complete belief in the guidance of the Almighty. Conquering for God, Jackson was confident in battle. His faith permitted nothing less."
Page 274 and 275: "The minister brought all of the news from Lexington about Jackson's friends, white and black. White was surprised to discover Jackson continuing his practice of morning and evening prayers. At the general's insistence, White led the worship for a couple of days. Then White asked Jackson late one afternoon to give the prayer. 'Never while life lasts can I forget that prayer,' White confessed. 'He thanked God for sending his Pastor to visit the army and prayed that He would own and bless his ministrations both to officers and privates so that many souls might be saved. He gave thanks for what it had pleased God to do for the church at Lexington . . . He then pled with much tenderness & fervor that God would baptize the whole army with His Holy Spirit, until my own hard heart was melted with penitence, gratitude and praise.'
"After the two rose to their feet, Jackson asked White to teach him more about faith. The two men, both soldiers of the cross, talked until long past midnight. White freely admitted that 'the Pastor received more instruction than he imparted.'"
12 June 2005
Deliverance from demonic bondage. Eyes. New spiritual level. Exhaustion. Slept till 10 AM today.
The Bourne Supremacy. New name. His real name. Jason Bourne sees things (people) before they see him. Telescopic lens. The Holy Spirit lets me see things miles before anybody else. I see the enemy before the enemy sees me. The last five minutes of the film, Joan Allen tells Matt Damon (Bourne) that his real name is David Webb from Missouri--significant detail.
The assassination attempt of President George W. Bush on 11 September 2001. 7 September, I phoned the White House to warn them. "The assassin will be assassinated." Zorn was collateral damage. Collateral, starring Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx was on TV last night. Confirmation.
Revelation 2: 17: "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it."
If I have been faithful in overcoming sin in my own life and if I have been faithful in obeying the Lord, then I suppose it was time (last week) for the Lord to deliver me from demonic bondage in my eyes/frontal lobe area. Without obedience, there can be no deliverance.
Revelation 2: 18: "who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire."
Revelation 3: 12: "Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name."
Revelation 19: 12: "His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself."
New name. New eyes. New teeth, new taste, new eyes, new everything.
14 June 2005
Yesterday, I hitchhiked from Jackson to somewhere west of Crowheart. This Fremont County deputy sheriff stopped me as I was walking and checked my ID and then he drove me to the Crowheart gas station and bought me a bottle of water. I then walked maybe a mile or two and then slept in a culvert last night. It didn't get too cold; I slept well last night. I got a ride this morning from a guy who works on a dude ranch ten miles east of Dubois; he dropped me off at the shelter.
Proverbs 20: 27: "The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly."
Proverbs 21: 1: "The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersover he will."
18 June 2005
Revelation 2: 26-27: "And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father."
How can a man govern a nation, a state or a city if he can't govern himself? Adam--before the Fall--was able to govern the Garden of Eden because he was full of the glory of God. There were no demons in his body or his soul--he was not hamstrung or crippled by besetting sin. The more a man overcomes sin (demons) in his body and soul, the more he can govern the heavenlies and the earth.
If a president of a nation lies, steals, commits adultery or murder, it would be hard for him to govern effectively. His sin shall find him out. Nobody is squeaky clean; we are all born into sin, but if we abide in Christ, He can deliver us from so much bondage. The less bondage in our body and soul, the more the Holy Ghost can flow through us and effectively govern those around us. No God, no government. And if Satan dominates our lives, then we become slaves to a dictator.
Being conformed to Christ is not merely being born again. Being conformed to Christ is dying to self over many years. In patience possess ye your souls. Resting in Christ, abiding in Christ through trials and triumphs. Working out your salvation with fear and trembling. Sanctification is a continuing and gradual process.
This past week I stayed in Riverton for three nights. I worked for one guy--we moved a couple of tool sheds to a trailer court. A couple days later, I worked for six hours raking and shoveling dirt. It was nice to earn a little pocket money.
While I was at the shelter, I read the first 200 pages of John Grisham's The Firm. Back in 1993 the Lord told me to watch the movie The Firm, starring Tom Cruise and Gene Hackman. Tom Cruise escaping that law firm in Memphis reminded me a lot of myself breaking away from the Jerry Shey family. Breaking out of a satanic stronghold can take a lot of time--it takes the wisdom and strength of God. The members of your own family shall be your worst enemies: Cain and Abel, Joseph and his brothers, David and King Saul. I thank God that I am a free man.
Looks like I will stay with Jeremy and Felice for three nights and then the Lord wants me to head back west into Oregon. Eastern Oregon is so beautiful: John Day, La Grande, Enterprise, Lakeview, Mount Vernon, Baker City. We will see what the Lord has planned.
21 June 2005
Yesterday, I left Jackson and hitchhiked all the way to Missoula, Montana. I slept outside south of Missoula and then got a ride with a Christian lady to Lolo. At Lolo, I was sitting inside a convenience store at the intersection of U.S. 93 and U.S. 12, and who walks into the store, but Cal Pickens. We talked for a little bit and then he left. Cal picked me up hitchhiking outside of Laurel, Montana sometime in April and gave me a ride to Livingston. He lives outside Lolo someplace. He told me to keep in touch. Cal wants to move to Bolivia in a year or so.
I walked a few miles west of Lolo and got a ride all the way to outside of Walla Walla, Washington. I then got a ride to somewhere between Milton-Freewater and Athena, Oregon and there were all of these wheat fields. As I walked past, I noticed these tares among the wheat (it might have been barley). They were a little taller than the wheat. I believe this means something--there are no accidents in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Tares among the wheat. It looks like that particular wheat field will be ready for harvest in the next month or so. Soon there will be no more tares among the wheat. The grain will be separated from the chaff. Tares among the wheat.
The past week or two, the Lord has shown me July or July 1st. Felice has seen the same thing. Something could happen in the month of July.
Right now I am in Pendleton, Oregon at Burger King working on a chicken sandwich and a Sprite. Soon I will be heading for John Day.
22 June 2005
Last night, I walked south on U.S. 395 and got picked up by a couple of young rodeo cowboys. They drove me south of Pilot Rock, Oregon and to this intersection where there was this small shed with some hay in it. I slept there that night.
This morning, I walked over seven miles to this place that had a sign that said, "Webb Slough." Significant detail. The Bourne Supremacy. Jason Bourne. Real name is David Webb. Confirmation.
Just after I walked past that sign, I got a ride all the way to John Day. In John Day, I went to the public library and e-mailed Wes and Jeremy and Felice. I'll head east tomorrow.
27 June 2005
I hitchhiked from Jackson to West Yellowstone today. I saw two men pulling weeds in a barley field or a wheat field. Tares among the wheat. I saw the number 17 twice today. I have seen the number 17 quite a bit in the past week. Could it mean 17 July?
The Lord changed Abram's name to Abraham. Jacob's name was changed to Israel. Saul was changed to Paul. New name, real name. New mission, new work. Taking out the tares among the wheat; separating the chaff from the seed. The Bourne Supremacy. Your real name is David Webb.
I saw Batman Begins yesterday with Jeremy and Felice. Lots of symbolism. Combat, warfare, spiritual warfare. Going into the pit of Hell so as to destroy the gates of Hell. Bruce Wayne's mansion burns to the ground. Goodbye to the past. Rebuild for the future. Reorganization of Bruce Wayne's corporation: fire the old CEO; get rid of the old ways of thinking, get rid of the old ways of being. Hire new blood. New beginning.
28 June 2005
I hitchhiked to Bozeman today and I was walking down Main Street and I saw this guy with the name "Webb" printed on his shirt.
Luke 24: 16: "But their eyes were holden that they should not know him."
Luke 24: 45: "Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures."
As I obey the Lord, the more understanding He gives me, and the more revelation He gives me. Why would the Lord reveal anything to any one who is living in sin (disobedience)? The more we obey the Lord, the more we destroy the works of the devil. The gates (the strategies) of hell cannot prevail against revelation knowledge.
In Genesis Chapter 17, the Lord changes Abram's name to Abraham and changes Sarai's name to Sarah. The covenant of circumcision is established. The Lord tells Abraham and Sarah that they will have a son and his name shall be Isaac.
Genesis 17: 2: "And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly."
Name change. New name. When the Lord changes your name, it means something; it is powerful and permanent. Jews and Christians know the Father of faith is Abraham, not Abram. Multiplication. Circumcision. They shall have a son. The Messianic bloodline shall continue. Isaac was the miracle baby--born when Abraham was 100 years old and Sarah was 90 years old. The name change was revolutionary. I believe Abraham became more intimate with God. The Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. Abraham's intercession saved Lot from destruction. Why would the Lord need to tell Abraham of the impending judgment of Sodom and Gomorrah? Because Abraham was a friend of God.
Genesis 17: 21: "But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this time in the next year." The covenant was established with Isaac after the name change and after circumcision. I believe that because the Lord established a new covenant with Abraham, the Lord had to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. The Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for Abraham, Isaac and Jacob's sake so they wouldn't have to deal with those wicked men anymore.
New name: new wine for new wineskins. New name. New work. Birth of Isaac. The torch is passed onto a new generation.
Genesis 17: 6: "And I will make thee exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee."
When the Lord changes your name, it has a powerful ripple effect throughout the world.
Genesis 32: 38: "And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed."
29 June 2005
Revelation 3: 12: "Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name."
John 1: 42: "And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone."
Acts 13: 9: "Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him."
2 July 2005
Superman. Clark Kent. Jason Bourne. Webb. Your real name is David Webb. In the beginning of the movie The Bourne Supremacy, Jason Bourne's girlfriend looks through some of his notes; on a piece of paper it reads, "Who am I?" Superman. Supremacy. The Bourne Supremacy. Your real name is David Webb.
In the movie Superman (1978), the eighteen-year-old Clark Kent travels to the North Pole and finds out who he really is. His real father (played by Marlon Brando) tells him where Clark came from (the planet Krypton) and what his real name is.
The presence of God has been very strong the past couple of days. July is here and I know that something very significant is going to happen during this month.
4 July 2005
A few days ago, I had a dream where I was a Navy SEAL. I was swimming in some water and to my right was the coastline. The Navy SEAL training center was somewhere on the coastline.
For the past few days, I have been watching Ken Burns' documentary The Civil War. This is probably the fourth or fifth time I have seen this documentary. It is excellent. The Civil War made some people and broke some people. According to Ken Burns' documentary, The Civil War transformed us from a theoretical nation to a real nation. I especially enjoyed the commentary by Shelby Foote and George Will. I believe the Civil War was God's judgment on the United States for the unresolved issue of slavery.
According to General William Tecumseh Sherman, war is hell. War is hell, but not necessarily evil. Life is war; war is life. If man cannot resolve certain issues by diplomatic means, then bearing arms is absolutely viable and essential to destroying a satanic stronghold. Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil. Getting rid of an Adolf Hitler, a Joseph Stalin or a Saddam Hussein and their respective regimes by physical force is absolutely in the spirit of Christ. The Lord strikes through kings in the day of His wrath. The Lord's ministers do not bear the sword in vain. Living under an oppressive tyrant is not life, but hell on earth. Choose life.
6 July 2005
James Bond. 007. Dr. No. License to kill.
Zechariah 14: 12: "And this shall be the plague wherewith the Lord will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth." For those who fight against the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ: they shall not stand, they shall not see, they shall not speak.
Revelation 6: 8: "And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And Power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth."
Since last fall, I have seen the number 67 quite a bit. Last fall I had a dream where President George W. Bush was weeping because his wife had just passed away. I was also in the dream and I was weeping. Then I saw the number 67 and then the dream ended. I believe that the number 67 means death. Maybe this month of July will be the beginning of the Lord getting rid of the tares among the wheat. The tares among the wheat are in every station of life: the laborer, the doctor, the farmer, and the homemaker, the Supreme Court Justice, the U.S. Senator. The Lord rules in the affairs of men. Jesus Christ is Lord. The Lord will not always plead with flesh and blood.
Ezekiel 14: 21: "For thus saith the Lord God; How much more when I send my four sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the noisome beast, and the pestilence, to cut off from it man and beast?"
Leviticus 26: 21-22: "And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins. I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and your high places shall be desolate."
Leviticus 26: 25: "And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant: and when ye are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy."
Leviticus 26: 27-30: "And if ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk contrary unto me: Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins. And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat. And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you."
8 July 2005
Kim Clement. The Elijah List. Secret. The Greek: "kryptos/mystikos." The Latin: "specialis." Abraham was called a friend of God--God gave Abraham His secrets. The Lord was more intimate with Abraham than with Abram. Circumcision; name change; more intimacy with the Lord.
Malachi 1: 14: "for I am a great King, saith the Lord of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the heathen."
Malachi 4: 1: "For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch."
"Shall burn as an oven." The Holy Ghost Fire. Tares among the wheat. The Holy Ghost Fire shall burn and consume the tares among the wheat. God's judgment. The fullness of time has come. The Lord sets the days and the seasons. Batman Begins. Bruce Wayne changes his name to Batman and destroys the wicked of Gotham City.
The Civil War. Abraham Lincoln. The North and the South are complicit in the sin of slavery. Much of the South is burned to the ground. General Sherman's march to the sea. Atlanta is burned to the ground. 1864. Lincoln is re-elected because the institution of slavery is burned to the ground.
Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years by Carl Sandberg. Chapter 50: "Lincoln's Laughter--and His Religion". Pages 577-578: "According to an interview reported by the Iowa Congressman, James F. Wilson, in June '62, when Jeb Stuart had taken his gray horsemen in a circle around McClellan's army and cut the communications, Lincoln had remarked there was no news: 'Not one word . . .I don't know that we have an army.' One member of the delegation with which Wilson called urged a more resolute policy on slavery. 'Slavery must be stricken down wherever it exists,' this radical emphasized. 'If we do not do right I believe God will let us go our own way to our ruin. But if we do right, I believe He will lead us safely out of this wilderness, crown our arms with victory, and restore our now dissevered Union.'
"Wilson saw that this trend of speech affected the President deeply, and expected 'from the play of his features and the sparkle of his eyes' there would be a response. The listless Lincoln slowly arose to full height, 'his right arm outstretched towards the gentlemen who had just ceased speaking, his face aglow like the face of a prophet,' saying to his admonisher, 'My faith is greater than yours,' agreeing fully with what had been said of the role of God and Providence. Then he proceeded: 'But I also believe He will compel us to do right in order that He may do these things, not so much because we desire them as that they accord with His plans of dealing with this nation, in the midst of which He means to establish justice. I think He means that we shall do more than we have yet done in furtherance of His plans, and He will open the way for our doing it. I have felt His hand upon me in great trials and submitted to His guidance, and I trust that as He shall further open the way I will be ready to walk therein, relying on His help and trusting in His goodness and wisdom.'
"Wilson added that Lincoln, with his dejection gone, resumed his seat and in a reassured tone continued. 'Sometimes it seems necessary that we should be confronted with perils which threaten us with disaster in order that we may not get puffed up and forget Him who has much work for us yet to do.'"
Revelation 11: 5: "And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed."
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."
Jeremiah 5: 14: "Wherefore thus saith the Lord God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them."
9 July 2005
Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America by Garry Wills.
"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
"Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
"But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate--we can not consecrate--we can not hallow--this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us--that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion--that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain--that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom--and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
November 19, 1863 Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural by Ronald C. White, Jr.
[March 4, 1865]
"At this second appearing, to take the oath of the presidential office, there is less occasion for an extended address than there was at the first. Then a statement, somewhat in detail, of a course to be pursued, seemed fitting and proper. Now, at the expiration of four years, during which public declarations have been constantly called forth on every point and phase of the great contest which still absorbs the attention, and engrosses the enerergies [sic] of the nation, little that is new could be presented. The process of our arms, upon which all else chiefly depends, is as well known to the public as to myself; and it is, I trust, reasonably satisfactory and encouraging to all. With high hope for the future, no prediction in regard to it is ventured.
"On the occasion corresponding to this four years ago, all thoughts were anxiously directed to an impending civil war. All dreaded it--all sought to avert it. While the inaugeral [sic] address was being delivered from this place, devoted altogether to saving the Union without war, insurgent agents were in the city seeking to destroy it without war--seeking to dissole [sic] the Union, and divide effects by negotiation. Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came.
"One eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the Southern part of it. These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All knew that this interest was, somehow the cause of the war. To strengthen, perpetuate and extend this interest was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union, even by war; while the government claimed no right to do more than to restrict the territorial enlargement of it. Neither party expected for the war, the magnitude, or the duration, which it has already attained. Neither anticipated that the cause of the conflict might cease with, or even before, the conflict itself should cease. Each looked for an easier triumph, and a result less fundamental and astounding. Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God; and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any man should dare to ask a just God's assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's faces; but let us judge not that we be not judged. The prayers of both could not be answered; that of neither has been answered fully. The Almighty has his own purposes. 'Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!' If we shall suppose that American Slavery is one of those offences which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through His appointed time, He now wills to remove, and that He gives to both North and South, this terrible war, as the woe due to those by whom the offence came shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a Living God always ascribe to Him? Fondly do we hope--fervently do we pray--that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue, until all the wealth piled by the bondman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash, shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said 'the judgments of the Lord, are true and righteous altogether.'
"With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan--to do all which may achieve and cherish a just, and a lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations."
John 7: 7: "The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil."
John 7: 43: "So there was a division among the people because of him."
Jackson Hole Daily, July 9-10, 2005: from the front page: "David Webb, a 38-year-old teacher from southwest London . . ."
10 July 2005
Last night I had a dream where I saw this beautiful woman with long, blond hair. She was sitting down--facing me--and she was smiling at me. She was wearing a dress or a skirt.
Yesterday, the Lord had me see Batman Begins for the second time. I liked it a lot more the second time around. It might be the best Batman movie yet. Whenever the Lord tells me to see a movie, He usually shows me a specific scene or some dialogue. In Batman Begins, the whole movie was significant to me--it was like I was watching a biography on my own life--like High Plains Drifter (1973). Batman was fighting wickedness in high places just like I have been doing for years, except Batman was using physical and intellectual weapons; my weapons are spiritual--the Word of God, the Holy Ghost and obedience to the Lord.
The picture burned into my spirit is Batman with his arm raised, ready to strike another blow on some criminal. There were at least three scenes where Bruce Wayne/Batman takes on several men and takes them out. Reminds me of Samson and the jawbone of an ass. The prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
Batman was also very stealthy: all of a sudden he would just show up. The element of surprise is always an advantage in warfare. I come as a thief in the night.
12 July 2005
John 7: 24: "Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment." We are called to judge spiritual or righteous judgment. We are not supposed to judge according to the flesh or to the appearance. I meet people time and time again and they say, "Oh, we are not to judge." Of course, we are called to judge--righteous judgment. If someone came to me and gave me some rat poison and told me, "Here, Tim, eat some rat poison." If I ate the rat poison, it would be bad judgment; if I did not eat the rat poison, it would be good judgment. If someone told me, "Tim, let's go to that dead church down the street and be conformed to Satan." If I chose to go with him to that dead church, it would be bad judgment.
We choose between good and evil every day of our lives. When Adam chose to eat the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, he chose poorly, he judged poorly and he died spiritually. Adam's bad judgment brought sin into the world--which would infect all mankind. We are called to judge between the righteous and the profane--it is spiritual judgment.
John 8: 15-16: "Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man [after the flesh]. And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me." Bad judgment is judging after the flesh or by the flesh. Good judgment is abiding in Christ so that the Holy Ghost can judge for us. And, of course, the more we die to self, the more the Holy Ghost dominates our lives and our decisions. If we do not abide in Christ, there is no basis, no foundation for good, sound judgment. An older, seasoned, experienced Christian should have better judgment than someone who just got saved three months ago. But there are young Christians who are greatly anointed by the Holy Ghost, who have better judgment than some Christians who have been saved for forty or fifty years.
What is the quality of our relationship with Jesus Christ? Is it a desperate, intimate, abiding/resting-in-Christ relationship or is it a casual, careless, lukewarm relationship? The more we hunger after God and His righteousness the better judges we become and He will give us the deep secrets, the deep veins of gold in the Word of God.
Don't eat rat poison; eat from the Tree of Life and judge righteous judgment.
Revelation 16: 15: "Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame."
Behold I come as a thief; I come as a thief in the night. God's judgment on sinners: unrepentant sinners. If we choose life (abide in the Tree of Life), we will not walk naked. If we choose death (the Knowledge of Good and Evil), we will walk naked and the wrath of God rests upon us.
If I am in sin, I am cut off from God. So when God visits me, He seems like a stranger to me, like a thief to me. What friend would steal from a friend? It is more likely that a man would steal from a stranger. If God is strange to me, He can only come as a thief, because I don't know when He is coming. If I abide in Christ, I am not estranged from Him: He is with me right here, right now: He is no stranger. He is no thief--He is my Friend. My sheep hear my voice and they follow me.
Abraham was intimate with God; Abraham was a friend of God. The Lord told Abraham of the coming destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and Abraham's intercession saved Lot, who was righteous, but was not intimate with God. The men of Sodom and Gomorrah did not know of the coming destruction because they rejected God, they were cut off from God and His intimate communion or conversation. When the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah came, the Lord came as a thief in the night. A thief is a stranger. The Lord was a stranger to Sodom and Gomorrah because they were naked with sin (shame).
I come as a thief in the night. Night is the power of sin. At the height (or depth) of sin is the darkest time of night--and this is when God's judgment comes. "I come as a thief in the night" is another phrase for God's judgment on sin.
Revelation Chapter 16 speaks much of God's judgment. Revelation 16: 1: " . . . and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth." Revelation 16: 8: " . . . and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire." Revelation 16: 10: "And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain." Revelation 16: 19: " . . . and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath."
I come as a thief in the night.
13 July 2005
Isaiah 2: 12: "For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low."
Isaiah 2: 17-19: "And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day. And the idols he shall utterly abolish. And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth."
15 July 2005
Yesterday I walked from East Bozeman to the Four Corners--which is about eight miles. I got a sandwich at Mama Mac's and then got a ride to Gallatin Gateway. I then walked for a few miles and this pickup passed me and on its license plate was the name "Webb". I then got a ride to Yellowstone Park. A few rides later, I made it to Jackson.
The past few days, the Lord has been rebuking me because of my attitude. Sometimes I say things like, "I've been on the planet for 45 years, when do I go home?" That's pretty negative. The Lord is telling me to enjoy life. If I have a bad attitude, then that is a very poor witness to believers and unbelievers. I am here to accomplish the work that my Father has for me and to enjoy life. No more bad attitude.
While I was in Bozeman, I was able to get a motel room for a couple of nights. The Lord had me watch Ronin, starring Robert DeNiro and Jean Reno. I saw it when it first came out in 1998. The Lord showed me a few more details. From Ronin, I believe the Lord is showing me that an important terrorist will be taken out in the near future.
John 9: 30-31: "Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes. Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth."
A Revolutionary People at War: The Continental Army and American Character, 1775-1783 by Charles Royster.
Page 102: "Through the remaining years of fighting, the war dead sealed the intention of the living to be free. The voice of the dead that revolutionaries heard called not for surrender or accommodation or hesitation but for revenge. In 1777, William Smith, a New York loyalist who hoped for reconciliation without military victory by either side, tried to win over Margaret Beckman Livingston, mother-in-law of General Richard Montgomery. Smith recorded the dialogue:
Smith: There [can] be no Peace expected unless there [is] a Negotiation opened for renouncing the Independency.
Livingston: Precious in the Sight of the Lord is the Blood of his Saints.
Smith: But a Protraction of the War will spill more.
Livingston: They can never recompense us for what they have shed, and we ought to have no more Communication with that Nation--The Lord is just and will avenge the Sufferings of his People who must patiently trust in him.
Smith: (aside) Upon other subjects I scarce know a more reasonable woman."
17 July 2005
John 11: 9-10: "Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him."
A couple of nights ago, I walked over to where Wes was staying--his sister Mary's house--and we had good fellowship. We later met Sarah (Mary's housemate) and Lee (Sarah's boyfriend). We all talked for a quite some time on the things of God. I guess Sarah had been reading some of my Journal and she was genuinely interested in what the Lord was doing in my hitchhiking journeys.
Isn't that the way it's supposed to be? It was all unplanned; it was spontaneous. The Lord had it all set up and we walked right into it and had great fellowship. It was all very edifying and refreshing.
II Samuel 21: 1: "Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David inquired of the Lord. And the Lord answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites."
Everything happens for a reason. If there is famine, drought, earthquakes, floods, plagues, wars, etc., it all happens for a reason. The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake happened for a reason; the same thing applies to the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake/Tsunami--it was because of sin. The Black Death that ravaged Europe in the Middle Ages killed 30% of the population--it was the hand of God. When the Vikings ravaged the coasts of Europe, it was considered the wrath of God. I believe that it was God's will that Pearl Harbor was attacked on 7 December 1941 so that the United States would wake up, build up its military and be a beacon of light of freedom for the rest of the world.
There is a reason why certain demons were cast out of me when I was 28 years old and why some demons were cast out of me when I was 39 years old. The Lord has the times and the seasons in his hand. The Lord is still delivering me from demons. As the Word of God and the Power of the Holy Ghost becomes more engrafted into my spirit, the freer and stronger I become. Jackson, Wyoming was not built in one day. Sanctification and freedom are gradual. I am freer and stronger in Christ than I was five years ago. There is always room for spiritual growth. After one demonic stronghold is taken out, then we go to a deeper level and take out another stronghold. It all takes time.
Why did famine happen in David's time and not in Saul's time? Maybe because David was a man after God's heart and the Lord knew that David would make things right with the Gibeonites. When David gave the seven sons of Saul to the Gibeonites, the Gibeonites hanged them and the wrath of God was appeased. Unrepented sin can be hidden for a while, but not forever. Famine, plague and sword are just a few ways that the Lord pleads with mankind to repent of sin. The Lord always has the final word. Things always happen in His time.
18 July 2005
I had a dream last night. I was in a house and this young married couple that I know drove into the semi-circle driveway. They were in an SUV and she was driving. He had a frown on his face. I walked outside in my bare feet to say hello. They drove through the driveway and back down the street where they came. I ran out into the street and waved to them hoping that they would stop. They did not stop, but drove away down the street.
I know the meaning of this dream. The man is living in sin--he does his own thing and calls it the will of God. I have tried to warn him of his sin, but he never listens to me. The last few times that I have tried to have fellowship with him, the Lord has chastened me. He is definitely lost.
19 July 2005
Isaiah 10: 16-19: "Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, send among his fat ones leanness; and under his glory he shall kindle a burning like the burning of a fire. And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briars in one day; And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body: and they shall be as when a standardbearer fainteth. And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few, that a child may write them."
Isaiah 10: 27: "And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing."
Isaiah 11: 1-4: "And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord; and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked."
21 July 2005
A Revolutionary People at War: The Continental Army and American Character, 1775-1783 by Charles Royster. "Prologue: The Call To War, 1775-1783": Page 5: "Many revolutionaries believed that God had chosen America to preserve and to exemplify self-government for the world. The revolutionary generation had to fulfill God's purpose against the attacks of men who, they thought, knowingly strove to sap or smash self-government everywhere. History was full of tyrants who ruled because they alone were strong or because the people had decided to share the rulers' corruption by selling themselves into slavery. Seen in this light, the British attack was no surprise, just as America's freedom was no accident. Britain sought to subjugate America partly out of envy of America's strength, prosperity, and liberty. Britain and America were like Cain and Abel, but Americans would defend themselves. Having been chosen by God to show how self-government enabled a people to flourish--and holding this promise in trust for the world--what could Americans expect but assault? In the New Jersey Journal, 'A Soldier' said, 'We ought to rejoice that the ALMIGHTY Governor of the Universe hath given us a station so honourable, and planted us the guardians of liberty, while the greatest part of mankind rise and fall undistinguished as bubbles on the common stream.'"
Revelation 19: 11-16: "And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS."
Yesterday, I hitchhiked from Riverton to Jackson. I must have walked eight to ten miles before this guy picked me up and gave me a ride to Dubois. He was a Christian and he told me about this guy named LeTourneau who gave 90% of his money to Christian missions and ministries. I had heard of this guy before. He built heavy equipment for the U.S. Military. The Lord really blessed his life.
Later, I was walking west outside of Dubois when Cameron Garnick and his wife picked me up. We had a nice chat. Cameron picked me up earlier this year outside of Moran Junction. We had an interesting discussion on the Hebrew word "kabbash", which means: "to subdue". The Lord told Adam in Genesis 1: 28 to subdue the earth.
Cameron dropped me off and I walked a few miles. Then this guy named Wayne picked me up and drove me to the Togwotee Resort. He was a Christian who worked as a cook at the Brooks Lake Lodge. I gave him a copy of my CD. He said that his biological father lived in Peru and that he was a painter. Wayne later took a photograph of myself on the highway.
22 July 2005
John 12: 25: "He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal."
23 July 2005
I watched On The Waterfront (1954), starring Marlon Brando, twice in the past three days. I checked it out from the Teton County Library. It is such a classic film. There are so many great scenes and Brando has a lot of great lines.
Karl Malden plays a Catholic priest who gets involved with these longshoremen who are trying to break this crooked labor union. He gives a great speech (or sermon) down in the hold of this ship where this guy named Dugan gets killed. Terry Malloy (Brando) stands up to the union boss (Lee J. Cobb) and testifies against him court. The last scene, Terry Malloy and Johnny Friendly (Cobb) get in a big fistfight and Terry gets beat up by Johnny Friendly's thugs. Terry is all beat up, but the men on the waterfront follow him into the warehouse breaking the stranglehold of power of Johnny Friendly and his mob.
On The Waterfront won eight Academy Awards. It has a powerful message: if you don't stand up to wicked men, they will only run over you. Sometimes you got to look these people in the eye and say "No!" Little bullies who are not punished grow up to be big bullies and then dictators. Look at Joseph Stalin and all the people he killed in the Soviet Union. Wicked men must be punished or killed, or else they will only get worse.
On The Waterfront is an eternal classic because it has an eternal message.
Proverbs 28: 4: "They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them."
Proverbs 28: 28: "When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase."
Proverbs 29: 2: "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn."
29 July 2005
This past week I got a ride from Dubois to Riverton with a guy who had an uncle who fought in World War II. He was a pilot of a B-17 or B-25 and he flew 29 missions over Japan. On one mission the flak was very bad and it took all of his concentration to fly the bomber over the target. He was able to deliver his bomb load and then he turned back to the base. He then turned to his co-pilot and saw that the co-pilot’s face was blown off. He later landed the plane and discovered that the entire crew had been killed during the mission. There were 57 bullet holes in his windshield. It was the hand of God that protected him in battle.
The Lord has been showing me Washington, D.C. quite a bit the past few weeks. I believe this means that I am interceding against certain principalities and powers over the Washington, D.C. area. President Bush nominated Judge Roberts for the Supreme Court seat being vacated by Sandra Day O'Connor. I am sure there will be a big battle in the Senate over Judge Roberts' confirmation.
31 July 2005
II Samuel 22: 44-45: "Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of my people, thou hast kept me to be head of the heathen: a people which I knew not shall serve me. Strangers shall submit themselves unto me: as soon as they hear, they shall be obedient unto me."
Revelation 22: 7: "Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book."
Revelation 22: 10: "And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand."
I meet so many Christians that think the Book of Revelation and its prophecies will be fulfilled sometime in the future. The Book of Revelation has been relevant to Christians for the past two thousand years. Jesus: the same yesterday, today and forever. New Jerusalem has been accessible to Christians since the time of John the Revelator. New Jerusalem is for those Christians who have died to self and who OBEY the Lord. New Jerusalem is not for self-willed Christians.
Revelation 1: 1: "The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John."
Revelation 1: 3: Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand."
For the time is at hand: two thousand years ago, one thousand years ago . . . and today. This is not for carnal Christians or for those who are still into the letter of the law--the letter kills, but the spirit gives life. The time is at hand for those "which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy." (Revelation 3: 4)
Just because you are born again does not mean that you will enter into New Jerusalem. Only those who overcome sin in their lives shall enter into New Jerusalem. Work out your salvation with fear and trembling. Draw nigh to me and I will draw nigh to you. The time is at hand.
3 August 2005
17 (17 July). 27 July 1999. Major curse broken. Strategic. Higher/deeper level of warfare. Navy SEALS (1990). "This never happened; you were never here; we don't exist".
4 August 2005
Isaiah 33: 22: "For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king: he will save us."
"The Lord is our judge": the Judicial Branch of the U.S Government. "The Lord is our lawgiver": the Legislative Branch. "The Lord is our king": the Executive Branch.
The Lord Jesus Christ raised up the United States' republican (it is not a true democracy) form of government to project freedom throughout the world. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is a beacon of light of liberty and the Holy Spirit absolutely inspired the writing of the U.S. Constitution--one of the most brilliant and unwordy documents ever written.
Father, Son, Holy Ghost; protons, neutrons, electrons; body, soul, spirit; Judicial, Legislative, Executive: the Trinity is engrafted into the Government of the United States.
II Kings 6: 16-17: "And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha."
Acts 3: 23: "And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people."
8 August 2005
Last night I had two dreams. In the first dream, I was walking in the backyard at the Jerry Shey house and I noticed these big holes in the ground. It was like the whole yard was hollow underneath the grass--there was no real foundation. I saw these pipes running underground because this big hole exposed them. They were probably water and sewer pipes. I walked past this hole and the ground gave way and collapsed--the grass turf fell down into the hole.
In the second dream, I met a man and woman that I knew twenty years ago. He used to work for my dad as a veterinarian. We met and I shook his hand. I was glad to see him and I told him that I saw his son wrestle in the Iowa High School Wrestling Championships--his son won a state championship that year. I then congratulated him for his other son who was an all-state football player (linebacker) in high school. His wife then walked up to me and hugged me. It was a very vivid dream.
9 August 2005
From the Jackson Hole Daily, page 26: "Peter Jennings, face of ABC News, dies at 67". Peter Jennings, part of the liberal media establishment, died of lung cancer. 67. Death. The dream of 16 September 2004.
10 August 2005
Psalm 79: 6: "Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name."
Two nights ago the Lord told me to see the movie The Island, starring Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson and Sean Bean. It was a very good movie. These clones of men and women were being raised in a facility to be used as spare parts. The women clones were used as breeder stock so that they could give birth to babies that were then bought by adopting parents. The woman clones were soon put to death after they gave birth.
Ewan McGregor helped Scarlett Johansson escape the clone facility. They later went back and helped the other clones escape with the help of Djimon Hounsou, who played an ex-Delta Force operator who initially is hired by the clone facility to kill McGregor and Johansson. McGregor, Johansson and Hounsou set the captives free.
13 August 2005
Acts 5: 39: "But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God."
Acts 5: 41-42: "And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ."
Two or three days ago, I was watching Matrix Revolutions with Felice and the presence of God was very strong. I believe that the Lord was showing me, that in every Matrix movie, Neo grew stronger in faith and spiritual strength.
In The Matrix, Neo fought Smith, and even after Smith fired several rounds into Neo's body, Neo was able to rise up and defeat Smith. In The Matrix Reloaded, Neo was able to destroy four Sentinels (in faith, by the power of the Holy Ghost) at the end of the movie. In Matrix Revolutions, even though Neo's physical eyes were burned and blinded, he was able to see (with his spiritual eyes) and destroy the many weapons thrown at Neo and Trinity by the City of the Machines with a stronger faith and with more power of the Holy Ghost.
In each movie you could see an ever-increasing faith/strength displayed by Neo. This is what all Christians should experience: every year we should experience greater victory over sin and temptation. If we are not growing in faith, then we are backsliding. It is only through faith that we are able to please God.
In Matrix Revolutions, Neo had been transfigured from a true believer to Superman. He was then worthy and strong enough to die his sacrificial, vicarious death in the City of the Machines to end the war and enmity between the Machines and Zion.
Ever-increasing faith. Deeper healing. Deeper deliverance. Stronger satanic strongholds destroyed--powers and principalities destroyed.
After the Transfiguration, Jesus was strong enough and worthy enough to die on the Cross. Jesus was the only blood sacrifice (offered up by the Father) for the sin of the world. Jesus was very God and very man. Jesus was Superman. Jesus could not die before the Transfiguration. Much happened at the Transfiguration, just like much happened when Jesus came out of the Jordan River after John the Baptist immersed Him in water. It was after Jesus came out of the Jordan that the Father said, "Thou art my beloved son; in thee I am well pleased." (Luke 3: 22)
When Jesus was transfigured before Peter, James and John "the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering." (Luke 9: 29) During the Transfiguration, Jesus spoke with Moses and Elijah. Moses (The Law) and Elijah (The Prophets) always point to Jesus, the Messiah, the Author and Perfecter of our faith. In the Transfiguration you have the culmination of the Word of God: Law, Prophets, New Testament: the Trinity on earth, so to speak. After the Transfiguration, a voice came out of a cloud that said, "This is my beloved Son: hear him." (Luke 9: 35)
The Transfiguration was the beginning of a spiritual revolution that culminated at the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ (the resurrection being the great revolutionary influence in the world to this day). At the end of The Matrix Reloaded was the beginning of a spiritual revolution that culminated with the death of Neo in the City of the Machines (in Matrix Revolutions)--a spiritual revolution that gave freedom to Zion. Unless a grain of wheat dies it shall not live. I must decrease and He must increase. In my end is my beginning.
29 August 2005
My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers.
"The Nature of Degeneration"
"October 5. The Bible does not say that God punished the human race for one man's sin, but that the nature of sin, namely, my claim to my right to myself, entered into the human race through one man. But it also says that another Man took upon Himself the sin of the human race and put it away--an infinitely more profound revelation (see Hebrews 9: 26). The nature of sin is not immorality and wrongdoing, but the nature of self-realization, which leads us to say, 'I am my own god.' This nature may exhibit itself in proper morality or in improper immorality, but it always has a common basis--my claim to my right to myself. When our Lord faced either people with all the forces of evil in them, or people who were clean-living, moral, and upright, He paid no attention to the moral degradation of one, nor any attention to the moral attainment of the other. He looked at something we do not see, namely, the nature of man (see John 2: 25).
"Sin is something I am born with and cannot touch--only God touches sin through redemption. It is through the Cross of Christ that God redeemed the entire human race from the possibility of damnation through the heredity of sin. God nowhere holds a person responsible for having the heredity of sin, and does not condemn anyone because of it. Condemnation comes when I realize that Jesus Christ came to deliver me from this heredity of sin, and yet I refuse to let Him do so. From that moment I begin to get the seal of damnation. This is the condemnation [and the critical moment], that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light . . . (John 3: 19)."
30 August 2005
Last night I had a dream where I was living in this big house somewhere in Wyoming and, all of a sudden, these people from my hometown in Iowa showed up. I didn't know how they found out where I lived. They just showed up in my house. I then gave them a copy of my two books. It was a fairly long dream--I don't remember all of the details.
31 August 2005
Last night I had a dream where I was standing in a ditch back in Iowa. Next to the ditch was a field of green corn standing in perfect rows. I lit the ditch on fire and the fire consumed the grass and the trees and shrubs in the ditch. The field of corn did not catch fire. It felt good to see the fire clean up the ditch. Some fire engines came to the scene to put out the fire and then the dream ended.
6 September 2005
Last night I had a dream where I was a soldier. I was wearing an army uniform and a helmet. I was with some other soldiers in a town in Iraq. I met this soldier and he asked me where I was from. I told him that I was from Wyoming. He told me that he was from Wyoming, also. We found out that we knew the same friends. It was a long dream—I don’t remember much of it right now—maybe it will come back to me later on.
My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers.
"The Nature of Reconciliation"
"October 7. Sin is a fundamental relationship--it is not wrong doing, but wrong being--it is deliberate and determined independence from God." "A man cannot redeem himself--redemption is the work of God, and is absolutely finished and complete. And its application to individual people is a matter of their own individual action or response to it. A distinction must always be made between the revealed truth of redemption and the actual conscious experience of salvation in a person's life."
8 September 2005
Last night I had a dream where I was in this room and a young lady that I knew (Heidi) walked up to me holding a piece of paper in her hand. She showed me the piece of paper and it said that I had inherited a certain amount of money--to me, a large, substantial amount. The paper had a phrase that I noticed, and it said, "four hundred weeks worth of rent." Heidi and I spoke for a while and then the dream ended.
14 September 2005
Last night I had a dream where somebody walked up to me and gave me a letter. The letter said that Jerry Shey died five days ago.
In the past week or so, Wes told me that he had a dream from the Lord that was very interesting. Here is Wes' dream:
"In my dream, I was in the army. I was on the west side of the Teton Pass fighting Germans with my squad. Everyone in my squad died except one guy and myself. We ran over the top to the Jackson side of the pass. As we came over the top, we laid bombs--like really big pipe bombs. Then we hustled down the pass, and as soon as the Germans came over the top, we blew the bombs and all the Germans died. Then we continued down the mountain. When we laid the pipe bomb, I asked, 'We're laying pipe bombs?' The guy I was with said, 'We always lay pipe bombs.' I don't know what this part meant. Once we were off the mountain, we started hitchhiking. We walked through a field, and on the other side was a highway where we could hitchhike. On our way across the field, we walked through a shed with a well in it. The guy I was with started to sink in quick mud. I grabbed him with one arm and pulled him out quite easily. He said it felt like he was being pulled down. I think this was a demonic attack. We then crossed the field and got to the highway to start hitchhiking. Right then I saw Tim and talked with him for a bit. There was a really pretty young woman who was the daughter of the owners of the land we crossed. Tim knew her because he stayed there whenever he passed by. Then the dream ended, I think. It was like I was teaching this guy how to hitchhike just as Tim does. I think hitchhiking stands for walking in faith. Seeing Tim was confirmation of walking in faith. The Germans we were fighting had a lot of heavy firepower. There were quite a few tanks. All were destroyed by the pipe bombs."
15 September 2005
Last night I had a dream where these two men were trying to kill me. It was at night and we were in the middle of a thick forest. We were near these railroad tracks and I grabbed the one man (who looked like Clint Eastwood) around his neck with a shovel handle--I was choking him and dragging him with me as I walked alongside the railroad tracks. The other man was chasing me--he was very angry and was trying to kill me. A fast-moving train sped by and I was still dragging the one man with me as the other man was chasing me. The last thing I remember in the dream was the face of the man who wanted to kill me: it was full of anger, violence and hatred.
12 October 2005
This afternoon the Lord gave me a dream while I was taking a nap at Jeremy and Felice’s place. I was sleeping on the floor in Jeremy’s office. In the dream, I was with somebody who was building houses on a big jobsite. Then somebody arrived on the scene: he was pushing a small cart. In the cart were two dead bodies—they had been slain in battle. I walked up to the cart and looked down to see the dead bodies. One of the bodies had been decapitated. All of a sudden, this intense white light emanated from the head that had been decapitated—the head became reattached to the trunk of the body. Light was coming out of his face—it was General George S. Patton. I began to weep tears of absolute joy. The light was very intense. It seemed like General Patton (as he was being raised from the dead) was imparting something to me—something was being engrafted into my spirit. Then the dream ended.
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.
13 October 2005
Matthew 21: 42-45: “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 marvelous in our eyes? Therefore say I unto you, The Kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.”
14 October 2005
Last night I had a dream where I was hitchhiking in Iowa. I ended up in this town where all these people were milling around on their lawns—it looked like a big picnic. I was sitting on a lawn chair when I realized that President and Mrs. George W. Bush were in the crowd. President and Mrs. Bush were shaking hands with people and walking to where I was. Just before I was able to shake hands with President and Mrs. Bush, the dream ended.
29 October 2005
Last night I had a dream where I was with Wes and we got into an argument. We were in this parking lot and the argument became more violent. Somebody called the police and the police arrived in a big pickup. I pointed towards Wes and said, “It is him!” One policeman took a piece of concrete and walked up to Wes and hit him over the head. Wes fell down flat to the pavement and the police arrested him. I walked away from the scene. The next scene, I was walking on the White House grounds. There was snow on the ground. There was a group of people—twenty or thirty people—with Laura Bush. I walked away from the group of people through some trees on a path that was shoveled out of the snow. There was more to the beginning of the dream, but I do not remember much—I believe it was a scene where Wes and myself were disagreeing on some issue.
22 November 2005
Sometimes before I go to bed, I will have a premonition that the Lord is going to give me a dream. Last night it happened again—I felt like the Lord was going to give me a dream—and He did. In the dream, I was in Florida—it was a very warm place—a place of tourists. I walked up to this hot dog stand or café and walked inside. I looked to my right and saw painted in big letters on the wall: “THE ELIJAH LIST.” I walked to the counter to this guy who was serving hot dogs and he said his name was Hamilton Filmater. I said something like, “I know you. I have read some of your articles on The Elijah List.” Then the dream ended.
1 December 2005
Last night I had a dream where I was with this married couple, Greg and Sue; they used to live in my hometown in Iowa over 20 years ago. Greg worked for my dad as a veterinarian. My dad was a veterinarian for over forty years. Greg and Sue invited me over to their home for supper and Greg and I shook hands. We had a pleasant conversation. Their youngest son was in the next room. Sue said she was surprised to get my book in the mail. It was a very positive dream.
5 December 2005
Last night I had a dream where I met a couple of women that I knew in California back in 1983 and 1984: Carolyn Kleefeld and Patricia Karahan (I used to live in Venice, California in the spring of 1984). I think I was in a restaurant when I met Carolyn and Patricia—they were both smiling at me. Carolyn was with a man that I did not recognize. We talked about a lot, catching up on things in the past twenty years. Then I met one of Carolyn’s daughters and she was also smiling at me. It was a very happy reunion. There was a lot more to the dream, but I do not remember all of the details.
14 December 2005
Last night I had a dream where former President George H. W. Bush had just died. I heard about his death and I began to weep with great sorrow. I was wearing a coat and tie and walked into a big room full of powerful people—it looked like the U.S. Senate Chamber. I walked up onto this platform and then sat down in a row of seats. I just realized that I was now the Vice President of the United States. I felt utterly alone. I continued to weep and grieve for the late President Bush. Then this general from the Army sat down next to me and spoke into my right ear, “I have everything under control.” Then the dream ended.
1 January 2006
Last night I had a dream where I was at my wedding. There were a lot of people running around preparing for the wedding. I was half-dressed in a tuxedo or coat and tie when I saw my future wife. She had brown or light-brown hair and she was wearing a white wedding dress. She was very beautiful. The dream ended before the wedding took place. There was more to the dream, but it is gone from me now.
5 January 2006
Last night I had a dream where I was with President George W. Bush. It seemed like we were in a southern state. We talked about some things. There was a lot more to the dream, but I do not remember all of the details.
24 January 2006
Last night I had two dreams. In the first dream, I saw President George W. Bush.
In the second dream, a pretty, brown-haired, young lady named Nicole walked into my house and gave me a paper that she had written. The title of the paper was “The Breaking of Curses”.
26 January 2006
Isaiah 66: 16: “For by fire and by his sword will the Lord plead with all flesh: and the slain of the Lord will be many.”
6 February 2006
Last night I had two dreams. In the first dream, there were all of these soldiers (U.S. Army) in parade dress standing at attention on a football field. Then General George S. Patton walked onto the football field with a few other soldiers; he was wearing a helmet and dress uniform. He became very angry and pulled out his sidearm and began shooting and killing the soldiers on the football field. The soldiers broke ranks and began to flee in all directions. General Patton continued to shoot and kill the soldiers as they tried to run away from him.
In the second dream, I saw General George Patton and Clint Eastwood and they were dressed in combat fatigues. They were wearing winter coats. They were not wearing helmets. Their faces were smudged and dirty. They were smiling at each other and laughing. It looked like they had just gotten back from a successful combat mission.
13 February 2006
The Chumash: The Torah: Haftoros and Five Megillos with a commentary anthologized from the Rabbinic Writings by Rabbi Nosson Scherman.
Genesis 49: 8-12: “Judah—you, your brothers shall acknowledge; your hand will be at your enemy’s nape; your father’s sons will prostrate themselves to you. A lion cub is Judah; from the prey, my son, you elevated yourself. He crouches, lies down like a lion, and like an awesome lion, who dares rouse him? The scepter shall not depart from Judah nor a scholar from among his descendants, until Shiloh arrive and his will be an assemblage of nations. He will tie his donkey to the vine; to the vine branch his donkey’s foal; he will launder his garments in wine and his robe in the blood of grapes. Red eyed from wine, and white toothed from milk.”
Ben Adam—Son of Man.
Tanach—Law, Prophets and Writings (Acronym):
The Interlinear Bible—Hebrew/English
Jeremiah 51: 20: “A war-club You (are) to Me (and) weapons of war; for I will shatter with you nations, and I will destroy with you kingdoms.”
16 February 2006
Last night I had two dreams. In the first dream, I was talking to President George W. Bush and we shook hands.
In the second dream, I saw my late Uncle Irvin and he was smiling at me.
17 February 2006
Isaiah 66: 16: “For by fire (the Holy Ghost Fire) and by his sword (the engrafted Word of God) (what good is the Word of God if it is not engrafted into your spirit? The Word of God is meant for the spirit and not for the head. The spirit uses the head to read the Word of God; the head is the servant to the spirit. The spirit is where the Word of God will bear much fruit—if properly engrafted) will the Lord plead with all flesh: and the slain of the Lord shall be many.”
Body, soul (head, mind, personality, emotions, intellect) and spirit: Outer court, Inner court and Holy of Holies. For us to be a powerful weapon in the Lord’s hand, we must have the Holy Ghost Fire and the Word of God engrafted into our spirit. And we must be dead to self: the soul must not usurp the spirit. Spirit first, then soul, then body. When the body, soul and spirit are in Biblical order and submitted to the Holy Ghost, the weapon is complete.
I Kings 18: 38: “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.”
I Kings 18: 40: “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.”
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.”
Revelation 1: 16: “And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.”
“His eyes were as a flame of fire.” “And out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword.” As blood-washed, Holy Ghost believers, the Holy Ghost Fire is in us, the sword of the Lord is in us. With this Holy Ghost Fire, the demons in our body and soul can be destroyed (cast out in faith) and principalities and powers outside our body can be destroyed. The wicked cannot stand in the midst of the Holy Ghost Fire, and if they do not repent, sometimes the wicked die. The Fire always burns up the chaff: wood, hay and stubble.
Hebrews 12: 29: “For our God is a consuming fire.”
With the jawbone of an ass I have slain a thousand men.
19 February 2006
Last night I had a dream where I was hitchhiking in St. Louis, Missouri. This guy picked me up and drove me all the way to Des Moines, Iowa. I got dropped off someplace that looked like a hardware store. There were some people standing around a very wide doorway to the store and I noticed someone right away: Morrie Mericle. I walked up to him and he was smiling at me and we talked for a while. I lived with the Mericle family in Ames, Iowa back in 1978-1979. Morrie was a professor at Iowa State University. Morrie and his wife, Eileen, had two daughters.
The next scene, I was with Morrie’s daughter, Maureen, at a restaurant. She introduced me to her friends there at the restaurant and then she said that they would find a place for me to stay that night.
21 February 2006
Last night I had two dreams. In the first dream, I was back in Iowa in the town where I was raised. I was at this girlfriend’s house—her name was Joan—I dated her a few times when I was seventeen. Her mom was there with a few other people. Later in the dream, my dad showed up at their house, then the dream ended.
In the second dream, I was with Elijah Wood’s (the movie actor; e.g. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) mom, Debby. Debby was still a young girl in the dream; she was smiling at me.
I was raised in the same town as Debby. Debby had an older sister who had blond hair. My older brother and sister and myself used to play with Debby and her older sister. They moved to Cedar Rapids when I was in the first or second grade.
Debby’s grandparents, Heinie and Rose Stebritz, used to babysit us kids a lot. Grandma Balgeman died when I was four years old; Grandma Shey died when I was sixteen. I had a much stronger bond with Rose than with my two grandmothers; we Shey kids really loved Rose. Rose used to invite our family over for pancakes after church. She made the best pancakes.
Heinie was a World War I veteran. He was a runner in the trenches. Either Rose or Heinie told us about his experiences in World War I: crouching down in the trenches and looking up at the dogfights between German and Allied planes. I guess Heinie was a real good musician. Heinie died when I was in the third grade. It was a big funeral—the church was packed. That is the last time I saw Debby. She was a year older than me.
Luke 10: 10-16: “But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say, Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city. Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you. And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell. He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.”
The preceding Bible verses remind me a lot of Ames, Iowa and Jackson, Wyoming. When you spend a certain amount of time in some places and Christians reject you, you know that something is wrong. I am not watching the paint dry—I hear from God and do the will of my Heavenly Father. If you have a problem with me, you have a problem with my Heavenly Father. When you see me, you see the Father. My Father works, and I work.
Maybe my work convicts people of sin.
4 March 2006
Last night I had a dream where I was in this prison in Georgia. Earlier this year, I had a dream where I escaped from that very same prison—I did not stay one night. In the dream I had last night, I walked up to the prison cell that I had escaped from and this prison guard walked up to me. He had a concerned look on his face, and he said something like, “Hey, aren’t you supposed to be in this prison cell?” Then he became very angry. Just at that moment I wondered why I came back to the prison that I had successfully escaped from. I said to the prison guard, “The Lord freed me from this prison.” All of a sudden, the countenance of the prison guard changed and he began to smile. He told some other guards and they began to talk with me. There was a lot more to the dream, but it is gone from me now.
If the Lord has freed us from the prison of sin and demonic bondage, we must tell others (prisoners and prison guards) how the Lord has set us free.
During the preceding dream, I was real uneasy about being in that prison—I thought the prison guards would try to capture me—but that did not happen: I was able to walk and talk freely with the prison guards.
5 March 2006
Jeremiah 1: 5: “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”
Jeremiah 1: 10: “See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.”
9 March 2006
Fortress. Fortress of Solitude. Fortress Press. Home. Jerusalem. City of David. Zion. Stronghold.
I Chronicles 11: 4-9: “And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem, which is Jebus; where the Jebusites were, the inhabitants of the land. And the inhabitants of Jebus said to David, Thou shalt not come hither. Nevertheless David took the castle of Zion, which is the city of David. And David said, Whosoever smiteth the Jebusites first shall be chief and captain. So Joab the son of Zeruiah went first up, and was chief. And David dwelt in the castle; therefore they called it the city of David. And he built the city round about, even from Millo round about: and Joab repaired the rest of the city. So David waxed greater and greater: for the Lord of hosts was with him.”
I Chronicles 14: 1-2: “Now Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and timber of cedars, with masons and carpenters, to build him an house. And David perceived that the Lord had confirmed him king over Israel, for his kingdom was lifted up on high, because of his people Israel.”
10 March 2006
In the past week, I had a dream where I was living in my own house.
11 March 2006
Last night I had a dream where my dad and my younger brother were trying to find me, but they were unsuccessful.
12 March 2006
Romans 11: 26: “And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob.”
25 March 2006
“Take God at His Word even when logic demands otherwise.”
--North Star Baptist Church, Coeur D’Alene, Idaho
Isaiah 7: 9: “If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established.”
30 March 2006
Last night I had a dream where I was in this kitchen cooking something on a stove. Then Wes arrived in the house with three dogs. Two of the dogs jumped on top of the stove and lay there. I was really upset and told Wes to get the dogs out of the house.
I believe the dream means this: I have warned Wes about certain people that he has been spending time with. These people are lukewarm Christians or false Christians, and they will only lead him astray. Stray dogs lead others astray. Stray dogs, Pharisees, blind people. The blind lead the blind into a ditch.
Wes owns a small dog. In my dream, the two dogs that jumped on top of my stove (a place where dogs are not supposed to be) I did not recognize. Wes’ sin will only lead other false Christians into our group. Wes was at Jeremy and Felice’s place two or three weeks ago and he invited Steve Gilmore over. Steve Gilmore of Jackson, Wyoming is not saved; Steve Gilmore is a false pastor.
Philippians 3: 2-3: “Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.”
Revelation 22: 14-15: “Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerors, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolators, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.”
Matthew 7: 21-22: “Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my heavenly Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I prophess unto them, I never knew you; depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
5 April 2006
In the latest National Geographic (April 2006 issue), there is an article about earthquakes that begins on page 120. On pages 128-130 there is a panoramic photograph taken of San Francisco after the April 1906 Earthquake/Fire. The caption under the photograph reads: “Some 500 blocks had been leveled and 225,000 people made homeless. Death-toll estimates run to 3,000 or more making this the deadliest quake in U.S. history.”
On page 127: “In April 1906 the city was the commercial and financial powerhouse of the West, a crucible of great fortunes, a place utterly decadent by reputation, gorgeous by any definition, with some 400,000 citizens and perhaps as many bars.”
“A place utterly decadent by reputation . . .” Sounds like New Orleans just before Hurricane Katrina hit and destroyed most of it in 2005. The destruction of New Orleans by the hand of God was because of sin. New Orleans has always had a reputation as a party town, e.g. Mardi Gras. Wherever there is a big party there is drunkenness, drugs, prostitution, adultery, fornication, homosexuality, etc. The fruit of such sin is abortion and the destruction of the family structure, like divorce.
New Orleans was destroyed because of sin. London in 1666 was destroyed by fire because of sin. I believe that the Lord will continue to destroy certain cities and towns and judge certain nations because of their sin.
If a city has an economy based on righteousness, that city will prosper because it is built on a Rock. A city whose economy is based on sin will eventually fall.
Genesis 18: 20-21: “And the Lord said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.”
Genesis 19: 13: “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: 24-25: “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.”
New Orleans. San Francisco. London. Unreal. Unreal city. T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land.”
What city is next? I was talking to a Christian a couple of weeks ago and he thinks Las Vegas could be next. I hitchhiked twice through Las Vegas in December of 2005. It was very hard to get rides out of Vegas. I did a lot of walking through that city. I don’t care to go back.
Proverbs 10: 29-30: “The way of the Lord is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity. The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.”
Proverbs 12: 7: “The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.”
7 April 2006
Last night I had a dream where I was on some South Pacific island. There were a lot of people on the island and we were all getting ready for an invasion by the Japanese. People were adding a red or burgundy dye to the ocean water at the beach and then the people would wade into the surf and they would come out of the reddened water with their skin dyed red—I did this, also.
The next scene, there was a battle. The Japanese tried to invade the island. There was this big Japanese battleship that ran aground on the island. These Japanese sailors jumped out of the battleship and pushed the battleship back into the water. As the battleship began to steam away, the guns on the battleship strafed and killed the Japanese sailors that had just pushed the battleship back into the water.
The next scene, somebody was attacking the Japanese battleship and I saw the forward turret get blown up—the explosion sent the turret way up and out from the battleship and it landed back in the ocean about a mile or two away. The interesting thing about the turret was that it had a single gun—maybe a five-inch gun or smaller—it was not a sixteen-inch gun that most battleships have. Then this other gun popped up out of the hole where the forward turret had been and began firing at something—maybe airplanes. The Japanese battleship kept firing its guns at its attackers. I think they were planes that were attacking the battleship—I don’t remember seeing other ships in the dream.
The next scene, I was on this school bus full of high school and college students and we were all going to a funeral. There were large crowds outside the bus. The bus was packed with people. I was sitting in this one seat near the middle of the bus. I then got up and sat in a seat in the back of the bus—it was the second to the last seat.
My older brother was sitting in the back seat and next to him was President George H. W. Bush. Sitting in the seat just to the right of me was President George W. Bush and he was smiling at me. A few seats ahead of me sat President Bill Clinton and he was wearing a beard and had slightly long hair. President Clinton looked around at the people on the bus and stood up and spoke for a minute or two. He made a joke and everybody on the bus laughed.
Then I noticed this young, black girl sitting next to me—she looked like Halle Berry. I said to her, “You were in my English class, weren’t you?”
She smiled at me and said, “You are a good teacher.”
The bus must have been part of a procession of vehicles. The bus turned the corner and continued up this street. There were crowds of people everywhere. I believe there were many vehicles in the procession.
Two nights ago I had a dream. I don’t remember much of it, but I was in a car—a station wagon—and President George W. Bush, his wife and myself were riding in the car. It was at night. The headlights were off. The dashboard lights were on. There was much more to the dream, but it is gone from me now.
I believe that whenever I have a dream where I am with President George W. Bush it means that I am interceding for him to protect him from Satan.
About the dream I had last night: a South Pacific island? The ocean water dyed red? A Japanese battleship? It is still vivid in my mind. The red water must mean blood. I have heard and read of accounts of when the U.S Marines would have an amphibious assault on a South Pacific island like in World War II: the fighting was so fierce that there would be many dead bodies floating in the surf and the surf would be red from the blood of the dead Marines.
12 April 2006
Luke 4: 14: “And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee . . .”
Luke 5: 4: “Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.”
Luke 5: 17: “ . . . and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.”
19 April 2006
Ephesians 2: 20: “And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone.”
21 April 2006
Last night I had a dream where I was running in a race—I think it was the mile. It took place in Texas. There were all kinds of people lining the road where I was running. I crossed the finish line and there was this guy with a stopwatch and he showed me the time: 12 minutes and 5 seconds. I was disappointed because it was such a slow time. Then President George W. Bush showed up in the crowd of people. He was smiling and shaking people’s hands. He came up to me and patted me on the back. President Bush started walking down these steps and then I said, “I voted for you.” There was more to the dream, but it is gone from me now.
1 May 2006
Last night I had a dream where I was sitting in a football stadium. My dad had just died and the funeral was in the stadium. There were a lot of people in the stadium.
2 May 2006
Chuck Pierce—The Elijah List: May—the first month in the Hebraic calendar—the month Nissan. The beginning of months.
Luke 9: 62: “No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”
3 May 2006
Last night while I was sleeping, the Lord showed me: www.mattsorger.com.
Revelation 2: 11: “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.”
Jude 5: “I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.”
Hebrews 3: 17-19: “But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness? And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.”
Unbelief is sin; unbelief is slavery. Unbelief is not living by faith and revelation. Unbelief is a hardening of the heart towards God—you become blind, deaf; a white-washed wall.
Joshua and Caleb survived the first death (the death of the firstborn in Egypt) and the second death (Moses and the rest of the Israelites who came out of Egypt died in the desert because of unbelief—they had a slave mentality). Joshua and Caleb did not give an evil report like the other ten spies that were sent into the Promised Land.
Joshua and Caleb spoke to the children of Israel: “If the Lord delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey. Only rebel not ye against the Lord, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the Lord is with us: fear them not.” (Numbers 14: 8-9)
Sounds like words of faith—faith in God. Joshua and Caleb did not sound like slaves from Egypt (the world); they sounded like Hebrews Chapter Eleven Men. We must live by faith and revelation everyday. If the Lord tells us to do something, we must go and do it when the Lord tells us to do it. Obedience is better than sacrifice.
We overcome sin (slavery, unbelief) in our lives through faith—abiding in the Tree of Life—and then we can enter the Promised Land of God’s Presence—the Holy of Holies—New Jerusalem. Those who overcome sin in their lives shall not experience the second death. Joshua and Caleb later inspired the Israelites to bring down the Walls of Jericho in faith and to take the Promised Land. It is impossible for slaves to take down any satanic stronghold, but believers in Jesus Christ can. Bondslaves of Christ are unslaved, unshackled by the Presence of God.
Deuteronomy 1: 36: “Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and to him will I give the land that he hath trodden upon, and to his children, because he hath wholly followed the Lord.”
4 May 2006
Last night I had a dream where I was in a very upscale bar in Jackson, Wyoming. I was walking through the bar and I noticed this woman who I used to go to school with back in my hometown in Iowa. I avoided her and walked away from her. There were some exotically dressed people in the bar—very conformed to the world.
15 May 2006
Last night I had at least two dreams. In the first dream, I was at Grandpa Balgeman’s house. My cousin was outside on rollerskates—she was smiling at me. Then my parents showed up in my grandpa’s house.
In the other dream, I was at the Shey farm back in Iowa. I was in the barn when I noticed that all of the cattle were out of the feedlots. The cattle—it looked like hundreds and hundreds of them—were scattered in the neighbors’ fields. My reaction: I didn’t care.
18 May 2006
Last night I had a dream where I saw two or three of Mel Gibson’s sons. One son looked exactly like Mel Gibson when Mel was in his early twenties. If this dream is from the Lord, I believe it means multiplication.
A man or woman in Christ doesn’t necessarily have to be married and have kids to multiply God’s work in the earth. If you abide in Christ and do the will of our heavenly Father, the Lord will multiply your work today, tomorrow and maybe one hundred years down the road. The Word of God never goes void. The work of God is always multiplying itself throughout the world. The work of a man of God has a ripple effect even after he dies.
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John died around two thousand years ago: their work (their writings, their preaching, their prayers, etc.) is still having a powerful effect in the world today. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is still multiplying throughout the nations; the Gospel is powerful and revolutionary—it is the only revolution.
Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ is a classic film. The message in the The Passion is multiplying in the earth today and will continue to do so one thousand years from now. The Passion of the Christ is gold, silver and precious stones.
26 May 2006
Last night I had a dream where I was at my parents’ house in Iowa. There were people everywhere—inside the house and outside the house. I slept overnight in the house and the people were in every room. The house was as big as a mansion and it was crowded with people: strange people, people I have never seen before, people from all over the United States. The last scene: I was outside the house peering through a window and I was looking into the dining room. People were sitting at these tables eating breakfast while these other people were standing in line with their backs against this long bookcase full of books. It looked like they were waiting for their turn to have breakfast. During the whole dream, I did not see my parents or any other member of the Shey family.
1 June 2006
Some thoughts on George W. Bush’s presidency. According to certain polls, President Bush’s approval ratings are very low: at around 29 per cent. When Jesus was hanging on the Cross, His job approval rating was less then one per cent. It looked like Jesus had failed (according to the world) . . . but three days later He rose again.
We, as Christians, do not get our strength, or wisdom, or approval from the world. We are here to please our heavenly Father: we get our strength and wisdom from Him and Him alone (that is, the Holy Ghost, the Word of God, the full counsel of God).
I believe the reason that the media and others are attacking President Bush is because certain principalities and powers of darkness have been taken out or will be taken out very soon. Satan can not fight against the power of the Holy Ghost and the prayers of faithful intercessors, so Satan is stirring up his children—the children of disobedience—the liberal media, liberal Hollywood types and carnal Christians to speak out against President Bush.
Your basic liberal has a very big mouth. The liberal mind is unsaved and full of darkness and lies. In the Book of Daniel there is a scripture that says the wise shall understand, but the wicked shall not understand. Even carnal Christians have little or no understanding because they are into the milk of the Word, not the meat of the Word. A prominent Christian, who has made some excellent movies, has been speaking out against President Bush: he speaks against President Bush because he has no prophetic vision. Where there is no vision, the people perish.
Dan Rather attacked President Bush and resigned from CBS News in disgrace. The Iraq War is a thousand times bigger than Dan Rather. The bigger you are, the harder you fall. The people who attack President Bush because of the Iraq War will be exposed and they will fall. Satan always overplays his cards. The Lord is leading Satan into a trap and Satan will lose.
If the media conducted a poll and asked the people of the world—and the church (not the Kingdom people)—if Tim Shey’s obeying the Father and hitchhiking by faith throughout the United States does much to destroy satanic principalities and powers throughout the world, my approval rating would be less than five per cent. People might even say I was crazy or mentally imbalanced. The love of the world is enmity with the Father. My Father works and I work. The world system is a vast straw fire: it produces fast heat, a lot of smoke and some ash—signifying nothing. I do not abide in the ash-heap of world opinion, but in the Lord Jesus Christ—the Rock of Ages.
President Bush is right on target: he needs to keep his eyes on our Heavenly Father and the wicked voices shall be silenced. Touch not my anointed, do my prophets no harm. No weapon formed against thee shall prosper. We live by faith, not by sight.
Prophetic vision is needed to steel our hearts against the attacks of the enemy.
Draw nigh to me and I will draw nigh to you.
Prophetic Fire. Vision of steel.
I have been reading An American Life by Ronald Reagan. It is very good. President Reagan was a gift from God to the United States and to the world. On page 245 Reagan writes:
“Back when I was governor, I started having the same dream, often night after night: I’d find myself in a big old house that had huge rooms—not always the same house, but always one with huge rooms. Each time somebody would take me for a tour of the house; usually it was up for sale at a bargain price. I’d wander around, walk from room to room, stare up at high ceilings and great staircases and balconies above me. Although the house in my dream might be run-down, I’d see great potential for it as a place to live, and I’d want to buy it. I guess there was a yen in me for a big house with big rooms, and the dream even spilled into my waking hours. After we bought the land near San Diego for a new ranch when I was governor, I told Nancy I wanted to build a ranch house with one really huge room, a combined living room and dining room. After we discovered that there wasn’t any water or electricity available on the land, and we had to sell it, we happily settled for our little adobe ranch house near Santa Barbara, but living in a house with big rooms was always on my mind and I still got the same dream year after year.
“Funny thing: Once I moved to Washington, I never had that dream again. Somehow, living in the White House, with its ceilings that reached up to eighteen feet, cured me of my yen to live in a house with big rooms. I guess something inside me said: ‘You’ve made it.’”
2 June 2006
Last night I had a dream where I walked into this McDonald’s restaurant. There were a lot of people in the restaurant. Then Dan Gable walked in and everybody recognized him right away.
Then one guy said to Dan Gable, “I saw you kneeling down praying to God.”
This other guy said, “You better not let the ACLU know about it.”
Dan Gable replied, “I wouldn’t let that bother you.”
We talked with Dan Gable for while and then the dream ended.
Dan Gable is a legend in the state of Iowa. He won two NCAA titles in wrestling while at Iowa State University and a gold medal at the 1972 Olympics in Munich. He later went to the University of Iowa and won 15 NCAA team titles in 21 years as head coach. Dan Gable is considered one of the greatest wrestlers of all time.
5 June 2006
I was hitchhiking through Montana yesterday and I was walking south of Cameron, Montana a few miles when this car picked me up. There were two women and a young man in the car. The two women said that they were Christians. As we drove south on U.S. 287, there was this thunderstorm in the mountains to our left. All of a sudden we noticed a beautiful rainbow, then two more rainbows. I had never seen three rainbows so close together before.
I then said, “I believe the Lord is showing us multiplication.”
The lady driving the car agreed and said, “Those rainbows are happening for a reason. This is not an accident. Those rainbows mean something.”
7 June 2006
A week or so ago I had a dream where I was sitting in a library. I was at this table reading a book. Then three big guys walked into the library and sat down at my table. They looked like bullies. One of the guys was really big—he looked like he was around 350 pounds. He was probably the leader. So the biggest guy pulled out a knife and walked over to me and with one arm he grabbed my neck and started to choke me; with the other arm he menaced me with the knife. I resisted for a while. He said he wanted all of my money. I finally gave in and gave him my money. Then they left me alone.
Last night I had a dream where I was in the same library. I noticed that the librarian was at the front desk. I was at the same table reading a book when the same three big guys walked into the library and sat down at my table. The biggest guy walked over to me and pulled out a knife. I grabbed the knife from this guy and I grabbed his neck with my left arm and began choking him. With my right arm I took my knife and was ready to slit his throat—I was very angry and the violence in me was very real. The guy pulled out a wad of money and gave it to me, so I let him go. The other two guys gave me their money and then they walked away from the table. As they walked out of the library, the librarian said something like, “Don’t ever touch Tim again” or “Leave Tim alone.” I still had the knife in my hand when the dream ended.
Touch not my anointed, do my prophets no harm. No weapon formed against thee shall prosper.
10 June 2006
Yesterday, I got a ride from Bozeman to the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana. I walked two or three miles south and then got a ride with a guy who was driving a pickup and pulling a U-Haul trailer. In the passenger side was a young woman. He was going to Ithaca, New York and she was going to Columbus, Ohio—a great ride for her. So I hopped in the back of the pickup and, about thirty miles later, we picked up another hitchhiker. He was wearing a broad-brimmed hat and a backpack. He hopped in the back of the pickup and we shook hands. He said he was coming from Sacramento; he said he was doing some casework for some college buddies. He got dropped off in Sheridan, Wyoming. I got out in Buffalo, Wyoming.
There were three hitchhikers in that pickup. Three hitchhikers. Three hitchhikers on a beautiful, overcast day in northern Wyoming. Sounds like Providence. Sounds like multiplication.
This added 22 July 2006: Maybe the Lord was showing me that I would soon be hitchhiking to the east coast, to Washington, D.C. He was going to Ithaca, New York, she was going to Columbus, Ohio—they were definitely going east. The Lord likes to foreshadow things; He is the Lord of my circumstances.
14 June 2006
Exactly a week ago (7 June 2006) the al-Quaida terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed in a U.S. airstrike. Thank God, he’s dead. The interesting thing is that the Holy Ghost was burning me up for at least two days before I heard that al-Zarqawi died (I heard about his death on Thursday). I told Jeremy on Wednesday night that something big was going to happen because I was burning up in the Holy Ghost. The same thing happened just before Saddam Hussein was captured—the Holy Ghost was on me very powerfully the day and night before I heard about his capture.
I don’t know if all intercessors go through what I go through, but I do believe when the Holy Ghost is burning me up like that, a principality or power of darkness is taken out. The anointing breaks the yoke of sin; the anointing breaks the yoke of oppression.
It is nice to know that the United States has such powerful secret weapons in its arsenal: Holy Ghost intercessors; Holy Ghost warriors.
I do believe that the power of the Holy Ghost causes great confusion in the enemy’s camp. About two or so months ago, I was at the shelter in Riverton and there was this guy staying there who just got out of prison. He didn’t like me very much and started to become very loud and obnoxious towards me. All of a sudden, the Holy Ghost came on me very strong, so I went for a walk. I came back to the shelter and that guy’s attitude totally changed—he was confused and convicted of sin. The next morning he was very nice to me and talked to me in a very civilized manner. I later learned that he had spent seven years in prison for aggravated assault, so the guy has some violent demons in him.
I believe the power of the Holy Ghost is getting stronger and stronger in intercessors everywhere. We will see more and more victories over sin and wicked men. The fortresses of Satan will fall and crumble because of the Holy Ghost Fire.
15 June 2006
Since March I have seen the word “transition” quite a bit. The last time I saw “transition” was back in 1996. In 1996 I quit working at Hanson Lumber Company in Ames, Iowa and started my hitchhiking/working at Harold Pike Construction Company. I knew that my time at Pike Construction would be temporary—a time of transition from my nine years at Hanson Lumber to my time of hitchhiking.
Now, I believe, transition means that either my hitchhiking days are coming to an end and/or that I am coming into a deeper level of deliverance/faith/spiritual power. I have been experiencing a very strong presence of God the last two weeks, and during that time, I have had some headaches. I believe this means that the anointing/the Holy Ghost Fire is breaking off some demonic bondage in my head. Most of the time, when a demon—or cluster of demons—comes out, there is much ripping and tearing in the flesh. These headaches may continue for weeks or longer. So be it. I would much rather have the Holy Ghost Fire and have some pain in my life, than not have any Holy Ghost Fire and be a lukewarm, fluffy-fluff lollypop.
The Holy Ghost Fire burns up the wood, hay and stubble of sin in my life.
Holy Fire. Holy Steel. Holy Sword.
17 June 2006
I am somewhere on U.S. 395 in eastern Oregon at a roadside park. It is a sunny, beautiful and not too warm of a day. I am somewhere between Ukiah and Long Creek, Oregon heading south.
Yesterday, I hitchhiked from Jackson, Wyoming to Kooskia, Idaho. I got dropped off at the Kooskia turn off and walked for about a mile, and guess who picked me up? Kim Hosking. I hadn’t seen him in about two months. So I stayed with Kim and his wife, Pat. Kim’s parents were also staying at his place; his dad is a retired colonel in the Air Force. Real nice people.
Last night, Kim, Pat and myself watched a DVD on these Christian missionaries who were killed in Ecuador in 1956. The movie is End of the Spear. It is a very beautiful and inspiring film. Those missionaries were really dedicated to the Lord’s work in Ecuador.
27 June 2006
Last night I slept in a pasture a few miles east of Gordon, Nebraska. I had a dream. In the dream, I was with some people in a church. Then Mel Gibson walked up to me, smiling, and shook my hand. We talked for a while and then the dream ended.
I hitchhiked from Riverton, Wyoming to Gordon yesterday. Today I got rides from Gordon to Johnstown, Nebraska. I met this Christian lady here in Johnstown—she and her husband own a café/bar here in town. We had a real nice talk. She said I could stay at a house they own for the night. It is such a blessing: I will stay out of the hot sun for the rest of the day, I will be able to take a shower and I will be able to wash my clothes. I am very grateful.
I will head east tomorrow. The Lord showed me a week or so ago that He wants me to go to Washington, D.C. Not my will, but Thine be done.
28 June 2006
Last night I had a dream where I was riding on this bus in some city. The bus driver started complaining about President George W. Bush and the war in Iraq. I just smiled at the bus driver and laughed. The bus driver became very disgusted with me, stopped the bus, got off and walked away. The bus started up and began driving through the city without a driver. I then walked up to the driver’s seat and began driving the bus through the city. Then the dream ended.
I believe I know what this dream means. As long as Christians OBEY the Lord, we can control the destiny of the United States and the world.
3 July 2006
I am here in Lafayette Park across from the White House in Washington, D.C. It took me eight days to hitchhike from Riverton, Wyoming to Washington, D.C. I hitchhiked to Vienna, Virginia and then took the Metro to downtown—within a few blocks from the White House. I believe the Lord wants me to camp out somewhere in the vicinity and then check out the 4th of July festivities around the White House and then head back west.
I got a ride from a Lt. Colonel Ty Hoffman from central Missouri to Greenfield, Indiana on July 1st. He is with the B2 Bomber Program. When we got to Greenfield, he took me to a bar and bought me a couple of beers and a sandwich. He was very curious why I was hitchhiking. I told him the Lord told me to hitchhike. He asked me how I heard from God. I told him I apprehend Him in my spirit. I know God’s voice in circumstances, also, but it has to bear witness in my spirit; there has to be peace in my spirit.
It has been very hot and humid on this trip—especially from eastern Kansas to Virginia. They had a lot of rain and flooding here on the East Coast a week or so before I got here. It is very humid this evening. The last time I was in Washington, D.C. was back in July of 2004; they had Pennsylvania Avenue all ripped up in front of the White House. It looks real good now. Looks like they planted a lot of trees along Pennsylvania Avenue.
John 14: 26: “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
5 July 2006
I am at the public library in Capon Bridge, West Virginia. I stayed with a family last night near Capon Bridge. The father picked me up hitchhiking west of Winchester, Virginia; he has a wife and two kids. It is raining now; I will head west when it clears up some.
For the past week or so, the Lord has shown me “4th of July” over and over again. I thought it meant that someone wanted to assassinate President Bush on the 4th of the July. This morning, I saw on Fox News that North Korea launched seven missiles yesterday (4th of July). Now I believe, the Lord was warning me of North Korea.
Capon Bridge is in really beautiful country. The sight of Fort Edwards, a French and Indian War fort, is nearby. This and the Winchester, Virginia neighborhood has a lot of Civil War history.
7 July 2006
I am staying at a motel in Brownsburg, Indiana. This guy named Jeremiah picked me up just outside of Pendleton, Indiana and kicked me down some money so I could get a motel room.
Yesterday morning I walked for probably four or five hours before this young lady picked me up and took me all the way to Washington Court House, Ohio. I had been walking on U.S. 50 in West Virginia and the Maryland panhandle. West Virginia on Highway 50 is absolutely beautiful: green hills, trees, farms—very picturesque. The young lady’s name, I believe, was Leeann. She was a Mennonite; we had a good talk. She gave me some money, so after she dropped me off, I hitchhiked to Dayton and got a motel room last night.
Two nights ago I had been walking for at least a few miles in the rain and I walked to the intersection of U.S. 50 and U.S. 219—somewhere between Mount Storm and Aurora, West Virginia—it was in Maryland. Anyway, it was raining, and I saw this church with a porch. It was the Fresh Fire Church of God. I slept there on the porch and out of the rain. I was very grateful.
Brownsburg is on I-74, so I will continue on I-74 (God willing) till it connects with I-80 in Illinois. Then I will head west into Iowa and Nebraska. I may look up some people on U.S. 20 in Nebraska and then head back into Wyoming.
The Pelican Brief. President George W. Bush. 911. In the mouth of two or three witnesses let every word be established.
12 July 2006
I am back in Riverton, Wyoming. It took me eight days to hitchhike to Washington, D.C. and nine days to get back. A couple of gas field roughnecks picked me up outside of Rawlins. They were drinking beer and having a good time. They stopped at Sweetwater Station (a bar and grocery store) and had some mixed drinks and played some pool with three other roughnecks. They were getting pretty drunk. The one guy tried to pick a fight with another guy. They were getting fairly loud and obnoxious and finally we headed for Riverton.
I slept on this dirt road just north of Rawlins last night. The air was dry and cool. The sunrise this morning was very beautiful. That is one thing about the desert: spectacular sunrises and sunsets. It is great to be back in dry country: I had some wet clothes in my backpack because I had to walk in the rain when I was going through Iowa. I laid out my wet clothes last night and this morning they were mostly dry. That’s the thing about life east of the Missouri River: very humid—hard to stay dry. It is great to be back in Wyoming.
14 July 2006
I have been seeing “Las Vegas” quite a bit lately. The Lord bombed the hell out of New Orleans in 2005 with Hurricane Katrina. I believe the Lord is going to bomb the hell out of Las Vegas. Don’t know when. We see through a glass darkly.
Saw Steven Spielberg’s Munich last night with Jeremy and Felice. Very good movie. This morning I went to the Teton County Library to check my e-mail. I got a newsletter from The Elijah List—an article by Avner Boskey of Israel. It is about the kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers near the border with Lebanon. Today’s Jackson Hole Daily, front page: “Mideast crisis escalates”: “Israel unleashed a furious military campaign on Lebanon’s main airport, highways, military bases and other targets Thursday, retaliating for scores of Hezbollah guerilla rockets that rained down on Israel and reached as far as Haifa, its third-largest city, for the first time.”
Steven Spielberg’s Munich: Israeli Olympic athletes kidnapped and killed by Black September terrorist group in Munich, September 1972. Eric Bana plays the lead character “Avner” who works for Mossad, Israeli Intelligence. Avner Boskey, The Elijah List. Confirmation. Black Hawk Down. Eric Bana plays “Hoot”, Delta Force. Americans versus Muslims. Munich. Israelis/Avner versus Palestinians (Muslims?). Satanic strongholds destroyed. Confirmation.
On page 5 in today’s Jackson Hole Daily: “The issue is, and has always been, Israel’s existence” by Charles Krauthammer. The world (Satan) hates Israel because of the Law, the Prophets and the New Testament. The love of the world is enmity with the Father. He who blesses Israel shall be blessed, he who curses Israel shall be cursed. God bless Israel.
On page 10 in today’s Jackson Hole Daily: “Bush defends Israel’s attacks in Lebanon”: “Israel has a right to defend herself,” Bush said at a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “Every nation must defend herself against terrorist attacks and the killing of innocent life.”
This evening, Jeremy, Felice and myself watched a documentary Last Days which won the 1998 Academy Award for Best Documentary. In this documentary, they interviewed five Hungarian survivors of the Holocaust of World War II. It was an excellent film.
Looking at what the Lord showed me last night (Munich), this morning (Avner Boskey and the articles about Israel in the Jackson Hole Daily) and this evening (Last Days), the Lord is definitely showing me Israel and Judaism. Maybe the Lord is showing me that the conflict between Israel and Lebanon (and other Arab/Muslim players) could develop into a much larger regional war.
The enemies of Israel never rest. Israel and the United States will just have to kick some more ass.
Daniel 12: 9-10: “And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.”
This is the time of the end. The Lord has to judge the wicked and there will be death and more death. So be it. I don’t know how long the end times will last. All I am concerned with is accomplishing the work of my heavenly Father. My Father works and I work.
17 July 2006
Israel. Jeremiah 51: 20. Battleaxe.
18 July 2006
I stayed last night at Wayde and Crystal’s place in Pomeroy, Washington. I left Pomeroy this morning and got a ride to Clarkston. I walked from Clarkston to the eastside of Lewiston, Idaho and Michael Sedgwick picked me up. This is the second time Michael has given me a ride; the first time he picked me up was in the fall of 2003: he gave me a ride from Driggs to Chester, Idaho. Michael kicked me down twenty dollars and I was very grateful. He dropped me off in Kooskia, Idaho. I then hitchhiked to Kim and Pat’s place. Looks like I will stay the night here and head for Grangeville tomorrow.
It is very hot: probably close to 100 degrees outside. When I hitchhiked from Jackson, I got to Butte, Montana and slept outside on a dry wash near the interstate. The next day I got a ride in the back of a pickup all the way to Lewiston, Idaho. I got sunburned real good. It was 97 degrees when I got to Lewiston. I had about two bucks on me, so I walked to the Dairy Queen and bought a cherry malt—my first milkshake, it seems, in months. I just wanted to get something cold inside my system. When a man’s gotta get a milkshake, a man’s gotta get a milkshake.
The Lord’s timing is always perfect. I got a ride with a very irate and drunk individual from Clarkston to Alpowa Hill in Washington. He drove very recklessly. Man, I was glad to get out of that pickup. I walked a mile or so west on U.S. 12 and found a machine shed on a hill just off the highway. I slept there that night and hitchhiked to Pomeroy the next morning. I walked to Wayde and Crystal’s place and they had just pulled out of their driveway in their van to go to Lewiston.
They pulled over and said it would be all right for me to stay the night. Perfect timing.
21 July 2006
On the front page of today’s Jackson Hole Daily: “Israel hints at full invasion”: “Pitched battles raged between Israeli forces and Hezbollah fighters on the border Thursday, and Israel warned hundreds of thousands of people to flee southern Lebanon ‘immediately’, preparing for a likely ground offensive to set up a buffer zone.”
Psalm 104: 7: “At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.”
Psalm 104: 31-35: “The glory of the Lord shall endure forever: the Lord shall rejoice in his works. He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke. I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the Lord. Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless the Lord, O my soul. Praise ye the Lord.”
Psalm 105: 6-11: “O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen. He is the Lord our God: his judgments are in all the earth. He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations. Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac; And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant: Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance.”
Psalm 105: 14-15: “He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes; saying, Touch not my anointed, and do my prophets no harm.”
Psalm 105: 23-24: “Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham. And he increased his people greatly; and made them stronger than their enemies.”
Psalm 105: 42-45: “For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham his servant. And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness: And gave them the lands of the heathen: and they inherited the labour of the people; that they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the Lord.”
25 July 2006
Avner Boskey. www.davidstent.org. Israel.
Last night I had two demonic dreams and, then later, I had a dream from the Lord. I believe that Satan likes to attack us just before the Lord reveals something to us or before the Lord does something powerful in our lives—like healing or deliverance from demonic bondage. It is a pre-emptive satanic strike. The one demonic dream was very frightening.
In the dream from the Lord, I had just joined the United States Marine Corps. I was in boot camp with these other recruits. In the dream I was thinking, why would the Marines let a 46-year-old like myself join their outfit? The drill instructor and myself spoke at length about some things—he was a Christian—he spoke about the things of God. He was a good drill instructor—he yelled and screamed at the recruits in the barracks. I was definitely in the Marine Corps.
I believe I had the dream about the Marines because last evening (I had just hitchhiked back from Riverton) I told Jeremy that at the very core of my being I am a warrior. The dream I had last night was confirmation. I preach Jesus and Him crucified to as many people as I can, but my main work is intercession: I go behind enemy lines and take out satanic strongholds. It is an honor and a privilege to be in the Lord Jesus Christ Marine Corps. But before you can be in the Lord’s Marine Corps, you must go through a brutal, rigorous boot camp of dying to self that can go on for years and years.
The violent take the kingdom by force.
2 Corinthians 2: 11: “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.”
Job 5: 12: “He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.”
Esther 8: 3: “And Esther spake yet again before the king, and fell down at his feet, and besought him with tears to put away the mischief of Haman the Agagite, and his device that he had devised against the Jews.”
“We are not ignorant of his devices.” This is true of the Word of God, but not true with most church people I meet. Satan has done an excellent job of infiltrating Christian churches with false doctrines to the point that these churches become conformed to the world (spiritual death). Revelation knowledge destroys the gates (the strategies) of Satan. I remember I had fellowship with an elderly woman back in Ames, Iowa in the late 1980s and early 1990s. She was definitely baptized in the Holy Ghost. She stood up in this church and said, “If the Devil walked into this church, nobody would know it!” Amen. I went to that church two or three times: the power of the Holy Ghost (revelation) was not there.
The power of the Holy Ghost unblinds and unshackles us so that we are better able to learn of and defeat the strategies of Satan.
Romans 2: 28-29: “For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter, whose praise is not of man, but of God.”
26 July 2006
Last night I had two dreams. In the first dream, I was in this house with some friends and Vice President Dick Cheney was there. We spoke for a while and then I asked Vice President Cheney a question. He answered the question and then left suddenly with several Secret Service agents. Then I was in this car driving around (it looked like Riverton, Wyoming) the country with some friends. We then drove back to town and were stopped by some Iraqi college students. The Iraqis kidnapped us and stole my friends’ things. The one Iraqi looked at my backpack and smiled at me and said that he would not take my backpack. I think they took us some place else—maybe a house. We talked for a while and then they let us go. The Iraqi students were very apologetic.
In the second dream, I was walking on this college campus—it looked like Iowa State University—carrying some books in my right hand. I was walking past this big, four-door, 1965-looking car and this man walked up to me on my right and held out his hand and gestured me to stop.
He asked me, “Are you Tim Shey?”
I said, “Yes.”
“We have some questions to ask you,” he said.
This other man walked up to my left and said, “I’m with the FBI,” and showed me his ID.
I told him to show me his ID again because I didn’t get a good look at it. He showed me his ID again and told me that they had to tie me up. I began to plead with them not to tie me up and I began to cringe and closed my eyes. When I opened my eyes, I was bound and gagged and standing at the back of the car. This other FBI agent was at the trunk of the car and had a blue piece of paper with little squares in it. He put the piece of blue paper on the trunk and put a glob of ink in the upper right-hand corner of the paper. He began to take my hand and put my fingertips in the glob of ink and then press my fingertips in the little squares of the blue paper.
Even though I was gagged, I said, “Well, now I am a citizen of the United States because I am being fingerprinted.”
Then this lady walked past me with my books in both of her arms—she was smiling at me in an apologetic way. There were a total of three FBI men and, I believe, the lady was an FBI agent, also. The FBI agents that tied me up were not mean to me. When they tied me up, the ropes were very loose.
Avner Boskey. Israel. Psalm 83.
Psalm 83: 1-4: “Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against they hidden ones. They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.”
Psalm 83: 15-18: “So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm. Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O Lord. Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish: that men may know that thou, whose name is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.”
2 August 2006
About a week ago, I hitchhiked from Jackson through Salmon, Idaho to just south of Darby, Montana where I slept in a barn. Walking out of Tetonia, Idaho, this guy picked me up--he had picked me up before in 2001 or 2002. I had given him my typescript High Plains Drifter when he first picked me up and he said he really enjoyed it. He gave it to his wife and she liked it, also. So when he dropped me off near Sugar City, I gave him a copy of my CD so he could read my other book.
After sleeping in that barn near Darby, I hitchhiked to Kooskia, Idaho and stayed with Kim and Pat. It was very hot that day—it might have been up to 100 degrees. It was very hot when I walked out of Mud Lake, Idaho the day before. I helped Kim and his son stack some lumber he bought for his house. His son gave me a 50-dollar gift credit card and I was very grateful.
The next day I hitchhiked out of Kim’s place and ended up south of Whitebird, Idaho where I got a ride all the way south through Boise to Mountain Home. I slept outside in somebody’s pasture about five miles east of Mountain Home. I didn’t sleep well because of the mosquitoes.
The next morning I walked for a while and got a ride with a Christian who bought me some lunch. He dropped me off in Ketchum where he worked as a draftsman. I then hitchhiked through Stanley and Clayton. I walked a mile or two and slept outside on this mountainside. It was nice and cool and there were no mosquitoes, so I slept very well that night.
The next morning I got a ride to Challis and then another ride to Salmon. I walked to the library to check some e-mail and then walked to a gas station to buy some beef jerky. I was walking west of the gas station on the main street of Salmon when I heard somebody yelling at me. Some guy in a tractor-trailer waved me over. I ran across the street to the truck and guess who was in the driver’s seat but Geb!
He was surprised to see me and told me to get in the cab. Geb picked me up hitchhiking three years ago when I was walking south out of Salmon. I stayed at his place for five or six days with his wife and two kids and did some work for him and his neighbor. So I rode with him the rest of the day and helped him unload his truck in Challis. We drove back from Challis and pulled into this place where there was this building and some junked vehicles. I jumped out of the cab and saw someone driving this forklift. It was Jake! He looked at me and grinned and we shook hands.
Jake and two other guys picked me up hitchhiking back in March of this year. They invited me to a church meeting in Coeur D’Alene where we had excellent fellowship at the Northstar Baptist Church. Well, Geb and myself helped Jake put some junked parts on this trailer and guess who pulls up in her car but Jake’s wife, Lacy.
Geb motioned Lacy to meet me and said, “This is the hitchhiker I have been telling you about.” I shook hands with Lacy and she had a very beautiful smile.
When we finished helping Jake, Jake and Lacy told Geb and myself to stop by their house and have supper. We had an excellent supper and great fellowship till about 11 P.M. The Lord really knows how to bring people together.
The next day, Geb lined me up with some work for this older lady and so I made some pocket money. I drove back to Geb’s place and took a couple of naps because I was so tired from walking in the hot sun so much the past few days.
This morning I helped Geb unload his truck somewhere east of Salmon and then we saw Jake drive by in his pickup. Geb kicked me down some money for helping him and then I started walking east. I walked maybe half a mile and got a ride all the way to Jackson, Wyoming. It was quite a blessed week of hitchhiking, though I almost got physically sick walking in the 100-degree heat south of Whitebird, Idaho.
When we walk in faith, the Lord puts people in our paths. There is no way I could have planned what had happened in my life in the past seven days. When we obey the Lord, life can only be an adventure. Praise the Lord!
6 August 2006
I have always thought that the word “heathen” came from the word “Heth”, as in Genesis 27: 46: “And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?” I just looked up the word “heathen” in Webster’s New World Dictionary and it reads: “[ME. hethen; AS. haethen; akin to G. heide; the word came into the Gmc. languages < Goth. haithno, a mistransl. by Bishop Ulfilas (4th-c A.D.) of Arm. hethanos, heathen, by association with Goth. haithi, heath; thence, the folk etym. of heathen as “wasteland dwellers” developed in other Gmc. languages], 1. originally, and in the Old Testament, a member of any nation or people not worshipping the God of Israel.” So it looks like the word “heathen” came from the word “heath”. I stand corrected.
ME. --Middle English. AS. --Anglo-Saxon. G. --German. Gmc. --Germanic. Goth. --Gothic. Arm. --Armaric.
Genesis 26: 34-35: “And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite: Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.”
I Chronicles 1: 8: “The sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.”
I Chronicles 1: 13: “And Canaan begat Zidon his firstborn, and Heth.”
Genesis 9: 20-27: “And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness. And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him. And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.”
Genesis 24: 3-4: “And I will make thee swear by the Lord, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell: But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.”
Genesis 28: 8-9: “And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father; Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham’s son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.”
Birds of a feather flock together. Heathen always gravitate to heathen. In the Hebrew oral tradition, the sons of Ham, Canaan and Heth were ungodly as were the sons of Ishmael. Esau was profane and blind as a bat. Only an ungodly man would marry a daughter of Heth or a daughter of Ishmael. Esau was a real heathen.
Genesis 24: 58: “And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go.”
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.”
Genesis 22: 17-18: “That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies. And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed: because thou hast obeyed my voice.”
Matthew 16: 17-18: “And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou are Peter, and upon this rock [of revelation knowledge] I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
A summary of the previous four Scriptures: I will go and obey the Lord (walking in revelation knowledge) and the strategies of Satan shall not prevail against me.
Without faith in God (through Jesus Christ, the son of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and David), there can be no intimacy with the Lord and no revelation from heaven. Without revelation from heaven, you cannot hear His voice and obey Him. If we do not obey Him, we cannot possess (hold, dominate or destroy) the gates of the enemy. Satan has no power over revelation knowledge. Disobedience is sin; there is no revelation when we are in disobedience. Obedience is better than sacrifice.
Faith/Revelation/Obedience: A trinity of Holy Ghost Power in an ungodly world. A heaven-formed weapon (Father, Son and Holy Ghost) engrafted into a submitted, Blood-washed vessel of honor (Body, Soul and Spirit) that is immersed in the Word of God (Law, Prophets and New Testament). A threefold cord is not easily broken. No weapon formed against thee shall prosper.
With the jawbone of an ass I have slain a thousand men.
Acts 5: 29-32: “Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. The God of our fathers raised up Jesus whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey Him.”
Acts 5: 38-39: “And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.”
7 August 2006
Hebrews 7: 11: “If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?”
Hebrews 7: 14-17: “For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood. And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest, Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life. For he testifieth, Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchisedec.”
Hebrews 7: 19: “For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.
Genesis 14: 18: “And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.”
Abraham met Melchizedek before the covenant of circumcision and before the giving of the Law to Moses. Melchizedec is the Lord Jesus Christ. This meeting was the great foreshadowing of man meeting Christ (in faith) so that we can commune with God the Father.
The covenant of circumcision was a foreshadowing of the cutting away of demonic bondage in our body and soul so that we could have a more perfect, intimate, spiritual union with God. Circumcision (physical or spiritual) makes us a peculiar people—a people not conformed to this world—a Blood-washed people worthy to receive the powerful and glorious Presence of God—Rapture!
“For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.” In Jacob’s prophecy in Genesis 49: 8-12, the tribe of Judah gets a powerful blessing from a great man of God. Jacob prophesies of the Messiah (Shiloh, verse 10) and of the First and Second Coming (verses 11 and 12, respectively). It is fitting that Jacob’s prophecy of the Messiah precedes Leviticus and Deuteronomy (the Law). The Messiah is before and after the Law, because he is greater than the Law: He is the Alpha and the Omega.
Abraham and Jacob were men of great faith. Moses was greatly used by God, but he acted in haste and in unfaith (sin) and struck the rock at the water of Meribah, so he was not able to enter into the Promised Land. The most important nation in the history of this planet is named after Jacob: Israel. The words of Israel precede (supercede?) the Law; the nation of Israel was formed (1948) after the Law, the Prophets and the New Testament were given. As we can see, the words of Israel have endured the test of time. Through Israel came the Lord Jesus Christ—the priest of the most high God—“by which we draw nigh unto God.” If we abide in Christ, we will also be of the order of Melchizedek: “after the power of an endless life.”
8 August 2006
Documentary on the Cold War. Stalin: master deceiver; control freak; brutal dictator; cover-up; people erased from history books. Patton Uncovered, by Barbara Boland: exposing wickedness in high places. Ann Coulter: shining a light on the cockroaches (liberals). The Shey family: master deception; every stone shall be upturned. Inside Man, starring Denzel Washington: all is not what it appears; the bank robber is not a bank robber; the wealthy, well-connected, good banker is not a good banker. Denzel Washington’s character shines the light on the cockroaches—exposes wickedness in high places. Your sin shall find you out.
Everything that happened today was absolute, divine, perfect timing. The Lord knows exactly what He is doing; all we have to do is OBEY HIM. We see through a glass darkly. The Lord sees everything crystal clear.
Hebrews 4: 13: “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.”
Kobayashi. The Usual Suspects.
15 August 2006
Sentinel: “[Fr. sentinelle, fr. It. sentinella.] One who watches or guards; Mil., a soldier set to guard an army, camp, etc, from surprise; a sentry.”
Fr. –French. It. –Italian.
--Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary
17 August 2006
A week ago I hitchhiked out of Jackson and this guy picked me up. I listened to him talk for a few minutes and then I said that he had picked me up before—three years ago outside of Dillon, Montana. He looked at me and said something like, “Hey, you’re that hitchhiker I picked up.” He then repeated what I had said three years ago—something about being led by the Holy Spirit. I remember when I met him up in Montana it seemed that he thought it was very peculiar that I was “obeying the Lord” and “being led by the Holy Ghost.”
His name was Marty and he worked as a stonemason in the Jackson area. He told me that when I first met him he was drinking a lot and doing drugs and that his life was a mess. Then he said that three months ago he became born again—he even showed me his Bible. I was pretty happy for him and I shook his hand. He dropped me off between the Wilson bridge and Wilson and I proceeded to walk up the road toward Teton Pass.
I got a couple of good rides to Three Forks, and then to Missoula, Montana. I got a short ride to Lolo and slept in a shed that had some plywood in it. It rained that night, so I was grateful to be high and dry.
The next day I hitchhiked to Kooskia and stayed at Kim and Pat’s place for one night. I helped Kim screw down his deck and then we stained it later that day. The next day I hitchhiked to Boise and stayed in a motel. When I hitchhiked from Lolo to Kooskia, this guy named Kelly picked me up and kicked me down 170 dollars. He was a Christian and we had great fellowship. Kelly drove me all the way to Kim and Pat’s place. So I used the money that Kelly gave me and got a motel room in Boise. I was very grateful because I was so tired.
The next morning I left Boise and got to Mountain Home. As I walked east on U.S. Highway 20, I noticed a wallet in the ditch. I was curious and picked up the wallet—there were some credit cards lying on the ground. I looked at the driver’s license and it expired in 2011. So I gathered up the credit cards, put them back in the wallet and put it in my backpack. I wanted to send the wallet back to its rightful owner (I later mailed it from Clayton, Idaho).
I got rides through Fairfield, Hailey, Sun Valley and Stanley. I got dropped off just west of Yankee Fork where I slept in the woods that night. There was a lot of smoke in the air because of a forest fire in the area.
I got up the next day and hitchhiked to Challis. On the way, these firefighters told me that a helicopter with four people in it crashed between Yankee Fork and Stanley. All four people died in the crash. I got a couple of rides to Salmon where I walked to Jake’s repair shop. It was good to see Jake. He said I could sleep at the shop. That evening I had supper with Jake and his wife, Lacey. We had excellent fellowship. Jake and Lacey are very hungry for the things of God. The next day I worked for Jake at the shop: I power-washed two tractors, put together a cart and a toolbox and did some other cleanup in the shop. I stayed one more night at his shop and then hit the road the next day.
I walked ten miles out of Salmon and got a ride with Geb. We stopped in Lemhi where Geb bought me some Gatorade and water. He dropped me off sixteen miles from Mud Lake, Idaho. I got several more rides through Rexburg, Teton, Driggs and then Victor, Idaho. I made it to Jeremy and Felice’s place at around 8 P.M yesterday. I thought it was a very blessed and productive week on the road. The Lord gives you the football and you run with it: the Lord puts people in your path and you share the Gospel with them.
18 August 2006
Revelation 19: 11-16: “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and the wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”
Revelation 19: 21: “And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.”
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.
I Kings 17: 17-18: “And it came to pass after these things, that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick; and his sickness was so sore, that there was no breath left in him. And she said unto Elijah, What have I to do with thee, O thou man of God? art thou come unto me to call my sin to remembrance, and to slay my son?”
I Kings 18: 7-9: “And as Obadiah was in the way, behold, Elijah met him: and he knew him, and fell on his face, and said, Art thou that my lord Elijah? And he answered him, I am: go, tell thy lord, Behold, Elijah is here. And he said, What have I sinned, that thou wouldest deliver thy servant into the hand of Ahab, to slay me?”
I Kings 18: 17-18: “And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel? And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father’s house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the Lord, and thou hast followed Baalim.”
Luke 4: 33-34: “And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice, Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God.”
The previous four verses remind me of when I was living in Ames, Iowa back in 1989. I was living in this Christian household and the elders of the church that my roommates attended kicked me out of the house. They kicked me out of the house because I was preaching the Baptism of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues; I was also preaching that Christians can have demons in them and that the Lord had delivered me from many demons. My roommates’ church hated the power of the Holy Ghost; they preached salvation and then pretty much stopped there; a lot of bondage and churchy churchianity in that church: it was such a relief to be kicked out of that house.
I was told to leave the house on a Saturday. The next day when my roommates went to church, I packed up my things and moved three doors up the street to move in with a Christian who was into the Holy Ghost. That night the Holy Ghost fell on me so powerfully and so thick you could cut it with a knife. It was like the Holy Ghost was healing me from rejection. It was very, very powerful. I ended up staying in that house for five months and then I moved back into the former household and stayed there till 1994. It was God’s will for me to be there even though most of the guys in that household weren’t very hungry for God. If it is God’s will for you to be some place, it is very hard to fight against God.
It is sad that when the power of the Holy Ghost flows through a man, that not only do unbelievers reject you, but believers (young believers, carnal believers) also reject you. I remember after I got kicked out of the house, that I would meet someone from that church and they would say, “Oh, oh, here comes trouble.” That happened several times. It was as if these people were saying, “Leave us alone: we like being conformed to the world. We do not want to be a peculiar people. We love being in bondage; we are comfortable in our sin. How dare you bring the power of the Holy Ghost into our congregation to shine His Light on our lukewarm lives.”
Cockroaches love the darkness.
The day that I was told to leave the house, this deacon (whom I had great respect for—he was running the errand for the pastor) talked with me and told me to stop preaching about the Holy Ghost and about Christians having demons. He put me down and the church I was attending (a Pentecostal church) and, all of a sudden, I blurted out, “The Lord is going the spew the lukewarm church out of his mouth!” The deacon started shaking all over, immediately stood up, gave me a hug and ran out of the house. What I had just said was absolutely unpremeditated: the Holy Ghost put the words in my mouth and I let him have it.
I Kings 18: 38: “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.”
I wasn’t a burnt sacrifice, but I was definitely a living sacrifice—and I pray that I continue to be a living sacrifice till my Father’s work in me is done on this earth.
“Then the fire of the Lord fell.”
22 August 2006
Ellis Skolfield. Bible Prophecy. www.ellisskolfield.com.
23 August 2006
Jeremiah 30: 16: “Therefore all they that devour thee shall be devoured; and all thine adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey.”
Exodus 23: 22: “But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies; and an adversary unto thine adversaries.”
Isaiah 41: 11: “Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.”
Jeremiah 30: 23-24: “Behold, the whirlwind of the Lord goeth forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked [Hurricane Katrina versus New Orleans, August 2005]. The fierce anger of the Lord shall not return, until he have done it, and until he have performed the intents of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it.”
Jeremiah 31: 33-34: “But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”
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. 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.”
30 August 2006
Revelation 22: 1-4: “And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him; And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.”
I John 3: 1-2: “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.”
John 10: 30: “I and my Father are one.”
John 14: 9: “Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?”
31 August 2006
Revelation 1: 1-3: “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.”
Revelation 22: 10: “And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.”
3 September 2006
Jeremiah 9: 23-24: “Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.”
4 September 2006
Last night I had a dream where I hitchhiked from Colorado to Iowa. I was dropped off at my dad’s farm. There was this wedding—my cousin was getting married. There were hundreds and hundreds of people gathered at the farm. I saw two more cousins and they did not speak to me. I saw my older brother—he was wearing sunglasses—he didn’t speak to me, either. Then I saw my mom and I walked up to her and she was upset that I had showed up for the wedding. She said something like, “What are you doing here?”
Matthew 10: 34-37: “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.”
Matthew 19: 29: “And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold and shall inherit everlasting life.”
Luke 4: 24: “And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.”
Luke 14: 26: “If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.”
5 September 2006
Last night I had a very vivid dream. In the dream, I walked into this bar with three of my friends. Immediately, several big thugs walked up to my friends and started harassing them and pushing them around. My friends and I decided to leave the bar; we walked out into this back alley. Six of the thugs followed us out into the alley; they continued with their verbal abuse and then I got very angry. I started knocking the tar out of the thugs all by myself, and then, all of a sudden, they were all lying on the alley pavement bleeding and badly beaten up. I was surprised at how easy it was for me to beat them up.
This dream is confirmation on what has happened in the past few days—it concerns spiritual warfare. Last Thursday (31 August) the presence of God was burning me up so powerfully that I had to lie on the couch at Jeremy and Felice’s place for a few hours. The next day, I hitchhiked to Riverton and ran into Susanna. We had a pleasant chat; she is now a foster mother for three children. That night, as I slept (or tried to sleep) at the shelter in Riverton, I was really burning up in the Holy Ghost. I stayed Saturday night at the shelter and then got one ride from Riverton to Jackson Sunday morning.
I know I got back to Jackson quickly for a reason. That evening, Felice got back from work and she was very sore all over her body. She told me she started getting sick on Friday and it got worse on Saturday and Sunday. I told her I thought that she was going through some deliverance, so I told her to take some extra ibuprofen to kill the pain. Monday morning, she told me she was doing much better.
On Monday, I walked to a newspaper kiosk in downtown Jackson and got a copy of the Jackson Hole Daily. On the front page was the headline: “Terror leader captured”. “Authorities on Sunday announced the capture of al-Qaida in Iraq’s No. 2 leader, accusing him of ‘brutal and merciless’ terror operations including the bombing of a Shiite shrine that touched off the sectarian bloodletting pushing Iraq toward civil war.
“Iraq’s national security advisor said Hamed Jumaa Farid al-Seedi, known as Abu Humam or Abu Rana, was arrested a few days ago as he hid in a residential building southwest of Baqouba.
“The arrest, has left al-Qaida in Iraq suffering a ‘serious leadership crisis,’ national security adviser Mouwafak al-Rubaie said. ‘Our troops have dealt fatal and painful blows to this organization.’”
With the jawbone of an ass I have slain a thousand men.
15 September 2006
Yesterday, I got back from Idaho and Washington. I was gone for a week. After I left Jackson, I got a few rides to West Yellowstone, Montana and then I got a ride with a young lady from Sweden. Her name was Yvla and she got her Ph.D. from Penn State. We were south of Bozeman when her back tire blew out. We pulled over and I began to loosen up the lug nuts. We then discovered that she had no spare tire, so she phoned her boyfriend, Sep, in Bozeman. Sep drove out and brought the spare tire. We changed the tire and then drove back to Bozeman. They said it would be all right for me to stay the night.
The next day, I hitchhiked from Bozeman to Kooskia, Idaho and stayed with Kim and Pat for four days. Kim and I cut some firewood for a couple of days. I then hitchhiked to Pomeroy, Washington and stayed one night at Wayde and Crystal’s place. I got a free haircut from a Christian lady named Tina. We had a real good talk. She was involved in spiritual warfare years ago. I gave her a copy of my CD. That evening, Wayde and I drove to Waitsburg to watch his son, Brendan, play in a JV football game.
The air in Pomeroy was very, very smoky. I had never seen such thick smoke before in my life. There was a big fire near Dayton, Washington. There was a firefighter camp near the football field in Waitsburg.
The next day, I made my way to Lewiston, Grangeville and then got a motel room in Caldwell, Idaho.
From Caldwell, it took me two days to get back to Jackson: I hitchhiked through Sun Valley, Stanley, Challis and then I slept out on a baseball field in Salmon.
Yesterday, I got a ride from Teton to Driggs with a guy named Bob. I helped him unload fifty bags of feed (they weighed around 80 pounds a bag) at his place. His wife, Michelle, made me something to eat. We had a real nice chat. Very friendly people.
I got to Jackson yesterday at 3 P.M. It rained quite a bit last night. I hope this rain puts out some of the forest fires in the area. I could be heading east towards Riverton tomorrow. It is raining pretty good right now.
16 September 2006
Psalm 33: 10: “The Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.”
Isaiah 8: 9-10: “Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces.”
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.
26 September 2006
The False Prophet by Ellis Skolfield.
Page 20-21: “Daniel 7 firmly establishes the figurative identity of the first three Middle Eastern empires that dominated the Holy Land after the fall of the Kingdom of Judah:
Lion = Babylon
Bear = Iran
Leopard = Syria-Lebanon
“The modern counterparts of those beasts are:
Lion = Iraq
Bear = Iran
Leopard = Syria-Lebanon
“Nowhere in the Bible have those figurative identities been changed. Throughout Scripture, Lion remains Babylon or Iraq, Bear remains Medo-Persia or Iran, and Leopard remains Greece or Syria-Lebanon. So when we read about a beast in Revelation with those same names, we have every reason to believe the Lord is telling us of the offspring of those empires:
Revelation 13: 1-2: ‘And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power and his seat, and great authority.’
“And there he is! The Leopard-Bear-Lion beast of Revelation Thirteen.”
29 September 2006
Last night I had a dream—or maybe two dreams. In the first dream, I was hanging on the side of this red car and the car had no driver. The car was going very fast through city traffic; the car drove all over the city. When the car stopped, it was in some residential neighborhood and there was this mannequin in the driver’s seat. I took the mannequin out of the seat and held it in my arms. All of sudden it came to life—it was Felice! I then carried her toward this house and then the dream ended.
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.
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.
2 October 2006
Psalm 110: “The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth. The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek. The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath. He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries. He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.”
“The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion.”
“Rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.”
“Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power.”
“The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.”
“He shall judge among the heathen.”
“He shall fill the places with the dead bodies.”
“He shall wound the heads over many countries.”
The preceding verses sound a lot like Jeremiah 51: 20:
Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces [the heads of] the nations, and with thee will I destroy [the heads of the] kingdoms.
6 October 2006
Matthew 18: 21-30: “Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.”
Today, Ashley, and his son, Cameron, and myself went to Perkins to see some people and get something to eat. I met a guy named Dave who told me some things that I was supposed to hear: it was about forgiveness. I was always told that if someone offends you, you must forgive that person. Amen. But what Dave told me was equally important: I must also forgive the SIN and not just the person. The Lord really had this meeting with Dave set up; it was a divine appointment.
Dave also gave me a paper with eight principles that he wanted me to read. The paper is called “Principles of Forgiveness”; it is taken from Beyond Tolerable Recovery by Ed M. Smith, Family Care Publishing, Campbellsville, Kentucky.
“Principle Eight: Forgiveness should not be confused with reconciliation.”
Ashley picked me up hitchhiking just outside of Casper two days ago. Four years ago, Ashley picked me up somewhere near Glenrock and I worked for him (he has a construction company) for about three weeks; he let me stay with him, his wife, Cindy, and his three kids. I was very grateful. Since Ashley has picked me up the second time, we have had excellent fellowship. It has all been very Providential. I thank the Lord for what has happened in the past few days.
8 October 2006
My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers:
“October 8. The Holy Spirit will show you what you have to do, and it will involve anything that will uproot whatever is preventing you from getting through to Jesus. And you will never get any further until you are willing to do that very thing. The Holy Spirit will search out that one immovable stronghold within you, but He cannot budge it unless you are willing to let Him do so.”
When I listened to Dave at Perkins a couple of days ago, I felt a release in my spirit after he told me that I must forgive the sin not just the person. Dave told me to forgive the debt incurred when that person offended me. Later, I prayed with words to forgive the sin (the debt) of that person. Forgiveness is very powerful. I look back on our conversation and it seems like I never really had to pray a prayer to forgive; when Dave told me about forgiving the sin that is when the release happened. It was like a light when on in my head. I am very thankful to the Lord for what has happened since Ashley picked me up the second time.
Yesterday, Ashley and myself went to the Open Bible Church here in Casper to attend a prayer breakfast. It was very good fellowship. I noticed a young man there that I thought I had met before. I walked up to him and shook his hand—it was Jeremiah. Jeremiah picked me up hitchhiking, I believe, back in 2001. He drove me to his grandparent’s place in Worland and I worked for his grandfather for a few days. Jeremiah and his future wife, Tasha, picked me up again two or so months later just north of Shoshoni and dropped me off at his grandparent’s place where I worked for another few days. A year or so later, Jeremiah’s dad picked me up just outside of Gillette. The Lord really knows how to bring people together.
After the prayer breakfast, Ashley and myself hauled some construction materials to one of his jobsites at the Powderhorn Ranch near Douglas. On the way out of Casper, Ashley picked up this female hitchhiker—she was going to Denver. A few hundred feet up the road, we picked up another hitchhiker—a young man. I rolled down my window and the hitchhiker turned and looked at me and said, “Hey, you’re Tim. I met you at the shelter at Riverton.” I didn’t recognize him because he was wearing sunglasses. He hopped in the pickup and took off his sunglasses—it was Karl. A month or two ago, I told Karl at the shelter in Riverton that if he couldn’t find gainful employment in Riverton that maybe he should try Gillette. Karl told me that he was going to Gillette to find work. Things come full circle, don’t they?
When Ashley and myself drove back to Casper from the Powderhorn Ranch, I sat down and wrote an e-mail to Jeremiah. I told Jeremiah that I wanted to confess a sin to him. The first time I worked for his grandparents in Worland, they asked me about my parents. I told them that my parents had passed away. That was a lie. I really didn’t want to talk about my parents or my family, so for about six months back in 2001, I told people on the road who asked about my parents that my parents had passed away. To be honest, it really felt good to say that because it ended the conversation about my family right there. But it was a lie, so I am glad that I told Jeremiah about it.
Confessing sin and forgiving people for offenses is absolutely essential for us to move on in Christ. I believe that many people suffer from mental and physical illness because of unrepented sin and for unforgiveness. Now that I am released from certain garbage in my life, I wonder where the Lord will lead me next. There is more peace in my life. Before a couple of days ago, there was always this undercurrent of anger and violent thoughts towards Jerry Shey and the Shey family. And this anger always spilled out in my conversation. I believe it is gone now. What a relief. I am so grateful for what God has done.
This morning I went to the Casper Open Bible Church with Ashley, Cindy and their family. Pastor Jansen Bagwell gave an excellent sermon called “Bitter Waters Made Sweet”. The sermon really tied in with what the Lord has been showing me the past couple of days about forgiveness.
Here is the Scriptural text for Pastor Jansen’s sermon: Exodus 15: 22-26: “So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water. And when they came to Marah [Marah means bitterness], they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter; therefore the name of it was called Marah. And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink? And he cried unto the Lord; and the Lord shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them. And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.”
9 October 2006
Last night I had a dream where I was walking past this white pickup. Gathered around the pickup were four people—two men and two women. The one woman had long, brown hair and I immediately recognized her. She smiled and recognized me. Her name was Jane Ford and she quickly walked around from the other side of the pickup and gave me a big hug. We had dated many years ago and I asked her when we had first met: I asked her this question at least a few times. Then we hugged each other again and she began to pray in tongues and then the dream ended.
The Jane Ford in the previous dream looked a lot like a woman I dated for three months back in 1983-1984; her name was Mary and she was from Goffstown, New Hampshire. Mary was going to school at St. Anselm’s College at the time. When I was dating Mary, I was living outside of New Boston, New Hampshire; I was working with The Horse and Bird Press out of Los Angeles. Carolyn Kleefeld owned The Horse and Bird Press; Patricia Karahan was the publisher.
13 October 2006
My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers.
“October 16. The key to the missionary problem is in the hand of God, and that key is prayer not work, that is, not work as the word is popularly understood today because that may mean the evasion of concentration on God. The key to the missionary problem is not the key of common sense, nor the medical key, nor the key of civilization or education or even evangelization. The key is prayer. ‘Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest.’ Naturally, prayer is not practical, it is absurd; we have to realize that prayer is stupid from the ordinary common-sense point of view.”
“We are taken up with active work while people all around are ripe to harvest, and we do not reap one of them, but waste our Lord’s time in overenergized activities. Suppose the crisis comes in your father’s life, in your brother’s life, are you there as a laborer to reap the harvest for Jesus Christ? ‘Oh, but I have a special work to do!’ No Christian has a special work to do. A Christian is called to be Jesus Christ’s own, one who is not above his Master, one who does not dictate to Jesus Christ what he intends to do. Our Lord calls to no special work: He calls to Himself. ‘Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest,’ and he will engineer circumstances and thrust you out.”
Every once in a while I will meet someone and they will ask me, “So what do you do?” Or, “What work do you do?” And I will tell them, “Intercession.” Then they get this puzzled, confused look on their face. I do other things besides intercession: I share my Christian faith with people; I am writing this journal and passing it out to people who are interested; I do odd jobs here and there, but my main work is intercession.
The problem is that people (especially unsaved people and shallow Christians) can’t see intercession—at least not immediately. Now if I told someone that I drove a truck or built houses or was a teacher, then they would think that I did something for a living. What if I told them that I destroy satanic strongholds? Would it hurt their feelings? Would they run home to mommy? Or would they say, “Man, you are one hard worker; you must work for the Lord. May I have your autograph?” (I am sure that will never ever happen) Most of the time, I just tell people that I pray a lot and share my faith with people on the road. That’s like a Navy SEAL saying that he wears a uniform and knows how to salute. It doesn’t matter, really. I work for my heavenly Father and not for man. The fear of man is a snare.
So, what is work? If a man works eighty hours a week and he is not saved, he does nothing. Of course, the Lord is sovereign and everybody (saved and unsaved) is used in God’s economy. So that unsaved man is ultimately working for the Lord, even though—if he does not repent—he will end up burning in Hell for an eternity. The world and baby Christians look at work as either physical or intellectual, not spiritual. If people could look into the spiritual realm and see the incredible work that I (and other intercessors) do, they would probably have a heart attack.
I say: physical work is work; intellectual work is work; spiritual work is work. My Father works and I work: that is my life; that is my work. If my life or my work confounds people or convicts people (because I don’t get a wage or a salary-- though I do get donations once in a while), then so be it. We are called to be a peculiar people. The Lord has a lot of work for me to do; I must be about my Father’s business. I can’t be busy, busy, busy with my own business. Not my will, but thine be done: now there is a good definition of work.
So when Jesus was hanging on the Cross: was He doing nothing or was He doing the most incredible work ever done on the face of this earth? The finished work of the Cross. Jesus is my role model, not somebody who “works” ten or twelve hours a day chasing himself, chasing money, chasing the world and doing absolutely nothing.
The world’s definition of work is totally perverted.
It is a great comfort to know that I am working for the Kingdom of Heaven.
14 October 2006
John 5: 31-44: “If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true. Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth. But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be saved. He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light. 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. I receive not honour from men. But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?”
“Testify: (Gk. martureo) Strong’s #3140: This word means ‘to bear witness.’ According to Jewish law, a testimony to oneself is no testimony at all. Truth or validity had to be established by two or three witnesses (Deut. 17: 7; 19: 15). Therefore, Jesus’ witness to Himself would not validate His claims; He needed the witness of another. That other witness was not John the Baptist, but Jesus’ Father. In the following verses, Jesus called upon several witnesses to affirm His claims, but actually He needs only one witness, His Father’s.”
--The Nelson Study Bible, New King James Version
“If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.”
“But I receive not testimony from man.”
“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.”
“And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.”
“But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not.”
Testimony. Testify. To bear witness. To perceive in your spirit. Spiritual things are spiritually perceived. The carnal mind cannot perceive spiritual things or spiritual work. Even if a man is not a Christian, but is hungering for the things of God, he will eventually gravitate towards Jesus, because Jesus (His life, his work) will bear witness with his spirit that Jesus really has something to offer—not just lip-service, namby pamby, lollypop churchianity.
When a man walks towards a burning fire in the middle of the night, he knows there is a fire there because it is giving off light and heat. I don’t have to tell him that there is fire there—he already knows. When hitchhiking, I really don’t have to press the issue of the Gospel (cram it down someone’s throat), because they are already predisposed to hearing the Gospel or they are not. If people reject the work that I do or the life that I lead, they are not rejecting me, but Christ within me.
I can speak words (witness) and say, “I am doing the will of my heavenly Father” or “the Lord told me to hitchhike.” The other witness is my life: either I am abiding in Christ or I am not—I really don’t have to give two or three scriptures on why I am doing this work. People can hear Bible verses till the cows come home, but it won’t really matter. I am not trying to convince them in their head (to make an intellectual argument), I am trying to show them my life—either it will bear witness with them or it will not. Clever words really can do nothing, but a life that is truly submitted to Christ can move mountains all over the world.
When you see me you see the Father.
John 5: 30: “I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.”
If a man is not seeking God and only chasing his self will, then that man’s judgment can only be very poor or else he has absolutely no judgment whatsoever. A man who abides in Christ and has died to self can have excellent judgment because he is putting God first in his life—he is chasing the will of his heavenly Father. With that said, I truly believe that the Lord is going to judge (destroy all or part of) Las Vegas because of all that the Lord has revealed to me since last December.
In my own mind, I have always thought that San Francisco might be destroyed by the hand of God because it is known as a haven for homosexuality. So if I said that the Lord might judge San Francisco for sin, that is not a good judgment: it came from my head and not the Holy Spirit (revealed knowledge). The Lord has revealed to me many things about Las Vegas since last December, so when I say that the Lord is going to destroy Las Vegas (maybe in December of this year), then it is a righteous judgment—it is of the Lord.
“I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.”
15 October 2006
Last night I had a dream where I was riding this freight train with a lot of hobos. Then the train was stopped by some Bulls (railroad cops) and all the hobos had to get off the train. We all walked up this hill and then I saw this woman (we went to the same high school back in Iowa) with a rope. There was a loop in the rope; she then threw the loop around me and lassoed me. Then the dream ended.
I’m not sure if this dream is from the Lord, but if it is, it could mean that my hitchhiking days may be coming to an end. Hobos and hitchhikers do the same thing—they travel a lot. Hobos are rail tramps; hitchhikers are rubber tramps. When the woman lassoed me, I quit walking.
This added 20 October 2006: When I first had this dream, I thought it might mean something positive. But looking at it more closely, it could be a negative dream—the Lord could be warning me that someone or some people may try to hinder my work (walk) with the Lord. The woman who lassoed me was a year older than me in high school—we really didn’t know each other; her dad and my dad knew each other fairly well. As far as I know she never became a Christian. Her dad was considered to be one of the wealthiest farmers in the southern part of the county where I grew up.
Just for the record: I have ridden only two freight trains in my life. One was in Nebraska in 1980; the other was from Reno/Sparks, Nevada to Burlington, Iowa in 1983. The 1980 incident: when the train stopped in this small Nebraska town, a local cop told me to get off the flatcar I was sitting on; I had to hitchhike part of the way, then take a bus part of the way and then a friend of mine had to pick me up in Adel, Iowa and take me back to Ames. Riding a freight train can be fun until a cop tells you to get off.
Earlier today while I was riding in a pickup on U.S. Highway 12 from Kooskia to Lewiston, Idaho, we passed this car that had a temporary license plate on the back window. The expiration date was 12-12-06. “12120X” and “12-12-06” are very similar. Maybe Las Vegas will be destroyed on 12 December of this year. Looking at “12120X”: “1212” is December 12th; “0” is Las Vegas is no more or Las Vegas is worth nothing; “X” is X marks the spot or X marks the year (this year, 2006) or Las Vegas is an ex-city or it may mean expiration date.
This is very interesting: I was looking up the word “lasso” in the dictionary, and on the next column on the same page is the entry for Las Vegas. The population of Las Vegas is 478,434. I later looked up the population of New Orleans (pre- Hurricane Katrina, 2005): 484,674. Both cities are similar in population. This is a tale of two cities.
“The second city shall be as the first city.”
18 October 2006
I don’t know why I didn’t record this in my journal earlier, but exactly a week (11 October) ago I hitchhiked out of Jackson and got rides all the way to Ennis, Montana. My last ride to Ennis was in a Hummer II; this guy was a Christian and he gave me forty bucks, so I was able to get a motel room that night. Sometimes the Lord will have me get a motel room because He wants me to see a program on TV. Well, that night there were no significant programs on, so I went to bed. The next morning (12 October—maybe a significant detail—the number 12) at eight o’clock there was a program on The History Channel about Sodom and Gomorrah. Perfect timing. It was a very good program and it bore witness with my spirit (about the destruction of Las Vegas).
The next day I hitchhiked to Kooskia via Missoula and got to Kim and Pat’s place after dark. I stayed there for three nights and then hitchhiked to Pomeroy, Washington where I stayed at Wayde and Crystal’s place for one night. I then hitchhiked to Horseshoe Bend, Idaho and slept near the railroad tracks that night. The next day I hitchhiked to Boise and had to walk for a while through Boise and then I got a ride on the interstate all the way to Idaho Falls where I slept in the sleeper of a junked tractor. I made it back to Jackson today at around twelve noon.
It was a very interesting week of hitchhiking. This crazy guy picked me up south of Whitebird, Idaho. He was around twenty years old and he was real spooky, nervous, jumpy. I asked him if he was a Christian and he really didn’t answer my question (I noticed a Ten Commandments bumper sticker on the back on his vehicle). We listened to a preaching CD and then a music tape and then a J.R.R. Tolkien tape (The Hobbit)—the poor guy couldn’t make up his mind. He was nervous and jittery. After a while, he asked me about my Christian faith and I must have offended him with my answers: all of a sudden he started driving really fast—maybe around 90 miles per hour around these curves (we were in a canyon south of Donnelly and north of Horseshoe Bend). Then he swerved suddenly to the right onto a wide spot on the road, stopped, and told me to get out. I was relieved: I was so happy to get out of that vehicle. So I walked down Highway 55 (and it was pitch black) for about ten minutes and then somebody stopped to pick me up. Guess who? The same guy. I opened the door and asked him, “Are you going to give me a ride or what?” I got in and he asked me to forgive him and so I forgave him. He asked me some more questions about my Christian faith and I guess I offended him again and then he started driving really fast (like before). We got to Horseshoe Bend and he told me to get out (earlier he had told me that he was going all the way to Boise). I was relieved again. I got my backpack, thanked him for the ride and started to walk down the road very quickly. I saw these railroad tracks and took a quick detour down the tracks—I even started running. I knew he wouldn’t be able to follow me down the tracks in his vehicle. I walked for a short while, found a building with a porch and a roof on it (to protect against possible rain—there had been quite a bit of rain in the Grangeville area earlier that day) and slept there that night.
The world would say that that kid was nuts; I would say that he had a lot of demons in his head and he obviously went to a very legalistic church. I wanted to ask him, “Where in the Bible (give me chapter and verse) does it say it is okay to pick up a hitchhiker with a red and black backpack on Highway 55 in Idaho in the middle of October?” He was extremely legalistic and under great bondage (same thing). It really ruffled his demonic feathers when I told him that I hear from God and the Lord tells me what to do. I told him that the Holy Ghost inspires me and then he told me to stop it—I guess he couldn’t take it anymore. He drove faster and faster and then pulled over to a convenience store in Horseshoe Bend and I was able to bail out and be a free man once again. I wasn’t trying to cast pearls before swine, but I was trying to tell him the truth. It was probably a good thing that I did not tell him that he needed to get those demons cast out of his head—some people can only take so much truth.
It is so good to be back in Jackson with Jeremy and Felice.
19 October 2006
I Corinthians 2: 10-15: “But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man, which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.”
“Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom speaketh, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.” Not in the words which man’s wisdom speaketh. Man’s wisdom. I have heard sermons preached in the power of the Holy Ghost and with Fire (e.g. Bishop T.D. Jakes of Dallas, Texas) and I have heard sermons preached in man’s wisdom. If someone preaches in man’s wisdom, then they are a hireling, a false pastor; it is idolatry and it can only lead to death—spiritual death. When I was hitchhiking through Montana, I was able to stay at a motel overnight in Ennis. The next morning I listened to Joyce Meyer for a few minutes before I hit the road: it was beautiful and gracious: words inspired by the power of the Holy Ghost; Joyce Meyer is a gift from God. Anymore, it takes all of my strength not to vomit when I hear someone preach in man’s wisdom.
The more we die to self and let the Holy Ghost rule in our lives, the easier it is to weed out the natural (man’s wisdom) from the spiritual (God’s wisdom). Satan can read the Bible and even preach using Bible verses, but Satan has a reprobate mind (he is the father of apostasy), he is not submitted to our heavenly Father and he has no Holy Spirit in him, so the words Satan speaks can only bring death. A man who has the power of the Holy Ghost in his life can take just one little Scripture and bring forth much life to those around him.
Why am I bringing this up? Because of the incident I had with that confused and extremely legalistic kid--he gave me a ride in Idaho just a few days ago. This Scripture describes him the best: “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” We had absolutely no fellowship whatsoever. I told him that the Lord led me out of the church back in 1991. He didn’t understand how “the Lord led me.” He didn’t understand why I didn’t have any relationship with my parents or my family, so I gave him the Scripture: “Who is my mother, my brother and my sister? but those who do the will of my Father in heaven.” I gave him another Scripture: “Unless you hate your father, your mother, your brother or your sister, you are not worthy to be my disciple.” That kid really got bent out of shape when he heard those Scriptures. He probably wasn’t even saved. He definitely had a lot of demons in his head. I also met a pastor in Stites, Idaho; he is the pastor of the Stites Baptist Church. I have tried to talk to him about the Gospel, but it is like talking to a fence post; he is very arrogant and rude and likes to bark orders to everybody around him. I went to that church a couple of times—that’s enough for me—I don’t need to be verbally abused by demonized Christians. They should call it the Bark Bark Baptist Church—they sure hate the Holy Ghost. If I told that pastor of the Stites Baptist Church that he had a lot of demons in him, he would probably have a heart attack. He preaches in man’s wisdom, not in the power of the Holy Ghost. If you are not submitted to Christ, you can only preach in man’s wisdom—and that is idolatry.
“But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.”
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.
What is the fresh revelation from heaven to Tim Shey in the past twenty-four hours? It looks like the Lord wants me to hitchhike to Washington, D.C. very soon—maybe in the next few days. If this is God’s will, then so be it.
“My Father works and I work.”
25 October 2006
Today I did some needed work on my High Plains Drifter. I put chapter headings in the book and I italicized the Scriptures below the chapter headings. It looks a lot better and is more readable. High Plains Drifter is now complete.
Looks like I will start to hitchhike east tomorrow towards Washington, D.C. I will probably stay for one night at the shelter in Riverton and then I will continue east. I am a bit puzzled why the Lord wants me to go back to D.C. I was just there on 3-4 July of this year. Something must be up. I suppose the Lord wants me to intercede against some satanic strongholds; the November elections are coming up. Satan has his strategies, but those of us who obey the Lord will always possess Satan’s strategies.
It is snowing now here in Jackson. It has been snowing off and on during the course of the day. Snow is beautiful; the Tetons are beautiful; the presence of God is beautiful and powerful. For some crazy reason I am looking forward to going to Washington, D.C. The White House is beautiful not just because it has great architecture or that it is painted white. A man of God who prays (President George W. Bush) and a very beautiful woman (First Lady Laura Bush) live in the White House. The White House is a beacon of life, light and liberty for this fallen world. I thank the Lord for putting President and Mrs. Bush in the White House.
6 November 2006
High Plains Drifter: Luke 9: 23-24: “And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.”
Chapter One—page 1: Hebrews 11: 8: “By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.”
Chapter Two—page 33: Psalm 91: 7: “A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.”
Chapter Three—page 64: I Kings 17: 3-6: “Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there. So he went and did according unto the word of the Lord: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.”
Chapter Four—page71: Acts 8: 26-29: “And the angel of the Lord spake unto Phillip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert. And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship. Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet. Then the Spirit said unto Phillip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.”
Chapter Five—page 74: Psalm 18: 19: “He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.”
Chapter Six—page 85: Hebrews 11: 37-38: “They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.”
Chapter Seven—page 91: Acts 16: 6-10: “Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia, After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not. And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas. And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; there stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us. And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them.”
Chapter Eight—page 95: Isaiah 53: 3-4: “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted.”
Chapter Nine—page 134: I Corinthians 4: 9-13: “For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. We are fools for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised. Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it; Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.”
I got back this evening from a hitchhiking trip into Kansas. I am here at the shelter in Riverton. I left Jackson on 26 October thinking that the Lord wanted me to go all the way to Washington, D.C.—but the Lord had different plans (which didn’t break my heart); I really didn’t want to hitchhike all the way to D.C. I made it all the way to the western edge of Topeka, Kansas and then I made my way back west.
The first day out of Jackson, I got all the way to Midwest where a couple let me stay for the night. He had spent 16 years in prison and we had a good talk about the things of God; he told me his girlfriend was schizophrenic—she asked me a lot of questions about the Gospel, but her head obviously was full of demons—I hope that my words were able to penetrate into her spirit. He drove a grader for an outfit in the Midwest area. I then hitchhiked to Gillette, then to Moorcroft and Sundance and made it to Lusk that night where I slept in a junked truck. The next day I hitchhiked to Valentine, Nebraska and then got a ride with a Christian truck driver to North Platte where he gave me forty bucks, so I was able to get a motel room that night.
The next morning I walked south out of North Platte and got a ride with a young Christian named Justin to McCook. He gave me a check for thirty bucks and I headed east to York where I slept in a grain box in an empty cattle shed that night. The next day I got to Salina, Kansas and then got a ride to Junction City, where I slept in a partially finished building that some construction company was still working on. The next morning around six o’clock I was awakened by the sheetrock crew: they weren’t that surprised to see someone sleeping on their jobsite. I then hitchhiked to Manhattan (where I tried to stay at the shelter, but it was full) and then to Topeka, Kansas. It was there that the Lord told me to head back west, so I cashed Justin’s check in Topeka and then headed west on I-70.
This young man and his son picked me up outside of Topeka and took me to the Manhattan exit. He had been in the Army for six years and had spent some time in Iraq. Earlier this year he had taken a .44 magnum and tried to blow his head off, but failed. He was wearing sunglasses and there were some scars on his face and he was minus a few teeth. He said he should be dead, but that some higher power was looking over him. I gave him my CD hoping that some Scriptures might be engrafted into him. I really didn’t want to dig too deep into his life because I thought that he was going through a lot of stress from the Iraq War, but we did talk about the things of God for a while. He seemed like he was interested in my work on the road. I slept in a building off the interstate that night and then made my way west the next morning towards Junction City.
I was hitchhiking west out of Junction City when this young man picked me up and took me to his dad and mom’s place in Enterprise, Kansas. His dad was involved in a local prison ministry; we had a real good chat. They let me stay with their family that night. We went to a Wednesday night service at an Assembly of God in Abilene, Kansas; it was excellent fellowship. The pastor let me give a little talk on what the Lord was doing in my life on the road. The Holy Ghost was very present in that fellowship that night. The next day I got dropped off in Abilene and visited the President Eisenhower Center for a little while and then headed north.
On Kansas Highway 18 heading west, I got a ride with a guy named Mike who gave me a ride close to Minneapolis, Kansas on U.S. Highway 81. Mike lived south of Leavenworth, Kansas about 15 miles and drove a truck for a living. We stopped and had a short prayer meeting. Mike gave me ten bucks and then I headed north.
I got some rides to Mankato, Kansas, walked west for a while and then found a junked pickup to sleep in. The next day I got a ride to Smith Center with a guy named Joe who gave me 80 bucks. I then hitchhiked to Phillipsburg and got a motel room that night. The next day I walked quite a bit—maybe over fifteen miles. I later learned that there is a prison just east of Norton, Kansas. I got a ride to Norton, got a hamburger and then hitchhiked to Oberlin where I got another motel room for the night. The next morning I headed north on U.S. Highway 83 out of Oberlin, and got a ride to McCook, Nebraska and then got a good ride all the way to Valentine. I hitchhiked west on U.S. 20 and slept in a junked van in Cody, Nebraska.
This morning I walked west a few miles and got a ride with a Christian all the way to Shoshoni, Wyoming. We had a real intense talk about all kinds of things pertaining to the Gospel. I wrote down some Christian websites that I thought he might like to look up. We stopped in Chadron, Nebraska for lunch. He was raised in Iowa and now lives in Nebraska with his wife and son. I should be heading back west to Jackson in two or three days.
7 November 2006
Since the 1990s I have always wanted to say this: the Second Coming of Jesus Christ is INDIVIDUAL and NOT CORPORATE; the Second Coming has been happening to prepared hearts (people that have been purified through tribulation) since the first century. John, the author of Revelation, obviously experienced the Second Coming: John 21: 20-23: “Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple [John] 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 [John] 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?”
The reason why I am writing this now is that while I was in Enterprise, Kansas, I stumbled upon a website that is mostly about George Fox, a powerful Christian who lived in England in the 1600s. The website is: www.hallvworthington.com (“The Missing Cross to Purity”) and it is excellent. George Fox definitely experienced the Second Coming. Most Christians believe that the Second Coming is something that will happen sometime in the future where everyone will see Jesus physically in the physical clouds: this is never ever going to happen.
There are some spiritual, mature Christians on this planet, but there are many, many unspiritual, immature, baby Christians who would never “see” Christ at the “Second Coming” because they are too carnal. The Second Coming happens to INDIVIDUALS, NOT to the CORPORATE BODY OF CHRIST at some point in the future. The Lord cannot come to an individual who is still prideful and full of self will. The individual must die to self, must go through a period of tribulation so as to be purified so that the Lord can make His abode in the individual.
I became born again the last week of July 1982. I experienced the Second Coming in September 1986. Since that time I have had a permanent burning sensation in my forehead. Sometimes the presence of God becomes so strong and powerful that my head is immersed in Holy Fire—this is the Rapture. From at least 1982 through the Spring of 1986 I went through a fiery trial of tribulation: I was put in four mental hospitals by my family and ignored and rejected by family, friends and church people, among other things. On 7 January 1986 my faith in Jesus Christ healed me of manic-depression (demonic bondage) and I told my parents about this (I thought they would be overjoyed, but the exact opposite happened). My dad mocked me and made fun of me and kept using the “mental illness” card against me over and over again. Three days before Easter Sunday, I had the wounds of Christ (the wounds were not visible) in my hands, feet, side and there was a circle of pain around the top of my head; it was hot, searing pain (this lasted for three days). On Easter Sunday the pain ceased. By April 20th of that year, I left the Shey farm permanently (the Lord provided an open door, and so I left). After some hitchhiking, I eventually got into a small Pentecostal church in Ellensburg, Washington and much healing happened in my life during 1986-1987 while I was in Ellensburg. I was baptized with water in January of 1987 at the Chestnut Street Baptist Church in Ellensburg—that was a very powerful experience—my body was glowing all day long.
The Second Coming is a definite experience, but it is a continuing experience—it is a continuing, abiding-in-the-power-of-God presence that grows stronger the more we overcome sin in our lives (kick the demons out of your body and soul). The Second Coming came into my life two years before I was baptized in the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues (12 September 1988). I read a book back in the 1980s titled The God Who Comes by Carlo Carreto. I believe Carlo Carreto lived the last years of his life in North Africa. The term “the God who comes” is exactly what the Second Coming is: He comes to you, you whose heart is prepared for him—a heart purified through tribulation.
People may wonder why I am writing about my Second Coming experience twenty years after it began in my life. Probably because I thought that what I had experienced (and still experience) is what most other Christians experience. Wrong. So many Christians become born again and stay at a conversion level of spirituality for the rest of their lives: these people believe in a physical, bodily Rapture and they believe the Second Coming will come in the distant or not-too-distant future. They may not have a heart of stone, but they definitely have a heart of flesh—they do not have a spiritual heart or spiritual eyes. And the Second Coming is definitely apprehended spiritually—not physically or intellectually. But the Second Coming does revive your body and your soul.
The big difference between a Christian who is born again and a Christian who is dominated by the Second Coming is that the born again Christian still exercises self will in his life. The Second Coming Christian does the will of his heavenly Father or is chastened for disobedience: “the Lord told me to do this or the Lord told me to do that”: the born again Christian does not know what these words mean. Time and time again while I am hitchhiking around the United States people ask me why I hitchhike. I tell them, “ The Lord told me to”: this seemingly small, innocuous phrase really hurts some people’s feelings. Or how about: “My Father works and I work” or “When you see me you see the Father”: this is Kingdom language, not born again, sucking-on-a-milk-bottle language.
I recently met a young Christian who lived in Jackson and he asked me, “Why did you choose Jackson?” I told him, “I didn’t. The Lord put me here.” That confused him. Then I told him that I REALLY DON’T WANT TO HITCHHIKE (but as everyone in the Kingdom will tell you: there is no “I really don’t want to” when you obey the Lord): I would rather have a job (maybe in construction), make a paycheck and have a place to live (sounds like a vacation to me). The Lord told me to hitchhike (and intercede): obedience is better than sacrifice. Then he really got disturbed. So be it. When darkness comes up against the Light of Heaven, darkness really gets bent out of shape. Sometimes it is not the words that come out of my mouth, but the life that I live that disturbs people. Your life is sometimes the most powerful sermon.
“The Kingdom is not in word, but in power.”
Just before I left Jackson to hitchhike to Kansas, I thought the Lord wanted me to go to Washington, D.C. The Lord repeated “Washington, D.C.” a few times, so I thought that D.C. was where I was supposed to go. Now I believe that the Lord was showing me Washington, D.C. because I have been interceding for the national elections that are going on today. The Lord puts people in power, but we have to do our part and vote and pray and keep preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to as many people as we can. The Gospel is the only thing that changes people’s lives; the Gospel is the sure foundation that the United States is built upon. Light must penetrate and dispel darkness or else darkness will overtake a nation and enslave it.
Scriptures on the Second Coming
Hebrews 9: 28: “So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.”
I John 3: 2-3: “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.”
Luke 17: 20-21: “And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”
Matthew 16: 28: “Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.”
8 November 2006
Sometimes I will have a dream, and if I am not sure if it is from the Lord, then I will wait for a week or so and then write it down. If I can’t “shake” the dream from me—if the dream is still gnawing at me—then I believe the Lord wants me to think about the dream seriously and write it in my journal. Sometimes the meaning of the dream is not understood right away, but if I continue to wait on the Lord and meditate on the dream, then the Lord will show me the meaning—it is an act of faith. The Lord loves it when we live by faith and wait on Him.
About a week or so ago, I had a dream where I was sitting in a pew in the back of this church. I believe there were some people there sitting in the church. Then, to my right—on the other side of the aisle—came my older sister (of the Jerry Shey family) and walked down this pew—with her eyes looking at the floor—and she sat down. She was probably two or three pews to the right and front of me. I believe she saw me, but she seemed like she was convicted of sin, so she tried not to make any eye contact with me. I stayed sitting in my pew and did not attempt to talk to her at all.
9 November 2006
The elections are over and the Democrats now control the House and the Senate. I am disappointed, but not surprised. Most of the people in the United States may believe in God, but are not Christians. And most Christians in this country are not into the power of the Holy Ghost. We had a lot of worldly people and worldly Christians who did not support President George W. Bush and his policies. I have great peace in my spirit because I know that the Lord has everything under control and that the Kingdom of Heaven still continues to move forward in the earth.
I keep hearing that “the people have spoken” in the recent elections. The people are one thing and the Lord is quite another. The people of Israel wanted a king in the days of Samuel and so the Lord gave them a king—King Saul. King Saul turned out to be a very bad king—he even persecuted and wanted to kill the future King David, a man after God’s own heart. King Saul was very worldly; he was into man’s vision and man’s wisdom. King David was very godly; he was into God’s vision and God’s wisdom. King Saul was of the flesh (the will of the people) and King David was of the Spirit (the will of God).
What do you want: the will of the heathen, worldly people or the will of God? You can make your bed in hell or you can make your bed in heaven. I believe that the United States chose very poorly in the recent elections and this nation will pay the price. Watch what the Lord does: judgment is coming on this land.
I Samuel 8: 19-20: “Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us; That we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.”
I Samuel 10: 19: “And ye have this day rejected your God, who himself saved you out of all your adversities and your tribulations; and ye have said unto him, Nay, but set a king over us.”
I Samuel 15: 22-23: “And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.”
I Samuel 15: 35: “And Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of his death: nevertheless Samuel mourned for Saul: and the Lord repented that he had made Saul king over Israel.”
In today’s Jackson Hole Daily: page 18: “World hails outcome of election.” “MADRID, Spain (AP)—Politicians, analysts and ordinary citizens across much of the world welcomed the electoral rebuke given President Bush’s Republican Party and the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Wednesday.” “In an extraordinary joint statement, more than 200 Socialist members of the European Parliament hailed the American election results as ‘the beginning of the end of a six-year nightmare for the world.’”
Yes, the people of the world have spoken. But the world is wood, hay and stubble that will be burned up by the Holy Ghost Fire. When the Lord speaks to the world through judgment on sin, then the world will know who is Boss.
Psalm 139: 19-24: “Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men. For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain. Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies. Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
Jude 14-15: “And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousand of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”
I believe it was late this summer when I had a dream, but I have waited till now to write it in my journal. In the dream I was with a woman whom I knew back in my parents’ hometown in Iowa. She was a year older than me in school. Her dad was a dentist and their family was friends with the Shey family. She looked at me and said that her dad hated my guts.
I believe I had this dream because a year ago I sent copies of my Dreams from the Lord and Journal to at least two or three people in my parents’ hometown back in Iowa. If those people read some or all of my Dreams, then they probably passed it around to some other people in town. If anybody reads Dreams, they will see that it does not flatter Jerry Shey or the Shey family; it exposes some of the wickedness that I experienced in that family. Jerry Shey is an unsaved Catholic; the dentist in the preceding dream, who hated my guts, is an unsaved Catholic; that dentist’s older brother (Fr. Tom Nash) used to be a priest at my parents’ parish (St. Cecelia’s Catholic Church) back in the 1980s—I believe he died around ten years ago. When I was around twenty-two years old, I told that priest that my dad put me in a mental hospital (in Mason City, Iowa) and had me pay the bill. That priest smiled at me and laughed: he wasn’t going to rebuke my dad for stabbing me in the back. Time and time again—before he put me in that mental hospital—dad would tell me that they would help me when it came to my depression. According to the Shey family, helping me is putting me in an institution and having me pay the bill. Such generosity and integrity. My dad was one of the biggest donors to that parish (my dad is considered to be a wealthy and successful businessman). At least that priest wasn’t stupid: he wasn’t going to bite the hand that fed him. That priest was also big into peace and social justice issues; he didn’t like President Ronald Reagan or the military, either; I doubt very much if that priest had a relationship with Jesus Christ. In other words, that priest was absolutely worthless. Now he has his eternal reward.
Just for the record: I later, at the age of twenty-four and twenty-five, spent some time in two mental hospitals in Washington, D.C. and one mental hospital in Cherokee, Iowa. I didn’t pay all of those bills, but it did wipe out my hard-earned life savings. Jerry Shey later told me (August 1989) that he paid for all of the hospital bills. Jerry Shey is a thief and a liar: I can see why he was such a good friend with that dentist and that Catholic priest. Demons of a feather flock together.
In June of this year, I also left a message on the guest book of my high school’s website. My website address is in that message. Some people may have accessed my website and read some of my journal. News travels fast in a small town—bad news travels faster. Back in around 1999, the Lord told me (concerning the Jerry Shey family) that every stone would be upturned.
12 November 2006
My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers.
“All of God’s revealed truths are sealed until they are opened to us through obedience. You will never open them through philosophy or thinking. But once you obey, a flash of light comes immediately. Let God’s truth work into you by immersing yourself in it, not by worrying into it. The only way you can get to know the truth of God is to stop trying to find out and by being born again. If you obey God in the first thing He shows you, then He instantly opens up the next truth to you. You could read volumes on the work of the Holy Spirit, when five minutes of total, uncompromising obedience would make things as clear as sunlight. Don’t say, ‘I suppose I will understand these things someday!’ You can understand them now. And it is not study that brings understanding to you, but obedience. Even the smallest bit of obedience opens heaven, and the deepest truths of God immediately become yours. Yet God will never reveal more truth about Himself to you, until you have obeyed what you know already. Beware of becoming one of the ‘wise and prudent.’ ‘If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know . . .’ (John 7: 17).
After I read the preceding words written by Oswald Chambers, I looked on the next page in My Utmost for His Highest (October 11 entry) and read this Scripture: “When He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was” (John 11: 6). It is amazing how the Lord works in our lives; His timing is always perfect. The above Scripture (even though I am taking it out of context) is exactly what has happened to me in the past two days. On Friday I got very sick and vomited several times—it was probably from something I ate on Thursday. I had planned on leaving Jackson on Saturday morning and hitchhiking up into Montana, but I believe the Lord was telling me that I would be delayed because of the sickness on Friday. On Saturday morning I was still a bit weak and not at 100%. So I thought maybe the Lord wanted me to hitchhike on Sunday. So later Saturday morning I went for a walk around Jackson and the Lord showed me that he wanted me to hit the road on Monday—a delay of two days, not one. So be it. I don’t know who I will meet on Monday, but I believe that the Lord wants me to meet someone and share my Christian faith with them—or maybe they have something to say to me that I am supposed to hear. If the Lord delays you, then it is for a reason. His thoughts are higher than our thoughts.
This morning I saw a DVD called Marriage God’s Way, “Husbands, love your wives & Wives, honor your husbands” by Michael Pearl. It is excellent. Michael and Debi Pearl also have a magazine called No Greater Joy (“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” III John 4). Their website is: www.NoGreaterJoy.org.
17 November 2006
I just got back from a short trip up to Kooskia, Idaho. I left on Monday morning (13 November) and hitchhiked all the way to Missoula, Montana where I slept in a junked RV. The next day I got to Kim and Pat’s place near Kooskia and stayed one night. The next morning Kim and his son-in-law, Blake, took me to Grangeville and it took me two more rides to get to New Meadows, Idaho. I got a hamburger and then checked my e-mail at the local library. I then walked maybe two blocks and got a ride to Boise and then to Mountain Home with a guy named Elvis. Elvis was around forty years old and was driving a tow truck; he was a Christian and we had a real intense talk about the things of God. I look back on the past five days of hitchhiking and my talk with Elvis was very significant. The Lord has done some very power things in his life. He was in and out of prisons for twenty-two years; he had a conversion experience while in prison. Since he has been out of prison, the Lord has blessed him with a good-paying job, a home and a vehicle (or vehicles). He is now raising his eleven-year-old daughter by himself. Elvis had a lot of good insights into the Gospel. It is really powerful how the Lord really turned his life around. Elvis lives by faith—and it is through faith that we are able to please God. Elvis and myself stopped by his house in Boise where I met his daughter, then he drove me to Mountain Home and got me a motel room.
After Mountain Home, I walked quite a ways and got a ride with a guy who lived in rural Bellevue, Idaho. We stopped by his house where I met his girl friend. She made me a sandwich and I was able to dry my shoes and socks out while we talked. I then hitchhiked to Arco where the sheriff’s department put me up in a motel room for the night. I was trying to find a junked vehicle or a building to sleep in, but this guy saw me walking around town and stopped his van behind me and told me to go to the sheriff’s department and that they would help me out. I was grateful: it got down to fifteen degrees last night.
This morning I hitchhiked to Idaho Falls and then to Sugar City and finally made it to Jackson this afternoon around 4:30. I believe I could be heading east in a couple of days. My meeting with Elvis was very important; it was excellent fellowship.
24 November 2006
Last night I stayed at the shelter in Riverton. Before I went to bed, I had a premonition that I would have a dream. I did have a dream and I believe it was from the Lord. In the dream, I was in a church with a lot of people. I was wearing a black coat and tie. I was sitting in one of the front pews. This little kid—about seven years old—was sitting next to me and pointed at my tie and said something. There was too much noise, so I didn’t hear him. Soon after, this person told me that the kid said that there was a spaghetti stain on my tie. Then this young lady was in my face and rebuked me. She said, “You are inactive!” (I believe she said this because I didn’t rebuke the kid for telling me that there was a spaghetti stain on my tie) She then got up and walked out of the church. I sat in my pew for a few minutes, got up and said, “I’m sick of this stinking church!” I then walked out of the church. Many people in the church were shocked at what I had said and gasped and murmured their disapproval as I walked out of the church.
The meaning of this dream: At first I thought the Lord was rebuking me through the woman (who said, “You are inactive!”) because I haven’t written very much in my journal in the past two weeks. But now I believe the Lord is showing me that my life of living and working for the Lord can only make me inactive in a church—and church people don’t like it.
This older couple gave me a ride from Cody to Riverton a few days ago and they were lamenting the fact that many people were not active in a church. I would rather that people were submitted to Christ and actively working for Him than a church. Who cares about the worthless churchy church details—like a spaghetti stain on my tie? What is the Lord doing in your life? What is the Lord revealing to you today? I believe the Lord was showing me through the dream that my life of obeying the Lord is right on target.
28 November 2006
I got back to Jackson this morning; I had been gone for just over a week. When I left Jackson, I got two rides to Casper. My second ride was from a guy who was the campaign manager for Gary Trauner; his name was Adam. He went to law school at the University of Michigan; he was going back to Casper to clean out his apartment and then head to Boulder, Colorado and go to work for a law firm. We had an intense conversation on politics and on the Gospel; it was very invigorating and stimulating. Gary Trauner barely lost to Barbara Cubin for the U.S. House of Representatives by about 900 votes. I voted for Barbara Cubin.
I then walked north out of Casper for about a mile and got a ride all the way to the west side of Billings, Montana—near Shiloh Road—where I slept on some construction jobsite. The next day I believe I walked for over seventeen miles—man, I was wore out by the time I got to Bridger, Montana. I only got two short rides all day. I found a junked camper about a mile outside of town and slept there that night. The next day, I made it all the way to Riverton before noon. Some days hitchhiking goes fast and some days hitchhiking goes very slow.
I stayed for Thanksgiving at the shelter in Riverton and then headed west to Jackson and then Victor, Idaho. I stayed overnight at Mike and George’s place in Victor; Mike is Felice’s dad and George is her brother. The next day I hitchhiked back to Jackson and got dropped off at the new post office where I saw Brenda (I hadn’t seen her in probably over a year) and then Tim (I hadn’t seen him since probably the summer). I checked my post office box and then walked to the fairgrounds where Tim drove up in his car and asked me if he could give me a ride. I told him that I was heading towards Riverton. We had an intense talk about politics and the things of God. Tim dropped me off a few miles east of Moran Junction and I soon got a ride with a young couple.
They were around twenty-five years old and I believe they were originally from Wyoming; they drove me all the way to Thermopolis. He was a carpenter and she was in med school in Seattle at the University of Washington. They were Christians and we had a very engaging conversation about the things of God. They came out to Wyoming so that he could hunt some elk. They dropped me off in Thermop and I started walking west towards Meeteetse and Cody.
I walked close to ten miles and the night was pitch black and I couldn’t find a place to sleep and soon this woman picked me up and took me all the way to Cody. I was grateful. She was from southern California and had just flown out to visit her dad who lived in Thermop. She was going to Cody to fly back to California. She dropped me off in Cody and I slept in a cab of a junked straight truck that night. It got down to 0 degrees and my water froze in my two bottles. I stayed fairly warm, though my feet were a little cold.
The next morning I hitchhiked to Edelweiss and got something to eat at the bar/restaurant and then headed to Montana. I soon got a ride with a guy who built laser components for a company in Bozeman, Montana. We drove through Red Lodge, Absarokee, Columbus and then to Bozeman. He dropped me off just outside the new public library in Bozeman. It is a beautiful library—very large and spacious. Without public libraries we would be a people no more. Before he dropped me off, the guy gave me forty bucks so I was able to get a motel room that night. I was very grateful: it got down to 5 to 10 degrees that night.
The next day I hitchhiked south into Idaho and stayed at Mike and George’s place in Victor. It snowed quite a bit, so I was glad I didn’t have to hitchhike over Teton Pass that night.
29 November 2006
Jeremiah 23: 1-4: “Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the Lord. Therefore thus saith the Lord God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the Lord. And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the Lord.”
Jeremiah 23: 9-16: “Mine heart within me is broken because of the prophets; all my bones shake; I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine hath overcome, because of the Lord, and because of the words of his holiness. For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourneth; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil, and their force is not right. For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, saith the Lord. Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery ways in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein: for I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation, saith the Lord. And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria: they prophesied in Baal, and caused my people Israel to err. I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah. Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall: for from the prophets of Jerusalem is profaneness gone forth into all the land. Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the Lord.”
In my life I have met several—maybe many false pastors. I have also met at least one false prophet. The false prophet I met (I think his name was Larry) was living in Ames, Iowa back in 1995—he was a friend of my landlord. He definitely could talk the talk—he had a lot of Bible information in his head—but whenever he spoke, it never bore witness with my spirit. The last time I really spoke with him, I was grieved in my spirit for a number of weeks and I knew that I had to avoid him. There was definitely a spirit of witchcraft in him: he wanted to control people and he really wanted to be “The Prophet.” Whenever he spoke, it was not edifying; you were not built up in your spirit; he tried to talk down to you. In general, his life seemed to be under a curse—his life was not a blessing to others: he bore rotten fruit.
About false pastors: Pastor Mike Atkins of the Jackson Hole Christian Center in Jackson, Wyoming is a false pastor. Pastor Rich (I forget his last name) of the Stites Baptist Church in Stites, Idaho is a false pastor. Pastor Gary Pilcher of the First Assembly of God in Ames, Iowa is a false pastor: the poem “Shiloh” that I wrote back in 1996 is about him (Pilcher) and other false pastors in churchy church churchianity land. When you hear these pastors preach, your spirit is not built up, they lead their flocks into a ditch, there is no spiritual food—and they hate the power of the Holy Ghost and the power of the Cross (dying to self). These false pastors are conformed to the world—you see no difference between them and the world. We are called to be a peculiar people—a people not conformed to the world; a people led by the Holy Ghost and dead to self will.
Some people may say that I shouldn’t name names. If the Lord has shown me that these pastors are false, I have to warn people about them. In Romans 16: 17-18, it is written: “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple [spiritually immature].” Sounds like Pastor Rich and the Stites Baptist Church: I was there twice and the thing that the congregation was doing most was stuffing their bellies with food. Trying to talk to Pastor Rich about the Gospel of Jesus Christ was like casting pearls before swine. I could have gone to the local bar and had much better fellowship without the aggravation of listening to the noise pollution that came out of Pastor Rich’s mouth.
Here are some more Scriptures that describe Pastor Rich and false pastors like him:
II Timothy 2: 15-21: “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some. Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.”
II Timothy 3: 8-9: “Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.”
II Timothy 4: 10: “For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica.”
II Timothy 4: 14-15: “Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works: Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.”
III John 9-10: “I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not. Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church.”
I am sure that there are pastors who are still young in their spiritual growth and in their knowledge of Scripture and have not overcome much sin in their lives, that does not necessarily mean that they are not saved—but they shouldn’t be pastors. God is gradual; sanctification takes time: just because you got saved five years ago and memorized fifty Bible verses doesn’t qualify you to be a pastor or a prophet. The Lord didn’t tell me about my prophetic gift till I was thirty-six years old—I had been saved since I was twenty-two. A lot of demons had to be kicked out of my body and soul before I could be a vessel of honor to be used as my Father saw fit. I met a very young Christian who told me that he was a deacon in his church. I didn’t know if I should have laughed or cried. His pastor obviously didn’t have a whole lot of experience (spiritual maturity)—so you have baby Christians promoting baby Christians and the cycle of poverty (spiritual immaturity) continues from generation to generation. Ultimately, the Lord knows who are of His flock: His sheep hear His voice and they follow Him—they will not follow a stranger. To the strangers in sheep’s clothing that masquerade as Christians: I never knew you, you who work iniquity.
Whether it is a false pastor, a false prophet or a false Christian, you perceive the counterfeit in your spirit, not your head. You listen to them speak or you listen to them pray, you look at their lifestyle and who they spend their time with. Of course, this implies that you have some spiritual maturity, not merely head knowledge of the Bible and the Christian walk. The carnal man (the natural man) cannot judge; the spiritual man can and should judge to protect himself and others from false Christians—especially false Christians in authority over other peoples’ lives.
I Corinthians 2: 14-15: “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.”
Here are some lines from my poem “Shiloh”:
My eyes weep blood.
Pharisees smile like vipers,
They laugh and mock their venom:
Blind snakes leading
The deaf and dumb multitude . . .
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 . . .
The chapter-and-versed wolves
Jeer and taunt me.
Their sheepwool clothing
Is stained black with the furious violence
Of their heart of stone . . .
Pharisees, vipers, blind snakes. The man-made whip preaches from a proper pulpit. That vacant-eyed congregation. The respected, demon-possessed reverend forks his tongue scratching itchy ears. The chapter-and-versed wolves jeer and taunt me. What more should I say? The wolves in sheep’s clothing are always preying on the flock—they are never sacrificing their lives (being broken bread and poured-out wine) for the flock. They usually love to lord it over their congregations and were promoted into their position by a man-made church board of blind and deaf people and not by the Lord Himself. These are company men (hirelings), not servants of the Lord Jesus Christ. By their fruit you shall know them.
John 5: 38-40: “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.”
II Timothy 3: 5: “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”
Jeremiah 23: 25-32: “I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed. How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart; Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbor, as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal. The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell the dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the Lord. Is not my word like as a fire? saith the Lord; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces? Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the Lord, that steal my words every one from his neighbor. Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the Lord, that use their tongues, and say, He saith. Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the Lord, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the Lord.”
“Is not my word like as a fire . . . and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?”
The beautiful thing about the Holy Ghost Fire is that it exposes the rats hiding in the garbage heap. When a man who is truly submitted to Christ and is dead to self (a spiritual man) meets another man who is counterfeit, it really doesn’t take much perception to know that that man is counterfeit. When someone has a blazing campfire in the middle of a pitch-black night it really doesn’t take much discernment to see the blazing fire or the pitch-black night that surrounds it. Of course, if you are blind you can’t see anything. In the spiritual realm, sin always causes blindness and the blind guides who are living in sin can only lead their followers down the road of perdition and God’s judgment.
Follow me as I follow Christ and the gates of hell shall not prevail against us.
II Thessalonians 1: 8-10: “Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.”
Hebrews 10: 26-27: “For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth [apostate Christians], there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.”
Hebrews 12: 29: “For our God is a consuming fire.”
4 December 2006
When I left Riverton yesterday morning it was around 2 degrees above zero. I got a quick ride to Shoshoni and then I walked about two or three miles and then got a ride to Thermopolis. Just outside Thermop, this Christian picked me up and took me all the way to Cody. We had a good talk. He said he didn’t the read the Bible much; he said that is wife read the Bible quite a bit. The Lord gave us the Bible so that we could each read it for ourselves. We cannot rely on others to tell us what the Bible says. We all need to read the Bible and then pray to God so that He can reveal to us what a certain Scripture means. The real Christian is made in the prayer closet. He said something interesting: he told me that this guy who had a ministry of walking with a cross throughout the United States spoke at his church in Thermop last summer. I told him that I probably saw the same guy walking with a cross on U.S. Highway 20 either in eastern Wyoming or western Nebraska. That was back in June when I started to hitchhike my way east to Washington, D.C.
I walked maybe a mile or two out of Cody and got a ride with a lady all the way to Laurel, Montana. From Laurel, I got a ride with a guy named Ty to Reed Point. He played in a Christian band that had toured all over the United States. He was really hungry for God and we had a great talk. He said that he was going to Nashville soon to work as a musician. I gave him my CD and he kicked me down ten bucks. I walked into the convenience store in Reed Point and the lady at the cash register gave me a hot dog and a cup of coffee free of charge. She was a Christian and we had a nice chat.
I then walked about a mile or so west on I-90 and this guy who was in the Army picked me up. He was originally from the Philippines; he had a wife and three girls up in Helena, Montana. He had spent a year in Iraq and he liked the duty. He said that when they went on patrol they would have a safe house to sleep in at night. Most of the time they would sleep outside just in case somebody wanted to lob a mortar round or fire a rocket into their safe house. This guy was a Christian and he was really interested in my life on the road; he asked a lot of questions about my faith and about the people I met. He dropped me off in Bozeman; I gave him my CD and he gave me twenty bucks. He also gave me a watch that he bought in Iraq—I was very grateful, because I lost my last watch somewhere near Ridgecrest, California last December. We shook hands and then I slept in that junked van that I usually sleep in when I pass through Bozeman. It got down to 20 degrees, but I stayed nice and warm.
This morning I walked to McDonald’s and got some breakfast and then I walked about a mile or so west of Bozeman and this Christian picked me up and took me just south of Gallatin Gateway and we had a little prayer meeting. We had a really good talk—mostly about living by faith. I then got a ride to Big Sky and then I got a real good ride from south of Big Sky to Sugar City, Idaho from a guy who camped out in the woods quite a bit; he took people out and taught them how to survive in the wilderness. He was from Hanover, New Hampshire and went to school at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I told him that I had lived in New Boston, New Hampshire back in 1983 and 1984 for about ten months; I had worked for The Horse and Bird Press out of Los Angeles while I was living in New Boston. He was going all the way to Salt Lake City.
I got dropped off at the Sugar City/Jackson exit and walked a mile or two and got a ride with a Christian who was from New Zealand. He was working on some construction projects in Victor; he and his wife lived in Boise. We had a good talk about the things of God and about Pentecostal churches and the power of the Holy Ghost. I told him that the power of the Holy Ghost is great but that it must be tempered with taking up the Cross and following Him—dying to self. He spoke with a very strong New Zealand accent and it was very hard for me to understand some of the words that he used. He dropped me off in Victor where I got something to eat at the convenience store and then I walked over to the library and sent a couple of e-mails. From Victor I got a ride to Jackson and made it to Jeremy and Felice’s place around 2: 30 P.M.
5 December 2006
Psalm 39: 12: “Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.”
Genesis 47: 9: “And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.”
Leviticus 25: 23: “The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with me.”
I Chronicles 29: 15: “For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.”
Psalm 119: 19: “I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.”
Hebrews 11: 13: “These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.”
9 December 2006
Last night I had a dream where I was with Mel Gibson. We were driving around in a pickup and then we stopped some place to work on a project. Then all of these people came out of nowhere and swarmed Mel Gibson and talked with him for a while. I continued to work on this project. Then, I believe, Mel and myself drove off in the pickup. I’m not sure what the project was—it was in this river canyon; there was a waterfall nearby.
I believe that this dream means that after I get to Texas, I will head towards California.
I left Jackson, Wyoming two days ago. Right now I am in Oberlin, Kansas heading south on U.S. 83 towards Texas. It is supposed to get up to 60 degrees F here in western Kansas. It was 13 degrees F when I left Jackson.
12 December 2006
I got dropped off here in Bishop, California an hour or two ago. It is really beautiful here. The Sierra Nevadas to the west have some snow on them; the hills to the east are brown and dry.
About four days ago, I hitchhiked through western Kansas on U.S. 83 and slept just outside of Oakley, Kansas in a converted trailer home that was used to raise turkeys and other birds. The next day I made it all the way to Amarillo, Texas where I slept on some cardboard boxes in some alley. The next day I got two rides through New Mexico and Arizona to just west of Barstow, California—Kramer’s Junction—where I slept in an abandoned motel room.
This morning I got a ride to somewhere outside of Ridgecrest, California on U.S. 395. I walked for a while and got a good ride with four college students to Bishop. I’ll keep heading north to Reno, Nevada and then head towards Montana. I believe the Lord wants me to go to Montana for some reason.
14 December 2006
I didn’t get very far today. I hitchhiked from Dayton to Fallon, Nevada—about fifty miles. I tried to head east towards Austin on U.S. 50, but I got no rides. I walked at least nine miles east of town and waited there for a while before I headed back into Fallon. One of the fringe benefits of walking east of Fallon was that I was able to watch the Top Gun students at the Naval Air Station fly around in jets and chase each other. The Fallon Police Department put me up in a motel room for the night. I am very grateful; this is my first shower and shave and bed since McCook, Nebraska six days ago. I should sleep well tonight.
When I got dropped off in Bishop, California two days ago, I went to the library and checked my e-mail. I then walked out of town on U.S. 395 and got a ride to the Mammoth Lakes exit. It was now nighttime. I then got a ride to June Lake and another ride to Bridgeport, California. I slept in the post office in Bridgeport. A policeman or sheriff’s deputy walked into the post office and told me that the post office was the best place for me. I was happy that he didn’t kick me out—it probably got down in the twenties that night. Bridgeport is around 6400 feet in elevation. I have slept in other post offices before—in Colorado, Idaho, Iowa and Wyoming—but I have also been kicked out of post offices in South Dakota and Nebraska.
The next day I got a couple of rides from Bridgeport to Dayton, Nevada. My second ride, this guy bought me a big burrito, a 24-ounce hot chocolate and a sandwich for breakfast. We had a good talk about the Gospel. He told me that his dad just turned his life over to the Lord and that his dad’s life had changed dramatically. I found a house under construction near the highway, so I slept on the second floor. It was very windy last night, so I was glad to be out of the elements.
Today I made it to Fallon and I should be heading north on U.S. 95 to I-80 tomorrow.
Isle of Patmos.
Revelation 1: 9: “I, John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.”
It seems like ever since the Lord led me out of the churches back in 1991, that I have been living on the Isle of Patmos. Sometimes I get really tired of living on this planet. I’m here for a reason. If the Lord wants me to hitchhike, then so be it. Not my will, but Thine be done.
15 December 2006
One thing I remember vividly as I hitchhiked from Amarillo, Texas to Barstow, California: the presence of God (the Rapture) was so powerful I thought I was going to blow up. The Holy Ghost Fire really burns up the chaff of demonic bondage. The guy who gave me a ride to Kramer’s Junction wasn’t much interested in the things of God—I mentioned the New Testament in our conversation, but he kept talking about his truck and his business back in Bakersfield.
When the Holy Ghost falls so powerfully like it did between Amarillo and Barstow, I believe it means this: a satanic stronghold is being destroyed, the Lord is revealing something to me or else I am being separated from something and moving on to some other place geographically or spiritually. I know that my work in Jackson, Wyoming is done (or aspects of it are done) and that I have graduated on to something else. We who abide in Christ and obey the Lord are always going deeper and higher. When we have accomplished a certain work that the Lord has given us, then we graduate and go on to a different level (deeper/higher) of spiritual warfare. It is no accident that I was able to observe the Top Gun students flying their jet fighters at the Naval Air Station yesterday. It was pretty impressive. The sound of jet fighters screaming past is the sound of military strength and the sound of freedom.
Sometimes I think that the United States is one of the very few countries that stand for freedom on this planet. We have freedom because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and because we are not afraid to project our military power to protect our freedom and to promote freedom elsewhere.
17 December 2006
Yesterday I hitchhiked from Elko, Nevada through Salt Lake City to Evanston, Wyoming on I-80. The two guys that took me to Evanston from Coalville, Utah bought me a meal at the Flying-J Truck Stop. From there I walked into town and checked my e-mail at the library. I then walked three miles north of town and found a pickup camper to sleep in. I believe it got down to 0 degrees F last night. It was also very windy; I am sure the wind chill factor was around -20 degrees F. Some snow even blowed into the camper. I stayed warm. (I think it is kind of humorous how the Lord always finds places for me to sleep.)
Last night, as I slept in the camper, I had a very vivid dream concerning the destruction of Las Vegas. I am guessing that an hour or so before this dream, I was attacked by Satan as I was sleeping. I was dreaming and in the dream I was walking down this street when all of a sudden I was tackled and thrown to the ground by a powerful, unseen force. This force or evil presence threw me down and beat me up pretty good—it even tried to pull the hair off of my head. When I woke up, I was still paralyzed by this evil presence and it was beating me up—the pain was real. The evil presence finally left and I went back to sleep.
Later on that night I had another dream and in this dream I was in a city square with hills all around it. It looked like a European city during the Middle Ages. There were many people in the city square. I was walking around with several friends. Then I saw the Pope (he looked like Pope Benedict—the present Pope) dressed in a white robe and wearing a white cap. My friends and myself walked up to the Pope and I told him that Las Vegas was going to be destroyed. Then the Pope got this surprised look on his face and started to point at my friends and me and said, “I haven’t seen you in church (which meant they didn’t go to a Roman Catholic church).” I then rebuked the Pope and told him that these people go to Christian churches. The Pope then got all bent out of shape and walked away.
I then separated myself from my Christian friends and walked through the town square. Then this woman yelled at me, “Shut up, Tim!” I walked past these Swiss Guards (that are used at the Vatican in Rome) (maybe I was in Rome) who were wearing funny-looking, striped uniforms and armed with swords. They were doing some outlandish rituals and I asked, “Why are you doing such ridiculous rituals?” and “Why are you doing such stupid bullshit?”
I walked away from the city square and the crowds of people and walked to the top of this hill overlooking the city. I looked in the direction of Las Vegas (it was on the side of the hill just opposite of where I was at) and all of a sudden the ground began to rumble and shake. I looked at Las Vegas as the earthquake swallowed it up. The cities and towns next to Las Vegas weren’t even touched. When Las Vegas was destroyed, it looked like a piece of a jigsaw puzzle was removed and shoved underneath the rest of the puzzle. Then these huge rocks fell from heaven and pummeled the ground where Las Vegas used to be. I then raised my right arm in triumph and shouted, “Praise the Lord! Las Vegas in destroyed! Las Vegas is destroyed! Thank you, Lord! Las Vegas is destroyed! Las Vegas is destroyed!” Then the dream ended.
I left Evanston, Wyoming this morning and got back to Jackson around 4 P.M. On the way, I got dropped off just a mile or two from Alpine Junction and I looked up to my left and on this mountainside were many mountain goats. I then walked on down the highway and saw these two mountain goats peering over this jagged piece of rock that was probably a thousand feet above where I was walking. It reminded me of the phrase, “Hinds’ feet on high places.” I believe the Lord wanted me to see those mountain goats for a reason.
There are three things I have observed about mountain goats: they have no fear of heights, they have no real fear of heights and they absolutely positively have no fear of heights. They had such thick, white, wooly coats. The mountain goats on that mountain were such a beautiful sight; it was on the road that ran between Alpine and Hoback Junction on U.S. 26.
About being attacked by Satan last night: in my experience, sometimes Satan does a preemptive strike if he knows that the Lord is going to do something powerful in someone’s life. Satan may attack you if the Lord is going to reveal something to you, or if the Lord is going to deliver you from demonic bondage or if the Lord is going to heal you, etc.
I believe that the Lord is going to destroy Las Vegas soon—maybe in December of 2006.
19 December 2006
Habakkuk 3: 19: “The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.”
21 December 2006
Yesterday, I hitchhiked from Riverton through Shoshoni and Thermopolis to Cody. From Cody I walked a few miles and got a ride with a truck driver named Steve. Steve was from North Dakota and he had spent eight years in the National Guard and had spent time in Kosovo and Iraq as a combat engineer. His job in Iraq was to find roadside bombs and get rid of them. He had been blown up four times in his Humvee. One time his Humvee stopped right next to a roadside bomb and it did not go off. Right then, he told me, he felt invincible—he wasn’t meant to die there and it made him a believer in God. Steve then told me what his grandfather had told him: “If you are meant to hang, you will never die in a fire.” Which means: God is sovereign.
Steve also told me that he was raised in the Catholic Church, and before they got confirmed, they had to go to this class—I guess, to explain Catholic doctrine. In the class, Steve told the priest, “If I am sitting in a goose blind thinking about God, isn’t that better than sitting in church thinking about being in a goose blind?” The priest kicked him out of the class.
Steve had his pet dog—it looked like a black lab cross—in the cab with him. He named his dog, Patton, after General George S. Patton of World War II fame. We talked a lot about the war in Iraq.
Steve took me from Cody through Big Timber, Montana and drove north on U.S. 191 to Harlowton. From Harlowton we went west on U.S. 12 where he dropped me off at the junction just north of Two Dot, Montana. It was after sundown, so I walked two or three miles till I found a haystack. I slept in the haystack last night. I believe it got down to 12 degrees F. It was a beautiful, crisp, cold night; there wasn’t a cloud in the sky; the stars were very bright. I was grateful for the haystack.
This morning I walked maybe two miles west on U.S. 12 and got a ride with two women in a van. They lived in Harlowton and were going to do some skiing north of White Sulphur Springs. They were Christians and we had a pleasant conversation. We talked about hitchhiking and living by faith. They dropped me off here in White Sulphur Springs.
24 December 2006
Yesterday, I hitchhiked out of Jackson and got rides through Riverton and Casper. From Casper I got a good ride through Billings and got dropped off in Columbus, Montana just off I-90. This Christian lady from Georgia kicked me down sixty bucks when I left Jackson, so I was able to get a motel in Columbus last night.
This morning I was watching Meet The Press with Tim Russert and he was talking with Rick Warren and James Meacham. It was an excellent interview. Rick Warren (the author of The Purpose-Driven Life) said something that needed to be said. He was in China talking with certain leaders of that country and he told them that free markets are great, but not in a Marxist state. He said that the American system works because we have freedom of religion, freedom of speech and free markets. Judeao-Christianity has to be infused into a culture before free enterprise can be successful and benefit most of the people. In my words: the Holy Spirit and Scripture have to be first in our hearts before the free enterprise system can work. Christianity is a great check and balance in a world where there is abundance and lack. I thought Rick Warren spoke with much grace and wisdom.
I left Columbus and walked west on I-90. It had snowed very little the night before, so there was a light dusting of white on the ground. As I looked to my left past the hills south of Columbus, you could see the snow-covered Beartooth Mountains in the distance. It was a magnificent, beautiful display. The road from Columbus to Absarokee to Roscoe to Red Lodge goes through the Stillwater River Valley—and farther south—through hilly, ranch country. God’s creation is so life affirming and brilliant and full of color. I was grateful that the Lord gave me a pair of healthy eyes to see such a picturesque sight.
I walked a mile or so on I-90 and got a ride to Bozeman. I got dropped off at the first exit and walked underneath this overpass. There was this guy with a long, gray beard reading a book under the overpass; his sleeping bag was spread out on the concrete along with his other possessions. I waved at him and I told him to have a good Christmas. He smiled and waved back.
I walked down Main Street in Bozeman and noticed in a store window a big Bible that was opened to Luke Chapter 2. Looked like somebody was keeping Christ in Christmas.
Luke 2: 1-20: “And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.”
25 December 2006
I hitchhiked from Bozeman to Big Sky yesterday afternoon. When I got to Big Sky it was 4:30 P.M. I walked south a few miles and soon it was nightfall. I walked past this restaurant/bar and saw this junked car to my right. I walked up the slope to the car and it was covered with snow. I crawled inside the back and rearranged some things that were stored in it so that I could make room for me and my sleeping bag. Well, somebody who worked at the restaurant/bar saw me and told me to get out of the car; he said that I would freeze to death—it was too cold. So I rearranged what I had rearranged in the back seat of the car, hefted up my backpack onto my shoulders and made my way south down the moonlit highway towards West Yellowstone. I was complaining a little bit: I didn’t know why I had to hitchhike at night in the dead of winter in a snow-covered canyon. I knew that I was there for a reason, so I wasn’t worried or all bent out of shape about the whole situation: I knew that the Lord would not leave me stranded forty miles from nowhere when it was that cold.
Eventually, I did get a ride with a guy who was going all the way to Idaho Falls. He was driving a pickup and had his two dogs sitting in the cab with him. I was very grateful that he picked me up. The road was pretty icy going towards West Yellowstone. We got to West around 8 P.M. It was 10 degrees F. We stopped at a gas station and I kicked him down five bucks for gas and I got a hot chocolate and corn chips for the road. We continued south and the roads were still snowy and icy till we got south of Last Chance/Island Park.
As we drove through Island Park, he told me that some local Nazis burned down his log cabin (he used to live in Island Park) because he didn’t subscribe to their philosophy. So now he lived up in the Bridger Bowl area north of Bozeman; he built log cabins for a living. In my experience, there are areas in Idaho that have a lot of Nazi/white supremacist/anti-government types. I don’t like big government, but the Lord gave us human government for a reason. There are good people and bad people in government. I definitely don’t like the Nazi/white supremacist mentality. Nazism is satanic.
This guy dropped me off at the Sugar City exit and I found a camper near a construction site to sleep in. There were two or three blankets in the camper, so I was able to stay warm last night. My sleeping bag is good to around freezing, that is why when it is cold I am always looking for a haystack or a cornstalk stack or a vehicle or a building to sleep in—added protection from the bitter weather.
When Jesus was born over two thousand years ago, He was the greatest gift that God ever gave this broken, sin-sick world. There was no room at the inn, so Jesus was born in a manger in a pile of hay or straw. Wrapped in swaddling clothes. Lying in a manger because there was no room at the inn. No room at the in. No room at the inn. In the world system, the Kingdom of Heaven has no room at the inn. Sometimes there is room in the back seat of a junked car. Junked cars can be beautiful.
Luke 2: 21-40: “And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcision of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb. And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord: (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;) And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons. And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him. And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against; (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed. And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: She was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity; And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem. And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth. And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.”
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