Tuesday, November 22, 2011

When One Door Closes, Another Door Opens

John 8: 42-47: "Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God."

John 8: 47: "He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God."

Look at the simplicity of this Scripture: ". . . ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God."

If someone understands Greek, then it makes sense that if someone speaks Greek to him, he will know what he is saying. If someone is of the devil, not only is he a good liar, but his life is a lie. And those of the devil will readily believe his lies because he is speaking their language. Demons of a feather flock together.

If someone's life is a lie, it means that he has no interest in the things of God. He may have a form of Godliness--he may go to church three times a week, memorize Scriptures, donate money to proper charities--but he denies the power of God by his actions, by his life. The life IS the sermon. Truth and life come from God, not the devil. "We worship Him in Spirit and in truth." The devil is spiritual death and lies; those who follow the devil are spiritually dead and liars.

When we speak with someone who is hungry for God or who is truly surrendered to Christ, it is not a great labor to speak with him. The conversation flows effortlessly--it is like pouring water into thirsty ground. It is all very edifying and there is a great sense of well-being.

Once I was hitchhiking in Texas and this guy picked me up. We had great fellowship. He stopped to see this guy about something. He talked to him for five minutes and then we hit the road. He told me that talking to that guy about the Gospel was like pouring water on concrete--it didn't soak in, it ran right off. The guy had a heart of stone.

The first week in November of this year, I hitchhiked to Bozeman, Montana. I knew a family in Bozeman and I helped them move from their apartment to their new house on the east side. It took a couple of days to move all of their things.

As I was leaving their house, I said to the wife, "See you later."

She replied, "A lot later!" (Her husband was outside and did not hear her say that)

She almost sounded ungrateful. I am guessing that "a lot later" could mean six months or it could mean twenty years.

As I hitchhiked south out of Bozeman, I was picked up by a Christian. We had very good fellowship. It was very redeeming. He was very much alive in Christ; he was not into churchianity.

When one door closes (or slams shut), another door opens.

"They had a form of Godliness, but denied the power thereof. From such turn away."

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Israel, Iraq and Egypt

In 1948 the Lord re-established the nation of Israel. The fact that President Truman was the first head of state to recognize the state of Israel was the main reason, I believe, President Truman was re-elected in 1948. Arguably, Israel is the most important nation on the planet because Israel gave us the Law, the Prophets, the New Testament and the Messiah: the Lord Jesus Christ.

In the first decade of the 21st Century, the Lord raised up President George W. Bush to take out Saddam Hussein (a Satanic stronghold) in Iraq. The Lord has done--and will continue to do--a powerful work in Iraq. Iraq is the cornerstone of the Middle East.

The Iraq War was NOT about oil, but about freedom: freedom from Islamo-Fascist Slavery. In God's economy, oil is secondary, freedom comes first. "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." But in the world's economy, oil IS important. As long as we continue to drill for oil and gas and mine coal, we are showing the Lord that we are subduing the earth ( Hebrew kabbash [subdue]--Genesis 1: 28). We could call this The Oil-Gas-Coal Kabbash. But this is a different issue and I don't want to get on some other tangent here.

Now we come to Egypt. The Lord began the Arab Spring to get rid of Hosni Mubarak and prepare the way for democratic elections and government in Egypt. Egypt--like Iraq--at one time was one of the cradles of civilization after the Lord destroyed/judged the earth in Noah's generation. Egypt is a great cornerstone in North Africa and maybe to the rest of Africa. As Egypt goes, so goes Africa(?).

We are now in the second decade of the 21st Century. If the first decade of the 21st Century was the decade of Iraqi beginnings, then the second decade of the 21st Century will be the decade of Egyptian beginnings.

Someone may ask, Isn't Israel the cornerstone of the Middle East? No. Israel is the cornerstone for the Lord's plan for the whole world. Israel is not a regional player, but a world player. Israel is an integral partner in the Israeli-British-American Military-Industrial Complex that the Lord is using to vanquish Islamo-Fascist Slavery in the world. Spiritual Judaeo-Christianity is growing stronger; Islamo-Fascist Slavery will ultimately wither on the vine.

In faith, I believe that, in the future, Israel, Iraq and Egypt will be a powerful trinity or alliance against radical Islam in the Middle East and North Africa. The Alpha and the Omega [Aleph/Tav] is embedded in Israel-Iraq-Egypt Bereshith (the Hebrew word bereshith means "in the beginning" or "beginnings").

"With the jawbone of an ass I have slain a thousand men."

Israel My Glory
A Dream About Egypt
Islam is Slavery
The Nakedness of Noah
John Kilpatrick hears the Lord on Truman and Trump

Monday, November 14, 2011

Never The Same - Michelle Krubeck

About a week ago I was walking south of Four Corners, Montana (near Bozeman) and this guy named Bret picked me up. He was a Christian and we had some very good fellowship all the way to West Yellowstone. We stopped in West Yellowstone and he had me listen to this CD by Michelle Krubeck. It is an incredible testimony of the Lord's protection.

Hand on the Helm

Friday, November 4, 2011

A.W. Tozer Quote

This is my reply to a comment that was recently made on "A Dream About Egypt":

The spiritual man judges all things. This is not judgmental and arrogant. We are called to judge righteous or spiritual judgment. A Christian that is not spiritual cannot judge spiritual things.

In my Christian walk, many sins have died out in my life. These sins do not beset me anymore--it is an overcoming life that we have in Christ. If people are not overcoming sin in their lives and they say that they have been saved for ten or more years, then I have a real problem with their salvation. It has been a long time since the Lord has convicted me of sin. This is the overcoming power of God in my life. Glory to God in the Highest!

Salvation is just one of many ministries in the Body of Christ. Salvation is not my ministry--unless you take into account that I am trying to save Christians from their milk bottles.

The Lord called me out of the church (church on Sunday) back in 1991. My life has to stand for something. My life would not glorify God if I continued to fellowship with lukewarm Christians when the Lord told me to separate myself from them.

"Come out from among them and be ye separate."

There is a reason why John the Baptist camped out on the other side of the Jordan River. There is a reason why the Lord has had me hitchhike the highways of America these past 15 years. I meet all kinds of believers and unbelievers every day. Either people will feed off of my life in Christ or else they won't. My life of obedience to the Lord IS the sermon.

If the Lord shows me judgment on America, then this is what I speak. "My Father works and I work." I only do what I see my Father do.

“The fact is that, we are not producing saints. We are making converts to an effete type of Christianity, that bears little resemblance to that of the New Testament. The average so-called Bible Christian of our times is but a shallow display of true sainthood. Yet, we put millions of dollars behind ‘movements’ to perpetuate this lower form of religion and attack the man who dares to challenge the wisdom of it.”

--A.W. Tozer

Effete: “having lost character, courage, strength, stamina, or vitality.”

--Webster’s Third New International Dictionary

A Dream About Egypt


“There are wise men in heaven that could not read or write when they were on earth, and there are learned fools in hell that had degrees after their names like the tail of a kite. Man is a moral wanderer in this present world but he becomes a moral fool when he has shut out the voice of God.”

--A.W. Tozer