Monday, February 27, 2017

Two Dreams with Donald Trump

Dreams from the LORD 2011-2017
27 February 2017
Last night I had two dreams with Donald Trump.
In the first dream, I was traveling with President Trump.  He was meeting with people, talking to people:  the general needs to visit his troops.
The next scene:  we were sitting in this restaurant having some breakfast, when someone placed a book on the countertop.  It was my second book:  The First Time I Rode a Freight Train & other hitchhiking stories.
I said, "What is this book doing here?"
Right away, President Trump took my book, opened it up and began writing some comments in the margins.  He told me that he had read the book and liked it a lot.  We spoke for a long time, but I forget most of the details.
I then woke up and was surprised that it was all a dream.  It seemed so real:  I was talking with President Trump.
I went back to sleep.  Then I had another dream with Donald Trump.  We spoke with each other for quite some time.  It was similar to the previous dream.
Genesis 41:32:  "And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass."

Friday, February 24, 2017

Worship as a Lifestyle

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

George Fox Warning False Christians
The Day of the Lord--Francis Howgill
The Inward Cross--Hall Worthington

Monday, February 20, 2017

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

President Donald Trump with First Lady Melania Trump

By Breitbart News

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

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

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Heart of a Priest

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

Monday, February 6, 2017

The Prophetic Significance of Super Bowl 51

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

A Tale of Two Countries: America Blessed, Russia Cursed

This is an excerpt from As America Has Done To Israel by John P. McTernan:

Chapter Five

And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curseth thee . . . (Genesis 12: 3)

(Pages 81-85)  America and Russia provide a good test of the accuracy of the Bible regarding the treatment of Jews.  Russia has a long and well-established history of hating Jews.  America has a long and well-established history of accepting and blessing Jewish people.  The comparison of these two nations is astonishing.  It shows the authority of God's word regarding the blessing or cursing of the Jews.

The nations of America and Russia are similar in many respects.  They are both huge countries with large populations and expansive areas of farmland.  They have abundant natural resources such as coal, iron, lumber, oil, and other minerals; they have tremendous rivers.  Both nations also have historically Christian roots.

In 1727, Queen Catherine of Russia banned all Jews from the country.  Russia partitioned Poland in 1772, and large numbers of Jews came under the authority of the Tsar, who forced them to within the Pale of Settlement, a section of western Russia allotted for the Jews.  The Russians prohibited the Jews from traveling beyond "the Pale."  Life in the Pale was filled with terrible hardships; however, the pogroms of 1881 became a turning point in Jewish history.

With 1881 as the starting point, the blessings and the curses between these two nations become clear.  Starting in 1881, Russian Jews experienced a number of pogroms up to the Russian Revolution of 1917.  The May Laws of 1882 catalyzed the massive Jewish exodus from Russia.

After the Civil War, the United States military shrank to almost nothing.  By 1880, the American navy was virtually nonexistent.  In 1881, Congress began debating the need for a modern navy.  After two years of debate, Congress then passed the Navy Act of 1883, which called for the construction of four modern cruisers.  This modest act was the beginning of the United States becoming a world naval power.

Congress started this debate the very year the great Jewish exodus began from Russia.  The Naval Act of 1883 was enacted while tens of thousands of desperate Jews were pouring into America from Russia.  America's major thrust toward a world naval power occurred just seven years later.  In 1890, the Navy Act called for the building of four battleships--the act that propelled America toward becoming a world naval power.

In 1890, Christian Zionists and Jews met in Chicago and passed resolutions calling on the Tsar to stop the persecution of the Jews.  The following year, this Christian Zionist meeting resulted in the Blackstone Memorial.  America's rise to becoming a world power parallels this blessing of the Jews.

On February 15, 1898, the battleship Maine exploded in the harbor of Havana, Cuba.  Congress declared war on Spain in April 1898.  On July 3, 1898, the American Navy completely destroyed the Spanish Navy at the sea battle of Santiago de Cuba.  The war resulted in the complete defeat of Spain.  America went from having no navy in 1883 to being a world naval power in just fifteen years.

The first Zionist Congress met in Basel, Switzerland, in 1897, and called for a Jewish state in Palestine.  America was thrust forward just one year after the Zionist Congress called for a Jewish homeland.  The ascent of America as a world power and the official birth of modern Zionism coincided.  This was not an accident.  America was part of God's plan to restore the nation of Israel.

Russia continued its brutal treatment of Jews, and early in the twentieth century, additional vicious pogroms broke out.  The pogroms started in the Spring of 1903 and continued through 1906.  In the middle of the pogroms, the Russo-Japanese War of 1904 started.  On May 27, 1905, the Japanese totally destroyed the Russian navy at the battle of Tsushima Strait.  The Japanese also defeated the Russian army in a series of land battles.  During the battle of Mukden, the Russians suffered ninety thousand casualties.

By August 1905, Russia wanted to end the war.  President Theodore Roosevelt acted as a mediator and the two sides agreed to the Treaty of Portsmouth on September 5, 1905.  Japan got what it wanted from this treaty, and Russia was humiliated.  This humiliation of Russia came at the very time a vicious pogrom was taking place against the Jews!

There is irony to all this.  Anti-Jewish Russia had to agree to a treaty mediated by an American president who greatly favored the Jews.  Russia was driving Jews out; America was taking them in.  The Russian emissary came to America to sign the treaty!  Russia, the greatest Jew-hating nation of the time, came to the greatest Jew-favoring nation to sign a humiliating treaty.

President Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in ending the war.  He refused to accept the cash award for the Nobel Peace Prize while in office.  In 1910, he received $45,482.83 as his cash award, giving the entire amount to charity, including such organizations as the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.  Then, with greater irony, he gave $4,000 to the Jewish Welfare Fund!  There was no prejudice in the president toward the Jews.

In 1914, World War I began.  Like the Russo-Japanese war nine years before, this conflict resulted in the defeat of Russia and the complete destruction of the Russian army.  Before losing the war, the Germans totally annihilated the Russian army.  The Russian army literally threw their weapons down, left the battlefield, and walked back to Russia.  This led directly to the Russian Revolution of 1917 when Communists seized control of the country.  Following the Revolution, pogroms again broke out in Russia until 1921.  It is estimated that one hundred thousand or more Jews were killed at this time.

From 1917 until today, Russia has been a "living hell."  Communist tyrants such as Lenin and Stalin rose to power, killing tens of millions of people.  Millions starved to death and millions died in prison camps.  The people lived in terror.  Looking at Russia post-1917, it appears that God applied the May Laws of 1882 in the form of communism to the entire country.

Jews lived in terror; under communism, the entire Russian population lived in terror.  Jews could not own property; nor could the Russian population.  The Tsar forced Jews to relocate; the Communists uprooted huge numbers of Russians and forced them to relocate.  The Jewish people starved; huge numbers of Russians also starved to death.  The Tsar hindered Jewish worship; the entire Soviet Union was forbidden worship under communism.

The Russian Orthodox church played a major part in the persecution of Jews.  In fact, it added to the pogroms and encouraged the attacks.  Konstantin Pobedonostev, the head of the governing body of this "church," best summed up their position on the May Laws.  He expressed hope that "one-third of Jews will convert, one-third will die, and one-third will flee the country."

The Russian Orthodox church soon suffered as the Jewish people did.  The Communists applied their own form of the May Laws to the Russian church.  They closed the churches and turned them into museums.  The Communists killed huge numbers of ministers and herded the rest into concentration camps.  The church had no freedom and was actively persecuted by the Communists.  The Russian church suffered under the Communists just as much as the Jews had suffered under the Tsars, if not worse.

Russia remained a living hell until communism fell in 1989.  Even after the fall, Russians are still suffering from poverty and disease.  Russians have the lowest life expectancy in the Western World.  This country paid a fearful price for violating God's word about blessing the Jews.

May Laws