We have reviewed many of the current u-tube prophets and their "word of the Lord", their "revelations", their meetings with angels, and their direct messages from Jesus. Oh what a mess!
It is like viewing Luther's 95 theses, and thinking that it was the full message from the Lord. Oh what a mess. When the real prophets, from the Lord, come to the steeple houses or the u-tube, they will redirect us back to the messages of the scriptures. Back to the messages given to the seven Churches in the book of Revelations, back to dealing directly with sin in the camp, back to the finished Work of the Cross, back to repentance, back to the priesthood of all believers, back to the Fruits of the Spirit, back to Mark 16:15 - 20, back to signs following those who actually believe, back to repenting of our idols, and repenting of ever dividing into man made denominations. (Oh just a short list).
When you see that Prophet, sent by the Lord Himself, entering the back of your blinded steeple house on Sunday morning, right after the 2nd offering, holding a whip, it will be too late for repentance. jmo Jim
Revelation 3 King James Version (KJV)
3 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.
2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.
3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.
5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
“Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.”
This is a Kingdom message, one that should awaken the Luke warm believers. What good is our Sunday services, our reading of the scriptures, our tithes, and even our man made titles in the system of men, if we miss the Kingdom?
It is quite amazing, for me, to view the situation in Egypt and Israel. I remember well, staying in Jerusalem for a week, many years ago. We six visited the Bible Land Museum in Jerusalem. I was in the building for one minute, noting that the place was filled with demonic idols. Yes, the very idols that Moses delivered the children of Israel from, long ago and now they have packed them to Jerusalem. Sodom has also set up shop throughout Israel, while they celebrate Gay Pride month, which is nothing new to Sodom.
We see that tens of thousands of Egyptians, many former Muslims, all descendants of Ishmael, a nation seeking His Kingdom. Yes, these descendants, lacking the promise given to Abraham. Yes, the sons of the Kingdom will have been cast out and a nation bringing forth fruit, will be seated at table with father Abraham, who is also their father. jmo Jim
Yes, it is written:
Matthew 8:11-12 King James Version (KJV)
11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Some may understand the meaning of Jerusalem being Sodom, even now:
Revelation 11:8 King James Version (KJV)
8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
Matthew 3:9 King James Version (KJV)
9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
Genesis 16:7-11 King James Version (KJV)
7 And the angel of the Lord found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.
9 And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.
10 And the angel of the Lord said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
11 And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Behold, thou art with child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the Lord hath heard thy affliction.
The Great Apostasy: By this short view of what Christendom was, you may see, O Christendom, what you are not, and what you ought to be. But how is it, that from a people so meek, merciful, self-denying, suffering, temperate, holy, just and good, and so like Christ whose name she bore, we find a Christendom now that is superstitious, idolatrous, persecuting, proud, passionate, envious, malicious, selfish, drunken, lascivious, unclean, lying, swearing, cursing, covetous, oppressing, defrauding—with all other abominations known in the earth, and that to an excess justly scandalous to the worst of heathen ages, surpassing them more in evil than in time: I say, how came about this lamentable defection? I offer this as the undoubted reason of this degeneracy, namely: the disregard in your mind to the light of Christ shining in you, which first showed you your sins, reproved them, and taught and enabled you to deny and resist them. For it is certain that, whatever measure of fear towards God and abstinence from unrighteousness you witness, was not taught by the precepts of men, but by that light and grace which reveals the most secret thoughts and purposes of your heart, searches your most inward parts, sets your sins in order before you and reproves you for them, not permitting one unfruitful thought, word, or work of darkness to go unjudged. So then, when you began to disregard this light and grace, to be careless about the holy watchfulness that was once set up in your heart, and did not keep watch there as formerly for God's glory and your own peace, then the restless enemy of man's good quickly took advantage of this slackness, and often surprised you with temptations, whose suitableness to your own inclinations made his conquest over you not difficult. Yes, you neglected to take up Christ's holy yoke, and to bear your daily cross. You were careless with your affections, and kept no check upon your actions, forgetting to keep accounts in your own conscience by Christ your light, the great Bishop of your soul and Judge of your works. In this way, your holy fear decayed and your love waxed cold; and so vanity abounded and duty became burdensome. Then up came formality, instead of the power of godliness; and superstition, in the place of Christ's working. And though Christ's business was to draw off the minds of His disciples from an outward temple with its carnal rites and services, to the inward and spiritual worship of God (suitable to the nature of divinity), yet a worldly, human, pompous worship is brought in again, and a worldly priesthood, temple and altar are re-established. Now the “sons of God once more saw that the daughters of men were fair,” that is, the pure eye grew dim which repentance had opened, and which saw no beauty outside of Christ; and the eye of lust was opened again by the god of the world. And then those worldly pleasures—that make such as love them forget God, though they were once despised for the sake of Christ—began to recover their old beauty and interest in your affections; and liking them, they came to be the pursuit, care, and pleasure of your life. True, there still remained the exterior forms of worship, and a nominal and verbal reverence to God and Christ. But this is all that survived; for the offense of the holy cross ceased, the power of godliness was denied, selfdenial was lost, and though you became fruitful in the invention of ceremonious ornaments, you remained barren in the blessed fruits of the Spirit. And alas, a thousand shells cannot make one kernel, nor can many dead corpses make one living man. Thus religion fell from experience to tradition, and worship from power to form, from life to letter. Instead of putting up lively and powerful requests to God, animated by a deep sense of need and the assistance of the Holy Spirit (by whom the ancients prayed, wrestled and prevailed with God); behold, a prescribed repetition, a dull and insipid formality, made up of bowing and kneeling, special garments and furniture, perfumes, voices and music—a performance fitter for the reception of some earthly prince, than for the heavenly worship of the only true and immortal God, who is an eternal and invisible spirit.
The Internal Proceedings Of The Inquisition Under this head, as all know now, the darkest deeds, the most irresponsible tyranny and inhuman cruelties that ever blackened the annals of mankind, might be written; but lengthy details, however painfully interesting, would be out of place in our "Short Papers;" so we will content ourselves with a few brief statements and extracts. No tribunal, we may safely affirm, so regardless of justice, humanity, and every sacred relationship in life, ever existed in the dominions of heathenism or Mahometanism. When a man was slightly suspected of heresy, spies, called the Familiars of the Inquisition, were employed narrowly to watch him, with the view of discovering the least possible excuse for handing him over to the tribunal of the Holy Office. The man may have been a good Catholic, for Llorente assures us that nine-tenths of the prisoners were true to the Catholic faith, but, perhaps, he was suspected of holding liberal opinions, or he may have shown in conversation that he knew more of theology than the illiterate monks, or differed with them on some point of doctrine. Any of these things would be enough to create suspicion; for nothing was more to be dreaded than new light or truth; he was now marked and denounced by the familiars. At midnight a knock is heard, the suspected man is ordered to accompany the messengers of the Holy Office. His wife and family know what that means; their distress is great; they must now take a last farewell of the beloved husband and the beloved father. Not a word of entreaty or of remonstrance dare be breathed. Thus suddenly and unexpectedly this frightful institution pounced upon its victims. Wives gave up their husbands, husbands their wives, parents their children, and masters their servants, without a question or a murmur. Terror constituted the great element of its power. No man, from the monarch to the slave, knew when the knock might come to his door. An impenetrable secrecy characterized all the proceedings of this institution. This feeling of insecurity and the workings of the imagination lent their aid to exaggerate the fearful reality. Neither rank, nor age, nor sex, afforded any defence against its watchful vigilance and its pitiless severity. The prisoner, the helpless victim, is now within the gates of the Inquisition; and few who ever entered there left it absolved and acquitted; not more, it is said, than one in a thousand. Certain forms were gone through as to the question of the alleged guilt of the accused, but all were a gross mockery of justice. "The court sat in profound secrecy, no advocate might appear before the tribunal, no witness was confronted with the accused; who were the informers, what the charges, except the vague charge of heresy, no one knew. The suspected heretic was first summoned to declare on oath that he would speak the truth, the whole truth, of all persons living or dead, with himself, or like himself, on suspicion of heresy, or Waldensianism. If he refused, he was cast into a dungeon, the most dismal, the most foul, the most noisome, in those dreary ages. No falsehood was too false, no craft too crafty, no trick too base, for this deliberate, systematic moral torture which was to wring further confession against himself, denunciation against others. It was the deliberate object to break the spirit; the prisoner's food was to be slowly, gradually, diminished till body and soul were prostrate. He was then to be left in darkness, solitude, and silence." The next part of the procedure of the Holy Office in these secret prisons was the application of bodily torture. The helpless victim was charged with the culpable concealment and denial of the truth. In vain did he affirm that he had answered every question fully and honestly to the utmost extent of his knowledge; he was urged to confess if ever he had entertained an evil thought in his heart against the church, or the Holy Office, or anything else they chose to name. No matter what answer he gave, he was denounced as an obstinate heretic. After some hypocritical expressions as to their love for his soul, and their sincere desire to deliver him from error, that he might obtain salvation, a vast apparatus of torturing instruments were shown to him, the rack must now be applied to make him confess his sin.
Miller's Church History, P. 370-1
Matthew 10:34-40 King James Version (KJV)
34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
35 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.
36 And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
37 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.
38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
40 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
12 The word of the Lord came again to me, saying,
13 Son of man, when the land sinneth against me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it:
14 Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord God. Ezekiel 14
We now see the breaking of the "staff of bread" upon our land. The Remnant Church, who have Christ within, will stand in the days of tribulation. The judgment upon the Churches, shown in the Book of Revelations, as the Lord has departed from them long ago, having failed to come to repentance. They have departed from Him and His word, embracing the doctrine of demons, departing from the finished Work of the Cross.
What is the "righteousness" that will deliver the souls of men? It is not the self-righteousness that all have been given at birth. It is not the righteousness gained by good works, nor by the blinded denomination which we have followed faithfully. Our own righteousness is filthy rags and needs to be thrown into the dung pile. The Lord Himself is Righteousness. He does not have a bucket full of Righteousness to pour out upon us.HE IS RIGHTEOUSNESS and when we receive Him within, we carry this wonderful Gift within and we receive His Righteousness as our own. Any other form of righteousness, other than the Lord Himself, will place us in a lost position. jmo Jim
Jeremiah 23:6 King James Version (KJV)
6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, The Lord Our Righteousness.
“Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand.
Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, might drink therein.
Then they brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the temple of the house of God which was at Jerusalem; and the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, drank in them.
They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.
In the same hour came forth fingers of a man’s hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaster of the wall of the king’s palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.
Then the king’s countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another.
The king cried aloud to bring in the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers. And the king spake, and said to the wise men of Babylon, Whosoever shall read this writing, and shew me the interpretation thereof, shall be clothed with scarlet, and have a chain of gold about his neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.
Then came in all the king’s wise men: but they could not read the writing, nor make known to the king the interpretation thereof.
Then was king Belshazzar greatly troubled, and his countenance was changed in him, and his lords were astonied.
Now the queen by reason of the words of the king and his lords came into the banquet house: and the queen spake and said, O king, live for ever: let not thy thoughts trouble thee, nor let thy countenance be changed:
There is a man in thy kingdom, in whom is the spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of thy father light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, was found in him; whom the king Nebuchadnezzar thy father, the king, I say, thy father, made master of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers;
Forasmuch as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, interpreting of dreams, and shewing of hard sentences, and dissolving of doubts, were found in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar: now let Daniel be called, and he will shew the interpretation.
Then was Daniel brought in before the king. And the king spake and said unto Daniel, Art thou that Daniel, which art of the children of the captivity of Judah, whom the king my father brought out of Jewry?
I have even heard of thee, that the spirit of the gods is in thee, and that light and understanding and excellent wisdom is found in thee.
And now the wise men, the astrologers, have been brought in before me, that they should read this writing, and make known unto me the interpretation thereof: but they could not shew the interpretation of the thing:
And I have heard of thee, that thou canst make interpretations, and dissolve doubts: now if thou canst read the writing, and make known to me the interpretation thereof, thou shalt be clothed with scarlet, and have a chain of gold about thy neck, and shalt be the third ruler in the kingdom.
Then Daniel answered and said before the king, Let thy gifts be to thyself, and give thy rewards to another; yet I will read the writing unto the king, and make known to him the interpretation.
O thou king, the most high God gave Nebuchadnezzar thy father a kingdom, and majesty, and glory, and honour:
And for the majesty that he gave him, all people, nations, and languages, trembled and feared before him: whom he would he slew; and whom he would he kept alive; and whom he would he set up; and whom he would he put down.
But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him:
And he was driven from the sons of men; and his heart was made like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild asses: they fed him with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven; till he knew that the most high God ruled in the kingdom of men, and that he appointeth over it whomsoever he will.
And thou his son, O Belshazzar, hast not humbled thine heart, though thou knewest all this;
But hast lifted up thyself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thou, and thy lords, thy wives, and thy concubines, have drunk wine in them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver, and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know: and the God in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified:
Then was the part of the hand sent from him; and this writing was written.
And this is the writing that was written, Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin.
This is the interpretation of the thing: Mene; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it.
Tekel; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.
Peres; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.
Then commanded Belshazzar, and they clothed Daniel with scarlet, and put a chain of gold about his neck, and made a proclamation concerning him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.
In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain.
And Darius the Median took the kingdom, being about threescore and two years old.” – Daniel 5 (KJV)
James Wesley Rawles June 15, 2019
Yes Sierra Skier, that is a wonderful O.T. story. In that day, one hand and one message, the people knowing it was special. It was the "Word of the Lord". Today, there are thousands of hands with erasers, and lots of chalk, writing on everything, and few believe any of their messages, knowing that most of it is false.
When the Real Hand appears, in the future, few will have the discernment to know the difference. Jim
That is one heck of a story and I would not be at all shocked if it were to happen. We left Ca. for many reasons, falling into the ocean wasn't one of them specifically. In Mammoth we had 3 six point earthquakes the day after Mt. St. Helens blew it's top. Everything is interconnected physically and spiritually, it would not surprise me if this dream of your friend was to come about. Edgar Cayce and the bible both speak about the land changes.
I can only hope the lord dwells with in my temple.
“Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:”
King James Version (KJV)
The pews are filled today, around the globe, and all hope for an entrance into heaven. All are hearing differing views of every doctrine and every scripture. All are following their brand of leadership, thinking that they are the anointed ones, sent to teach and lead the flock. Yet, in the end, we always hear, at funerals, that the departed one is in heaven with Jesus.
Yes, a "remnant" will be saved and a multitude will not enter.
Matthew 7:13-14 King James Version (KJV)
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.