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The Thinning Veil

Posted: January 16, 2013 in Be Mindful
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I have heard a few talk about the Veil that separates the spiritual and physical dimension / plane beginning to wax thin as we start the “new age”.  There are many other details about this that I have heard, and although it is usually the secular / dark religions that speak of this, I heard it spoke of by some well-established christians in this instance.  All they said, was that during Jesus’ time, this Veil might have become thin, allowing the disciples to do such marvelous works.. and that this same thing may be happening now.

I would not have given this much thought, other than the gaps between the righteous and the wicked opening up.  On that note, it is getting harder to be a fence-sitter.. decide what side you want to be on, and make every effort to stay on that side.  Anyway, I keep having odd dreams.. which normally doesn’t happen to me… at least, not any that I would think are worth sharing. Noteable dreams appear to be happening more frequently now, and I am still not sure of their origins, but I am anxious to have full communion with my Father.

In this instance, that I feel compelled to share- If I’d call this dream anything, it would be “Paper People” or “Paper Women”.

It was a fairly dark night sky, no noticeable stars out… only a full moon casting light upon the tree tops.  I heard a laugh, or a cackle in the sky, and looked up towards the moon to catch a view of 3 women flying towards me.  As they got within about 30 yards, they looked rather attractive, and acted as though they were having alot of fun.  You know, when someone gets closer to you, they appear larger than they were far away- our depth perception.  In this case, these women seemed to stay the same size- because they were shrinking as they got close.  By the time they got to me, they were reduced to paper cutouts that floated as falling leaves, into my open hand. I took notice to occultish symbols writ on them.. one of them had a girl’s name written on it.  I carried them with me throughout the rest of the dream, trying to understand them- and at the same time, my flesh was curious if I could make them “Real” people again.  I also noticed that when I participated in worldly and fleshly thoughts, that these paper cutouts would puff up, and transform into dolls- and begin to become flesh again, until I turned back to righteousness.

See, my wife was taken from me.. and I, just like any human has faults, and fleshly lusts.  So sometimes the prince of this world sends distractions to me.  He does this with alot of ministers- because most men are vulnerable in this area.  The thing is, that their power is reduced by the time they get to me… and let’s say, the connection fizzles out, before it’s even established.  My flesh desires fleeting promises of temporary indulgence (hence the paper), but my spirit knows God is protecting me.. My Father truly knows me, and knows my weaknesses better than I do.  I am thankful for such communications to let me know what he’s doing. However, I am really anxious for that pit stop, in which he finally delivers me from such compulsive, evil behavior. The day he prepares, strengthens, sanctifies, and restores me for the stumbling blocks ahead on The Last Mile.

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Hopeful Community

Posted: December 20, 2012 in Be Mindful
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Two-score and eight months ago, I had to work hard to bring friends, family, neighbors, and acquaintances up to speed on the ominous direction this nation is headed in, and on the impending plans for a one world government, meticulously dropping facts and pieces of information that people could check for themselves, and at a customized rate they could handle. After getting out, meeting a few new faces, and finding that I could openly discuss these things with strangers as I would, with the awakened trail-blazers of a few years ago- I am hopeful, for not only my fellow christians, but for mankind in general. While there are still some zombified persons out there, the majority of people are now awakening on a political, economic, and spiritual level it seems. I pray that when things get super tough, that we can all reach out to one another, as a community- the way our forebearers have done in the past, and rout those who are responsible for the evil to befall us in the future… and by the eternal God, be sanctified as precious metal through that fire, to shine forth as he intended.

I have no doubt that this entry will make alot of people angry.  I know, that when I first learned such things I got angry at times, and ended up broken on the truth.  Nobody likes finding out that they’ve been deceived, let alone for so long.  So don’t shoot the messenger.. think about it.. pray about it.  If you were sinning against God, wouldn’t you like to know about it, and make corrections?  Oftentimes we have to swallow a lump of pride in order to do so.  If you were in some foreign country, let’s say China for the time being- The food you ate would most likely be Chinese.  The clothes you wore would probably be Chinese.  The books you read would probably be Chinese.  The goods you bought would likewise be Chinese.  The music you heard, Chinese.  The language you spoke would also be Chinese.  Would someone really have to tell you this?  “Hey, that’s Chinese!”  Likewise brothers and sisters, it should be no surprise that most of your surroundings, the things you partake of, and the events you participate in, are of this World and the Prince thereof.

You shouldn’t have to be told that TV show you’re watching is worldly and evil.  Nobody should have to tell you that many of our traditions are pagan.  Nobody should have to tell you that many of your possessions are idols. You shouldn’t have to be told that the education system, the banking system, the political system, the economic system, etc. is all AGAINST YOU- If you’re a child of the most high and eternal God.

Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Romans 1:21-25

This scripture is extremely common today..  You go into people’s homes, and it seems like everybody collects graven images of some sort- usually of animals.  …And they say, “Well I don’t worship it.”, as if that makes it okay.  Like they can have a Buddha statue or a Quija board in their home, just as long as they don’t worship it. People tend to group two of the commandments together, and forget that the first one says not to even create such things!  ..and the second, definitely don’t worship it! Furthermore it says that these actions will curse your children, your grandchildren, and your great grandchildren.

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
Exodus 20:4-5

..and what is worship?  Paying omage to, tribute, salute, bow, serve, pledge, ritual?  Could you imagine Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego pledging allegiance to any objects?  And Satan will even use tools of salvation for evil. Let’s see what happened to the Brass Serpent that God commanded Moses to make, in order to save the Israelites.

He removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan. 2 Kings 18:4

The fools began to worship a tool.. to worship the creation more than the creator.  …And we have no right to shake our heads and say, “Boy, were those Israelites stupid!”.  Because most of us have all done the same thing.. pledging allegiance to the Bible, which is a tool given by inspiration of God.

…And where do we spend most of our time.  What owns our thoughts?  I’ve heard many preachers give sermons about this, so I’ll stop there.  Speaking of which, many pastors will often be worshipped as well.  I’ve only delivered a handful of messages years ago, and I know people intended just to be encouraging- but Satan will even use that for evil when we are not careful.  I know quite a few who don’t have time for anybody, because they think too highly of themselves.  ..and you can’t tell them this, because most of them have been to cemetary school nowadays and aren’t teacheable anymore.

What about our traditions and holidays?  Where did they actually come from?  Ashtar/Ishtar eggs, bunny rabbits, satan claus, holly wood, samhein, etc..?

Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.  Jeremiah 10:2-4

Do you read the horoscope, fortune cookies, and consult mediums?

There shall not be found among you any one that makes his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that uses divination, or sorcery, or interprets omens, or is a witch, Or casts spells, or is a medium, or a wizard, or consults the dead. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD your God does drive them out from before you. Deuteronomy 18:10-12

What about our music?  Who does it glorify?  Does it mention the name of Jesus?  Does it use pipes, tabrets, and timbrels?  The movies and shows you watch?  Sad to say, television may have served some good purposes in the past, but is full of deceit, demoralization, and brainwashing nowadays.  It has been used to shape a false-reality around us.  Even if the “programming” seems to be clean and good, there are signals embedded to hypnotize- and it can even be used to KILL YOU.  Case in point, the Pokemon movie that caused mass seizures in Japan.  There have been skilled hypnotists that has taken a man, and through hypnosis, made him unable to see his daughter.  She stood right in front of him, and he couldn’t see her… but he could count the number of fingers the hypnotist was holding up behind her.  How much stuff are we not able to see, and how much do we miss out on?!

What about our tongue?  Does it glorify God?

If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. James 1:26
For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!  James 3:2-5

What about the clothes you wear?  Do they encourage lustful thoughts in others, and cause your brother or sister to sin?  What kinds of things are written and printed on your clothes?

The food you eat?  Do you eat to live, or live to eat?

For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things. Philippians 3:18-19

Truth be told, while the TV says you can only go a few days without food or water, if you are a true child of God, a part of the bride of Christ, you don’t need to depend on such things as much as you have been led to believe.  Even practitioners of the occult fast for 40 days…

And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live. Deuteronomy 8:3

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.  Hosea 4:6

And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent. Acts 17:30

The list of “Do’s” is easier to remember than the list of “Do not’s”  Let everyone be persuaded in their own mind.

Although God has given me wisdom and skills beyond my own means, I do worry about myself from time to time, especially being on The Last Mile.  …My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.  But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

Strange Dream

Posted: November 19, 2012 in Be Mindful
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Never thought I’d be posting anything like this.  There is alot to be said about dreams.. but most of the time, for most people, they are influenced by demons and unclean spirits more often than by the finger of God.  So, I never thought there’d be one that I should say anything about.  …and if anything, this is mainly for my record, should it come up in the future.  When you dream, you’re on the astral plane/spirit realm- which is why things can change so quickly, and time may move at a different pace but still in the same direction.

Anywhoo, I cannot tell whether this happening was of God, or of evil.  I was in a place with European / Asian buildings.  I thought maybe it was Russia, Israel, Greece, or maybe even somewhere like Britain. Some place like that.  I met a young girl, who seemed afraid for her life.  She didn’t have any papers/passport and was afraid of getting found out.  She guarded a book, until she gave it to me.  I understood her well, and got the feeling that she was British or of Western European origin.. I could be wrong though.  The book she gave me was in some strange language, I thought it could be Greek, Aramaic, or even Russian.  It didn’t look Eastern, but it wasn’t the alphabet I’m used to either.  On the cover, I couldn’t read most of it, but I got that it said something about a gospel of Alleppo/Alleppa..  I took the book from the girl, and gave her a compact KJV, and we parted ways.

I woke up kinda sorrowful about all this for some reason.. kinda sad for the girl, and for having to part ways with her- I really felt like she was family.  …and then about a half-hour after getting out of bed, rather than forgetting about the dream, it came back to mind, and I looked some things up.  ..and so happened, that a few things looked familiar to me.

Alleppo

Alleppo Citadel

Alleppo Citadel

Alleppo Codex

Alleppo Codex

Alleppo Codex

From what I gather, maybe this girl was trying to preserve the Alleppo Codex, perhaps while all this war is tearing Syria apart.  Maybe I was supposed to pray for the book, or for the girl, whoever she is.  Perhaps she’s symbolic of the Bride of Christ.. maybe an actual person.  Maybe I was supposed to pray for the Gospel in general.. anyhow, prayer is needed, whether this dream be of God, or of the darkside.  Maybe the whole dream was demonic influence… but if it compels me to pray, then they have failed miserably at their goal and should be cast into the dungeon of the dragon for punishment, in Jesus Christ’s name, so be it.

I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. 1 Corinthians 9:26-27

For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. 2 Timothy 4:6-8

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6

Finish the work.. Finish the course.  There are a few reasons why they say it is a straight and narrow way..  One of these, most people figure out.. that if something is popular with the world, there is most likely something wrong with it.  The other- once you are called according to God’s purpose (Romans 8:28), you are put on a new course..  a new track to run, if you will.. one that is all planned out for you. (Jeremiah 29:11)  When you get to the part of the track to learn patience, you may go through many trials.. or you could get it fairly easy, and end up having to ride into work with a guy that stops at 3 or more places every day after work.  When you need to learn how important forgiveness is, and about the forgiveness and love of God and of Christ, your spouse may leave you.. and then you’ll know how it feels for Jeremiah 3:1 to be manifest in your own life, to follow the example God set in the Old Testament, and follow the example Jesus Christ has set to this very day with a bride who continues to commit adultery with the world and the prince thereof.  When it comes time for humbling and the final reaping of what you’ve sown, especially nowadays- you may find yourself in a forced labor camp.  ..I can’t say that I don’t dread the thought of a “FEMA camp” or the likes thereof, but if that’s what it takes for Christ’s work to be completed in me, then so be it.  Didn’t Paul, Peter, and John endure numerous labors?  Didn’t Jesus have to carry his own cross? He could have forced those soldiers to kill him on the spot, but he embraced his cross.  How many opportunities in life have you given up, just because of who you follow?  I digress..  When a christian comes to the end years of their life, you’ll notice how they increase in generosity, love, kindness, and patience.  They feed every animal and person they come into contact with.. they give a helping hand when possible. They don’t sue when a hospital causes the death of their spouse through carelessness.  So it is with all of God’s children..

I was told by God a while back, that I was stuck in a house of mirrors.  I was looking at my own self, my own failures and righteousness.. rather than looking unto Jesus to deliver me from evil and to finish the work he has began in me.  Instead of looking at my own acts, I should be looking at the things I am free from- the works God has wrought upon me.  I shall not die, but live and declare the works of the Lord.  It is very hard to recognize the course, and to run it when you have some sins that seem major, in your life.  Addictions and compulsive behaviors, that one who is a servant to righteousness doesn’t wish to be in bondage to.  When do I get to the part of the course where I am free from those things God?  When and How will I be delivered from such things?  You try the reigns of the heart, and know all the roots of my problems.. I trust you.

A fella goes out the door and says he has to rake leaves.. You see him pass by the yard rake, and you scratch your head wondering what he’s upto.  He goes into the garage, and comes out with a socket wrench and a nut.  He goes over to a wheel barrow, and fixes one of the legs on it… grabs the rake, puts away the wrench, and begins to rake leaves as he exits the garage heading towards the wheel barrow, which he then uses to carry the leaves to a pile of brush.  I see God pass by the rake, and I scratch my head.. but I have to trust him, more so even now, than ever before.

God’s plans are so absolute for our lives, knowing before the foundation of the world what actions he would have to take, in order to keep us on track. So much so, that he has chastised me sore in times past, but not given me over to death- although I came very close a time or two. I pray that I am able to finish the course, and that Jesus will win and gain the glory from this all.. I pray that I’ll be thoroughly furnished with patience, meekness, temperance, kindness, persistence, and long-suffering so that I may complete- The Last Mile.

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11

Thank you, to a dear friend of mine, for forcing me to ponder these things today, by the will of God.

Grow!

Posted: September 20, 2012 in Be Mindful
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You know, we witness record numbers of families splitting up these days, our kids getting zombified, increasing numbers of people on their way to prison, and an increasing culture of trendies who think population control is cool.  The country is going to hell in a hand basket.. and there are a number of reasons why, but one of them I was pondering tonight- We have a bunch of spoiled little boys who won’t be, or don’t know how to be men.  The princesses don’t help either, but that could be sorted out if we were all right, and taking our Biblical roles responsibly.  A bunch of rebellious boys who didn’t get enough discipline or love growing up, and that’s where they stayed.  Stunted growth.  They hate God, and they won’t come under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.  He is absolutely everything, or he is nothing.  These fellas amass wealth, and toys, and all manner of possessions, and then when that doesn’t satisfy their void, they attempt to fill it with entertainment.  Some people may look at them, and think they got it all.  They might even try to convince themselves and other people of that too.  They know as well as I do, that their whole life is absolutely worthless apart from Jesus Christ.  Worthless!  It’s all wood, hay, and stubble.. and it’ll all burn in eternity!  Not even a legacy to leave behind!  They know they’re empty!  Yet they go through the same routine each and every day, never attempting to change anything or grow at all. Let’s just ignore the inevitable and entertain ourselves some more.  Well, I’d feel the same way if I didn’t have this goal to work towards- and this one will last through eternity.  My real life won’t even really start, until the day I leave this physical body. Until then, I drag this cross along as always.. some days I can barely pick it up and move a couple of steps.  I’ll sure be glad when this is all over.  ..and I hope you aren’t one who’s dreading the last mile.

Christian Powertools

Posted: August 26, 2012 in Be Mindful

If you as a christian, only knew the power available to you as a follower of Christ, the darkside would be toast.  I have sought it out painstakingly, and even still yet, I have only seen the tip of the cornerstone.  We are able to cast out demons, heal the sick, communicate with the creator of the universe, share the gospel of Jesus Christ, do creative miracles, and even strike fear into the minds of lions. Yet most of us are unable to come to our full potential- it is extremely hard to live the righteous lifestyle that allows us to do such things.  We know that Satan hands out all kinds of power to his agents.. demonic power is easily acquired.. but it is not even close to being as potent as the power of God.  This is why I’m writing today about FASTING.  It is the best tool we have, whatever level you are on.

Fasting has many uses and is a good tool to discipline the body and loosen the bands that evil spirits have placed on us. (1 Corinthians 9:26-27) However, there is one area I want to focus on today.. getting the breakthrough in prayer. When the Bible says to Humble yourself and Pray, it is basically saying to Fast and Pray.  Pride blocks our communication with God at times.. it is one of the most dangerous of sins, and is the very sin that was responsible for Lucifer/Satan being kicked out of the 3rd heaven.  So God has given us this tool of fasting, which Jesus himself did for 40 days after he was Baptized.  You do not want to pray for God to humble you… because you’ll find yourself in the most humiliating situation, and wonder “Why is this happening to me?!”.  Fasting for any amount of time is good, but 40 days without food is the goal you want to shoot for when seeking a big breakthrough.  You can even speed up the process by going without sleep as well.  No Food nor Sleep is what we call the “Ruth Fast”…  A diet of only fruit and vegetables is what we call a “Daniel Fast”.  No food, you could call a “Moses Fast” if you’d like… but most the time people like Moses, and Jesus didn’t even have water either.  However, I don’t recommend refusing your body water, unless you’re as close to God as they were.

Fasting is also used by the darkside, and probably more often than christians do.  Fasting opens you up to the spirit realm, and this is why Prayer is extremely important during fasting.  If you don’t want evil spirits, then you’d best remember to pray.  …and as far as the breakthrough you’re seeking, don’t forget to “Pray Through”.  Just a few decades ago, churches wouldn’t close for hours after service, because people were still at the altar sobing, and pouring their heart out to God, to Pray through the 2nd heaven, to the throne room of God.  There’s alot of evil spirits in the 2nd heaven that would like to hinder your prayers, so the more muscle you can put behind them, the better.  Dump the pride, Pray by mouth (Proverbs 18:21), and seek after God’s ear as though it were $100,000 which you had lost earlier in the day.  That’s another reason why we don’t get the break through.  We seek the face of God as though we were looking for a nickel.  If ya don’t find it, no big deal…  I say all this, because there’s alot of power in the written and spoken word… and this is where I’m personally at on the last mile.  Seeking the face of God himself.  I’ve heard several testimonies of people who sought God, and they sought with all their heart (Jeremiah 29:13) and after they had strained and knocked, he came!  These were all men from different times, and different places.. and they sought with different methods.  One man sat up all night in an army barracks crying, “I won’t let you go, until you bless me”..  Another prayed for a few hours a night off and on for several months saying, “Lord, you said if I seek you, I will find you.. You said it Lord, please come!”  Another man fasted for roughly 35 days, and the Lord told him to keep fasting a few more days, that he had something special for him.  They all testified of the same blue-colored mist coming down, and they all fell on the ground terrified.  One of these men cried out to God, to stay back, because he thought he would die.  Another was curled up in a fetal position thinking, “God’s come to kill me!”  They were crushed under the weight of God’s glory, and delivered of many evil spirits all at once.  … And then the fear left as the evil spirits did, and they were filled with Joy, Peace, Love, and Righteousness.  This is what I want, and I hope you do too.  It is one thing to hear a still small voice, but to have such a relationship with God, that it’s an audible voice is what I seek.  It is a marvelous thing when God gets ahold of a man.. but even more marvelous and wonderful when a man gets ahold of God!  I would rather die than to go on living without the presence and power of God in my life!

Demons will definitely try to stop you from doing this.. but maybe if we all storm the gates together, by the mercy of God, some of us can break through.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. – Proverbs 18:21

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. – Jeremiah 29:13

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways;  then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. – 2 Chronicles 7:14

I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. 1 Corinthians 9:26-27