Central Alberta, Canada
| Re: The Refiners Fire for the Church - and the Destruction of the wicked.|
I believe that a Great Revival and an awakening will occur during the Great Tribulation.
Revival and an Awakening, the rebuilding of the "Grand Old Mansion"...and the time of the harvest:
During the time of unprecedented persecution against Christians (were denominational barriers shall fall), and in the midst of global chaos, there will be a revival and an awakening and a move of the Spirit of God, ...such as has not been seen to this day, no not even in the beginning...for God shall pour out of His Holy Spirit upon the Body of Christ ...to strengthen and purify/beautify the Bride of the Lamb, that she may be pure and holy - and without spot or blemish, or any such thing...and her gown shall be as white as snow....many will turn to the Lord during this time in a global revival.
The Prophet Daniel said... but the people that know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. And they that are wise among the people shall instruct many; yet they shall fall by the sword and by flame, by captivity and by spoil, many days...
...And some of them that are wise shall fall, to refine them, and to purify, and to make them white, even to the time of the end; because it is yet for the time appointed. And the king [Antichrist] shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods; and he shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished; for that which is determined shall be done. Neither shall he regard the gods of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall magnify himself above all. ...And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High.
During this time of Great Tribulation, the Lord Jesus stands by His saints, as they wash their garments in the blood of the Lamb, as they ready and prepare themselves to leave the earth, as they leave all their sins behind, which seem to fall off like scales from their eyes, as their eyes are opened, and the love of the Holy Spirit fills their hearts.
All worldliness, all lust and covetousness, all idolatry, all sins of divers manner fall away from them, as they purify themselves in the blood of the Lamb in true holiness, as they repent of their sins and are purified in the Holy Spirit and the love of God. They are made as white as snow...for the Bride makes herself ready. Such is the unfettered work of the Holy Spirit in them; it is God in them that purifies them so. The Holy Spirit fills every Christian, who will no longer desire the spoils of Egypt, the plunder and excess of Babylon.
During Great and Severe Tribulation and Trial, such as the world has never seen, God grants His elect repentance, and remembers them according to His mercy; He forgives them for all their sins and for their backsliding, and remembers them no more; He washes them in the Blood of the Lamb so that they will be clean. God allows the foundation of repentance, and allows a broken and contrite and humble spirit within them...so that they may repent, so that they may return to the God of their salvation fully, with a pure heart, and with clean and undefiled and holy hands.
...They overcome the Antichrist and his mark by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they love not their lives unto death.
They pray to God "Grant to us, oh Lord, the gift of your Holy Spirit, and purify us from the world, through Jesus Christ our Lord - Amen."
The Great Tribulation must come, even as it written that it should. Each day, we see this time known as the "Great Tribulation" drawing closer and closer...the day is even at hand. I know this is going to be a terrible time for the Earth, as most of the Earth's population will perish, but I am grateful that my eyes shall witness the coming of the Lord Jesus in His Glory. We are to be of good courage, and not faint, and we shall inherit a crown of life. God bless Israel and the Jews, from whom came the Holy Scriptures, which has made us wise to salvation, which is in Jesus.
I like what David Wilkerson has to say:
There is simply no possible, failsafe way to prepare for whats coming.
Of course, God will prepare His people concerning what to do, how to act wisely, and how to lay aside what is needed. But that should never be the focus of Christs Bride.
I assure you, if youre making spiritual preparations getting your heart in order, dealing with sin, calling on the Lord with greater intensity, trusting in His word, building up your faith then your readying yourself for anything.
Youll be able to face a depression, losses and privations, calamities all around. Youll be ready for all troubled waters, floods, fiery furnaces, persecutions, crop failures, droughts, shortages, and sicknesses. But most of all, youll be ready to hear the trumpet of God in the last hour. Youll be prepared to march into the wedding feast to be untied with Christ...
...I believe the covenant that God has made with us holds the secret to perfect peace, no matter what storm may come.
I believe only a remnant of those who call themselves Christians will be kept from the hour of testing but so as through the fire, just like the 3 Hebrew Children was kept by the super-natural power of God.
The Apostle Paul seemed to know when the rapture would take place. 1 Corinthians 15:52 states: in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
The only other place in the New Testament where it talks about trumpets at the time of the end is in the Book of Revelation; the last trumpet is the seventh trumpet where the Kingdom is proclaimed. The seven trumpets precede the bowl judgements, or the wrath of God. I do not believe that Christians will be on the earth during the bowl judgements; I believe the rapture takes place at the seventh trumpet.
| 2010/3/26 2:23||Profile|
Central Alberta, Canada
| I Proclaim The Kingdom Of Jesus Christ!|
I could have put this in its own thread, but I decided to put it here because I feel it is related to the vision I had and recorded here at the beginning of this thread.
On Aug 27 2010 at approximately 4:30 A.M. the Lord gave me this dream, and I feel it is about what is coming to/for the Body of Christ - His Church:
A revival and persecution coming...
I was a preacher, one of two preachers of righteousness,(the much lesser one). And in this dream we were encountering a lot of opposition from preaching from Babylon (which was a political institution that governed). The opposition that came was from a massive amount of ice that was sitting on top of the Church placed there by Babylon, and on top of the ice was toxic poison so as it could not be easily removed.
It did not seem that I was amounting to much of anything, but I was very zealous for the things of God. While the other preacher was out preaching his message, I went after the ice with a vengeance to remove it, but "the powers that be" did not like it.
I removed the ice, slab by slab, until I got to the very last one, and when I got to the last one I was careful removing it so as not to get any toxic poison on me, and lifted the slab of toxic ice over my head (The Spirit of the Lord was upon me with much zeal!) I took the ice slab to the city of Babylon (what was representative of it) and cast the ice before it so that it shattered into uncountable pieces. After this, being full of the Holy Ghost, I said...."I PROCLAIM THE KINGDOM OF JESUS CHRIST"!!!! Seven times did I say this with such zeal and power in my voice that my voice thundered!
After this, I noticed that the "powers that be" (the spiritual wickedness in high places) had taken great notice of what just transpired, and I knew from that point that a great war was about to begin (a war between the powers of God and that of evil)....and then I woke up from the dream and typed it out.
| 2010/9/6 17:26||Profile|
| Re: I Proclaim The Kingdom Of Jesus Christ!|
Hmmm . . . I was just reading Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 19 - about his breaking of the vessel as a sign - that the vessel could not be reassembled because it was no longer soft clay - that it had become brittle.
The Lord has me digging into the problem of the music that has overtaken our worship services. Specifically the drums - that Tophet means drums and that drums specifically were used to drown the cries of the children being burned by the fire.
Could it be that by using these drums in our worship services, that we are summoning demons into the service and that these demons are what has come in like a flood and is binding the church? That by the use of these drums we are actually participating in the worshiping of idols? That we have taken "things" into our own hands and are not worshiping God as He has commanded us to do, but rather gone our own way and entered into gross sin?
| 2010/9/6 18:22||Profile|
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HeartSong, you are wading into some treacherous waters with your observations about drum use in worship services.
You make some interesting points, points that are worth considering that demands more research.
Thanks for sharing...
| 2010/9/6 18:35||Profile|
Central Alberta, Canada
| 2010/9/6 21:10||Profile|
Central Alberta, Canada
| Grand Old Mansion|
I hope the Lord is smiling upon you all, and filling you with His love. As you know, the time is now short, and the day is far spent.
Soon a great calamity is going to strike the Earth and there will be no remedy for humanity except to turn to God or to die in their sins. The Lord Jesus is not only going to destroy rebellion from among the lost of humanity, but he is going to destroy them among His House that are NOT His too.
It's called the time of the separation of the wheat from the tares and it is at hand. Our God is going to take away dead lifeless religion and destroy it!
Holiness and religion with out personal holy intimacy with the Father is dead religion, likewise holy intimacy without proper structure is also just as dead. I could go on with this but I won't.
...to repeat this
I believe the time for this vision to come to pass(recored at the beginning of this thread) is even at the door. There is a remnant, whom God is calling out into the wilderness, whom He has chosen and set apart for this time that is before us. There will be a great falling away from God, of all of humanity (Adams race) which includes some of the fractured parts of that which is also known as the church.
I do not believe that the R/C church is in the way of the Lord at all, and neither is most of what is known as established denominations, Protestant, evangelical or otherwise.
The collapse of the Grand Old Mansion is imminent, the judgement has gone out, because of what man in his vanity has done to it. They have turned intimate relationship with the Father into empty dead lifeless religion, and the Lord will collapse this old house now (except for the core part or remnant) and will rebuild His Church from the remnants of the ruins from the ground up. This occurs during the time of the Great Tribulation which we must go through as a body
During the time of unprecedented persecution against Christians, and in the midst of all the global chaos (Great Tribulation), there will be a revival and a move of the Spirit of God,
such as has not been seen to this day, no not even in the beginning
for God shall pour out of His Holy Spirit upon the Body of Christ
to strengthen and purify/beautify the Bride of the Lamb, that she may be pure and holy and without spot or blemish, or any such thing
and her gown shall be as white as snow
.many will turn to the Lord during this time in a global revival which is the rebuilding of the Grand Old Mansion of which it is also written:
The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former, says the LORD of hosts. And in this place I will give peace, says the LORD of hosts. Haggai 2:9
| 2011/6/8 1:08||Profile|
| Re: Grand Old Mansion.|
Yes, as i was reading your dream that is what it seemed like to me too; that the dilapidated mansion in your dream represented the house of God/churches. I rejected the notion of there being a "revival" which you spoke of, until in another of your posts you state the revival is going to be during the Great Trib.
It is written that before the coming of the Lord there shall be widespread apostasy. Don't we have that now? From what i can tell, all the mainline denoms have apostasized (although there may be *individual* churches within them here and there that are still standing for Truth).
| 2011/6/8 3:54|
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The Lord has me digging into the problem of the music that has overtaken our worship services. Specifically the drums - that Tophet means drums and that drums specifically were used to drown the cries of the children being burned by the fire. Could it be that by using these drums in our worship services, that we are summoning demons into the service and that these demons are what has come in like a flood and is binding the church? That by the use of these drums we are actually participating in the worshiping of idols? That we have taken "things" into our own hands and are not worshiping God as He has commanded us to do, but rather gone our own way and entered into gross sin?
AMEN. People need to start asking, Why are drums never,ever mentioned anywhere in scripture as an instrument that the Lord requests us to worship Him with, even though drums have been around for THOUSANDS of years being easily made from animal hide. They are one of thee earliest instruments, if not the first, so it's curious they are never once named as aan instrument which Almighty GOD wants us to worship Him with.
As for the demons, they might have been there well before the drums were brought in; maybe they are the reason they WERE brought in--because of too many goats among the sheep or goats in high places.
| 2011/6/8 4:02|
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Earendel, today i found this article on sermonaudio and it reminded me of your dream of the decrepit mansion:
PORN'S DESTRUCTION INFILTRATING CHURCHES
Posted on May 27, 2011 | by Tom Strode
LINTHICUM HEIGHTS, Md. (BP)--Foes of pornography are losing, and an onslaught of sexual attacks likely will result, Southern Baptist ethicist Richard Land believes.
"We're losing this war. We haven't lost it, but we're losing it," Land, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, said at a conference on porn and sex exploitation. "And if you don't think we're losing it, you spend time with college-age young people, and you'll find out we're losing."
He described hardcore, online pornography as "the greatest danger this country faces."
"[I]t is destroying our culture. It is destroying our families. It is destroying our children," Land said.
Sexually graphic material online is destroying men's lives especially, he said. "Their ability to be the husbands and the fathers God intended them to be is being shriveled and shrunk and stifled and twisted and distorted by exposure to ever more hardcore, Internet pornography," Land told conference participants.
The fall-out in the next decade from the problem could be devastating to women, he said
"I believe that we are looking at in the next 10 years truly an avalanche, a tsunami of sex crimes against women and girls, because we've got a generation of boys that have been exposed at an earlier and earlier age to hardcore pornography," Land said. "And the mathematics are a certain number who view it will become addicted to it, a certain number who become addicted to it will eventually act out what they've seen on screen."
Land gave his warning at the Convergence Summit, an April 13-14 meeting in suburban Baltimore focusing on the battle against sexual exploitation in a digital age. Government, business, education and religious leaders from across the United States gathered to address solutions to pornography via new technology such as mobile devices, as well as the related problems of prostitution and sex trafficking.
Christians and the Gospel ministry have not escaped the reach of porn, Land said."Internet pornography is in your church. If your church has got more than 50 members, it's in your church," he told the audience. "I can tell you hardcore pornography is on the seminary campus. It's on the Christian college campus. It's in the pastorate. It's on the staff."
Its prevalence among staff members has been disclosed when some churches have decided to begin daycare centers to reach out to their communities, Land said. In preparing to provide coverage for churches, insurance companies typically research what is being viewed online in the church's buildings.
"I can't tell you the number of broken-hearted pastors who have called me when they have discovered what some of their trusted church staff have been looking at on church computers," he said.
His wife, Rebekah, and fellow psychologists focusing on marriage and family counseling say pornography is the leading cause of divorce in the United States, Land said: "They just routinely now ask the question, 'What have you been watching? What have you been looking at?' And the men are so surprised: 'How did you know?'"
Statistics support Land's concern:
-- A 2008 study of undergraduate and graduate students ages 18-26 showed that 69 percent of the men and 10 percent of the women viewed pornography more than once a month. The study was published in the Journal of Adolescent Research.
-- A Pew Research Center Internet & American Life Project survey released in December 2009 showed that 15 percent of those ages 12-17 who own cell phones had received a "sext" message.
-- In 2009, the fourth-most searched word on the Internet for kids ages 7 and under was "porn," according to data by OnlineFamily.Norton.com. For all kids -- those up to age 18 -- sex was No. 4, porn No. 5.
-- A Time magazine story about a 2003 meeting of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers showed that, of the 350 attendees, 62 percent said the "Internet played a significant role in divorces in the past year, with excessive interest in online porn contributing to more than half of such cases."
There is no debate about pornography's addictive nature, Land said.
"We know it's addictive," he said. "We know how it's addictive. We know how it rewires the brain. It requires [viewers'] sexual response, so that they become focused on self-gratification as opposed to the gratification of their partner. It reduces their sexual partner to the level of an appliance."
Churches need to address the issue, and a grass-roots effort must take hold to persuade the government to act effectively to address the problem, Land told the audience.
"Our pastors need to talk about it from the pulpit," he said. "We need to talk about it in men's groups and in boys' groups. And we need to talk turkey."
Resources on pornography and sexual exploitation recommended through the Convergence Summit website may be accessed at http://www.convergencesummit.net/pdf/Recommended_Resources.pdf.
The Religious Coalition Against Pornography and the Christian organization Pure Hope sponsored the summit.
Compiled by Tom Strode, Washington bureau chief for Baptist Press.
| 2011/6/9 2:58|