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CHECKING IN and BEARING LINKS (11-05-09)

November 5, 2009
It’s been an interesting week. Megan has been home with the flu (not H1N1) and as such, I’ve also been spending most of the week at home. (except for going to work, but that’s on second shift) Not only has it been a needed break, it’s been an opportunity to spend time with our younger daughter whose schedule is usually so hectic that we oftentimes seem to just “pass each other” en-route to our stations. It’s also been a time of starting to catch up in this blogosphere. It’s been mentioned before, but bears repeating. I oftentimes feel closer to the saints in this venue than those in my own local fellowship. Geographical distance is as nothing between saints who are in one accord and I have more in common with the saints in this venue than those who gather 9 miles to the north of here.
Here’s a few links that are very worthy of being visited. The first is the monthly link to the Last trumpet Newsletter.
AMERICA – AT THE POINT OF NO RETURN (Last Trumpet Newsletter)David Meyers continues to monitor the spiritual conditions of this age and their manifestations in the theater of atoms. The hour is late and scriptural fulfilment is transpiring before our eyes.
THE TRUE CHRISTIAN LIFE (Michael Boldea) This is an admonition to be an authentic city set on a hill. Here’s a brief quote from the post: “When a true Christian is encountered by one in the world, that one cannot remain neutral concerning the things of God.” This is the great commission and each of us are to be participants in whatever setting we find ourselves. Every campaign in this world comes down to a single denominator; that being “priceless eternal souls” hanging in the balance.
A HEBREW REVELATION (Five Peas in a Pod) I’m planning to link to this again in an upcoming post, however, the subject is so important that a link here is warranted.  The book of Hebrews contains extensive warnings about the dangers of drifting and unbelief. We are also encouraged to exhort one another daily as we see the day approaching. We are in an age of astonishing apostasy as the great falling away gathers steam and once steadfast believers give heed to seducing spirits. This post addresses brings attention to this danger and admonishes us to “keep our hearts with all diligence.”
IT’S TIME TO SHAKE THE DUST OFF (dontbefooled666) This post spoke to me and it covers a topic that many of us prefer to not think about. We all love, and pray fervently for, those in our ambience who are not in Christ. Yet a time will come in many of these relationships when we can no longer linger behind. As this world marches headlong toward a global beast government, the separation between saints and aints (I really don’t like using that word, but it rhymes) will run through families, neighborhoods, churches, and lifelong friendships. We must be atuned to the Holy Spirit at all times, be aware of whats transpiring, and love not our lives; even unto death.
HOW DELIVERANCE MINISTRIES LEAD PEOPLE TO BONDAGE (Jeff Harshbarger) In this post, Jeff begins by revisiting a case of demonic possession that transpired back in 1977. It involved a lady from another state who had been raised in a family which was deeply involved with the occult. She came to the ministry for a few days and this became one of the most dramatic cases of deliverance. He then goes into explaining the two primary worldviews concerning spiritual warfare; the one that he held to in earlier times, and the understanding that he has today. The first is the “warfare view” that Jeff subscribed to in the past and that many continue to embrace. The other is the “providential view” which he upholds today.
It’s important to understand these things, because, whether we consider it or not, we are all engaged in spiritual warfare at one level or another. Even the seemingly insignificant battles oftentimes have eternal consequences, based on how we respond. When chaos is ensuing on the home front and the temptation to react is almost unbearable, that’s a theater of spiritual warfare. There are unsaved people in this family, and the enemy is trying to dilute the testimony of Jesus Christ. If he can cause us to react in ways that will promote scattering, our situation becomes much more complicated. (and dangerous)
These final two links come from Scottish Warriors site and are imperative for this hour. As of late, Frank has presented many postings concerning the remnant church and the times that we are living in.
95 THESES TO THE EVANGELICAL CHURCH This post identifies several areas in which apostasy has taken hold in many churches today; leaving them with a form of godliness that’s powerless to transform lives. The magnitude of this condition is beyond comprehension and reveals all the more the perilosity of this age.
BEHOLD THE LAMB: A WORD TO GODS REMNANT PEOPLE “This will cause every saint to cheer!” We are, at this present moment, staring into the face of a coming tribulation which Jesus said would surpass all others in history. Yet we are not to become enfatuated with the events which are coming to pass. We are not to be downtrodden and we are not to give audience to the lies that the enemy will hurl in our direction. Rather, we are to look steadfastly upon the Lord Jesus Christ, who causes us to be more than conquerors and overcomers of this present world. We must place our complete confidence in him. WOO HOO! 
Well I need to be closing for now. The passages at the bottom of this post are not really in conjunction with the material above. They were from the draft of a post that never made it to the “publish” button.  Nonetheless, they are important passages and so they shall remain.
Thanks to all who have taken time to stop by this week. Blessings always in Jesus name.
 Colossians 2:14 “Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross.”
Revelation 22:18-19 “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book.
And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”
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5 comments

  1. I haven’t chased down your links (aside from the Last Trumpet) yet, but will. I absolutely agree that our reaction impacts a person’s choice about Jesus. It’s something that I am guilty of and feel badly about. I was interested in hearing more about your tract passing day with CR. Since I’ve received my tracts in the mail, I haven’t come in contact with anyone who is passing out adverts. Take care.


  2. Hi Code. This is also an area in which I’ve done much damage over the years. A lot of the complications in my household today are directly related to the season of rebellion that I was in when the kids were younger. The Lord brought me out of it, but I often wonder how much different things would be today, had I not drifted so far off course for a time.

    As for Chicago, we distributed a lot of tracts last Friday. The time of day, coupled with the less than ideal weather conditions, made one on one conversations hard to come by as everyone was rushing here and there, but it was still very good. (Usually in-depth conversations are easier to enter into in parks, bus stops, or other places where people are in a more stationary situation)

    We came across another guy who was also sharing the gospel near the Adams street bridge. He lives and works in the city and appeared to be utilizing his lunch break to spread the good news. I’m praying about going back to Chicago in early December; at which time Sabin (another saint) wants to go along with CR and I. Sabin is really tall and this could prove to be interesting.

    One comical aspect of the day was what could be termed the “Great Umbrella Massacre” I’ve never seen so many umbrellas collapse as their owners failed to properly adjust to the swirling winds. Every trach can that we passed by had mangled umbrellas sticking out of it. (Amazingly my $5.00 Wal Mart umbrella survived)

    Thanks so much for taking time to stop by. Blessings always in Jesus name


  3. Dear brother,
    You said, “I oftentimes feel closer to the saints in this venue than those in my own local fellowship. Geographical distance is as nothing between saints who are in one accord and I have more in common with the saints in this venue than those who gather 9 miles to the north of here.” How that bears witness in my spirit also! I am greatly troubled by the fact that, not only in my own church do I not find ONE SINGLE Christian who can see what my husband and I see or understand the times we live in, but we cannot find anyone in our city (and we live in a BIIIIIIIIGGGGGGGG city!) either! Yet we have found all of you here, in the blogosphere, so I do praise God for the Internet! In the home front, it’s just hubby, myself and the kids (our kids, who are all under 8, and I don’t mean to brag, have more discernment that most Christians around us…). But here we have a large family, and I have been praying for God to hook me up with likeminded believers, and He is doing just that… Thank you Jesus!


  4. Hi KB. Thanks for taking time to stop in. I have often wondered what it would be like in these days to not have this electronic forum, but to be restriced somewhat to the status quo Christianity of our day. I mean I’ve been in churches that are so compromised, that just being there causes an ill feeling. Increasingly, it’s becomeing more real about the Laodiceans being in danger of being Spewed out. I praise God for all of the remnant saints that I’ve come into contact with out here.

    I first learned of you through a comment on Acidris blog, which I just learned of a couple of days ago. I’m looking forward to reading more of what’s posted there. I short work the Lord is doing in these days. I will keep you and your household in prayer as we are in very strange times.

    Blessings always in Jesus name.


  5. God bless you and your family as well, Timbob!



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