Dee Finney's blog  December 8, 2013  page 606  THE LORD OF ISRAEL -  RICK JOYNER

 

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IT ONLY TAKES ONE PERSON TO CHANGE THE WORLD

MARTIN LUTHER

 

Dee Finney's blog

start date July 20, 2011

today's date  December 8, 2013

page 606

TOPIC:  THE LORD OF ISRAEL AND RICK JOYNER

NOTES FROM HIS INTERVIEW WITH JIM BAKKER THIS WEEK.

12-5-13 - MEDITATION CHANNELING OF 'THE LORD OF ISRAEL'

THIS IS EXACTLY AS IT WENT:

" I AM THE LORD OF ISRAEL'

"EARLY ON I WIPED OUT 8 MILLION"

(his voice was a high pitched male sounding like he was from Kentucky)
(I thought to myself, he is definitely not Jehovah)

(I was trying to write down what he was saying so I wouldn't forget)

He said, "YOU CAN WRITE DOWN ANYTHING I TELL YOU, AMIN!"

(The name Amin means 'faithful and trustworthy'.  It's a male name.)

"MANY MILLIONS HAVE BEEN WIPED OUT AND STOOD BACK UP AGAIN.  THIS TIME 'NOT'!

THIS TIME I MEAN BUSINESS.  THIS TIME IT'S SERIOUS AND THIS TIME, WE ARE NOT KIDDING AROUND!  WE MEAN BUSINESS!  YOU EITHER STAND UP AND STAND YOUR GROUND OR YOU SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP WHILE I ROLL OVER YOU!  DO YOU HEAR ME?"

"I said, I hear you!"

He said, "OKAY!  THE LETS GET DOWN TO BUSINESS!"

"YOU WANTED TO CHANNEL AND NOW YOU ARE CHANNELING ME AND I'M TELLING YOU WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO.  WE ARE GOING TO GET RIGHT WITH GOD AND STAND UP AND SERVE HIM."

I said, "How do we do that?"

He said, "FIRST YOU PRAY - YOU PRAY FOR SALVATION.  IF YOU ARE SAVED, YOU CAN GO THROUGH ANYTHING!

YES, I AM JEHOVAH! I AM LORD.  I DON'T ALWAYS SOUND THE SAME.

LAST TIME I TOLD YOU THAT I WANTED THE JEWS TO BECOME CHRISTIAN.  SOME HAVE!  THEY DON'T HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS.  THAT WILL TAKE TOO LONG.  I WANT THEM NOW!  NOW IS THE TIME.  NO TIME IS TOO SOON.!

GET BUSY AND PREACH THE WORD.  THE TIME IS NOW!

I WILL TELL YOU HOW!  FOLLOW MY LEAD!

MORE ON THE 'MORROW'

GOOD NIGHT!

ADONAI!"

JUST SO YOU KNOW WHERE I'M COMING FROM, IS THAT I'VE BEEN VISITED PERSONALLY BY JEHOVAH

 

( JEHOVAH TOLD ME WHO HE WAS IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS WITH HIS LOUD BOOMING VOICE, THAT HE WANTED THE JEWS TO BECOME CHRISTIANS!  (I WAS AFRAID HE WAS GOING TO TELL ME TO GO TO ISRAEL AND TELL THEM PERSONALLY, BUT HE DIDN'T!

THIS WAS IN 2004:

 I heard a booming male voice which said:  "ISRAEL: THE MARRIAGE BOND!"

"Jehovah! Is very hurt. He has built a nation which is being destroyed from inside. He would appreciate help from the United States to turn it around and Christianize it."

DREAM / VISION GIVEN TO ME BY JEHOVAH

When Jehovah gave me a vision about Peace - he showed me that the only way Earth can ever achieve Peace - is to remove every human and animal and bug from the face of the Earth.

How sad is that? But we never stop working to achieve that elusive wish for humanity.

THE DREAM - Feb. 5,  2007 I looked out the window , and saw the countryside and a mountain in the distance.  At the base of the mountain were many trees, cars, houses, trucks, and people.

All of a sudden, a pure white arm came down from the sky - long and stretchy it seemed and its hand picked up everything off the earth but the mountain. There was nothing left.

I woke up and the voice of JEHOVAH boomed into my left ear loudly -   "PEACE!!!"

TO THAT END, I DID THIS WEB PAGE: 

THREE COVENANTS - Dreams of the Great Earth Changes

www.greatdreams.com/sacred/three_covenants.htm - 

2-7-08 - DREAM - I was shown that the time had run out on A______________ ( a type of blessing covenant) that Allah had given to the people. I saw it as three pink emanations ...

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12-7-13 - DREAM - I was downtown in a very large city, with 4 other young women, and I was a young woman as well.  I had invited them to come to a church that had 4 large wooden doors on the front that were about 12 feet tall.  These doors were not double doors, but individual doors side by side.

The plan was that I was going to get married at this church the following day, but I didn't tell them all this, just the one young woman, that I was going to pay for their dinner after the ceremony the following day.  I told her not to tell the others that I was going to pay for their dinner. Only she and I were in the church when I told her that - the other three women didn't know this.

Evidently, only the 4 young women were going to attend the wedding for me.   I and the groom would not be going to dinner with them.  We would have left the church ourselves to go elsewhere alone.

After I told the young woman I was going to pay for their dinner, it became apparent that they weren't going to go to McDonalds, and I was going to have to figure out where they would want to eat, and I would give my credit card number to the restaurant in advance and then they could order whatever they wanted when they got there.

I'd figure that out the following day.

4 doors

REVELATION 3

7  And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth and none shall shut, and that shutteth and none openeth:

I know thy works (behold, I have set before thee a door opened, which none can shut), that thou hast a little power, and didst keep my word, and didst not deny my name.

Behold, I give of the synagogue of Satan, of them that say they are Jews, and they are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

10 Because thou didst keep the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of trial, that hour which is to come upon the whole world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

11 I come quickly: hold fast that which thou hast, that no one take thy crown.

12 He that overcometh, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go out thence no more: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God, and mine own new name.

13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.

14 And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God:

15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

16 So because thou art lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spew thee out of my mouth.

17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and have gotten riches, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art the wretched one and miserable and poor and blind and naked:

18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold refined by fire, that thou mayest become rich; and white garments, that thou mayest clothe thyself, and that the shame of thy nakedness be not made manifest; and eyesalve to anoint thine eyes, that thou mayest see.

19 As many as I love, I reprove and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

21 He that overcometh, I will give to him to sit down with me in my throne, as I also overcame, and sat down with my Father in his throne.

22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.

 

Four Doors that Lead to Faith Development
By Cary S. Miller

People arrived at church for the first Sunday of a four-week stewardship emphasis. They were surprised to see a door with a door frame in the sanctuary, as if workers had neglected to take it to its intended location. But the door was there for a purpose and would stay for each of the next four weeks. Then one additional door and frame appeared each successive Sunday. The doors served an important function. They symbolized what the church had been studying for the past twelve months. During the past year, the congregational focus had been on the "four doors" that lead to faith development. Now, for four Sundays, members were asked to make their personal commitments for the coming year or to "step through each of the four doors as God is leading you."

Door One: Commit to weekly participation in worship.

We worship together because corporate worship provides a different experience than worshipping alone. There is strength in numbers. That one hour a week spent in worship is an hour that is solely focused on God, our relationship with God, and on the organization that exists to carry out God's work. The church should ask people to commit at least one hour a week to communal worship.

Door Two: Commit to weekly participation in spiritual development.

Christianity, like all faiths, is taught not caught. We aren't born as Christians. Even those born into and reared in Christian environments must study what it means to be a Christian and practice the faith. My son, an accomplished musician, informed me as he headed off to college that he no longer needed to go to church because he was comfortable with his understanding of God. I asked him how often he practiced his musical instrument. He said he practiced a minimum of six hours a day. Since we were on the subject of his finding and participating in a church, he got the point of my question! People cannot grow in faith if they do not devote time to fostering that growth. The church must challenge people to spend a minimum of one hour a week in personal spiritual development and provide them with appropriate resources and opportunities.

Door Three: Commit to giving time in service to others each week.

If you want to know people's priorities, look first at their calendar and then at their checkbook. Our priorities are reflected in how we spend our time. You cannot truly be a good Christian (and a good steward of the resources with which God has blessed you) without giving of your time in service to others. Once again, a good starting point is to challenge people to give a minimum of one hour a week in service to others. The church relies on such contributions of time to carry out its vital mission, as do many other worthwhile community organizations.

Door Four: Commit to contributing financially to God's work through the church.

All churches ask members and constituents to contribute financially. But few teach people how to give. Biblical stewardship is based on proportionate giving — giving in relationship to receiving. Members should be asked to commit a proportion of what they receive, after a time of prayer and discernment. Instead of asking people to make a financial commitment based on an aggregate amount, people should be asked to base their commitment on a proportion or percentage.

Articulating expectations clearly

Strong relationships are dynamic and always changing. This is true of relationships with other people, with organizations, and most especially our relationship with God. The church exists to help us grow in our relationship with God and others through Christian discipleship.

There is a reciprocal quality to strong relationships. Church members have a right to expect things of the church, and the church has a right to expect things of its members. Many churches fear that articulating clear expectations will drive people away. But this is not true! A worthwhile relationship involves giving and receiving. The church cannot help people grow in faith if it is unwilling to ask them to engage actively in the practices that lead to spiritual growth. The image of four doorways helps communicate the expectations the church has of its people in constructive and positive ways.

Measuring Progress

Anyone who works for a large organization probably goes through an annual review — a yearly assessment of how well they are performing their assigned duties and tasks. In a similar manner, the church should encourage members to appraise their spiritual progress regularly, asking:

These four "doorways" are the portals that lead to a fuller relationship with God and God's church.

The Rev. Cary S. "Buddy" Miller is the founder of Stewardship Consulting Services, LLC, which helps churches through capital stewardship campaigns and stewardship enhancement initiatives.

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12-8-13 - DREAM - I was standing at the top of a mountain and helping hundreds of people and urging them onward to join me at the top of the mountain I had already climbed.

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ENTER REVEREND RICK JOYNER

HE HAS WRITTEN MANY BOOKS, AVAILABLE AT JIM BAKKER'S WEBSITE AS WELL AS ON AMAZON.COM WHICH HAS A LARGER CHOICE OF ALL HIS BOOKS. LET ME RECOMMEND THEM TO EVERYONE.

NOTE FROM DEE:  RICK JOYNER NOTES ARE POSTED IN LARGE BLACK PRINT LIKE THIS

BIBLE QUOTES ARE IN BLUE

JIM BAKKER IS  J.B.

RICK JOYNER IS R.J.

THE INTERVIEW STARTS ON WEDNESDAY, AND CONTINUES ON THURSDAY - I WILL ADD FRIDAY'S INTERVIEW IF IT FITS IN WITH THE FIRST TWO AFTER THAT.

 

WEDNESDAY INTERVIEW:

ACCESSING HEAVEN

R.J.:  EVERY CHRISTIAN SHOULD BE ABLE TO SEE ANGELS TODAY

REVELATION 4:1   After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.

GENESIS 28:12  12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.

JOHN 1:50-51 

50 Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these.

51 And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

R.J.  WE ARE A BRIDGE.  WE SHOUL DBE MORE, AT HOME IN HEAVEN THAN WE ARE HERE.

TIME IS SHORT.

PAUL SAID IN PHILIPPIANS 3:13-14

13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

R.J.  THIS IS THE HIGH CALLING OF GOD IN CHRIST

THE PATH UP THE MOUNTAIN

LUKE 17:20-37 

20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

22 And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.

23 And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them.

24 For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.

25 But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.

26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.

27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;

29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

31 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.

32 Remember Lot's wife.

33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.

35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.

EPHESIANS 5:27  27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

R.J.  I HAD SEVERAL PERSONAL EXPERIENCES WITH ELIJAH

Elijah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elijah

Elijah (Hebrew: אֱלִיָּהוּ, Eliyahu, meaning "My God is Yahweh") or Elias was a prophet and a wonder-worker in the northern kingdom of Israel during the reign ...

MATTHEW 3:3  For this is he that was spoken of through Isaiah the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make ye ready the way of the Lord, Make his paths straight.

R.J. I THEN MET ENOCH.  HE WAS A HAPPY PERSON, FULL OF JOY

AFTER THAT I THEN MET ELIJAH WHO ASKED HIM WHY HE WASN'T AS HAPPY AS ENOCH.

1 KINGS 19:10  10 And he said, I have been very jealous for Jehovah, the God of hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword: and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.

R.J. ENOCH LIVED IN EVEN DARKER TIMES THAN ELIJAH

2 CORINTHIANS 12:11  11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfected; be comforted; be of the same mind; live in peace: and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

HEBREWS 11:9   9 By faith he became a sojourner in the land of promise, as in a land not his own, dwelling in tents, with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:

2 KINGS 6:17  17 And Elisha prayed, and said, Jehovah, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And Jehovah opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.

EPHESIANS 1:18  1having the eyes of your heart enlightened, that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

R.J.  WE ARE COMING TO A SUPERNATURAL CONFLICT

REVELATION 16:13-14 

13 And I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits, as it were frogs:

14 for they are spirits of demons, working signs; which go forth unto the kings of the whole world, to gather them together unto the war of the great day of God, the Almighty.

 PETER GETS OUT OF PRISON

ACTS 12 

1 Now about that time Herod the king put forth his hands to afflict certain of the church.

And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.

And when he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. And those were the days of unleavened bread.

And when he had taken him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to guard him; intending after the Passover to bring him forth to the people.

Peter therefore was kept in the prison: but prayer was made earnestly of the church unto God for him.

And when Herod was about to bring him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and guards before the door kept the prison.

And behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shined in the cell: and he smote Peter on the side, and awoke him, saying, Rise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.

And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And he did so. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.

And he went out, and followed; and he knew not that it was true which was done by the angel, but thought he saw a vision.

10 And when they were past the first and the second guard, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth into the city; which opened to them of its own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and straightway the angel departed from him.

11 And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a truth, that the Lord hath sent forth his angel and delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.

12 And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together and were praying.

13 And when he knocked at the door of the gate, a maid came to answer, named Rhoda.

14 And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for joy, but ran in, and told that Peter stood before the gate.

15 And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she confidently affirmed that it was even so. And they said, It is his angel.

16 But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened, they saw him, and were amazed.

17 But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him forth out of the prison. And he said, Tell these things unto James, and to the brethren. And he departed, and went to another place.

18 Now as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers, what was become of Peter.

19 And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not, he examined the guards, and commanded that they should be put to death. And he went down from Judaea to Caesarea, and tarried there.

20 Now he was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon: and they came with one accord to him, and, having made Blastus the king's chamberlain their friend, they asked for peace, because their country was fed from the king's country.

21 And upon a set day Herod arrayed himself in royal apparel, and sat on the throne, and made an oration unto them.

22 And the people shouted, saying, The voice of a god, and not of a man.

23 And immediately an angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

24 But the word of God grew and multiplied.

25 And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their ministration, taking with them John whose surname was Mark.

R.J. THE SUPERNATURAL IS RAMPING UP ALL OVER THE PLACE

1 CORINTHIANS 1:22  22 Seeing that Jews ask for signs, and Greeks seek after wisdom

R.J.  THERE IS A SPIRITUAL VOID IN EVERY PERSON WHO SEEKS THE SUPERNATURAL

DO YOU HUNGER FOR THE SUPERNATURAL EVENTS IN THE BIBLE?

REVELATION 3:20-22 

20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

21 He that overcometh, I will give to him to sit down with me in my throne, as I also overcame, and sat down with my Father in his throne.

22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.

R.J. IT TAKES FAITH.

IT WAS FUNDAMENTAL IN CHRIST

 

WHAT IS THE THIRD AWAKENING?

The Third Great Awakening was a period of religious activism in American history from the late 1850s to the early 1900s. It affected pietistic Protestant denominations and had a strong element of social activism. It gathered strength from the postmillennial belief that the Second Coming of Christ would occur after mankind had reformed the entire earth. It was affiliated with the Social Gospel Movement, which applied Christianity to social issues and gained its force from the Awakening, as did the worldwide missionary movement. New groupings emerged, such as the Holiness movement and Nazarene movements, and Christian Science.

The era saw the adoption of a number of moral causes, such as the abolition of slavery and prohibition. However, some scholars, such Kenneth Scott Latourette, dispute the thesis that the United States ever had a Third Great Awakening

The Protestant mainline churches were growing rapidly in numbers, wealth and educational levels, throwing off their frontier beginnings and becoming centered in towns and cities. Intellectuals and writers such as Josiah Strong advocated a muscular Christianity with systematic outreach to the unchurched in America and around the globe. Others built colleges and universities to train the next generation. Each denomination supported active missionary societies, and made the role of missionary one of high prestige.

The great majority of pietistic mainline Protestants (in the North) supported the Republican Party, and urged it to endorse prohibition and social reforms. See Third Party System.

The awakening in numerous cities in 1858 was interrupted by the American Civil War. In the South, on the other hand, the Civil War stimulated revivals, especially the Confederate States Army revival in General Robert E. Lee's army.

After the war, Dwight L. Moody made revivalism the centerpiece of his activities in Chicago by founding the Moody Bible Institute. The hymns of Ira Sankey were especially influential.

Across the nation drys crusaded in the name of religion for the prohibition of alcohol. The Woman's Christian Temperance Union mobilized Protestant women for social crusades against liquor, pornography and prostitution, and sparked the demand for woman suffrage.

The Gilded Age plutocracy came under sharp attack from the Social Gospel preachers and with reformers in the Progressive Era. Historian Robert Fogel identifies numerous reforms, especially the battles involving child labor, compulsory elementary education and the protection of women from exploitation in factories.

All the major denominations sponsored growing missionary activities inside the United States and around the world.

Colleges associated with churches rapidly expanded in number, size and quality of curriculum. The promotion of "muscular Christianity" became popular among young men on campus and in urban YMCA's, as well as such denominational youth groups such as the Epworth League for Methodists and the Walther League for Lutherans.

New religions

Mary Baker Eddy introduced Christian Science, which gained a national following. In 1880, the Salvation Army denomination arrived in America. Although its theology was based on ideals expressed during the Second Great Awakening, its focus on poverty was of the Third. The Society for Ethical Culture was established in New York in 1876 by Felix Adler attracted a Reform Jewish clientele. Charles Taze Russell founded the Bible Students movement, now know as "Jehovah's Witnesses".

With Jane Addams's Hull House in Chicago as its center, the settlement house movement and the vocation of social work were deeply influenced by the Social Gospel.[

The Holiness and Pentecostal movements

The goal of the Holiness movement in the Methodist Church was to move beyond the one-time conversion experience that the revivals produce, and reach entire sanctification. The Pentecostals went one step further, seeking what they called a "baptism in the spirit" or "baptism of the Holy Ghost" that enabled those with this special gift to heal the sick, perform miracles, prophesy, and speak in tongues.

R.J.  WHEN YOU KNOW ITS REAL AND THAT IT IS REAL AND IT'S REAL.

WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS KOINONIA FELLOWSHIP

Koinonia is an Anglicized form of the Greek word, κοινωνία, which means communion, joint participation; the share which one has in anything, participation, a gift jointly contributed, a collection, a contribution, etc. It identifies the idealized state of fellowship and unity that should exist within the Christian church, the Body of Christ.

The essential meaning of the Koinonia embraces concepts conveyed in the English terms community, communion, joint participation, sharing and intimacy. Koinonia can therefore refer in some contexts to a jointly contributed gift. The word appears 19 times in most editions of the Greek New Testament. In the New American Standard Bible, it is translated "fellowship" twelve times, "sharing" three times, and "participation" and "contribution" twice each.

In the New Testament, the basis of communion begins with a joining of Jesus with the community of the faithful. This union is also experienced in practical daily life. The same bonds that link the individual to Jesus also link him or her with other faithful. The New Testament letters describe those bonds as so vital and genuine that a deep level of intimacy can be experienced among the members of a local church.

The first usage of Koinonia in the Greek New Testament is found in Acts 2:42-47, where a striking description of the common life shared by the early Christian believers in Jerusalem is given:

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the communion, to the breaking of bread and to prayer...All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need…They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people.

Communion itself was the breaking of bread and the form of worship and prayer. It was in the breaking of the bread that the Apostles "recognized" Christ and it was in the breaking of bread, called Communion, that they celebrated Christ's Passion, Death and Resurrection in obedience to his Last Supper instruction: "Do this in memory of me."

A special New Testament application of the word Koinonia is to describe the Communion that existed at the celebration of the Lord's Supper or sacrament of the Eucharist. For example, 1 Corinthians 10:16 (KJV) use the English word "communion" to represent the Greek word Koinonia. "The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?" Any common meal certainly could represent a "sharing". The Koinonia is viewed as much deeper, however, when the meal is associated with a spiritual purpose. Joining in the Lord’s Supper is uniting oneself with other believers in the objective reality of Christ’s death. 

The spiritual meaning of Koinonia

The word has such a multitude of meanings that no single English word is adequate to express its depth and richness. It is a derivative of "koinos", the word for "common". Koinonia is a complex, rich, and thoroughly fascinating Greek approach to building community or teamwork.

Koinonia embraced a strong commitment to "kalos k'agathos" meaning "good and good", an inner goodness toward virtue, and an outer goodness toward social relationships. In the context of outer goodness, translated into English, the meaning of Koinonia holds the idea of joint participation in something with someone, such as in a community, or team or an alliance or joint venture. Those who have studied the word find there is always an implication of action included in its meaning. The word is meaning-rich too, since it is used in a variety of related contexts. 

FIRST COMES FAMILY, AND THEN BONDING

HEBREWS 10:25 2not forsaking our own assembling together, as the custom of some is, but exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day drawing nigh.

1 CORINTHIANS 11:26-28

26 For as often as ye eat this bread and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord’s death until He come.

27 Therefore whosoever shall eat this bread and drink this cup of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

28 But let a man examine himself, and then let him eat of that bread and drink of that cup.

JAMES 2:20  20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

ITS IMPORTANT TO GET PHYSICALLY INVOLVED

PHILLIPIANS 3:12-14

12 It is not as though I had already attained it, nor were already perfect; but I follow after, that I may apprehend that for which Christ Jesus also apprehended me.

13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended it, but this one thing I do: forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

MAKE DISCIPLES INSTEAD OF JUST CONVERTS

MATTHEW 18:19-20 

19 “Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth concerning anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in Heaven.

20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them.”

R.J.  THE TRUE CHRISTIAN LIFE IS THE GREATEST ADVENTURE ONE COULD EVER HAVE.

RELIGION IS BORING - THAT'S ONE OF THE BIGGEST TRAPS - BUT CHRISTIAN LIFE S BAY BEYND ANYTHING WE CAN IMAGINE.

I LOVE PROPHETIC EXPERIENCES, BUT THE LORD GAVE ME A VISION AND A PURPOSE

I ASKED FOR THE ISSACHAR ANNOINTING

CHRIST SAID, "YOU HAVE TO DO IT THE WAY ISSACHAR DID IT!

1 CHRONICLES 12:

Week 43, 2011

     I love prophecy, but I love history even more. Since I came to the Lord by a supernatural experience, I immediately became deeply interested in the supernatural which I had not even believed in before. I love supernatural prophetic experiences and the prophetic gifts of the Spirit. I like eschatology, the study of the prophecies of the end of this age in Scripture, but it is more of a peripheral interest than a passion, even though that is what I get questioned about the most now it seems.

     When I was a new believer, a copy of The Late Great Planet Earth by Hal Lindsey was given to me, and it did stir in me an infatuation with eschatology for several years. I’ve always been thankful for that book for that reason, though I confess when I examined the Scriptures on some of his points, I could not see how Hal came to some of his conclusions. I confess to appreciating the Left Behind series for the same reason. This has caused millions to become interested in what the Bible has to say about these times—definitely a good thing. I may not share all of the same perspectives, but I’m glad for the interest these books have stirred up in people.

     I spent several years when I was a young Christian trying to get a sound biblical perspective on the prophecies of the end times because of the obvious importance that the Lord gave to understanding the times. However, after the infatuation wore off, I did this more out of duty than passion. I appreciate those who have a passion for it, and love to listen to them, but just never have caught it like that myself and certainly do not consider myself an authority on it. We all have our part, and no one can do everything. Since the Lord said that living waters come from our innermost being, I try to flow with where I am finding life.

     I have never pursued dreams, visions, or prophecies about things like earthquakes or other disasters, and would prefer not to get them. All of my pursuit of prophetic insight has been a desire to see how the kingdom will come. However, I consider myself a servant and try to take any assignment without complaining, but I have a much greater love for understanding the coming kingdom than I do the end of this age.

     Years ago, I became very concerned that the body of Christ should have a true and dependable “sons of Issachar” ministry for the times to come, which is the ministry of knowing the times and what God’s people should do to be prepared for them. I was told that I would receive this, if I was obedient. For what would be required of me I was given 
Genesis 49:14-15, which was Jacob’s prophecy over Issachar:

“Issachar is a strong donkey, lying down between the sheepfolds.
When he saw that a resting place was good and that the land was pleasant,
he bowed his shoulder to bear burdens, and became a slave at forced labor."

      I was told that I would go through a period of time when I would have to leave my mountain retreat and bear burdens, especially administrative burdens. That’s when I took on the task of restoring the Heritage Grand Hotel and Conference Center (the former PTL property), as well as helping ministries who had trouble and needed restoring. I know this was because restoration is such a basic part of the heart of God, and His ultimate purpose for the kingdom to come is to restore “all things” as Peter stated in Acts 3:21. I needed to know the difficulties as well as the joy of it so that I could always see His redemptive purpose in everything that is done.

     This is just a sketch of why I’m doing what I am now. I try not to do anything because I like it or don’t like it, but just to determine that I am called to do it. In short, I’m trying to be a good slave. I do not know how well I’ve done, but I do know I have not yet received the “sons of Issachar” anointing to know the times and what God’s people should do except in a very general sense. I know that when prophecies come out like the pending troubles on our West Coast, one of the most helpful things for people would be to know the timing. I don’t have that yet but will continue to pursue it. I consider it one of the most important aspects of the prophetic that we’re going to need, and I don’t really know anyone who has it except in a sporadic way.

     Whether I actually receive the “sons of Issachar” anointing or others do is fine with me, but I know it will be one of the most valuable gifts the body of Christ could have for the times we’re entering. We should all be seeking and praying for this gift now. So, when I am not given a specific assignment, I pursue what I’m finding the most life on, and where my own passion is, but when I am given a specific assignment, I try to do it as well as possible whether I like it or not.


Discerning the times and the seasons – The Issachar Anointing

The Sons of Issachar were those that knew which season it was. This sounds like a family gifting passed on from Issachar, a son of Jacob, to the next generation and by possible implication to further generations. It was a spiritual ability that was modeled by Issachar and taught to his offspring. Others were aware of it and came to inquire as to the ‘season’, that is they came to ask for guidance as to which course of action would prosper and which would not. This is a seer/prophetic type of anointing which contained a good measured of Spiritual discernment and revelation.

Why is it still important for the Issachar anointing to be relevant today?

Lets look at the key words in 1 Chronicles 12:32

“And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the time, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.”

  • Issachar – The meaning of this name is “he will bring reward, man for hire”
  • Men – a person, people
  • Understanding – to separate mentally, to distinguish, be cunning, diligently, deal wisely, be prudent
  • Times – fortunes, occurrences. Fortunes mean success, prosperity, estates, possessions, wealth. Occurence means an event, an incident, happenings, circumstance.
  • Know – to know or ascertain by seeing. The Hebrew word know in this verse is yada, which is word that means god gives personal understanding and revelation, and is not a knowing that comes from reading a book for example.

By virtue of the name, we see that those who walk in the character and calling of the Issachar bring a sure reward to the Lord as well as a reward to the vineyard in which they are working. Their mind is cunning, able to mentally distinguish between that which is wise and unwise. They diligently pursue understanding needed to live well before the Lord. Issachar men and women receive understanding from the Lord himself, because they know God in an intimate manner. Because they are wise and prudent. Issachar's are able to perceive and seize opportune times of success and wealth.

This is the anointing needed to sustain revival. The anointing that births Kingdom financiers who are able to find wealth and offer it back as a sacrifice to God. This generation need to become wiser and more strategic in their thinking. It is not enough for us to just be pew warmers or just considered with getting positions in church. God is calling for an increase of His government throughout the world. His is busy training those who are willing to be stewards of wealth and to not become selfish in the process. The prophets will become younger with age and so those birthing the next generation we cannot let this anointing rest. It must walked to accompany the signs and wonders. It is just as much supernatural as miracles and signs to be able to discern what God is doing and to be able to run with Him in that season.

So what season is it now?

  1. A season of growing Global visitation by God
  2. A season of empowerment of the saints
  3. A season to open ancient wells and to old and new cluster anointing – Oil has been discovered in Israel. Israel will now become fully sustainable. That well was opened.
  4. A season to re-envision and to dream big dream again
  5. A season to release another generation into the end time purposes
  6. A season to make bold requests at the Throne Room
  7. A season for those who believe in God to do exploits

This is a very exciting time to be born in. Lets not waste it on idle talk but see what God is doing around the world and how we can be apart of it. Lets get into Gods chamber and ask Him. We want more of this anointing passed on to us and future generations. Issachar were the chief advisors to the Kings. Let us touch the people of influence with the knowledge and revelation of God.

Let your prayer be…….Whatever you doing God I want to be a part if it

A revivalists heart

GENESIS 49:14-15  14 “Issachar is a rawboned donkey


    lying down among the sheep pens.


15 When he sees how good is his resting place


    and how pleasant is his land,


he will bend his shoulder to the burden


    and submit to forced labor.

 

R.J.  YOU MUST BE FAITHFUL

IF PAUL HAD NOT BEEN WILLING TO MAKE TENTS, HE WOULDN'T HAVE RECEIVED THE GREAT REVELATION. HE HAD TO BE MOORED TO THE PRACTICAL.

THAT'S THE PROBLEM WITH GIFTED PEOPLE.  PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO DO THE HARD STUFF.  THEY DON'T WANT TO DO THE DRUDGING.  THEY DON'T WANT TO DO THE PRACTICAL STUFF SO GOD CAN'T TRUST THEM WITH MUCH.

 

JESUS WANTS US TO TURN OUR DRUDGERY INTO WORSHIP UNTO HIM.

PAUL MAD EVERY TENT AS IF THE LORD WAS GOING TO LIVE IN THAT TENT.

BEING THE LORD'S SLAVE IS ABOUT THE MOST FUN ONE COULD EVER HAVE.  BEING THE LORD'S SSLAVE, YOU CAN HAVE THE MOST FUN YOU EVER HAVE ON THIS EARTH.

THE HIGH CALLING TO CHRIST JESUS IS THE GREATEST THING ONE COULD EVER GET IN CREATION.  EVEN THE ANGELS MARVEL AT THIS.  WHAT HE HAS OPEEND UP FOR MEN TO PURSUE - IN CHRIST - THAT IS ABOUT TO BE CLOSED FOREVER.

WE'VE GOT TO RUN THIS NOW FOR THAT HIGH CALLING.

IN LITERALLY 10'S OF THOUSANDS OF CHURCHES, WE HAVE TAUGHT:

'DEAR GOD, FORGIVE ME MY SINS,

JESUS COME INTO MY HEART - AMEN'


BEING BORN AGAIN IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF LIFE.  WE'VE GOT TO GROW INTO ALL THINGS INTO CHRIST.


J.B.  "I THINK THAT'S WHY WE'VE LOST 98% OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE.  BY HIGH SCHOOL, THEY'RE NOT WALKING THAT PATH.  THEY'RE NOT ... THERE ARE TRAPS IN THE PATH - DISTRACTIONS ALONG THE WAY.

THERE ARE KEY THINGS TO STAYING ON THE RIGHT PATH.

WE NEED TO HAVE THOSE TODAY.  WE REALLY DO!"


R.J.  (LAUGHS) "I CAN SAY THOSE THINGS AS I'VE BEEN DISTRACTED AND TRIPPED OVER GOOD THINGS.  ONE THING! TIME IS SHOR.  WE REALLY DON'T HAVE ANY TIME TO MESS AROUND.

PHILLIPIANS 3:12  Paul wasn't talking about salvation of eternal life --- he had these things the day he said he believe in Jesus, and the atonement of the cross.  But he saw something so awesome, it has to be revealed.

I'M NOT ASHAMED OF WHAT HE SHOWED ME.  I'M GOING TO SHARE IT AS CLEARLY AND AS BOLDLY AS I CAN, BUT THERE'S NEVER, EVER BEEN EITHER A CALLING LIKE THIS OR AN ADVENTURE LIKE THIS.

NO MATTER IF YOU ARE A KID OR 99 YEARS OLD, YOU CAN GET ON THE PATH AND YOU CAN WIN THIS RACE.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, ABRAHAM WAS ON IT, HE PURSUED WHAT GOD WAS BUILDING, NOT JUST MEN, AND WAS TOO OLD WHEN HE GOT CALLED.  AND THEN GOD MADE HIM WAIT!  IT'S NOT ABOUT AGE.  IT'S ABOUT FAITH!  YOU HAVE TO KNOW TO HAVE SUCH FEAITH IN YOUR PURSUIT OF GOD THAT YOU WILL LEAVE ANYTHING YOU HAVE TO IN THIS TEMPORARY REALM TO PURSUE GOD IN CHRIST.

SPIRITUAL FATHERS AND MOTHERS ARE RARE IN THESE TIMES.  I THINK IN GENERAL THE LEADERS HAVE GIVEN THEMSELVES TO BUILDING ORGANIZATIONS MORE THAN BUILDING PEOPLE.  GREAT SAINTS ARE BECOMING RARE.


J.B.  CHURCH LEADERS!  WHERE ARE THE GREAT LEADERS?  I'M LOOKING FOR CHURCH LEADERS TO STAND AT THE PULPIT AND SAY, "AMERICA!  COME BACK TO GOD!  WE NEED THE PULPITS ONCE AGAIN TO CRY OUT FROM THE HEART OF GOD.

THERE IS A PARALLEL IN THE SPIRITUAL WORLD.  WE SAY THIS ALL THE TIME.  WHERE ARE OUT LEADERS?  WHERE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO WILL STAND UP FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS AND RIGHTNESS?  NOT EVEN RELIGION!  JUST STAND UP!

I GREW UP WITH EISENHOWER AND PATTON AND SO MANY I CAN'T NAME THEM ALL.

  ADLAI STEVENSON - AMBASSADOR TO THE U.N.

  MC ARTHUR - WHO WAS SECRETARY OF STATE

  CONRAD ADENAUER

  GENERAL MARSHALL

  JOHN KENNEDY

  BOBBY KENNEDY

  TED KENNEDY

  MADELINE ALBRIGHT

  COLIN POWELL

  GEORGE BUSH I

  JOHN KERRY

  GEORGE SCHULTZ

  GENERAL SCHWARTZKOPF


R.J.  IF WE DON'T SPEAK OUT, WE'LL ALL BE IN PRISON.


J.B.  PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH ARE AFRAID TO SPEAK OUT NOW!


R.J.

ISAIAH 60:2 See, darkness covers the earth


    and thick darkness is over the peoples,


but the Lord rises upon you


    and his glory appears over you.


ISAIAH 5:2  My loved one had a vineyard


    on a fertile hillside.


He dug it up and cleared it of stones


    and planted it with the choicest vines.


He built a watchtower in it


    and cut out a winepress as well.


Then he looked for a crop of good grapes,


    but it yielded only bad fruit.


THERE ARE MANY KINDS OF JUDGMENT FROM GOD.  NOT JUST DESTRUCTION, BUT DISCIPLINE.

PROVERBS 3:12  12 For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

ISAIAH 3:4  4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.

ISAIAH 5 

Now will I sing to my well-beloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My well-beloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill:

And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.

And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.

What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?

And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:

And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.

For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.

Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!

In mine ears said the Lord of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant.

10 Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and the seed of an homer shall yield an ephah.

11 Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!

12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the Lord, neither consider the operation of his hands.

13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.

14 Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.

15 And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:

16 But the Lord of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.

17 Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.

18 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:

19 That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!

20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:

23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the Lord of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

25 Therefore is the anger of the Lord kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcases were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

26 And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly:

27 None shall be weary nor stumble among them; none shall slumber nor sleep; neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken:

28 Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent, their horses' hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind:

29 Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like young lions: yea, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and shall carry it away safe, and none shall deliver it.

30 And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea: and if one look unto the land, behold darkness and sorrow, and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof.

THE LORD PREFERS MERCY OVER JUDGMENT, BUT HE PREFERS THAT WE WOULD JUDGE OUTSELVES SO HE WOULDN'T HAVE TO DO IT!

1 CORINTHIANS 11:31-34

3But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.

34 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.

 IF WE GET THE MESSAGE NOW, HE WON'T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING, BUT IF WE DON'T GET IT, FOR OUR SAKE, AND THE SAKE OF OUR CHILDREN, JUDGMENETS GET MORE INTENSE AND MORE SEVERE AND WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF THAT RIGHT NOW.

BY EVERYTHING WE READ IN SCRIPTURE, WE HAVE WICKED LEADERS IN THIS COUNTRY.  DO YOU KNOW WHOSE FAULT THAT IS?  OURS! 

WHO IS SOVEREIGN HERE?  THEY ARE NOT SOVEREIGN!  WE ARE!  WE ARE THE SOVEREIGN IN A REPUBLIC.  WE ARE THE ONES ABDICATING TO THIS AND ALLOWING IT TO HAPPEN.

IF WE DON'T SPEAK OUT, WE'RE ALL GOING TO BE IN PRISON, VERY, VERY SOON.

AND ITS GOING TO BE A WORSE PRISON THAN WE CAN IMAGINE.

I'VE BEEN WARNING AGAINST THIS MARTIAL LAW, AND I'M GLAD IT'S GETTING PEOPLE'S ATTENTION!  I'VE BEEN TALKNG ABOUT THIS SINCE 1987.

I'M PRAYING FOR REPENTANCE SO THIS DOESN'T HAVE TO HAPPEN.


J.B. IT ACTUALLY SAYS IN THE BIBLE - IN THE LAST DAYS, PEOLE WILL BE PUT IN PRISON  - Luke 21:12


NEWS STORY:  MORE CHRISTANS KILLED LAST YEAR IN NORTHERN NIGERIA, THAN HE REST OF THE WORLD COMBINED.

NEWS STORY:  ATHEIST GROUP THREATENS TO SUE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OVER PARTICIPATION IN FRANKLIN GRAHAM'S OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD!  Operation Christmas Child send little boxes of toys and pencils and crayons to little children all over the world. They sent out over 7 million last year.  Photo is of little black boys in Africa, beaming smiles ear to ear to get these gifts for Christmas. Otherwise they would get nothing.

NEWS STORY:  RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION MEANS CHRISTIANITY IS IN DANGER OF EXTINCTION.


J.B. HOW COULD WE HAVE GONE SO FAR, SO FAST?


R.J.  CHRISTIANITY IS AT A LOW EBB RIGHT NOW, AROUND THEH WORLD.  IT'S GROWING AT ABOUT 185,000 NEW BELIEVERS EVERY DAY.

THAT'S A LOW POINT FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS.  AT THIS POINT OF 185,000 NEW BELIEVERS EVERY DAY, AT THIS LOW EBB, WE ARE STILL GROWING TWICE AS FAST AS EVERY OTHER RELIGION ON THE PLANET.

FIFTEEN, SIXTEEN YEARS AGO, THERE WAS 400,000 NEW BELIEVERS EVERY DAY.  WE HAVE HAD AN INGATHERS OF NEW BELIEVERS IN THE LAST TWO DECADES THAN IN ANY PERIOD OF TIME SINCE THE ORIGINAL PENTECOST.

I WAS IN GERMANY RECENTLY AND THE AMBASSADOR ASKED ME, "WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT YOUR PRESIDENT?" 

II KNEW THAT THIS AMBASSADOR HAD JUST BEEN AMBASSADOR TO CHINA.

I'M A PILOT, SO I RELATED MY ANSWER TO THAT AND SAID, "I FEEL LIKE I'M RIDING IN THE BACK OF A 747 AND THERE IS SOMEBODY FLYING THIS THING WHO HAS NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE AND HE'S UP THERE PULLING THOSE KNOBS TO SEE WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO DO.

HE SAID, "I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU.  WE WERE SO HAPPY WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS ELECTED.  THIS GUY IS SO NAIVE, WE CAN CONTROL HIM EASILY. BUT NOW HE IS WRECKING THE WORLD'S ECONOMY.  HE IS DESTROYING EVERYTHING."

THIS IS HOW MANY OF OUR ALLIES ARE THINKING.  THIS THING IS OUT OF CONTROL.

I DON'T LIKE TO PRE-EMPT PEOPLE'S INTENTIONS, BUT IT SEEMS THAT WE ARE BEING DONE IN INTENTIALLY.  AND I UNDERSTAND THAT AND EVIDENCE IS EVIDENCE.

BUT RIGHT NOW, IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT THE INTENT IS, IT'S LIKE WHEN YOU TELL PEOPLE TO PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE, AND EVERYTHING ELSE, BUT WE'VE GOT TO, BUT WHAT IS COMING BESIDES ALL THIS, IS THAT IT IS HARVEST TIME.

MATTHEW 13:39  39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

THE HARVEST IS THE END OF THE AGE AND THE REAPERS ARE THE ANGELS.  AND THE KINGDOM IS COMING.


J.B. BUT WITH MARTIAL LAW, EVERYTHING BASICALLY STOPS AND TREMENDOUS CONTROL TAKES OVER!...


R.J.  BUT DOES IT?  LET'S ASK THAT QUESTION.


J.B.  BUT WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN?  IS AMERICA COMING TO MARTIAL LAW?


R.J.  LET'S FACE IT.  IT COULD BE GOD'S GRACE ON AMERICA.  THE KEY IS:  WHO THE MARTIAL IS!  THAT'S THE REAL KEY AND THAT'S WHAT WE'VE GOT TO BE PRAYING FOR RIGHT NOW.  WHO THE MARTIAL IS!

IF WE TURN OUR HEARTS BACK TO THE LORD AS IN REVELATION 3:20 

Behold I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him and he with me.

IN THE LAST 1/2 CENTURY, WE'VE BEEN SAYING, "WE DON'T WANT YOU.  GET OUT OF OUR PUBLIC PLACES." AND HE'S DONE IT BASICALLY.  EXCEPT WHERE WE WANT HIM.

BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA WITHOUT REVIVAL AND ANOTHER GREAT AWAKENING.  WE'RE NOT GOING TO MAKE IT AS A REPUBLIC. BUT NOW IF WE'VE TURNED BACK TO THE LORD OR TURN BACK TO HIM, HE WILL USE MARTIAL LAW AND WILL USE THE RIGHT MARTIAL OR MARTIALS, WHO UNDERSTAND THE LAWS OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC AND WILL RESTORE THOSE FOUNDATIONS AND REBUILD THE FIREWALLS THAT WERE TORN DOWN, THAT HAVE ENABLED THAT HAS HAPPENED TO DESTROY OUR CONSTITUTION AND THEY WILL RESTORE IT AND REBUILD IT AND OUR REPUBLIC WILL GO ON.

II CHRONICLES 7:14  If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

I BELIEVE THAT GOD HAS A PURPOSE IN OUR REPUBLIC OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE CONSTITUTION THAT WAS GIVEN TO US THAT I BELIEVE WAS DIVINELY INSPIRED BUT NOT SCRIPTURE.  IT'S NOT PERFECT BUT IT WAS MEANT TO HELP PREPARE THE WAY FOR THE LORD, WHICH WE DO IN ISAIAH 4, BY BUILDING A HIGHWAY.

ISAIAH 40:3  Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert, a highway for our God.

WE NEED TO BUILD THAT HIGHWAY AND PREPARE THE WAY FOR THE LORD AND AS HE SAID IN PHILLIPIANS 1

I DIDN'T SEARCH OUT HIS HAND AND I DIDN'T NECESSARILY BELIEVE, I WANTED TO SEE IT FOR MYSELF, AND I SAW IT AND I BELIEVE THAT I RECEIVED A PROMISE THAT IF WE BEGIN, HE WILL COMPLETE IT. HE WILL FINISH THE JOB.

PHILLIPIANS 1:6  that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

BUT WE ARE IN THE ULTIMATE CRISES WE'VE EVEN BEEN IN RIGHT NOW.

AND IT DEPENDS ON US.  ARE WE GOING TO TURN TO THE LORD OR NOT?

AND IT WOULDN'T TAKE MANY.  ONE OF THE DECEPTIONS AND DELUSIONS THAT ARE KEEPING PEOPLE FROM DOING WHT THEY CAN DO IS THIS DEMOCRATIC MENTALITY, AND THAT'S NOT AN ANTI-DEMOCRATIC STATEMENT, BUT HEAR ME ... WE AHVE THIS MENTALITY THAT SAYS, UNTIL WE GET A MAJORITY ON OUR SIDE, THAT WE CAN'T DO ANYTHING, AND THAT'S NOT TRUE.

IN GLADWELL'S TIPPING POINTS AND N SOCIETIES' SCIENTIFIC STUDIES THAT WERE DONE, THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE REQUIRED TO BRING ABOUT PROFOUND CULTURAL CHANGE OR CIVILIZATION'S WORLD WIDE CHANGE WAS DETERMINED IN THESE STUDIES OF HISTORY WAT DETERMINED TO THE SQUARE ROOT OF 1% OF THE POPULATION.


THAT MEANS 100 PEOPLE. THERE IS ENOUGH PEOPLE IN THIS ROOM TO TAKE OVER MISSOURI, KANSAS AND MAYBE MANY OTHER STATES.  JUST 100 PEOPLE SHOWED TO BE ABLE TO PROFOUNDLY AND RADICALLY CHANGE A CITY OF A MILLION.

AND JESUS SAID, "I CAN DO EVEN BETTER THAN THAT.  LET'S SEE WHAT I CAN DO WITH TWELVE."  WITH GOD, JUST ONE EPRSON IS MAJORITY IF YOU HAVE THE RIGHT ONE!

AND WE SAID, "IF WE CAN GET THE VOTE...  "  LISTEN!  VOTING ISN'T GOING TO FIX THIS. THERE ISN'T ONE PERSON WHO CAN VOTE INTO POSITION RIGHT NOW THAT'S GOING TO FIX THIS.  WE'VE GOT TO HAVE GOD BACK.  WE'VE GOT TO HAVE MORE GOD BACK.

SAY, ONE OF YOU SITTING IN THIS AUDIENCE, ANY ONE OF YOU COULD BE THE PERSON THAT CAN TURN THE TIDE.

YOU COULD BE THE ONE TO RESOLVE THIS!  YOU COULD STAND UP AND SPEAK THE TRUTH. YOU WILL NOT COMPROMISE YOUR CONVICTIONS.

MARTIN LUTHER DID THAT. HE WAS JUST A MONK.  HE TOOK A STAND AND NAILED THAT 95 THESIS TO THE DOOR OF THAT CHURCH AND SAID, "I WILL NOT COMPROMISE ON THESE", AND THE WHOLE WORLD CHANGED.  THE WHOLE WORLD CHANGED.

HE DIDN'T HAVE THE INTERNET.  HE DIDN'T HAVE SOCIAL NETWORKING, BUT WHAT HE HAD WAS COURAGE AND HAD RESOLVE THAT HE WOULD NOT COMPROMISE IS CONVICTIONS.

I TELL YOU, ONE CHRISTIAN CAN TURN THIS AROUND AND  TELL YOU, GOD LOVES TO USE THE FOOLISH, THE SMALL AND THE WEAK.

ONE OF OUR BIG PROBLEMS IS WE'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR TOO MANY TO BE ON OUR SIDE.  YOU KNOW! WE WANT POPULAR OPINION, WE WANT .....   NO! WE DON'T NEED THAT!  THE LORD DOES HIS BEST WORK WHEN ITS TOTALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR US.

1 CORINTHIANS 1:27  But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise.


J.B.  TO BE FOREWARNED AND TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON, WE NEED TO KNOW.  THAT'S WHAT THE PROPHET IS TO DO ... IS TO WARN ABOUT WHAT IS COMING AND WE KNOW THESE THINGS AND PREPARE.  WHAT ARE SOME OF THE THINGS WE NEED TO DO TO PREPARE FOR MARTIAL LAW?

YOU KNOW WE TALKED ABOUT DERIVATIVES LAST NIGHT.  YOU KNOW ABOUT QE.  YOU KNOW WE THINK ITS QUEEN ELIZABETH ... YOU NOW IT'S JUST A ...  YOU KNOW WE REALLY DON'T UNDERSTAND!


R.J.  YOU KNOW, NEITHER DOES THE BRITISH, THE FRENCH, THE BELGIANS, AND EVERONE ELSE.  EVEN WHEN WINSTON CHURCHILL SAID "THE BEST ARGUMENT AGAINST DEMOCRACY IS A FIVE MINUTE CONVERSATION WITH THE AVERAGE VOTER."

IT'S NOT SUPPOSE TO BE THAT WAY AND OUR FOUNDER WAS VERY CLEAR AND THEY SAID, "THIS WON'T WORK!"


J.B.  WHO RUNS AMERICA?  WHO RUNS OUR COUNTRY?  I DON'T KNOW WHO RUNS OUR COUNTRY.  WE HAVE AGENCIES WHO COULD LITERALLY COME IN AND SHUT ME DOWN TOMORROW!

AN AGENCY!  TWO WOMEN COULD COME IN HERE AND SHUT ME DOWN TOMORROW!  AND ANY CHURCH AND ANY CHURCH IN AMERICA.

WHO IS IN CHARGE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?

IT USED TO BE THE PEOPLE.  I'M SERIOUS!  I REALLY DONT KNOW.  I LOOK AROUND AND I SEE SUCH CONFUSION.

WE WAKE UP A FEW MONTHS AGO AND WE FOUND OUT THAT THE NSA HAS BUILT A BUILDING, PROBABLY THE BIGGEST BUILDING IN AMERICA - THE UTAH DATA CENTER!  AND THEY BUILT THIS BUILDING TO RECORD EVERY WORD WE SPEAK AND NOW WE FIND OUT, THEY ARE USING IT.

NSA UTAH DATA CENTER

NSA -UTAH DATA CENTER

UTAH DATA CENTER

COMPUTERS?

UTAH DATA CENTER

J.B.  - AND THEN I TALKED TO SENATORS ABOUT IT AND YOU KNOW THEY DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT.  HOW CAN THAT BE?  I'M CRAZY!  RIGHT?


R.J. LAUGHS -  WELL! YOU'RE PECULIAR!  LAUGHS AGAIN!

NOTE FROM DEE:  THE LOOK ON JIM BAKKER'S FACE WAS PRICELESS.  EVEN I LAUGHED AT HIS EXPRESSION!


J.B.  I SEE THE CHURCH!  THEY ARE LIKE SHEEP WHO HAD JUST LAID DOWN AND GIVEN UP.  IT REALLY HAS.  WE'RE SCARED TO DEATH! 

WE CAN'T SPEAK OUT.  YOU KNOW!  I'M SCARED!  I'M SCARED TO SAY CERTAIN THINGS BECAUSE I KNOW THE POWER OF THE GOVERNMENT, BUT WE'RE GOING OVER THE EDGE HERE!  BUT IF I DIE, I DIE!  IF THEY TAKE ME AWAY, THEY TAKE ME AWAY!


R.J.  YOU KNOW!  WE CAN'T LIVE IN THE FEAR OF DEATH!  THE FEAR OF GOVERNMENT OR ANYTHING ELSE!  WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW IS WHO IS AT THE TOP. 

THERE IS ONE SITTING ON THE THRONE WHO IS ALL AUTHORITY AND POWER AND DOMINION!

AND HE'S NOT MOVING.  HE HAS NOT LOST AN ELECTION AND DOESN'T HAVE TO FUN AND HE ON THAT THRONE!  AND WE HAVE TO SEE THAT FIRST!

JESUS IS ON THE THRONE!

NOW!  WAY BELOW HIM ... YOU KNOW THE WHOLE WORLD LIES IN THE POWER OF THE EVIL ONE.  BUT WHY ARE WE SHOCKED?

YOU KNOW AT ANY MOMENT, T HE LORD COULD MOVE HIS LITTLE FINGER AND ALL THE POWER OF THE EVIL ONE IS OVER.

BUT HE HAS ALLOWED CERTAIN THINGS TO HAPPEN BECAUSE HE SAID, "THE HEAVENS ARE THE HEAVENS OF THE LORD, BUT THE EARTH HAS BEEN GIVEN TO THE SON OF MAN.

PSALM 115:16  which is why he won't do things on earth unless we pray!

HE SAID, "I gave you that!  Pray and I'll help you!"

BUT HE IS THE HELPER AND HE'S GOING TO SEND THE HELPER -  THE DOER!  THIS IS SOMETHING FOR US TO DO!

BUT THERE IS A PART FOR US!  WE'VE GOT TO RESPOND.  WE'VE GOT TO RESOLVE AND ALL THAT CONTAINS BELONGS TO THE LORD.

HE'S THE KING OF THE KINGDOM AND THE KINGDOM IS COMING AND HE'S GOING TO HAVE THE WHOLE KINGDOM BACK.  WE KNOW THAT!

HE'S GOING TO RESTORE THIS TO THE PARADISE IT WAS CREATED TO BE.

BUT THIS BATTLE IS FOR OUR SAKE AND I EXPLAINED IN THIS BOOK -  'THE PATH'.

IT'S ALL FOR OUR SAKE.

THE FIRST ADAM HAD  BRIDE IN THE MOST PERFECT CONDITIONS AND SHE WAS GIVEN A CHOICE BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL AND SHE CHOSE EVIL.

NOTE FROM DEE:  I DON'T PERSONALLY BELIEVE THAT.  SHE CHOSE THE FRUIT FROM THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL -  THE KNOWLEDGE - WHICH IS NOT EVIL.  THE SERPENT IS WISDOM!

R.J  THE LAST ADAM!  SHE IS GOING TO PAY.  THE PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS!  THEY KNOW THEIR TIME IS UP.  WHEN THEY SEE THAT OBEDIENCE IN THE CHURCH.  THE ANGELS ARE GOING TO SAY ... "NO ONE HAS REMAINED FAITFUL AND THEY AR GONG TO SAY ... SHE IS WORTHY TO BE OUR JUDGE.  SHE IS WORTHY TO RULE WITH THE LAMB!"

BUT IT'S REALLY MOSTLY ABOUT US!

PAUL SAID IN GALATIONS 1:10  If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond servant of Christ!

ARE WE GONG TO SEE THE APPROVAL OF MAN?  OR ARE WE GOING  TO LIVE IN THE FEAR OF THE LORD?

NOTE FROM DEE:  WE SHOULD LIVE IN THE LOVE OF THE LORD!

R.J.  WE'VE GOT A CHOICE TO MAKE!  WE'VE GOT A CHOICE TO MAKE!  THE WORST THING I COULD IMAGINE IS TO BE A WATCHMAN AND NOT SOUNDED THE ALARM!  AND TO BE A SHEPHERD AND NOT HAVE PROTECTED HIS SHEEP!

AND WE'VE ALL GOT TO DO OUR PART!

WE DO HAVE A VACUUM OF LEADERSHIP.  NOT JUST IN THE GOVERNMENT, BT IN THE CHURCH!  IN INDUSTRY!  ALL ACROSS THE BOARD.  THERE IS A HUGE VACCUM OF LEADERSHIP ACROSS THE WORLD.

WELL!  THAT'S A GREAT TIME FOR THE LORD TO RAISE UP THOSE HE HAS CHOSEN TO BE LEADERS!

WHO DID HE CHOSE TO BE HIS LEADERS?  WHO WOULD HAVE PICKED ANY ONE OF THOSE GUYS?

AND MAYBE WE ARE LOOKIKNG IN THE WRONG PLACES EVEN TO BE OUR LEADERS!

ALAN KEYES TOLD ME ONE TIME WHILE WE WERE HAVING LUNCH.  HE SAID, "JUST THE WAY WE CHOOSE OUR LEADERS IS UNBIBLICAL!"

THE WAY WE DO IT... "IT'S ME!  IT'S ME!  I'M THE BEST! LOOK AT ME!"

SELF PROMOTION! 

THE BIBLE SAID, "IT'S EVIL!"

OR PUTTING DOWN THE OPPOSITION.  JUST CRITICIZING.  THE IS ONLY ...  WHO DID GOD CHOOSE?

LOOK AT KING DAVID!

The biblical King David of Israel was known for his diverse skills as both a warrior and a writer of psalms. In his 40 years as ruler, between approximately 1010 and 970 B.C.E., he united the people of Israel, led them to victory in battle, conquered land and paved the way for his son, Solomon, to build the Holy Temple. Almost all knowledge of him is derived from the books of the Prophets and Writings: Samuel I and II, Kings I and Chronicles I.

David was the eighth and youngest son of Jesse from the kingly tribe of Judah. He was also a direct descendent of Ruth the Moabite. David began his life as a shepherd in Bethlehem. One day, the prophet Samuel called him out of the field and anointed him without the knowledge of the current king, Saul. David simply returned to his sheep. His first interaction with Saul came when the king was looking for someone to play music for him, and the king’s attendant summoned the skilled David to play for him. Saul was pleased with David and kept him in his service as a musician.

The first time David publicly displayed his courage was when, as an inexperienced boy armed with only a stick and a few stones, he confronted the nine-foot, bronze armored Philistine giant, Goliath of Gath. After skilled warriors had cowered in fear for 40 days, David made a slingshot, invoked God’s name, and killed the giant. After this, Saul took David on as commander of his troops and David formed a close friendship with Saul’s son, Jonathan.

David was successful in battle against the Philistines and this aroused the jealousy of Saul, who tried to kill David by throwing a spear at him. David stayed with Saul, however, and Saul offered him his own daughter, Merav, as a wife. He later reneged on his promise, but offered David his second daughter, Michal, in exchange for the foreskins of 100 Philistines, a price that David paid.

Saul’s jealousy of David grew and he asked his son Jonathan to kill David. Jonathan was a friend of David’s, however, and hid David instead. He then went to his father and convinced Saul to promise not to kill David. Saul promised, and David returned to his service. This promise did not last and, after Saul attempted to kill David a second time, Michal helped David run away to the prophet Samuel in Ramah. David returned briefly to make a pact of peace with Jonathan and to verify that Saul was still planning to kill him. He then continued his flight from Saul, finding refuge with the king of Moab. On the way, the priest Ahimelech of Nob gave David a weapon. When Saul heard this, he sent Doeg the Edomite to kill 85 of the city’s priests.

In the course of his flight, David gained the support of 600 men, and he and his band traveled from city to city. At one point, in Ein Gedi, David crept up on Saul while he was in a cave, but instead of killing him, cut a piece from his cloak and confronted Saul. Saul broke down and admitted that David would one day be king and asked David to swear that he would not destroy Saul’s descendants or wipe out Saul’s name. David swore to this, but it did not stop Saul from continuing to pursue him. Finally, David and his supporters joined the service of Achish, the Philistine king of Gath who entrusted David with control of the city of Ziklag. Under Achish’s employ, David raided the cities of nomads who harassed the Jews and gave the spoils as gifts to the leaders of Judah to win their support for him against Saul.

Eventually, while David was out battling a tribe called the Amalekites, Saul and Jonathan were killed on Mt. Gilboa in a fight with the Philistines. David mourned, and then began a new stage in his life, as king of Judah. He moved to Hebron, along with his wives, Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail of Carmel, and his followers. The people of Judea were grateful to David for saving them from desert raiders while he was in Ziklag, and they appointed David king.

Meanwhile, Abner son of Ner crowned Ish-Boshet son of Saul king over the tribes of Israel. The kingdoms of Judah and Israel fought, with David’s dynasty growing stronger as Saul’s grew weaker. Finally, after Abner had a fight with Ish-Boshet, Abner approached David and made a pact with him, which allowed David to unite the two kingdoms and rule over all of Israel. As Abner was leaving David, however, David’s advisor and army commander, Joab, killed Abner without David’s knowledge. Soon, Ish-Boshet was also killed and the tribes of Israel anointed David as their king. David was 30 years old at the time, and had ruled over Judah for seven years and six months. Over the years, he had taken more wives and had many children. He had also made pacts with kings of various surrounding countries.

David’s first action as king was to capture what is now the City of David in Jerusalem, fortify it and build himself a palace. When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king and was threatening their hegemony over all of Palestine, they attacked, spread out over the Valley of Raphaim and captured Bethlehem. David retaliated and, in three battles, forced the Philistines out of Israel.

Once David had established the safety of his kingdom, he brought the Holy Ark, which had been passed from city to city, to Jerusalem. He then wanted to build a temple to God and consulted Natan the prophet. Natan replied to David that God would always be with David, but it would be up to David’s son to build the Temple because David had been a warrior and shed blood.

David then began fighting wars against Israel’s neighbors on the east bank of the Jordan. He defeated the Moabites, the Edomites, the Ammonites and the Arameans. These wars began as defensive wars, but ended with the establishment of a Davidic empire that extended over both sides of the Jordan River, as far as the Mediterranean Sea. David enforced justice in his empire and established civil and military administrations in Jerusalem, modeled after those of the Canaanites and Egyptians. He divided the country into twelve districts, each with its own civil, military and religious institutions. He also established Jerusalem as the secular and religious center of the country. Each district paid taxes to Jerusalem and the people began to make pilgrimages to Jerusalem each year on the holidays of Passover, Shavout and Sukkot.

Despite this flawless reign on a national level, David had many problems in his personal life. One day while the men were at war, David spied a beautiful woman, Bathsheba, from his rooftop. He discovered that she was married to Uriah the Hittite, but this did not stop him from sending for her and getting her pregnant. He then recalled Uriah from battle and pretended that Uriah was the father of Bathsheba’s baby. Uriah refused to go home to his wife, so David sent Uriah to the front lines of battle, where he was killed. David then married Bathsheba. When confronted by Natan the prophet, David admitted his sin. In punishment, Bathsheba’s child died and David was cursed with the promise of a rebellion from within his own house. Bathsheba and David soon conceived a second son, Solomon.

David’s personal strife continued when his son Amnon raped Tamar, Amnon’s half-sister. Absalom, who was David’s son and Tamar’s brother, then killed Amnon. Absalom fled, but David could not stop thinking about him. Finally, Joab convinced David to allow Absalom to return. Absalom was a handsome man and became popular with the people of Israel. Then, 40 years after Samuel had anointed David king, Absalom, along with 200 men, journeyed to Hebron with the intention of rebelling against his father and taking over his kingdom. He had the support of the men of Hebron who were insulted by the removal of the kingdom from Hebron to Jerusalem, the elders whose status was undermined by parts of David’s policy and the Benjamites who wanted to avenge Saul’s family.

David feared that Absalom would return and conquer Jerusalem, so he and all his followers fled the city, leaving only 10 concubines to guard the palace. David told the priests Zadok and Abiathar to remain in the city along with his friend and now spy Hushai the Archite. Meanwhile, Absalom reached Jerusalem, took over the city and slept with David’s concubines. Hushai befriended Absalom, advised him, and told the priests to send messengers informing David of Absalom’s plans. David gathered his troops and then killed 20,000 of Absalom’s Israelite soldiers, including Absalom himself. David returned to power. A second revolt broke out at the hands of Sheba son of Bichri, but with the help of Joab, David succeeded in crushing this rebellion as well, and in killing Sheba.

Eventually David grew old and had to stop fighting. He constantly felt cold and could not get warm. At this point, Adonijah, David’s oldest son, declared himself king. David, however, had promised Bathsheba that her son Solomon would be king, and publicly anointed Solomon. Fearful of retribution Adonijah ran to the altar in Jerusalem, but Solomon pardoned him and sent him home.

David delivered a last set of instructions to his son, telling him to follow the words of God and to repay in kind specific people that had either wronged David or helped him. David then died after 40 years as king, 33 of those in Jerusalem. He was buried in the City of David.

David was a poet and the rabbis believe that David wrote the Book of Psalms, or at least edited it. Throughout his life, David prepared for the construction of the Holy Temple by setting aside the necessary physical materials, commanding the Levites and others in their duties for the Temple, and giving the plan for the Temple to Solomon. It is then fitting that according to tradition, the Messiah, who will build the third temple, will be from the Davidic dynasty. Today, Jews pray daily for the coming of the "Messiah, son of David."


Sources: Cohen, Barbara. David: A Biography. Clarion Books, New York: 1995.
Encyclopedia Judaica. "David."
Scriptures: Samuel I and
 
II, Kings I, Chronicles I. The Jewish Publication Society’s translation, New York: 1985.

ALL HIS BROTHERS WERE OUT THERE SAYING, 'LOOK AT ME'.  DAVID WAS OUT THERE BEING FAITHFUL TO HIS ASSIGNMENT!

THE LORD KNEW WHO THE KING WAS GOING TO BE!

I THINK WE SHOULD START CHOOSING LEADERS THE WAY THE LORD CHOOSES LEADERS.

AND ELISHA:  HE'S OUT THERE PLOWING!

1 KINGS 19:19  So he departed there and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with 12 yoke of oxen.  Elijah found him.  He was being faithful.


R.J.  THINGS ARE PROFOUNDLY AWRY RIGHT NOW IN OUR COUNTRY AND WE ARE NEVER GOING TO GET THE RIGHT LEADERS THE WAY WE CHOOSE THEM.

I'M GLAD SOME ARE THERE BECAUSE OF A CALLING, AND A PURPOSE, AND I'M SO THANKFUL FOR THAT, AND WE SHOULD SUPPORT THEM, AND WE SHOULD SEEK GODLY PEOPLE TO PUT INTO OFFICE, BUT I THINK WE SHOULD START LOOKING AT THE WHOLE SYSTEM THAT HAS EVOLVED.

EVEN GEORGE WASHINGTON.  HE GOT ELECTED PRESIDENT AND DIDN'T KNOW IT!  HE NEVER RAN!

HE DID NOT KNOW HE WAS RUNNING OR THAT HE HAD BEEN NOMINATED.

SOMEONE FINALLY SENT HIM A NOTE:  "HEY! WE ELECTED YOU PRESIDENT!"

EVEN INTO THE 20TH CENTURY, WE HAD CANDIDATES THAT REFUSED TO CAMPAIGN FOR THEMSELVES.

THEY SAID, "YOU GUYS GOT TO DO THE WORK! IF I'M ELECTED, I'LL SERVE, BUT I'M NOT GOING TO DO THAT!"

WE NEED TO LOOK AT THE WHOLE SYSTEM, THAT IS AWRY RIGHT NOW, AND WE MAY NEED SOMEONE TO COME IN AND TAKE IT AND FIX IT AND GET IT BACK ON TRACK.

THERE WERE TWO MAJOR FOUNDERS THAT GAVE US THE CONSTITUTION

WE TEAR THEM DOWN IT WON'T WORK.  AND WE TORE THEM DOWN AND IT NOT WORKING.  THOSE FIREWALLS GOT TO BE REBUILT OR ITS GOING TO CONTINUE TO MELT DOWN.

THIS CAN BE IF WE TURN TO THE LORD, A JUBILEE.  IT CAN BE A RESET.  WE'VE GOT TO SAY, "WE'VE SCREWED IT UP!"

WE'VE GOT TO GO BACK TO THE FOUNDATION - TO THE MOORINGS THAT WERE BUILT ON SOUND BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES AND DON'T EVER LET THIS HAPPEN AGAIN.

 

J.B. WHAT ARE THE FIREWALLS?

R.J.  THE FIREWALLS WERE PUT IN PLACE TO PROTECT THE COUNTRY FROM TYRANNY EITHER FROM THE KIKNG OR THE EXECUTIVE OR THE PEOPLE - I.E.  MOB RULE

THEY WERE AFRAID OF ABUSE FROM EITHER DIRECTION

THESE FIREWALLS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ATTACKED OR ERODED, BUT THE MAIN FIREWALL THAT WAS BLOCKED WAS THE TYRANNY OF THE PEOPLE.  ONCE THE PEOPLE REALIZED THEY COULD VOTE FOR THEMSELVES, THE RESOURCES OF THE TREASURY, THIS WILL NOT WORK.  IT CAN'T WORK.

THAT FIREWALL WAS TORN DOWN IN THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY.  IT STARTED TO SLIDE AND SNOWBALLED AND GOT BIGGER AND BIGGER AND THE WHOLE THING IS ABOUT TO COLLAPSE.  BECAUSE PEOPLE FOUND OUT THEY CAN VOTE FOR THEMSELVES.

WE HAVE MANY OUT THERE NOW WHO ARE IN POSITIONS OF POWER AND HAVE BEEN THERE FOR DECADES BECAUSE THEY GOT EECTED NOT FOR POLICY BUT 'WHAT CAN II GIVE YOU"?  AND WHAT THEY ARE GIVING THEM ARE OUR RESOURCES - OUR HARD EARNED MONEY OF THOSE WHO ARE WORKING - THOSE WHO ARE PRODUCING.

THAT HAPPENED BECAUSE THE SENATE WAS NEVER SUPPOSED TO BE SUBJECTED TO THE VOTE OF THE PEOPLE.  SENATOR WERE SUPPOSED TO BE ASSIGNED BY THE STATES' GOVERNMENTS.  THEY WOULD PUT THOSE PEOPLE INTO GOVERNMNT WHO REALLY  UNDERSTOOD WHAT WAS GOING ON - THOSE WHO REALLY UNDERSTOOD THE ECONOMY AND MANAGEMENT AND THESE THINGS AND THAT THEY COULD BE THE FIREWALL AGANST PEOPLE WHO WERE VOTNG OR RESOURCES THE GOVERNMENT DIDN'T HAVE.

THEY DESIGNED THIS AFTER THE HOUSE OF LORDS IN ENGLAND.  THEY HAVE THE HOUSE OF COMMONS AND YOU HAVE TO WORK A LOT OF THINGS OUT, BUT YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE THAT FIREWALL BECAUSE THE ENCROACHMENT IS COMING FROM BOTH DIRECTIONS - BOTH THE EXECUTIVE ANDTHE TYRANNY OF THE PEOPLE.  JUST DEMANDING MORE AND MORE FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND IT DOESN'T HAVE ANY MORE.

OUR DOLLAR?  AND THEN WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO GET?  WHAT IS ANYONE GOING TO GET?

OUR MONEY IS GONE!

In some basic ways both Russia and China now have more liberty than we have in America. They are trending toward more individual liberty, even if they are hitting bumps on the road to this and occasionally may even run into a ditch. Even so, they get going again and are trending in the direction toward personal liberty. As impatient as many have been with their slowness in this, we should remember how long we struggled. Even after nearly a century of American democracy, we still had slavery, and America invented the concentration camps that we used for displacing and even killing Native Americans. The march of civilization has not been smooth or consistent anywhere or with anyone. So let us too give grace to those who are struggling.

However, after accomplishing so much, Western nations are now trending toward tyranny and the loss of individual freedom. There have been occasional slowdowns in this march to bondage, but then the pace gets even faster. The East and West are going in opposite directions again. 

 Thankfully, there is a third column. It is the kingdom of God. Every good gift that has come down to man, including better governments, has come from above. Even so, no government on earth is the kingdom of God even if they have some of the elements of the kingdom. The kingdom is yet to come to the earth, but it surely will. Many governments on the earth that have been built on at least some kingdom principles will “become the kingdom of our Lord.” 

 One of the things the Lord said that He would do after His return is to separate the nations as “sheep” or “goats.” He explained the qualifications for being a sheep or goat nation. For those who are here to help prepare the way for the Lord, one way that we do this is by helping our nation become a sheep nation. One of the ways that we are called to help prepare the way for the Lord is to help our nations adopt kingdom principles that would help them become “sheep” nations rather than “goat” nations. To help a nation get to where it is supposed to go, we must first know where it is. 

 There are other major forces in the world than Marxism and capitalism, but these have been the two most powerful counterweights in recent times. Under each of these there are nuances. For example, free enterprise is different than capitalism, but can only exist under capitalism. With pure capitalism you must have capital to have opportunity, but with free enterprise you only need initiative to have opportunity. However, if you have free enterprise and you become successful, you will have capital that you will want to invest, so you become a capitalist. The more capitalists and the more capital there is to invest, the more people have been successful in the system.

 You must have capitalism to have free enterprise. But if capitalism grows unchecked, it can choke out free enterprise and destroy itself by cutting itself off from its lifeblood. Left to itself without any steering and the needed corrections from government, greed can take over capitalism in such a way that it starts to abuse and hurt people. This leads to revolution and is not in anyone’s interest to allow this to happen—except the Marxists. The lifeblood of Marxism is promoting the envy of the successful, which they call “social justice.” 

 Not all who call for social justice are Marxists, and there is a devotion to social justice that we must have to remain a Republic. Even so, Marx, and subsequent Marxists, have been brilliant in the way they have seized popular and even noble terms to mobilize and exploit those whom Marx called the “useful idiots.” The “useful idiots” were the idealists that Marx saw as being so easily manipulated, but which he also despised. They were always the first to feel the wrath when Marxists gained control. 

 That being said, The Bible is still the biggest proponent of true social justice, and requires justice for all with a special devotion to providing justice for those who are weak. It requires freedom for the oppressed, and then it requires generosity from the prosperous to the poor. However, the key distinction between Christianity and the Marxist social justice, or the liberal social justice promoted by many today, is that nowhere does The Bible demand charity from the government, but from individuals. 

When charity becomes institutional it loses its basic power to uplift. It becomes demeaning, dehumanizing, and always leads to bondage.

 

 

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