Prophesies for Now and the Future

Sundays tire me out sometimes, even though worshiping God and praying with other believers refreshes my spirit.

This afternoon, it caught up with me so I took a short nap and then I heard a sound alerting me to a message on the phone.

A friend wanted me to watch a YouTube video of Jonathan Cahn, warning America of 10-31-17, but the online site said it’s not available. So, I got on “Prophetic Warning to America 13 Oct, 2017 – Jonathan Cahn – The Apostasy of America [Friday 13th].”

Then my friend directed me to Kim Clement’s prophesies beginning in 2014 and they continued, one after another.

We, in America dedicated our country to God when the Puritan’s came to the eastern shore. When I was a child in the 1960’s, I literally saw values shifting as people acted out with drugs, less sexual restraints, rebellion towards adults and against authorities.

Now, I pray for revival in America because as an adult I am concerned for the next generations and for the welfare of this country.

Years ago, I prayed for God to send missionaries to us with accents because American’s love foreign accents and He answered my prayer. I’m praying for revival because when I read the Old Testament I see that when Israel turned from God, He sent judgments to get their attention so they wouldn’t end up depraved and eventually separated from Him for all of eternity.

America is choosing other gods, atheism, etc. and we are being punished by God. God’s word says 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. That’s found in 2 Chronicles 7:14, (NKJV).

The Israelites worshiped Baal and put thousands of children through the fire. Americans have worshiped self and killed over 60 million babies. God forgive us!

 

 

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Jesus -the Jewish Messiah

I stand amazed at the plan God made to redeem mankind. I don’t always understand it, even though I’ve been reading the Bible for a few decades or more, almost every day.

I don’t say that to brag, it’s just that after all that exposure, I still have tons to learn. What I think I understand having read the King James Bible and many others is that God gets seriously ticked at sin. So mad at murder and sex outside of marriage and homosexuality and stealing and gossiping and lying and cheating on your spouse and violence and taking His name in vain and for many other rotten things we humans do, that He sometimes wants to annihilate all evil people. On the other hand, He made all humans in His image and He loves people and enjoys us and wants to spend time with us.

So, He came up with a plan. Instead of wiping out most of mankind like He did when Noah was alive, and just saving a handful of people, He decided to send a substitute to take on all His wrath, so mankind could repent from their sins and this substitute would be chosen to take on the punishment.

The Jewish religion called for a perfectly formed lamb (or other acceptable animals) to be sacrificed for their sins at different times of the year for all those willing in Old Testament times. Thousands upon thousands of animals got killed as innocent sacrifices for the sins of the people. Maybe God got tired of seeing His creatures killed. He surely hated sin though and all the damage it causes others.

Yet, He made folks with the choice to love Him back or to reject Him. When men and women reject Him, He departs from their presence, even though He knows all and sees all, because He’s holy and sin is ugly. He removes His hand of protection from those that curse Him and don’t want Him around and so He says let their false gods take care of them. That’s in the book of Isaiah.

Eventually God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, three separate persons in One God, a complete mystery, decided the world needed help. So Jesus volunteered to become the Lamb of sacrifice the first time He came to earth and He took on the sins of the world for all of time. No human is perfect, so God became flesh since He is perfect.

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To access that forgiveness, He asked people to believe in Him and to repent of their sins and to follow Him. He gave them a choice. He came to the Jewish people at one of the worst times in history. They were subjugated to Rome’s rule.

He became a victim of crucifixion, one of the most tortuous ways to die. He became totally separated from His Father because God hates sin and He took on all the sins of the world from the past to the present to the future. Jesus became sin so we could be set free from sin if we choose.

Some Jewish leaders and some Roman leaders worked together to have Him crucified. Some of the priests and other Jews in authority wanted Him dead so He wouldn’t call out their sins to them. When King Herod killed John the Baptist, Jesus mourned.

Yet, the almighty God allowed Himself to be beaten and to be crucified for our sins so we could one day enter into heaven with Him and God the Father and God the Holy Spirit.

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In the meanwhile, He said that we who believe will do more than He who came down from heaven to our mess. Maybe because there’s so many of us and we have God working through us.

He says He’s coming again, the Jewish Messiah that encouraged the apostles to change tradition and invite Gentiles to worship God and become His children as well. The Jewish people that accepted Jesus’ teaching and followed Him as Lord and Savior were first called Christians in Antioch.

Many prophesies in the Word of God say Jesus will return. The second time He is coming as the Lion of Judah.

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No longer a lamb, but a lion. If you listen to those who study prophesies and those who study the times, they are saying He’s coming soon. Are you ready? Am I ready? I fervently pray so.

God is Real!

At a ladies retreat last week, I met my roommate, the pastor of the Family for Christ Assembly of God Church in the Bronx. She grew up in Africa. She moved to the United States some years ago. Monica drove to this function with three other women. All three women told me to talk to her about her life experiences. When we were alone I asked her to share some of her stories.

She gave her life, soul and spirit over to Jesus Christ as a girl. As she began to know God’s voice in comparison to her own thoughts or the voice of the enemy of our souls, she said God told her she would marry a man from another country. Later, He told her the name of her husband, a student at her school she didn’t really know. When she met him, he fell in love with her and she with him. Years later, after the birth of four sons, God gave her a dream. Do not take your husband to a certain hospital in California. He will receive an IV, a man will come in and put a shot into the IV. Your husband will die.

When her husband got ill they took him by ambulance to that hospital, and when she protested and told of her dream, they ignored her. She watched the man come into her husband’s room, put a shot into the IV, and her husband died within two minutes. She never felt such a lack of control.

When she spoke of falling some months later and getting seriously hurt, the doctor told her he couldn’t help her. She needed to rest and let the body heal itself. She cried to God. “I need to work. What am I going to do for money?” She said God sent angels to massage her sore muscles and a man glowing white, who she thought was Jesus Christ, to touch her stomach. When she woke up, she was totally healed,

Then I remembered about twenty years ago being at a different ladies retreat, and I went to my room to be alone. I cried over a deep hurt and I felt the arms of an angel or God hugging me. I felt no warmth from the embrace, but comfort. I had forgotten all about it.

God answers prayer and fulfills His promises in my life, so I know that I know that He’s real. But some of these highly personal touches bring me to a higher level of appreciation.

No wonder God tells us not to forsake the assembling together of believers. We get ignited from the fire of others’ faith. It builds up our faith and reminds us of the fact that God is not a respecter of any person. He loves the ones He’s created. John 3:16 says: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.

Yay God!