The Simple Life


My brother is just so funny. I feel blessed to have him in my life. He makes me laugh so hard.  It’s wonderful for my mother to share this time with him too, since he had been living apart from her for many years.

I’ve noticed that he and the other people with special needs bring home beautiful pictures. The other day I was looking at this picture and I said, “Kevin, this is not yours. You’ve taken someone else’s picture by mistake.” He promptly picked up a pen and crossed out the other persons name and wrote his own name on the top! Then he said, “There you go.” As if life is just that easy. Take what you want. I wonder how many times he’s seen that done I thought. “Hmm,” I said. “He’d make a great attorney!”

My mother and I were laughing so hard at him. In his world forgery was nothing. If you like it, make it yours.

I looked at all of the artwork and started looking at the things in my home. I realized that life is just too short to collect things. The beauty of simple things that the artwork my brother produces, is better than anything one can purchase.

I sat in my living room and was sad when I noticed a small cardboard box which held the belongings which my mother was left with after being moved from her home. I took a picture. I cried to think this was so important to her.The Barbie dolls which she used to knit clothing for. No one could believe that she could do this and it was something that she took great pride in. The little Charlie Brown that plays music. The pictures. I managed to get the bronze shoes from my brother Dennis who had passed away as a baby. These she somehow never lost in all of her shuffling through the years. It is difficult to see my mother’s life reduced to a cardboard box. But then I look around and feel the weight of all the things in my life holding me down. I don’t want anything in my life. I can’t stand things holding me back from what is important. I hate greed and what it does to people. It hurts me to see what it has done. I don’t want to take care of things. Although I love looking at my brother’s pictures. And my mother’s things. It’s cute, but we all have the propensity to collect. So I want to bring joy to other’s by giving.

Now I got my mom into a pottery class to learn something new. She was making me laugh with her antics. When the teacher told her to “pinch her pot,” she said, “What?” “Yea, I said, “That meant something completely different in the 70’s!” Now she’s learning a different skill at 82 and she’ll be able to make new memories and so will I.

I realized that life is not about owning things. In fact the more time I spend with my mother, the more fleeting I see that our time is on this earth. I see that those who have robbed and tried to fill their lives with things, are missing the most important qualities.

My mother and I listened to my brother talking last night. He was telling us about the lipstick that he was going to give his girlfriend at school. He was going to put it in his purse. It’s really a fannypack. He crams all kinds of stuff into that purse. Sometimes I’ll check it just too unload some things. It’s so stuffed full. I just have to see what he’s carrying around and it’s funny. Pictures of things unrelated. I try to connect the subjects, but can’t seem to and move on. The objects make no sense,but they amuse me.

The keychains that I have given him have all found a place on this pack. I have actually had to remove some,because it has become unsafe. The weight of this is ridiculous. And the fact that one of them is a round basketball for coins, makes it hilarious with his gait and when he bowls, underhanded, my son made the remark that it’s a good thing I didn’t give him the bull’s you know what, to hang from this pack, or it would be quite a sight to behold, when he bends down to bowl! This visual just made me crack up.

He is very animated. And when he tells us that someone threw up at school it’s hilarious. He is over the top. I don’t think it happened the way he tells us and at times, I only wish I could place a hidden camera on him. There was one day that he told me that one person threw up and another girl was told that “she stinks and needed to go into the bathroom,” while the teacher was spraying the bathroom. And later, he said the same girl was his girlfriend. My son, who is not easily grossed out, said, “Come on, I don’t want to hear this! You’re girlfriend stinks!” And my brother as proud as could be, said, “Yes, she stinks! Right?” Wow! That’s unconditional love at it’s best! And, all I can say is, those special education teacher’s work very hard, and deserve pay raises!!! Treat them well. They’re very special people.

But,people like my brother are also very special and he keeps me centered. I sometimes find I’m taking him for granted and when I come back to him, I find humor in his simple words and beauty in the world around him. It is just what God was trying to point out to all of us and the reason He told us that “the meek would inherit the earth.”

Look at what a mess we have made of all of this. Greedy people have tried to use people like my brother for selfish gain. I’ve had people say, “They look at your brother like a throwaway.” That has brought me unspeakable pain.” Yes, even at his birth they thought he wouldn’t live. But God had a different plan. And his plans were to bring men to repentance through my brother. Yes, my brother who is so innocent. Who would take an art project and cross someones name and sign his name, would do this with anything. He knows no difference. He tells me everything costs “a hundred dollars.”

But who cares? My brother puts everything in perspective. Whether it a billion dollars or a penny, in his mind it’s the same price. Just as the value of a soul is worth more than everything. And as the Lord has said, “Woe to the man who gains the whole world, yet loses his own soul.”

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And Every Nation Shall Gather


Against Israel….

Well how is this going to happen? Everyone would wonder when and how these words could come to pass. But look, in the days that we are living in, and Daniel had spoken of the times of the end, “when people would be running to and fro, seeking knowledge.”  In other words, the information highway. The internet.

When the chaos broke out in Egypt, it was the first medium to be cut off, making sure that all ties to the outside world be disconnected, immediately, with the hopes that Twitter, Facebook, and social outlets, be disconnected. Gone are the days of propaganda, and brainwashing. The power is in the hands of the people.

Now, the scrolls which were given to Daniel, are being translated. “These are meant for the times of the end.” The angel of the Lord had spoken to him. They are not meant for you. Well, we are most certainly in these times. And how do we know? Because, as I have spoken so many times before, it has, and always shall be, about the covenant with Israel.

The war that will ensue, is not about anything else. Although, it will be a great deception. My friend today mentioned something about the great oil reserves and the land in one breath. And she is a believer. I had to gently remind her that although these may be great assets, it has never been about either of these things. That is just smoke and mirrors in the hands in the enemy.

It goes back to the beginning in the Garden of Eden, and the curse spoken and the inception of the covenant began with Ismael and Isaac.

Isaac, fathered the nation of Israel and Abraham, being his father was known as the “father of faith.” All who accepted ‘by faith,’ this sacrifice made by the blood of Christ, became inheritors of the covenant.

Ismael, was the half-brother and therefore he was not the inheritor of the covenant. Although the Lord did not cut Him off. God did say he would be the father of a great nation. However, the Lord did say that Ismael and Isaac would always be at war with one another. And this has been a struggle that would take place until His return to end this.

It is the epic battle of good and evil. Satan against God Himself. He will bring all of his forces against God’s forces and the Lord will prevail. He has already said that He has written Israel upon the palm of His hand and I would challenge anyone or anything to come against them. Because in so doing, you are coming against the Lord Himself. So I urge you to pray for the peace of JerUSAlem!

“I will bless those who bless you(Israel), and I will curse those who curse you.”

It’s Bittersweet…


I was in San Francisco yesterday and woke to a call from my mother. In a panic, once again, she had to be calmed down by me. I had received calls from her for the past three days. Miserable at the move to another part of the country, she wanted me to come and get her. I had discussed the idea of her moving and told her last winter, that I was not in agreement. Now, she lives near family, who seems to treat her as if she is a burden.

I am the one she calls when she needs reassurance. I feel helpless when she does this and told her so. I said, “Mom, I’m just back at work for the first time in a long time, and this is very upsetting to me. I promise I will come and get you, but I must work out this schedule first.”

After talking with her for a while, she seems calm again. She tells me, “I just need to talk to you and you make me feel better.” Well, I’m glad,” I tell her, but meanwhile, I’m now stressed. Thanks mom.

I decide to take a walk on the streets of downtown San Francisco. This would leave me more depressed to see all of the homeless. Is it my imagination, or is the homeless population growing rapidly? I watch and listen as two women begin to get into a shouting match on the sidewalk right in front of me. I smell the pungent odor of skunk, which can only mean pot, everywhere I turn. The woman screams back, “As soon as I’m done smoking, I’ll be down there!”

Geesh! By that time, I’m thinking she will be too wasted to even care. I’m saddened when I think of the mission, I was on to find a long-lost friend while on a layover once. I heard she’d been out on the streets and I promised her mother I would try to find her. Even the people at the front desk asked, “Are you sure you want to go down there?” When I’d given them her last known address. “Oh, well, its daytime, it shouldn’t be a problem,” they told me.

I walked to the address given, only to find, it didn’t exist. I assumed she had just given her mother this, to make her feel better.

Alas, as I was checking out of my hotel, I received a phone call from a mutual friend of ours. “I found out where Grace is,”she said. She’s in the hospital and she’s dying of hepatitis.” “Oh, my gosh! I told her I would now have to wait until I arrived home and return. Her and I made plans to fly back when we got the news that she had died.

I hurt for her mother and for her. She was at one time, so talented and extremely intelligent, however, she was enslaved to drugs.

Now I am looking around me and seeing this beautiful city, with the ugliness of every sin you can think of, taking it hostage. As I was walking into a diner, a homeless man held out his paper cup and asked, “Do you have any change? “No man, I sure don’t,” I told him. And not being dishonest at all. I had a couple of dollars, and a card. He said, “Well bless you and maybe on your way out.”

As I sat waiting for my order, I watched him and thought of my friend. Just trying to get by and begging was no longer, beneath her. She needed whatever she was in bondage to, and I prayed for this man, as I would have my friend.

I continued to watch as people just walked by without looking at him. The people leaving the diner, would occasionally put something into his cup, yet without acknowledging him as a person. Almost as if they were tossing out some trash.

Now, after paying my bill, I walked out and put a dollar in his cup. “Oh! Bless you!” He said. I looked at him and asked, “How many people actually look at you? He shrugged, “Not many.”  “Well,” I told him. I’ve been watching and praying for you. Do you know the word tells us to “entertain strangers, for in so doing, you are entertaining angels unaware. Now, who is the angel?” He said, “You!” Well, I don’t know if it’s me or it’s you,” I told him, but I want you to use the money you get in a worthy manner. “Yes, ma’am.” Of course he may or may not. I just felt grief for him. “I’m also going to tell you that the Lord is coming soon.” At this he reached out and gave me a big hug. It was so sweet and the thought crossed my mind, “I wonder when a friend or family member last hugged this man.”

Of course he could have just said anything, however, I believe in the power of Christ and His message to all men. He can heal and deliver in an instant. And couldn’t it be that just maybe, this man is one of the Lord’s angels, as well?

Yes, I’ve walked a tough road, and anyone who chooses to be part of my life, must accept my baggage and walk down this road with me. But everyone has baggage, and if they think that they don’t, I’m more concerned about them.

I walked back and saw a young woman sitting over a styrofoam container, eating whatever was in it, as if she was a dog. Another man walked up and looked into it, as if he wanted some and she covered it immediately. I wanted to cry.

I don’t see these lost souls as any different from men on Wall Street, who have deceived themselves into believing they are their own creator. The only difference is that for these street people, drugs and alcohol is what they use, to medicate their pain and keep them in their self-deception. For others it is money, fame, or anything other than the Lord.

Yes, I’m prepared to continue to go through stuff, and at times, I’m overwhelmed. Then I hear His voice. Reminding me that He had suffered and died, “to destroy the works of the devil.” This is why I remind others, that He is coming soon.

I know that I am one who has experienced more than most, as far as suffering is concerned. But when a total stranger can make me cry, I understand the purpose of the pain.  I will not numb myself and I will not blind my eyes.

It’s my life, my purpose, my calling. “To set the captives free!”

Declaring The Future Prophecy


And it was the most powerful scripture in the Old Testament besides the messianic Psalms, which speaks of the resurrection of the body.

Read; Isaiah 26:19- “But your dead will live; their bodies will rise.

You who dwell in the dust, wake up and shout for joy. Your dew is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead.

Yes, when you look further down in verse 20 it speaks to his people to go to “their rooms and shut their doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by.”

Sound familiar? Yes, it sounds very much like…the Passover. Yes, it is all the deliverance of Israel from her enemies and the Lords dealing with the sins of the nations. He speaks of the “Lord’s devastation of the earth.” (Isaiah 24)

Then He shall be dealing with Jacob to atone for his sin.It is, after all, referred to as, the time of Jacob’s trouble,” or the “tribulation.” Which I do not believe the bride(the believers) is going to experience. I know, some believers think that we are going to be on this earth for some or all of Jacobs trouble, however, according to my studies, this is just not part of the Lord’s plan for His bride.

It is not a doctrine that divides believers, however, it’s just a matter of opinion, but the Lord tells us in scripture that, “it has not been appointed for His church to see wrath.” And I have seen many other scriptures to support the fact that the bride will be taken away, to the wedding feast, for a period of 7 years, which would be appropriate for the period of silence listed in Revelation. This would explain the time of Jacobs Troubles, which is clearly meant to bring those who cannot see nor hear to Him. He says thatThat every nation shall gather against Israel and He shall return. At this point He shall return. And they shall see the one “whom they have pierced and they shall mourn. 

It is at this point when every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess, “That Jesus Christ is Lord!

The Apostate Church


What is it? Well we’re living in the times  of darkness and we need to be on our guard. People do not even realize what’s happening. Megachurches cropping up all over and pastors tickling the ears of the members, afraid of losing the tithes. The danger of losing all the money supporting the growth and this is exactly what the Lord speaks about when He speaks to the churches in Revelation. The works instead of the real love for Him. The appearance instead of the service and the wealth instead of the regeneration.

Jezebel, alive and well in the church and the church leaders that tolerate her fornications inside the church all because she is bringing in people who bring more money and growth.  This spirit will be leading in ministries and teaching as well. This is the apostacy and  it has no regeneration in a person at all. It’s obvious because she hasn’t changed one bit. She expects the Lord to come along to her way of thinking. Of course we know that Gods word does not change,He calls sin, sin, and now it has been brought into the church, in the name of the Lord and the church leaders have turned a blind eye and even set people into ministry ignoring these sins. It is one thing to do these things in the world, but now to be brought into the church, the Lord is burning in His anger. He knows Jezebel and she hides in her relgious works, thinking she cannot be seen. But she hates the prophets of God and this is why she enters the church The Lord will only deal with her for so long before He moves His hand of judgement.

Because of this He speaks in Revelation, that she shall be cast upon a bed of suffering, and all who fornicate with her, shall also suffer with her. It is amazing to me, that she does not see it, yet when we are in the midst of our sin, and refuse to heed the voice of the Lord, our hearts become hardened. It is only when we refuse to repent, that we are allowed to suffer. And in Revelation, He tells us that He has allowed Jezebel more than enough time to repent and she refuses. So it’s apparent that He is speaking to the apostates in this portion of scripture. Those with the most hardened of hearts.

We are living in those times. I see it in a most personal way in my life. With people who I know and in the churches as well. They think they are rich, yet they are poor. They say they must clean themselves of the most silly things, yet the most obvious sins against the Lord, go unchecked, as if He turns a blind eye, because they are so busy in the church, and He is so pleased with their works for Him. I say it again. The Lord does not need our works! He did it all at the cross! Anything more is our proclamation to Him that He didn’t do enough and that is blasphemy. When He said, “it is finished, He meant it.

We have the privilege of being part of the process, but that’s all it is. He allows us as part of His creation, to be co-heirs with Him. But to assume that He needs our help is just plain ludicrous, and Satan, is always busy, trying to fill, mans heads with these lies, when we aren’t yet regenerated by the Holy Spirit. This is why the Lord tells us to be “filled by the Spirit of God, and keep the house swept clean, so that these unclean spirits, cannot enter in.” These are spirits of religion, that seek to keep us bound up in doing empty works. They will not get us into the kingdom of God. They are worthless. Only the blood of Christ have paved the way for us. Now accept it. It’s free. And stay filled with His Spirit and stay humble knowing we can’t earn anything.

Be obedient unto Him and Him only. If it doesn’t line up with His word, reject it. Don’t try to make His word line up to your lifestyle. Make your life line up to His word. As His spirit lives in you, you will overcome. This is His power living in you. Read it and live it. This is how they will know you are sons of God. You will be filled with His love.

Always remember the narrow way. The lesser part. The remnant.Many are called…few are chosen.

Jezebel vs Jehu


enslaved by Jezebel

enslaved by Jezebel

To continue the post on Jezebel, I have done some research, since I am in a battle against this powerful spirit and it is apparent that Jezebel will be wreaking havoc in peoples lives in these last days. She is in comparison, Satan’s bride. The female demon, however, she can work through a male or female.

The people that are enslaved by Jezebel, rarely know this unless they read the Word of God and start to understand how this demon operates. This demon uses witchcraft to over power a persons mind and usually tends to use the facade of the church as her cover. The church is a very nice hiding place for Jezebel.

As I stated in my last post, Jezebel made her first appearance in the human form in 1 Kings and appears once again in spirit form, in the book of Revelation. The church of Thyratira in Revelation 2:18 is where the angel speaks about the fact that the church is responsible for tolerating her immorality and the influence she has on others. Even in Galatians, Paul speaks about those who have been “bewitched” as he reprimands these “foolish Galatians.” (Galatians 3:1) The translation of this word is “by witchcraft.”

Jezebels traits should be studied and if you are a spirit-filled believer, submitted to God, you will easily discern her operating. She loves to play the queen bee and usually tries to emasculate the men around her, and belittling everyone else. She must be the center of attention and if she thinks that a true Christian, can discern her, she does not want you to have contact with her victims. She has her victims doing her dirty work for her. She likes to remain hidden and even though she constantly sows seeds of discord and hatred, she does not want to be exposed. She will lie compulsively and is a psychopath. Her conscience has been seared.

If she senses she is losing control over her victim, she will do anything to hold on. Jezebel needs an Ahab to exist. This is the mind control that is spoken of. Totally giving their will over to Jezebel, just as Ahab did in 1 Kings, she has total control of her victim. She feels powerful and usually she destroys other people to elevate her own position.

She does not repent for anything and if she even begins to sound like it, that is usually only cursory to maintain control. It’s always a false sense of humility, because she is filled with pride.

It’s a sad demise for Jezebel, but usually only by someone like the prophet Jehu, the person operating under this spirit can be free. The male/female that the spirit Jezebel is operating through, must first acknowledge that they are indeed being influence by this demon, and then they must repent. This is the beginning of their deliverance, however, the person must recognize that this spirit can come back if they are not filled by the Holy Spirit. The Lord tells us that the “house must be swept clean and filled or the spirits will return.”

There is quite a bit of resource information on this spirit and on Ahab and in these days it is quite important for people to know their enemy!

The Lord revealed to me something that had just happened in my life and it was the classic Jezebel move. A man of God told me that this was the Lord letting me know where the enemy was at. However, after I discovered this episode lined up with scripture to a tee, the Lord reminded me that He was not jut letting me know “where the enemy was at, but Who the enemy is. This is very important when we are doing warfare and praying for those to be released from the deception of the enemy in their own lives. Most people under her power, or any demons, for that matter, rarely realize that they are under it’s control.

This is why we stand in the gap and do battle on their behalf. (2 Tim 2:26) “and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.

I noticed something of interest as well in the last book of the Old Testament. The final prophecy before the return of the Lord. “See I will send you the prophet, Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, or else I will come and strike the land with a curse.” (Malachi 4;5) I noticed that Elijah is the one that confronted Ahab and Jezebel in 1 Kings and spoke the word of the Lord to put an end to their rein of terror. Here we see  Elijah appearing once again, right before the return of the Lord and who is also working her charms? That’s right, in the last days before the return of the Lord, there she is in Revelation, Jezebel And we know from the past that Jezebel, hated the prophets of God. She had them killed because she worshipped Baal.

Even though she is hiding in the church, she isn’t hidden to those walking in the spirit, with true discernment. She is serving herself and she is surrounding herself with puppets. Her life has not been consecrated to the Lord, she only worships Him with her lips to proliferate her plans of deception.

She hated Elijah and she will not tolerate the prophets trying to disrupt her plans for her victims. She needs to remove them from her sphere of influence so that she will not be exposed. True hatred spews from this spirits mouth toward the followers of Christ who choose to live according to His words. She falsely accuses them to make them appear the opposite of the life they choose to walk in and this spirit “glory’s in her shame.” Making it appear to even the most intelligent victim, that she is very noble in her acts of corruption.

Now in the end, as I stated, it will be Jehu that comes and destroys this work. He knew his mission and would not allow himself to be captivated by this witchcraft. “She painted her eyes, arranged her hair and looked out the window. (She uses this seduction as part of her power, it is sensual and carnal.) As Jehu entered the gate she asked, “Have you come in peace, Zimri, you murderer of your master?”

Without even being caught up in her accusations or any conversation whatsoever, Jehu called out, “Who is on my side?Who?” Two or three eunichs(she surrounded herself with men that were emasculate, a picture of what type of spirit this is), looked down at him. “Throw her down! Jehu said.”

We know the rest, Jehu had her thrown from her palace wall. She is haughty and thought that she could overpower everyone, but “greater is He that is in me, than the one who is in the world.” Jehu was a mighty man of God.

  • This is the proverb that speaks of all of the characteristics of a Jezebel spirit, “There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to Him;
  • haughty eyes
  • a lying tongue
  • hands that shed innocent blood
  • a heart that devises wicked schemes
  • feet that are quick to rush into evil
  • a false witness that pours out lies
  • and Seven, remember is detestable to Him; a man who stirs up dissension among his brothers.

This is where we will see many of the traits in a person operating under this spirit. Since God does not speak of hate except in terms like this, I would pray for discernment if anyone believes they are gripped by this powerful demon and repent before the Day of the Lord. So the “hearts can be restored, to the Father.” This is first our spiritual Father and we know that Jezebel enters in, because most people influenced by this spirit, had a lost connection or skewed understanding of their own earthly father and it takes healing and restoration for this person to be delivered.

Yes, this is a powerful demon, but not more powerful than the Lord! He longs to set us free from Satans power and this is where we can see that the “ones the Lord sets free are free indeed!”