The Veil that Covers


“Mom, why did God give us eyelids?” My son just asked me that question the other day? “Well, it’s for protection from the elements. Besides, when we sleep, we have to keep the light out and we have shields for total darkness.”

Now I was glad, he was asking about God’s creation in the whole process. At his age, sometimes, children just question, is God really behind the whole thing, or some alien life form. Or perhaps the big explosion, made these eyelids of mine. Yea, I’m thinking even my 14 year old son, wouldn’t be buying that story. The zombies make way more sense, than, “hey son, there was a big explosion in space and we all came together and your face was made. Oh, and eyelids were formed so you could blink and sleep. Isn’t that amazing?” He’d say, “Mom, you are really insane.” But look people. This is what is taught as a science in your schools to your kids. They razzle, dazzle them with a bunch of words, and make it sound like a science. By the time they come out they think it’s real. But if you break it down in simple terms, this is what they’re saying.

So, my son say’s,” why didn’t God just let our eyes get wet?” I had to laugh at the sound of all of us crying all day long.For some people with hardened hearts, it sure wouldn’t hurt. I think there are people that do things in this world, who haven’t shed a tear. At the heartbreak they have caused. They’ve never uttered the words, “I’m sorry,” to the people they have hurt. They have never bothered to humble themselves to anyone. So perhaps that would be a good idea. But that wasn’t God’s plan.

God has a plan and it is coming soon. It involves His church. He refers to His church as His bride. It is an amazing analogy as I will point out. Many on this earth have not understood. In scripture it is referred to as “a mystery.” Yes, this is because the Bride is veiled, until her time of revealing.

But veiled to whom? “And even if our gospel is veiled it is veiled to veiled to those who are perishing. 2 Corinthians4:3 Now the true church of the Lord is not a building, as many believe. He specifically told his followers, “You also are like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. (1Peter 2:5) The Lord does not deliberately veil the gospel. But what I see in this, is that there are some who are hardened and no matter how much you try to reach them, they are unwilling to soften. “So as the Holy Spirit says; “Today, if you hear his voice do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion, during the time of testing in the desert. (Hebrews 3:7,8)

I had a dream yesterday, that a young girl had asked for me to be some kind of a mentor to her. I don’t know if I was in a restaurant or what it was. But when we got together, she was so full of pride, she kept telling me the way it was going to be. Every time I opened my mouth, she started talking. It was as if, I was working for her, and she was my manager.She was haughty and sat towering over me, as if I was now applying for a position at her company. It was all very strange. Almost as if she just wanted me here to feed her pride. It made me wonder why I bothered coming here in the first place.  I kept my mouth shut, as the Lord reminded me, “I am opposed to the proud, but I give grace to the humble.” I realized the Lord was testing her heart.

Now, I told her, “Look, you are the one who contacted me to help you. But I cannot, if you keep trying to teach me.A student isn’t greater than the teacher. You have no experience in this area, yet you are not teachable. You will  not accept any help. I do know about this. I don’t want recognition, because I am not looking for it. But you just have made this a miserable experience. I’m afraid I will have to stop this.”

About a week later, she contacted me and asked me to help again. “I can’t do this. I really need your help. I know you can teach me, because you have experience.” “Ok,” I told her, “But this time, you will have to trust me.” I have some knowledge in this area.” The exact same thing happened. This girl rose up against me.  Every time I tried to show her something or, help her, she knew better. It was as if this was so deeply ingrained in her, she just couldn’t stop herself. She couldn’t receive direction from me. She was the same as the Lords description of the Jews in the desert, “stubborn and stiff-necked.” I couldn’t take it anymore. I said, “That’s it! You’re on your own! I have reached the end of trying to reach out to someone who wants to wallow in their own mess they’ve created. If the hand is extended and it is not taken, what can you do?” A few weeks later, I went by a fast food restaurant to pick up some food and I saw her. She was miserable and I wanted to cry. I said hello to her. She looked so sad. She had eyes, which were pleading with me, but I didn’t know what to say. I knew it was something which had to happen to break her of her pride.

This is heartbreaking in the eyes of the church. The church is God’s presence on this earth. This is why we pray, “Your kingdom come, on earth, as it is in heaven.” We are the earthen vessels, which carry this very precious treasure. The Holy Spirit. Which makes us the Holy Church. The veiled Bride. Yes, we come and we go. Into many people’s lives. Some recognize us, and some do not.

So there are many in this world who run to buildings of worship, to go to church. This is a verb. But our Lord uses the description to Peter as a noun. The true church, which our Lord is referring to, is a living breathing organism. Vessels, which are yielded for His use. Regenerated vessels, by the power of the Holy Spirit. So when we walk this earth, we Are the Church!

Now let’s look back at the examples of Jesus Christ. He went into temples. But very few times did we see these examples given to us in scripture. His core ministry was to the lost and it was out in the world. He did not find importance to impress with accolades of the priests. Human pride is the downfall of many. They too, did not recognize Him. He was our example.

He was persecuted by the Pharisees and the Saducees. All the teachers of the Law. They were filled with pride. They wanted to teach the teacher. They had no idea who stood before them. Their eyes, were veiled.

Then, the unthinkable; they blasphemed him. They told him his power came from the devil. They were all liars, yet, when they spoke against the Holy Spirit by calling him a liar, they were condemned. (Luke 12:10)

Now as, believers, we represent the true church. Yet many don’t see. The Lord tells us; “And I will ask the Father and He will give you another Advocate to help you and be with you forever-the Spirit of Truth. The world cannot accept Him, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But you know Him, for He lives in you and will be in you.” (John 14:15-17)

So, we see here that many people in this world run to structures, which they call churches. They may have fellowship with one another. But the true church, presents itself to us. We do not run to it. And many times, as I know from my life. As I have gone forth to be a witness, I’ve been persecuted. People have grieved the Holy Spirit. Some have even blasphemed the Holy Spirit.

And remember the Lord told us that “if the world hates you, know that it hated Me before it hated you. (John 15:18) So, we are not in bad company if feeling persecuted for no particular reason. It is because we are indwelt by His Spirit.

There’s nothing wrong with going to structures for fellowship. However, many people are inside buildings and have no relationship to Christ. That is not to say that some people in those buildings have no relationship to Christ.  By the same token, many of the true church, do not run to buildings. Just like Christ and His disciples. They did not waste time, on buildings. They ministered as they went about their daily lives. Christ gave the commission, and made no mention of “making structures.” The problem was with Judas taking in the money, if you recall. Those disciples were to get their needs met by the people along the way. The true church, as they fed the gospel, they were fed, by the Father. Their, ‘daily bread.” There was no room for corruption. And the disciples continued to work at their jobs. Interesting isn’t it? I had a young girl tell me that “the church is a business.” Which clearly showed me her lack of understanding about what the capacity of the church really is.” But this is why our Lord entered into the temple with a whip and turned over the tables.

I had not been so keenly aware in my past. We are to be consecrated for His use. If someone is turned out, of the church. It is not punishment. It is for their own consecration. To preserve their soul. The Lord loves us so much and is willing to do everything possible to bring us back. Not willing that any man should perish. He speaks of His discipline “for our righteousness.”

Many times I had dragged the Lord into acts of unrighteousness without any understanding of the Holy Spirit in my life. To keep the temple holy. It meant nothing to me. I was stubborn and rebellious and thought it was just a bunch of words. The Lord had to train me through much suffering.

His desire is to present to Himself a radiant bride. Spotless and without blemish or wrinkle. So we must see that until this time, we will suffer to that end. So, the bride is on the earth making herself ready. She is presenting herself before the masses with a message of hope. Spreading the Good News. It is a message for all mankind. I’m praying that your bitterness does not enter in and the veil be removed. The Lord wants everyone to enter into His wedding feast.

The Spirit and the Bride say Come Lord Jesus!

The Wedding Feast

 

Darkness Is Coming


strange sights in the sky, darkness, earthquakes

He’s coming and He will not delay. On September 11, 2001 there was a catastrophic event that took place on American soil. 

This also took place as a sign in the spiritual realm. Whatever happens in the natural is a precursor, or a shadow, if you will, of future events. Our center of World Trade collapsed. 

Next you saw the economy begin to feel the groaning of this tidal wave. All the terror coming together on that day. The most evil hearts coming together as the spirits also waged war in the heavenlies. Principalities bringing this epic war to American soil and terror into our hearts. 

Now darkness rolling in. On the same day. Across the continent. Closing military bases and threatening the safety. Turning our trust to the only one that we can trust. It is in the Lord that we must seek our refuge and strength. He is the one who has created the heavens and the earth. When men stumble around in the darkness, He shall give sight to the blind. He shall be the voice to speak and give guidance to all who place their trust in Him. “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” Psalm 20:7 

You will see many at this time, that are gripped with terror. I have already gone through this in my own life. The testing by fire. The Lord has shown me. We cannot place our trust in man or in riches. “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the Lord.” Jer.17:5 

This is not to say you shouldn’t submit to the proper governing authorities, but do not trust in them for your strength and thereby turn away from the Lord. There are so many who believe they are self-made or they receive everything from their employers, etc. and it is the reason for so much strife. God is the ultimate authority and whatever happens is a direct result of His plan. In the end He deals the cards. 

I can sense a persons spirit just from a simple phone call. Some are genuine and loving. True. Others are not . They have a worldly spirit. I feel a grief and long for them to know this love of the Father. To let go of this material world. The Lord told us that there are two distinct people in this world. And we should pray that they can be released from this captivity. 

This is the purpose and the plan for His signs. The evil does not come from Him. It is demonic and the great battle is coming. But the Lord is letting the whole world know that He is standing at the door. 

He will not return to this earth at His second coming. It is called the Rapture. Or the “snatching away.” Some wonder how this will happen. If anyone studies the festivals of the Lord, many believe that God has hidden His timetable of events in them I am one who subscribes to this belief. I know that everything written in His word was done so for a reason. 

Many believe that Yom Teruah, the Feast of Trumpets, is the Day of the Lord. And rightly so. It is the Trumpet Blasts, and the exact description of what will take place at the rapture. “For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 1 Thess.4:17 

Well, if I’m crazy so are millions of believers for thousands of years. We know this will happen and it is going to happen very soon. The Lord tells us, “but for you brothers, are not in darkness, so this day should not surprise you like a thief. You are all sons of the day. 

Now, whoever, chooses to read this, I am believing the Lord is illuminating His truth to your spirit. I’m praying that the Holy Spirit is in you and guiding you into all truth. That you are  “sons of the day.” That you are not caught unaware when this day approaches. 

His second coming will be a physical event which transpires 7 years after the Rapture of His church, which He calls His bride. How will this be explained? I don’t know and I don’t care. All I know is I will be counted as one who believes. I’m the bride and that’s all that matters. I wan’t my lamp full of oil and full of light upon His return!

“I Will Destroy the Wisdom of the Wise;


The intelligence of the intelligence, I will frustrate.”-God (1Cor.1:19)

Yes, the Lord is doing this as you look around. All the text books in this world, the degrees of man and we cannot get ourselves out of the messes we’ve gotten ourselves into. I can almost hear Laurel and Hardy saying those words. “This is a fine mess you’ve gotten us into!” Of course they’d have to say it to Adam, since he’s the one that started the whole ball rolling. And of course, he tried to blame Eve and that’s how blame shifting first entered into the world. haha. First he had the audacity to blame God,  then the woman. Then I’m believing the infamous term, double-play was probably first used. Next, sin covering by using their own methods and going into hiding, yea, like God couldn’t find them. Some things never change.

Well, this is still happening. The Lord gave us His word as a guide. Told us to use it and this would be our way to help us in these days. He gave us His wisdom. Now we are in the last days. That’s right folks. Do you want to know what’s going to happen? It’s all right there, in His word. Do you want to be wise? Ask Him. He tells us, all we have to do is ask.

Every time I look at a site, such as Facebook as see someone,claiming to be a believer,quoting something that is not His words about wisdom or some such nonsense, I wonder why. Some friend of mine quoted something from some Chinese guy(name withheld) and it was just plain silly. Not to mention it was totally contrary to what God states about Himself. Now today I read something from someone else claiming to be a believer, but the Holy Spirit tells me, “this is not my word.” I immediately reject it and His words come to mind. When I read these flowery words on my Facebook page with peoples little ‘thumbs up’ and nice comments, the Lord brought His words to my spirit, “No, it is because of Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for US wisdom from God-that is, our righteousness, holiness, and redemption.” (1Cor.1:30) Yes,when we are in Christ, He becomes our wisdom. We understand that the wisdom of the world excludes God and it seeks to be independent. This is why it emphasizes self and human authority and refuses to make Christ the final authority. We must recognize that a secular world view is opposed to the message of the cross.

As we are entering into the spiritual darkness, it is extremely important to draw even closer to God’s truth and know His word. He tells us in 2 Corinthians:3″For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not weapons of the world On the contrary, they have divine power, to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” People have come to me for years, seeking my counsel. I never understood it. I do now. It’s because I have been the “wisdom of Christ.” I always wondered at this. People at ever status of life,seemed to gravitate to me and I thought it to be my compassion. But they would call me at every hour and I would make myself available to them. Yet I made it clear, especially after becoming the Lord’s servant that I was would point them to the same wisdom of the cross.

Now, this speaks of warfare against spiritual forces of evil and human talents of eloquence, wealth, charisma, personality, talents, etc. are inadequate to pull down Satan’s strongholds The weapons provided are spiritual and come from God. (notes NIV full life)

I hear remarks made by people claiming to be believers all the time and I remind them of the word. This is an example of how we are to walk as believers. This is how Jesus walked and we are to carry the word as the sword in our spirit. Strike down the enemy when he speaks the foolishness of the world. “For he is being mindful of the things of man, not the things of God.” He is trying to shake your faith. Today, I was speaking to someone and she was telling me, I should be concerned about the mortgage market and what may happen. She was trying to plan around some other things. I told her that I watched things on the news and I saw everything according to what the Lord claimed would happen. Just yesterday, I said, the teachers walked out on their students, the health care system is collapsing, our police department is caught in major corruption, corporations found in federal corruption, people out of jobs and losing their homes. The Lord clearly said that when we see all these things happen, we are not to be alarmed, but to look up, our redemption is near. “Yes, she said, but we are still here.” “Yes, we are. We are in this world, but not of this world.” I reminded her. The Lord told us, that we are kingdom people, so we will not be concerned with the same things. So though we do live in this world, we are not concerned about these temporary circumstances . Our kingdom is coming. We are kingdom people, So I told her,”we walk by faith, not by sight.” You will not see me chasing after cars, houses, wealth nor status. “To worry about such things, shows a lack of faith, and displeases the Lord.For without faith it is impossible to please God.”  The Lord speaks of true wisdom in the end of the age and what will transpire. The disciples asked Him about the signs of the end in Luke 21:5. He spoke about the famines and the earthquakes. Nations rising against nation. Kingdom against kingdom. Fearful events and signs in the heavens.

Just today I was reading about Obama’s plan to try to keep the nuclear weapons out of the hands of other nations. Well all I have to say about that is “good luck with that.” According to scripture, it just aint gonna happen. It is spoken of that there will be some cataclysmic situations, that take place after the rapture of the church, and it most certainly sounds like nuclear explosions. John refers to it in Revelation as “all of the elements melting.” In his present day vernacular that can only mean one thing.

He says before all of this, they will lay hands on you and persecute you. They will deliver you to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name. This will result in your being witnesses to them. But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict. You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers, relatives and friends and they will put some of you to death. All men will hate you because of me. But not a hair on your head will perish.

All of the martyrs were given the wisdom to speak and the Holy Spirit is given to all men as we ask. The Lord says “we have not, because we ask not, many are not walking in obedience to the Lord. They are not spending time in His word. They are quoting the words of the world which are nothing. Satan does not bow the knee to this foolishness. And you will always get a ‘thumbs up ‘to this, just like you will when you’re walking in sin. You have a lot of traveling companions but I don’t think you want to arrive at the final destination.

In today’s world it is extremely important that people of faith know what they are up against. We are not to be quoting the “world” but the “Word.” It is the only thing that holds Power! There are so many examples of this. I have learned the word since I was young and any time someone says something that doesn’t line up, that alarm just goes off. It should for every believer. This is the Holy Spirit telling you, that’s not correct and He gives you the word. “In season and out. to “Demolish every Stronghold” Strike it down!

When someone says, “Don’t be so heavenly minded your no earthly good.” Even if they are a well-meaning believer, and they sound like they’re telling you to be pragmatic. Remind them of the Word, which says, “Since,then,you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” Col.3:1,2

You see? God thought it important enough to repeat this twice. And there are many more words to this effect. Yet the enemy of your soul likes to speak worldly words to lull you to sleep and make you believe that you should forget Gods words to you. Many people will speak them to you and they sound good, but their intention is to rob you of your faith. Don’t listen and don’t speak them! Repeat back as the Lord did, with the Word!!!

This is what will save you. Remember, this is your sword! Read Revelation. Every single church He speaks to is promised a reward to “those who overcome.” And it is by The Word of Their Testimony, the Blood of the Lamb, and Not loving their lives so much as to shrink from death.”

In 2 Timothy 4:3 It speaks of a time when “men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead,to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear” Hmmm sounds like a lot of the talk shows to me.

v 4 “They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.”

Well, we are most certainly living in these days, when people are seeking after a truth that is convenient to their own lives. But the ultimate guide to this truth must be God’s written word and this is why He authored it for us. He breathed His spirit into us and when we accept His spirit by repenting and asking for Him to “guide us into all truth” He will illuminate our minds to His word.

2Tim3:16 “All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

This is all we will ever need!

The Prophets Without Honor


I love this portion of scripture because I can so much relate to it, as I am sure it was the reason that the Lord intended it be recorded for us.

Matthew 13;53-58 “When Jesus had finished these parables, he moved on from there. Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?” they asked “Isn’t this the carpenters son?” Isn’t his mother’s name Mary, and aren’t his brothers James, Joseph,, Simon and Judas? Aren’t all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?” Ok- if I may interject…. you’d think this would be enough to acknowledge that this wisdom and power comes from God, but no; the next phrase states in verse 57, And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “Only in his hometown and in his own house is a prophet without honor.” Yea, that sure is the truth! I have people from all over the world that I can attest to incredible miracles, but with my own family….that’s a different story!

And he did not do many miracles here because of their lack of faith.

Yes, that has always amazed me.  Even Jesus could not perform everything because of a lack of faith. Now I have often said I wish I could bring my family and closest friends along with me to watch as others accept by faith the wisdom of God and see the hidden things that He has to offer. The miraculous becomes possible only by faith and I have incredible stories to prove this but it only happens to those who believe. However, many who lack faith will never see His hand move. They shame the prophets and dishonor those to whom the Lord has sent to lovingly turn them from their ways. “To receive a prophet in the name of a prophet, receives a prophet’s reward.”

A prophet is anyone who speaks on behalf of the Lord and brings His word as rebuke. It is a warning and it is always meant to bring a person to repentance. It is not meant to bring shame but to bring reconciliation. It has happened to me  many times. The Lord tells us as a loving Father that it is with a “broken and a contrite heart that we draw close to Him.” Now when His word is spoken, we have a choice. We can turn, or we can hide. It has the power to turn whole nations back to God! And it can begin in the heart of one man. Just look at past history.

There is a work of sanctification being done on the earth this day and we are called to come out of this world and be separate. This is God’s kingdom being set up on this earth. We know that the role of the prophet will be less and less popular as the world gets darker. To be sanctified and set apart as the world is thrown into crisis. This is Satan’s domain and as God’s kingdom is coming, he is alarmed. The bride is preparing herself and she is a warrior bride. We are not to be complacent. The prophet is to prepare the way of the Lord.

Come Lord Jesus!

Regeneration: to be Born Again


Yes this is what Nicodemus was so perplexed about as he was a teacher of the laws that he had studied for so many years and when Jesus came along and threw all the natural and super- natural laws into chaos, he knew this was no ordinary man. He snuck into the night to meet him. Being somewhat of a coward, but just having a need to meet with Him, and that is exactly what  takes place in all of our lives in order  to meet the Saviour, he asked the pivotal question, “what must I do to enter the kingdom of God?” “I tell you the truth, a man must be born again,” Jesus answered, just as simple as that.

And as natural minded as he was, Nicodemus answered, “how can a man enter his mother’s womb a second time?” “That which is flesh is flesh, but that which is Spirit is Spirit.” Now of course, Jesus was speaking of the Holy Spirit and the regeneration. An experience that takes place with a confession of faith that cannot happen in a religious experience, which is based on a person trying to work out their salvation by covering up their discretion by works, which is a useless exercise. Dead ritual, which the Lord referred to when He spoke to the Pharisees many times. He hated these attempts of hypocrisy because they lead so many others astray. “White washed tombs filled with dead mens bones.”

The real experience is evident because it will show the new life. “Behold the old life has passed away and the new life has come! ” How many have entered into the baptismal water only to walk right back into their same life? It’s ridiculous. This is not what the Lord has asked from them. The Lord wants their whole life. This is what others want to see. Then they try to use other people as the example. The reason for this is they haven’t been sold out. They’re still holding on to self. We can’t hold on to self and be born again. The Lord expects us to give it all.

Paul said, “imitate me as I imitate Christ.” We are to be the epistles being read. It is our lives that our followers are reading. We will be the example that others are  to follow. Pray with them to receive Christ. You don’t need  a pastor to do this. We have been given all authority, that’s right, in heaven and on earth. Our Lord gave us this power when He left this earth, which means, we are ordained. Yes, give them the drink of water that they are longing for . The spiritual drink that every person needs Then they shall never thirst again!!!