Monday, November 6, 2017

GOD NEVER TOLD US TO PURSUE HAPPINESS

Why it is so hard to obtain, maintain and remain in happiness? The truth of the matter is that chasing ‘happiness’ is not biblical. The Lord does not tell us to pursue happiness in this life. In fact, the pursuit of happiness is a false, deceptive and even unachievable endeavor, and yet it is the crux that motivates most of the people in this world. Happiness is a measurement many use to determine whether or not they have achieved real success. So, if true happiness is unachievable, what are you really living for?

People have been programmed into thinking their goal in life is to achieve the American dream which the world says is the pursuit of happiness. So they exhaust themselves trying to achieve it in whatever way they deem necessary. There are some who are so desperate, they will even sell their souls to the devil thinking he will help them possess it. Yet, still people die every day empty, unfulfilled and miserable for what they strive for can never be achieved.

Finding true and lasting happiness is not possible in a flawed, imperfect world full of flawed, imperfect people. Temporary worldly happiness is a counterfeit emotion that the enemy uses to replace eternal joy of the Lord. True, lasting happiness can only be achieved in a pure environment of righteousness, cleanliness, perfection and holiness. There is only one place where this exists. It is in the presence of God.

It is the discontentment in the people of this world that leads them into conditions such as depression, suicide, alcoholism, drug abuse, sexual addictions, divorce, etc. People are not being fulfilled so they search for an escape through money, careers, addictions, possessions and worldly relationships. But if you ask anyone who has achieved any or all of these things if they are truly happy, if they are honest, they will tell you that it has all been short-lived, at best.

The void people are trying to fill is one that only God can satisfy. He created us for relationship with Him and when this is absent, feelings of incompleteness sets in. This triggers a search for something or someone else hoping it will fulfill. The Bible tells us to turn away from our youthful lusts. Instead, we are to pursue God who tells us to pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace. When we do this, God tells us He will give us the desires of our heart, according to His good and perfect Will for our lives. Consequently, if we delight ourselves in Him, our heart will only desire what He desires for us. The ways of man are only good to man but God weighs the truth of our spirit.


There is nothing wrong with having an appreciation for certain things in this world. I believe we all have certain preferences and desires. However, there is a fine line between having an appreciation for something and pursuing it at all cost. This is where the danger lies.

We are not to envy the things of this world, for like the world, they are fleeting and will eventually wither away. Instead, we should trust God above all things and follow His leading as to how we should live our lives. Concerning those who truly love the Lord and are committed to following Jesus Christ, the Bible says asks and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.

Although happiness is an emotion that cannot be sustained in this evil, chaotic world, it is possible to have joy in the midst of it all. The joy of the Lord is eternal. We receive it as the result of loving, obeying and following God. The Lord makes known to us His path for our life and when we follow His leading, we are in His presence and there we can experience the fullness of joy. Joy is felt as we rejoice in the hope we have in Jesus Christ which is always with us no matter what. At His right hand are treasures that He provides for us and these treasures are forevermore.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

PROPHETIC VISIONS: A WARNING OF EARTHQUAKES COMING TO THE UNITED STATES!

“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. But do not be troubled for all these things must come to pass before the end. Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences (deadly diseases, viruses, plagues, etc.) and earthquakes in various places. All these things are the beginnings of sorrows.” (Mark 13)

God is speaking to His Church. He is revealing many different signs and wonders for the purpose of warning and preparation. According to the Holy Bible, major catastrophic earthquakes have been predicted to come just prior to the time of tribulation. Over the years, I have been shown dreams of desolation and destruction that is coming. I have been given dreams of instruction for the Church on how to survive the days of tribulation when they come. I have received dreams demonstrating the Lord informing His Church that they must immediately ‘clean their house’ which is the temple of the Holy Spirit who dwells inside of us, for He is returning very, very soon. Only a week following that particular dream, I was shown another revealing to me one word: IMMINENT. Jesus is not just coming soon, He is standing at the door waiting for the impending word from the Father. Child of God, the Lord is warning you that the “beginnings of sorrows”, spoken of in Mark 13, are upon us.

Now as Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, asking, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered them and said: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. But do not be troubled for all these things must come to pass before the end. Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences (deadly diseases, viruses, plagues, etc.) and earthquakes in various places. All these things are the beginnings of sorrows. “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended because of you. They will betray one another and hate one another. Brother will betray brother to the death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against their parents and cause them to be put to death. And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. Then this gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations and then the end will come.

OPEN VISIONS WARNING OF DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKES COMING TO THE UNITED STATES

In 2008, my husband and I went out to eat at a local restaurant. The weather was beautiful that day and there was nothing was out of the ordinary. As we began to eat, I suddenly felt the ground violently shake beneath my feet. I looked around to see what was happening. Again, nothing was out of the ordinary. Then, it happened again, I felt the ground shake beneath my feet. I then looked at my husband and asked him if he had felt the ground shaking and he replied that he had not. We finished our meal then we left the restaurant and returned home. I wrote this event down in my journal.

Later that evening, as I watched a television program, a different scene was superimposed over the television program I was watching. What I saw was a woman appearing on a screen as a weather broadcaster. She was holding a long, narrow pointing stick in her hand and was pointing to two columns that were listed on a board on the wall. Each column displayed approximately five or six major cities throughout the United States. I remember seeing Atlanta because we lived in a city not far from there at the time, which alarmed me, and I remember seeing Los Angeles. There were others but I cannot recall them all. She stood there pointing to each city and was warning me of eminent earthquakes that were to come to those cities. Not realizing at the time that what I had seen was a vision, I immediately left the room to ask my husband if he had heard the news about the earthquakes. He had no idea what I was talking about. When I returned to the living room to show him what I had seen, the vision was gone and the original programming had returned. I knew what I had seen and heard so I proceeded to search the television news and weather channels to show my husband, but I found nothing. I then searched the internet for the information about the earthquakes, but again, I found nothing. I was reminded of the ‘shaking ground incident’ I had experienced earlier in the restaurant so I wrote this experience down in my journal as well. All of this took place in 2008.

Eight years later, in the early part of 2016, I had another vision that involved a shaking. As I lay upon my bed resting, I close my eyes for just a second when I saw a date flash before my eyes. The date revealed to me a month, a day and a year and then it began to violently shake from side to side. When I opened my eyes, it was gone. For reasons only God knows, I was not permitted to remember the date that I saw. God’s timing is everything.

What can you do? Draw near to the Lord so that you may clearly hear His voice, for His instructions will be the only advice that will save you during this time. If earthquakes are coming to a city near you, listen to the voice of the Lord. Is He warning you? Is He moving you? Is He changing and rearranging people and circumstances in your life. Do not think it strange God begins to allow things to happen that affect your job, your relationships, your living situations, etc. Like in a chess game, He is strategizing and orchestrating His moves. He is putting key people in place to usher in His will for this world. He is moving His people, as well as others, into new places where He wants them to be for His purpose. Do not resist the Lord when He speaks to you. If you find that He is requiring you to do something that is uncomfortable or unconventional for you. Do not question Him. Just listen to Him and obey. This time is a crucial time for God’s Church. The Lord is busy navigating change that will effect everyone and everything. What is coming, and even what is happening now,  is destined to change this world as we know it – forever. Brace yourself, expect it and be ready.

Monday, October 16, 2017

THE ELECTION WAS A DIVINE SETUP

Followers of Jesus Christ, CONCERNING YOUR DECISION IN THE PAST PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, as well as every other decision you are responsible for making in this world, be mindful to FIRST SEEK GOD with all your heart – then be obedient and do as the Holy Spirit leads you.

To vote or not to vote? That is the question. Child of God, pray often and concerning everything. Then KNOW THAT HARD TIMES ARE COMING. It is unavoidable. So, be diligent and prepare. Unless the Lord calls you home beforehand, there will be no escaping it. KNOW JESUS CHRIST and FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST. DO NOT TURN AWAY FROM THE LORD no matter what, for the Lord has warned us that there will be a great falling away of Believers in these last days. DO NOT BE AMONG THEM.

A DIVINE SETUP

Though there is much going on around us that is shocking and unbelievable. Nothing catches God by surprise. He knows the beginning and the end of it all. Not only does God know what is to come, He is actually orchestrating and allowing things to happen in the world around us – as well as in your life. Everything will take place exactly as His will dictates. For everything is A DIVINE SETUP.
To those who love and are obedient to God, be at peace. If you do not know God, there is no time like the present to REPENT and SEEK JESUS CHRIST with all your heart… before it is too late.

TRUTHS BE TOLD

Evil and the corruption of the world is unprecedented… The followers of Satan are increasing at an alarming rate and the practice of witchcraft is at an all-time high… The anti-Christ is alive in this world today and is patiently awaiting his time of unveiling… God’s judgment hovers over the nations and His wrath is being unleashed… Jesus is not just coming soon. He is patiently waiting at the door… You can see it and you can feel it all around you as you observe the world events and even the people who are – and will be – doing their part to usher it all onto the scene. They can’t help it. A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” Proverbs 16:9

BIRTHING PAINS MUST COME BEFORE THE NEW BIRTH

Child of God, be encouraged. Do not be alarmed. These things, as alarming as they are, must happen. They represent the birthing pains of what is sure to come. It all must come – before our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ can fulfill His prophecy and return.

Destruction and severe times are inevitable. Yet God has made provision for you in the days that are coming. Stay faithful and unwavering in your walk. Listen for the Holy Spirit to speak, then obey His every word. Stand firm on the Rock that is Jesus for your God is greater than he who is in this world. He is still very much alive and in complete control of everyone and everything.

PROPHETIC DREAM: A WARNING AGAINST ALIGNING WITH EVIL

On the day before the presidential election in 2016, my husband and I had a disagreement. For the first time in my adult life, I felt strongly that I should NOT vote for either candidate. However, my husband disagreed.

My husband and I are usually on the same page politically so I thought it strange that we disagreed on this one. So that evening, I did something I’m a bit embarrassed to say I had not done previously in any other election… I prayed. I got on my knees and asked God what He thought I should do. I specifically asked Him to either confirm my convictions to not vote in the election or speak to me clearly otherwise. Then I went to bed. That night, God not only gave me a very vivid and graphic dream, He gave me an immediate interpretation upon waking from that dream. This in and of itself spoke to the urgency of the matter.

In the dream, I saw an older white couple - a man and a woman - climb into bed to have sex. The couple were not married to each other therefore the act was considered blatant sin. In the dream, my husband suggested that we climb into bed with them – to also have sex. I was horrified that he would suggest such a thing, but he persisted to try and persuade me to do what I was not comfortable doing. Even though I strongly objected, eventually I gave in. So my husband and I climbed into the same bed with the white couple and lay next to them. Strangely, it appeared as if they did not see us or even know that we were there. What was also strange was my husband’s focus on the couple. He obsessively watched everything they did then tried to emulate their behavior. As much as I protested, there was nothing I could do so I helplessly watched in horror. Then I awoke.

Immediately upon waking, the Lord gave me the interpretation of the dream. The Lord made it known to me that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were evil. He then made it known to me that if I, or my husband, were to vote for either party, it would be likened to climbing into bed with their sin thus making their sin our sin. 

God further warned me that when we align ourselves with people, such as in an election, business partnerships and even marriage, we become spiritually attached to those people including the decisions they make on our behalf. God tells us that we must test the spirit to know the truth about a person for the spirit never lies. We are not to rely on what we see or what we hear for Satan is very clever and deceptive. There are many accounts in the Bible that demonstrate this principle. Countless number of seemingly innocent people have suffered devastating consequences on account of one person’s ruthless decision.

After I shared my dream and its interpretation with my husband, he knew it was from the Lord and agreed that neither of us should vote that day. Needless to say, now I take EVERYTHING to the Lord and ask for His guidance before I make a decision, regardless of how insignificant it may seem. 

This warning is apropos for every Believer, especially in these times and absolutely for the times that are to come. For you to make safe and productive decisions in your life you must live according to the leading of the Lord. For you to do that, you must have your own personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is only through Him that we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit who enables us to test the spirit of others. It is impossible to discern the difference between what is wise and unwise without Him. How else will you be able to survive the deceptive web that is being weaved all around us? 

And let it be known that deception is everywhere in this world, including the Church. Satan has strategically planted his followers where they can do the most damage. So don't be fooled into relying on your physical eyes and ears to tell you the truth. If you are not spiritually astute, you are in danger of being deceived and destroyed. Now more than ever, you need Jesus Christ as your Savior, in more ways than you know.

The dream I had was a wake-up call for me. I pray that it will open your eyes as well.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

THE DIABOLICAL DEMONIC DECEPTION

Satan is a counterfeit master. His entire existence is rooted in deception. He lies, steals, cheats and deceives to emulate God, taint all that is godly and destroy the people in this world.

Satan was once an angel who lived in God’s heavenly Kingdom. His privileged position granted him a certain amount of power and first-hand knowledge of God’s Kingdom secrets. This included how God ruled the Heavens and established His angelic hierarchy.

“And war broke out in Heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in Heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the Earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Then I heard a loud voice saying in Heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the Kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. Therefore rejoice, O Heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the Earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.” Revelation 12:7-12

After Satan was expelled from Heaven, along with the other fallen angels who followed him, he set up shop, so to speak, here on Earth. Ever since, with the assistance of his followers, He has been disrupting the world and corrupting the people. Even in this, however, God is still in control and the Bible tells us that his days are numbered.

The devil knows his time is winding down therefore things are ramping up in the demonic realm. People in this world who are not following God have been deceived into thinking their way of living will benefit them in some way. Unfortunately, because of their sin, they have opened the door to Satan’s influence and have allowed themselves to be indwelled/controlled by demons/evil spirits. Some are doing this willingly while others are doing this unknowingly. After the devil has taken control of their lives, these people are strategically placed for the purpose of infiltrating, contaminating and destroying entities such as families, government, the entertainment industry, the media, the educational system and everything else in between. Unfortunately, this does not exclude the Church body.

     Why did God allow Satan to retain the power He gave him? God allowed it because the devil has a job to do, just like you and me. God uses the limited amount of power that the Lord has given the devil to sift the evil out of this world. God has Satan on a leash. Yes, he is wreaking havoc, but only for a time and only under the controlling of almighty God. When his time is up, not only will the devil be cast down into the fiery pit of Hell, all who follow him will join him.

Satan knows he is defeated. Unfortunately, his followers do not. Prayerfully, Satan’s diabolical demonic deception doesn’t include you.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

PROPHETIC VISION: THE FLY (DEMONIC ATTACKS TO COME)

Early in the evening of August 17, 2017, I received a very disturbing vision… It was early and I was not quite ready to retire for the evening. Yet, I felt unusually tired so I decided to lie down for just a little while. As I laid down to rest, I suddenly became extremely sleepy. I felt as if I had been drugged and sleep came on me pretty quickly. The moment I closed my eyes, I immediately had a very quick and very vivid vision: I saw a large, black fly come into view then it landed on my left arm. I was alarmed so I immediately brushed the fly off with my right hand then I awoke very suddenly. I gasped for air then sat straight up in the bed. I stood by the bed and tried to process what had just happened. Then the Lord quickly gave me the interpretation of the vision…

DREAMS & VISIONS, SYMBOLIC PARABLES & RIDDLES

Dreams are very much like riddles. They have to be solved. They can also be compared to parables like the ones Jesus told in the Bible. Dreams are not always immediately understood. Often, it can take days, weeks, months and even years to receive a full interpretation. However, every once in a while, depending upon the urgency and timeliness of the situation, the Lord will give me an immediate interpretation, as He did in this case. Visions are usually shorter with messages that are a little easier to understand.

To be quite honest, I don’t understand why there is so much mystery surrounding dreams and visions. I’ve always felt that it would be so much easier if God would simply tell me what it is He wants me to know. However, I am not God and He is. So we do it His way. I do believe, however, that I have found a clue in Scripture that speaks to this. It states: “It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings is to search out a matter.” (Proverbs 25:2) 

Every dream and vision from God is extremely important. Every detail is symbolic and has significant meaning. The Lord does not give dreams for entertainment purposes. The messages they deliver can often be a matter of life and death. These messages often reveal information about others for the purpose of edification, for warnings, for rebuke, for encouragement, to prepare someone for something that is to come as well as share information that requires prayer on behalf of others. When these messages are revealed, they must be heeded. It might surprise you to know that all dreams do not come from God, as the devil can influence dreams as well.  If you dream, be sure to pray and ask God if the dream was from Him and if so, ask Him to direct you concerning it.

I dream almost every night. A fair amount of the dreams I receive are concerning personal details about my life, family members and other people. God also often gives me messages for the Church, the Body of Christ, as a whole. This was the case with this particular vision.

AUTHORITY & POWER TO FIGHT THE ENEMY

Last year, (2016) the Lord showed me, in a dream, a rod being placed in my left hand. It was revealed that this rod further confirmed my call as a Seer Prophet and represented the authority God has given me, through Jesus Christ, to come against demonic forces. In a different experience and at a different time, the Lord communicated to me that in my right hand He has also placed power, also given through Jesus Christ, to fight these demonic forces. Symbolically, I came to understand that where dreams and visions are concerned, the left represents authority and the right represents power. This authority and power, by the way, is given to every born-again Believer. Although Christians should not fear Satan, this does not mean that we are immune to the temptations he places before us.

We must be aware of the presence of evil in this world. We must understand that our enemies are not mere people, but demonic forces that operate through these people. The Bible says, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12) The truth is that God has allowed Satan a certain amount of temporary power and influence in this world. However, it is also true that Satan and every other spiritual being is still subject to God’s sovereign control.

VISION INTERPRETATION: THE COMING DEMONIC ATTACK

As I mentioned earlier, dreams and visions are symbolic images that reveal important messages from God. Concerning the vision I had, the Lord revealed to me that the large fly that flew in represented a demonic attack that will soon come against the followers of Jesus Christ. Do not be alarmed. Instead be prepared. We have been given everything we need to counteract this attack. In the vision, the fly landed on my left arm. And if you remember, the left side represents authority. The enemy will try to come against you, the Believer, and the authority the Lord has given you to fight against him. You must be on guard against this attack. In the vision, I quickly brushed the fly off my left arm with my right hand. If you remember, the right side represents power. This is telling me that you have been given the power to quickly come against every demonic attack that tries to come against you. The key word here is quickly. Do not allow sin of any kind to come into your life and linger. If someone hurts you, forgive them quickly. If you fall to temptation, quickly repent and turn from it. Do not allow things like anger, bitterness, unforgiveness, immorality, etc. to remain in your life. This represents filth and garbage in your life. Flies are attracted to such things. Satan is an evil pestilence who wants to kill, steal and destroy you. He literally wants to suck the life out of you – and he will if you allow him.

Following are powerful tools that you have at your disposal to defeat the enemy.
  • YOUR RIGHT STANDING WITH GOD
Don’t step out the door without it. Be sure you are not allowing barriers like sin, unforgiveness, hatred and bitterness to block your right standing with God. This will bind the hands of God from covering you and will prevent your prayers from being answered. Quite simply, without it you are helpless against the enemy and have already lost the battle.
  • PRAYER
God hears the prayers of the righteous. Use your authority to speak forth powerful words for prayer, to bind up the demonic powers of Satan and to loose the many blessings God has for you.
  • SPIRITUAL WEAPONS
Equip yourself with spiritual armor.  Scripture states:  “Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all Believers everywhere.” Ephesians 6:10-18
  • THE AUTHORITY TO CAST OUT DEMONS
Yes, you have been given the authority to cast out demons. If you find that you have come up against resistance with more difficult cases of demonic attacks, contact a Spirit-filled Believer in the Church body who has been given special authority such as those who are experienced in deliverance ministry to assist you. “These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in My name,” Mark 16:17
  • KNOW & USE YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS
Become familiar with then fully utilize the spiritual gifts the Lord has given you to fight your adversary. If you don’t know what your gifts are, pray and ask God to reveal them to you.Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the Church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do His work and build up the Church, the body of Christ.” Ephesians 4:11-12 
  • YOU CAN CALL UPON THE ANGELS
As a Believer, God has assigned His holy angels to assist you in your walk with Jesus Christ and to aid you in this spiritual battle. They are waiting to be dispatched by God for your defense. Call out to God and ask that He send them to guard and protect you and your home from the attacks of the enemy. If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; for He will order His angels to protect you wherever you go.” Psalm 91:9-11
  • KNOW THE WORD OF GOD
Read the Word. Know the Word. Use the Word. The holy Scriptures have all the wisdom you need to take on this world and all of its evil counterparts. Start studying. “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,” 2 Timothy 3:16
  • UTILIZE THE MIRACULOUS COUNSEL & POWER OF THE ALMIGHTY FATHER, SON & HOLY SPIRIT
“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” 2 Corinthians 12:14 

Need I say more.

As you can see, you have many weapons in your spiritual arsenal. Make sure that you use them all. The authority and power to overcome the attacks of Satan belong only to the followers of Jesus Christ and every true Believer has been called to fight. We are all called for different responsibilities within the Church Body. Nevertheless, we have all been equipped to fight this battle the same. The moment you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you enlisted in spiritual warfare. Like it or not, you are in this fight to the finish. So, you might as well commit yourself to doing all you can to win.
Allow me to encourage you. In the midst of it all, do not despair for there is good news! Jesus Christ has already achieved the victory. All you have to do is walk it out.

Walk mightily with the Lord and be blessed.