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Friday, February 25, 2011

Time of Sorrows

Dear beloved: It is obvious from recent new events that we are very much in the time of sorrows, the time of birth pangs, and the sorrows and pangs are beoming increasingly stronger and closer together. Matthew 24:6-8 And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not troubled, for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. v7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines and pestilence, and earthquakes in diverse places. v8 All these are the beginning of sorrows (birth pangs).

God gave a prophetic sign when a 6.3 magnitude earthquake rocked Christchurch, New Zealand. We are saddened by the deaths and injuries, and of coarse the devestation of the city will take many years to rebuild. The main spire of the Anglican Cathedral in the center of Christchurch was toppled, the exclamation point on the shaking of that city. The Lord is saying to all who have ears to hear, and especially to Christ's church, His church, get ready for a great shaking is coming. Haggai 2:6 For thus saith the Lord of hosts, Yet once, in a little while, I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land. v7 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come; and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of Hosts. Everything in our world is going to get shaken, so therefore, get your eyes on Jesus and your feet on the rock that cannot be shaken. Get your eyes off man's doctines, man's denominations, man's rewriting of the scriptures to accommodate his sinful desires, for God is going to shake all of that to the ground, just as he did the spire of the Christchurch Cathedral.

I Peter 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin in the house of God; and if it first begin with us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? v18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? v19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to Him in well being, as unto a faithful Creator. Beloved, this is a time of self examination, for how can we in the church bring to the world the message of salvation if we ourselves are full of sin? Let judgment begin in the house of God, so we can be ready to bring in the harvest of the ungodly and the sinner, as the Lord requires. Examine yourself this day, heed the warning from God! Get your feet planted firmly on the Rock, Jesus Christ. May God bless you this day, in Christ, Jim

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Dream of Famine

Repost from March 2010
Dream of Famine
by Jim Rowh

After reading the posting of urgency to prepare I know now is the time to release a dream given to me by the Lord while I was in Costa Rica ministering to the Cabecar indigenous people last April 09. The Lord downloaded prophetic dreams into me every night I was in the remote jungle with those precious people. Dream of famine to come: Part 1, A large black horse, it looked like a Percheron stallion, came out with a rider on its back holding a balance scale in his hand. I immediately recognized it as the black horse of Rev.6:5 and when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat upon him had a pair of balances in his hand. v6 and I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three measures of barley for a denarius, and do not hurt the wine or the oil. Immediately after I identified the black horse and the rider, the horse reared up and threw the rider off. Part two of the dream: I was standing in front of a dough roller, like what is used in pizza kitchens to roll out pizza crusts. Long chains of dough were coming out of the roller, and I was helping to pull them out as I was standing about 5 feet away in front of the machine. All of a sudden, the long chains of dough began to break into short pieces and fall to the ground in front of me. I reached out and tried to catch them as they fell to the ground, but I could not catch them. The Lord brought to my recollection the peanut factory in Georgia that had been shut down for sending out contaminated peanut products causing many to be recalled. Third part of dream: I was showing some people my flour mill which is on my farm. We were standing watching the mill grind flour and blow it up into the sifter.

Interpretation of the dream: Part 1, scarcity of food and hyperinflation will make food extremely hard to obtain and very expensive. Currently wheat can be purchased locally for about five dollars per bushel, a sixty pound measure. A quart of wheat for a denarius, a day's wage, will mean that prices and availability will put the price of it out of most people's reach. The rider with scales being thrown off means that balance will be out of control, chaos will reign, there will be no order. A horse that throws his rider is out of control. Scarcity could come from many directions, including drought, pestilence, blight in the seed, chaos in the cities, terrorism, or natural disasters. Part 2, The Lord is saying the food chain is going to break. The food chain in America is built upon trucking food far from its point of production to its point of consumption, and it all depends on just in time delivery. The stores will be easily and quickly be cleaned out. Disruption of the chain will be the order of the day, there are many break points along the chain that will be easily broken and the chain will break. When the chain breaks, part three will become reality. Part 3, local production of food will also be the order of the day. The mill we were standing in front of mills about 300 pounds of wheat flour per hour, the Lord was saying get ready to mill. Home production and local food supply systems will be the only reliable source of food. Get your gardens going, your food preserved, grains set aside, and local production facilities ramped up. You will need it! Final note. This is not just about self preservation. Prov. 11:24 There is that scattereth, and yet increases; and there is that withholds more than is meet, but it tend to poverty v25 the liberal soul shall be made fat, and he that watereth shall be watered himself, v26 He that witholds corn, the people shall curse him; but blessing shall be upon him that selleth it. I will be posting more dreams this week concerning the days ahead.
God bless you, in Jesus name,

Jim Rowh

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Opportunity Delayed, Not Opportunity Denied

Dear beloved: Many times when we see a door of opportunity close we think we may have failed, or that maybe God doesn't know how much we want to do something, or we may think that in some way we know better than God about the timing or advancing of an event. Proverbs 16:9 says, In his heart a man plans(devises) his ways, but the Lord directs his steps. Ultimately, God sees the whole picture and therefore His timing is always perfect, and His plan is always the perfect plan.

Recently I was at a fellowship meeting and a prophet/evangelist stood up to preach, but before he began to preach he spoke this word: for someone in this room, the Lord is saying to you tonight, Opportunity delayed is not opportunity denied. Instantly I knew that the word was for me, as just that very day I was intending to be on a plane headed for Kenya to do the first of a series of crusades, but I had instead decided to postpone the crusades until this summer to give more time gain provision and a stronger team. It was a very painful and agonizing decision to have to postpone, and yet I knew ultimately that it was the right thing to do as I just didn't feel ready in the appointed time frame I had given for myself.

Acts 16:7And when they (Paul and his companions) came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bythnia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to. v8 So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas. v9 During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, "Come over to Macedonia and help us." v10 After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them. And so as God closed one door for Paul, He opened another, and for reasons known only to Him, sent Paul and His companions to Macedonia where someone was begging for them to come. Beloved, do not be discouraged if the door that seemed to be open is suddenly closed, for God can open doors that no man can shut, and shut doors that no man can open. He is the sovereign God over all things; just keep watching, keep praying, and be ready to move when the next door of opportunity opens. God bless you this day, in Christ, Jim

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Dream of Kenya Crusades

Dear beloved: Recently while leading worship at a service in the prison, the Lord flashed across my mind a dream that I had back in 2005 that I had completely forgotten about. It flashed in my mind with a bright light, like a spotlight, and blazed up out of my memory, as if the Lord was saying to me,"Do not forget this dream!"

In the dream I am standing on a stage in front of a crowd of thousands of people, preaching the word to them. In my right hand is a bible that I am holding up in the air, and in my left hand is a gunny sack full of ear corn, with the words "Revelation 22" written on the front of the bag.
Behind me is a large, round corn crib, stocked full of ear corn the way it used to be stored years ago on farms all across the midwest. In front of me, between the stage and the crowd, were a couple rows of prison inmates, all dressed in the clean, blue shirts they wear for the callouts in the prison. The Lord was showing me I was going to be delivering the meat of the word to thousands of people and that the inmates in the prison would be the intercessors for me as the word went forth.

Matthew 4:4 Jesus answered the tempter and said, "It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God." Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives, and discovery of sight for the blind, to set free those who are downtrodden, v19 to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord. v21 And He began to say to them, "Today the scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing."

Praise the Lord, for he has also anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, to share with them the vision of Revelation chapter 22, a new heaven and new earth. Rev 22:3 And there shall no longer be any curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His bondservants shall serve Him, v4 and they shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads v5 And there shall no longer be any night; and they shall not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God shall illumine them; and they shall reign forever and ever. Beloved, pray about your part in the Kenya crusades, if the Lord would have you to go, or maybe to help send the team that is going by sharing your earthly treasure, the Lord will show you what is required of you. If you think you are called to do any of the above, please contact me though information given on the website. You can also go the the website, and click on events, and watch the video of Kibera, the slum of Nairobi where the first crusade will be held. God bless you this day, in Christ, Jim

Monday, February 7, 2011

Fulfillment in Service

Dear beloved: As the return of Jesus Christ draws near, it is more important than ever before that we understand the importance of service to others as the way to people's hearts. In Matthew 25:34, then the King will say to those on his right hand, come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; v35 for I was hungry and you gave me food, thirsty, and you gave me drink; and a stranger, and you took me in; v36 Naked, and you clothed me; I was sick and you visited me; I was in prison, and you came unto me. v37 Then shall the righteous answer unto him, saying, Lord when did we see you hungry, and feed thee, or thirsty, and gave you drink, v38 When did we see you a stranger, and take you in, or naked and clothed thee? v39 or when did we see you sick or in prison and come to thee? v40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me.

High unemployment rates, breakdown in the food supplies, natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, all these things will be part of the storm that is coming to America in the days ahead. We will see natural disasters, coupled with manmade disasters such as terrorist attacks and breakdown in law and order, to bring a perfect storm, a confluence of many forces that will shake even the strongest of us. Many will need food, and drink, and clothing, and shelter, in addition to visitation for those who are sick and hurting or locked up in prison. Beloved, this is a grim picture of what is coming upon America, yet the Lord has showed me over and over in prophetic dreams that this is the reality we will be dealing with.

Matthew 9:35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. v36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. v37 Then He said unto His disciples, the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; v38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth laborers into His harvest. As we minister to the sick and hurting, to the sheep who do not have a shepherd, we are doing then what Jesus himself would be doing if he was here on this earth, reaching out with care and compassion to a lost and dying world. As we share Christ's love in this way, many will see that love for what it is, the presence of Jesus Christ on this earth. Beloved, pray about your place to serve, for when you do you will be blessed as much or more as those that you serve. In service you will find true fulfillment and joy. Please feel free to post some testimonies of the way God has blessed you in serice to others. God bless you this day, in Christ, Jim