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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Declaration of Dust

Dear beloved: I have recently been reading in the book of Jeremiah as part of my read through the Bible in a year program, and at the very time I was in Jeremiah the President of the United States came out with a declaration of support for homosexual marriage in the United States of America. And just as Jeremiah was grieved in his spirit and became known as the "weeping prophet", so too, was I grieved in my spirit and began to weep over this land. Jeremiah 2:7 and I (God) brought you into a beautiful country, to eat the fruit therof and the goodness thereof; but when you entered, you defiled my land, and made My heritage an abomination. v8 The priests said not, Where is the Lord? and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit. v11 Has a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? But My people have changed their glory for that which does not profit. v12 Be astonished, o heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, says the Lord. v13. For My people have committed two evils; they have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

As I was sitting on the porch of my house reading and praying for our country and for our President, a truck went by on the dirt road in front of the house, raising a huge cloud of dust into the air(it is quite dry here). The dust slowly drifted down and settled on every foot of land, on the trees, and even on the roof of the house. And the Lord said to me "this dust is like the declaration that has come forth from the President over this land, it is as filth that settles on every foot of land, every house, and every person in this land". I felt in my spirit there is no escaping it, as if to say we can all run to take a shower and wash it off, but it can't be washed off, as soon as we step out of the shower we will be covered with filth again.

Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous reign the people rejoice; but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. Beloved, those who know the truth of God's word are mourning now, as the leader of this great nation speaks for this nation to the world and over this land with his decrees. His words have cast a pall over this land. Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people. Beloved, pray that the Lord will turn the heart of this man in the Oval Office to Him, that the Lord will open his eyes and circumcise his heart to see the truth before it is too late to turn back. Jeremiah 7:15 I (God) will cast you out of My sight, as I have cast out all your brethren, even the whole seed of Ephraim. v16 Therefore, pray not for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to Me: for I will not hear thee. Beloved, intercede for this land while there is still time. May God bless you this day as you pray. in Christ, Jim

Monday, May 14, 2012

Update on Prophetic Orchard Dream

Dear beloved: I have recently been in touch with the pastor whose church I prophesied over concerning planting an orchard. (See earlier posts in April 2012). He has reported to me the following: the 100 apple trees that were planted 2 years ago bloomed this year and set on fruit prolifically, even to the extent that there will have to be thinning of fruit or the branches will break! This is absolutely a sign from the Lord of the abundance of blessing that this orchard is going to be in the days ahead. In addition to that, 120 more trees were planted this year, including peach, pear, and plum. So now the orchard totals some 250 trees, covering about 4 acres. The remaining acre of the field has been tilled up to plant tomatoes, summer and winter squash, and pumpkins.

The Lord asked the prophet Jeremiah in Jeremiah 1:11, "What do you see Jeremiah?" And I said,"I see a rod of an almond tree." v12 Then the Lord said to me, "You have seen well, for I am watching over My word to perform it." The almond tree represents speedy fulfillment, as it is one of the earliest trees to show life in the spring. And so when God declares His prophetic word over a person, a church, a nation, or whatever He chooses, He also will watch over that word to perform it. And just as He appointed Jeremiah to be a prophet to the nation of Judah, and the words that Jeremiah spoke came to pass upon that nation, so, too, will His words come to pass that have been spoken over us. Everything the Lord does in some way fulfills His sovereign purposes here in our life on this earth. I believe the Lord is directing this church to plant fruit because He wants that church to be prepared for the disruption and breakdown of the food supply that is coming in the days ahead. Fresh fruit, as well as other food staples, are shipped in anywhere from 1,000 to 2,000 miles and even more to this part of the country. Any disruption to the food chain could easily lead to a situation where there is no fresh fruit, and so God has positioned this church to be a supply of fresh fruit in southwest Kansas.

Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord God does nothing Unless He reveals His secret counsel To His servants the prophets. v8 A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord has spoken! Who can but prophesy? I would encourage all of you reading this to get started preparing for breakdown in the food supply; plant a garden, or some fruit trees or berry bushes. You may be able to bless someone in the name of Jesus, with a basket of summer fruit. If nothing else you will be able to feed yourself and family and thus remove yourself as a burden on someone else. May God bless your planting! in Christ, Jim

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Discerning of Spirits

Dear beloved: One of the gifts of the Holy Spirit is the gift of distinguishing or discerning of spirits, spoken of in 1 Corinthians 12:10. This is a supernatural gift given so that we will not be tricked and fooled into thinking we are following someone who is of the kingdom of God, but in reality is an agent for satan. Paul tells the Corinthians in 2 Corinthians about false apostles and teachers who are preaching a gospel other than the one that he taught them. v13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. v14 And no marvel: for satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. v15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be to their works.

The devil is setting up the whole world for the appearance of the antichist, the beast of Revelation 13. This beast will have authority and power over the economic system and all the religions of the world, save for those who are set aside to follow Jesus Christ. Rev 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leapord, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion; and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and his authority. v4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast, and they worshipped the beast saying, "Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?" v6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And so as little antichrists appear on the world stage to deceive and trick the people into following them, it is very important to be able to tell if this person speaking is being led of God or the devil.

The apostle John gives us good instruction in 1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are from God: because many false prophets have gone out into the world. v2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God v3 And every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God: and this is the spirit of the antichrist, whereof you have heard that it should come, and even now is already in the world. In the next post I will talk about how we can test the spirit to see if it is the spirit of the antichrist. Keep praying, God bless you, Jim