Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Time to Pray

There was a time when I would have been angry at the fellow who caused my Granny Good-Food facebook profile to be closed. But I do realize the Hand of God in this. What man meant for evil, God meant for good. There's a time for everything, and I have been faithful for nearly two decades to preach the Gastronomic Gospel, being a missionary to the undernourished and overfed, rescuing those led away to death by Food Fraud and Venomous Vittles. If I haven't displaced your trust in the FDA, Monsanto, and Coca-Cola by now, it won't happen.

Now, I feel a different call on my life's work while on this earth. 

It is time to pray. Of course, it's always been time to pray, but it's time to contribute  some powerful incense to those golden bowls (Rev. 5:8). 

Daniel of old saw that Judah's time of desolation, 70 years, was coming to an end. Did he sit and wait for it to happen? No, he 'gave [his] attention to the Lord God to seek Him..." (Dan. 9:3)

America's captivity by Babylon is also coming to an end. We should be rejoicing and praising God for His mercy on this nation. As Daniel outlined the sins of his people, we could catalog America's sins in that same list in Ch. 9.  Is God judging America? Sure enough. Is that a bad thing? Only if you are counted among the wicked who merits that judgment. For the oppressed, a righteous judge is a Hero. How many of us have cried out to end the tyranny of Monsanto, Merck, IRS, CIA, FDA, TSA, DHS, and so many other thousands of their minions? Well...our Hero is not deaf, nor is He too weak to rescue us. He is going to be right on time. This is not "rapture" theology I speak of. Like Haman the Amalekite who tried to destroy our forebears, we are about to see the bastards swing on the same rope they were going to use on God's people!  Stop right here and read this before going further ~~

There are so many dreadful things to be fearful of if you look at the world without faith. But if you know your God and what He delights in (Jer. 9:23-24), you will know that His "lovingkindness, justice, and righteousness on earth" are boundless. Note those two words, "on earth". These qualities are not needed in Heaven, where there is perfection. Mercy, justice, and righteousness are needed where there is evil.

There is a video going around of a Gramma saying that it's time for a Second American Revolution. She is partly right. But it's not a time for taking up arms against the jackboots of Babylon. That would be suicide and falling into a trap of the arm of the flesh. This Granny says that we are called to a different kind of warfare. "Revolution" means revolving back to a beginning. Truly, we have spun off course and need to get back to the mindset of those who founded this nation: "The Lord is our judge; The Lord is our lawgiver, The Lord is our king -- He will save us." (Isaiah 33:22) This was America's beginning. It is the only "revolution" that will save us.

My son had a friend at work, Oz, whose mother in Georgia I spoke with some months back. We were discussing chemtrails, among other things. When I expressed some fear, she reminded me, "Those are not for us." Something clicked in my spirit ~~ you're right ~~ just like the rope of the gallows was not for us, but for Haman. Such it is with the recent fears of pestilence. That is not for us. My household has the Blood of the Lamb over it. If you are still in "Egypt", though, then the diseases of Egypt are yours. "If you will give earnest heed to the voice of the LORD your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, the LORD, am your healer." (Exodus 15:26)

I will be "preparing for Babylon's fall," as Dr. Jones says. But I am not a "prepper." I can barely keep the pantry full of the week's needs, let alone for years as the doomsayers warn us. My humble double-wide is hardly a fortress bunker. I don't think I'd be able to shoot hungry neighbors (I say this with a full belly, though), and if that time comes may God give me grace to be as the widow of Zarapheth who had faith to share what she thought was her last meal. So you see, I may not be a "survivor" in the sense that the world defines it. However, I am much more than that. I am an Overcomer. Are we told to be a survivor? No. Are we told to be an Overcomer? Yes. Emphatically yes. I am in Christ, and He has won the victory; ergo, the victory is mine.

Let us not look to the dying throes of a defeated beast, but let us rejoice that we do have the victory and therefore, the blessings. Dr. Jones explains the significance of this year, 2014:

"...Earlier, from 1993-2013 we engaged in spiritual warfare to be set free from Mystery Babylon and to secure the dominion mandate from the beast systems of this world. But now we are entering a new time of Jacob’s trouble, during which time the overcomers will secure the Birthright of Joseph..."  

What is that birthright you speak of, Dr. Jones?

"...This refers to mining, agriculture, fishing, and all the things that God created for our benefit. These have been misused by the beast empires of the past, but when these are transferred to the true stewards, the saints of the Most High, the wealth of the earth will be used to establish the Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven...That, I believe, will be a prime focus in the 21 years that lie ahead. The 121st Jubilee, I believe, will then be declared in 2035, completing the second work of Christ..."

Don't know about you, but I have a lot to look forward to in these next 21 years. In 2035, I will be a ripe 80 years young. I pray fervently to Overcome the fear, doubt, panic, and anger that are now being thrust upon us with every newscast, trying to get us to doubt the victory and go running back to "Egypt" and their "horses", aka, vaccines, drugs, and sorcery. None for me, thank you.

My trust is in the Great Physician and His delicious prescriptions of creamy raw milk, free-range eggs with orange yolks, and the fatted grass-fed calf. The human heart draws upon saturated fat in times of stress; perhaps this is why our Lord said that there will come a time when men's hearts will fail them for fear. Was He speaking of the low-fat diet that deprives the adrenal glands of cholesterol that is a critical component of pregnenolone, the master substance that is the precursor of our cortico-steroidal hormones? I've said for years that the low-fat diet is from hell. Maybe I was more correct than I realized. And that word, "heart." Did you know that the word is often translated as "kidneys" or "reins"? And where is the kidney, my friend? Right there as part of the adrenal gland -- ad (to) + renal (kidney). So??? Is it possible -- 'men's adrenal glands will fail them for fear'?

We used to visit Calvary Chapel in our younger days and listen to the inimitable Pastor Chuck Smith. He always ended his sermons with Numbers 6:24-26, "The LORD bless thee and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace." Okay, that's good. But how about this ~~ as it is translated using the Hebrew words ~~

"Yahweh (he who exists) will kneel before you presenting gifts and will guard you with a hedge of protection, Yahweh (he who exists) will illuminate the wholeness of his being toward you bringing order and he will provide you with love, sustenance and friendship, Yahweh (he who exists) will lift up his wholeness of being and look upon you and he will set in place all you need to be whole and complete."

Read that a few times and see if you aren't smiling and saying Hallelujah! And a smile, you know, boosts your immune system and makes you invincible to disease.

"...all you need to be whole and complete." That word, whole --
Mr. Webster (1828) tells us that "whole" is the root of the word, "heal." We also read that the word has a sense "to hold, to shut, enclose, conceal, to embrace the whole." How can we worry when "He who exists" is concealing us from raging of the enemy of our soul?

"... He who exists will provide you with love..." 
For the first 16 years of my life, I was unloved. Born out of wedlock to a woman who took her bitterness out on her bastard child, I went to bed almost nightly hearing her tell my father how she planned to "blow their brains out" or "drive them into the river." When she died at 39 years old, my first emotion was relief and a sense of safety. But the fear came back at age 29 and I had panic attacks when I tried to go to sleep. No doubt, the demons that had taken up residence in my defenseless soul were trying to gain control. As I lay there one night in mental anguish, I "saw" the words in the air in front of my eyes, "There is no power on earth greater than the Love of God." Just like that, I knew -- KNEW -- that I was loved. I threw the covers back, went to the living room and found the Bible, blew the dust off of it, and I've never left. God had plans for me, notwithstanding the circumstances of my birth.

That's my story, but I'm sure you have one, too. Whatever the "circumstances" in your life, or the "facts that affect the situation" of current events, God's love is greater than any of them. 

So, my friends, don't be surprised if you post some distressful tidbit and I add the comment,

"Yahweh (he who exists) will kneel before you presenting gifts and will guard you with a hedge of protection, Yahweh (he who exists) will illuminate the wholeness of his being toward you bringing order and he will provide you with love, sustenance and friendship, Yahweh (he who exists) will lift up his wholeness of being and look upon you and he will set in place all you need to be whole and complete."  

What if we all started doing that in faith as we meander in Social Media Land? Would the "circumstances" change? Maybe not, but we would.