"...Mercy shall be built up forever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens." (Psalm 89:2)

August 8, 2016

"...while it is called To day..."

"But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day..." (Hebrews 3:13, KJV)

I was noticing how, in this verse, there is a space between the words 'To' & 'day', which intrigued me. Looking up this instance of 'day' in Strong's Concordance (#4594 Greek), I found that it generally means 'now'. In my own life, I have often intentionally placed myself in the 'now' to cope. Focus sharpens, anxieties melt. 'Now', for me, translates to operating in the mind of Christ, in His presence.

At least, this is how I perceive it.

This Scripture suggests to me that it will not always be 'now'. I don't know what that means exactly. but the thought is sobering. And so while it IS still 'now', it is time to lay down parts of my life, in order to more deeply know and serve Jesus. While it is still 'now', work needs to be done.

It cannot be emphasized enough how important Jesus is.

The mysteries of life are by God's design. (Ephesians 3:5, 9) To operate within them, to navigate through them, a person NEEDS Jesus. You need to know what He teaches, and what He has done to make this possible, to come out safely on the other side. You need to know - if only in moderate amount - about powers & principalities that do exist, and to whom the workings & wisdom of God are 'now' being made known (Ephesians 3:10). (To be clear, 'now' as used in this verse is translated from a different Greek word (#3568), but means 'now' or 'present'.)

This thrills me.

'Now' is a powerful & exciting time. We see so much chaos & evil in this world - we are seeing, I believe, the increasingly frantic, diabolical maneuvers of Lucifer to prove to God that he & his cohorts can restore & govern this world system (Sidebar: Yes, We Can! Sound familiar, anyone?). His efforts travel the world...indeed, the universe. Instead, the outcome will be that God will prevail. He is showing "by the church" His eternal purposes. It is an outworking that that is happening NOW.

For the Healing of the Nations.

Think about your part in this.



 Neglect not the gift that is in thee... (1 Timothy 4:14)









July 23, 2016

Lucifer Keeps Busy...

"{Being}...vigilant of where the real battle lines lie, can postpone for awhile longer the inevitable reign of the Antichrist, and provide yet another generation of Americans with a chance, not only to live in this, the most kindly and benevolent society the earth has ever seen, but to have a chance to attain true salvation."
(William T. Still, New World Order: the Ancient Plan of Secret Societies)

I cannot emphasize enough, how central to understanding the realities of our kaleidoscopic world, is the ancient intention of Lucifer to control it.

Lucifer-Fall-of-by-Gustave-Dore-1866_630w_tnI used to think that once God cast Lucifer out of heaven, he was essentially dismissed. Case closed. Yes, I knew that Lucifer/Satan was cast down to earth (Revelation 12:9), and still prowls about down here, as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8).  But I always assumed these actions of roaring & devouring were simply the result of his hateful, malicious nature. He didn't get what he wanted.  Jesus got that!  So instead, Satan was/is 'acting out' a resentment so strong that it consumes. God was/is letting him get away with it, up to a certain point in time; there will come a Day, when Satan's time of causing trouble will be over. (Revelation 12:12) 

It never occurred to me that Lucifer/Satan was/is still trying to be like the Most High. (Isaiah 14:14)

Now...Satan isn't stupid. He must know that he's never going to win, right? He knows what took place at the Cross.  Or does he?   If he does, I would wager, he was/is counting on the rest of the world not knowing that. As long as he can fool people, as long as he can deceive & blind them (he probably half deceives himself!), he can get away with quite alot of counterfeiting. For many seasons, he has done that. He is doing it now.

But maybe he is unable to stop?  Scripture tells us that there is no truth in him (John 8:44) ....that has to be a form of hell right there. Does he try to convince himself that all that untruth IS truth? Going forward, does he seek to manipulate circumstances to 'confirm' those deceptions? Is this why we see endless, repetitive bouts of corruption in business & government, lusting for & abuse of power, crimes of passion, theft, murder? Working out his lies through the unwitting - and sometimes NOT so unwitting - devices of men, he has woven his ill-conceived motives throughout known history, wreaking & reaping horror, misery, and perdition.

Is he incapable of accepting the truth of his never becoming 'like the Most High'?

In her book "Honestly", author Sheila Walsh (once a co-host on The 700 Club) shares the story of her depression & resulting breakdown. She learned, while in a rehabilitation clinic, that shame produces a need to control your environment so that it validates a false concept of yourself, one in which you are NOT ashamed. You force your surroundings to lie to you. To bear 'false witness' to you about yourself. It is too unsettling, even horrifying to face & accept the truth.

The deeper your shame, the more desperately you seek control.

If no one or nothing in your spheres of activity contradicts your well-entrenched deceptive self-image, fine. But should there arise a challenge... look out!!! All bets are off.

This is not to say that any one of us has not, at some juncture in life, sought to work that very same cushioning 'mojo' around ourselves...let's face it, everyone wants to feel good about themselves. Denial, as they say, isn't just a river! Not endorsing this behavior, but being realistic about it. People do it. I do it, or have done it.

But the more a person looks for truth, or the Truth, the more those behaviors become apparent. Clinging desperately to lies will become so destructive that, if one wants health & life, he or she will be backed into a corner, and will launch a re-think about themselves and their activities.

Herein lies the difference: Satan/Lucifer has not done that. And, it seems, never will.

So he is doomed to perpetual control machinations, in both the visible and invisible realms. Which, I think, is why - as I stated above - "we see endless, repetitive bouts of corruption in business & government, lusting for & abuse of power, crimes of passion, theft, murder? " These bouts are worked out, into & through every arena of human endeavor. At times, we may have been complicit in them: "For ye were sometimes darkness..." (Ephesians 5:8)  Whether we were or not, however, this Satanic agenda continues today.

".....this idea of staging, manipulating and controlling the circumstance and the psychological environment of the individual is very much what today’s government, mass mainstream media and Hollywood is all about." (Bernay's Mass Mind Control...)
"...of molding and shaping not just one act, but your regular and ongoing behavior into one that is predictable and fulfills the desires of the controllers." (Bernay's Mass Mind Control...)
"As civilization has become more complex, and as the need for invisible government {???} {question marks mine} has been increasingly demonstrated, the technical means have been invented and developed by which opinion may be regimented."  (Propaganda)

Yes, that agenda definitely continues...

...and so the next logical thought might be, Okay, but how do I combat this? Starting where you are, this suggestion has been made: "Be yourself and think critically on your own." That may sound deceptively simple, weak & inept. But as you think it through, this strategy makes sense.

"...they’ve been pushing collectivism to condition you to think that your personal journey is irrelevant in the bigger picture" so that you buy into the engineered concepts & constructs of reality that are presented to you, without questioning them. (link)

Question them!
Do you really want to be used in a way that subversively, incrementally destroys YOU, in order for an enemy's ego to be bolstered? Really? Do ya??? Because if you don't, you need to wise up & start getting back to your roots, who you really are, what you really believe...you need to look inside yourself...and maybe you need to look Up. You need to meet Jesus, if you don't already know Him, and you need to learn a little bit about America's founding documents & her Founding Fathers, her early history and specifically, our Constitution. (Hillsdale College Online Courses)

Reach inside, reach back & reach up to find the good substance of life.
"Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind..."  (Romans 12:2)

July 19, 2016

Once, "the Anointed Cherub"...but Now?

It seems that my attention is being more & more directed to that ancient Biblical event, spoken of by Jesus in the 10th. chapter of Luke: "I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven."

Satan falling from heaven....

It seems to be generally accepted that before this falling, Satan was that glorious angelic being known as Lucifer. Big difference, though, between the 'before & after' persona...and motivations, of this being. Again, it seems to be generally believed that pre-fall Lucifer was wondrous, dazzling; those who inquire further, seeking details. learn that Lucifer was 'perfect' in his ways, the anointed cherub. and from within his very being emanated musical glory. He 'was upon the holy mountain of God'. He was in the garden of God! (Ezekiel 28: 13-15)
Warfare against Powers & Principalities

Lucifer had everything going for him...something went wrong, though. We are told, '...iniquity was found...' in him. (v.18) The verses following this first indication of reversal in Lucifer's condition, seem to describe pride & vanity...we know from Isaiah 14 that Lucifer rebelled against God, his Creator, deciding that he was going to become like God. I don't think Scripture actually says that this mutinous being intended to oust the Most High...from being the Most High...and ruling in His stead...but I get the feeling, that was the plan.

Whatever the depth or magnitude of Lucifer's deluded intent, God's ruling was "...thou hast sinned; therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God."
...thus, "I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven."
(Note: I am not aware of any Scripture that actually states that Lucifer's name was changed to Satan. However, my Bible reading & study over the years has led me to that assumption, as it has many believers of Scripture, I think.
Now...Bible scholars have postulated that there existed a possibly great time lapse in between the events of Genesis chapter 1, verses 1 & 2. That a catastrophic, cataclysmic event took place during that time, which rendered the earth '...without form, and void...' Darkness prevailed upon the deep, and the earth was in undistinguishable ruin.
Can you see the hurling down of Lucifer and his legions to the earth, as the cataclysmic event that caused such destruction?
...assuming that it was, we now have a mighty fallen angelic being roaming about this scene of violently darkened destruction, an angel who had possibly only seconds before walked in the glories of Paradise, an elite & highly privileged creation of God. I don't think any of us can actually imagine what he must have been feeling. But I would think that, on the heels of this initial shock, Lucifer's thoughts may have been something like, "Now what???"

"Where do I go now? What do I do next?"

...and those desperate, frantic questions probably led to this next one:

How can I get it all back?"
I am telling you now that, at its root, (whether known or unknown to its participants,) whatever plans, programs or agendas that have been or will be implemented under the heading of globalism, One World anything or New World Order, are the results of Lucifer's attempts to get it all back.
...now, Lucifer was created (Ezekiel 28:15). He came to consciousness in fullness of his power and beauty. Having known nothing less than an exalted state, once cast down, it would seem to me that he would grab at ANY possible means of regaining it. Let's take a brief but more detailed look at what this exalted state encompassed -

Based on the Scriptures pertaining to him found in Ezekiel 28, we can learn a few things:

1) It sounds like Lucifer's wisdom & beauty were unparalleled (v.12).

2) He was in Eden, the garden of God.(v.13)
(We know from other Scriptures in Genesis 3, that the serpent was found in that garden of Eden, not one whose name means 'day star'...so, this is perhaps somewhere or something else? Perhaps this 'garden of God' existed in the heavenlies, just as the heavenly Tabernacle, after which the earthly one was patterned.) Not only was Lucifer in this garden of God, but is described as having coverings of bedazzling jewels & precious stones (v.13) - which possibly represent attributes inexpressible, according to C.S Lewis in his Christian Behaviour.

3) Tabrets & pipes were prepared 'in him'. Music resided within Lucifer! and surrounded him! (v.13)

4) Lucifer was deliberately placed by God in a high - possibly the highest - position of government over all of the rest of the creation of God, "upon the holy mountain of God" (v.14). (This verse can possibly be construed to represent promotion to a place of authority in the affairs of God.)

the Mercy Seat5) Finally, it seems that Lucifer had also ministered in the office of priest, offering worship to God and having, therefore, access to a nearness to His throne. (v.14)

(Lucifer is called the "anointed cherub that covereth" (v.14) What does this imagery bring to mind? The cherubim with overspread wings, covering the Mercy Seat on the ark of the Covenant, right? How could there be doubt, then, as to a sacred & priestly aspect of Lucifer's existence?
We don't know what kind of conversations may have occurred between Satan & God, at this point. One possible aspect of the forward-going machinations of Satan, would have been an attempt to restore God's original earthly creation. Donald Barnhouse, in his The Invisible War, suggests this. To me, it does seem most likely...Barnhouse also states that Satan was/is still trying to show God that he can do it. If I can only prove to the Most High that I can get this whole mess all straightened out, renewed...if I can fix it!!!...then maybe I can get back MY former glory and still have a shot at running the show...might be how Satan thinks still today. Because Satan's goal is to bring order out of chaos (for his own selfish, vain reasons, of course,) Barnhouse continues, organization is a major tool. But we know how so many - if not eventually all - organizations collapse. Underlying malevolent agendas, love of money, lust for power...look at the 'great' civilizations (organizations) of the past. Gone. Corruption scandals touch even the most initially (apparently?) benevolent committees & corporations ...their CEO's etc. can't keep their hands clean, one way or another. (I recently heard something unsavory even about the Red Cross...although I never looked into the details...) My point is, as Barnhouse writes,"Satan cries, 'Let there be organizations!' And there is chaos. He calls out, 'Let there be United Nations!' And there are vetoes and wars....He commands, 'Let there be brotherhood!' And there are race riots..."

Satan can't make it happen.

What he does bring to the table is...more death & destruction.

Think about these things when looking at the world around you, the world across the oceans...the world both visible and INvisible. Don't count on the organizations of this world-system. Yes, some are still good, and may yet be so for awhile, but keep in mind, IF they are good, then God is probably on their side & in their midst. He dwells yet in some of us, and therefore His touch and impact is still felt in the world. In addition to His sovereign actions. The Scriptures tell us that He works all things after the counsel of His own will (Ephesians 1:11,) so...keep that in mind, when observing the downward spirals of what appears as loss or defeat, or catastrophe. Satan is far from the only player...even with his hordes of fallen angels (Revelation 12:4).

Think carefully through with whom you align.

There is more going on than you know.

July 11, 2016

America: the Founders' Vision.....or Something Else? (Part 2)

(See "America: the Founders' Vision...or Something Else?  Part 1")

...so, I've been investigating Nimrod of the time of Genesis.

My researching has led me to befuddlement. One ancient pagan god, or king, or mother of a god, or goddess leads to yet another variation on a theme, and I find myself sitting here, head spinning & confused. The list seems endless! Nonetheless, there does seem to exist a certain continuity, in a disjointed way, to their stories. Even so, to keep up the reading of such topics at this point, isn't going to benefit me, nor contribute to finalizing this article! so I'm going with what I have gleaned so far...

I find it so interesting that not much mention is made of Nimrod, in the Scriptures. Yet it seems that his influence on history & civilization reaches forth even 'til now. I have read in more than one place that Freemasonry has its roots in Nimrod & his activities. From what I've found, if true, that is not a good thing. And the Masonic society (again, from what I've found, if true) appears to be responsible for the design of our Statue of Liberty - and their intent might not have been what yours or mine would have, in producing her. From times far past, a hand of ungodly intent has always been at work, to destroy the works of God in this world AND the United States of America, to rob men of their full potential within those Divine works, and create a whole other kind of...society.  Lucifer hasn't given up. A global agenda has been in the offing for a long, long time.

"The first century historian Josephus in his Antiquities of the Jews explains that the building of the Tower of Babel was an act of disobedience towards God...and explains that its chief proponent was a king by the name of Nimrod." (source)  So here is where we see the beginning of some forms of architecture as being an expression of opposition to the Lord ( dare I say, anti-Christ arising?) as well as the beginnings of attempted globalization. Beyond that, as societies & nations today move more and more towards a global 'unity' - though it appears to be a harmonious embrace - they are instead committing a dangerous spiritual fornication. It is serious. And America is part of it.

But back to Nimrod...

It looks like this man indulged in sexual relations with his mother. I am finding this piece of 'information' everywhere I go...she was, supposedly, known by the name of Semiramis/Ishtar/Isis...different countries gave her different names, over time. One was Diana of Ephesus. Point being, eventually she was worshipped as a goddess, and Nimrod was deified with her.

Now...this goddess (whom I will refer to as Ishtar), as the headdresses in the pictures below show, has been associated with towers/fortifications. I've read that this is because she had much to do with surrounding Babylon with brick walls, and influencing Nimrod to begin construction of the infamous Tower of Babel. Nimrod was eventually worshipped as 'the god of fortifications'. So we have here the Power Couple of Towers & Fortifications!

Nimrod, however, was associated with more than fortifications - he seems to have worked to set himself up as a form of savior, or Liberator. And what he was liberating the people from was the fear of YHWH, which is the beginning of knowledge. It is actually nothing to fear in itself! It is a good thing. Nimrod was not doing anyone any favors here...but apparently, with memories/accounts of the Flood still affecting people, Nimrod's machinations offered the people an illusion of safety & comfort, without needing to seek righteousness, God's way.  Or to seek God, period...

Meanwhile, his consort Ishtar also became known as the champion/goddess of personal freedoms - perhaps because of her relationship to Nimrod. The 'personal freedoms' label evolved into sexual freedom, i.e., licentiousness. Slaves seeking freedom turned to the goddess Ishtar; if they gained it, some prostituted themselves to secure an income, and/or became temple prostitutes, both sanctioned by this goddess. ( Ishtar's protective covering was extended to include immigrants and exiles as well, as they also would be seeking freedom...Here we can see a prototype upon which, it seems, the Masonic developers & sculptor of the Statue of Liberty designed her.)

...so you can see where this duo is headed...down an ever darkening path, away from the Light of the world...producing the Tower of Babel (Confusion)...and the seeds of an early blueprint for secret societies such as Freemasonry, and their ultimate globalist agenda.
It does not comfort me to know that the indispensable Father of our country, George Washington, was a Mason.  As well as just about any other Founder of renown.  In my heart, I cry, "Where do we go from here?  What now?"   In my eyes, Washington is second only to the Lord Jesus Christ.  I am serious.  How can this not be true?
It does comfort me to have learned that although Washington had joined the Masons, and engaged in much written correspondence, it appears that he did not actually attend meetings, on the whole. "The fact is I preside over none, nor have I been in one more than once or twice within the last thirty years...."( (Masonic Correspondence of Washington)  When questioned as to the suspected nefarious nature of this secret society, he replied, " "... [referring to] the doctrines of the Illuminati, and principles of Jacobism ... in the United States....I did not believe that the Lodges of Freemasons in this Country had, as Societies, endeavored to propagate the diabolical tenets of the first, or the pernicious principles of the latter..."
Back to my Hero, George Washington!
My sincere hope is that at that time in the history of the United States, George Washington was not deceived but that Freemasonry and other such societies were not entrenched in subversive, freedom-threatening  agendas.  Or, if they were, Washington genuinely believed they were not.
An editorial conclusion on a related site: It is this editor's belief that the Illuminati did finally penetrate the Freemasons in America but not until the latter half of the 19th century. So any talk of George Washington and the Founding Fathers being a part of a conspiracy or a One World Order is superfluous"
If one did not already know it, or if one only suspected it, becoming aware of the amount & the identities of American Presidents, Supreme Court Justices and other high level government officials involved in the Masonic structure can be sickening.

"The world is governed by people far different from those imagined by the public." Benjamin Disraeli, Victorian-era Prime Minister of Britain

"The great strength of our Order lies in its concealment; let it never appear in any place in its own name, but always concealed by another name, and another occupation..." (John Robinson's "Proofs of a Conspiracy" 1798, re- printed by Western Islands, Boston, 1967, p. 112)

Sir Francis Bacon, beginning in the early 1590's, began the detailed plans by which North America would be colonized. He was the supreme adept in the Rosicrucian Society, and established the super secret Knights of the Helmet [Ibid., p. 123-129]...Bacon was responsible for the modern birth of Freemasonry...(George V. Tudhope, Bacon Masonry)...the outworking of an occult plan originally conceived "thousands of years before Columbus ever sailed"! Masonic Forefathers

1733 - In the United States, the first Masonic circles began to appear in 1733; by the time of the American Revolution, nearly 150 lodges existed throughout the colonies.

"A theory that a conspiracy has been working consciously for many centuries is not very plausible unless one attributes to them a religious unity. That is tantamount to regarding them as Satanists engaged in the worship and service of supernatural evil." (Prof. Revilo P. Oliver, Conspiracy or Degeneracy?, USA)

1776, Adam Weishaupt, a famous Mason, had developed the Illuminati, a secret society within a secret society. One Masonic historian himself has stated that the goals include "found[ing] a new Hierarchy, to overturn all authority, and to press down all the Social Order under the level of Equality." (italics mine) (Does this sound like Barack Obama's agenda? also, my thought.) Another Masonic historian stated "the express aim of the Order was to abolish Christianity, and overturn all civil government." In Weishaupt's own words, the Illuminati "will by degrees, and in silence, possess themselves of the government of the States, and make use of those means for this purpose...."

The above quotes are taken from an involved piece about United States Presidents & their associates who are, were, or were in some way connected to, Masons. This organization is pervasive & powerful, and appears to be behind much of all that goes on in this world.  "Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of England... stated to the London Press in 1922:  From the days of Sparticus Weishaupt, Karl Marx, Trotsky, Belacoon, Rosa Luxenburg, and Ema Goldman, this world conspiracy has been steadily growing. This conspiracy played a recognizable role in the tragedy of the French Revolution.  It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the 19th century..."   At its lower levels, it presents itself as noble & altruistic - its members at these levels might actually believe that. The higher one ascends into Freemasonry, the closer one gets to Luciferian activity, even worship. Or so I've read.  It's tentacles have snaked their way throughout history past and into our present world, invading government & religion at the highest levels.

These things being true, its dissolution seems unlikely, ever, by means of good & righteous men opposing it. My thought here is that the destruction of Freemasonry will only come about by an act of our sovereign Lord. It will only come about through, perhaps, Armageddon. But it will definitely be vanquished for all eternity when it shall be true that "The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ..." (Revelations 11:15)

It always comes back to Jesus Christ.

"...behold, I come quickly and my reward is with me..."
Revelations 22: 12,13


July 4, 2016


On Lady Liberty's tablet is inscribed: "July 4, 1776 the Day of America's Independence from Britain."

 God Bless & Keep this Great Nation of America, safeguarding our independence from ANY force that seeks to take or diminish it.

NO Shariah law!

Islamic extremists are pushing hard to bring Sharia law - the astonishingly brutal system governing Islam - into the courts of the United States. The ACLJ is leading the fight to keep Sharia law out of our nation's courts. While this may sound absurd, it is already happening, and has been for awhile now. It must be stopped. Radical Islamic forces will not back down; neither will we. Jay Sekulow Live!