TESTIFY! 

Does anyone ever have this battle going on within yourself?  You know, bad days at work, frustration.  Toss in a sprinkle of hot sauce and a whole bagful of the insanity we keep watching daily and I begin to get a little distraught.  I begin to feel great saddness.  Not over leaving this mess of a place but for all those who are so lost and clueless.  Then I get frustrated and mad and have a pity party.  I have thoughts in my head like ‘what kind of Christian are you?  Christians should be happy and joyous!  Maybe you aren’t.’  I ran across these verses and realized that we do get down.   1St Peter 1:2-7 My focusbis on 6 and 7 here.

6..We greatly rejoice  (about verse 5), though now for a SEASON,  IF NEED BE, ye are in HEAVINESS through manifold temptations:  

Of course then it goes on to say that the trial of our faith is…..
Trials are hard, tests are hard.  They are normally stressful and often an internal struggle.   Thank God for the hope that we have in Christ Jesus! Repent for my lousy attitude and pick myself up and get back in the race!  After all, we  are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses , let us lay aside every weight , and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and run the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.  Hebrews 12:2-2…
Hallelujah and praise the Lord God and Amen!  

Someone feel like they want to TESTIFY?   

John Haller’s Prophecy Update “Things My Father Taught Me” June 18th, 2017

Father’s Day (in 1992 it was June 21st)

I can remember that day 25 years ago like it was yesterday. My memory of about a 45-minute time span appears in my mind as a video from another perspective. It is like it was filmed by someone who was not even there and I was nothing but an actor. I could see it all as though I was about 15 feet above the unfolding drama.

I have had many things in my life prior to this moment that were very despairing and although they had a great impact on my life, they each almost made my heart or my attitude harden. I used each thing that hurt me deeply to build a wall so that would not happen to me again! What I did not realize was that hardening of one’s heart does not make one stronger. My heart was deceiving me. I would rise up and say…never again.

This day was different. This moment in time felt as though it destroyed me. It felt like someone reached inside of me and turned me inside out!

That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: 1Pe 1:7 KJV

Faith? I have to ask myself as I look back on that time. How much faith did I have? At the same time it was perfect timing for God to allow this.

 

Have you heard the saying “be careful what you ask for because you just might get it”?

 

It had only been maybe 4 or 5 weeks or so before, I had been up late and as I turned the channels on TV I stopped on a channel of a man preaching. I felt convicted deeper than in the past. I fell to my knees in front of the couch and prayed so hard. Tears streamed down my face and I said change me, change my life, whatever it takes. I want my life to be yours. I meant it. I had said this before and meant it before but it felt deeper this time.

 

I remember the very next day I went to the mailbox and there was a letter written to me from my husband. (Yes, we were still living together he was just always working.) You can imagine my puzzlement. Why would my husband have mailed me a letter? It was thick and certainly not a one pager. I remember going to my bedroom and sitting on the bed and opening this and began to read it. My husband had been what I now call the CON-MAN. He was an excellent liar! Not something one usually wants to list on a resume’. I always caught him in lies. I would question him several ways so as not to end up thinking I was making more of something than I should be. I would ask it in so many ways that it would be clear and he would only hang himself. So, this was literally a suicide letter. (or was it really?) He was working for an insurance company and he began to tell how he had been embezzling from it, he had been scamming the system.

He also went all the way back to the beginning when we met. He came clean with lies he had told me. Things he made up about his life before he met me. I suppose these things were supposed to make me fall for him more? Those things would not have changed that I fell for him. But, at that moment they changed everything. WOW, I did not even know this man. We had a son together. Yet EVERYTHING that I still had thought was true about him was ALSO A LIE. Who was this man I was married to?

 

I remember crying out to the Lord God, sort of tears and laughter. “What God? I said to change my life but what is this??? What on earth do I do with this?”

 

Shortly after my mother and father in law came to my door. They had also received a letter. His boss had received a letter. (Personally, I think it was one more con because he knew he was about to get busted and so he was going to play on the emotions of those closest to him in order to get the sympathy to get him out of the hot water he had created for himself. You see his boss was also very close friends of his mom and dad and that is how he got the job in the first place. So, a letter to him would make sense. He would only fire him and charges for embezzlement would not happen.)

 

That is not what happened on June 11th. That was a few weeks before. He was supposed to be going to counseling and our marriage was totally over. This was all just a prelude to June 11th.

 

June 11th. It was only myself and my two sons at home in our small apartment that morning. I had a weight lifting bench set up between the kitchen and the living room. The phone rang and my oldest son (from a previous marriage) answered the phone. He was 9 and his little brother was 3. My son told me it was grandma (my mom). I was living in Michigan and my parents lived in Arkansas where I was born and raised. I get on the phone and my mom tells me she has bad news. Your daddy died this morning. WHAT?

 

I dropped the phone to the floor. I fell to the floor and just kept crying and screaming NO…NO…NOOOO. It was loud. Phone still laying in the floor where I dropped it, I was just screaming and ran through the living room and into my bedroom and fell onto the bed and cried and screamed until I got it all out. Then I just stopped. It was not real. I will never see my daddy again? Not him, God, why not mom….not my dad. (mom and I had always had issues…mom and daughter issues). I got up and went back to the phone. She told me she would let me know about arrangements. My two little boys had just sat down on that weight bench. They were sitting there when I ran into the bedroom. I can see them from the memory of that moment. They had to have been scared. They knew something horrible had to have happened. They had never seen me react like that. They were afraid to move, to say a word.

 

What was God doing? I asked Him to take my life a few weeks before and my life seemed to spiral even more out of control.

 

So, what do the scriptures say before this one I put at the beginning of this blog about trials?

 

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 1Pe 1:3 KJV

To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 1Pe 1:4 KJV

Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 1Pe 1:5 KJV

Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: 1Pe 1:6 KJV

We see in verse 6 it says we BECAUSE OF verses 3-5 we will GREATLY REJOICE! BUT…now for a season (or a period of time…long or short), IF NEED BE, we will be in HEAVINESS (in the Greek means, sadness, sorrowfulness, distress, grieve).

 

Heaviness of what? Verse 6 says through manifold temptations. What does that mean?

Manifold – Of uncertain derivation; motley, that is, various in character: – divers, manifold. (Means many different; many different colors; many different things.)

Temptation- From G3985; a putting to proof (by experiment [of good], experience [of evil], solicitation, discipline or provocation); by implication adversity: – temptation,

So, we during this time before Jesus Christ returns for His children we have a big chance of being saddened and distressed by many different temptations or trials.  Temptations are as stated above trial by putting to proof by experiment of good or experience of evil.  Solicitation, discipline or provocation by implication adversity…temptation.

As I said at the beginning of this blog, I had taken bad experiences and built up a wall saying NEVER AGAIN.  Never again will someone hurt me like this.  Never again will I be taken advantage of.  Never again will I love someone to that degree.  Never again will I be walked out on but I will walk out first.  NEVER AGAIN.

After my dad died I began to learn I HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO TRUST AND LEAN ON GOD, JESUS CHRIST AS MY SAVIOUR.  Faith would begin to grow.  My life forever changed that day.  It was a sad day but I would not change it for anything.  I lost my daddy but I was truly beginning to be introduced to my eternal Father in Heaven!

 

 Middle-East Prophecy Update – June 11th, 2017

Scripture and Climate Change

I find it rather frightening that the amount of people falling for this climate change is so large. People are very deceived.  God tells us in Hosea ….

First scriptures are concerning those who want to argue climate change is killing the animals and the fish in the sea.  The second group is for those talking about the heat.

Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.

Hos 4:1 KJV

By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.

Hos 4:2 KJV

Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

Hos 4:3 KJV

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

Hos 4:6 KJV

(the below are about the heat)

Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this land? what meaneth the heat of this great anger?

Deu 29:24 KJV

They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.

Deu 32:24 KJV

The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs.

Deu 32:25 KJV

And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.

Rev 16:9 KJV

 

John Haller’s Prophecy Update “Disaster Upon Disaster” June 4th, 2017

Great Endings 

 

Don’t you love great endings?  Even when you have sat through a nail biting,  edge of your seat, heart pounding suspenseful thriller.  You know the ones, where you find yourself saying  “NO..DON’T DO IT!  DON’T GO IN THERE!”  They always go anyway and you knew they would. I don’t watch much these days because they are full of garbage but, I still remember the feelings that a good movie stirs up inside of you.   It is all about the ending.   Have you watched a movie that was on track with all the emotions and then the end either leaves you just hanging out to dry without intension of a sequel OR it just ends in such a way that you find yourself throughly depressed.   You end up feeling like you just totally wasted all of that time not to mention emotion that you invested in it.  (Spoiler alert….you did waste time and emotion…moving on.)

Now, think about the one that ends in a way that just blows your mind!  You would happily go through the stressful scenes again in order to achieve the high from the terrific stand up and cheer ending!

Ladies and gentlemen that is where we are approaching.  I don’t know how much time we have left but we are closer to the end every single day.  If you have read the book then you know how it ends.  In one way it differs from the movies we watch because this time we get to choose what ending we want.  Choose life!

Even so come Lord Jesus come!

 

Revelation 22:20-21
He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

THE END.

Just Walking in the Shade – I Mean the Shadow 

The scriptures are clear.  How easily we can kid or should I say lie to ourselves not to mention others.  Scripture tells us that our very own hearts deceive us. We cannot be trusted even to ourselves.   Put your trust in the only one that has the power to save you.   Jesus Christ is His name!   So EASY for us (I have been guilty too), for us to throw stones at Kathy.   I mean she makes it so easy.  She needs Jesus Christ,  she needs to repent and we do too.  We should all be praying for ourselves AND for Kathy Griffin.   Instead of stoning her.  Yes, she needs to be called out for her actions and that’s been done.   Now let’s all pray for her and pray she comes out of the darkness and sees herself for what she has become.   Pray she stops making excuses to others but is first honest with herself.   Right now she is being deceived by her very own heart as most of us from one degree or another. It is a heart issue.  

Proverbs 16:9  (flesh leads us our way but the Spirit of God leads us to life)

A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps. 

Jeremiah 17:9-10 (we are easily deceived unless we stay in the word of God to be able to know and discern the truth even in our hearts)

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked :who can know it? 

I the LORD search the heart,  I try the reins,  even to give every man according to his ways,  and according to the fruit of his doings. 

Deuteronomy 30:6 (tells us the why)

And the LORD thy God will circumcise  (means to cut away all the wickedness ) thine heart, and the heart of thy seed,  to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live. 

Matthew 22:37-38 (backs up old testament law)

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  38- This is the first and great commandment. 

Romans 2:12-16

For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;  (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.  For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:  Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)  In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

COMMENTARY 

Today we see again that God is writing the “requirements of the law” on the hearts of people. This is the Holy Spirit of God transcribing on our hearts how we ought to live – by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. A day is coming when God will judge people’s secrets through Jesus Christ, and there will be absolutely no excuses on that day. We will not be able to say, “but Jesus, I…” and talk our way out of what is already plainly known. None of us are without conscience, which according to this verse bears witness impacting judgment. The Holy Spirit is not going to lead us down a path that lives a life “secret” from God (as if that is even possible). The power of God is at work showing your life for what it is, and we have choices of how we will respond to those revelations. Will we choose the light, or will we choose the shadows?

Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ 

John Haller’s Prophecy Update “Israel Trip” May 28th, 2017

WARNING – Deception is All Around – Are You Watching – You Decide for Yourself 

Israeli Citizens Now Back Creation Of Palestinian State Based On ’67 Borders

Is this the time?   Talk about keeping you on the edge of your seat! 

I am perplexed.  If they do this it seems crazy, they just had 50 year celebration of taking Jerusalem, of winning the 6 day war.

Maybe or maybe not but we better make sure our hearts and minds are before the Lord and don’t get caught up in the drama our news sources in America are reporting on.  All you will hear is distractions from things that might be happening under our noses.

Amazing times, scary times. Keep looking up! 

Prophecy Update with Amir, May 22, 2017 (Sobering Message)

So thankful God gave us this man!  The church needed a stern talking to!   Including me!

Another Jesus, Spirit, Gospel (Pastor Charles Lawson)

Powerful!   This gave me a renewed passion to pray for those I love so dearly that are lost.   God works in amazing ways!