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End Times

Galatians 4:4-7 My paraphrase: When the fulness of time came, God sent His Son into the womb of a virgin, living under the law of Moses, to buy back those who all their lives lived under bondage to law keeping. He offered adoption into His family which would also make them sons. He sent forth His Spirit to confirm the transformation and His habitation and said, “Now you are an heir with Messiah of the Kingdom of Light. Some believed and received and some rebelled and rejected the offer. The offer still stands and man has not changed, some believe and receive and others rebel and reject it.

Elvi Zapata in the Fall of 2013 spoke what he saw. If you wish you can put his name in You Tube to view it for yourself. I will put forth what I heard on that video here…

He saw tribulation on earth. Fear was rampant, earthquakes, famine…with great cracks in the earth, tsunamis and terrible calamities. God said to him, “Tribulation is closer than my people believe.” God has delayed judgment as His people repented, but nevertheless, judgment will come. God does respond to prayer and repentance. God showed Zapata the year 2014 and Tribulation.

He saw a tsunami heading for the United State from the North. He saw New Jersey, New York City, and the island of Manhattan under water from a 94 foot high wave. Millions would lose their lives.

God has held back judgment, but it will be released all together. According to what Zapata saw there will be three final signs:
1. A mega earthquake in the west.
2. An earthquake in the northeast and then a tsunami.
3. War in Israel.
He saw three weeks of suffering. After the earthquakes he saw that there would be volcanic eruptions. He saw an eruption in Mexico, Mexico City had an earthquake of 8.9 on the Richter Scale. He saw economic collapse. He saw pressure on the San Andreas Fault in California with a 9.5 or 10.5 earthquake, Nevada would be affected. He saw the Yellowstone caldera explode and then he saw a sneak nuclear attack.

I am going to go aside here to tell you of a vision that I had many years ago. I saw an airplane shaped like a triangle come across the Bering Straits, across Alaska, heading south across Canada, coming down across North Dakota and flying straight down to the Mexican border. This aircraft was flying above the tree tops, it was bombing military bases from the northern border to the southern border of the United states. I did not know what the aircraft was as I had never seen anything like it. I found out that it was called a stealth bomber, that it could fly very low, treetop level, that it would make very little noise, and that it could fly under the radar so as to be undiscovered. At that point the stealth bomber was only on the drawing board, it was not in production. But, the Spirit of God knows all things. I believe that while this vision may have some symbolic things in it, the fact is that today Russia has stealth bombers and I believe the day will come when she will attack America.

This is a poem that the Lord gave me at the time the Cold War with Russia was ended:

The treaty is signed,
No more they’re maligned,
“Progress we’re making,
See the steps we are taking?”

Their plan they are working
No detail they are shirking,
Our borders they stake out
No error to make now,
An air strike they plan
As soon as they can.

When peace is declared
Then watch – be prepared.

Nikita Kruschev declared at the United Nations, banging his shoe upon the table, “We will bury you!” When your enemy declares His desire, does he change his plan? Today the Russian bear has come out of hibernation and he is hungry. He sits in secret with the enemy and makes his plans for conquest, there is a time-table, he pretends to be a friend, but he lies. He wants dominion. He is working his plan, his eye is on the Holy land. It is God’s portion of the earth and He will not stand for it. In Ezekiel 38 and 39 it is recorded that he and his confederates will fall in that land. God is God! It is my belief that a simultaneous attack will occur upon Israel and America.

Back to the Zapata vision……He saw a two-week period of time that the Bride of Christ will have to prepare for what lies ahead. She will have to endure some calamity. When she is taken out of the world and brought to Heaven for the marriage supper of the Lamb, then sudden destruction will come upon the earth, this destruction will be the result of the wrath of an angry God against rebellion. Zapata was told, “Wait for the signs.”

It is my belief that the Bride of Christ will go through some tribulation, but not the wrath of God. When Israel was in Egypt, they went through the first three plagues and then God said: “I will put a division between my people and thy people: Tomorrow shall this sign be.” There will be a sifting of those who claim to be Christians, only the true believer will remain faithful in tribulation.

Kevin Mirasi has seen visions of the Lord regarding the end-times. Many things that he saw corroborate what Zapata has seen, and these two men are not the only ones to whom God has shown what is to come, John Paul Jackson is one who comes to mind, but there are too many to name here.

Mirasi saw an earthquake in California that was a 9 or 10 on the Richter Scale. He saw the sign in the Hollywood hills that says, “Hollywood”, demolished, after this California would become like Somalia, a third world nation. He saw Moslems celebrating in the streets at the destruction in America. He was told that these natural disasters were a sign of imminent rapture and that people must repent and be ready for it. He said many other states would be affected by this earthquake.

Mirasi saw the state of Virginia affected by a huge earthquake, this will affect the leaders of the United States, they will feel the shaking, but even so they will not listen to this clear sign from God, but will harden their hearts. In fact, he says, they will use this time to get a firm grip on the land, using it as an excuse to introduce dictatorship into America. He said that the food supply will be cut off for several days and recommended that people have some food and water in storage.

Mirasi declared that the reason for judgment coming upon California is because of the sexual sin and perversion coming out of it that has reached the throne of God. A major earthquake is about to hit California.

Mirasi heard “The split of the land of the United States of America along a fault line.” It will be a huge tear producing a huge trench, he saw people falling into it screaming. There was no time to escape as the tearing continued.

Mirasi saw a “coming war between the United State of America and Russia.” He saw that America will lose this battle, there would be lots of damages, destruction and fatalities. He also saw martial law coming to the United States. People will be searched as never before. He believes this will come as the result of God’s judgments. He was told that these are coming because of sexual immorality and the murder of innocent children through abortion, there being a lack of respect for life, also because of the removal of God Almighty and the value systems from the institutions and the fabric of society, schools and the court systems, because America has a silent agenda to divide the land of Israel, and because of false shepherds in the church, false Christians, false doctrine, a compromised gospel.

George Washington had a vision of America with three wars upon her soil, the last of which was when the country was populated from border to border. He saw this attack come from Europe, Asia and Africa. “From each of these arose thick, black clouds that were soon joined into one. And throughout this mass, there gleamed a dark red light by which I saw hordes of armed men, who, moving with the cloud, marched by land and sailed by sea to America, which country was enveloped in the volume of the cloud. And I dimly saw these vast armies devastate the whole country, and burn the villages, towns, and cities.” It is interesting to me that communists have been referred to as “Reds” and there “gleamed a dark red light” in this cloud.

Washington saw the battle, millions were in “mortal combat”. He saw light come and destroy the black cloud, then he saw the angel of the Union, with “legions of white spirits” come to the aid of the people. When the tide was turned the angel of the Union planted the standard, the American flag, and declared: “While the stars remain, and the heavens send down dew upon the earth, so long shall the Union last.”

Scripture declares that no man knows the day or the hour, but God gives us signs that alert us to times and seasons. The sun, moon and stars are for signs, times and seasons upon earth. God does nothing on the earth without His people, He reveals to us these things that we may prepare and be ready and so we may help others to do the same.

There is a little girl from Korea, Sa-Rang, who saw some things of the Rapture of the church, judgment, Heaven and Hell. She saw the Lord in great sorrow as He showed her what was to come. After the church was removed from earth, she saw fire and sulfur rain down upon the earth and she saw many people falling into Hell. There are many books by people who have been taken to Heaven and Hell, God has not left Himself without a witness to the world, but once the judgment is set there will be no room to repent. Today is the day of salvation! The Lord told her that His coming was near and that we must always be ready, because “he that would meet the Lord like a thief in the night will not go to Heaven.”

John Mulinde from Uganda was sent by God to America to tell of the vision that God gave him. God told Mulinde “America’s destiny is to be a city set on a hill, a light in the darkness and a messenger of my Word.” He said, “I am looking for a man to stand before me for this land, but I found none.”

The vision Mulinde had was of a pillar encircled with flowers. On the top was a brown plate and on the plate was a beautiful cake. The pillar moved forward and as it did it grew in size until it was a hill with a city on top, with light shining up into the sky.

As Mulinde watched, the pillar receded until it was the original size; he saw that the pillar was cracked and in the cracks he saw darkness. Then the pillar began to crumble and fall and when it did the plate fell and broke in half; the cake shattered in many pieces. God said, “The foundations of this nation have been broken and I am looking for a man who will stand before me in behalf of this land that I may not destroy it, that I may not give back to it as it has walked before me.

He said that there are many who call people to prayer, but the cry of sin is louder than the prayer and it prevails. God said, “the cloud of judgment is hanging over this land and there are three waves of judgment that are going to hit this land.” They are:

1. Judgment against the spirit of Mammon. “Because my people have made money a god in my place, and have made everything rotate around money and replaced me with the spirit of mammon, everything will come tumbling down, when that happens it will pull down the economies of many countries.” He said, “Tell the people, “Turn your eyes away from the perishable and fix them on me. Tell them to fix their faith in me when things look bad and they will stand.”

2. Judgment against human pride and human achievement…what man has done, what man has built, what man has been able to put together and because of that he thinks he can be God, he can replace God in his lifestyle and he can choose what is good and evil, what is bad for him and good for him and he can set his own standards – judgment in this area is to come through natural calamities, it will hit at the civilization of man and again and again, and the time will come when it will get so intense whole cities will be razed to the ground in a matter of days.

3. Judgment against liberties that overthrow God’s statutes and standards in the name of rights and freedoms. God said, “The people have rejected my standards for themselves; at this moment my hand is holding back the consequences of their choices, but the day is coming when I will lift my hand and all the consequences of the choices they have made will come flooding over the land; at that time there will be a cry for help and help will not be near.”

Many people have declared that there will be a remnant of people who know God and they will follow Him with their whole heart. The others who name the name of Jesus but are not surrendered to Him, who have not broken before Him, will say things like: “How can God be so unjust as to do that to us? How can a loving God do such a thing to us.” God said to Mulinde, “They are not broken, but angry, and their anger is unbelief and total rejection of Me.”

Mulinde was instructed to tell people to pray that the remnant will be big and strong, that they will not fear to stand and that they will have the faith to claim this nation back. God said, “My purposes for this nation are yet unfulfilled, I am not through with this land, but I want people who will stand before me for this land.”

I pray that the eyes of all will be opened to see the time that we are in now. There are veils upon the eyes of many people. They argue and reason and say, “I see.”, when they are blind, dead to truth, and a veil covers their soul. When you are born of the Spirit of God, light comes into your soul and you can see. Change comes naturally because you have switched sides. What was closed to you now opens and you begin the process called sanctification…being set apart as a house for God’s Spirit.

Our inheritance is being taken away and evil is being forced upon the land, claiming more and more territory. The enemy has come in like a flood, a flood of evil flows over the land. The righteous don’t like it, but feel powerless to do anything about it.

The elders, the wise men, and those who give godly counsel no longer are looked up to. Our culture is youth oriented, every area is touched by their desires, their way and their wants. In the political realm there is no prophetic authority. Compromise is the order of the day and “political correctness” governs from Washington on down to local government, media etc.

Unless God’s people fulfill II Chronicles 7:14, “if my people called by my name will humble themselves and pray, then I will hear from Heaven forgive their sins and heal their land.”, the judgments these men have seen will come upon the land. God is looking for a people to stand for His will to be done in America as it is in Heaven. He is looking for a people who will pray that America will fulfill her destiny.

The walls are down and the gates are burned metaphorically, but spiritually this is true. The land is defiled and unclean. God’s people pray amiss, powerless, because they are in error. One example is this: In big and small ways parents submit to the prevailing culture of immorality and indecency in the country, they are not taking a stand for righteousness. God cannot answer prayer that is prayed in the wrong spirit or in error.

Mulinde was told that God wants to clean up His church, He wants to pour out the refiner’s fire.” He said it is about a church that will rise above the systems of the world and the chains that are holding people captive; He wants to bring those who are bound into the church and set them free. He wants purity in His people.

If the walls are broken down, then the forces that have come in are uninvited. When you play with evil, it will take possession of you eventually. Giving the enemy a foothold allows him to take you into bondage. The forces of darkness will change your mind-set, your world view. There is corruption that defiles, not only the person, but the whole land.

God is looking for repentance and confession of sin. He is looking for His people to deal with those things that they are shown in their own lives that are hindering them, defiling them and ultimately their family and their land.

James 4:7 says that we are to submit ourselves to God, resist the devil and he will flee from us. If the enemy has something in you or something on you, it is no use to resist him, for he has the legal right to be there. Repentance cleans the soul and gives God permission, when you ask, to come to your aid, to cleanse your temple and make it a fit place for His Spirit to live.

Mulinde suggested three things to pray:

1. God, open my eyes to see how you feel, how you see. I want to walk and talk with you.
2. God, I don’t want to miss what you are doing or saying, give me a soft heart, ready and willing to move with you.
3. Pray for America. Cry out for the remnant to rise up, those who are hungry and thirsty for God. Strengthen them Lord, so they are strong and can claim back this nation. May your purpose be accomplished.

5-26-14 I heard these words:
“There is a judgment coming upon America. It is a judgment of works. As she has done so shall it be done unto her. Lies, intrigue and cover up abound, but I see it all. Nothing is hidden from my eyes, for my eyes go to and fro throughout the whole world examining hearts to see whose heart is for me and whose is against.”
“Judgment is coming and it cannot be reversed when the cup of iniquity is full. As you have done so shall it be done unto you. I am God, I do not lie.l If I have said it so shall I do.”
“Do not fear child of mine. Hide yourself under my shadow and you shall go through. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers them out of it all. I do and I will.” There are many who believe they are righteous and are not. Take heed that you stand, lest you fall. Make your calling and election sure.”
“Where is the way that is made clear? Where is the man who stands before me for the nation? Who cares that my people perish for lack of knowledge? Is there no man who will stand in the gap and make up the hedge for the land that I not destroy it?” (I questioned Him here as I know that there are many who pray for America. His reply was: “I judge hearts, you judge externals.)
“Many say that they love me, say I am their Lord, but their lives prove otherwise. Such are worse to me than a sinful man. There are hypocrites in the land, living double lives. Like the Pharisees they proclaim the are mine, yet the live as children of my adversary. Examine yourselves and you will not be judged by the world’s standards.”
“I grieve every day as the reports come concerning my children. “Have I not espoused you to my Son? Have I not chosen you, the remnant to be His Holy Bride? Shall the Bride of my Son defile herself with worldly things when He is at the door?”
“I see, I grieve, my heart grieves over those who have not prepared themselves have not made themselves ready for His arrival. He stands ready at my command to come for His Bride. He will come. Some will be waiting, ready and watching..and some will not, and they shall not enter in to the marriage feast.”

Let us examine our own hearts. Are we wholly His? Have we given Him everything? He knows. Let us not be like the five foolish virgins in the parable Jesus told.

Holy Spirit, examine my heart and forgive me. Remove all impurities. Cleanse me and fill me. I choose to trust you rather than what my senses tell me. Help me in my weakness to be strong in you. I want to be part of this remnant you spoke of. Amen!

I hope you are stirred up by reading this, that surely is the purpose of it. I hope you question God if these things be so and ask Him to show you. He is looking for hungry hearts. Is your heart hungry?

Blessed, that is what I am, and so very thankful to God for His love and His patience.

Joy

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Joshua and Caleb

A funny thing happened on the way to life today…

It was about 3:30 this A. M. when I woke up from one of many “sorting dreams” that I regularly have. I must need to get organized really bad because I seem to have so many of these type…not that I can remember what they are about when I wake up, but I know that I am definitely trying to get things in order.

At any rate, it is now late afternoon and by the time I finish this it will be evening, but I need to get my thoughts off my mind, I hope you will bear with me.

When I was a child I wanted to learn how to play the piano. My Grandma, who raised me, allowed me to start, but when she asked the teacher if she thought I had any exceptional talent and the reply was no, she took the lessons away. It was just one more stroke against who I was, I was inferior, I was not good enough to deserve piano lessons.

However, music was so much a part of me that I would come home from school, sit down at the piano and pick out a melody that I had heard on the radio. I could not play with my left hand, but I could play with my right hand, so I did.

As time went on I did learn how to play with my left hand, but only from the old blue “Concordia” hymnal. I did not know the notes, I found them on the keyboard through trial and error. I would pour my heart into the music, it was therapy for my hurting soul. Somehow when I was done I would feel better and I could go on.

Life did go on, so far 76 years have gone by since I entered this world. There have been bad years and there have been good years; good days and bad days in the long journey I am on. It is all preparation…for later. God’s word tells us that we will reign as kings and priests unto our God. That means that we are in training. Here is an example.

Joshua under-studied Moses. He was his servant, he held his coat, got him water to drink and in general did what Moses told him to do. When it came time to spy out the land, Moses chose Joshua to represent the tribe of Ephraim. Caleb was chosen from the tribe of Judah. There were twelve men, one from each tribe, chosen to go in and spy out the land.

They were given these instructions: See what the land is like, is it good or bad, is the soil good or poor, are there many trees, what kind of people live there, are they strong or weak, few or many? And, oh by the way, bring back some of the fruit of that land from the crops that you see.

The men entered into the land and explored it; they were gone for 40 days. When they returned from their exploration, they brought with them grape clusters so large it took two men to carry them, and they brought this report which they gave to the whole community: “We entered the land you sent us to explore, and it is indeed a bountiful country – a land flowing with milk and honey. Here is the kind of fruit it produces, BUT… It is always the but that gets us in trouble… the people living there are powerful and their towns are large and fortified. We even saw giants there.”

Caleb stood up, trying to get the community to be quiet and listen to him. When they finally were quieted down he told them, “We need to go at once for we shall certainly be able to conquer it.” They did not want to hear it, all they could hear was there were giants in the land, and they shut down in fear.

Fast forward many years, the tribes are in the land and Joshua, having picked up the leadership mantle from Moses, is now assigning the portions allotted to each tribe by Moses. The Caleb Company came to Joshua, Caleb leading, “I was forty years old when Moses sent me to explore the land of Canaan. I returned and gave an honest report. I wholeheartedly followed the Lord. I am still living forty-five years since that promise. I am as strong now as I was when Moses sent me on that journey. I can still travel and fight as well as I could then. Give me the hill country that the Lord promised me. You will remember there are giants that live there, but the Lord is with me and I will drive them out!”

Today I spent almost an hour with a member of the Caleb Company. After that I spent considerable time with a member of the Joshua Company. I want to tell you the Spirit of God in them is alive and well in spite of all that the enemy has tried to do in these two generations.

Godly parents make a tremendous difference in the life of the young, but who advocates for the elderly to be treated as God sees them and not as though they do not have a brain left in their head and can barely navigate this world? Dignity, we all need it, no matter what our age is.

There are still giants in the land, giants of fear, doubt and unbelief, giants of insecurity, condemnation and accusation; these giants trouble the followers of the Lord, sowing bad seed into their souls, not allowing Holy Spirit to lead them in the way they should go, speaking negative even hurtful words through those who claim to love them. All of this designed to prevent the Kingdom of God from coming upon the earth.

But, the King is upon His throne and there is no danger of Him being deposed. David was king in training, he was in a character molding process for many years before he actually possessed the throne. We are being trained for ruling and reigning with our King. It is a process. Please be patient with others who are in the process with you.

We each have been called by God to be a part of His Kingdom. Some of us have come in the prescribed way, Jesus being the Way, others have said, “No, thank you.”, still others have not heard the offer yet, but when they do they will accept it and come on in. We all have our part on the stage of life, some more and some less, but all have a part of the final outcome.

King Jesus has come into the Earth, taken on the Kingdom of Darkness and won, He has taken possession of the land and given us the spoils of war. We can possess our possessions, if we will. They are free to whosoever will. It starts with a decision to follow the King. No one is too old, no one is too young.

I, for one, am tired of us seeing each other after the flesh. God does not look at the outward appearance, but at the heart. “As He is so are we in this world.” Let us act like it!

God is going to show up and show out shortly before the church age is over. I believe that little ones will bring forth a Word from the Lord, the elderly who have been written off by their family, or the church family, will go about doing good and astounding everyone with the signs, wonders and miracles done in the name above every name. Those that the world considers unproductive will be productive before this is over.

It is going to take all of us to finish the job and go home. Let us not dismiss the very young or the elderly, or think that God can only use a select group of people. God is not limited, a donkey talked to a prophet when he was beaten by him, nothing is impossible with God, He only needs our will.

Let us encourage each other. You who are in the prime of life, don’t miss out on the blessing of the groups on either side of you. See through the eyes of youth that there are no limits, receive from the elderly the wisdom they have gained by the years of living upon this earth.

The Joshua Company is exploring, seeking, knocking what will they find; have you left them a legacy?

The Caleb Company is rising, don’t count us out, we are not done yet! We just may surprise you.

In Him,
Joy

Apologists

Recently a friend of mine asked for my opinion on something, she holds a responsible position for a prayer network and was asked to send an article out to her group. Asking my opinion is not unusual as we have a long standing relationship. She is a forever friend of mine as well as my spiritual daughter.

In the late 70’s my husband and our sons left our home state and moved to another because of his work. It really was a very fortuitous move in many ways, for it was there I met two of my forever friends, it was there that my Dad, who lived with us met Jesus, it was there my husband learned to put family before work, it was there I made the decision to make Jesus the Lord of my life and it was there that I gave up being a natural mother for being a “mother in Israel”.

Spiritual motherhood for me has been fraught with joys and sorrows, not unlike natural motherhood. I would not trade either. From the time I was sixteen years of age I wanted to be married and have a family. While others were interested in college or career my desire was to meet a Godly man, get married and have babies, lots of them. God’s plan for my life, and my choices however, pushed my desires off for ten years.

After a couple of moves, jobs in the banking and insurance industries, I found myself in California, a place I never planned on being. It was here that I met my husband, who was also a transplant from my home state as well. This year we will celebrate 50 years of marriage. We have two sons and nine grand-children. And, I have been blessed with many spiritual children as well.

As I said at the start of this piece, my friend asked my opinion on an article she had received. I began researching the subject, which basically was an accusation against what I call a Christian Star. Now, I am sure that most of us realize that when you become visible to the public you will become a target. It should come as no surprise. Google any big name and you will find negative commentary about them.

Having said that, most of the time we can just ignore the accusations. But, at this point on God’s time clock, accusers are coming out of the woodwork and polarization is happening rapidly. We know from God’s Word that there will come a separation between the wheat and the tares in the Kingdom of God, Jesus said so. We are not called to decide who is a tare and who is not. We are to be fruit inspectors.

Think with me about the nature of a person. We will say about someone, “She is so sweet!” or “He sure is an old grouch.” Why do we do that? Because who you are speaks louder than your words. You may not want to be a grouch, a crab, but who you are cannot be hidden, deep calls to deep.

Someone once said in response to Jesus command to be a witness “Witness to others and if necessary use words.” I recorded in one of my other blog offerings the poem about our lives being a “gospel” every day and “men read what you write whether faithful or true, say what is the gospel according to you?” Can you live a day without your very life shouting who you are?

Truth is, when I read the criticism leveled at those in ministry, those that the body of Christ has made stars, these that the people have put upon pedestals as if they are somehow perfect people, holding them to a higher standard, I wonder how we can be so blind. Surely there is an enemy agenda in here somewhere.

Well, there is, the “accuser of the brethren” is working to destroy! It began in Eden and it will not be finished until King Jesus turns the Kingdom of God over to His Father and God is all in all at last. The Kingdom of Heaven will come upon earth and all will be one.

I have no stomach for Christian apologists, as they are called. Why the name apologists I don’t know because you do not have to apologize or defend God or anything connected with Him. He is God! Enough said… Let us not judge before the time, God’s time. We are told that we will judge angels, is that reasonable? Not to my natural mind, but I don’t have to figure it out, thank God!

My advice when someone is accusing or criticizing, leave it alone or ignore it, certainly don’t enter in to it and for sure pray that their “eyes may be enlightened”; they do not know what spirit they are operating in. It is easy to wander into the enemy camp when you entertain condemning spirits, they are the open door for doubt and unbelief to enter in. Beware and watchful, the enemy of our souls is the accuser, don’t go there, that is my advice.

Have you heard this: “Believe nothing of what you hear and only half of what you see?” The Accuser twists things, he is good at illusion, let’s be watchful. Why focus on him and his stuff, let us do what is written in Philippians 4:8, think on these things.

I pray that you will be blessed with joy in the presence of the Lord.

In Him,
Joy