Double, double, toil and trouble

William Shakespeare, in Macbeth, has three witches in a dark cave with a boiling cauldron. Thunder is rolling and they are stirring up a mess of trouble. The world is in trouble with God. Trouble has been unleashed upon the world in intensity and it will not get better. There may be short times of peace, but sudden destruction will come, it is in the Bible.

Carmen is a singer, songwriter, who has an interesting video on You Tube called, “The Witches Invitation”. I wanted to put it in here, but cannot figure out how to do that. 😦 Bummer! I think you might like it, I do.

God is God. He says He is God and there is no other. He declares Himself to be the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He declared that Abraham was His friend. He promised Abraham that his seed would be as many as the stars in the sky and the sand of the sea. God is a giver.

A long time later, and many generations later, God sent His messenger, His representative, His Son, into the earth to be the Lamb of God, the sacrifice for the sin of the world. Abraham’s seed was looking for a conquering king. They failed to see the plan of God. They missed it.

God turned to Gentiles; there are only Jews and Gentiles, believers or non-believers. God wanted a family, He wanted to be “Our Father in Heaven”, Jesus said so. He sent Saul, who was renamed Paul, a Jew and a Pharisee, to tell them they could be qualified to enter the family through faith in Yeshua, Jesus. Many came, some did not.

Today it is no different. The Message has gone out into the earth for 2014 years, so far, some believe and some do not. Do you?

Has God changed? No, He says, “I am the same yesterday, today and forever.” Is He still the Great I AM? Yes!

Why does it seem so dark in the world? Why is there so much disregard for God, so much disrespect? Recently, a movie with the title: “God’s not Dead!” was released. It was well received, especially in the Christian community. God is very much alive, the Family knows it, but those outside the Family don’t know Him and many refuse to believe. They dismiss Him because they love their sin, they love the darkness they live in.

Wherever there is a vacuum, a void, something will fill it. Man was created by God and for God; mankind needs to be filled with and worship something, if he does not fill that void with God he will try to fill it with something. That thing then becomes his god.

Bob Jones, believed by many to be a prophet, recorded an NDE he had. He was about to enter the New Jerusalem and as he waited in line to get up to Jesus, to his left he saw what appeared to be like the rollers that take groceries from inside the grocery store to the outside for pick up. On this system were people who were wrapped in that which they worshiped on earth. When they saw Jesus they said, “So, it was true.” They began to curse Him. They knew the truth at that moment and they blamed Him and blasphemed His name as they moved forward and fell into Hell.

There are people that have been taken to Hell, while there they have seen people in agony and torment crying out for mercy, asking to be saved, but the message always is: “It is too late, you made your decision.” Today is the day of salvation!

John Paul Jackson has a strong prophetic ministry. He has been told that to avoid or lessen the catastrophes and disasters he saw, God’s people will have to cry out to God in sustained intercession. Mostly, what Jackson has seen has been regarding America. His ministry is called, “Streams Ministry”. Check it out on the internet.

To whet your appetite a bit, here are some of the things Jackson saw. The Mideast in turmoil and change, the Israel and Iran conflict will escalate, antisemitism will rise, Jerusalem will be a “cup of trembling”, United States currency will change, Russia will arise and changes will come with a shaking at the top and a ruthless man will come forth, Russia will blackmail countries over oil, Nature will be affected in major ways, there will be violence in the streets of America, America’s military will be severely reduced, China plans to be the lead power in the world, GMO crops will be attacked by a blight that will spread like wildfire, the result will be famine. There are many warnings regarding natural disasters.

Many prophetic voices are speaking the same or similar things that John Paul Jackson has said. The Bible says, “I do nothing except I reveal it to my servants the prophets.” We would do well to pay attention to these men and women that God has raised up at this time. The internet yields a treasure trove of voices. Of course, one must discern for there are false as well as true voices. There is a source called, “The Prophecy Club” if you are interested in pursuing this further.

I listen to Rick Joyner, John Paul Jackson, Bobby Connor and Larry Randolph primarily, but there are other credible witnesses. Bob Jones was perhaps the most accurate new testament prophet in current time. He has moved home, but left a powerful legacy behind, there are numerous videos of things that he shared.

God uses signs in the Heavens to speak to Israel and anyone else who is listening. Mary Bostrom teaches on this subject with great understanding. You can access her blog at mbostrom2.com. At this time, there are many who have seen the importance of spreading the word that the heavens are a billboard, of sorts, that God uses to speak to mankind. John Hagee and Mark Biltz are a couple more who are worth listening to on this subject.

Other timely voices are Joel Rosenberg, Perry Stone, Jan Markell, and Cindy Jacobs. Using the internet wisely is bending your ear to hear what the Holy Spirit is saying to the church through the voices He has raised up for such a time as this.

There are some that God is using to help the body of Christ to come to maturity such as Joyce Meyers, Andrew Wommack, Andy Stanley, Mark Batterson, Bill Jonhson, and many others.

Beyond all of these we have the witnesses of classic authors such as Hannah Whitall Smith, Andrew Murray, Kenneth E. Hagin, A.W.Tozer, John Bunyan, and Hannah Hurnard to name just a few.

There are several different streams in Christianity and each stream has its favorite teachers and witnesses. God has not left Himself without a witness in any stream.

One of my favorite verses is: “Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” II Timothy 2:15 The NASB says it this way: “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.”

There is a part that we have to play here on earth, we are to study, to be diligent workman, making sure that we accurately understand the Word of truth. Whether that truth be through the written word or the spoken word, we must discern if it be of God or not, and if it is from God, we need to apply it and obey it.

Finally, remember that men are fallible, all men (and women). Men make mistakes and miss it. We are not to criticize and condemn someone for missing it. God will deal with them. We only take what is ours, what God witnesses in our spirit is from Him for us, it is His business to take care of others. We can pray, should pray, for truth to prevail in the lives of our loved ones, but we must leave them with Him for the working out of His plan in their lives. Amen!

Terror, disasters, turmoil, trouble, catastrophes, all of these have been with us from Eden, but they have been increasing in intensity and will until the end of age. They cannot be stopped, but they can be lessened. Prayer, your prayers, cumulatively and progressively made, can alter or lessen the impact of all of these things upon the world.

Don’t think that your little prayers don’t matter, added to the prayers of others they become powerful for God. Keep praying, keep believing, keep sharing, it does matter. It matters for now and it matters for eternity.

Thank you friends for staying with this very long message and thanks for allowing me to share my heart with you. Keep praying and keep pressing toward the goal of a world where God rules and reigns for all eternity. Amen!

God bless you,
Joy

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