A Brother in Chains

I found this article on Ian’s blog and was completely moved in my spirit to pray for this man, Youcef Nadarkhani, who is imprisoned in Iran and awaiting the sentence of death for preaching the gospel.

Who knows when any one of us can be found in a similar situation?  The bible tells us to remember those in prisons and while reading his story I kept hearing the words of Paul “remember my chains”.

You will want to read the comments under the article as the rest of Youcef’s story is told there. Ian’s first comment  is a letter from Youcef which I believe is written more for our behalf than his own. Be sure to read it and then pray for our brother and his family – and his captors -who do not yet have the hope in Christ as we do.

Blessings.

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End Times – Information Overload???

This is not a rhetorical question nor am I being derisive or sardonic, but can someone explain to me why the timing and structure of the End Times was no mystery to the Early Church and yet we seem to hold endless conferences and publish untold numbers of books and websites on the subject? In all fairness, perhaps I need to re-frame the issue. It actually seems that the problem does not pertain so much to the thirst for knowledge about the fulfillment of God’s plans as the day of the Lord approaches, but how to live in the shadow of that knowledge.

It might be the age old issue of the positioning of the cart relative to the horse. It seems that there are some who believe if they can just obtain enough information it will inspire them to live as they should in the shadow of the Last Days; Paul teaches we already have enough information so that we should be doing nothing BUT living as we should in the shadow of the Last Days.

Continue reading Moriel’s Living Like Sons of the Light

 

NAR Awakening for the Northwest

Here is a video clip from Dutch Sheets supporting the upcoming conference “Reclaiming the Heart of a Nation” later this month in Seattle, WA

Regional Congress on Reformation.

Following is a partial transcript which reveals the intentions of the New Apostolic Reformation to “bring reformation to America by changing the way the people think”. Salvation is not enough! They now need divine strategy! One of the speakers of this conference is the famed teacher of the seven mountains, Lance Wallnau. So when Dutch calls for strategy he is looking for a plan on how to better implement the governing of the seven mountains.

As you read through these words you will recognize a dividing line between true Christianity aka the teachings of scripture, and the intentions of the false apostles and prophets of the NAR or as it can be also called, the voice of God, which further promotes what is referred to as Dominionism.

(I’m in blue.)

Dutch Sheets: I heard a frightening statistic lately. At that is 96 percent of those who call themselves born again Christians do not have a biblical worldview. That means they do not believe in the basics of scripture.

When the NAR starts talking about a biblical worldview it only reinforces my disbelief that there is biblical truth behind the phrase itself.

How did we go through a revival of the magnitude of the Charismatic movement, the Jesus movement, the Apostolic movement, the prophetic movement, the prayer movements, the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s? God was doing great things in America. How do you go through that and lose ground in the culture of a nation?

First of all these “movements” were made up of false doctrine – scriptures taken out of context with emphasis on visitations, “hearing the voice of God”, and false signs and wonders. An unbiblical re-formation of the five fold ministry with emphasis on self-appointed apostles and prophets, hence the birth of the NAR. False teachers and prophets make a false movement and in their case it has been one after another producing no true FRUIT. This is how I would answer Dutch’s question.

Secondly, America is not covenanted with God in the same way He covenanted with Israel. Many people miss this. America was founded by some who were believers, but others were not. And research proves that many of the “founding fathers” who the NAR is so in love with were actually Freemasons and Universalists.

Third, the NARites believe as Dutch has stated that America is losing its biblical culture that it once had. Have they not read that the world will get worse until the time of the return of Christ – as in the days of Noah?

And listen, when you lose ground in the culture of a nation even the fruit that you made on an individual level will dissipate because you’re not changing the way people think.

Change the way people think. You will hear this a few more times. It makes me wonder how far they are willing to go in the future to accomplish control of the human mind.

We must have this great outpouring of the Holy Spirit that has now begun and will intensify and I believe before it is over it will be called the third great awakening in America.

This is the “Latter Rain” heresy which claims an “outpouring of the Holy Spirit” and resulted from a misapplied understanding of the last days described in Acts 2:17 and Joel 2:28.

This is one thing Jesus had to say to His disciples about the Holy Spirit. Notice there is nothing about an outpouring. John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.

Basic doctrine is God the Father, revealed through Jesus Christ, Immanuel (God with us) who gave us His Holy Spirit so that we would not be alone.

But this time we must do more than get them saved, filled with the spirit and healed. We must change the thinking of a nation. We must do what Jesus said in Matthew 28 disciple the nation. That’s reformation.

Let’s stop right here for Matthew 28 because Dutch is referring to what we know as the Great Commission of Jesus.

18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19Go thereforeand make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

Jesus said to teach them all things He commanded. The false teaching of the NAR is not the same as the teachings of Jesus Christ written in the bible. There is no getting around that fact. At the beginning of the transcript Dutch claimed that many do not know the basics of scripture. He needs to include himself in that count.

This time we must do more than get them saved. We must reform the way they think. How do you do that? I don’t think anyone right now has all the answers, most Christians have no answers. We do not think this way. But we must. We must now begin to plan and ask God for strategy how do we reform America.

I believe our “answers” are found in the bible! To say that most Christians have no answers is ridiculous. They want us to believe that is true and that they are the ones who will plug-in and hear from God on our behalf  providing us instruction on how to “reform America”.

To change the way we think, we go to the teachings of scripture to learn to renew our minds as in Romans 12:2!

That’s what this conference is all about. In the evenings we’re going to have outpourings. We’re gonna stir up the gifts of the spirit, we’re gonna stir up  the spirit of awakening. We’re gonna pray together and release a greater spirit of awakening over the northwest region.

Listen – OUTPOURINGS. Remember Bentley? That’s his word and his move!

What is a “spirit of awakening”? If these men and women of the NAR would teach the bible as it is written maybe we would see a change in the hearts of men and women as they repent in need of the Savior. But calling for a spirit of this or that is not going to change anything, except possibly the condition of their vocal chords the next morning.

Some of us have been crying out for strategy. How do we reform? What are strategies to change media, education. We know now we need to do it; we’ve heard of the seven mountains. I believe God is about to give us that strategy. We’re gonna hear from God on how to do this. Come. Let’s find some answers. Lets be ready this time when the outpouring comes and we know what to do with it and shift the thinking of America. Let’s learn how to reform America. We’re gonna hear from heaven.

There it is – strategy for the seven mountains mandate – the plan to take over society for what they believe is their high calling of God.

This is not Jesus, this is not the Kingdom of God that was preached by Him! This is man’s kingdom and possibly the kingdom of the anti-christ. Whoever it is that will be speaking from “heaven” will not be the Most High God. The reason why we know this will not be Him is because nothing like the seven mountain mandate is written in the scriptures. People get ready.

I am also in the northwest and have begun to pray against this crazy conference that people would see the truth and turn from the teachings of the NAR! If we have questions, if we need answers we turn to the bible.

I have a deep fear that there very well may be another awakening when these people stand before God and realize that all they peddled and pushed to so many had nothing at all to do with His plan. And that the “voice” they heard from heaven was not His voice at all.

Other articles regarding Dutch Sheets –

The Alignment of Political America and the NAR

A Word Against the Wilderness Outcry

Let His Praise Be Known

Romans 15:13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

I had this scripture on my fridge years ago and I shared it at my Grandmother’s funeral. Earlier today a friend told me she had been praying this for me. I love the word of God. It is absolutely the most beautiful piece of work ever written. And why wouldn’t it be as Jesus IS the Word – John 1.

Romans 8:38-39 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

His power exceeds all others. Let His praise be known throughout the earth!

A Scenario

Consider this scenario and give me your reaction.

Someone in church stands up and claims

“Pray such and such scripture for 21 days and see what God will do”.

What is this?   Word of Faith?    Witchcraft in the church?

An applicable method of praying scripture?    A promise?

What happens if it appears God does nothing at the 22nd day?    Isn’t it true we don’t know all, see all that He does?    But, can He be expected to perform in such a way?

What say you?