8-13-16 ~ I Hope to Encourage YOU Today

Isaiah 55:9 ~

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways
And My thoughts than your thoughts.”

Heaven

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Hebrews 12:1-11 ~

“Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us,
let us also lay aside every encumbrance
and the sin which so easily entangles us,
and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
fixing our eyes on Jesus,

Baby

the author and perfecter of faith,
who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame,

Jesus

and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself,
so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Prayer jesus

You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in your striving against sin;
and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons,

“My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,
Nor faint when you are reproved by Him;
For those whom the Lord loves He disciplines,
And He scourges every son whom He receives.”

Jesus

It is for discipline that you endure;
God deals with you as with sons;
for what son is there whom his father does not discipline?
But if you are without discipline,
of which all have become partakers,
then you are illegitimate children and not sons.
Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them;
shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live?
For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them,
but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness.

Holy holiness

All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful;
yet to those who have been trained by it,
afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.”

Flower

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Greetings my brothers and sisters in Christ and ALL who are reading this post right now. I know at least one person is thinking, “How can I be encouraged when I read about the discipline written in Hebrews?”

Lukewarm question
Good question . . . I know it brings an automatic “OUCH!!!” when I think about it too and worse? When going through the discipline . . . “OUCH!!!! ” . . . and “OUCH” AGAIN!!!! Let’s add a “YIKES” here too. .. “YIKES!!!!”

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Here’s the encouraging part that we need to focus on:

EVEN WHEN we have been, will be or currently are going through some “discipline” . . . Some challenging things in our lives that tests us . . . THE HEAVENLY FATHER LOVES US!!!

Love

If we were tooling along, thinking “all is well”, when it isn’t . . . And we’re actually heading into hell . . . That’s NOT loving us. Think about that for a moment and let that settle into your spirit.

Think

Now I’m going to get a bit “heavy” here, to discuss the WORST times this planet has ever seen since the flood.

Grief

Brothers and sisters, the judgements we will see unfold before our very eyes will impact us ALL.  Our hearts will be grieving and we may even lose EVERYTHING we have, except the clothes on our back.  BUT . . . without the judgement, MOST PEOPLE ON THE EARTH WILL BE HEADING INTO HELL.

Hell

So please remember these judgements WILL be with MERCY.

Many will be saved in the last few minutes or seconds of their lives, because they call on the name of the LORD . . . And they WILL be saved (Romans 10:13).

Please don’t let events or circumstances propel you into bitterness and anger at the LORD; the enemy WILL try to do that, amplifying your emotions, so don’t give in to it. PRAISE THE LORD IN THE STORMS . . .

Baby water

Even if it’s through grief and tears. It will release peace on your soul and help you overcome the enemy’s plans against you.

So, prepare yourselves for what’s going to unfold, by submitting to the Holy Spirit, while enduring discipline you are going through right now. It’s “prep” so you’ll be ready to minister to the hurting, lost and dying. . . To usher in the GREATEST “harvest of souls” for the Kingdom of Heaven.

 

When it seems like you just “can’t take it any more”, remember the Heavenly Father LOVES YOU And this life is a brief “blip” on the map of eternity.

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ALSO REMEMBER:

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 ~

“For momentary, light affliction
is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,
while we look not at the things which are seen,
but at the things which are not seen;
for the things which are seen are temporal,
but the things which are not seen are eternal.”

Heaven

PLEASE take a few minutes to listen to/watch this:

 

MY PRAYER FOR YOU TODAY:

Pray

Father I lift up ALL who are reading this post right now. May each person be granted a greater measure of understanding of Your love for them. Help us ALL to cling to YOU in the storms, for YOU are our only hope. I ask that You remove all blocks, barriers and confusion that prevent us from moving forward in ALL that you have for us to do. Help us to submit to YOUR FULL WILL. Help us to KNOW Your will and help us to do YOUR will. We can’t do this on our own, Father, for we are weak and living in this fallen world. We MUST have YOUR intervention in our lives or we won’t make it. We PRAISE YOU LORD, We THANK You, LORD and we ask this prayer in the MIGHTY name of Yeshua, our Messiah. Amen and AMEN!!!

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Remember, we are Ambassadors of Christ. Let’s act accordingly, for the Heavenly Father IS watching us.

Jesus

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51 thoughts on “8-13-16 ~ I Hope to Encourage YOU Today

  1. Thank-you for the post, Linda.

    Prior to my dad’s illness in 2009, I sensed that I should claim “It is Well With My Soul” as my theme song. I sensed health issues/problems in the future. I bought a plaque with those words on it as a reminder.

    A month or so after my dad’s passing in 2012, we went to a Brass Concert dedicated to my dad.
    I was totally shocked and surprised that the actual focal song of dedication at the conclusion of the concert was none other than “It is Well With My Soul.” It was an absolutely beautiful arrangement, and it was astounding because I had never told anyone that it was my theme song for that time period.
    The Lord, knew, however, and I burst into tears at that awesome confirmation as it played.

    I believe that the song needs to be resurrected once again as my theme song for these coming times.
    Amen!

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    1. That’s quite an amazing testimony, Peggy. I also believe that song and the story behind it is inspiring and may help remind us when we go through some difficult things.

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  2. Well Linda you are the practical advice that the Lord has given his true believers. Thinking about myself i rarely IF ever think about whats to come or more specifically the repercussions. My thought is one day at the time.

    But you Linda are like the pillar Of a building Based upon the foundation that is Christ. A real fightress for the kingdom. Please continue…..😇

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    1. Thank you, Stiggly.
      Actually, you have a more peaceful and Biblical approach . . One Day at a Time.

      Matthew 6:33-34 ~ “…33But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own.”

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  3. Thanks for the post Linda.

    Vance Havner once said he knew his father loved him because he always held his hand all the way to the woodshed and all the way back again.

    The peaceable fruits of righteousness are a fitting reward for submitting to the correction of the Father. Seldom easy, but always worth it!

    Blessings and Grace to you;
    Paul

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    1. You’re welcome, Matt NZ. I hope more will “get it” and not be angry when these more tangible judgements are upon us all throughout the globe. We must remember: GOD IS GOOD . . . ALL THE TIME and yes, that includes during the judgments, which are righteous and just.

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    2. I love this post Linda! His love Matt, is what I share with others wondering about all going on. I see His love in it all. IF He didn’t shake, no chance would be left for many. IF He didn’t demonstrate His love in this way……….who could bear to stand at all.

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  4. That was such an encouraging post Linda! And a very touching story Peggy! We need encouragement in these times so much.

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  5. One of my Dad’s close and long time friends sang “It Is Well With My Soul” at his funeral service. And it truly was WELL with Dad’s soul. I don’t say that because he was my Dad…He was an amazing man who never stopped praying for those he loved and those he knew and those he didn’t know to have a personal relationship with the Lord. He believed with all his heart and soul there was no other who was faithful but our Lord and Savoir Jesus Christ. He knew without any doubt we can always count on Him.

    I’m not sure where I’d be without Dad’s lessons about Jesus and his never ending prayers for me…he led everyone he could to the Lord. He was a true servant. This song ALWAYS make’s me cry…

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  6. What if I were to say….just what IF I were to report that C.E.R.N. has extreme spiritual relevance in that all dark matter is pure evil and ALL of the C.E.R.N. technology was given to humanity by the fallen ones for the sole purpose of destroying humanity as we know it.

    Secondly, Obama and Hillary, as well as many others are cloned replications of themselves and utilized for whatever purpose needed at the time by their handlers,

    and last, but certainly not least, that Tel-Aviv is the homosexual capital, child porn capital, and human trafficking capital of the world, and that the Zionist state of Israel worships Lucifer exclusively,

    and they do not even believe in The I Am, The God of Isaac, Jacob, and Abraham, and that their sole books of spiritual direction are the Talmud and the Kabbalah, both being satanic worship guides, and the Torah is rejected in its entirety….

    and what if I were to say that WE, The Body of Christ is the third temple…The Temple is already built.

    We are it… This all would mean that we are much closer to the end than people realize and that we are at the end now. So…If I were to openly claim all this as truth, (and I do claim all these claims as truths) here and now,

    you would probably press your tongues against the inside of your cheek and raise an eyebrow….maybe both eyebrows, and suggest that Captain Bill, (Master of the bounding main) is berserk, needs to be placed in irons and stowed away in the ship’s hold, under the heavy influence of highly tweaked medication….This understood I will proceed.

    In the wee hours of this morning I was given two words.

    Blurt and approach.

    I didn’t know what blurt meant so I had to look it up and research its meaning a little. Interpretation is as follows…..

    Much of what I place on this blog is right to the point with little or no cushioning. This method of communicative transmission can be called blurting or a blurt. If I expounded on this information with entailed reference, verification, and substantiation, I’d be here writing all day and you’d be taking up your valuable time reading it all.

    Blurts are effective.

    Truth is divulged.

    Mission accomplished.

    More blurts coming in all probability.

    Now for the approach word……It seems that the approach word and the discipline word are closely related. God’s discipline can sometimes be confused with the outcome of our incorrect approach to a certain situation. Our approach to anything has ramifications or “an end result.” Our failure by incorrect approach can get us in a LOT of trouble. This trouble is not from God. It’s brought on by us, and us alone. We can be our own worst enemy sometimes and bring on horrific consequences by not approaching a situation correctly.

    As an example….Stig’s one day at a time approach philosophy can be a good ploy against the enemy’s schemes.

    Another approach to get out of the cities NOW. Time is very very short. Brace for impact. Contemplate and consider all approaches to all circumstances. God loves us. And like God told me (audibly),,” it’s almost over Little One”….

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    1. Howdy Capt Bill,
      I don’t disagree with any of your “what if” statements. Things are certainly much more demonic, sinister and dark than most can comprehend.

      The Bible tells us we are the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 6:19). However I do believe there will be a literal 3rd temple built. In fact “The Temple Institute” has every thing ready to go to rebuild what will eventually be THE antichrist (Obama)s headquarters. Here’s a link to the temple institute: http://www.templeinstitute.org

      HERE’S THE BEST “APPROACH” . . . To humble ourselves under the Mighty Hand of God and OBEY His will for our lives. Each person who truly has the Holy Spirit abiding within. . . Can be led by the Holy Spirit if he/she will only heed and obey.

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    2. You are right on there Bill, although i concur with Linda that there will be a Third temple built. The religiosity Of the world needs a honeytrap especially for the jews who dont know Christ. Biblical spirituality is something most people find hard to accept, direct route through prayer to God etc.

      They need something deceptively concrete to lure them and a Third temple would do just that.

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      1. Thank you Stig and Linda for your input on the 3rd temple. Thankfully, I AM teachable and willing to receive new truth and revelation from Our Heavenly Father. I’m looking forward to delving into this subject of the physical temple further and will trust in the Lord to lead me in my quest for gaining all truth.

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    1. You’re very welcome, Aida. I say it’s better to undergo the humbling discipline of the LORD right now .. . Than to think we’re doing fine but are heading into deception, which can end in hell if we don’t stay on the straight and narrow path.

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  7. Check this out. It’s Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj (converted to Christianity at age 16) at Shekinah Worship Center in California, two years ago in 2014. The audience is on there knees/ on the floor in REPENTANCE for themselves and this nation.
    It would be great if we could hear the whole nation crying out like this!!

    Start at the 1 hour 40 minute mark.

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    1. A word through Ali Winters (a watchmanonthewall)

      MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2016
      “You are not clean My children. Bitterness, anger, rebellion too often fill your heart. You desire to be like My Son but do not seek Me to change, deliver and heal.

      The world’ ways consume you. Many are trapped by bad choices, compromise and fear. The kingdom of God has for too long been misrepresented by lazy shepherds, hirelings who know not My Truth. My sheep continually follow a false gospel for they do not study My Word to show themselves approved of their God. You have brought disgrace and shame upon My house by your refusal to seek after Me.

      Heartache, much heartache continues to spread over one nation then another. Sins have taken hold of hearts that once loved Me. Now you will see where your rebellion has led.

      The children suffer for they know not the ways of God. Fall on your knees, repent and return to Me. There may yet be a balm for the sores of your land.”
      “Thus says the LORD, “Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind and makes flesh his strength, and whose heart turns away from the LORD.” Jeremiah 17:5
      “It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.” Psalm 118:8
      “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” Mark 1:15

      LINDA’S NOTE: PLEASE PRAY ABOUT THIS MESSAGE. . . The statement “There may yet be balm for the sores of your land” . . . May point to a future time AFTER tangible judgements, which WILL happen. No wiggling around that. SO. . . WISDOM IS THIS: PRAY ABOUT ALL PROPHECIES, DREAMS, VISIONS AND “WORDS” . . . Sometimes there may be a timing issue, an interpretation issue or clarity issue.

      We EACH are responsible for our individual walk and MUST, MUST, MUST be able to hear from the Holy Spirit OURSELVES.

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        1. Pray about what you share, hear, read, watch, Peggy, before sharing it. That includes anything on my blog. There is EXTREME mixture in “the prophetic” going on right now and we each are responsible for discernment.

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      1. Hello Peggy and all who read Ali’s post. I contacted her for clarity and have permission to share what she said in the email (see below). ALSO, I recommend if there is a prophecy that you are not sure about, to contact the person sharing it. . . He/she should be able to help you understand what was shared, if there is confusion.
        Here’s Ali’s additional info:

        God’ hand is always extended to all; before the storm, in the midst of the storm, following the storm. Imo, Holy Spirit is NOT saying judgments will not be withheld nor that they have not begun, but wherever a person is, whatever their spiritual location, balm, Yeshua’ hand is available. 2chronicles 7:14 comes to mind. Hope this helps.

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  8. FALSE HOPE/PROPHECY ALERT!!! . . . Folks, some of the “prophecies” coming out of that Lancaster Prophetic Conference are WRONG, WRONG, WRONG. . . Particularly the “Word” about Trump. HE WILL NOT TURN THIS NATION AROUND!!! We ARE in judgement right now. Look around you. WAKE UP!!!

    Did you see Alaska recently had a “hail Satan” occur in one of their political meetings? Do you think
    Are abortions still happening?
    Did we have national repentance?
    Are churches in the USA calling for repentance? Including Joel Olsteen?
    Did the “same sex marriage” laws get repealed?
    Are prayers and the Bible now allowed back in the schools?
    Is Obama saying “Islamic Terrorists” and allowing Christian refugees in from Syria and publically renouncing the slaughter?
    IS the U.S. Congress calling for a National Day of prayer and repentance in our land?
    Is the U.S. News on Television reporting the GENOCIDE . . . slaughter of Christians throughout the globe?
    Is the Television series “Lucifer” removed, with an apology to the Christians for bringing forth such vile on the airwaves?
    Are the video games being renounced by public figures, stating they are an increase in Behavioral violence.
    Has “Black Lives Matter” group REPENTED and asked for reconciliation with ALL people, stating, “ALL LIVES MATTER”?
    DO YOU THINK OUR HOLY HEAVENLY FATHER WILL JUST WINK AND SAY, “Don’t worry, be happy”?

    WAKE UP!!!! PRAY for wisdom and discernment . . STOP BELIEVING the ear-tickling messages and START SEEKING THE HOLY SPIRIT ON THESE “PROPHECIES” .. . . SOO many false hope messages, or cotton candy messages going out . . . But oh yes, the. Itching ears love to hear that.

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    1. Thank you for posting this Linda…it’s very close to where I live, I’ll share it with others. I’m not aware of anyone I know that is attending, but still will pass it along.

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  9. Linda,
    Salvaraja DId not say that Trump would turn the nation around. He did say we (children and adults will be martyed ) and that we should prepare for that as well as for great physical destruction. I have great respect for Salvara. He spoke 95 % about Jesus and heaven.

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    1. Hello Karin,
      I also have great respect for Sadu . . . Indeed he loves the LORD. However, we must diligently take ALL “words”, prophecies, dreams and visions to the LORD in prayer for confirmation. That includes ALL that I share here on this blog. I do not “have a witness” in my spirit on all that he shared about Trump. Again. . . Take all that you read to the LORD in prayer. There is a lot of “mixture” going out right now in the prophetic community that is VERY distressing to me.

      We will each be responsible for seeking the TRUTH ourselves. . . Hearing from the Holy Spirit ourselves and obeying what He is telling us individually to do. . .. SEEK THE LORD while He may be found. . . Have that close, intimate relationship with HIM. I sadly say MOST “professing Christians” in the USA are NOT seeking the LORD and can NOT “hear His voice”.

      This is a sobering reminder post:
      12-4-15: A SOBERING Thought About the Parable of the Ten Virgins | believeacts2’s Blog
      https://believeacts2blog.wordpress.com/2015/12/04/12-4-15-a-sobering-thought-about-the-parable-of-the-ten-virgins/

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  10. Linda,
    Please let me know the following:
    A ) Where is the antichrist going to have his headquarters? I do not want to be near him ever!
    B) What do believers have to do to be prepared for the destruction coming ?
    C) Do you recommend storing water and food?

    LINDA’S NOTE: I put these questions in A,B,C format so I could more easily answer them.

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    1. Hello Karin,
      I’ll answer each one of your questions:
      A) I don’t know. . . The Holy Spirit has not given me any specifics on that. Eventually the Bible says he will set up his kingdom in Jerusalem.

      B). The MAIN and FIRST priority is making sure we have a clean heart and walk with the LORD. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you any area that you must repent, forgive or anything you must change to line up with the Will of the Heavenly Father. The ONLY place of safety is in the Center of the Heavenly Father’s will for your life.

      C). That is something you must seek the LORD about. Each person may be given different and specific instructions for his/her situation. However, wisdom is to be prepared for emergencies, regardless of the emergency, just like you would if there were going to be a heavy snow storm. Again, seek the LORD on what HE will specifically have you do. Only HE knows that for each situation.

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  11. Dear Linda,
    Thank you for responding and giving me godly direction! I am still scared about the antichrist only because I read about the crisper9 kits online. I even have a video that is called “inhuman” about how these scientists want to make us have animal features like lizards and they want to change our DNA!!!
    This is an abomination, they need to stop funding these people with our taxes. Do you know if they have started making these DNA freaks? This is so scary because it is so unnatural! How come nobody is warning us in church they act like everything is normal.

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    1. You’re welcome, Karin.
      Please read Psalm 91.

      I believe when we are hidden in the shadow of His wing. . . It’s actually a different Heavenly Dimension.

      Please let me encourage you also with this: ANYTHING you see that is being presented from the dark, demonic side. . . Is but a FAKE. The TRUE power is from the Heavenly Father.

      What the antichrist has planned, the fallen angels have planned, the global elite have planned, DARPA. . . And others . . DOES NOT COMPARE TO OUR LORD. We WILL see miracles, signs and wonders like never before.

      So take this time to get a stronger relationship with the LORD. Remember HE is our Heavenly Father who loves us and wants us to be with Him in eternity. HE IS ON THE THRONE and in control.

      Put on Worship Music. Even sing the simple child’s song:
      Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.

      PRAISE and PRAYERS . . Those are mighty weapons that the global elite can NOT take away.

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    2. Karin,
      If this is the case, I suppose that the government will then require trans-human bathrooms in the schools and other public buildings. (Lord have mercy!)

      Maranatha, Lord Jesus!!!

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  12. Linda,
    So is this right ? As evil increases the Holy Spirit will be poured out and it will really be like the book of Acts? This is what the man said last week. This is exciting ! I am so happy. I will just stick to the Word and putting the word into action. I have lots of opportunities to forgive however I would like to use the gifts God has placed within me! Thank you for your help and love and prayers.xoxoxo

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    1. Hi Karin,

      This is what the Bible says:

      Isaiah 60:1-2 ~

      “Arise, shine; for your light has come,
      And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
      “For behold, darkness will cover the earth
      And deep darkness the peoples;
      But the Lord will rise upon you
      And His glory will appear upon you.”

      Notice it says “BUT THE LORD WILL RISE UPON YOU” . . .
      It gives me the understanding the ugly, disgusting, dark evil stuff happens FIRST . . . before the final miraculous presence of the LORD rises upon HIS people.

      SO, I do believe we will be in a difficult time period BEFORE amazing miracles, signs and wonders will occur. It’s going to be a testing of our faith. . . Will we STILL love the LORD, even in the midst of the darkest hour?

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