8-21-16 ~ WORD From the LORD: “They Need to Know Their Authority in ME.”

Ephesians 2:4-10 ~

“But God, being rich in mercy,
because of His great love with which He loved us,
even when we were dead in our transgressions,
made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
AND RAISED US UP WITH HIM,
AND SEATED US WITH HIM IN HEAVENLY PLACES IN CHRIST JESUS,

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so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches
of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
For by grace you have been saved through faith;
and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;
not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”

Jesus

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Luke 10:19 ~

“See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions,
AND OVER ALL THE POWER OF THE ENEMY.

Armour
Nothing will harm you.”

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Greetings, Brothers and Sisters in Christ. This is a simple, yet powerful TRUTH that the LORD wants me to share with you today. This is what HE spoke in my spirit:

THEY NEED TO KNOW THEIR AUTHORITY IN ME.”

Jesus

While indeed we sense and see the global demonic darkness increasing, as the forces of evil continue to manifest throughout this world, we MUST remember this:

WE ARE SEATED IN HEAVENLY PLACES IN CHRIST JESUS (Ephesians 2:6)

Jesus
While MOST of us are going through challenges right now, which can even be a prolonged time of “wait”, we can gain encouragement, strengthen our faith and TRUST in the Heavenly Father’s plans for our lives. HE will help us make it through EVERYTHING, by the power of the Holy Spirit, as we submit to HIS leading.

Holy Spirit

Let’s go to the Written Word, to encourage ourselves to “hang in there” as we continue taking one day at a time . . . . Hoping. . . Praying . . . Enduring . . . Waiting . . For the next step in our walk with the LORD to be directed by the Holy Spirit.

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Romans 8:26-39 ~

“In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness;

Holy Spirit

for we do not know how to pray as we should,
but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words;
and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is,
because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

Holy Spirit

And we know that God causes all things to work together
for good to those who love God,
to those who are called according to His purpose.

Jesus

For those whom He foreknew,
He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son,
so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;
and these whom He predestined, He also called;
and these whom He called, He also justified;
and these whom He justified, He also glorified.

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What then shall we say to these things?
If God is for us, who is against us?
He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all,

Jesus

how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?
Who will bring a charge against God’s elect?
God is the one who justifies; who is the one who condemns?
Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised,
who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.

Jesus

Who will separate us from the love of Christ?
Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine,
or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Just as it is written,
“For Your sake we are being put to death all day long;
WE were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

Persecution

But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.

Jesus

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities,
nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height,
nor depth, nor any other created thing,
will be able to separate us from the love of God,
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Jesus

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Now let’s look at this verse in the Written Word:

Luke 10:19 ~

“See, I have given you AUTHORITY to tread on snakes and scorpions,
and OVER ALL THE POWER OF THE ENEMY.
Nothing will harm you.”

Do you see that . . .

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We have been given authority . . . . OVER ALL THE POWER OF THE ENEMY!!!

SO, nothing . . . Absolutely NOTHING the Luciferian global elite, demonic forces, or even Satan himself have planned to destroy our SOULS. . . Will work. NOTHING. For we have authority in Christ Jesus (Yeshua) over all of the dark forces that come against us to try to make us spiritually fall away and end up in hell.

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NOW, here is what we need to understand and LISTEN UP, because this is very critical:

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When Luke 10:19 states “nothing will harm you” it does NOT mean we won’t be persecuted, for that is something Jesus tells us WILL happen (John 15:20).

Persecuted
NOR does that statement mean some of us won’t be captured, tortured, imprisoned, raped, killed . . NO, for that is what some of us WILL face in this lifetime, just as it has been and is being faced by many, many of our brethren around the world.

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What the statement in Luke 10:19, “nothing will harm you” means is this:

YOUR SOUL CAN NOT BE HARMED BY THE POWERS OF DARKNESS BECAUSE WE ARE IN CHRIST JESUS.

Jesus

We MUST, MUST, MUST get a “Heavenly perspective” on these things, because this life is but a spritz of nasty spray, then BAM!!! We step into eternity.. . For those in Christ, it is to be in HIS presence.

Jesus

For those who are not in Christ . . . EVERLASTING TORMENT IN THE FLAMES OF HELL!

Hell
So, my brothers and sisters in Christ, have PEACE in the LORD, for HE will help you each step of the way in ALL things, if we but allow Him to do that. AND we will overcome the enemy of our soul, by the BLOOD of JESUS (Yeshua) who died that we may live in Him and be reconciled to the Heavenly Father who loves us with an everlasting love. Now THAT is something to be thankful about, REGARDLESS of what we are going through right now. .. So rejoice and again I say “REJOICE” and yes, even through the storms of life.

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If you do NOT know Jesus Christ (Yeshua) as your LORD and your Savior, please consider going to this link for more info:

6-29-16 ~ What is “SALVATION”? Are YOU Ready for Eternity? | believeacts2’s Blog
https://believeacts2blog.wordpress.com/2016/06/29/6-29-16-what-is-salvation-are-you-ready-for-eternity/

Philippians 1:7 ~

“For I am confident of this,
that He who began a good work in you
will continue to perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”

Jesus

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43 thoughts on “8-21-16 ~ WORD From the LORD: “They Need to Know Their Authority in ME.”

  1. Agreed Linda. Exactly what God is saying to me too. There are many prayers out there like this but for those who don’t have one here it is – You have spiritual authority in Christ. Pray the following prayer at least once a day over yourself and your family whether you feel like it or not and whether or not you see results right away. Believe God. Too many of us speak too negatively. Our words have power and so does this prayer or declaration –

    I decree my body is whole and healthy. I eat healthy food. I exercise mentally, spiritually, physically and emotionally on a level of maximum efficiency. I am not moved by what I see for faith is the substance of things hoped for but not seen. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I love and respect my body and call it holy as the Lord my God is Holy.
    Metabolism, glandular, blood sugar levels, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, neuromuscular, and all systems of my body – every cell, every organ functions as they were created to function and are in perfect harmony and balance.
    I walk in the wholeness of Jesus Christ. I have outward and inward beauty. The beauty of Christ radiates from my very presence. The Jesus that is in me is beautiful and the fragrance of the Lord follows me wherever I go. I am the Bride of Christ – pure, spotless and blameless before Him.
    The favor of the Lord rests upon me and is unconditionally abounding toward me in every situation and circumstance. God and man love and accept me. I am accepted and beloved.
    Jesus has plans and a hope for my future, and I will fulfill every inch, every centimeter of what He has for me. Satan is bound from interfering with the divine path of destiny the Lord Jesus Christ has called me to. I will no longer let fear, intimidation, rejection or any other thing stand in my way.
    I run the race with a victors crown on my head and feet that are swift to reach the high calling God has placed upon my life. I walk on high places in the power of the Holy Spirit who resides in me.
    I am violently and forcefully taking back everything the enemy has stolen from me. All of Satan’s plans and assignments are cancelled. I am fully equipped and am equipping others in the art of warfare. The high praises of God are upon my lips. I stand with a two edged sword in my hand slicing into and pushing back the forces of darkness. The weapons of my warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. I am sharpened as iron sharpens iron.
    The words of my mouth are words that are creative and bring life to all who hear them. He has anointed me to heal the brokenhearted and set the captives free. I am more than a conqueror by the word of my testimony and the Blood of the Lamb.
    I am fully anointed. I am a chosen one. When I pray demons tremble and cannot remain in my presence for I am pure terror and dread to the enemies camp. Demonic spirits run and flee as I approach and do not manifest in my presence. I am the walking, talking word of God in human form. The resurrection power of Christ resides in me. Signs and wonders follow me and I will do greater words than these because Jesus said I could and I will.
    The love of God is shed abroad in my heart for all men. God’s love for me is unconditional. He is continually pouring out favor and blessing upon my life and the lives of my family members. I live in prosperity and the Wisdom of Solomon, the freedom and the favor of David and the faith of Abraham our Forefather.
    Goodness and mercy follow us as the angels of the Lord God protect and encourage us at every turn. We hear the voice of the Lord. Divine appointments, friendships, business opportunities, ministry connections, mentors and higher levels of wisdom, revelation and understanding come to us. Finances and resources flow to us easily and without interruption. They flow like the river of God.
    We undam any ungodly blockages from receiving what the Lord is trying to get to us. My family and I are positioned for the purposes of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are in the right place at the right times. No weapon formed against us prospers and every tongue that rises against us is condemned. Word curses of others shall bear no fruit in our lives. They are returned immediately to the demonic source from where they came.
    Therefore, we are abundantly supplied, divinely healthy, completely beautiful and fully restored. We are whole and thriving as a tree planted by the divine waters of life. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. We abide in the Lord Jesus Christ and are fruitful.
    We have Joshua Caleb spirit and see all things are possible for us because we believe. We go forward and possess the Promised Land by the power of your might. It is not by our might or by our power, but it is by your Spirit. We see the Heavenly gates opening to us as we use the keys of the House of David and enter into the mansion of your Holy Presence and the Throne Room of your Glory. Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty! All God’s promises are Yes and Amen.

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    1. Hello Shelly and thank you for sharing the prayer format, that provides some ideas for folks to consider . . . however, I’m going to stretch you here to go beyond a format/written prayer (a formula, if you will):
      When we pray, it’s truly talking to Our Heavenly Father. We don’t need a format or formula to do that. . . In fact, it would then become a religious ritual that would not be talking. What person pulls out a piece of paper to read out loud to a room mate, or a spouse, or a co-worker, or a neighbor? Nobody. So let’s remember, we are children from the Kingdom of Heaven . . . So let’s do as the Bible tells us in Hebrews 4:15-16 ~
      For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who was tempted in every way that we are, yet was without sin. 16Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

      Also, it is wisdom to be led by the Holy Spirit in ALL things, particularly in prayer.
      1 Corinthians 14:15 ~
      What then shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind. I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind.”

      Here’s an example of why we must be led by the Holy Spirit in ALL things, particularly prayer: If somebody sends me a private message, requesting prayer . . Either with a specific prayer request, or a general prayer request. . . I won’t be praying the same prayer for each person. It will be as the Holy Spirit leads/reveals and it’s specific to that person (even though the situation may be similar to somebody else’s situation).

      So what’s the “bottom line” . . . Do not use a pre-formatted prayer, or a “formula” . . . Be led by the Holy Spirit and you’ll be AMAZED at the increase growth in your personal relationship with the LORD.

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  2. A bulls eye again from our Linda Cee 🙂 She has granted so many ability to see, hopefully also in the morning here in Finland before tee 🙂 (Poetry)

    A great post Linda, especially the part about heavenly perspective. So many are just mired down in this earthly mud without reaching upwards to the one who could pull them up.

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  3. This is so true, no one can kill our souls. As Matthew 28:10 states ” Don’t be afraid of those who kill the body but can’t kill the soul. Instead, be afraid of the one who can destroy both body and soul in hell. Thanks for an encouraging read while living in perilous times. God Bless😊🙏

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  4. Some scripture for today (08/22/16):

    Isaiah 55 “Come To The Lord”

    “Come, everyone who is thirsty, come to the waters; and you without money, come, buy, and eat!
    Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost!
    2 Why do you spend money on what is not food, and your wages on what does not satisfy?
    Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and you will enjoy the choicest of foods.
    3 Pay attention and come to Me; listen, so that you will live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, the promises assured to David.
    4 Since I have made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples,
    5 so you will summon a nation you do not know, and nations who do not know you will run to you.
    For the Lord your God, even the Holy One of Israel, has glorified you.”
    6 Seek the Lord while He may be found; call to Him while He is near.
    7 Let the wicked one abandon his way and the sinful one his thoughts;
    let him return to the Lord, so He may have compassion on him,
    and to our God, for He will freely forgive.
    8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not My ways.”
    This is the Lord’s declaration.
    9 “For as heaven is higher than earth, so My ways are higher than your ways,
    and My thoughts than your thoughts.
    10 For just as rain and snow fall from heaven and do not return there
    without saturating the earth and making it germinate and sprout,
    and providing seed to sow and food to eat,
    11 so My word that comes from My mouth will not return to Me empty,
    but it will accomplish what I please and will prosper in what I send it to do.”
    12 You will indeed go out with joy and be peacefully guided; the mountains and the hills will break into singing before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
    13 Instead of the thornbush, a cypress will come up, and instead of the brier, a myrtle will come up;
    it will make a name for Yahweh as an everlasting sign that will not be destroyed.

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    1. Oh, I can’t remember the name of the song, maybe by Alvin Slaughter? It overwhelmed me as I began reading the scriptures you posted James.

      Thank you for the post Linda and all who gave input and prayer. I truly needed this post today! I should call the post “bullseye” for slamming the enemy back where he and his minions belong!

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  5. Great scriptures you shared here.

    “‘No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,’
    declares the Lord.”- Isaiah 54:17

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  6. Today i was on the phone with an old lady WHO is a Reiki practicioner. She is Very set on her path that Reiki is not bad and i tried to warn her about the occult and satanic power behind it. IF people could pray for her deliverance from it. She has a bad history Of being abused by her former husband and family and death Of her son WHO she says she can see from time to time.

    Its clearly demonic and she needs prayer. I remember Peggy having a similar case with somebody practicing tai chi or something similar.

    But prayers are in order, she was also rebuked the other day perhaps too forcefully by a co elder Of mine. This requires delicacy and scriptural wisdom.

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    1. Hello Stiggly,

      I pray for the Heavenly Father to OPEN up her eyes to the truth, that she can be set free. That she will see the demonic forces associated with this practice and the FEAR OF THE LORD will hit her in a supernatural and profound way. That she will become a mighty, mighty prayer warrior for the Kingdom of Heaven, against the dark forces that blind people. I ask for the Angels of truth, deliverance, freedom and Salvation to be sent forth to this lady that she will TRULY be set free and gain a TRUE relationship with our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ, Yeshua, Our Messiah.

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      1. Hello Stiggly,

        I received an email from one of our sisters-in-Christ who looked at the info link I found. It had inappropriate language and comments on the second video located at that site, so I removed it from my comments.

        Phew . . Thank you everybody for keeping an eye out for these things. I appreciate that.

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        1. Its ok i started to watch the first video and put the link into memory. Being from Finland foul language is here a norm. Finnish has the highest percentage of obscenities in its language in the world.

          I guess if an average american would understand finnish they would have a very red face in no time.

          Either way its good to guard our language, i always say cursing and obscenities are a poor substitute for a developed vocabulary 🙂

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          1. Stiggly, there were some other things on there that were not right. So, maybe do another search to get better info. Sorry about that poor reference and thank you to Peggy who gave me a “head’s up”.

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  7. Linda,
    I think I posted in the wrong place so I am trying again for about the third time. I need to know what the verse in John 11:14 means. Also, about bread and water, should we be able to multiply food and water now, before times of crisis?

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    1. Hello Karin,
      I received that question in an email and replied back in an email, but I’ll copy/paste it here as well. The bold font is your question/statement. The reply follows:

      I need to know if multiplying food and water in times of crisis is part of our authority.

      That is something we must rely on our Heavenly Father to do. Think about it . . . When Moses led the Israelites out into the desert . . . The LORD provided manna and water. . . Later quail. They couldn’t practice that . . . They just had to trust.

      If so, shouldn’t this be possible now? I do not want to have to learn while the ship is sinking.

      It’s about faith and trust that GOD IS GOOD . . . ALL THE TIME.

      Here are the Scriptures that DIRECTLY address your concerns:
      Matthew 6:30-32 ~
      “If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘Whatshall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32For the pagans pursue all these things, and your Heavenly Father knows that you need them.”

      Here are some posts that may help you:
      11-8-15: A Vision of Provision | believeacts2’s Blog
      https://believeacts2blog.wordpress.com/2015/11/08/11-8-11-a-vision-of-provision/

      10-9-15 – A Word from the LORD: “DON’T LIMIT ME!!!” | believeacts2’s Blog
      https://believeacts2blog.wordpress.com/2015/10/09/10-9-15-a-word-from-the-lord-dont-limit-me/

      Also, could you please explain why Jesus called John the Baptist
      Elijah in Matthew chapter 11:14.

      Because Elijah was the prophecied “forerunner” that was to come before the Messiah (Jesus Christ. . .Yeshua)showed up. John the Baptist fulfilled that role when he was preaching repentance.

      Malachi 4:4-6 ~
      …4″Remember the law of Moses My servant, even the statutes and ordinances which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel. 5″Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD. 6″He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse.”…

      Isaiah 40:3 ~
      A voice is calling, “Clear the way for the LORD in the wilderness; Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God.

      I hope the answers help . . . Seek the Holy Spirit for understanding and confirmation. Also, search in the Bible yourself, for more insight. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you what HE inspired the original writers to write. He will help you learn.

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    2. Another MAIN thing to do, Karin, is spend time with the LORD in prayer and worship. Draw closer to HIM. Develop that intimate one-on-one relationship with HIM. It’s in that place of intimacy where trust is developed that HE truly is our Heavenly Father. Do a word search on “Heavenly Father”. Read about HIM.

      Read the Book of Acts. . . Look throughout the entire Bible and read of all the miracles, signs and wonders that the LORD did on behalf of HIS people.

      Ask the Heavenly Father to give you supernatural understanding of His love for you. Continue seeking. . . Asking. . . For HE wants you to know about HIS love even more than you do.

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  8. Linda,
    Thank you so much for clarifying ! I aslo read one of your other posts about the bride and I saw a girl in a bridal dress in a long hall. It was so beautiful! I remember reading a verse that said pray that you are worthy to escape the wrath to come but I do not not know where it is in the bible. I have repented of everything I can remember and I am reading the word continually. I am doing my best to walk in love. I pray a lot. I just want to see Jesus!

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    1. Hello Karin,

      Here’s a very simple way to find Bible verses, when you don’t remember where they are located:

      Just type the phrase in any search engine, like “Google” and it should take you to the place where you can look them up. I also recommend getting a Bible Concordance, so when the electricity goes out, you can still search in a book.

      You can also do a direct search of phrases in the following online Bible sources:

      http://biblehub.com

      https://www.biblegateway.com

      I use Biblehub, my brother uses Biblegateway. Both are good sources. The Holy Spirit will guide and direct you.

      Here’s the verse you were looking for, that I found by just typing in the key words, “pray, worthy, escape” . . . Luke 21:36.

      HOWEVER, be aware that does NOT mean we will NOT be going through some very challenging, horrific times, because we will. There is no “poof, outta here” pre-trib rapture. . . Just look at all of the persecuted and martyred saints in the Middle East, China, N. Korea and elsewhere. . . They didn’t get a “poof, outta here” pass, now did they? We don’t either, so strengthen your relationship with the LORD and lean on HIM for all things, even in the darkest hours. Read Psalm 23 to remind yourself.

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  9. Linda,
    I read a vision for provision it was so awesome. I am so excited about food multiplying in the pantry. Thank you thank you thank you!

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  10. Oh my goodness when I read this post, I never fully understood the authority of what we could do to stand against all demonic nasty forces. I just had a realization feeling and then a clearing of the air came (spiritually) and then I heard the sound of trumpets! It was so crazy praise God times infinity! Every day God amazes me with what He can do 🙂

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  11. Linda,
    Thank you I like both searches I think I just need to be patient when I do look for verses I just get so many questions . I would also like to say the pictures and worship songs are really appreciated. I love the “oceans” song. The bride dream of the bride in a beautiful dress is really striking the long hall is so well painted. I really want to see a dream like that. Sometimes I get sad because lots of people see things and I would be so thankful to see an early glimpse of heaven. You are such a blessing to spend long hours designing and writing to be an encouragement to everyone.

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    1. You are very welcome, Karin. Writing posts on this blog also helps me as well. It gives me a purpose, when I feel I’m still in a desert, waiting for the time when I’ll be fully used by the LORD as I have seen in so many dreams. I know that will not be until the darkest days of our country are upon us. . . In the meantime, it’s this:
      One day at a time and the LORD gives grace for each day.

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  12. Linda,
    I saw that rthe supermarkets in Germany are empty they are expecting something bad for 10 days maybe we should pray for their protection. I know people there. It is such a scary thought that my friends are afraid and they are not saved. I will have to see if they respond by computer.

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    1. Hello Karin,
      Indeed it’s important to intercede for people around the world. The entire globe is heading into very chaotic times that are going to ramp up. The most important thing to pray: That people will turn FULLY, 100% of their lives to Jesus Christ (Yeshua), for only in Him will any of us make it. . . Regardless of the circumstances.

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  13. Here’s an excellent example of forgiving our enemies and the Lord providing in times of need. The woman’s husband was killed by Jihadists back in 2010.
    This is from a daily devotional — 08/23/16

    JOY IN THE MORNING
    Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27

    God’s love compels us to feed the hungry, empower the poor, defend the weak and help those who are suffering. When we do these things, it includes encouraging and strengthening those persecuted for their faith in Christ. The Church has often led the way in education and medical services in developing countries until governments or other local agencies take over.

    Brother Andrew says that giving humanitarian aid is a picture of Jesus knocking at the door of our hearts (our lives) in Revelation chapter three. The doors of many hearts in the church are closed to acts of mercy and love in action. Therefore, Jesus stands knocking at the door of our hearts asking that we open that door and let Him in. His coming into our lives enables us to do acts of love.

    “They killed my husband before my very own eyes. As if that wasn’t enough, they destroyed everything by burning down our house including my dear husband’s workshop.” These were the words of Esther, the widow whose husband was killed by jihadists in Nigeria in January 2010.

    For the mother of seven, life became unbearable. The house that her children called home no longer existed and the daunting absence of an income was an inevitable reality. To worsen their circumstances, the in-laws abandoned Esther and her children. Surrounded by walls of a room too small for eight people, depression threatened to overshadow her and Esther cried night and day, asking God for a way out.

    She truly needed a shoulder to lean on. A friend told us her story and from there Open Doors provided financial support for this family. As a result the family was able to move into an apartment in a Christian area, with enough room for everyone. The new home lent enough space for Esther to even start working from home. She is a tailor by profession and hopes to rent a shop in the near future.

    Esther thought it wise to take some of the money and start a vegetable garden on a small scale. The idea is to feed her family and at the same time generate an income from it. She is confident that her vegetable business will grow to the point where she will be able to send the children to school.

    “If Open Doors had not come to my aid,” Esther concluded with tears, “what would have become of me and my children? For all I know, we all would have been dead, either by the hands of Jihadists or hunger. As for my husband’s killers—though it’s been difficult—through your prayers and encouragement I’ve been able to forgive them.”

    RESPONSE: Today I will live in awareness of those around me needing help and respond appropriately.

    PRAYER: Lord, give me Your compassion for people in need. May I be an agent of Your love today.

    Standing Strong Through The Storm (SSTS), a daily devotional message by SSTS author Paul Estabrooks. © 2011 Open Doors International. Used by permission.

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  14. A word through ALI WINTERS (awatchmanonthewall)

    TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2016
    “Have you no shame? Is there no grief for what has befallen a nation once so grand?

    A laughing stock. A reproach to Me you have become. But soon, very soon will come the retribution for your failure to acknowledge the great I AM. My Sovereign power, My glory, My majesty you will no longer be able to ignore.

    I will not always strive with man. This nation is a cesspool filled with men and women who long ago sold their birthright for temporary gratification. Goodness in America continues to shrink as man’ greed grows like a cancer over this land.

    With anguish of soul you will see the death of your nation. Slowly its lifeblood will seep from north to south, east to west, carrying rebellious man into eternal torment. What has been will be no more. Your laughter will turn to mourning as reality spreads. None will be able to escape the heartache and devastation of choices of evil made year after year without regard for your future.

    A tsunami is coming to America. A tsunami of filth will sweep across this nation, polluting the land, driving My remnant to go deeper, to dig into My Word for strength and security. Nothing will be wasted as you struggle to maintain, Man will grow ever more boastful as the end looms heavy upon the masses. The masses will turn in defiance and refuse to change.

    Warning, warning danger ahead.!. Gather quickly what you will need to survive spiritually. Does anyone hear, does anyone take notice? What awaits fallen man is eternal separation from the goodness of your God. Warning, warning danger ahead. Does anyone care?

    Repent and be reconciled or be rejected by your God.”

    “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
    “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” John 3:36
    “The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” Psalm 18:2
    “For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze,” says the LORD of hosts, “so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.” Malachi 4:1
    “They will say of Me, ‘Only in the LORD are righteousness and strength ‘ Men will come to Him, And all who were angry at Him will be put to shame.” Isaiah 45:24
    “But the LORD is with me like a dread champion; Therefore my persecutors will stumble and not prevail They will be utterly ashamed, because they have failed, With an everlasting disgrace that will not be forgotten.” Jeremiah 20:11

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    1. Thank you for sharing that sobering and very powerful Word of Truth. May we ALL remember to maintain a clean and close walk with the LORD, for HE will be our protection. Also, it’s a good idea to read Psalm 91.

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  15. Id be interested to hear Karin where you heard about german supermarkets emptying? I havent seen anything in European news.

    I know about the german bundestag proposition of putting into recommended law for germans to store up to 10 days Of food.

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