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Sunday Go To Meeting Bun!

Posted by lamarzulli on February 27, 2011

Sunday Go To Meeting Bun

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L. A. Marzulli

Dan 9:3 And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:

Some of us who visit this BLOG regularly have decided to fast today. I am joining that fast and I think it’s a good thing and here’s why. Fasting is a way to draw closer to the Lord. I have fasted for most of my 30 years as a Christian, and there have been times of breakthrough in those fasts. However, it’s easy to get religious with fasting, and thus we lose perspective and the whole point about fasting to begin with!

We see from the scripture above that fasting is joined with prayer. While I am fasting and my stomach begins to groan, I use that as a reminder to pray and then I do. I don’t announce to the world that  I am fasting and I don’t make a big deal out of it. I carry on about the day as I normally would.

There are times in our lives when we may feel that God isn’t hearing our prayers. When it seems like we are pressed in on all sides, that there is no way out. This is a good time to fast and not just for one day. As Daniel fasted with prayer, he sat apart from everything and waited on the Lord. However, sometimes the answer we are looking for doesn’t happen until later. In other words God chooses to answer when He pleases not when we want Him to.

It’s good to wait on the Lord, and fasting is a way that we can show Him that we are serious about what we are up against.

Let’s not confuse fasting with our salvation, as somehow this will give us access to heaven by our good works, because nothing could be further from the truth. It doesn’t make us holy or righteous, as our righteousness comes from the Blood of Jesus. It won’t gain us eternal life, as only coming to faith in Christ can accomplish that. It won’t cleanse us of our sins, as once again all of that rests on the cross at Calvary.

In closing today’s Bun: Fasting is a good thing to do. It will show us a lot about ourselves and it puts down the flesh for the time that we are fasting for. It’s a way to draw closer to the Lord. It’s a good discipline and a way to mark a new start, a new beginning, a new chapter, in our fellowship with Him.

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103 Responses to “Sunday Go To Meeting Bun!”

  1. Richard said

    I hope a lot of my fellow blogges choose to fast and pray today. I will be in prayer for all of you as well as the many difficult situations throughout the world.

    God Bless Maranatha

    • LauraR said

      Thanks for starting this fast Richard I know I absolutely need to do it! Blessings to you!

    • Kimberly said

      I won’t be able to fast with you all today :-/ But I will be praying for every single one of you like you are my own! If I could, I would bundle you all up and hug you until I couldn’t anymore (sigh) Anyways… here are some Scriptures I have been in love with for a while now:

      “When You said, ‘Seek My face,’ my heart said to You, ‘Your face, Lord, I will seek.” Psalm 27:8
      “Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! Tremble before Him all the earth.” Psalm 96:6
      “In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and His children will have a place of refuge.”Proverbs 14:26
      “With my soul I have desired You in the night, yes, by my spirit within me i will seek You early; for when your judgements are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.” Isaiah 26:9
      “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may be peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” !!!!!!! John 16:33

      We serve a beautiful God everyone! This is our God! Yay!!!

      Also, I have the new Hillsong cd, which should come with Kleenex but it doesn’t… “Aftermath” and “Awakening” are my favorites but here is a good song for today, please listen to it to be lifted up:

      Have a wonderful day seeking the Lord! :-D

  2. Richard said

    Awesome Song that I bet many of you have never heard. Katinas “You Are God”

  3. Richard said

    Most amazing testimony from US Ambassador Tony Hall about fasting and faith. Just awesome.

  4. kirt said

    Good morning everyone,
    I live in Michigan and I will be starting my fast in about half hour. It will be 11 am here. So I will be fasting from 11 am to 7 pm my time… When I start I am going to go into prayer. Among the things I will pray for;

    First and foremost is letting our Father know how awesome and great He is.

    Second, that as we fast together that all the praise and the glory for this fast will go to Him.

    Third that as we fast we would grow closer to Him in love and obedience.

    Fourth that we would grow stronger together with each other…that our love towards one another will greatly increase thru this time that we share together 

  5. kirt said

    Good morning Richard :)

  6. Elaine said

    I’m another one in Michigan fasting til the sun has gone down. Praying “Lord, guide my mind, my heart, my hands and my mouth to glorify You and do what is pleasing to You. Thy will (not mine) be done”

    • Sundown Lady said

      I am also joining the fast. Here is my prayer, a petition to the Lord in behalf of all the Saints who have declared their love for the Lord Jesus Christ and His Body, the Church:

      …that you might be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, unto all long suffering with joyfulness; giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light; who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son; in whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins; who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: for by Him were all things created, that are in heaven , and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him: and He is before all things, and by Him all things consist. (Colossians 1:9-17)

  7. kirt said

    Hi Elaine, :) If you don’t mind me asking, where in MI? I am in Utica..

    • Elaine said

      Hey Kirt! I used to live in Rochester….(worked for years at Meadow Brook Theater)but moved to Manistee from the Highland area in 1998! So, we were “neighbors”? If you ever get up north, stop at Elaine’s Framing and say “Hi!” I never get past my grandkids when I’m that-a-ways and can’t find anything anymore anyway….so had to ride with other folk to find a funeral out Romeo Plank Road last month! I just get lost because it has changed so much!

    • Kirt said

      Wow, If I do get up that way I try to look you up.. Also let me know if you come back down this way I am near 26 mile and Schoenherr.. :)

  8. Dori said

    Joining all of you in fasting on this day….and praying for events in the middle east and Libya, our blessed US, and to draw closer to the Lord as I spend the day praying, worshiping, and studying the Word. Thank you Richard. God bless all of you, and May God keep His hand upon us, our families and the world at this time of increasing birth pangs…..we know as they quicken so will your coming!

    Maranatha!
    Dori

  9. Lisa said

    Holy Father we honor you today. We lift up our hearts, our minds, our bodies to you. We lift our prayers, our praise and we glorify you today. We love you Lord and we believe in you. Help us love you more and believe you more. You are the Alpha and Omega, the Great I AM, the Conquering Warrior, the passover lamb of God, the almighty savior, our wonderful God. Our hearts pour forth today to your throne as we lift our prayers to you. We look for your mighty hand to bring forth righteousness in us. We look to you during these tumultuous times as you are always in control. Forgive our sins Lord and have mercy on us. Pour out your grace upon us that we might be that bride you desire. We know you hear our cries and we will praise you today and every day as you are worthy, truly worthy. The Spirit and the bride say come. Amen!

  10. Bon said

    I have tried fasting several times in the past because churches and religous groups always urge you to. It always makes me feel sick, dizzy, weak, and aweful, but I have made myself many times out of obedience or obligation. I have come to the conclusion that it is some sort of ritual of works. You expect an out come based on YOUR actions. This just seems more like WORKS than FAITH.
    Can anyone tell me how Im wrong about this? I always try to keep an open mind. Im not trying to offend anyone.

    • Sundown Lady said

      If you’re going to do it, do it in the light of privilege…I get to fast today in tandem with other members of the Body of Christ, and what a joy and a privilege it is to worship my Lord Jesus by fasting as a way of offering up something I would not normally offer. Then it’s not a “work,” it’s a blessing.

    • Its about depending on God for when things are tough in our lives, rather than our own power. The best lesson I receive from fasting is humility. It is difficult and goes against my fleshy desires, so to complete the task I have to seek God and ask for help. There is no obligation, nor should you feel pressured by others to participate. That would mean you are trying to please others, rather than God.

    • Elaine said

      Good answer Hopeful watcher! To me it is a way of saying,”Oh, Lord, I need nothing but You!” and I feel like He is feeding me with a greater “food” until the fast is broken. It is a gift of lying in my Father’s arms instead of a distracting trip to Dairy Queen (LOL?)

    • Bon said

      The “pressure” is the teaching that if you are a good Christian you fast. I’ve never done it to please “others” because, according to the Bible,you’re not supposed brag about it and keep it secret “that He may reward you openly”. Self-sacrifice seems reduntant to the work of Christ. The following scripture makes me think that fasting is a part of the OLD covenant before the crucifiction like animal sacrafices…

      Matthew 9:14-16 (King James Version)

      14Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?

      15And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.

      16No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.

    • john B said

      Fasting is a form of abstinence. You can fast by not eating sweets for a week, may be just no tea or coffee. It is a form of christian discipline just as prayer or reading the word is.
      It is a way of saying to God I am emptying myself that I may be filled with more of your power.
      Jesus said; some demons can only be exorcised by prayer & fasting. fasting intensifies the power of Prayer.

      Hope that is helpful Bon.

      Fasting is also good for weight management.

      John B

    • Jacqueline said

      Hi Bon,

      Fasting is a beautiful thing that gives breakthroughs like none other. But it is certainly New Convenant: Jesus told us that “when we fast,” not to look at it like it is some big religious deal that makes us holy or superior. He was taking it for granted that we would fast. But He warned us to not do it as a mere tradition.

      BUT, I am like you. Physically, fasting is just brutal on my body. I’ve had a lot of health issues. Fast everything you can. Recently I wanted to fast and just have fruits and veggies. But by 10 am I was shaky and hypoglycemic, so I ate a whole grain bagel with cream cheese. But then ate veggies, and veggie soup later. God knows my heart. I want to deprive my flesh and try to seek Him humbly.

      He is so good. He honors the two little widow’s mites we offer.

      Also, I try to pray for fasting, like I ask God to give me an opportunity to fast. And, boy, does He ever answer. It’s awesome. And I fail a lot, but He is mercy. He wants mercy, not sacrifice, and He gives mercy. I say go for it!! Ask for opportunities!!!

    • Jacqueline said

      Sorry, I should have proofread my last comment. “He is merciful.”

      Also, you are right that it can be a work of the flesh, but that is just the weak counterfeit for the very powerful real deal. If you start fasting in true humility, I guarantee you will see breakthroughs of an order that will blow your mind. God honors fasting now just as He did in the Old Covenant. The enemy of your soul knows this and trembles at the thought of you fasting and praying, because he will lose major ground in your life and in the lives of those for whom you are praying.

      When I fasted and prayed my guts out for my son, He answered months less with an angelic visitation where the angel said, “Matthew 15:28, Matthew 15:28, it’s for your son.” And that scripture has carried me through the most terrible trauma of heartbreak.

      It may be a work, but faith without works is dead. And Jesus “went about doing good.” And Titus told us to be “zealous for good works!” This is definitely a work worth its weight in zeal!! Pray about it. It’s a very neglected secret weapon. A little goes a long way.

    • Kirt said

      Bon,
      There have been some great answers to your question already. To add, here is a great website that will help you see the importance of fasting and the scripture that supports fasting..

      I would add that faith without works is dead..

      I would also add as some have said that I am taking this action as demonstration of love and obedience.

      Hope this helps :)

      http://www.dianedew.com/fasting.htm

    • Lisa said

      Hi Bon:

      Other things than food can be fasted as well, such as TV time, computer time, certain activities you do a lot, etc. Anything can be a fast unto the Lord as you are lead by Him to do so. Hope that shines a little light too. Amen!

  11. Sundown Lady said

    I want to share what Jack Kelley of Grace Thru Faith has said. I’m not saying I agree or disagree, I just feel like I should post it as today is a day of fasting and prayer.

    “In Matt. 24:34 Jesus said in effect that the generation being born at the time of the first End Times signs would still be alive at the 2nd Coming. The first sign is almost universally recognized as the re-birth of Israel in 1948. ‘For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land.’ (Ezek 36:24). From Psalm 90:10 and Isaiah 23:15, we learn that although some may live longer, an average lifespan is about 70 years. 70 years from 1948 would be 2018. Both Romans 11:25 and Acts 15:13-18 indicate that the 70 Weeks of Daniel, interrupted 7 years short of its promised 490 year duration, would resume after the Lord has taken His Church from among the Gentiles. Subtracting 7 years from 2018 puts the latest time for the rapture sometime in 2011. Since it could happen at any time, and will happen before Daniel’s 70th week begins, we can realistically look for the rapture any time now.”

    • Tamara said

      Amen!!! Thank you for sharing this. As I’ve joined with others here in a day of fasting and prayer, this entry just added its’ own peace for me. As I pray for the peace of Jerusalem today, I pray His children there and everywhere turn to Jesus in total surrender and accept God’s free gift of salvation so that He might shower them with His peace, the peace that surpasses all understanding. I pray His kingdom comes soon. Only when the Prince of Peace comes will anyplace on this earth know true peace.

    • Alice again said

      Thank you for posting that, Sundown Lady! This makes so much sense to me, too. And coupled with the solar/lunar eclipse events which land on the Feasts of 2014-15… well, wow! is all I can say! Oh, and 2018 is a Jubilee year, isn’t it? And 50 years after Jerusalem was regained… can we go on? ;)

      Maranatha!

    • E. Gibbs said

      Sundown Lady,

      It is a no no that the 70’th wk, was interrupted. Christ died in the middle of that 70’th wk. proving the Word, proving Our Redeemer was the Prophecied One.

      Please drop down to #16 below here and John B. has it laid out the only way it can be. He meant to have it fall here.

      To do any different one may as well write his own prophecy and that would be a failure right off.

      E. Gibbs.

    • lamarzulli said

      E. Gibbs – that’s only one interpretation and one that I do not agree with. In my opinion, we are about to enter the 70 week of Daniel as Messiah was cut off. Respectfully . L. A.

    • E. Gibbs said

      OK L.A.

      So what then I need to know is where would you start the prophecy then. 70 wks. of years being 490 yrs then we would have to start it 482 to 489 years ago?

      This being 2011 that would fall between 1529 and 1522.

      I understand the time to begin it was the decree to rebuild Jerusalem. That is 457BC.

      I just would like to get an understanding that I could see fits any better. Have you got a post on it that I get to.

      E. Gibbs.

    • Bozz said

      John B & E. Gibbs, how do you see the end times will come to pass according to your view? The popular view is, everybody is expecting this 7 year period, but the book of revelation mentions only 42 months. Even if the seventieth week is all ready fulfilled, the end times described in the scriptures seem very similar to the Daniel 9:27. It looks like a double or even triple prophecy. 1. the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD 2. the 1260 years (538 to 1798) 3. the very last 1260 days of the great tribulation before the 2nd coming. Kinda like the golden ratio in mathematics, Fibonacci and all that stuff. Chuck Missler in his lecture cosmic codes says that God is a mathematician, when you look at the complexity of His creation (Fibonacci and others confirmed this)…

    • E. Gibbs said

      Bozz,

      Dan. 9:27 is that week that Christ confirmed the covenant, it was His blood that it all pointed to and noone was saved until that blood was shed.

      Heb 10:4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.

      From Adam up to that time all had to look forward in faith to the blood of the true Lamb of God and all after have to look back in faith. He shed His blood once and for all from Adam to the finish those who would come and meet the requirments of His salvation.

      I see that John in Rev. did not see the 1290 and 1335 days of Dan. because the time is shortened for the elects sake there will only be the 42 mos. of Rev. 13:5. Those 42 mos., 1260 days will begin when the deadly wound to the beast system is healed.

      I don’t see any 7 years left, I find time surely will be less than that.

      No one has ever shown me how it is possible to take Dan. 9: prophecy past 33AD. You have to disregard the Words of the prophecy. It was perfectly fulfilled, I for the life of me can not see any different. It shows the Word of prophecy is very accurate that our God is True and the promised Messiah arived on time proving He is the right and only one.

      Convince me, I am waiting.

      E.Gibbs.

    • Maureen said

      There seems to be confusion about the 70 weeks as people don’t take into account when Israel are “Lo-ammi”.

      What Happened to Israel?
      Lo-ammi – Daniel’s Seventy Weeks

      There were periods in Israel’s history when they were Lo-ammi. This refers to Hosea 1:9.

      “Call his name Lo-ammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God”.

      These periods are not computed in the prophetic clock, and so far as God is concerned, do not exist for the completion of prophecy. For example, there were five occasions when God ‘sold’ His people into the hands of their enemies, and for these five seasons the prophetic clock stopped and time was reckoned by man only. These five occasions are found in the book of Judges.

      Judges 3:8 Mesopotamia 8 years Lo-ammi
      Judges 3:14 Moab 18 years Lo-ammi
      Judges 4:3 Canaan 20 years Lo-ammi
      Judges 6:1 Midian 7 years Lo-ammi
      Judges 13:1 Philistine 40 years Lo-ammi
      93 years Lo-ammi

      This removes a man made discrepancy between the statement of 1 Kings 6:1 and the reckoning from Exodus to the beginning of the Temple as recorded in Acts 13:17-22.

      Man’s time (Exodus to Temple beginning) 573 years
      Ammi Statement of 1 Kings 6:1 480 years
      93 years

      We are now in a Lo-ammi period which has lasted almost 2000 years during which Israel has been cut off, so this concept is easy to grasp. Application of this concept makes it possible to reconcile the seventy weeks of Daniel’s vision with the known history of Israel.

      “Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon the holy city.” Daniel 9:24.

      This emphasis is upon Israel and Jerusalem, not the church.

      These seventy weeks are the total time remaining for God’s prophetic clock to run, and this time is peculiar to Israel and Jerusalem, the word “determined” means “to cut off’, and God has cut this time off from man’s reckoning. The clock has stopped, but when God resumes His purposes with Israel, the clock will begin its final sweep.

      Events to take place in the seventy weeks include:
      To finish transgression
      To make an end of sins
      To make reconciliation for iniquity
      To bring in everlasting righteousness
      To seal up the vision & prophecy
      To anoint the most holy.

      The angel appears to divide the seventy weeks in two.

      “From the going forth of the commandment to restore and to

      build Jerusalem unto Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks,

      threescore and two weeks”. Daniel 9:25.

      This distinction must not be overlooked. There was a period of seven weeks from the commandment to restore and build Jerusalem until “the street and wall be built again”. There was a period of 62 x 7 years from the completion of rebuilding to the cutting off of Messiah. This at first sight, allows the following line graph to be compiled. Remember Daniel’s prayer followed his calculation of the years to be accomplished concerning Jerusalem Daniel 9:2, thus a week=7 years not days.

      Note that the last of the seventy weeks is divided into two parts, which agrees with Revelation. See Daniel 7:25, 9:27, 12:7 and compare with Revelation 11:2-3, 12:6, 14 where three and a half years, forty two months and twelve hundred and sixty days form a common link.

      Israel were not put aside, or cut off at the cross as is generally held. The Lord Jesus procured a further period of Grace with His prayer “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.” Luke 23:4. The Holy Spirit confirms this. Acts 3:12-13, 23:6-7, 28:20, Romans 11:1-2, 16-17.

      The Book of Acts covers a period of about thirty five years, but there is no suggestion that the final week of Daniel’s vision was fulfilled during this time, and yet it must have been if the seventy weeks are reckoned from the time of the decree to rebuild.

      Israel, The Temple and the Land are together when Israel are God’s people. Israel is out of the Land, and its Temple destroyed, or in ruins when they are Lo-ammi. During the seven weeks from the command to restore to the completion of the work Israel were Lo-ammi. This is suggested from the following passages;

      Nehemiah 1:3 “great affliction and reproach”

      Daniel 9:2 “desolations”

      9:7 “confusion with faces”, “driven to
      countries”, “trespass against Thee”

      9:10 “not obeyed”, “not walked”

      9:11 “curse poured out upon us”

      9:12 “great evil”

      These passages strongly suggest that Israel were Lo-ammi, or “not my people” until the Temple was dedicated. Thus the first seven weeks (49 years) are not to be reckoned in the total seventy weeks.

      From the dedication of the Temple there are 62 x 7 years to AD29, when Messiah was cut off. There are then 8×7 years remaining. From the crucifixion to the end of Acts (when Israel was finally set aside, but not cast away for ever) is 35 years (5 x 7 years) which leaves 21 years (3×7 years). Approximately?

      One cannot help noticing in Revelation and elsewhere, the distinction that returns between Israel and the other nations when Israel once again become God’s people. During the present age of grace we have the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. When He resume His purposes with Israel He will be the God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our Fathers (Acts 3:13). Our fathers, does not refer to the fathers of us gentiles, we don’t have fathers in the scriptural scheme of things. See Romans 9:4-5.

      If the Lo-ammi principle is not applied, then the final seven (including the final horrific three and a half years) would have passed before AD36 and the remaining 29 years of the Book of Acts would not have been completed.

      Acts 28:20 shows that God was still dealing with Israel and so the Acts period must be included in the seventy weeks. During the Acts period Paul taught;

      “none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come:”Acts 26:20.

      Paul’s writings during the Acts are linked with Israel and contain nearly 300 quotes from the Old Testament.

      In stark contrast, the epistles written after Israel was set aside and the Secret revealed, contain only eight quotes from the Old Testament.

      The period from the end of Acts up to the present is not part of Daniel’s vision.

      When this present age ends, THEN the final three weeks of the vision will begin.

      Paul had two ministries. Acts 26:16. A comparison of his writings from these ministries will show that the first relates to Israel, while the second relates to a time when Israel is Lo-ammi. To Paul was revealed the Secret which was hidden away from ages and generations. Colossians 1:25, Ephesians 3:9. The present age in which Israel is Lo-ammi is the age of the Secret or the dispensation of the grace of God, and it is this age which will close to usher in the final part of Daniel’s vision. Then Israel will be God’s people again and all His promises to and for them will be fulfilled,

      “for the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.”
      Romans 11:29

      For full article with graphs see here:

      http://bibleunderstanding.com/loammi.htm

    • john B said

      Maureen; That is the biggest load of nonsense i have come across yet! It is a pro-Jewish denial that Jesus has entered the holy place and anointed it already.
      It is a denial of the blood of the covenant shed once and for all Times! The Precious Blood of the Son of God Has been shed.
      There is no further anointing of the Holy place (heavenly sanctuary) our friend Gibbs pointed That out Quoting the Hebrews passage in reference to it.

      It just shows at what length man will stretch a theology to accommodate an agenda “denying the Blood of the covenant” The suffering endured rejected! I cannot believe what has been posted ((This is serious heresy)) I am glad It is not on my Head!

      John B

    • Maureen said

      Why are you accusing me of serious heresy? There was nothing written that denied that the Lord Jesus Christ has entered the holy place made without hands. As the Scripture says:

      Hebrew 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

      The Scripture of Daniel 9 is about “THY PEOPLE(Israel) and upon THY HOLY CITY (Jerusalem)” it is an EARTHLY prophecy. There will be a temple on the earth in the future.

      The prophecies and hope of the OT were about a resurrection and a hope on the EARTH and for the overcomers, like Abraham etc, a heavenly city coming down FROM heaven. They knew nothing of our hope in this dispensation, which is to be seated in heavenly places with Christ.

      Ephesians.2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

      This was a mystery that was only revealed to Paul after Israel were set aside at the end of the book of Acts. You can search the OT scriptures and find nothing about it.

      Ephesians 3:3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words.

      Ephesians 3:5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is NOW revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;

      The letters Paul wrote during the Acts period have a different hope from what he wrote after the close of the book of Acts when Israel were set aside (Lo- ammi).
      Of course back then (as today) most could not receive that he had a new revelation from the Lord.

      2 Timothy 2:15 This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me;…

      In God’s timing, this dispensation will close and He will resume His purposes and plans for Israel and the earth.

      2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of Truth.

      This includes noting the differences even in Paul’s epistles.

      I pray that;

      The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints. Ephesians 1:18

      Maureen

    • john B said

      I am not accusing you of heresy only the blog you got it from.

      Maureen; to say that these things listed below has not yet happened is a denial of Them.
      They are the finished work of the Messiah on Calvary. This is the mystery of Godliness of which Apostle Paul said was revealed in the Fullness of Time.
      I am puzzled how it cannot be seen for what it is by christians.

      To finish transgression
      To make an end of sins
      To make reconciliation for iniquity
      To bring in everlasting righteousness
      To seal up the vision & prophecy
      To anoint the most holy.

      John b

  12. carolyn said

    Good Morning All
    What a beautiful morning it is here in California.
    It has just rained in the past few days, and the sky is clear and bright blue. Yesterday we had the most stunningly beautiful huge puffy clouds. All part of God’s amazing creation. What a wonderful great good God He is!

    LA – Thank you so much for your excellent words of guidance on fasting. I am so glad to hear what you have to say on the topic, as it has always been rather mysterious to me. Medically I’m not able to fast, so I have kind of kept the subject at a bit of a distance. Your words have helped me to understand it better. Thank you! And thank you also for letting your blog be a gathering place for all of us to get together to fast and pray.
    You are such a blessing.

    And thank you Richard, for this wonderful idea.

    I will be on the skimpiest of food today, but will be abundant in my prayers for all of you, for all our family and loved ones who don’t yet have the blessing of knowing our wonderful Lord and Savior. I will be praying for all of your prayer requests.
    And mostly I will be praising our God the Amazing!

    God bless you all on this beautiful day of fellowship!

    • carolyn said

      LA – Your Sunday Bun was the perfect bun to have on a day of fasting! Nourishment for the soul and mind. :-)

    • Elaine said

      I took my vitamins and have juice chilling if I begin to feel ill. I am old and understand the medical reasons….mine is just that I’m so ancient (about L.A.s age tee hee hee) that it would not be serving God to fall and break a hip! The ER is not my favorite place to have quality time with my Savior!

    • carolyn said

      Hi Elaine
      HA! That is funny! But also a very good point! I am glad that God is with us wherever we are and hears us always. I was in the hospital awhile ago – and I did ALOT of praying there! I am going to be in big trouble the day the food stops! I will be doing ALOT of praying that day too! But then again, I know God will see us through, even if it is that we fall down from starvation and end up in heaven with Him! :-)

  13. Sundown Lady said

    LA & Company, thanks for leading us through your blog…and Richard thanks for the suggestion that we all fast together.

    I feel led to partake of communion at the end of my fasting time. The Body and the Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Since we are united in fasting, partaking of the Lord’s Body and Blood will seal it up for me…anyone who wants to join, I invite you to do so.

    • Elaine said

      brilliant idea! I’m in

    • carolyn said

      19And when He had taken some bread and (B)given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”

      20And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup which is (C)poured out for you is the (D)new covenant in My blood. Luke 22:19-10

    • carolyn said

      Luke 22:19-20

    • Elaine said

      Good morning church! Bless you all and thanks for the fellowship and communion service that I had all alone and yet with all of you. Truly, this forum is a miracle that is analogous to our relationship with our Savior! We cannot see with our earthly eyes and we do not hear with our earthly ears and even though we were “alone” in our rooms, we were together! Love in Christ!

  14. Doug said

    Lynn, Thank you and Amen brother. I appreciate what you said that should be of paramount importance in our lives. It’s God, not us.

    • Thank you L.A. for today’s Bun. The irony is that I will have to wait until I eat it :-)

    • Late Night Lisa said

      As I just gazed upon the picture of the bun it’s starting to look more appetizing by the hour! But really, it’s much more full-filling to concentrate on spiritual matters & love in the unity of Christ’s body.

      Circumstances which occur in my life just end up so ironic I know our Lord has an awesome sense of humor. We might go out to lunch 10% of the time after Church & this is the one day it worked out everyone wanted to go to the Soup Plantation. This meant I had to expose my under the radar fast so they knew I wasn’t being weird for not joining in ~ although I did sample an array of beverages. Sheesh.

  15. carolyn said

    I have always loved this song. I wish I could find the music for it on a video, it is so beautiful to hear, but I can’t, so I will write the words for you.

    Praise Father God
    Giver of life
    Power and might
    Goodness and light
    Ruler of all

    Praise to the Son
    The living Christ
    Body and blood
    Mercy and love
    Sweet sacrifice

    You are holy
    holy
    You are holy
    holy

    Praise Holy Ghost
    Voice in the dark
    Healer and friend
    Fire and wind
    Lord of our hearts

    Praise Father God
    Praise to the Son
    Praise Holy Ghost
    Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost

    (by Christine Byrd)

  16. john B said

    A review of Daniel’s 70th week will show that The advocates of dispensationalism have removed it [the last week of the prophecy] out of it’s scriptural context Dan9:24-29.
    Thus breaking the prophetic theme by making the Last week of the prophecy to be within the Time of the end. The Theology (dispensation) has detached it from the flow of 70 continuous weeks.

    Dan9:24 reads “Seventy weeks have been decreed for your people and your holy city, 1. to finish transgression, 2. to make an end of Sin, 3. to make Atonement for iniquity, 4. to bring in Everlasting Righteousness, 5. to seal up vision and Prophecy, 6. and to anoint the most holy place”………. Note that all of this is to take place within the 70 weeks!

    The terminal point of the sixty-nine weeks is the manifestation of the Christ to Israel by His baptism and anointing and the beginning of the Lord’s ministry.
    The 69th week brings us unto the messiah but “not unto his death”.
    He was cut Off (crucified) in The 70th week, ” Atoning for iniquity ,bringing in Everlasting Righteousness” Fulfilling the six predictions of Daniel 9:24 as noted in Vs24 above.

    This is also validated in Vs27 That He Jesus by His perfect Atonement Shall confirm the covenant with “Many” (Please see the words of Jesus at the last supper in the gospels and the Apostolic teaching on the covenant made with many). A portion of this verse 27 is taken out of context by implying it to Antichrist as the one making the covenant with Israel during the great tribulation period .
    The emphasis in on the word “Many” and not “Israel” that the covenant is made.

    The truth is; that it is Jesus The Christ which makes the New covenant with many! and not a political concordat between Antichrist and Israel.

    By His once and for all sacrifice, “In the midst of the week, HE (Jesus) shall cause the sacrifice and ablation to cease……. And on the wing of abomination will come ONE who makes desolate”…..Vs27.

    The ONE prophesied to come was The prince of vs26, Titus , Son of the Emperor Vespasian coming upon the wing of abominations in desecration of the temple and utter Destruction.70AD
    ((The ONE, is not “He” who makes the covenant with many)) The 70th week applies to Christ alone. (Read it vs 24)

    The time Span between messiah being cut off in the 70th week and the ONE to come is outside of the 70th week. It is not part of vs 24 which applies to Christ alone.

    The time span between the end of the 70th week and the ONE to come was a generation of 40 years of mercy extended to that nation of Jews by the Preaching of the Gospel of grace. (the calling by God to the Lost sheep of Israel (the Many) for which Jesus Had come).

    Josephus the Jewish historian gives a great account in detail of that Time of Great distress upon that people.

    I would recommend a thorough reading of Daniel Chapter 9:24-27 without the conceived theology of modern dispensation Theory.

    john B

    • john B said

      sorry that was to be under post 11

    • Late Night Lisa said

      Here is just a snippet from The Footsteps of the Messiah, by Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum.

      Page 188- The Decree of the Seventy Sevens- Daniel 9:24

      Seventy weeks are decreed upon your people and upon your holy city….

      “One of the greatest tragedies in biblical interpretation is that the word has been translated into weeks. This would require the Hebrew word shavuot. But the word used here is shavuim which does not mean weeks, but simply means “sevens”. As such, it could refer to “seven” of anything, just as the English word “dozen” simply means “twelve” and can be twelve of anything. A dozen is a quantity of twelve, such as a dozen apples of a dozen eggs, and the context must be studied to determine the content. The same thing is true with this Hebrew word; it simply means “seven” and can refer to seven of anything. In this context, obviously, it must be a seven of years, because Daniel has been dealing with years. He has been counting up the seventy years of the Babylonian Captivity, assuming that after seventy years the Kingdom was going to be set up. Clearly, Daniel has been thinking in terms of years. In the Hebrew text there is a play upon words. Daniel is told that it is not “seventy years” but that “seventy seven of years must pass before the introduction of the Kingdom. In this passage, then, it means seventy sevens of years, for a total of 490 years. The angel is telling Daniel that a period of 490 years has been decreed.

      The Hebrew word for decreed means “to cut off” or “to determine”. Throughout his book, Daniel has been dealing with the theme of the Times of the Gentiles, the lengthy period that began with Nebuchadnezzar’s destruction of Jerusalem in 596 B.C. and will end with he close of the Tribulation and the Second Coming of the Messiah. Daniel was the prophet who was given lengthy and detailed revelation concerning the nature of the Times of the Gentiles. It was Daniel who revealed that there would be four Gentile empires over the history of the Times of the Gentiles. In the Seventy Sevens passage, Daniel is told that a period of 490 years is decreed of being cut out of the Times of the Gentiles to bring about the final restoration of Israel.

      On final note regarding this verse concerns the center of the program of the Seventy Sevens which is decreed upon your people [Daniel’s people, the Jewish people] and upon your holy city [Jerusalem]. The center of the program of the Seventy Sevens is, specifically, the Jewish people and the Jewish city of Jerusalem. A very important thing that must be noted is that the program of the Seventy Sevens does not concern the Church. It has nothing to do with God’s plan and program for the Church. Rather, the Seventy Sevens concerns Israel.”

      ……cont.

      (It’s mathematical & too much to write down here. Quite interesting though if you can peek into a Footsteps book as it’s all spelled out in detail.)

    • E. Gibbs said

      Late night Lisa,

      The “sevens” is the Jubilee calendar, this is the calendar days equal years is given on. It is a calendar of recurring sevens of years established on earth at creation. That first year was a Jubilee year and every 49’th since has been a Jubilee year.

      The solar day calendar of weeks of days was set up by God and so was the weeks of years calendar, they will continue on throughout eternity according to Enoch.

      In the earth made new both will be observed and kept in perfect sync. since the beginning with Heaven.

      The feast days of the Lord will be kept and the Seventh day Sabbath also as perfect timing and accuracy of our God cannot be excelled. It is well known He never changes and will not ever change, that’s why we can depend on Him.

      Whst is the deception?, well it can be found by a square study of the prophecy.

      He convicts of sin and He also convicts of Truth when you have arrived and He has promised to guide us into ALL truth. His Word is Truth, we find the answer there.

      E. Gibbs.

  17. Alice again said

    Hi All…

    I need your expert opinions please! Last night shortly after 2 a.m. I had to get up to let my dog out. When I returned to bed I noticed a very faint smell of sulfur in our bedroom (my husband was in bed asleep…we are both Christians). I have searched online and found that this smell is usually from hydrogen sulfide gas. They say the most common source is your hot water heater. Well, ours is brand new–just replaced in December (it’s also quite a distance away from our bedroom). I am not aware that we live in an area with high amounts of hydrogen sulfide gas in the soil, either. Our house is only 10 yrs old, so I don’t think this would be plumbing related, though I suppose it’s possible.

    So my question is, does anyone think this could be some kind of spiritual attack? Ironically, my husband has awakened the last 4 Sunday mornings (including THIS morning) with a terrible headache–yes, 4 Sundays in a row, and no other day of the week! My dh is very involved with our pastor in a mentoring/accountability relationship presently, and he is also helping our church as treasurer, is on the building committee and is a youth mentor. (not meaning to boast here, just sharing that he is very involved of recent)

    So what do you think? Any and all thoughts are much appreciated!

    • lamarzulli said

      Alice Again – I would pray over the house and take some oil and anoint the bedroom. Cover everything in the Blood of Jesus. Command in the name Jesus for anything that is not supposed to be there to go! L. A.

    • Bozz said

      Remember also to worship in spirit and truth. Truth means having the true gospel, the true doctrine, nothing added or subtracted. Paul spoke about proving your own self if you are in the faith. That means also check your church i.e. denomination. Not saying anything here, just be careful.

    • Bozz said

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i__hDLx4GrQ Listen to this also. Maybe it can help. This man is one of a few I believe had a genuine vision/experience.

    • Alice again said

      Thank you, L.A.! We will take your advice!

      Thanks, Bozz! I’ll be listening to that interview! Your point about church is a good one, too. Thankfully our church is Bible based and solid. We’re blessed to have an excellent pastor, too.

    • Rhema said

      Alice Again, I once had my car fill up w/ the smell of sluphur as I was parking in my church parking lot before the service. I rebuked it, refused to feel any fear, gave it to the Lord and have never mentioned it until this moment. This was many, many years ago. I think satan loves to feed off our fear and he enjoys our telling a lot of people about it. Publicity. Around the same time I found the death card from tarot cards just a few feet fm my front door. I rebuked that spirit, praised the Lord, tore up the card and threw it in the trash. Never mentioned it. Again around the same time I had a vivid dream that I was going to die. Rebuke. Give to my Father. Praise, worship, move along in God’s will. I know we’re to be wise concerning satan’s devices and not ignore him. There is certainly a time to take our concerns to a Christian friend or pastor but we’re not to keep rehearsing them by telling everyone we know or even in our own minds. I know Christians who have more faith in satan’s power than God’s. He wants to scare and distract us. I often cover myself, my sons, their families, all of our properties with the Blood of Jesus, ask for angels to protect us. I had a friend who was into new age and she could astral travel. She said she had astrally come to my house but “they” wouldn’t let her near. I said, “Who?”. She said there was a ring of angels around my house holding hands and they wouldn’t let her near my property. I thought that was awesome. I hope I finally persuaded her that Jesus is the only way to the Father. We lost touch not long after that event. Anyway, I hope this helps.

    • Alice again said

      Thank you, Rhema! Yes, that did help, and your story was soooo interesting!

      Also, I appreciate your reminders about always focusing on our Father, and not rehearsing our concerns by talking too much about it or continuing to mull it over in our minds. Rebuke, claim the blood of Jesus, and move on to worship our Lord. Thank you again!

  18. Gordy said

    The battle for human souls and minds is intensifying. We need to be reminded to put on our spiritual armor.

    Eph.6

    [10] Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
    [11] Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
    [12] For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
    [13] Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
    [14] Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
    [15] And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
    [16] Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
    [17] And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
    [18] Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

    The Call by Regina Spektor

  19. carolyn said

    Hi LA
    I have kind of a quiet request.
    (Sometimes I wish that the comments didn’t show up in such a big way, because I would like to request this in a small way, not big and blarring.)
    Anyway, first of all, I am so glad that you are here with us today. Many of us don’t go to a regular church, and this has become church (fellowship) to many of us, I think. You feel like our pastor here, with all of your guidance and insights. So, my request – I wondered if it would be asking too much for you to lead us in a prayer, and then others might want to add to it. I don’t know if this is even an ok thing to ask of you, I don’t want to put you on the spot or under any kind of pressure. It would just be comforting, I think.

    May God bless you, LA, and your wife, and your ministry, abundantly!

    • Elaine said

      Dear Carolyn, you are so right. I have (as I’m sure you all do) many sites in addition to L.A. that I go to from what seems like dawn til midnight every other day of the week. Steve Quayle, Tribulation 2008 forum, Trunews, The Bytle show, the Lightgate, The edge with John Stokes, etc. But most of those watchmen take well deserved weekends off. Stan Deyo diligently posts news and Larry Taylor seems to never rest.

      But the welcome Sunday Bun is like Sunday school for grownups. L.A. is a great comfort on that day that could seem so lonely now that so much of the true church is in cyber space! God Bless you all and thank you for spending this day in prayer and fellowship!

    • Elaine said

      oops, typo. I meant GeorgeAnn Hughes’ Byte Show, not “bytle”

  20. john Green said

    When did Jesus confirm a covenant with the many for 7 years.
    He may have made a covenant but where does it say that it
    was for seven years.

    • Late Night Lisa said

      This gets back to the “Seventy Sevens” listed in post #16. (Jesus didn’t confirm a 7 yr. covenant-good question.)

      The starting point of the Seventy Sevens & the decree is Danial 9:25 “..going forth of the the commandment to restore & rebuild Jerusalem”. It is then subdivided into three units: Seven sevens, sixty-two sevens, & one seven.

      The final seven is what you are referring to. Same book-“Footsteps of the Messiah”, page 196.

      The verse states: he shall make a firm covenant with many for one week [one seven]. This is the starting point of the 70th seven. The pronoun -he- in verse 27 goes back to its nearest antecendent: the prince that shall come, in verse 26. The he who makes the covenant in verse 27 and the prince that shall come are the one and the same person, better known in evangelical circles as the Antichrist. The prince that shall come, or the Antichrist, will make a firm covenant. He will make it firm; he will make it strong. The Hebrew word does not mean to renew an existing covenant, but to make an origional one containing strong guarantees. Exactly what it will guarantee will be made clear in the next passage.

      The starting point of the seventieth seven of Daniel, the last seven, is still in the future and the starting point of the Great Tribulation is the signing of a seven-year covenant……

      Furthermore, it states that the covenant is made with many, not with all, but with many. The Hebrew text uses a definite article meaning the many. This is the leadership of Israel that will be empowered to sign covenants of this nature. The covenant is made for one seven. On one hand, it begins the seven years of the Tribulation, but on the other hand, it is also signed for the specific purpose of being in effect for seven years.

    • E. Gibbs said

      Late Night Lisa,

      That 70’th seven years was 27AD through 33AD and He shed His Blood the middle year confirming the covenant. The whole time prophecy is 70 weeks 490 years and time rolls on and one can’t move one day wk, month or year out of where it falls. It’s impossible to stop old father time.

      E. Gibbs.

    • E. Gibbs said

      Well gee LNL all won’t come to His salvation, it was adequate for all and all could have come. He beggeg and begged but evil is stubborn.

      E. Gibbs.

    • john B said

      If the last seven years of Human history pertains to That Daniel prophecy. then it must have an Identified starting point and from there the Day of Jesus return can be calculated! For the Time span of seventy weeks can be calculated perfectly when taken in the very context it is written.
      Furthermore; it is stated in Vs24 seventy weeks is to also “seal up vision and prophecy” & to anoint the most Holy Place. That vision is sealed Christ is in the Holy place in heaven.

      Here is the verse Dan9:24 “Seventy weeks have been decreed for your people and your holy city,
      1. to finish transgression,
      2. to make an end of Sin,
      3. to make Atonement for iniquity,
      4. to bring in Everlasting Righteousness,
      5. to seal up vision and Prophecy,
      6. and to anoint the most holy place”……….

      anyway; It is no good arguing! But it is good to re-evaluate ones position on prophecy. I have proven myself wrong before. Many false teachers and prophets shall abide in the Final stages of history.

      john B

    • Patrick said

      E. Gibbs, you said: “It’s impossible to stop old father time” Just for fun, read my scenario below and tell me what you think.

      The building I am in has contracted an elevator company to replace both elevators, in the contract each elevator will take 45 days to replace, now the question is, is this 45 working days or 45 continuous days? Anyway, during the replacement of elevator #1 an essential part needed to complete the elevator did not arrive. This will now prolong the 45 days; as per the company the clock stopped and will restart when the part arrives and will be completed before the 45 days as per the contact. Now some residents argue that you can not stop time like that and some say that you can, who is correct?

    • Bozz said

      If Daniel 9:27 was all ready fulfilled then why did the Messiah confirm the covenant with many for only one seven? Wouldn`t it have to say that he confirmed the covenant with many for EVER then? I mean those first believers that were Jews and eyewitnesses lived a lot longer than 7 years and past the 70 AD probably also.

      On the other hand if this turns out to be true, many people will await the final seven year period according to the popular understanding and the prophecy fulfilling itself differently that they expected, will catch them completely off guard.

      That Lo-ammi study is also interesting. Lots of views but only one will turn out to be true. If Glenn Beck is talking about this popular view on the mainstream media (the mahdi show the other day), then it probably is wrong, but not necessarily…

    • Bozz said

      Interesting point Patrick.

    • E. Gibbs said

      Hi Patrick,

      However it went getting the elevator repaired didn’t stop the time clocks from marching on and each day and wk. and month and year from falling and so it don’t matter what the deal wsa with the elevator.

      What matters is was the the 70 wks. of yrs. in the case of this prophecy fulfilled as predicted? Of an absolute surity it was. The date given for it to start was 457 BC, so you would have 457 yrs down through 1 BC then from 1 AD to through 33 AD You would have the 490 yrs. 457+33=490. The wk. of yrs. that Christ’s ministry went forth and He died in the middle year was those last seven, 27 AD through 33 AD.

      How on earth can any one take that wk. of years and try to get people to believe it just was lifted and didnt happen. That would be like you saying, well when I’m 45 I won’t get no older, I’m moving my time then on down the road a couple thousand yrs. After that I’ll start getting older. Well believe it or not 2,000 yrs. later you would be 2,045 yrs old but most of em dead.

      What gets me the right understanding of the prophecy proves His Word is true, that His prophecy is unfailing and that the Messiah was the true one, He came at the predicted time so we would know He is not an imposter. The Jews especially lost out not seeing the prophecy and that Jesus was that Messiah that they rejected. The times of the Jews ended and the times of the Gentiles began then at the end of those 70 wks of yrs and 34 AD began the times of the Gentiles.

      So now I will show you another mystery unravelled.

      Lu 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
      Lu 21:32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.

      So now you see what generation He was speaking of, the last generation of the Gentiles that this falls upon, Bro. that is this one.

      By the way 34 AD was a Jubilee yr., a new beginning and it sure was.

      I think it is so simple that people just seem to go on by and want a difficult long explanation. Dan. says the wise would understand. That must be those who just believe His Word as it reads and I understand the KJV is 5’th grade level so it must be true.

      E. Gibbs.

    • Bozz said

      As part of the Counter Reformation, the Catholic Church commissioned Jesuit priests to write counter interpretations of Bible prophecy as a counter response to the Protestant reformation when the finger was pointed at them as being antichrist. Spanish Jesuit, Francisco Ribera proposed that the final seven years of Daniel’s 70 weeks was a future antichrist and that antichrist would bring an end to sacrifices in a rebuilt temple. This is where the supposed 7 years of tribulation comes from before the second coming of Christ. But this was manufactured prophecy, written with the sole purpose of deceiving Christians on the true identity of antichrist. When has a Bible passage ever been so abused by Satan? Attributing Daniel’s 70th week of Jesus’ baptism and crucifixion and applying it instead to antichrist is outright blasphemous.

      Daniel’s 70 weeks is actually not that difficult to understand and current historical information makes it relatively easy to get accurate dates. Despite this, there are an alarming number of people who Daniel’s 70 weeks gap theorybelieve there is an unknown gap of time between the 69th and the 70th week that originated from the Spanish Jesuit Francisco Ribera. Chuck Misler and many others have been deceived by this and sadly are deceiving countless others. Publishers Weekly printed that Left Behind authors Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye took the fictional, future one man antichrist idea of Ribera, Bellarmine, Maitland, Todd, Newman, Irving, John Darby, Cyrus Scofield and Hal Lindsey and made it “The most successful Christian-fiction series ever.”

      http://www.daniels70weeks.com/

    • lamarzulli said

      Bozz and Everyone else. The Jews are back in their Homeland – EZ 37. They will rebuild the Temple – Daniel & Revelation – they will look on Him whom they have pierced and mourn for Him as an only son. All of this is future not in the past. Believe what you want to, in the end it will become self evident. I don’t have the time to debate this as the days are evil and time grows short. The deception is unravelling in front of us!

    • Bozz said

      I fail to understand why they equate the beginning of 2300 year prophecy with the decree of Artaxerxes. Daniel 8 shows this prophecy starts with the victory of Alexander the great (Greece) over Darius III (Persia) with the battle of Issus, 333BC. That`s the dogma SDA can not leave behind I guess.

    • E. Gibbs said

      Bozz,

      You missed the part of Dan. 9:24 that the 70 wks. are determined, means “cut off” of the 2300 yrs. but the count of the 2300 goes on and this does bring up a good point.. I’m glad you brought this up, as this is proof the 70’th wk. feel in the rolling of time forward. No Adventism wasn’t wrong on this one they just didn’t realize it was a Jubilee calendar prophecy and it is a wonder they got it right. They had caught a verse in another prophets writtings that they determined it had to be a yr. for a day. Adventism isn’t wrong on as many scores as many would like to make them out to be.

      The problem is all the rest of the world pits against them because of being chastised about the keeping of the Sabbath which they can’t refute, yes they try and lay out all kinds of lame stuff that has no basis of truth and want to run that way. Well ok but why slay the messenger of the truth.

      For me I can’t be a member there because of apostasies that have come in and the refusal to look at some of the mistakes they have made in prophecy that fell past the time of EGW when even before she died they refused to be guided by some old 3’rd grade educated woman. Well she had a better education, Jesus was her teacher. Read some of her works and tell me, was she educated or not. She knew the Bible better than any of us I can tell you right now.

      Da 9:24 Seventy weeks are “determined” upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. “determined” is cut off.

      Her testimonies are the best works there is for these last years, I would venture to say her writtings are probably the best commentary on the Bible you can get.

      She made the statement that where you could find she disagreed with the Bible, “follow the Bible”.

      Her book “Desire of Ages” would benefit anyone who would read it and any who have read will reccommend it. “Steps to Christ” is a lot smaller book on the same topic that is very excellent, these can not be beat for content by anyone.

      E. Gibbs.

    • john B said

      LA, Bozz; The historical facts of the counter reformation you share Bozz is correct, and that doctrine of a coming Ac in a Jewish temple is indeed part of This counter reformation Jesuit smoke screen wherein The true SEAT of Ac in the Temple is hidden from view!
      The likes of Irvine, Darby, Scofield, have developed it further via the Brethren assemblies and from there the Scofield bible infiltrated most Baptist and pentecostal denominations and seminaries and here we are today with the majority of Christians believing a counter reformation lie from the Whorish Babylonian Spirit.
      I do in all sincerity believe that we all need to be constantly re-evaluating our prophetic view according to developments most recent and do it without any preconception of Those who have appointed themselves as prophets and teachers. Many in the flock are believing the words of men rather than the word of God.
      we are living in Times of great deceit and Those who teach deceit as truth will be judged I do not say this lightly because I have seen it.

      john b

  21. Frank said

    Can anyone tell me, is dan wolpert’s “creating a life with God” a contemplative prayer book? It seems like it.

    Everytime I try to read it, I can never get far. Is it something that will help me in my walk? Or should I burn it as an occult book?

    • Kimberly said

      Hello Frank… I read about the book on Amazon and it does seem that way… and I wouldn’t touch anything about contemplative prayer with a ten foot pole. I have researched that subject (contemplative prayer) and there is nothing good there for a Christian. I also attended a church for three years that did that type of prayer and I had to pray to God to protect my soul, mind, and heart… while I was at that church and while they were praying. I didn’t understand why I prayed for protection at that time until later on when I left and found out what was really going on there.

      Frank, for myself… I treat prayer like I’m just talking to Jesus… every concern, every care, every worry, hope, anxiety… I treat Him like He is my best friend, my Father, my Savior, my Lord, and my King. After being awakened to all kinds of deception within the church, I have decided that there is no better place to learn about prayer other than God’s Word and His voice.. and trust me, if you let Him know you are depending on Him to be taught, He will by no means leave you in the dark… He is the one that wants us before we want Him. :-) And! He’s our Counselor! Our Teacher! :-D

      Oh! And I looooove praying the Psalms! I treat Psalms and Proverbs like daily vitamins… or like water and air, they are needed! :-)

      I hope that may have helped some.

    • Doug said

      Excellent post Kimberly. I have come across this Contemplative prayer and all its other names, only recently in my research into what is driving the modern evangelical church.
      Scary business and your words regarding going directly to the word of God and trusting Him in communication rather than opening one’s self up to spirits and not the Holy Spirit is spot on.
      There are many in the UFO community that are doing the spirit entities trick and shamefully, now the church is trying it.

      End Times gambit.

    • Frank said

      Thanks, I know enough to stay away from contemplative prayer. I got enough trouble keeping on track.

      I truly think that book is a CP book, so ill get rid of it. Oddly, I got it from my old presbyterian pastor. Now I look back, I’m glad I left that church

    • Elaine said

      AMEN!!! Good word Kimberly! I had a similar experience years ago when someone gave me “a course in miracles” I kept falling asleep because it was so repetitive and shallowly quasi biblical until I finally threw it away when a cleverly tucked paragraph made me hear the hiss of the serpent! I firmly believe we must pray for discernment when we read anything and our true Teacher will help us winnow the wheat from the chaff!

    • Kimberly said

      “End times gambit”, indeed! When I got out of there, which was a miracle in itself, I couldn’t help but think “for three years I witnessed an end time deception in the church… :-o” The thing is, at that church, it wasn’t out in the open with its contemplative prayer practice… the music was super loud (guest services actually gave out earplugs!!!), repetitive/monotonous, and forever long. They were much more into drawing people in with the music… and it always felt wrong… because I always thought that Hillsong could sing “holy” for hours without me creeping out, I actually would love it! But, such a different story with the church I left.

      It wasn’t until after I left that I found out they mirrored EVERYTHING after the movement IHOP in Kansas, but the church I was going to was like IHOP on major steroids. Anyways, so I researched what IHOP was about and the leader, Mike Bickle flat out teaches his people about “contemplative prayer” and says that Christians can learn something from the eastern mystics about prayer. I went on to find out the nasty rotten fruit this produces by peoples testimonies of what this kind of prayer leads to… ( and I have a really hard time even typing this)… sexual experiences with God… I was soooo livid that I was crying, shaking, and almost sick to my stomach… I was horrified.

      I researched contemplative prayer further, and peoples warnings against it, but in some of their warnings I noticed another strange thing… it almost seemed as though they were completely against any kind of intimacy with God through prayer and meditation. Which I think is wrong too. How much more intimate can it get when we have a God that formed us, that breathed life into us, that knows our every thought, and that abides in us, and who draws us to come to know Him… who calls us His children, friends, and disciples? Mary washed and anointed the feet of Jesus with her tears… John rested on His bosom. Those are some examples we have in the Bible about intimacy. That is WHY I believe we need the direction of Jesus, especially with the topic of prayer. Mess that up and you’re talking to a whole different kind of jesus. :-/

      So, that is the kind of contemplative prayer I have come across, a more seductive kind… not one so much focused on breathing right or being silent. FRANK! I am so glad you got out of that! :-) And yes, get rid of it… you already have the bestest prayer book!! :-D Elaine.. isn’t that crazy how God protects us!?! Even when we think we are hanging around fellow sheep, He knows better and protects us from wolves!!! :-D

    • Gordy said

    • Elaine said

      well the opening page of that vid says all we need to know!!!!! Certainly don’t feel like watching it!

  22. Gordy said

    Growing Your Own Food – Coast to Coast recap

    http://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2011/02/26

    Date:
    02-26-11
    Host:
    Ian Punnett
    Guests:
    Marjory Wildcraft,

    Nationally recognized expert in backyard food production, Marjory Wildcraft talked about why she believes the cost of groceries will likely double in 2011, and what people can do to prepare for it. Wildcraft identified four factors driving up food prices: weather, oil costs, government interference, and commodity traders. Weather and oil costs are perhaps the most significant, she said, noting that the right climatic conditions are required to grow food and every aspect of its commercial production involves the use of petroleum. Higher grocery bills may be only the beginning, however, as Wildcraft sees an impending collapse of the systems most of us depend on for food and water. To hedge against this possibility, she recommended people learn how to produce their own food.

    Things to look for when setting up a ‘backyard farm’ include consistent water supply, fertile soil, and a local community of like-minded individuals, Wildcraft explained. The amount of land one devotes to farming can be as little as 4,000 square feet (not including paths, etc) or as much as two acres, she continued. Making a place for livestock is especially imperative. Animals are a good source of protein and their waste can be used to fertilize crops, Wildcraft pointed out, adding that her family raises chickens for eggs and rabbits for meat. Wildcraft also covered barrelponics, gun ownership, health care considerations of self-sustaining farming communities, as well as how such places might be governed should our centralized system break down.

    Website(s):
    backyardfoodproduction.com

    Video(s):
    Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm

  23. Late Night Lisa said

    A friend sent me this link in regards to comets/pole shift. I don’t know quite what to think but it’s something to consider. Seems plausible. The NASA dates are listed when the next comet comes around & how it effects the earth w/ earthquakes.
    Comet Elenin and the Pole Shift Theory;
    3/15/2011 and Beyond William Frederick, M.Div.

  24. Mark said

    Various news articles on UFOs today:

    http://www.allnewsweb.com/page1199999498.php

    http://www.allnewsweb.com/page1199999497.php

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1360737/I-believe-UFOs–Ive-seen-says-ex-defence-minister-Paul-Hellyer.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20036960-71.html

  25. Mark said

    Can someone vet this?

  26. Mark said

    6.0 earthquake hits Chile:

    http://www.wkyc.com/news/article/177652/22/60-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-Chile

  27. Richard said

    Personally I thought it was a shame that on a day that we were suppose to be honoring God and sharing prayer requests that we are for some reason debating the time frame of the 70th week. It never ceases to amaze me how Satan can divide on a day meant to bring us together.

    • Elaine said

      Too funny you should mention it! Like in Kimberley’s note to me….for some reason during the fast, I checked into this site often but just skimmed the first item or two about the 70th week and then just like my other experience….I got sleepy and either moved on or just quit reading for a while! Just like when I was having a discussion with a Jehovah’s witness….cross or stake does not matter. What matters is what Christ did on that “tree” and I don’t need to waste time worrying about it any more than I worry about how many angels are dancing on the head of a pin! And even if I did, I am sure someone from the Baptist church of my childhood would say…”Angels don’t dance”

      Who cares?????? What matters is that our dear Lord has sent them to us!

    • Lisa said

      Hi Richard:

      God bless. It also may be the Holy Spirit shining light on areas people are confused about and need clarification so they may see the true gospel. I believe there are some bloggers here that adamantly adhere to the Seventh Day Adventist type gospel and I specifically prayed for them today. That may indeed be why this came up in the blog. We need to pray for clear understanding of the scriptures for everyone. The faith once handed down to the saints has been twisted by many groups and false teachers and people under these teachings are hard indeed to see the real gospel, as the enemy sows lies so subtley. Let’s continue to share love, knowledge of the doctrines of the bible rightly divided, and prayer and fasting as you suggested. It is obviously getting a rise out of the enemy (and I don’t mean the individuals but the enemy himself). Let us praise the Lord for His faithfulness in getting these that are astray to see and hear the truth. In Mondays posting by LA there is another blogger who comes here sometimes and he also is misconstrued in regard to biblical truth. Let’s prevail in Love, prayer, and fasting as lead, to see the enemy thwarted and the truth of the Gospel shine forth for these folks. Also just wanted to say that I think LA, Latenight Lisa, Patrick, and a few others are being lead by the Holy Spirit to address this information here at this time, as I specifically prayed ferverently while fasting regarding this issue with people who attend this blog but whose views are ascew from the pure gospel. I believe LA, Latenight and others have discernment from the Spirit to pray regarding this and to share biblically what the Holy Scriptures teach. I know it might seem like there is debate here but I believe it is the Lord answering prayer to help those who need to see clearly. I pray they will. And thank you again Richard for your suggestion of fasting in the first place…I believe this fasting and prayer has brought about this actually as an answer to my prayer for the aforementioned reasons. Also some good news for anyone remembering my specific requests and sharing from a few days ago…I had an interview today, Monday, and it went well, will wait to hear about that and also got a call from a law firm that wants to interview me as well…so things are looking up, fasting and prayer is working…thank you so much all of you. I have also been considering a small home based business but I would need to find the funds for that and I am researching that as well…so the Lord has some open doors for me and I know He will show me exactly which to go through and will shut all the rest. God bless each of you, LA, Richard, Latenight Lisa, LauraR, Rose from Kentucky, and all others I may have forgotten to mention for your prayers, your fellowship,and your encouragement. I see the giftings of the Holy Spirit alive in each of you…it is not merely knowledge, but the Life of Christ within you. I am glad to be a part of this fellowship and look forward to more corporate fasting and prayer with you guys…I wonder what else might break loose if we do it for more than 8 hours or more…the gates of hell will not prevail!!!! Amen!

    • Mtn Jenn said

      Richard… I’m with you. I don’t comment often, but always get something from L.A.’s post as well as the comments that follow.

      That said…. I didn’t read yesterday’s “Bun” until this morning. But, as I was reading down through the comments, I was amazed at the back and forth about the 70 week issue. I couldn’t follow much of it (and I am educated). I’m obviously no bible scholar; however, I’m not a new Christian either. I have always thought, being a Christian is supposed to be simple (I’m not saying easy, just not complicated). Accept Jesus as Lord and Savior and then do everything you can to work for Him. Why does it matter who is right… aren’t we supposed to be “ready” at any time?

      I mean no offense- Just felt I needed to say that.

    • Patrick said

      Mtn Jenn, I always look for the “fruit” and the fruit points to the type of spirit, if the fruit causes confusion it is not worth touching.

  28. Margaret said

    4.7-magnitude quake hits central Arkansas
    Temblor appears to be biggest since 1976
    By ArkansasOnline LITTLE ROCK — A 4.7-magnitude earthquake felt throughout the state and beyond late Sunday night appears to be the biggest temblor in Arkansas in more than three decades.

    Scott Ausbrooks, the geohazards supervisor for the Arkansas Geological Survey, said the shaking was the most intense of nearly 800 small earthquakes rumbling out of Faulkner County since September and ties a 4.7 quake recorded in 1976. The 4.7-magnitude is still preliminary, but Ausbrooks said Monday it was a “low-end” estimate and it is not expected to be downgraded.

    http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2011/feb/27/47-magnitude-quake-hits-central-arkansas/

  29. Mrs M said

    What really brought clarification for me concerning Daniel’s 70th week is this: it is restarted on the next feast in line: Rosh Hashanah. Jesus said He came to fulfill them.

    In Joel 2 it describes Rosh Hashanah and the end times.
    1Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand;

    15Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly:

    16Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.

    This describes: Feast of Trumpets
    23And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

    24Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.

    The confirming of the covenant is the re-establishing of the 70 weeks prophecy. The next feast is Yom Kippur, day of Atonement=which is Armegeddon, the last day of the 70th week. That’s why the Jewish people year after year on Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur reflect and repent and pray that they are found in the Book of Life, because they know there will be a day in the future that on Yom Kippur the books will be shut. That is why Jesus said forgiveness ends 70 X 7 times (how many times must I forgive my brother?) The books are shut on Yom Kippur and your fate will be sealed.

    This is also confirmed in Zech 14. After Armegeddon when Jesus rules from Jerusalem there is only one feast that is mentioned that all peoples are to observe: Feast of Tabernacles. This is why: it is not fulfilled yet! It is fulfilled when God comes to dwell (TABERNACLE) with us in Rev 21:3!

    • E. Gibbs said

      Dear Mrs. M.,

      All Apocolyptic prophecies are given a starting and ending time. This is the first thing that must be determined when going about iterpreting the prophecy. To try to make it fit out of the time frame it is given for will never bring any fruition and will not come to pass as prophecied. It will come to pass as prophecied if gotten in the right time frame.

      You have made a mountain out of a mole hill and none of what you are presenting will come true as it has been 2,000 yrs and more since it happened. Any one ought to be able to see a prophecy after it is fulfilled and I am amazed that you and many do not.

      Some times it takes a little work to determine when a prophecy is to begin in time but with this one it is definite the ending time is the termination of the 70 wks. of years.

      The starting time for this one is 457 BC, the same time as the 2300 day = year prophecy. Your clue is in the following verse. “determined” means cut off and that is it is cut off from the one that runs on by in time.

      Da 9:24 Seventy weeks are “determined” upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

      The 70 wks. ran to the end of 33 AD and the 2300 ran to 1844 AD.

      People make up all kinds of explanations that don’t have any substantuation. This does and stood the test of time, it has happened to prove it.

      E. Gibbs.

    • Mrs M said

      Daniel 8’s 2300 ‘days’ has nothing to do with Daniel 9’s 70-7’s. Isn’t it speaking about Antiochus desecrating the temple and then Judas Maccabeus reconsecrating it in 165 BC? (Antiochus set up pagan altar in 168 BC therefore the evening and morning sacrifices would total 2300 in that time frame.

    • E. Gibbs said

      Mrs. M.,

      With your understanding you miss the whole thrust of the prophecy. It is clear the 490 yrs. are a “cut off” from the 2300 yrs. Both are important realizations but few have ever come to understand about the 2300 and it would take some time to teach about the workings of the heavenly sanctuary and the earthly being a type,or shadow in heaven and just what the cleansing of the sanctuary and which one is being addressed. If you are truly interrested the SDA’s do have that right and I would have you study out their explanation of it.

      I wish people could see that the SDA movement was the most reformed of all the protestant reformer break off from the mother the Papacy.

      But you need to know the total of Babylon the Great and Mother of all Harlots includes the Papacy and Zionist Judaism. The Papacy is only the mother of the reforms that broke loose out of her, but she is out of Z. Judaism. Go to http://www.powerofprophecy.com and when it comes up click on “newsletter” then click the “current” and you will get a good explanation without buying the book.

      The Sanctuary message of SDA is the pillar of that reform that will not ever fail, I can tell you that, it is an understanding that the Spirit of God gave to them because of obedience.

      May we all be led to His Truth is my prayer.

      E. Gibbs.

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