So happy to know your Jeremy is on his way to healing. I am still sending you ((((HUGS)))).
Happy Thanksgiving to every one, I am so thankful for LA and Peggy for dedicating their lives to the Lord and tending to His flock until His return. Blessings to all.
Praise the Most High God for bringing him through! And Crystal too! We have so much to be thankful for! One comment on the orbs: I don’t know if there’s a scientific answer for those things, but we just got back last month from Australia, and of all the pics the ones with the orbs are of the aborigines doing their dancing and they said something about their ancestors before they danced. The other pics in the same location of the symphony performing: no orbs.
We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;
He chastens and hastens His will to make known.
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.
Sing praises to His Name; He forgets not His own.
Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning;
Thou, Lord, were at our side, all glory be Thine!
We all do extol Thee, Thou Leader triumphant,
And pray that Thou still our Defender will be.
Let Thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy Name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!
Ultimately, Christ will possess the gates of his enemies. This is the blessing both to Abraham and Rebekah — and by extension, that blessing falls on their generations, and ultimately on Christ.
Holidays are gates and those that practice the same holidays share a common identity. That dynamic works for families as well as cultures. Likewise they share a common or collective spirit no different than what happens with schools and sports regarding “team spirit.” The point is that holidays are the entry way or gate into sharing in spiritual collectives. The holidays are the same as the gate of a city or the gate of a home.
So how will Christ take over the gates of His enemies? He started that with the holy days during his life on earth 2000+ years ago. The sabbaths had been corrupted and commercialized. So He revealed himself as the completion of the holy days. Christ is our: Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruit, Pentecost, Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles. He is our Sabbath.
see also “The Outporing” by Elwood McQuaid
What Holy Days are kept by the greater assembly of saints in Heaven? To be sure, God is not the god of the dead. It’s not the babylonian nor canaanite nor american celebrations of their gods (the rebel angels) that they keep.
The Holy Days given by God and being fulfilled by Christ are a key to unlocking Bible prophecy. And the enemies’ intent is to obscure the message that Christ has for us about what He’s doing; obscure and ensare.
Christ has shown us His seasons and what’s coming.
For those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.
“Little children, stay away from idols.”
“… lest you become like them.”
Turn from them and to Christ instead.
Everyday — He is our Thanksgiving!
I hate to have to post something like this especially on a day like Thanksgiving…and I wish ALL of you and yours a blessed one in the Lord … but this is a persecution alert and the reason it’s relevant is because one of the signs of the last days is an increase in obvious persecution. Here goes:
This is a perfect example of the kind of persecution that has been going on and will get worse. It doesn’t HAVE to get violent necessarily.
I have a Hobby Lobby where I live. This CEO is a REAL Christian. Seriously. Great wages. No slave like hours. Holidays, weekends…the works. The way it should be quite frankly. I’d be proud and honored to work for this gentleman. I despite working retail but I’d work for him in a flash.
But you can read that link and see the choice he’s going to be forced to make. I don’t think it’s worth it. I think the writing is on the wall and he should retire and get out now.
This is what’s in play, folks. Christians will be given “choices” like these and it’s obvious that no REAL Christian is going to abide by some of this so this directly puts their ability for livelihood in jeopardy. See how that works?
There is a Hobby Lobby in Pittsburgh. One day I was in the store, and there was music being played. You could have knocked me over when I heard a church hymn being played. What store have you been to lately that did that?
Nearly 400 years ago, a band of pilgrims found themselves cast upon the shores of a New World. They were very human, these hundred or so travelers who boarded the Mayflower. But in the New England wilderness, they trusted God. And so, through starvation, sickness, and sorrow, they learned contentment. They learned community. They learned thankfulness. And when they had some breathing room, they set aside a day to rejoice together in God’s blessing. We call it the first Thanksgiving. They called it a way of life.
A wilderness experience flushes our hearts out into the open. It reveals us for who we are. Deprivation, weariness, pain, fear–all these trials and more strip away the superficial civility, the veneer of virtue, the pretense of godliness, with which we all too often cloak our thankless spirits.
“Touch all he has,” Satan said of Job, “and he will curse You to Your face” (Job 1:11). And sometimes God does take it all away. Sometimes He takes little bits away–this comfort, that luxury, these conveniences… losing a family member perhaps. He tests and tries us in what seems a wilderness so that we may know our own hearts. The thankless heart demands relief and rebels. The grateful heart presses closer to God. In the end, the godly says with Job, “The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD” (Job 1:21).
The godly are thankful because they see the hand of God, the mercy and provision of their Lord in their trials and tribulations. They see how God furnishes a table in the wilderness, how He rains manna from heaven and brings water from the rock. They learn in the midst of suffering that man doesn’t live by bread alone, but by every word of God (Deut. 8:3). This, of course, is a matter of faith. Those who trust God, thank God, even in the wilderness, even when it hurts.
It’s not too late to recover that pilgrim spirit. That understanding of grace. Our nation can still be brought back from the brink by rekindling a spirit of repentance and thankfulness. Thankfulness, not only for the good things we still have, but also for the adversity and the troubled times we have. Are you willing to say with David in Psalm 13:”But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord because he has dealt bountifully with me.”
The world thinks it’s entitled. As Christians we know God doesn’t owe us anything.
Yet because of His grace, He loves us. And that’s a lot to be thankful for. In fact, I’m not sure how much more you could want.
Enjoy this Thanksgiving… Thanksgiving 2012, by remembering just how much you have and sharing that spirit with everyone around you, especially your children and grandchildren. He has indeed, dealt bountifully with us.
Founder, Off The Grid News