The Heavens Declare the Glory of God, the Firmament the Work of His Hand

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God, the Firmament the Work of His Hand

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

1 John 4:1....
"Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world."

'What will be will be.

Times and circumstances belong to Me. I tear down and I mend. I judge yet I provide a way of escape.

Your eyes see types and shadows but seldom reality. Many desire to change, to grow closer to Me...yet few determine to do what is necessary to be transformed, to conform to My image. The life of My Son was a life of sacrifice - of devotion to His Father and His Father' will. Today, hustle and hassle have turned sacrifice into seeker friendly, devotion into desperation.' (I, Ali, thought desperation an odd word. Wanting to be assured I had heard correctly I checked its synonyms...anxiety, heartache, sorrow, worry, unhappiness, fear and many others), and all the while My people are perishing for lack of knowledge, lack of Truth.

"Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD". (Jeremiah 23:32)

Many chase after the latest 'hot line' from heaven forgetting to weigh all they hear, all they read against My Word. Refusing to ask "What saith the LORD?"  they rush ahead without regard for Truth or biblical foundation. Just as some shepherds are heirlings, so too are some prophetic voices. Grave mistakes will be made when My followers refuse to seek after Me, chasing rainbows instead of righteousness, grasping for the creation rather than The Creator.

Weigh carefully what you hear, what you read against My Word. Pray for discernment and godly wisdom. Seek the anointing of the Holy Spirit, pray with fervent understanding of Who I AM, casting down imaginations and everything that exalts itself against the Sovereignty of God and bring into captivity every thought making it obedient to Christ.'  2 Corinthians 10:3-6

Thursday, July 12, 2018

'All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works’ [II Timothy 3:16, 17]

“There is nothing that Satan fears so much as that the people of God shall clear the way by removing every hindrance, (stronghold) so that the Lord can pour out his Spirit upon a languishing church and an impenitent congregation. If Satan had his way, there would never be another awakening, great or small, to the end of time. But we are not ignorant of his devices. It is possible to resist his power. When the way is prepared for the Spirit of God, the blessing will come. Satan can no more hinder a shower of blessing from descending upon God’s people than he can close the windows of heaven that rain cannot come upon the earth. Wicked men and devils cannot hinder the work of God, or shut out his presence from the assemblies of his people, if they will, with subdued, contrite hearts, confess and put away their sins, and in faith claim his promises.” The Review and Herald, March 22, 1887.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

"...to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ..." Ephesians 4:12-13

"You have had abundant time to reflect, to examine your heart. Time to come face to face with the person inside the persona you portray to others. Do you not yet understand I see behind the mask into the heart; waiting for you to draw near, to be conformed to My Image, not an image of the world.

What have you done with My Words? Have you examined your hearts, renounced your strongholds, acknowledging the sins that have so easily befallen those that belong to Me? Have you understood the importance of holiness?  Do you see that your sins keep My Word from achieving all it has been sent to do?

Judgment begins in the house of God and you, child of God, are that house.

Examine yourself closely child of God...examine yourself closely."

"For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools..." Romans 1:20-22

"So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart; and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness." Ephesians 4:17-19

Friday, June 22, 2018

"How can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye' when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother' eye." Luke 6:42

"A great wall stands between My Word and the world. The church' desire to be relevant, accepted, accepting strengthens this wall of separation.

The wall will only be torn down as My people become armed and dangerous. Until they become convinced of Who I AM and My power in their lives. Until then, the wall stands."

'the weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.  And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.' 2 Corinthians 10:4-6

Each of us has strongholds in our lives. IF we are to become armed and dangerous in the world without we must become armed and dangerous in the world within. We must be honest with God and with ourselves. We must acknowledge our strongholds, confess them as sin, seek His help and be ready to [punish] fight against every act of disobedience in the world...once our obedience is complete.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

'Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.' Luke 21:33

Brighter minds...yea clearer thinkers than I, have in times past spoken Truth, shouted out the good news, sounded a clarion call to move out of complacency into commitment. Yet the world and the church continue spiraling downward. Where once the good news was shared now the voice of hirelings and slick talking shepherds resound from the pulpit.

War, oh yes we are in a war...a war for the souls of man, ours included. Satan, the hater of all good, desires to kill, steal and destroy God' creation. Will you join the army of the redeemed, become Armed and Dangerous, or stand on the sidelines shaking your head and wringing your hands in fear and trembling? The time to enlist was yesterday. The time to decide is now.

 It was never my intent to begin a new blog nor did I have plans to continue writing this one. Laying pen and pad down I was content to read, study and pray...with no intent to write. Today, while reading an email from a minister friend I felt the nudging of Holy Spirit. I prayed;  'If You so will, LORD I surrender to your great will. Do as You desire - Your will be done.'

Armed and Dangerous was birthed from the heart of God...He spoke into my spirit both 'Armed and Dangerous' and the scripture. His will, His way must take precedence in our lives.

The road ahead is not clearly marked so I will walk by faith and not by sight, knowing He will guide. In the coming weeks my prayer is to become armed and dangerous as I read, study and pray against the plans of satan, the hater of all good. Please join me as together we tear down strongholds, fight the good fight of faith and become ARMED and DANGEROUS in the service of our LORD.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

25 March, 2018
     "Days of sorrow and mourning are coming upon the land. Do not be taken by surprise; have I not told you to prepare? Have I not warned through My watchmen, prophets and lovers of The Truth?"

26 March, 2018
    "The life of the redeemed is a life of sacrifice, trial, testing, tragedy and triumph. Expect no less than to pick up your cross and follow Me. Only from Me will you receive strength to endure; to praise Me in the midst of each circumstance. Praise Me, grumble not for I inhabit the praises of My people."

2 April, 2018
    "The people of the nations have many gods; gods of mammon, power, position, fame, fortune...many gods while The One True God is ignored. Very soon the day will come when men' hearts will fail them for fear as they come to realize their ignorance. Ignorance yes, for they have ignored The One Who alone could have delivered them from the judgment that is to come."

4 April, 2018
    "Come to the cross. Come to the cross and receive from Me forgiveness and regeneration of spirit to do what I have called you to do. My cross brings healing, hope and strength for the battle...things you will need in days ahead. Spend time at the cross. Prepare now so that the great day of The LORD does not take you unaware, caught off guard and unprepared."

Zephaniah 1:14-15....'the great day of the LORD is near, near and coming quickly. The cry on the day of The LORD is bitter. The Mighty Warrior shouts His battle cry. A day of wrath is that day. A day of trouble and distress. A day of darkness and gloom. A day of clouds and thick darkness.'

Joel 2:30-31...'I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth. Blood, fire and columns of smoke. The sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the great and terrible day of The LORD.'

6  April, 2018
    "Beware of the leaven in the House of God. Guard your hearts and minds. Beware of the leaven in the House of God."

9 April, 2018
    "Examine your hearts. Many hearts have grown cold, forgetting their first love, forgetting that I AM. Examine your hearts that sin will not take root and choke out the goodness of your God. Roots of bitterness have taken hold of many. Do not allow bitterness to rob you, child of God, of a relationship with Me"

13 April, 2018
      For sometime I have felt my calling as a watchman on the wall was coming to an end. Today is bittersweet....leaving behind the familiar to embark on unfamiliar territory as I continue my journey of faithfulness. I do not know where the LORD will lead but I trust completely, and having taken hold of His hand I  move forward.

"The LORD says to His people; WAKE UP, STOP GRUMBLING, STOP COMPLAINING. Look around and see what surrounds you. The focus of your life is on the temporal not on the things of The Spirit. I have warned yet seldom do My warnings change your lifestyles or effect your decisions. Now...My voice will be silent. My watchmen, my prophets continue to pray and intercede for the lost and dying among you, but warnings that have fallen on deaf ears.....

Prepare...Prepare for The Day of the LORD."

The LORD bless you and keep you: The LORD make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you: The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace. (Numbers 6:24-26 RSV)

shalom...

Sunday, April 15, 2018

"If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9

"How great is the Father' love for His children, how great His compassion, His grace, His mercy.

Your rebellious lifestyles keep you separated from the goodness of your God.

The wrath of God will one day be poured out upon the wicked generations who have scorned My Son, mocked My children and slandered My Name. One day all will understand; crying out for mercy, pleading for My grace but none will come for their heart will continue in rebellious disobedience and rejection of My Truh. I speak to those who have a form of godliness but deny My Power, My Truth. I speak yet with feet planted firmly in the world millions will continue to stand.

The folly of the faithful is bringing damnation to My children. My church speaks lies and people turn a blind eye, ignoring what is before them. My people perish for lack of wisdom - knowledge is absent in My church as pastors preach watered down messages that tickle the ear but have no substance. There is no growth, no meat only milk. To grow in grace, to be holy for I AM is holy they do not teach.

The Father of Lights (James 1:17) has sent The Son of God to redeem fallen man. I love My children more, much more than they could imagine. None comprehend the depth of My love for those who belong to Me. Without My great love man has no hope. There awaits all a day of judgment, a time when books will be opened and choices made will determine your destiny. Now is the time to decide. Choose this day whom you will serve. Examine yourself. What you have carefully hidden I already know.

Take a stand! If you are ashamed of Me in this wicked and perverse generation I will be ashamed of you before My Father who is in heaven. Stand up. Take a stand for Truth. My people perish for lack of wisdom, knowledge and truth."

"He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels" Revelation 3:5.

"Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, "I WILL DWELL IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE." 2 Corinthians 6:16

'"Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10