Jeremiah 5, Questions Answered and Revelations From the Lord

23 01 2011

I accept it. I’m not going to blog every day. Or I might but it actually depends on the Lord. Well, no, that’s not true. It depends on me CHOOSING to go to Him every day. But He doesn’t have to “give” me something every day. God gives me lots of revelations and sometimes they’re huge. And some days, it’s just being obedient and MAKING the time to spend with Him.

And not just about being obedient but recognizing that I NEED HIM. Not for what He gives but for who He is. Yes, He gives to me, so much, so often and more than I deserve (or any of us.) But when I’m away from Him, I’m running on empty ‘cuz I’m running on “me power.”

But it’s not even just about receiving power, being refilled or anything else. I love God, I love my Daddy and I want to spend time with Him. Sometimes it’s worship, sometimes it’s being filled, sometimes it’s reverence, sometimes it’s revelation and yes, sometimes it’s rebuke…it’s all good because He IS God and I am utterly dependent upon Him for absolutely everything. Even the very breath I take and for every firing of every nerve and brain cell that causes every thought that occurs in my incredibly complex human brain (that even the greatest scientists on the earth don’t understand.) Everything.

I find it kind of interesting, come to think of it, that mankind would turn to worshipping science and that scientists are seen as pretty god-like with their ideas, theories, so-called superior knowledge and so-called truth and so-called answers. Heck, they can’t even figure out their OWN brains…the very things they claim so much with! I find that ironic, come to think of it.

But I don’t read my Bible every day and I’m not blogging every day (even though I do talk to God every day, often many times but determined prayer time on my knees? Not so much…for me it’s more like an ongoing conversation pretty much all the time.) But I KNOW that even with that reality, I still must choose to spend specific time with Him, period. I don’t let the enemy beat me up over it anymore (guilt) but instead choose and allow the Holy Spirit to remind me (conviction that leads to repentence.)

I’m old enough to know that when I determine to do something every day, I’m fooling myself…setting myself up to fail. I am not wired for daily anything…I love creativity and new things and abhor schedules and doing the ‘same old, same old’…the daily grind drives me nuts. The very IDEA of the daily grind makes me shudder. But I always feel a bit emptier (“me” power is SUCH a poor substitute for God’s power, isn’t it?) and “less than” when I don’t make the choice to go before my Lord; go to my God and/or climb into my Daddy’s lap and just rest against Him, relaxed and childlike and trusting and SAFE and oh, so loved…so very, very, very loved.

BUT today, God gave me SO much. I open my Bible this morning and get Jeremiah 5. He is confirming to me that what I’ve been studying, watching, hearing from Him, etc. is true. There is a lot of false stuff going on in the church today. It’s been bugging me for awhile that so many t.v. preachers that I’ve watched for years (each with their own ministry, giftings and message) have become pretty much interchangeable. They’re all preaching pretty much the same things these days…they all sound alike.

Part of Jeremiah 5 says this: “Oh Lord, do not your eyes look for truth? You struck them, but they felt no pain; you crushed them, but they refused correction. They made their faces harder than stone and refused to repent. I thought, “These are poor; they are foolish, for they do not know the way of the Lord, the requirements of their God. So I will go to the leaders and speak to them; surely they know the way of the Lord, the requirements of their God. But with one accord they too had broken off the yoke and torn off the bonds.” (Jeremiah 5:3-5)

Where I first turned this morning was this: “They have lied about the Lord; they said, “He will do nothing! No harm will come to us; we will never see sword or famine. The prophets are but wind and the word is not in them so let what they say be done to them” (Jeremiah 5:12-13)

I’m questioning the idea of the early rapture in my other blog (Christians Get Ready) and so for me, that scripture speaks to me. I also got specific revelation today that went something like this: “You will be called judgemental (or thought of by those who wouldn’t say something to my face) by those IN the church. Political correctness will come into play and you will be rejected and scorned by some.” I’m called to be a watchman on the wall, God has made that clear to me for many, many years (my blog name in the other blog is Watchwoman on the Wall.)

Hmmm, come to think of it, wasn’t that Jeremiah went through? Rejection and many around him thinking he was just NUTS? Bring it on…I could care less what people think (and “nuts” is one of the nicer things I’ve been called! Grin.) I’ve got a calling and a job to do and stuff God tells me to say and I really have zero “fear of man” left in me. Do with me what you will (and times ARE going to get much tougher for Christians in America…you think having “Christ” thrown out of Christmas is upsetting? Just wait…it’s going to get MUCH uglier. You already see it…speaking the truth of God’s word has already been labeled “hate speech” and it’s going to get much, much worse.)

Bring it on ‘cuz I don’t care. My daddy can DEFINITELY beat up their daddy!

Now I’m switching blogs because the rest of the stuff I want to write about will fit better on that one (not to mention this post being waaaaay longer than first anticipated!) If someone is reading, hope you’ve been blessed and to you I say, “occupy until HE comes and fight the good fight!”


New Heaven & New Earth

18 01 2011

Just last week in Tucson (yes, I’ve not blogged faithfully…sigh) I was looking at the beautiful stars in the desert at night. I LOVE nature, stars, the moon, etc.

On my last day, I tell my friend Deb that I KNOW God’s light will be more glorious, etc. but that a part of me thinks I’ll “miss” this heaven and earth and all the beauty. Deb said something like that and I know she’s right and that I won’t miss it but…part of me has always wondered if I will (which always made me a little uneasy as if I was putting nature ABOVE God!)

So, when I get home, the next night, I’m poking around in the Bible and here is what God gives me (He is SO faithful!)

First this scripture: Isaiah 66:22-23 “For as the new heavens and the new earth which I will make shall remain before Me,” says the Lord, “so shall your descendents and your name remain. And it shall come to pass that from one New Moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, all flesh shall come to worship before Me,” says the Lord.”

WOW, thank you LORD! So I get an answer from that…there WILL be a new moon ‘cuz He says so! THEN I glance across the page and get this scripture: Isaiah 65:17 (and I read all the way through through to the end which is verse 25 BUT check out verse 17!) “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former shall not be remembered or come to mind.” Double WOW! There’s my answer, SO clear to me!

There will be new heavens, new earth and new moon. I suspect the visions I’ve had of heaven are true: beautiful fields, flower gardens, woods and mountains. The new Jerusalem huge and towering above with the “oddest” thing…the windows were like stained glass but the light didn’t pour IN like they do here now but the light poured from the inside OUT…the light was God and I could see Him waaaay at the end of a long expanse/aisle/river down the center of the building. Pure light. Oh, and everyone was about 20 years old. Pretty cool!

Oh, and by the way…I “think” God gave me something today (the scripture came on 1/13…today is 1/18)…the new heavens? Right now, they’re worshipped by astrologers, etc. I think He’s going to wipe out ALL things that man has perverted in his time on earth…including the star systems. Who knows? Maybe the new star formations will have things like the Cross of Christ rather than the zodiac signs…

Worship Him who made the stars (and everything else)…not nature or the stars themselves!

Isaiah 54 – God Loves Us SO Much!

6 01 2011

Isaiah 54 is one of my favorite scriptures / chapters and I was blessed to have received it tonight.

It describes His love for not only Jerusalem but His children as well, “the servants of the Lord.”

It describes how we suffer and He rebuilds, how we fear and He comforts, how we fail and He brings us victory in Him!

How He created the enemy to strengthen us and how He will ALWAYS deliver His faithful (as we are being forged as weapons fit for the work of the kingdom.)

How He builds and forgives and loves us…oh, Lord that you love us so much!

I will re-visit this post but I am getting ready to fly out of town and have to cut this short.

Read the chapter today, you WILL be blessed!