Fear Not Little Flock...

Can you believe we are now over 6 months away from the Revelation 12 Sign?  This site has now existed longer since the sign than it actually did leading up to it.  While at times I feel like calling out... "How much longer Lord?!" other times I am more settled and rest assured that He has us perfectly on schedule.   I still do get anxious at times... Like a sheep I am prone to wanderings and worry. Like a little lamb I don't realize just how dependent I am on my Master.  But here on this site I feel like I am surrounded by a whole flock of lambs... going through the same range of emotions day in day out.  For that I am so so so SO thankful.

So with Passover nearly here and with the above thoughts on my mind I want to share a video that has been such blessing to me over the last few years.  In it John Piper wonderfully breaks down Luke 12:32, a short but deep and comforting verse in the Bible that has comforted and encouraged me time and time again. This video is just 9 minutes long but it was forever embedded in my heart I find myself recalling this teaching (and how it was taught) often.  My hope is that if you can relate to the paragraph above, you will be blessed by this video below.


Lastly, I can't do a post on this day without highlighting The Lamb who was slain for us in a more direct way.  For me the contrast between us little lambs who are fearful and worrying and The Lamb who willingly sacrificed Himself for us couldn't be more stark.  For me this is best illustrated in Isaiah 53:6-7. We go astray... He went to the slaughter. Happy Passover Brothers and Sisters. Thank you Jesus for all you have done for us.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
yet he opened not his mouth;
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
so he opened not his mouth.

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  1. Love, love, love this video! I’ve thought so often about how every verse in the Bible has layers upon layers that we will spend eternity unraveling, and this little video is a prime example. Thank you for sharing it with us...

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    1. You're so welcome Robyn! It is a great teaching and I think it was taught in such a great way. I have used this method of study often and it really helps me dig deeper into the layers upon layers! I am sure we still miss so much in the Word though! Like you, I can't wait for eternity to learn more and more! Blessings to you... and thanks for all your wonderful comments and encouragement over the past several months. This site is special because of people like you. : )

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    2. Brad, this video was phenomenal and so encouraging and strengthening. Thank you for everything you do for this flock, dear Brother and friend!

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    3. Brad, this was so terrific. I loved the video. I've heard his name many times, but just never saw any of his teachings. I now have a new treasure trove to go through. What an amazing way to break down verses to personalize and really grasp, not just the words, but the thought and heart behind them. What a wonderful Passover treat! Wouldn't it be grand to sit by the River of Life and "perfect" this with the Shepherd? One of my favorite ponderings as I see Jesus roar with loving laughter as we throw out some of our "it has to be this way" theories. He'll say, I love you so dearly, but where did you come up with such a wackadoodle theory as that? Blessings - Sherry

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  2. Really neat presentation method (and message of course).

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  3. Thank you for sharing this, Brad. What an awesome teaching. I now have a favorite new YouTube subscription :)

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    1. He's been doing those Look at the Books for a while, lots to choose from now! Have a great day!

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  4. Amen my brother Brad thank you so much for sharing this with us its so amazing ! Maranatha !!

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    1. Your welcome! Thank you for all the great comments and info you share as well!! : )

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  5. Thank you Brad for sharing this, I love this verse! To me, it does especially prove two evident truths that are both commonly attacked even inside the church today:

    a) that nobody will enter the kingdom of God other than it being GIVEN to him by the Father (and neither by trade, human desire or own decision to get there or receive it by uttering a sinners prayer or opening your heart for Jesus etc.) and

    b) that the number of true believers has always been and is so SMALL that this verse alone is starkly contrasting and disproving any kind of 'mega-church' trend in Christianity right from the start. Please note the Greek word for "flock" which is even used in DIMINUTIVE here so that you will get a double (!) diminishment expression from reading "little flock" in the original language.

    Blessings to you!

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    1. Thanks Annabelle. He desires that all should be saved, but the path is narrow and few find it. Blessings to you as well!

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    2. Amen, Brad! He desires that ALL should be saved! We are all born into this world with a big void— some try to fill it with drugs, sex, material goods, etc., which never can fill it. Only Jesus can give us that “peace that defies all understanding!” Furthermore, HE places the desire for Him in our hearts, and we have to answer “yes” or “no.” For anyone reading this post that is not yet part of His flock, understand that, if you truly want to be, and answer, “Yes!” with all your heart and mind, you obviously were called by Him from the foundation of the world! He adores you and only wants for you to love Him back... how simple is that? It is so very simple, yet few make the choice to answer His call...

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    3. Amen Robyn! And I might add that the Lord's measure of "little" is different from our human measures. For example, right now *multitudes* are getting saved in Asia, Africa and the Middle-East each day! Lots and lots of people. Praise to the Lord for that!

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    4. I believe so that we're in the final harvest season right now.

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    5. Brad, I think the road is narrow because Jesus Himself is the road. As He said He is the only road to the Father. While the world's religions are the representatives of the wide road to destruction. (One more thing: I won't go into another argument over *free will*, I only think that we see through a glass darkly right now and accoring to my current understanding and *through the glass darkly-knowledge* there's an element of someone's own decision (chosing or rejecting the Lord). Joining with the truth that the Lord calls and draws everyone (as He doesn't want anyone to perish but come to the knowledge of the truth and repentance). As the Bible also states none of us would go to Him on our own. There are many complex layers here and seeming -only seeming- paradoxons and I truly believe that we'll only gain full knowledge in eternity.)

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    6. Correction: He said that He is the only way to the Father. Technically the same as the *road*. :--) Another correction: basically multitudes are getting saved around the whole world each day (not only in Asia and Africa but at these places this is very-very significant). We're getting closer and closer to the rapture!

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    7. Amen to everything you said, Nora!!!

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    8. Nora, to your 'multitudes' from Asia, Africa and Middle East please consider another scripture being applied to endtimes (that's our time period today) from what Jesus Christ asked rethorically in Luke 18:8 b). When I think of endtimes 'multitudes' I mostly think of all the unborn embryos aborted or little children starving, killed in war, abused and murdered or else. There are in fact more than 'multitudes' of them I will see in Heaven soon. I don't have in mind many of adult and grown up persons saved these days. No offense. Blessings to you!

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    9. 1Corin 1:29-31 But God has brought you into union with Christ Jesus, and God has made Christ to be our wisdom. By Him we are put right with God; we become God's holy people and are set free. So then, as the scripture says, "Whoever wants to boast must boast of what the Lord has done." Watch John Piper explain it:
      We can’t unblind our eyes to the glory of God on our own. Only the Holy Spirit has the power to open deaf ears to the beauty of the gospel.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgTrfxAmdaE

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    10. " I don't have in mind many of adult and grown up persons saved these days. No offense."

      Annabel, no offense were taken but simply put I think you're wrong about this. There are indeed multitudes of people getting saved around the world, both children and adults. There are many reports of the Lord's miraculous interventions and encounters as well in places where Christians are persecuted for the faith. Multitudes are getting saved but the entire world population is even bigger. The verse from Luke doesn't contradict that fact though I think that Luke 18:8 applies more to His Second Coming when He really comes back to Earth, not that much to the time of the rapture. And even then, there will be tribulation saints waiting for Him (aka the Sheep&Goat Judgement after His Second Coming.)

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    11. All in all, I think the Church has such an enormous number of brothers and sisters which we simply can't fathom! Counting there all the believers in Christ who lived through the entire Church Age (circa 2000 years) plus all the young ones who died under the age of accountability plus the people who aren't accountable because of other reasons like Down-syndrom people. (That's one of the reasons why I said that the Lord's measures are different.)

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    12. Nora, I’m in full agreement with you. After all, remember the thief on the cross who was saved at the last minute— and so EASILY— by believing and asking to be saved.

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    13. The thief on the cross is one of my favorite examples of the Lord's grace and mercy! :--)

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    14. Nora I love the thief on the cross example as well but this one is unfortunately often used by many to justify postponing salvation issues to the own deathbed... As to Luke 18:8 b) I simply cannot harmonize your own (!) observations discussed below on the exponentially increasing false doctrines on YouTube etc. and spiritual deception of today with a very great number of (adult) converts suddenly awakening to the biblical sound truth of the gospel of Christ in the very same environment of endtimes deception BEFORE the rapture. Makes no real sense to me, I'm sorry. The 'multitudes' will come out of the "Great Tribulation" dispensation (Revelation 7:14) but not out of Laodicean church age as it is written in Revelation 3:20 when Jesus is obviously standing outside (!) the church and just knocking at the believer's door 'individually'. That's the time He's apparently talking of then in Luke 18:8 to harmonize these verses again.

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    15. Annabel, the thief on the cross is a beautiful example of God’s mercy and grace, and the fact that that His yoke is easy and His burden light. Praise Him!!!🙏🏻

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    16. Annabel, I think that none of us encourages to postpone the decision on one's salvation "until the death-bed". In many cases though -thanks to the Lord- it still happens and people get saved even on their death-beds. But the point wasn't about postponing this decision, it was about the Lord's awesome grace and mercy demonstrated in one of the great Biblical examples which refutes the works-based doctrine. The other thing is, something might not make sense but that doesn't mean that it couldn't be true. There are really many undeniable reports of lots and lots of people getting saved every day, especially in "the third world" while there seems to be "laodicean days" in the west. But no matter the geographical location, despite all the end times deception and dark days, the Lord is still invincible and as the Bible says He is mighty to save! :--) He makes it sure that nobody falls through the cracks who wants to live with Him in eternity.

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    17. Sweet Sister Nora:
      “the Lord is still invincible and as the Bible says He is mighty to save! :--) He makes it sure that nobody falls through the cracks who wants to live with Him in eternity.”
      How beautifully stated!

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    18. Thank you Robyn but He's the One who helps me when it comes to things like that ! He gives the thoughts/ideas. :--) Otherwise I'm a doofus. (Thanks for calling me *sweet Sister*, that warmed my heart! *hugs* =3)

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    19. Sisters, your precious hope for as many as will come is so contagious. Lately across YT with the war on Grace and all, it gets a bit frustrating that so many out there think they have some sort of edge on others in their personal walk and as I pray about all that back and forth, the one thing I do know and am so thankful for is that there is only One Final Authority on who will enter His Kingdom and when they will do so. And He wants as many there as possible, unwilling that any should perish. I’m so comforted with that because He alone knows the heart of everyone and He alone will bring it all to perfect fruition:-)
      How utterly amazed we are all going to be when all is said and done. We’ll probably all feel a bit doofy as we realize just how limited our own understanding has been. Just look behind us:-D
      May this be the Best Resurrection Day Ever for the whole Family!!!

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    20. AMEN to everything you said dear Sheila!!!

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    21. Sheila, thank you for your wise counsel. As Nora pointed out, We see through a Glass Darkly, and despite everything we believe we absolutely know, only God knows. Like David, I will choose always to place my fate and the fate of the Unsaved with the Mercy of God rather than the judgement of Man. Mercy continues until the Vial/Bowl Judgements are poured out unmixed - the Wrath of God, and that's not until after the mid-point of The Tribulation. Blessings - Sherry

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    22. Amen, Sherry and I always appreciate your counsel as well. Looking for that wonderful tree to sit under, Sister, where there will be so many amazing things for us to muse upon and no constraints of time:-)

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  6. Have to agree with you. This site is such an encouraging place to go and be with like minded brothers and sisters in the Lord. When even those closest to us might not have the same passion or excitement in discerning the times( even though they love the Lord very much). I can can always come here and read about other people having the same emotions and learn a thing or two about the Lord soon return. So thankful!!!

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  7. That's awesome teaching and technique. There is so much more to scripture than just what we read. The implications from verses like the one above are where the strength lies, in my opinion.

    I can definitely identify with the various states you listed in your intro. My baseline is...we've witnessed a prophecy from Revelation come to fruition right before our eyes. We are now 6 months past that event, so it can't be much longer. We're in OT right now....hate to say it, but it really is "sudden death" OT for many.

    I'm sick of this world and the junk in it. I love what I've been blessed with (my family, friends, etc), but I'm so ready to move on. I know we're at the door...we have to be. Anyway, I think the best way I can describe it is that I'm worn out. Even though I have that feeling, I've never once thought about throwing everything in the garbage. The whole "people will be disappointed and lose their faith because of failed watches" argument is frustrating. Grow up, get over it....just means there's more that needs to be done. It's not about us, never has been...it's about Him. I would really like it if He decided that it was time though!! : )

    One of JD's videos, your posts, unsealed's posts, _________'s YT (insert your favorite person in the blank provided) will be the last one....ever. Closer and closer each day. As Greg Lauer's "Exit Sign" article illustrated, we're way past that sign, and we gotta be exiting soon!

    Soon and very soon all!

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    1. Amen, Lance. Ready to go. Worn out with the things of this world and in it. The kids especially need to escape it. The enemy is after their hearts and minds with a vengeance.
      This is kinda funny,
      after these vicious storms just went through here the last two nights, I walked out on the covered front porch this morning and saw parts of the roof laying on the deck, I just said oh well, they can have it all. It’s all gonna rot, rust and corrode anyway.
      If we’re still here after Sunday, I guess we’ll clean it up and do a little patching
      up:-D
      Blessings, Brother and thank you for your prayers!

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    2. Thanks Lance and Sheila. It seems that the net of darkness is engulfing the world faster and faster. Deception, depravity, normalization of sin... all this is being pumped into our homes from every screen in a thousand different ways. I pray its not longer... for so many reasons I want to go home.

      Its great to have you back and feeling somewhat better Shelia. It just wasn't the same with your comforting and well reasoned voice. : )

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    3. Yes! Welcome back, Sheila! We’ve been trying to hold the fort while you were away, but it wasn’t the same without you! Praise Him you’re feeling better! 🙏🏻

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    4. Thank ya’ll much. It’s really crazy if you fall out of the loop for even a short period how fast all of this is moving. It’s been headspinning and heartwarming to catch up with where all the Watchmen are. It feels like our God’s family is really tightening up despite all of the testing and oppression. I felt the Lord showing me this spirit of oppression in the wee hours this morning. He called it a spirit of “inwardness” that is trying to separate, depress and snuff our lights but it is not going to work. Not as we pray for and encourage one another without ceasing. Love and Blessings to all and a huge Maranatha!!!

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    5. "I felt the Lord showing me this spirit of oppression in the wee hours this morning."

      True! The world gets so-so DARK and totally crazy and there are some really bad things going on within the Church too, sadly! Please Lord, beam us up!!! Beam us up as soon, as possible!

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    6. Amen, Sheila and Nora....
      I’m sooo ready to leave this place!!

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  8. Brother Todd's amazing video (posted today) about the very possible connection between Passover and the Rapture. I've got goosebumps all over watching it!

    title of the video: The 4th & Final Cup of Passover, "I Will Take/Harpazo". GOD's People ALWAYS delivered at PASSOVER

    the youtube channel: IT IS FINISHED

    link of the video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNRnHSzj3F4

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    1. Amen, Nora. That was a delicious find, wasn't it? With all the '4's all over Watcher's YTCs, the poetry of the 4th cup and 4th deliverance being a Harpazo; our ABBA Who Never Changes; as we Gentiles continue to stumble across the artistry within the Torah & the NT and fall ever more deeply in love with Our Lord it continues to inform me as to the jealousy which His Chosen will feel toward us when they see that we have passed them in our deep love of, and appreciation for the Passion of their Messiah and Our Christ and the detail He put into spelling it ALL out beforehand. Maranatha!

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    2. WOW!
      Just watched Brother Todd’s video, Nora...
      Could it be???
      Oh, how I do hope so!

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    3. Yes guys, it could be and can be til it isn’t!
      Have you all seen the little Swedish boy’s video?
      Matt.27:51-53, there is a big quake before the graves were opened so I am open minded to his vision at this very moment.
      I got to tell you...children are amazing. After the first round of meds, I was feeling just a little better when my daughter came home sick and I had to get her to the doctor. I was still weak and not much on driving but we had to go. Billy was working late so I prayed and said, Lord, I know You won’t give me more than I can bear. Well, I headed out to the car and my grandson who is six now came out of his house lugging a life-sized 6 ft stuffed bear that normally never leaves its corner in his room. He insisted it was riding with us or he wasn’t going. I had to get the thing in the car.
      Then on the way in, I was tailgated twelve miles by what we call a County Bear. Then after she saw the dr and we went to pharmacy, the first thing we saw walking in the store was a cage full of stuffed bears. So I knew He would see me through all of it regardless of how long or how sick I might feel. Then yesterday, grandboy drew me a picture of Jesus coming down between the center and repentant Passover crosses with the unrepentant cross sat aside in rejection. Angels were floating above. He said here, Grandma, it won’t be long now. Out of the mouths of babes:-)
      So high hopes and it has to be soon!
      Blessings, Family!

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    4. Hey Sheila! Welcome back dear Sister! :--)

      As for that little boy's vision, I feel that I'm the only one who was disturbed by his statement that there will be 3 raptures. I think that this is totally unscriptural! I know that many people believe in the "multiple harvests/raptures" so I do not want to go into a debate over that, I'm speaking in my own name. To me, it is unscriptural! (The only group of people who might be *rescued* in a special way will be the 144,000 Jewish witnesses but I'll wait and see how the Lord will do that!) Also, Satan won't go up in a big cloud of smoke by the Lord's fire when He comes back. No! Satan will be bound by an angel and he will be chained somewhere in the deep, he'll be imprisoned there during the Millenial Reign and at the end of the 1000 years he'll be released to lead the final rebellious battle against the Lord. THEN will he defeated and thrown into the Lake of Fire. So, Satan won't go anywhere! That was another unscriptural thing to me. Watcher YT channels were head over heals posting that little boys vision and I was surprsed by the lack of discernment everywhere. People should be more cautious what they embrace, accept and promote and check the Scriptures first! Just because a vision says that the rapture is at hand it won't be okay if the other parts of it are unscriptural! Sorry for the rant about that but this thing really bothered me! It wasn't against anything you said Sister Sheila though, don't get me wrong! I HOPE with all of you that the rapture is at hand! Btw, I think I'm probably in the same time-zone as Sweden and the little boy talked about an earthquake and some significant event around 7 a.m. according to Sweden-time. Nothing unusual happened so far, no extraordinary earthquake (in Egypt or elsewhere) or anything else accoring my current knowledge and it's almost 1 p.m. in my time-zone right now.

      (Here's the list of today's EQ reports:

      https://earthquake-report.com/2018/03/30/earthquakes-in-the-world-on-march-30-2018-m4-5-or-more/)

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    5. Robyn, Jimboni, I'm hoping with all of you guys! :--)

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    6. p.s.: correction: the little boy talked about the EQ and some significant event at this Friday at 7 a.m. in Sweden time. It's around 1 p.m. right now in this part of Europe, nothing of that sort happened as much as I know.

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    8. Oh my... just heard a Sister in Christ commenting on that vision of this little boy saying that dreams aren't always from the Lord BUT when somebody has *an awake vision*, it is always from the Holy Spirit! What a blatantly and deeply erroneous thing to say! Is the enemy not able give deceiving visions? Of course he is able! Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that the little boy's vision is "surely from the enemy" but I think I'm about to say an unpopular thing: I think children can be deceived too! Just because a child had a dream or a vision it's not surely from the Lord, sorry! I'm just reminded of an other hyped "teaching" a 6 year old girl gave to her father, claiming that we've already existed, as persons and had a life in Heaven before our birth to this earth! And the guy, a Christian watchman had no problem with that all! (Plus, whatever we eat in Heaven it just falls through us down somewhere since we allegedly don't digest it!) He thought his child got that *special teaching* from the Lord and uploaded it on youtube and people were flailing over it the same way! I know I'm repeating myself but the lack of discernment is absurd and scary these days (especially on YT it seems)! Makes me really sad.

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    9. I watched the two videos referenced above as well. I thought brother Todds video was so cool, especially seeing those two soldiers guarding the tomb. What a great visual for all those cars passing by. As for the Swedish boy... I just didn't know what to make of it. It bugged me I couldn't see him speaking, although I understand why a father would keep him private. He was pretty specific and he said today, so there shouldn't be much doubt about it soon either way.

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    10. "the lack of discernment is absurd and scary these days (especially on YT it seems)"

      Nora, I'm noticing the same thing. The false teachings are exploding like wild fire. The attack on GRACE is especially concerning.

      I've unsubbed from so many channels... all of a sudden, they started teaching lies. SO MUCH deception on YouTube now... be VERY careful, brothers & sisters.

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    12. mksmith:
      “The attack on GRACE is especially concerning.”
      So true!
      Jesus, Himself, said in Matthew 11:30
      “For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.”
      I’ll take HIS word on Grace, thank you very much!! Lol

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    13. "The false teachings are exploding like wild fire. The attack on GRACE is especially concerning."

      Exactly, mksmith! They are exploding like wild fire! I'm also very concerned by the attack on *grace*, it is HUGE! And the wide popularity of the *multiple-raptures* teaching also bothers me greatly! I truly believe that the only rapture that is promised by the Word of God is the Rapture of the Body of Christ. And the ENTIRE Body will be raptured, ALL of us as the Apostle Paul wrote it. As a Brother in Christ put it, it will be the rapture not the rupture. There will be this special case of the 144,000 Jewish witnesses and only the Lord knows how this will play out with them, but that's all. All I've heard of the multiple-raptures so far ties directly into the works-based doctrine. No surprise!

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    14. I agree with you Nora about your posts! I didn't even watch the little boy video ... i am always skeptical of these things.
      The boy who went to heaven and the book written, had recanted ... but, this is bypassed from things i have read about this.

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    15. "i am always skeptical of these things"

      Yes, everything should be scrutinized strictly and discerned in the light and through the lens of the Scripture!

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    16. Nora, I do agree with you about the boy’s vision and basically all the visions and dreams out there. They are all hopeful, but subjective to one’s interpretation.
      I just take encouragement that so many are watching, waiting and longing. The only sure word we have is that of Scripture and even that can be argued from one end to the other as we see daily. We just have to take our individual encouragements and share that as best we can knowing that it will all soon come together perfectly. I do love to see children loving Jesus and looking for His appearance
      just because He is their Jesus. Like my Grandson, he doesn’t understand prophecy but he knows there is a King a coming!
      Blessings, dear Sister:-)

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    17. Back on to the 4th Cup thread, this will deeply bless you. See The Messiah - The Fourth Cup at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUuH-FZGaZE and have some Praise tissues handy, Maranatha!

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    18. Jimboni, very deeply blessed by that. TY for sharing and have a wonderfully blessed Resurrection Day!

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    19. Cathi, just to be clear, Kevin Malarkey recanted his story about his NDE, but Colton Burpo has reaffirmed that everything he experienced really happened to him. Malarkey admitted he just wanted the attention. I believe Discernment is always the key. We cannot discount visions and dreams for they are scriptural. Unfortunately, not everyone is truthful or even understand themselves what they experience. Let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater, but verify everything by scripture. I like the thought of - "I'm not sure about this, but I'll put it over here on the shelf and let it mature and see what happens." That's assuming it is in all aspects scriptural as far as we can confirm. Age sorts out most of them. After all, there's nothing we need do except wait and see and if it's untrue or fails to occur, then it's dismissed automatically according to scripture. We surely do not want to close our minds and hearts to those things which are "of God" simply because its been misused and misunderstood or even lied about by others. Blessings - Sherry

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    20. Hi Sherry ... when i saw you addressed me i thought i am going to get clobbered - because i see you as a strong person who is very knowledgeable - and what did i say! I understand what your saying ... and i appreciate your comments to me. This is a hard subject for me to accept. Only through having watched Barry Scarbrough these last few months have i been a bit open about these things. I guess i do throw the baby out with the bathwater because there is so much that is deceptive and i think the average person doesn't know the bible and/or a believer for that matter, and easily go along and swallow things whole as truth.
      There was the cute little video a couple of years ago on the 2-year-old girl saying Abba up! I first watched this sometime last year and it was cute. And, I thought is this from God?
      I looked it up recently and if i had the right source (the real mother and little girl) ... the girl is four now and she saw i guess something that didnt sound very good, and i have since forgotten what specifically! I didnt finish watching it because i saw the mother kind of like taking a strong stand in what she was saying to the child in what the child said and in her drawing a picture. They were sitting on the couch. Well, she probably wanted to just go outside or in her room amd play ... just get me out of here! Anyway, this is probably here nor there ... but

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    21. Sherry ... sorry, I hit publish by mistake. The picture was already drawn. It was about an event to happen, some kind of meteor debris.

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    22. You're so funny! I'm not one to clobber, having had the experience too many times myself and its not pleasant. I also love Barry and his channel and you are right to be careful. God is going to carry us through all these things, I just don't want anyone to take an "all or nothing" approach to these things. I've no question many dreams are as a result of bad pizza, but others are communications from the Father. In my journey of learning to listen to Holy Spirit rather than man, I've found He uses people who are absolutely wrong to teach me what is right. We've become so walled off and closed to things we don't understand because of denominational schisms we miss so much the others have to share. It's the my way or the highway folks who are harmful to others. I don't sense that in you in even a tiny amount. We trust Him for Salvation, we can trust Holy Spirit for discernment - we don't have to run from EVERYTHING, things which are obviously in error, absolutely, but we need to know why He brought us there. Maybe it was to give the person in error another viewpoint - if we all avoid a discussion, how will they hear the truth. The other approach is - yes part of what they understand may be in error, but they may have truth you or I need to hear. I've learned some really valuable things from folks who are in clear error in another area. Eat the meat and spit out the bones. Trust Holy Spirit to tell you what is meat and what is bone. But, don't walk in fear and some of what is being promoted now is purely fear. That can stymie real growth.

      I'm glad you added that last comment. The Abba Up video is one of my favorites. I remember clearly the morning she put it up. I heard and saw Mama as she was listening and recording the little daughter at 2 and I have no question in my heart and soul that baby had a visitation from the Lord. Since that time, I've not followed and if she's directing (without any evil intent) it's messed up. That's what we silly humans do, take a wonderful beautiful "event" and perhaps try and make it repeat. Perhaps it will, but perhaps not. I just received ABBA UP and I've probably said it with a child's heart 1,000 times since. If there is current maneuvering, it doesn't negate the original. As my grandmother used to say, "Some people can mess up a concrete bicycle." That's us, messing up concrete bicycles, even when we mean well most of the time.

      I love you my Sister! Blessings - Sherry

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    23. Thank you, Sherry 🙌 Abba, up!

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  9. Sheila praise God you are back in the Blogspot town thank you Lord. I watched Samantha White's video regarding the little boy and saw the Dad and son video too Yes I'm open to some of the things seem somewhat different and will pray. Yes, but I do know one thing that the dead in Christ shall rise and we are alive shall be caught up in the air. What remains open is the time frame we do not know how those two items occur.. Yes, we are ready and it's been a tumultuous time hasn't it Lord bless you and see you in the air

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    1. "What remains open is the time frame we do not know how those two items occur.. "

      VeeBee, my 2 cents on this is that it will happen in rapid successon! We who are alive will follow the risen ones pretty quickly because ALL of us are parts of the SAME BODY! The entire Body of the Lord will be raptured TOGETHER at the same time! (The CAPS are just emphazis, no shouting! :--)

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    2. Nora, that makes perfect sense ... just like one rapture does. Otherwise, are we not making God a liar? At the cross, It Is Finished! HALLELUJAH

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    3. It is finished indeed! :--)

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    4. And of course all the credit and glory belong only to Him, nothing we did!

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    5. Love the two cents , Nora and Cathi.yes I noted a difference withe the 8 yr old dream. Neverthe less, we will be caught up Amen!! The Lord is patient and not willing that any perish. Our last moments here, watching , praying and preaching the word.

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  10. Here's another good one of "Omegaletter" about one of the most deceiving false doctrines that Paul already warned the early brethren about (2 Thessalonians 2:2): PICK A PACK OF PROPER PREPPERS (Steve Schmutzer) just as you are discussing endtimes deception, grace attacks and false doctrines so much as I read above... FYI :) MARANATHA!

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    1. Just as a sidenote: the very context of Luke 18:8 is exactly the same of this article. Christians don't believing anymore in Gods judgement because of the delay of His coming and thus taking their "fate" into their own hands (and guns?) again... Read the context of the unjust judge and the power of prayer again! Blessings to you :)

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  11. Just another thought to be thrown in here: Did you hear / notice of all kinds of different countries kicking out resp. withdrawing different numbers of foreign AMBASSADORS because of this (obviously somehow a false flag) Skripal spy poisoning scandal in the UK?

    Now my question is: WHEN WILL THE AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST BE EVENTUALLY WITHDRAWN THEN?? MARANATHA! :=D

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    1. I noticed that myself with USA kicking out what 60 Russians and vice versa with alot of other countries and we had china and russia dumping american currency and then we had orange snow what 2 days before they found footage of red dust at the ISS space station

      https://youtu.be/u5f5Knz6b5E

      And then mrmbb333 keeps getting videos sent to him of strange orange red snd purple lights coming from the sky out in the ocean direction maybe lasting an hour or so ...
      https://youtu.be/mXrC_Qgb_hk
      Time is short !!!!

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    3. Annabel, once again your eye spots something of note (Rant alert). On sailing ships there are small lengths of rope which hang at various spots along the face of every sale which are called 'tells'. A seasoned mariner will always have his eyes on the tells, as, even though the sail is full and it is obvious which way the wind is blowing and direction the ship is going, the experienced sailor can observe minor patterns in which the tells are laying to see what is really going on WITHIN the Windstream and where it is likely to shift NEXT. We call these the "Tell Tale Signs". (John 3:8).

      Part of what lends validity to our pulling from various events details of significance is the underlying Truth that The Same Spirit Binds it ALL together and, thus, things not directly 'connected', actually are. When The Spirit Ordains a season change, a 'shift in the winds' as it were, a smattering of various 'unrelated' events which the Mind of Christ we share brings to our attention, then these are like the 'tells' on the sail, as above.

      Your post strikes me as a witness to a set of such tells which I hadn't seen anyone spot thus far to which I would add another and expound just a bit more. Over at UNSEALED's post on PROPHETIC TURNING POINT, Miguel P had tossed down the gauntlet for Watchers to come up with some original source documents behind the Knesset's command to restore Jerusalem, allegedly 4/1/1969. The only item I could find was a 1969 article from the St Petersburg Times about the work having begun and then, within a couple days, POTUS announces closing the St Petersburg Embassy and the ceiling at St Peters rains plaster in a show of rebuke, perhaps, over recent comments. I hadn't tied THOSE together until Archangel brought up the Papal tie to Peter, which clarified.

      The Embassy closing is what connects this to your comment for me and the two being entangled seems a confirmation. As the impending and MAJOR 'shift in the winds' (Rev 7:1) is afoot involving the recall of HIS Ambassadors, then isn't it only fitting that we should see that spoken of among the tells which adorn the sails of our times? The global kerfuffle involving withdrawing Ambassadors and shuffling Embassies seems very much along the same lines as to the BIG such diplomatic move we await. Maranatha!

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    4. I've read an analysis by a guy a few days ago on that mass-kick-out of Russian diplomats by many (Western) countries and according to him this is the doorstep of war (aka the diplomatic relations being ruined what is needed for the war to happen). Allegedly Russia stated that its diplomatic relations with the West is destroyed. The same guy also mentioned the introduction of the *petro-yuan* and how this event plus if the other BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, South-Africa next to China) follow suit and ditch the dollar, that will cause a hyper-inflation in the USA and totally wrecks the entire USA economy so to solve that they might start a war soon. Honestly, I have no idea how correct that guy is in his analysis and assumptions/predictions or if a good part of that is sensationalism. Time will tell. Things will go according to the Lord's plans in the end.

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    5. Correction: To prevent that they might start a war (not simply *solve* it).

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    6. Many think that this UK spy-poisoning was a false-flag to induce this domino of mass-diplomat-kick-outs that might lead to war in the end. Only the Lord knows what's the truth. Things already seem to boil over at the Middle-East, maybe a major confrontation (NATO vs Russia&Co.) will start soon there first. Check the foreboding words said by the prophet Isaiah about the destruction of Damascus:

      "Woe to the many nations that rage—
      they rage like the raging sea!
      Woe to the peoples who roar—
      they roar like the roaring of great waters!

      Although the peoples roar like the roar of surging waters,
      when he rebukes them they flee far away,
      driven before the wind like chaff on the hills,
      like tumbleweed before a gale.

      In the evening, sudden terror!
      Before the morning, they are gone!
      This is the portion of those who loot us,
      the lot of those who plunder us."

      (Isaiah 17:12-14)

      Many nations are involved here.

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    7. Also, Jeremiah 49:23:

      "Concerning Damascus. “Hamath and Arpad are put to shame, For they have heard bad news; They are disheartened. There is anxiety by the sea, It cannot be calmed."

      Anxiety by the sea. In other translations *bad news* are coming from the sea. According to a brother a big clash might happen on the sea by the roaring nations which will be rebuked and made flee by the Lord in the end.

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    8. "And then mrmbb333 keeps getting videos sent to him of strange orange red snd purple lights coming from the sky out in the ocean direction maybe lasting an hour or so ..."

      Jeremiah, this stood out to me, as several watchmen talked about dreams which involved red and orange colored signs in the sky that allegedly signals the extreme closeness of the rapture. Of course this should be taken with a grain of salt. (Some mentioned ribbon-like northern lights, so I don't know how much that fits.)

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    10. Sister Nora that makes alot of sence as their visions and dreams are tying in with these strange events accuring , daboo7 just updated that columbia just had an oil spill and hundreds are being evacuated and thousands of animals dead and then we have this Heavenly Palace space station thats supposed to impact earth and something is strange about that, also there has been videos of people living in Oragon and michigan stating residents are seeing strange activity in animals and birds and also lack of birds like they know something is coming along with dutchsence saying be ready for big earth quakes just seems alot of people are reporting some strange things in the sky and on earth along with the unending prophetic signs we are all being given or finding that happen daily now ! I am so ready to go home and I can just feel the nearness in my soul and body if that makes since , even non believers that I witness to say things arent right and someone said the Pope has cancled april fools day and I heard he was changing verses in the bible and then we have Trumps peace plan that I feel will definately be passed with or without palastine and this whole russia thing and the agents being kicked out nation wide war is here its everywhere , I feel like the american dollar is ready to go and Trump is trying to control the crash as best he can ! We are living in the end times indeed , me and my mom talk every couple days and Sundays about bible prophecy and we have been getting one another prepared she tells me if this is the last time we speak before we go up I love you and I will see you in the thron room and we will find one another when we get there I pray we all make it to the rapture and none of us pass before :) I love you all and I am so thankful for all of you I mean that without this forum and way to cominucate with all of you I would be a little sad and that brings up a question if we get hit with a icbm that crumbles power grid none of us will be able to communicate otger then through prayer right ? My mom told me if the power goes down a couple days before rapture not to get upset just to pray and keep my door locked but hopefully we will go up before that happens I have heard several others saying stay indoors and lock the doors ! Thoughts ???

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    11. Nora Turkey has broke with Nato.and said they wont expel russian spys or diplomats !!
      https://youtu.be/SyRQFdDBac8

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    12. Gods Warrior:
      Remember the wonderful title of this article and the verse (Luke 12:32) that is in the video?
      Don’t be afraid! WhatEVER might or might not happen, He’s our Shepherd!
      It’s so easy sometimes for us to completely forget that fact when we’re in the face of danger, but don’t you worry one bit— He’s got us, and our eternity is with HIM. Anything that might go down while we’re still here is but a blip on the screen of eternity!
      Just rest in Him and feel His peace come over you, dear one!

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    13. Jimboni WOW brother I'm deeply impressed by the nautic "tells" history lesson, I didn't know that TY I like to learn every day! :)) Yes indeed my thought was just "OK normally before going to war the ambassadors are being withdrawn from a country" so this is already an earthly concept in the military - just another proof of the heavenly concept of a pre-trib rapture prior to "war in heaven" and Gods judgement on earth LOL! :) And if this gets serious now and more than 20? (numbers increasing?) countries involved we could easily draw some spiritual parallel here. TY again for your precious ideas and hints, very much appreciated! Much love, brother MARANATHA!

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    14. Sister Robyn thank you so much for those kind and true words and bible verse really I needed to hear that thank you sister !!!

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    15. Annabel, you're a gem, thank you. Yes, when I first heard and understood about the Tells it was amazing and the Lord has used it to unlock mysteries for me. By the way, I had missed the detail in the flurry, did you say TWENTY nations, hmmmmm? Or the number used as the reference point somewhere? In light of my postings concerning the 20 Kohanim at the recent Pesach and the tie to Zech 5:1-3, Haggai 2:16-17 and Ezek 4:10-13, I say again (hands on cheeks) Oh My! Maranatha!

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    16. Jimboni, according to some Aljazeera information about Russia expelling 23 ambassadors (but some 25 countries involved on the other side) I couldn't quite find out how many indeed there are currently. It just seemed huge to me and to get even worse... Some latest zerohedge article on the death of the liberal world order shows the effect of 'Hegelian dialectic' as a political means and principle too (I assume this to not be unknown to you as Satans way to rule the world and blind the masses?). It's all pointing to some final earthly breakdown still happening this year... MARANATHA!

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    17. Jeramiah, I agree with Robyn's encouragement! :--) Plus, that's just my gut feeling so it can be wrong but I think the grids won't go down before the rapture. The scriptural descriptions of things going as usual before the Lord's shocking and big intervention (aka the rapture) as in the times of Noah and Lot as the Lord also pointed out... people eating and drinking, buying and sellling etc.,... that really stuck with me.

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    18. Amen sister Nora thank you and I agree with you as in the days of Noah ! I believe we will not see the grids go down ect ect ... Maranatha

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  12. Good weekend to all my brotgers and sisters I pray all are well ! I think you will all find this video very interesting !
    https://youtu.be/u5f5Knz6b5E

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    1. GW, Thank you. I look forward to Annabel's take on this. In terms of a connection between this and the red & orange snow it seems logical that a reddish colored layer would be appropriate in the marble cake which is the model of Nibiru' s arrival, along with layers and layers of space debris picked up along the way and tagging along as a SYSTEM of layers in flight. In that model, we could see the earth system passing through a layer of such debris comprised of red dust, such as might be present if Mars had been dissipated, and that would look like being inside a red cloud, from a space station camera, while simultaneously seeding the upper atmosphere with the dust which then colors snowfall. Maranatha!

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    2. Jeramiah TY yes today I came across about a similar video of NAUGHTY BEAVER channel entitled "The Matrix is breaking down" (don't bother about his non-Christian 'Nostradamus prophecies' in there); there are several watchers being alert about certain ISS images catching them from livestream before NASA can spot them, take them down or put up some timelapse loop pictures instead. This is NO coincidence at all. The "RED dragon" doesn't just get mentioned as such in the bible without his color not being significant. { I still do claim the same thing about the RED color as "signs of the times" mentioned in Matthew 16:2-3 when Jesus was asked for a "sign from heaven"; in verse 3 the sky is even said to be "lowring" i.e. Greek meaning "covered/overcast with clouds" now don't we see this from heavy chemtrailing every day too? This is not coincidential when putting the puzzle pieces of endtimes speech of Jesus together as he takes his disciples to Caesarea Philippi the "bottomless pit" and gate to the underworld of Mount Hermon just some verses later. } Perhaps there is even some kind of conspiracy now deliberately plotted against Russia because they especially are talking about 'Nibiru' and iron oxide even more openly in the media than all other countries?

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    3. Annabel and Jimboni thank you for your thoughts and updates about this strange red and orange snow and debri field seems very logical everything you guys said thats amazing I am getting very excited Maranatha !

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    4. Annabel, the Russians, you say, hmm, wouldn't that be the REDS? Well now, swooping in entirely afield, I just saw a wonderful car commercial for the new Mitsubishi .........Eclipse.........CROSS

      Blessed Good Friday, Happy Easter (all in the highest sense) to all, Maranatha!

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  13. Hi all, thank you for all your comments today! Jeremia, your videos are amazing!
    I found a new video of Darren Jack – God is overwhelming pointing to March 30 - April 1 !!! Part 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoMLUGIAZqw
    And also Jaco Prinsloo about Israel news – https://www.facebook.com/jaco.prinsloo.315/posts/10155525415482404
    And the latest Israel news – The Times of Israel:
    Abbas declares ‘day of mourning’ as death toll in Gaza clashes rises to 15
    Hamas head Sinwar says Gaza protests will continue until border erased
    Israel hits Hamas sites with tanks, jets after Gazans fire on troops
    The Lord is really very near. Maranatha!

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    1. More crazy water annomolies even in North Carolina in my area !
      https://youtu.be/qOg5kReDmlo

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    2. Thank you so much sister Alla I am going to watch those videos now :)

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    3. Tank you Jeremiah for wonderful videos! The last news in Times of Israel: UN calls emergency meeting on Gaza as Arab world slams Israel:
      "Closed-door session of Security Council requested by Kuwait; Jordan, Egypt, Arab League and Turkey accuse Israel of using disproportionate force against rioters. The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Gaza Friday night, after Palestinian officials said 16 Palestinians were killed and over 1,400 more injured in deadly clashes with Israeli troops during a massive border protest. The meeting, to be held at the request of Kuwait, was to begin at 6:30 p.m. New York time, a diplomat said on condition of anonymity. It was to be held behind closed doors, meaning Israeli and Palestinian representatives would not be able to attend."
      It's very interesting! My thought is – could it be "crafty counsel against thy people" in Ps 83:3 (KJV)? Praying to the Lord! Lord, please come very quickly for your Bride! Praying for Israel! Maranatha!

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    4. Hey Alla. They have their tents (or tabernacles) set up on the border with thousands pouring in for the confrontations. Like watching Ps.83 in action. I’m watching on Fox News about Russia’s test launch of the Satan 2 ICBM today. It all feels really contrived as the wheels are put in motion. With all that Jeramiah spoke of and all that Annabel keeps up with on the dragon, it’s hard to see how time can be much more at all. I saw where snow is falling on Mt. Hermon today and that did remind me of the little boy’s drawing of the mountain. There has been no quake in actual Egypt but much shaking elsewhere
      and he certainly set off an earthquake of excitement among the fellowship. I do believe the Lord is shaking things up in many ways to keep us all on our toes. And the 4’s and 4:1’s
      are abundant.
      My fridge is slathered in 6 yr old artwork of crazy storms and Crosses and Jesus and angels descending and one of a garden with banana trees.
      That one reminded me of Sister Rhonda’s clip today.
      Who knows exactly what these kids are seeing or hearing in their little unjaded spirits. And Todd’s video lifted my heart.
      I watched it 4 times.
      Looking up at that moon and thinking it’s soon and oh so soon! Love and Blessings!

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    5. Wow Alla that is very amazing the connection you made thanks for the update things are moving fast even so come quickly Lord amen !

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  14. Thank you all for posting all you blessedfollower of the Lord Jesus. I have repeatedly talked about changes in clouds , sky and sunsets to many family members. I see the ocean when leaving work
    with unusual sky formation....etc. Some are listening while others do not see it ....I praise God that He has opened our eyes to lift up our heads and look up. In Duteronomy 28:23 " ...And the heaven that is over thy head shall be brass and the earth that is under thy thee shall be iron." Are we seeing early signs of God's judgement Although iron oxide attributed to the snow color, can we not wonder what God is saying to the all on earth. Are we seeing the precursor to the incoming planet, oxidation with iron. Note the combo with Nebuchadnezzar's dream, Daniel 2:30.0 with iron , legs Rome, and feet divided kingdoms . . Keep watching and trusting His word will not fail.Maranatha

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  15. I'm here, brothers and sisters, Enjoying the discussion and chatter. Nora and Robyn, and Cathi, I love you for your beautiful wisdom, kindness, and boldness. Sheila, I love you for your faith and tenderness. Annabel and Jimboni, I love you for looking in the places no-one wants to look. Jeramiah, I love you for your prayers and your openness. Alla, I love you for your heart for Israel and love of His word. Brad, I love you for giving us this and hangin' with us through the good and bad. Veebee, I love you for your your prayers and helpful input. Sherry, I love you for the incredible truth and clarity you have poured out so often. Mksmith, I love you for your encouragement and wise and watchful eye. Lance, I love you for your sobering and sound advice. Others who have commented, I may not have a feel for you yet, but I love you for joining in and being part of the family. And I love everyone who is just reading along, because knowing you're there keeps me going too.

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    1. Very nice, Miguel.
      Thank you for being an encourager.
      Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:14

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    2. Well, I quoted 1 Thessalonians 5:11, but
      1 Thessalonians 5:14 works too.

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    3. Miguel, you've just summed up 1 Corinthians 12 so well existing and pretty alive in this "little flock-ly" here (I don't know how to express double diminutive in English LOL!). I love you for your straight honesty and loving truthfulness in everything you say! Praise the LORD Jesus for bringing this bunch of unworthy to His everlasting glory HALLELUJAH! :=D

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    4. Thanks for your kind words to us, Miguel! Lord bless!

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    5. God Bless you, Miguel. I love your heart, and I'm honored to be a part of this Body with you.

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    6. Miguel I love you for being you and for always giving your honosty and your love you have for Jesus and his word and for helping the body as you always do your a huge part of the family snd we all do our part none better then the other as we all fit like tiny puzzle pieces filled with the HS working together perfectly and also unperfect in our own unique ways filled with love for Jesus amen ! Thank you for such kind words my brother in Christ amen !

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    7. Oh, Miguel, I so love your sweet spirit. You are the loving brother who puts his arms around the whole family and says 'Peace Be Still', you are all valuable, necessary and a part of the mechanism of the Body of Christ. I need you all . . . and you need each other. Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God. What a great gift you are to us all. We love you very much and we hear you! Blessings - Sherry

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    8. Miguel, I’m late responding to your loving post, and it looks as though everybody’s already said everything I feel. Thank you, kind brother!

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  16. I have noticed that most of you have LOVED LOVED LOVED {quote} the "desiringgod" channel video our brother Brad posted here. Many of you might have now subbed the YT channel as well which mostly transports the biblical understanding and teachings of brother JOHN PIPER whom many of you might already know by his prominent booklet entitled the same and framing the term 'Christian hedonist' during the 1980-90s.

    To be honest I have read some of his books years ago (some of the best was "The Passion of Jesus Christ" 50 purposes of God why Jesus was crucified for our sins, highly recommended as timely read!) but never again was led to his website and channel until now (thanks to Brad!). Now before you start to LOVE LOVE LOVE John Pipers messages on election and predestination the same as you loved this one on the "little flock" exegesis please note his diverse ASKPASTORJOHN video Q&A teachings on the same channel such as

    'Is God sovereign over my free will?' Episode 774 (1/18/17)

    'When God is so happy why did he create the non-elect?' Episode 547 (3/6/15)

    'How does God predestine people to hell?' Episode 450 (10/14/14)

    and many others on this topic. Before we leave earth, some of you might perhaps get aware that if you tend to overflow with love towards hearing the pretty and encouraging "little flock" message from the above presented video teaching you should also as a devouted Christian like brother Piper be able to embrace and love the rather disturbing and sobering truth about our sovereign God and Saviour too. I herewith want to let you know that in fact I have never stated otherwise regarding these questions than John Piper does here. The difference is: you can more easily attack or trying to debunk me for telling the same because I'm not a prominent pastor as he is and I didn't write books on how I understand e.g. Proverbs 16:4 . But the biblical truth we both are believing about Gods sovereignty in eternal election and double (!) predestination is in fact the same as stated in Isaiah 55:8-9 . Just FYI this might be not for newborn starters but still worth pondering for the more mature to get some strong meat to chew on. Have a blessed Passover weekend! Much love to all of you, see you soon with Christ! :)

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    1. Annabel, just because somebody is "a prominent pastor", doesn't mean that he got everything right! I'm absolutely against the Calvinist notion of "election", the notion that the Lord chose some people for Hell (!) (chose them to go to Hell) and some for Heaven. I've had a very long debate with you before about that, supporting my view with clear Biblical verses. The Lord does NOT WANT ANYONE TO PERISH BUT COME TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH! This one Bible verse alone refutes this horrible teaching! (There are other Calvinist notions I also strongly disagree with.) We haven't come to an agreement in that long debate over this topic, so of course I'm not expecting you to agree with me this time either. Nevertheless, I felt that I have to raise my voice when I see something like that promoted, don't take that personally please!

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    2. "The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance." (2 Peter 3:9)

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    3. One more thing... "you should also as a devouted Christian like brother Piper be able to embrace and love the rather disturbing and sobering truth about our sovereign God and Saviour too."

      I don't think that there's actually any "disturbing truth" about the Lord Jesus and our Father in Heaven and about the Holy Spirit, rather very disturbing misunderstandings and wrongly dividing of the Word of God! (Some of it truly offending the character of God, to put it lightly.) Some of us just don't want "to embrace" these Calvinist notions.

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    5. In complete agreement with you, Nora.

      Our Heavenly Father is slow to anger, and more merciful & loving than our feeble human brains will ever be able to fully comprehend on this side of eternity.

      Why some people are compelled to see Him as a strict, vengeful schoolmaster is puzzling.

      Pastor JD Farag had an interesting theory about it, and he used his own personal experience as an example. He said that those of us who were raised with fathers who were cold, strict & unloving will have a difficult time being able to grasp that our Heavenly Father isn't anything like that. As simple humans, we naturally project what we learned from our human fathers about a "father's love" onto our Heavenly Father.

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    6. mksmith, Yes, I think Pastor Farag is right about that. There's a ministry I know about, if any of you brethren heard about "The Father's Love Letter" it is built up from Bible verses. It is connected to this ministry, they are focusing on the Father's love. Btw, it is absolutely Jesus Christ centered. The brother's name who runs that ministry is Barry Adams I remember so, he has an amazing teaching series on this very topic you've just mentioned.

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    7. Nora and mksmith:
      Share both of your sentiments! I will forever defend the true, loving, merciful character of our God...

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    8. p.s. Found his video archive: http://www.fatherheart.tv/barry-adams/

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    9. Sister Nora!

      Thanks so much for sharing!! What a beautiful website!! Sharing The Father's Love Letter in a new comment below.

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    10. I shared it gladly, mksmith! (Was happy to find it in my trillion bookmarks) :--)

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  17. Annabel:

    “Before we leave earth, some of you might perhaps get aware that if you tend to overflow with love towards hearing the pretty and encouraging "little flock" message from the above presented video teaching you should also as a devouted Christian like brother Piper be able to embrace and love the rather disturbing and sobering truth about our sovereign God and Saviour too.”

    I am extremely saddened this morning reading your comment. You quoted my “Loved, loved, loved the video!” twice, and wrote the above comment, which leads me to believe it was directed at me.
    Believe it or not, I am a 60 year old woman who is simply overflowing with love for the Lord, and have been led by the Holy Spirit to share that love, and to support and encourage believers and non-believers alike. It is not that I am uneducated, Annabel— quite the contrary. In fact, almost everything you comment on (weather anomalies, signs of the red dragon, God’s sovereignty, etc., etc.) I have studied in-depth for several years.
    However, we.are each given a different mission by the HS, and each mission is just as important as the next. In this hateful, sinful world we still find ourselves in, my mission is simply to share His agape love.
    I hope you have a better picture of me now, and understand that I’m far from being uneducated (as your comments to me in the previous Rapture post would indicate), and know that I love you and treasure our “shared” knowledge on the “outside of the box” things you post! Have a wonderful, blessed weekend, Annabel. 🙏🏻♥️

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    1. Robyn,

      I, too, have seen what you described above. I have watched it with sadness in my heart, over the last several sets of commentaries.

      I personally want to thank you. In spite of the hatefulness & prideful spirit in those comments against you, you consistently show God's love, gentleness and patience. You are a beautiful witness for God, because of your overflowing love, support & encouragement to your brothers & sisters.

      Thank you, sister, and God Bless you and your lovely heart.

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      Thank you, and God bless you, honey.

      (PS. You sure know how to bring tears to an old woman’s eyes, sweetheart! 👵🏻)

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    3. Robyn thank you for sharing that and everything you share with us, your totally right we all are stuck here on this satan filled world and we all have different paths and missions to play our part as the HS works through us all as the way you were able to comfort me yesterday in my time of sadness and need of love , caring , and compassion and I felt the HS working in you as it works through all of us in different ways and I am so thankful for all of you and it really meant alot to me the komd words you said along with bible scriptures you gave me ! None of us when you look at the big picture none of us know anything educated or not its going to take all of us pulling together loving one another giving that loving and kind heartfelt words moved by the HS to help each other to try and make the big picture come together and become clearer as I myself dropped out of school in highschool and that was a long time ago and I am learning daily and that makes revelation 12 Daily have a perfect fit as we learn daily new things from one another and we cant let pride or the devil touch us as in all fields of life satan will attack all of us and I admit that I am a little slow but I pray about it and many questions that I have end up being answered from all of you guys with HS ! Robyn thank you for being you and allowing the HS to work through you ! Maranaths love you all !

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    4. God’s Warrior:
      You are a precious child of God, and therefore a “new creation.” As such, you are in no way slow, because He sees you as PERFECTION through Jesus! And if HE sees you as perfection, then you ARE! (I was not blessed with children or grandchildren; if I had been, a grandchild with your dear spirit would have been the apple of my eye!!!) Love and hugs to you!

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    5. I second what Sister Robyn said Jeramiah!

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    6. Blessed Morning All!
      Miguel: Love you much too Brother and always love to read your thoughts.
      And that goes for everyone here!

      Well, it took some doing to confirm it but there WAS
      An earthquake in Egypt finally being reported by USGS.
      Mag 3.3 34 km ENE
      Of Halwan, Egypt at 10.0 km depth. It occurred at 7:44:28.340 UTC time on 03/30/18. First quake there in over a year. Small, but 3.3 is interesting in itself.
      Haven’t heard of a mountain crumbling yet, but there is something to what this child saw. The snow topped mountain he drew out could be represented by the snow on Mt. Hermon yesterday. He may not have understood what all he was being shown but there is something there to be watchful about, I believe. So ready for that Miraculous Shout however He plays it out! Many Blessings and Maranatha!!!

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    7. Here is a third . Can't wait to meet u all

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    8. Very nice your reply to Jeramiah, Robyn!
      And, God does see us in perfection because of Christ's perfection and our believing in Him.
      Jeramiah, i guess i just want to say in reading a bit on perfection ... that Christ was perfected through his sufferings. Hebrews 2:10.
      So, he knows our struggles and our missteps, our shortcomings, our failures.
      The things we have a hard time accepting about ourselves. The apostle Paul talks about weaknesses ... and how he rejoices because the power of Christ shows through him. So, it wouldnt hurt any of us to grasp this.

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    9. The fact that His power is made perfect in all our weaknesses (aka He's got our backs) is one of the most comforting Bible verses to me!

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    10. Jeremiah, you are right where you need to be with a loving hope-filled heart full of wonderful prayers for all. I look forward to the day when I can hear with ears your precious voice ring out in prayer and praise. Be blessed and mighty in the Lord, Brother. You have been such a blessing to me and the whole family:-)

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    11. Thanks Robyn you have me in tears over here :) big hugs :) I do cherrish you and all my brothers and sisters ! Sister Shiela hugs and love you so much and Nora you too you guys are so amazing you all have helped me in my daily walk with Christ and all of you I so cant wait to hear all of you and see you all in heaven as we smile and giggle and sing praise together :) my heart just grew 10 times today yall are all awesome and I went to see doctor BP is high so im on a diet now and health is improving in time love you all and I pray that you all are in good health I already know your all in good spirits and in good company well family :)

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    12. Robyn, you are a treasure. All on this page are special treasures in God's basket of "Loveables". Who can say to the eye, you should be an ear or You're simply a toe, you don't matter. It's that big old toe that keeps us balanced. Ask someone who has lost one and that will tell you much. The easy answer is "we must be in unity", but in unity about what? We must be in "unity" about Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God, born of a virgin, who lived a sinless life, voluntarily chose to die on a cross to pay the sin debt for all who would accept His freely offered gift. The gift wasn't free by any stretch of the imagination, but it is freely offered to all.

      We are all beautifully and wonderfully made by the hand of the Father. But, He's not finished with us yet. We are the pearl in the oyster right now and without the grain of sand, there would never be a Pearl. The grain of sand was created to be the irritant and its doing its part. The question is what are we excreting? Our human pride wants to cast out the sand, but what we are designed to do, what the Father wants is for us to excrete the nacre - the mother of pearl - to coat the grain of sand and reduce the irritation.

      We are not supposed to either cast out the grain of sand or to change it. It is doing its job. The question should not be, "How do I get rid of the sand, but what must I produce within me to lessen the irritation and produce the Pearl of Great Price?"

      Sometimes we're the sand and sometimes it's time to be the Nacre. The trick and the growth comes from knowing how to be both effectively and at the right time and in the right way. Then and only then are we about the Father's business and not focusing on our own self-aggrandizement or succumbing to pride. It's a fine line and we can only walk that line in the power of the Holy Spirit - to do so alone is to walk boldly and foolishly in an area where angels fear to tread.

      Sand without Nacre is simply an irritant. Blessings to all - Sherry

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    13. Sherry, what a wonderful, Biblical analogy for us all.
      Thank you, sister...
      And, I might add, YOU are certainly a treasure (a pearl) on this site. Love you, girl. ♥️

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    14. Jeramiah, *Big Hugs* Brother! :--)

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    15. Robyn TY for having replied kindly explaining yourself but indeed it WASN'T (only) your original post I was referring to but just the general expression I took from most of the above comments towards the "little flock" video as they repeated the same LOVE tone and expression (mine as well btw did you notice?).

      I wanted rather to point out that there's MORE to learn about God than just this lopsided "LOVE" thing. I guess none of you have even watched ONE of the John Pipers 'Calvinist' videos (as there are more than those even on the DESIRINGGOD channel) I proposed but rather immediately put out your feelings on my comment thereof and then discuss your feelings but not the teaching from the bible. I'd like to say I almost sadly expected that... I just wanted you to learn sth more about God by giving credit to brother John Piper and his teachings. I apologize I failed in doing so. And I'd like to say you all don't know me at all personally nor the love I have inside for all of you. This has nothing to do with being German nor with my 'father' in childhood whatsoever. This has only to do with my God and Saviour Jesus Christ I will always elevate, to Him all the glory! Blessings to you! :)

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    16. Annabel, we did discuss Biblical teachings not "just feelings" yesterday. Since the two of us had a long debate about this very topic (regarding Calvinism and its view of *election*) and several Bible verses were brought up in my previous comments in that debate in another comment-section long ago, this time I put only one Bible verse there and an explanation since I didn't want to make the impression that I'm starting another such debate again which I wouldn't like to do. In the end, all I'd like to say is that at times every believer in Christ should reconsider their views/notions and their interpretation of certain Bible verses/passages and above all constantly seek the Lord and ask the guidance of the Holy Spirit in all (these) things because none of us got every Scriptural thing right.

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  18. Annabel, i noticed you used Robyn's words and you made sure we would see this by using the word 'quote' in parentheses. I thought please don't let this be Robyn's comments as i scrolled to the top .. because of the debates that took place on the previous post between you both. I did think, Annabel, this was a low blow. Why would you do this?
    I think referring to yourself versus a prominent pastor or a person who writes books really doesn't have anything to do with your comments and our reactions or responses. He isn't commenting here. A part of the difficulty seems to be, as i see things, with the harshness and dogmatism you portray in your comments. Maybe some of this is your German language to English ... or in being German. Our dad was German and we say as adults that its that German stubbornness! You know many things on topics others appreciate hearing and learning about. Its beyond my comprehension. My head starts to hurt and it is hard to keep up and with others and their replies. Evenso, with tough bible topics. It is as simple as Pilate asking Jesus 'what is truth?'. But, many times i believe that verses used seem to be out of context or not appropriate to the stand you are taking. And, i need to say i am not a bible scholar or well taught in the bible ... like a Vernon McGee. And, i am sure he doesnt have everything right or that i agree with everything he wrote.
    I agree with Nora and in not taking things personally and that some issues are simply being addressed. As i felt led to do on the previous post regarding salvation after the rapture. And, they are opinions. Many well-educated biblically taught believers have differing viewpoints. And, yes we read the scriptures and seek the Holy Spirit ... but, we are fallen creatures who have a sin nature. We easily deceive ourselves.
    And, i see Robyn's response here today exemplifying the love we should have toward our fellow believers. I can't say i do this or live this way.
    I am trying to wrap my mind around the offense you feel others have portrayed toward you because of your stance on things, which you have expressed recently, when you at the same time are vehemently driven in expressing your beliefs and viewpoints as the bible's truth. It is close to being disruptive toward the brethren. Yet, i have seen a softness erupt in some of your responses in the past few months that i have come to appreciate.
    We do all see through a glass (in Paul's day made from bronze and polished and one saw dimly not as our mirrors today) ... we do not have all the answers ... and we see imperfectly. 1 Corinthians 13:12

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    1. "...when you at the same time are vehemently driven in expressing your beliefs and viewpoints as the bible's truth. It is close to being disruptive toward the brethren."

      I noticed that too. I'm sorry, no offense meant but at times it's important to address things for the sake of correction.

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    2. We all have our edges and misconceptions, misunderstandings of the Scriptures, etc. None of us are perfect, we're all together in this! So, again, I don't want you to misunderstad this and feel excluded Annabel, far from it!

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    4. Yes, thank you for your comments, Nora and i do second them. Let brotherly love continue. Hebrews 13:1

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    5. Cathi thank you for the kind words and Nora I agree with you both let the brotherly love continue Maranatha!

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    6. Your welcome, God's Warrior. And, as i was reading today in John 20 - Peace be with you.
      (When Jesus appeared to his disciples after his resurrection. Three times he said this to him).

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    7. Cathi please feel free to read my response to Robyn above which may be taken adressed to you as well. TY for being kind but all I wanted you was to learn some more about God from John Pipers teachings which none of you probably have watched as recommended but instantly put out your comments and feelings here as always. I apologize and will certainly think about to not bother you with anything to learn more (or even sth new!) about God in the bible again. Blessings to you!

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    8. Happy Easter, Annabel!
      I apologize and ask your forgiveness that i have caused you any kind of hurt feelings, and i don't wish to have you pull back as you stated above. Tho, I am seeing this as speaking in the 'heat of the moment'.

      I have seen John Piper as joining others into the Emergent church movement, so I don't listen to him. And, I didn't have anything to say.

      You did write, Annabel, three times - Love, Love, Love (quote) - and Robyn wrote that in her comments alone. As Robyn said, you wrote this twice - love, love, love. And, maybe it just was written this way out of your frustration that others weren't doing what you suggested. Even tho, yes, you used the word love, as did others. Moreso, I think, you saw that almost everyone was pleased with what he said in this video. Maybe overly pleased. A couple of people did say they will listen to him moving forward. The thing is you can't force people what to do. Who knows, if they decide to keep listening to him, and so on.

      It is like what I have been seeing lately by watchers seemingly stressing the Book of Enoch. What?
      This book isn't in my bible. Hmm ..

      Which reminds me, The Last Generation has a video out and he discusses the flat earth, and the book of Enoch ... which i think has some very good things to consider - and, I would question if any of this has been considered or even thought of or looked into by those who are, what, dare I say, 'peddling' this book.

      Nora explained her position on past discussions she said to do with Piper's Calvinistic teachings. So, she wasn't going by feelings. And, others will have read her comments and I would think give pause to this. Ultimately, it was this video shown, and you raised his other teachings which is fine. Could they not be seen, tho, as kind of a forceful way in a tiny bit way in bending one's head and directing their eyes to do this so that they will see. Do you not agree?
      Annabel, your quick to brush aside my comments on being German and others on the relationship we had with our fathers ... but, maybe there are kernels of truth.
      For me, I see in my life that my childhood background 'set' me up to accept and desire a marital mate who was not a good choice. Believing in Christ or not ... this is how i see it. And, maybe i am totally wrong. Totally. Because, we do make our own choices. As in the homosexuality issue that Unsealed recently discussed. The maturity of a believer, God's grace, and everything else all play a factor. The expectations a person has and in 'seeing' them to fruition. That is why I strongly see we all can be this or that and so on, except for the grace of God, there I go ...
      Love to you, Annabel.


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  19. My Child,

    You may not know me, but I know everything about you. (Psalm 139:1)

    I know when you sit down and when you rise up. (Psalm 139:2)

    I am familiar with all your ways. (Psalm 139:3)

    Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. (Matthew 10:29-3)1

    For you were made in my image. (Genesis 1:27)

    In me you live and move and have your being. (Acts 17:28)

    For you are my offspring. (Acts 17:28)

    I knew you even before you were conceived. (Jeremiah 1:4-5)

    I chose you when I planned creation. (Ephesians 1:11-12)

    You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. (Psalm 139:15-16)

    I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. (Acts 17:26)

    You are fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:14)

    I knit you together in your mother's womb. (Psalm 139:13)

    And brought you forth on the day you were born. (Psalm 71:6)

    I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me. (John 8:41-44)

    I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. (1 John 4:16)

    And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. (1 John 3:1)

    Simply because you are my child and I am your Father. (1 John 3:1)

    I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. (Matthew 7:11)

    For I am the perfect father. (Matthew 5:48)

    Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand. (James 1:17)

    For I am your provider and I meet all your needs. (Matthew 6:31-33)

    My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. (Jeremiah 29:1)1

    Because I love you with an everlasting love. (Jeremiah 31:3)

    My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore. (Psalm 139:17-18)

    And I rejoice over you with singing. (Zephaniah 3:17)

    I will never stop doing good to you. (Jeremiah 32:40)

    For you are my treasured possession. (Exodus 19:5)

    I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul. (Jeremiah 32:41)

    And I want to show you great and marvelous things. (Jeremiah 33:3)

    If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. (Deuteronomy 4:29)

    Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4)

    For it is I who gave you those desires. (Philippians 2:13)

    I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine. (Ephesians 3:20)

    For I am your greatest encourager. (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17)

    I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

    When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you. (Psalm 34:18)

    As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. (Isaiah 40:11)

    One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes. (Revelation 21:3-4)

    And I'll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth. (Revelation 21:3-4)

    I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus. (John 17:23)

    For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. (John 17:26)

    He is the exact representation of my being. (Hebrews 1:3)

    He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. (Romans 8:3)1

    And to tell you that I am not counting your sins. (2 Corinthians 5:18-19)

    Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. (2 Corinthians 5:18-19)

    His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. (1 John 4:10)

    I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. (Romans 8:31-32)

    If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me. (1 John 2:23)

    And nothing will ever separate you from my love again. (Romans 8:38-39)

    Come home and I'll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. (Luke 15:7)

    I have always been Father, and will always be Father. (Ephesians 3:14-15)

    My question is…Will you be my child? (John 1:12-13)

    I am waiting for you. (Luke 15:11-32)

    Love, Your Dad.
    Almighty God


    http://www.fathersloveletter.com/text.html

    Thank you to sister Nora for sharing.

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      "My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)

      Sorry... I put the parenthesis in the wrong spot

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    2. mksmith and Nora:
      That is BEAUTIFUL!!! (Can hardly wait to copy and paste it to others!)
      Thank you so much, Nora, for finding it, and mksmith for posting it here, especially on this weekend in particular-that is in remembrance of that most special love!

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    3. I've learned a LOT about the Love God the Father, our Dad (and of course all the Godhead) has toward us through that ministry. I'm happy that this topic was brought up!

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    4. Mk - man its been a long time since I have seen that! Awesome reminder. Resurrection Sunday here in NZ now, and am feeling sooooo grateful for Jesus forgiveness and mercy!

      Ryan

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    5. Oh, how beautiful, thank you Nora and Br. Mark - What a marvelous understanding of the nature of My Father. That is the Father I know and love. Blessings, Blessings - Sherry

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    6. I remember how deeply it touched my heart when I've first read this letter! It gave me a wonderful revelation of His heart toward me and all who belongs to Him!

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  20. Praying for each of you . The steps of the righteous are ordained by God . As such, I must say thank you to Brad for posting the video and keeping us on line. I must add, thank you to each of you for sharing God word, encouragement. As Miguel mentioned Thanking
    You All. In spite of differences,views, opinions, we have a common goal. We are serving the Lord by loving and ecouraging one another. My heart breaks for ones here who have mentioned their pain from this site, and daily sorrows. We should not have to experience pain from one another here in this blog. I ask for forgiveness if I have hurt any one with my writings. Robyn , please know, you are a sister in Christ and cherished by many.

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    1. VeeBee:
      Thank you for your prayers...
      You’re always such a ray of brightness here!
      Love to you this beautiful weekend!

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    2. mk, TY for that post.
      Best medicine ever!

      One sure fact: If we love Him and His appearing, we are going home and we’re all going together. We will pray for those left behind with pure love and desire for their Salvation as we could do nothing short of that in His Holy Presence. His desire will surely be ours. There will not be one of us there more deserving of that Grace than any other. It is only what He deserves that counts and He deserves every soul that we can hope and pray for until all of His harvesting is completed. Let our hearts be full, connected and ready for all of the miracles to come!
      What a mighty God we serve!!!


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    3. I am about to listen to Barry Scarborough's latest post - so I can't help but say, Amen, Sister, Amen Brother!

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    4. Cathi G., *Keaton-style* LOL

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    5. Keaton what an amazing little man . Amir Tsarfarti had his son with him on a recent video too! We are blessed to have Watchmen of God.

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    6. Nora ... 😃 'Keaton-style'!

      VeeBee, i thought at first that there was a dog under foot, and up comes this child who i thought was Amir's grandson! Well, he was a cutie!

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    7. Cathi, I think that little one is Amir's son as well. His oldest is in his late teens (if I understood it right, he serves his time in the army now, as it is obligatory to young men and women there) and his youngest one is "kindergarden age".

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  21. Speaking of the *Father's Love Letter* Ministry, I'd like to add a few more websites connected to it:

    http://www.365promises.com/

    http://www.fatherheart.tv/daily-reading/

    http://www.fatherheart.tv/blog

    http://www.fatherheart.tv/kids-index/

    http://www.fatherheart.tv/barry-adams/

    (That last one I've already linked above but thought to put all of them together. Sorry for the not-clickable links!)


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    1. I will have to look some of these things up. It had been a difficult thing for me to see God as a loving father. At my dad's funeral the person speaking talked with us and she knew my sister fairly well already through church. She ended up saying that all my sister wanted was to be loved by her father (she may have said daddy). That's why Jesus is relatable to me because he took on human flesh and he understands our weaknesses. And, now He is sitting at the right hand of God making intercession for us.

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    2. Cathi, I can so relate to what you said with my own father, and probably many others can relate as well. Once I was able to forgive my father, everything else fell into place; I realized that the only love that REALLY mattered was my heavenly Father’s love. And THAT love I feel in spades. (After all, the Word says God IS love!!!)

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    4. "That's why Jesus is relatable to me because he took on human flesh and he understands our weaknesses. And, now He is sitting at the right hand of God making intercession for us."

      This is such a comforting truth!!!

      This "Father's heart" ministry has some good stuff that's focusing exactly on the topics you guys mentioned. What role the Lord originally intended for our parents (both of them) to represent Him to us and how because of sin the image of God is distorted by human parents (and by humans in general) and what a great impact this has on children and on their view of God. Barry Adams for example had a a very difficult childhood because his father was an alcoholic and I remember a wonderful teaching series he made I really-really liked where he talked about many personal things and how the Lord helped and healed him and his relationship with both his parents and how He revealed to him that He is not like us (with our sin nature) and taught him about how these issues I mentioned above connect.

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  22. The last blue moon is tonight!

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  23. Just thought I’d share this link for Dolly Parton singing “He’s Alive!”
    Such a beautiful song to commemorate His Resurrection today! Love you all!
    https://youtu.be/1DQfthEHVc4

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  24. I presume you all here are aware that John Piper is a post-tribber..?

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Colossians 3:2-4

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Philippians 3:20-21

But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.