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For I say to you, this day, change is in the air. Can’t you feel it? Can’t you see it? Hasn’t that been your hope for this nation, My People, and the world?

Have you not wanted to be in it, for My sake?  Have you not overcome much for Me?

I say to you the wheels are turning and exposure of the evil ones will be at its height in the coming weeks.  Those who have felt they have controlled the wheels of time and all that goes with it, for the future of this nation and the world, are done.  Their job is over.  It has been cancelled by Me, Your Heavenly Father, who loves you and all mankind.

The enemy knows it and is furious his plans have been thwarted once again and cancelled before his eyes. To make it worse for him, the ones who work for him have and will see it happen to further embarrass him.

He will not stop and will try to leave destruction in his wake of lies, contempt, upheaval, harm, pain, and suffering for all that he can.  He will try to put the blame for his escapades on everyone but himself.

Source: My Justice Will Prevail! † His Kingdom Prophecy

The LORD began to speak, “I AM going to upend the enemy in his plans and purposes. Just wait and see. For am I not the God of the Impossible?”

Source: The LORD said: “Upend!” † His Kingdom Prophecy

Try the worship song “God of the Impossible” by Everfound on their Everfound CD. Talks of “Here I am, Lord send me…” This should be all of our heart’s cry along with, “I dare to believe in incredible things…”

We are told repeatedly in God’s holy word to worship only God — not his creation of created animals, birds, fish or humans. Keep in mind there is no “Mother Earth.” Satan has cleverly steered the unrepentant minds of men away from proper worship of Father God who “in the beginning, created the heavens and earth,” to environmental issues and female gods such as Gaia who may be displeased by our corporate actions. We are told in the 10 Commandments to have no other gods and love the Lord, our God, with all our heart and soul. In other words, to EXALT ONLY HIS NAME as lord of all creation — the one who gives us life and takes it away when his breath is removed. He alone is the creator of souls which are then placed in human bodies for their journey of choice here on planet earth.

Try listening to the song “I exalt thee” sung by Jesus Culture on their Your Love Never Fails album.  See if your heart and soul does not swell and react to this love anthem to Father God. Flood your mind with truth in 2017 as there is much deception in the form of “choice” out there. there is an astonishing array of false paths that do not have Jesus as the gate. Use discernment. Does your choice conform to the word of God, or are YOU conforming to the call of the world and “everybody does it so why not me?” Hold firm to your faith and see the salvation of our Lord soon revealed. Hallelujah!

Fair warning has been given for your actions either for or against Creator God here: “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that everyone may receive the things done in the body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.”  (2 Corinthians 5:10, KJV)

Satan is feverishly working at deception and soul winning for his own dark kingdom under the earth, hell. Jesus called him “a murderer from the beginning and abode not in the truth”.  (John 8:44, KJV) Do not look to a murderer and liar for salvation. You will be eternally disappointed, dismayed, frantic and trapped.

And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize?  So run, that ye may obtain.  And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:  but I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway,”
  1 Corinthians 9:23-27 (KJV).

We are in a race together!  A race to share the gospel of  Jesus Christ before we draw our last breath or time ends. At that point, all opportunity for heavenly reward will cease.

There are all types of prizes for earthly contests and races.  The Bible says these prizes, or crowns of sorts, are perishable so will not last forever as they must be left behind when we die. No one takes their Super Bowl ring, Olympics medal, Purple Heart for valor, movie or song trophies, boy scout medals, or school awards with them beyond that veil called eternity.

But there is a race that we’ve all been entered in — like it or not. There are those who can hardly wait to race to accomplish His purpose and plan, or those who just stand at the starting line when it is time to run (no interest in pursuing Jesus), or those who want to quit and wait back in the comfortable locker room (turned their backs on Jesus and His race).

Jesus promises an imperishable crown.  No one can take it from you and it will be yours forever. Think of that! The wonder and awe of being honored for eternity for choices made here = astonishing!

We need to take care how we run this race.  Castaways are just lost souls. They are adrift in a salty sea. How can they answer the call, “Who will go for us?” You cannot reach out to the lost when you yourself do not avail yourself of the cardinal compass points called God, Jesus, Holy Spirit and the Bible (Hisword of truth). You’re just hopelessly lost unable to even find the track where the race is being held without faith in God and his plan of salvation through Jesus’s atonement.

As in an earthly race there are rules to follow if you want to win. TURN OFF YOUR TELEVISION. TUNE OUT SOCIAL MEDIA. LISTEN TO PRAISE MUSIC INSTEAD OF SECULAR JUNK-FOOD FILLERS THAT JUST WASTE YOUR PRECIOUS TIME. Pursue that which God promises to reward. Be kind to yourself. Imagine the most buff workout coach you can, then BECOME THAT PERSON BUT IN A SPIRITUAL SENSE. BECOME A HURDLER OF OBSTACLES THAT COME AGAINST YOU AS A RACER.

For the Spirit-filled Christ follower, we are given guidelines for winning:

  1. Self-control — shrug off the chains that attempt to entangle and drag you down and out to be disqualified. Who can run with their feet entrapped by chains?
  2. Preach to others through your example, in word and deed. BUT — be careful to not participate in self-deception with unclean hands and impure motives that you would be a castaway and be disqualified, for lustful desires for fame, power position, sexual brokenness in its myriad dysfunction forms is our greatest enemy. Obedience to our call must be first.

Add these worship songs to your playlist:

  • “Castaway” by Chasen
  • “Compass (featuring Manwell Reyes)” by Jonathan Thulin
  • “Ready Set Go (featuring Capital Kings)” by Royal Tailor

Chase after god like he is your compass. Don’t lose your navigation or be cast away!

On Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is locked up in the darkness of his dim house. Dickens tells us, “Darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it.”

Today, we still know that darkness is cheap, easy to find, and its raw materials of despair and denial are in abundant supply.

Scrooge liked darkness, as we often do, because it hides what we fear, keeps us from facing what is true and allows us to be blind to truth.  But like so many things that come cheaply, our overindulgence in them comes at great cost.

Out of Scrooge’s darkness appears the ghost of Jacob Marley, Scrooge’s former business partner.  Marley comes not to haunt Scrooge, but to free him.  Scrooge sees that Marley is bound in chains.  “Why are you fettered?” Scrooge asks.

“I wear the chain I forged in life,” Marley says.  “I made it link by link, and yard by yard,” and he tells Scrooge that the chain that will fetter him in the darkness is even longer, heavier and harder still, if he does not leave the darkness.

WOW!  There is a lot of wisdom here!  Though chains placed by others might fetter us, most of our chains are forged by the part of our spiritual self that likes the darkness and shuns the light.  Marley was fettered to cash-boxes, deeds and ledgers, as was Scrooge.  What would fetter or chain you?

Jesus coming into the world — God in human skin — announced what had been hoped forever, that the captive person would be released from the darkest prisons — physical and spiritual.  To our inner spiritual soul, our chains and fetters will be crushed, if we are willing to leave the darkness.  Like Scrooge, do we need to be scared out?  Shaken from slumber?  Scrooge could not receive the simple gift of Christmas, so ghosts rather than grace were sent.  But, the result is love.  We need the light of God’s love that by its very nature is a love that comes to give us value and worth, not a love that comes because we are already valuable and worthy.

 

The entire point of “A Christmas Carol” is that Scrooge is entirely unworthy of God’s mercy, because Scrooge has no mercy!  But!  Mercy and love come to Scrooge through the judgment of the ghosts, and this “transformation” makes the unworthy Scrooge, worthy again.

The light of God that comes as love, forgiveness and hope is a light that brings judgment.  I know that most of us get uncomfortable when talking about God’s judgment, because we are so afraid that we are unworthy of God’s love.  But, look at Scrooge!  Without God’s light, without the promise of God’s love, Scrooge is doomed!

It is love and judgment bringing him into the light.  Can we now see that judgment by God as a form of God’s love?  His way of exposing the darkness of our own souls?

Oh friends!  Will we ever fully learn that God does not love us because we have value , but instead, HE loves us to give us worth?  Life without the pure love of God coursing through our being is a vapor and miserable!

Let’s say to the Spirit of God with all of our hearts, the words Scrooge humbly uttered after he was confronted and faced his darkened heart.

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”

What is Christmas?

When Heaven kissed earth with the greatest act of sacrifice …  sending us a Redeemer, who is Christ the LORD.  THE Spirit of CHRISTmas.

In His Shadow,
~ Mary Lindow ©

” THE MESSENGER ” ~ Mary Lindow
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My note: Listen and watch the video praise song “Mary Did You Know?” performed by Pentatonix which follows the birth of baby Jesus who is in reality the world’s great I AM. Christmas is only the beginning with the birth of God’s sacrificial lamb. Jesus is returning soon, all grown up, with the keys of life an death. He is the only sheep gate to God, the eternal Father.  Are you willing to humble yourself before God and ask him for forgiveness of your sins, then turn and follow Jesus into 2017?

 

Whose name are you glorifying? Are you passionately running after the wisdom and understanding that only our Holy God gives?

Respect and obey the Lord! This is the beginning of wisdom. To have understanding you must know the Holy God.” (Proverbs 9:10)

Try listening to Toby Mac’s song of devoting yourself to Heaven’s service “Til the Day I Die” from TobyMac “This is Not a Test” album about glorifying God until the day you die. Are you “all in” as a motto? Holy Spirit is drawn to your passion for the Lord. Angels listen for the sound of God’s word in a human mouth…for them to praise the Living Lord with song and declare and decree His goodness.

Listen and heed the word of the Lord: “I am Wisdom — Common Sense is my closest friend: I possess knowledge and sound judgment. If you respect the Lord, you will hate evil. I hate pride and conceit and deceitful lies.” (Proverbs 8: 12-13)

God’s written wisdom, His Spirit-inspired Holy Bible, has the answer every time you stand at a crossroads decision. Will you follow your own worldly choices or choose righteousness? This year I was awakened with these words from Holy Spirit: “Simplify. Get out of debt. Choose righteousness over worldliness.” So few words, yet so profound as a guide. I have been trying to walk out those 3 phrases in 2016. Holy Spirit has told me that I would “find my directions tucked in my pocket…don’t worry” when the time came to turn and follow him through the coming end-of-age changes, whatever they may be or look like. So…I spend zero time worrying about what is ahead knowing I am always seen by God. My times are in His hands. He is a good father and Jesus is my beloved, and I am his. I keep my eyes on Jesus. I look towards him as the author and finisher of my faith. I WILL be with the trinity for all time along with the saints and angels. Our King Jesus approaches. Be ready to receive him with open arms, clean hands and a pure heart. That, my friend, is true wisdom, not the counterfeit knowledge given by a world without Christ.

Avoid dead-ends and traps as you walk life’s highways and byways. Do you choose the road less traveled..the narrow lane that leads towards Jesus? In the Bible’s book of Proverbs, Wisdom is treated as a person….one who stands at your comings and goings and calls out to you to willingly turn and listen to the Spirit of God and the word of revelation, which is Jesus. (My comments are in parentheses):

“With great understanding, Wisdom is calling out as she stands at the crossroads an on every hill. She stands by the city gate where everyone enters the city, (so in other words, everywhere you might find yourself on your walk through this life) and she shouts:

I am calling out to each one of you! (Notice the repetitive use of I AM throughout the Bible, as God himself chooses his name: I AM.) Good sense and sound judgment can be yours (But without God you will be chasing the wind…buffeted by worldly trends and man’s minds.) Listen, because what I say is worthwhile and right. I always speak the truth and refuse to tell a lie. (Well that is refreshing, since the powerful rule-makers, elite and politicians specialize in telling their own thoughts and twisting truth for their own purposes.) Every word I speak is honest, not one is misleading or deceptive. If you have understanding, you will see that my words are just what you need. Let instruction and knowledge mean more to you than silver or the finest gold. Wisdom is worth much more than precious jewels or anything else you desire .(Whoa — that is definitely not the truth being fed by a world set on chasing material worth and possessions).’

Try listening to an over-comer’s anthem: “Set Me Ablaze”  on Jesus Culture’s album: Let It Echo. Words include:  “Breathe on the coals of my heart — let a fire start. Set me ablaze with an endless passion…” Remember, never forget, God inhabits the praises of His people. Determine to be one of his people. Pursue that goal with the same passion you would give to worldly promotion.

Turn to the LORD! He can still be found. Call out to God! He is near. Give up your crooked ways and your evil thoughts Return to the LORD our God. He will be merciful and forgive your sins. (Isaiah 55:6-7) When world events become supernaturally “impossible” in the natural, remember the Lord is getting ready to step back into HIStory (His story) in an unmistakable way. He is offering you full forgiveness of your sins. God says, “Respect the Sabbath (His day of rest), obey me completely, and keep our agreement. Then I will set up monuments in my temple with your names written on them…” (Isaiah 56:4-5)

Listen to “Forever” sung by Bethel Music & Kari Jobe from the You Make Me Brave album. Christ made atonement possible between us, common people, and God our Father. Let the truth of his sacrifice cause your spirit to soar. He is alive and we can be made new and alive in Him, to serve and reign forever in heaven. Hallelujah….Maranatha…God with us…wonderful counselor…mighty savior. YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Be grafted into God’s family, his kingdom, to be called sons and daughters of the Most High.

The LORD said: Be honest and fair! Soon I will come to save you; my saving power will be seen everywhere on earth. I will bless everyone who respects the Sabbath and refuses to do wrong.” (Isaiah 56: 1-2)

But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them;  Let those also who love Your name, Be joyful in You. (Psalm 5:11)