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Proverbs 18:11 “The rich think their money is a wall of protection.” You can hide behind a wall. It keeps you safe. In America, the wealth of the stock exchange even resides on Wall Street. But God’s word makes it very very plain that we are all poor, blind, naked and wretched at death without belief in His only beloved son, Jesus. No matter your possessions or bank accounts in life, not one penny goes with you into eternity. Wealth is not a wall in the end but a barricade of pride that kept you away from true belief that you, like everyone else on this planet, need a savior to enter the reward of righteousness, which is heaven.

Christ is Coming, Prepare to Meet the Lord

Frank JennerThis is the amazing testimony of the simple evangelistic ministry of Frank Jenner, a resident of Sydney, Australia. You will be greatly encouraged and want to share the gospel after reading this. 

This all started a number of years ago in a Baptist church in Crystal Palace in South London. The Sunday morning service was closing, and a man stood up at the back and raised his hand and said: “Excuse me, pastor, can I share a short testimony?” The pastor looked at his watch and said: “You have three minutes.”

The man proceeded with his story: “I just moved into this area. I used to live in Sydney, Australia. Just a few months back, I was visiting some relatives and I was walking down George Street. You know where George Street is in Sydney going right through the centre of the city from the central business area out…

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God’s spirit searches the world constantly for the wise…those that acknowledge Him as Lord. “From heaven the Lord looks down to see if anyone is wise enough to search for him.” (Psalm 14:2) Unfortunately, what he finds most often is scorn, disbelief, apathy or pride. Only a fool would say, “There is no God” says the preceding verse. Then the unbelieving are given these adjectives: “worthless, heartless and cruel…never doing right.” What good does all the education in the world if you miss out on the truth of God’s existence and that he longs to be in right relationship with you? How terribly sad that we humans do not think about breaking our creator’s heart by willfully ignoring him, and scornfully turning down his free offer of salvation.

Psalm 15 opens by asking this most relevant of all rhetorical questions, “Who may stay in God’s temple or live on the holy mountain of the Lord?” This looks into the future Kingdom age where God will live amongst his people here on earth and rule from New Jerusalem (See Revelation). Answer: “Only those WHO OBEY GOD and DO AS THEY SHOULD. THEY SPEAK THE TRUTH AND DON’T SPREAD GOSSIP; THEY TREAT OTHERS FAIRLY AND DON’T SAY CRUEL THINGS. They hate worthless people, but show respect for all who worship the Lord, and they keep their promises, no matter what the cost. They lend their money without charging interest, and they don’t take bribes to hurt the innocent.Those who do these things will always stand firm.” (Psalm 15:1-5)

“All who are wicked will keep on strutting, while everyone praises their shameless deeds.” (Ps. 12:8) I passed a bumper sticker in a grocery store parking lot last night that read “PAGAN AND PROUD.” Oh, that hurt my heart for those poor deceived people just reeking with pride and standing and shouting and shaking their fists in Almighty’s face. So many angry people movements have “pride” as part of their slogan. They don’t realize the deception and blindness that has been perpetuated upon them by an evil taskmaster who desires their soul as a trophy.  King Solomon correctly states in Eccles. 9:2-3 that “Exactly the same thing will finally happen to all of us, whether we live right and respect God or sin and don’t respect God…we die.” Time to get serious about choosing God while there is time. One’s own disbelief and foolishness will convict if you die on your own without Jesus Christ as your mediator between God and Satan. One of them will have your eternal soul.

Related word: “My True Children Will Shine Like a Beacon in this Dark Time”

“Much strife and confusion is coming to the earth. There will be eruptions of violence, murder, strife and infighting in various places.

Much tension shall abound, and brother shall strike out at brother. The line is being drawn tight.

(NOTE: In the spirit here, I saw a line, like a tightrope wire, being tightened and tightened, until it looked like it would just snap from the tension.)

When I speak to the angels, what is holding back the war will be released, and battles will break out in many places. War will break out. Fighting and killing will seem to be everywhere at once. This is the beginning of the end. Prepare your houses. Prepare your hearts, for the end is upon you. The end of all things quickly approaches.

My children in the earth, My true children, will shine like a beacon in this dark time. Miracles will abound, My Word will go forth with great boldness and authority as it did in the time My Son Jesus walked the earth, and many souls will be added unto My Kingdom. The end is very near now as these souls enter just before the door is shut.

Prepare your houses. Prepare your hearts, for the end is upon you.”

Matthew 24:6-8

  • 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
  • 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
  • 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Luke 12:53

  • 53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

Revelation 6:4

  • 4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

Genesis 6:5

  • 5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Luke 17:26-30

  • 26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
  • 27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
  • 28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;
  • 29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
  • 30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

Isaiah 60:1-3

  • 1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee
  • 2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
  • 3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

Luke 13:23-28

  • 23 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,
  • 24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
  • 25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:
  • 26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.
  • 27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
  • 28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.
Glynda Lomax

Author: Glynda Lomax

The Lord began giving Glynda Lomax prophetic words and visions when she was in her twenties. She began to have visions and dream visions, which at that time related to her personal life, but it was not until 1996 that she truly got into an intimate walk with Him. In 1997, she began to receive very vivid open visions as well as dream visions and prophetic words. In early 2008, the open visions came with a new intensity, so powerful that she would feel as if a wall of wind had hit her as the visions opened up before her. In December of 2008, the Lord began to show her end times visions. Just before 2011 began, He gave her several consecutive words in a short period of time for His people. She inquired of Him about receiving so many words in such a short time and He sent her a word the next day through a prophet that He is going to pour out His Spirit. That night He spoke to her to begin a blog to release them to His people, which is when she started Wings of Prophecy.

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It’s Time for the Last Song: “Save the Last Dance for Me”

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Dancing with the Bridegroom to the music that is next on Heaven’s playing list is going to be a challenge. It is a song unlike any we have ever heard before and the rhythm and tempo is unfamiliar – it has never before been played on earth in our hearing. It is a song which has been reserved for this moment in our life and this hour in history and the Bridegroom has already written His Name on our dance card. His request is simple, “Save the last dance for Me.”

This is not the kind of dance the world is familiar with, where the dance partners stand a distance from each other and gyrate out of sync with each other in a darkened room. Nor is it one in which all the women flood the dance floor and dance on their own because they are tired of waiting for the man of their dreams to come and ask them to dance.

This is a dance where there may be darkness all around, but the light of Heaven is shining upon you. This is a dance according to old fashioned protocol. Each of us will be dancing with the Bridegroom according to the Spirit’s leading. Each of us will be firmly clasped in His embrace, dancing face to face with our Beloved. There is place for no other name on the dance cards of our hearts at this hour. It is the dance of the Bride with the Bridegroom, carried out before a watching world – and in many cases, before a watching Church who has forgotten what it means to be set apart for the Bridegroom; believers who don’t understand what it means to be holy and prepared as the Bride of Christ in such a time as this. It is a dance of love that is done to express the Father’s heart to eyes and ears that still don’t seem to understand His message. It is a living letter placed in the embrace of the ‘envelope’, in other words, hidden in the arms of Christ – and from this place, all people see is you in Christ and Christ in you. It is a display of oneness with the heart of God and the beauty of this union is portrayed for every watching heart to read. The ‘envelope’, Christ the Bridegroom is inscribed with the personal name and address of each watching soul. It is a personal message for each one watching – it is their invitation to follow the Lamb wherever He goes.

So how do you dance to a song you do not know? The only way is to rest and trust in the arms of the Bridegroom and follow His lead. He has your back and the slightest pressure from His left hand will guide you. He holds your right hand and you fear no evil as He gently but firmly guides you through the steps to the song that He has known from before the foundations of the world.

Oh yes, beloved, it is an ancient song, composed in honour of the Lamb who was slain, when the very plan of salvation was conceived in the heart of God. It was performed then, far from the ears of man, for the ears of man had not even been formed at that time. Only the orchestra of Heaven read the score for that music, penned by the Spirit of grace and truth, and angels held their breaths and wept in worship as they heard the words for the first time, “I will go”. Holy, holy holy is the Lord God, the Lamb. Set apart for the purposes of the Father is the Lamb.

Even as Esther came to the kingdom for such a time as this, so too, the Bride has been set apart and prepared for this moment, this dance performed before a pagan court in intercession and invitation for the people of God. There has been a season of the Mordechai’s weeping and interceding at the gate as they overheard the plans of the enemy for destruction, but now the baton has been passed to the Bride, the one who already has captured the King’s heart with her beauty.

Don’t be afraid, Bride of Christ, as you hear the opening bars of this music. Don’t falter as you take His hand and step onto the dance floor. You know His embrace – it is your safe shelter. Breathe in the fragrance of the Bridegroom whom you know so very well – and trust Him. You will not dash your foot or stumble and the sight of you dancing with your Beloved will do more than you know in the watching crowd.

Blind eyes, long bandaged by the lies of the spirit of harlotry, will be opened. Chains and shackles holding believers long in servitude to the spirit of this age will fall open. Many souls born again into a compromised and fleshly modern day institution, which is the only ‘church’ they know, will receive the light of the revelation of the glory of God as you display for them the beauty of holiness in a prepared and adorned Bride. Your life speaks more than you know – without a single word from your lips. You are a living letter, displayed before men whom the Father’s heart is yearning for. You may not even be able to hear the words of the song because you are so intent on following His lead step by step. But everyone watching it can hear the strains deep within their own softening hearts – “Come away with Me, My love”. Through your dance with Him, the Spirit is wooing others to come and follow the Bridegroom in this holy dance.  Your very dance is writing lyrics on the hearts of all around you. They want to dance this dance too…

It’s time. All the other dances are over. All your dance partners have had their turn. They admired your beauty and longed to hold you in their embrace and like eager suitors they queued up for a chance to ‘own’ the Bride and make her dance to their chosen tune, work with their ministry and play a part in their vision –giving impetus to what they have wanted to build for God and display before the eyes of men. But now it’s time for the last song – it’s the turn of Heaven at last. Now it’s time to step into your God-appointed place, hidden in Christ, for the last dance. Christ in you is the hope of glory. You hidden in Christ releases the glory. Now the dance card can be put down and all those names and other dances forgotten. It’s time as Paul said, to lay hold of that for which Christ laid hold of you. Can you see your Bridegroom standing before you with a twinkle in His eye, saying those old familiar words, “May I have this dance?”

In the balconies of Heaven, saints who have danced this holy dance before you are leaning over excitedly and jostling for a place, to have the best view. They are so excited as they watch the latest addition to the Bride of Christ moving to the tune they know so well. Heaven’s scribes are busy recording the news – “it’s happening again, it’s what all Heaven has been waiting for – another wave of harvest is about to come in. Prepare the halls of Heaven for we are soon to welcome the final harvest. The song of the reapers has begun”….and as they watch this dance, they are moved to tears with the beauty of the Word made flesh in you, moving to no earthly song. And the fragrance of your complete surrender and trust as you step into His arms, ravishes your Bridegroom’s heart. You have eyes for no-one else. Like Moses of old, you gaze steadfastly on Him who is invisible.

Dance with all your heart, Beautiful Bride and see the hearts of stone be turned to flesh all around you.

Selah

8 Come away with me from Lebanon, my [promised] bride, come with me from Lebanon. Depart from the top of Amana, from the peak of Senir and Hermon, from the lions’ dens, from the mountains of the leopards.
9 You have ravished my heart and given me courage, my sister, my [promised] bride; you have ravished my heart and given me courage with one look from your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace.
10 How beautiful is your love, my sister, my [promised] bride! How much better is your love than wine! And the fragrance of your ointments than all spices!  (Song of Songs 4:8-10)

Christine Beadsworth

Author: Christine Beadsworth

Christine Beadsworth lives in Somerset West, South Africa. She is an artist, poet and speaker, also writing and publishing articles under the ‘Fresh Oil Releases’ banner. She has authored several books, which she offers for free on her blog, Fresh Oil Releases.

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Are you striving to bring more people into God’s kingdom? Are your actions pleasing to Him who watches for faithfulness? God, who created all of us and gave us the breath of life, whether we choose to believe in him or not, is constantly watching us from heaven. We are told by His holy scripture, the Bible, that we are to reflect his son, Jesus Christ’s, love to a world hungry for truth, acceptance and division.

As I watch the news reports of angry women out marching around the world, I look not at their surface actions, but at the heart. Jesus said to look at the “fruit” that believers’ lives would produce. We are to model LOVE which includes a servant’s heart, gentleness, meekness, long-suffering, patience and kindness. I see in the marchers much anger, taunting and vulgarity. This is not pleasing to God our father who sees everything.

“All of those cruel people strut and boast…then they say ‘The LORD God of Jacob doesn’t see or know.’ Can’t you fools see? Won’t you ever learn? God gave us ears and eyes! Can’t he hear and see? God instructs the nations and gives knowledge to us all. Won’t he also correct us? The LORD knows how useless our plans really are.” (Psalm 94: 4, 7-11)

God promises to bless the peacemakers with eternal rewards. He grieves for the proud and arrogant who refuse to come and worship Him but choose to go their own way, marching down a wide path of self-determination, scorning the hand of truth held out by our Father. So many refuse to bow down. As with their chosen leader, Satan, rebellion is their way and choice. God is saddened, but a gentleman. He will allow you free-will and choice. This is what I have noticed. People living in sin do not want to be told what to do, how to change. Instead they turn and attack the truth you are trying to deliver for their own eternal good. How loving would it be to ignore a perishing world by saying, “Oh well. I’m saved by God’s grace and they are just hopeless sinners.”

So…before you attack the messenger, read God’s Bible for yourselves. Read the Psalms written by King David. They are full of promises for those who turn from sin. You are promised rest, comfort, and security. Read John the apostle’s eyewitness account of Jesus in the book named for him where he truthfully names Jesus as the Word of God, sent to earth 2,000 years ago to show the path to salvation. Don’t just dismiss this Bible book. It is the only one of the millions published that will go on and on and on into eternity. All else will crumble to dust and blow away as ancient wooden product does. THE WORD OF GOD WILL STAND FOREVER…whether or not you believe.

The second you draw your last breath and cross over to eternity, ALL WILL BELIEVE because the irrefutable proof will be right in front of your eyes…wow….There really is a just God, his son Jesus, Holy Spirit, angels, and hell which was created for the rebellious angels, not you. BUT, your time to decide will be over. Sight is not the same as faith…which is required for entrance into the King of heaven’s kingdom. Believe this while you can: “Our LORD, you are King! Majesty and power are your royal robes. You put the world in lace, and it will never be moved. You have always ruled, and you are eternal.” (Psalm 93: 1-2) As a righteous God, he will remove sinners from His presence in eternity. Rebellious man and woman will join the rebellious angels and their leader in hell. Not a popular message, but nonetheless true. Choose God’s side while you may. Pray the sinner’s prayer. Cry out to your maker…repent and turn…change..embrace love, kindness, courage and presence and life.

Are you planting seeds of reconciliation or division? What will God say about your life’s activities when you give account, as we all will? “Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.” – Philippians 2:14-16 NIV

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!