Friday, February 27, 2015

Madonnas and Optical Illusions - Observations while on watch

Madonna at Brit Awards: “Took me to heaven and let me fall down”

Has the world fallen for one of Madonna's cynical stunts? 'Accidental' plunge at the Brits sent her flop single zooming up the charts: “As she sang the lyrics from her new single, Living For Love, and reached the line, ‘Took me to heaven and let me fall down,’ she did indeed fall down — backwards down some steps, dragged by a backing singer tugging on her Armani cape. She was heard landing with a deep ‘thud’ by all sitting near the stage.

Was Madonna's fall planned for a stunt? I don't know, but it happened. Comparisons with the mother Goddess and with Revelation 18 are easy to make in this season filled with signs.

1 After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illumined with his glory. 2 And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird. 3 For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality.” ~ Revelation 18:1-3

She performed the same song and routine recently as a centerpiece for the Grammy Awards. When I gave the show some ink in this post, The 57th Grammys - Occult Ritual Extravaganza, it was pointed out how that ritual performance highlighted the merging of the Pagan and Christian religions that characterizes Mystery Babylon.

The role of Mystery Babylon is not yet played out. It will rise and peak before it falls, as per Revelation 18. Madonna's fall from the stage raised her up to new heights. The role of the Goddess / Mystery Babylon is rising still and will soon peak as she introduces her son, Antichrist, to the world. When her job is done, the great city, Babylon will quickly fall. Crash and burn.

Another Madonna in the news.

Putin showed off his religious side during his visit to the Vatican, stopping to cross himself and kiss an icon of the Madonna that he gave Pope Francis.

Goddess love - Mother Russia = Mary. Some claim the Third Secret of Fatima points to the consecration of Russia to Our Lady of Fatima as a necessity, a requirement for “her” purposes to be fulfilled.

Mother of the Bride (bodycon- made by Roman Originals) Dress Color Debate - Blue/Black or Gold/White? Confusion and controversy over the wedding garment! Timely! Identity confusion: Mother of the Bride of Christ or Antichrist? Officially “Royal Blue” Queen Bee Goddess apparel.

The dress at the center of the controversy was worn by Cecelia Bleasdale. The name, Cecelia, means, blind. People who see her dress one way are calling those who disagree, blind. "Cecelia."

Sorry, folks, show's over - THAT dress IS blue and black: As millions join raging debate over color of mother of the bride's outfit we track down the real thing and settle it once and for all

Yet in other pictures we see a dress that is obviously gold and white. The explanation is illustrated here. It is subjective. 'I feel like it's a trick somehow': Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian join other celebrities in dress debate taking over the internet

Maddona worship at the Brit Awards and at the Vatican in Rome.
Queen Bee Apparel controversy as Madonna's cape (bee wings) causes her fall “from heaven” while “Living For Love.”
“Roman Originals” Queen Bee striped Apparel controversy from the Johnston Wedding.

The image used in this article about a stolen NASCAR vehicle presents another odd collection of symbols that are trending today.Travis Kvapil's NASCAR car stolen from hotel before race.

The article pictures him in this older photo wearing a driver suit from another time, race and track, a black and yellow “yellow jacket” bee suit. The number of the Team XTREME car that was stolen is 44. That's code for Isis: 4 squared. The Bee Goddess. The Bee Goddess, stolen away like a counterfeit Bride.

The Adversary's deceptions are like smoke and mirrors. The upcoming revealing of the lawless one is a keystone of his plan, and deception will abound. The Lord has made special provision for salvation, and alongside the requirement of being worthy in character is the matter of knowing about the timing in advance, not just of the Antichrist apocalypse but of the first harvest of the church for which the apocalypse is a sign. I consider this knowledge of the timing like genuine fire, around which strange fires must be built and thick smoke swirled around for deception's sake. To state it plainly, competing theories must be focusing attention on another date, a later date, because one sooner permits time for recovery. So it is that the fall feasts of 2015 are being promoted as the time of “The Rapture.” It's building momentum, with familiar voices chiming in with what ranges between the soft sell of pointed questions and the hard sell of “conclusive evidence.” Many draw upon the blood moon tetrad for inspiration. Tom Horn's promotion of Zenith 2016 pointers to the season 2012-2016 fuel the fires. It is generally (and falsely) assumed that Jesus fulfilled the Spring feasts at His first coming and will fulfill the Fall feasts at His second coming. Examples of these strange fires are easy enough to find. Here's a very subtle support piece: Because Timing Is Everything, Petrus Romanus Will Address Joint Session Of US Congress On Jewish Day Of Atonement… And During Historic Blood Red Moon Tetrad! (pointing to September 23, 2015)

Back in 2008, during the previous Shemitah's watch season for the sign to the Bride, it was Pope Benedict's visit to the US that had my attention. It was for a sign, as Bill Clinton made his way eastward across the country to arrive at the East coast just as the Pope made his departure, on the 13th day of the 1st month. This time around, there doesn't appear to be such a Papal visit on the schedule. Mere modeling is past. Now, it's time for fulfillment.

Could we really have another 7+ years before the Creator's intervention? I bet not.

Frankenstein style human head transplant could happen in two yearsItalian surgeon claims procedure to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body will soon be ready.

The UK recently became the first country to approve laws to allow the creation of babies from three people. Beyond accepting the perversion of three parent offspring , which has global repercussions that cannot be contained, Two father babies could become a reality. On a related front, since we can now redefine marriage, that step down the slippery slope can only represent a downhill acceleration. Married lesbian ‘throuple’ expecting first child.

Concerns about the threats posed by advances in artifical intellegence (AI) and transhuman genetic meddling and CERN's LHC atomic particle collisions have been raised by experts of the highest intellect, and summarily dismissed by those who are in responsible positions.

AI could destroy humans, Stephen Hawking fears: Should you worry? “Military, corporate leadership in artificial intelligence development raises concerns”

The sovereign God has appointed that we would not only flirt with disaster but find it, in this very season. The history has been outlined and detailed in the Bible, but hidden until it served the Lord's purposes to reveal it. This is our day.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Ark of Salvation and Another Sign of a Stopped Clock

In only three weeks from now, the aviv search begins. We are more and more encouraged about the prospects for the season. I feel like I've been waiting a long time for this, but, relative to the Lord's patient waiting, that's about like the blink of an eye. What's about to happen has been long awaited indeed. In each season of my own watching, my level of excitement in anticipation of what might soon manifest has always been high. What changes in each consecutive season has been the level of maturity attained through insights gained and character developed. Also of note, the world changes, and there is a sign in that.

When Noah was waiting for the flood to come, he was building and outfitting the ark. It may be seen that the progress of that work was a sign to him. If we liken this season to the days of Noah, and we should be doing that, the key point of comparison is the knowing of the time in advance of the transitional events. You know that, right? Aside from that, or rather, in addition to that, the ark's state of readiness was a pretty fair gauge. In this late hour, what Aaron and I see as we watch is validation on several levels of what has been received in advance concerning the times and epochs.

The building of the ark, today, is the work of preparing those who are appointed for salvation from destruction in judgment. Destruction is coming, as announced in seemingly endless posts to this blog - even and especially destruction for the saints according to 1 Thessalonians 5 and 2 Thessalonians 2, etc. According to the pattern of Noah and his family that we find in Matthew 24, we note that, initially, a small number of saints will be saved, but resulting from that work, a great multitude. The ministry of The Open Scroll is a Noah work, one among how many others I do not know, but one that has been appointed to build the ark. One could say that it has also been a Moses work, a Joseph work, a Joshua and Caleb work, a Gideon work, a David work and an Elijah work. Noah was given notice 7 days before the waters of the flood came upon the earth. The Bride will be given similar notice, with a sign appointed for the 13th day of the 1st month that will be followed about 8 days later by her being stolen away by her Bridegroom Savior, rescued from destruction in judgment. Don't let “The Pre-Trib Rapture” or other conflicting doctrines you may have learned influence your thinking about what's coming.

The Karaites are already preparing for the upcoming aviv search so that they can determine whether the barley in Israel would be ready for a wave offering during The Feast. If found in such a state, when the next new moon is sighted it will begin the 1st month of the year, according to the agricultural or harvest calender, which is also the sacred calendar. In type, both the barley and the moon are Bride symbols, and more deeply, composite Bridegroom plus Bride symbols. Through the ages, every accounting of the lunar and harvest calendar cycles has been a prophetic modeling, a rehearsal that bears witness to a yet future reality. Is the Bride finally going to be inspected and found mature enough to be ready for harvest at the appointed time? Could it really be that these prophecies are finally going to be fulfilled? Our conviction continues to grow and so we continue to boldly assert that this is the hour we think it is.

On the morning of March 20, during the scheduled aviv search, there will be a solar eclipse, with some darkening of the sky (up to 40% of the sun covered by the moon) in Israel. According to Rabbinic tradition, a solar eclipse is a bad omen for idolaters. In this case, when we find the world under judgment, that celestial sign should not be dismissed. If an eclipse comes at dawn, it is interpreted as a sign that calamity is forthcoming and will not tarry. In some parts of the world, the sun will rise in eclipse - and neither should that interpretation be dismissed. A lunar eclipse is expected two weeks later, the third in the sequence of the blood moon tetrad that has garnered so much attention in recent years. A red moon at lunar eclipse is interpreted to mean that a sword is coming for the whole world, and, knowing what is appointed for the next few years, that does seem to be the vital message of this tetrad of blood moons. A lunar eclipse is generally interpreted by the Rabbis as a bad omen for Israel, and while that may be appointed for some in this season, for others among them (numbering first, 144k), I anticipate that it will quickly turn to what will be the cause for a grand celebration!

Brother Matt shared something with Aaron and I recently that may speak to you as it does to us. Here's an excerpt from an email.

“Lastly, really quick, I wanted to share something that I think is really interesting pertaining to time. I know your story about the apple clock that fell of the wall. My mom's pastor has a high-tech atomic clock that projects the time on the ceiling. Back on Sunday 2/1, the clock stopped on 4:11. There no natural explanations for it. My first thought was that this is slang for 'information'. They asked the Lord what it meant and they got that "the time is later than you think." Two other couples had their clocks stop on the same night. Then, I started thinking about it as a date, which is the day after Passover. This seems to generally correspond with watch dates during that month. I just thought this was interesting and I shared your story about the apple clock with them. The hour is so late and so few seem to be watching. ”

Matt's Mom contacted us a few days ago and offered a little more detail. When her Pastor discovered the stopped clock it was after 6, so it had been stopped for a couple hours. It was later than they thought. They made the connection with the end of the age. With 411 as the telephone code "dialed" to get “information,” Matt's first thought was certainly valid. As a time code, if we take 4:11 to indicate the date, April 11, that's really very interesting! The date when it happened, 2/1 was Super Bowl Sunday. That was already marked out as a special signal date to Aaron and I, one that we've discussed every day since, and had discussed several times leading up to it. I'll explain more about that shortly. That date, 2/1 and the transition that it marked, and what happened with the sign of our own stopped kitchen apple clock on this past Yom Teruah, well, already, that makes the Pastor's atomic projection clock's unlikely stopping compelling as a sign. The 4:11 time showing has much more import!

We don't want to try to sell you “our version of things” with fudged facts or artificial hype or manipulations of any kind, but this is how it goes with legitimate signs, so here's the report.

Back in August of 2014, Aaron had a dream. Like many others, it was logged in his journal but it wasn't intended for posting to the blog. Without going into unnecessary detail, it had a setting of lots of freezing icy weather and it brought our attention very specifically to Super Bowl Sunday (SBS) as a pivot of some notable kind. On SBS, which was February 1, we were inside when a first wave of a flood hit. When the second wave came, we were swept away in the flood while a voice was heard: “God will make a place for us.” Unless we get a clear sense of the interpretation, we don't make any conclusions, and we still can't say we know all of what that was about. Leading up to SBS, Aaron was reminded of the dream several times, so we were expecting something significant. The Super Bowl matched some of the dream because of the controversial ending, and we reported on the Half Time Show that featured Katy Perry, but it was what happened since then that has our attention. Aaron has been through many seasons of trial and victory since I've known him. In the process, not only has the Lord granted Him wisdom and insight, the Lord has addressed his character and brought him into greater intimacy with Him. It's been an informal and independent “school of the prophet” around here. (Notably, as I was upstairs writing those words, Aaron was downstairs, being engaged in that very activity in a very significant interaction. We discovered that an hour or so later when we were led to have a brief interaction for comparing notes.) Beginning on 2/1, the Lord began to deal in a new way with Aaron's very foundation, and we noted that what work had been done previously in him could all be said to have been to bring him to that place. The personal details are private, but Aaron's testimony about the result is that he has just experienced his best week ever. That's saying a lot, and it's true.

The Lord has been giving us a string of memorable instances of drawing us both into His Glory in a variety of ways as we pray together. These tokens are precious, and they are meaningful in their manner and context. It's one way the Lord is “keeping it real” for us. The date of the notable pivot was February 1, Super Bowl Sunday, the day highlighted in the dream, and that is without dispute. Remember, that's the day when Matt's Mom's Pastor's atomic clock stopped, and two other couple's clocks did also, providing further validating witnesses.

Our similar sign of the fallen and stopped apple clock, on Yom Teruah that was reported on October 3 and 4, came in a season where more could have been reported about what was going on, but the Lord had most of it to be kept private. It was a major deal, and timely.

So, Matt's Mom's Pastor and his wife interpreted the 411 informational message to mean that it was later than they thought. It speaks to Aaron and I as a sign that it actually is what time we think it is. What we perceive about this hour is that the Lord is completing the beautification and purification of His Bride like in Esther 2:12-13 and Ephesians 5:25-27. The word we have is an assurance that, in what we need to be ready, the Lord is helping. It is a faithful promise! What more do we need than that?

So far as the 4:11 as April 11 insight is concerned, Matt and His Mom rightly connect that with the last day of Passover. Follow along with these technical considerations.

Here's two probable projections of the Gregorian calendar dating of the first month on the Lord's calendar, assuming that the barley is discovered to be aviv in March, in the season of the solar eclipse. The hard to follow part is the synchronizing of two different calendar systems. If the new moon is sighted in Israel as the sun begins to set on March 21, sunset will mark the start of the 1st day of the 1st month. The 13th day of the 1st month on the Lord's calendar is when we should expect the lawless one to be revealed. It might well be attended by the blood moon. The full moon of April 4 will be in eclipse, darkened and deeply reddened in the shadow of the Earth. It's the 3rd one of the anticipated blood moon tetrad (but it may well be that the 4th will be skipped, lost in the time jump). According to my observations over the years, the full moon always falls on either the 13th or 14th day of the lunar month. If the new moon is sighted on March 21, the eclipse will mark the 14th day, the day after the sign to the Bride. If the new moon isn't seen on March 21, the eclipse will fall on the 13th day (like what is illustrated in I, Pet Goat II).

Now, here's what makes the atomic clock stopping at 4:11 so interesting. With the blood moon on April 4 being either on the 13th or 14th days of the 1st month, the last day of The Feast, which is the 21st day, is going to intersect with April 11 (4:11). The 21st day of the 1st month is either going to begin at sunset on April 10th (10-11), or 11th (11-12). Intersection. The last day of The Feast is appointed for the Bride Theft.

4:11 - Information! News Flash! It's later than you think!

If the 21st day of the 1st month happens to begin at sunset on April 10th, that High Holy Day of The Feast overlaps the weekly Shabbat, which is not an essential requirement, in my mind, but the Bridegroom Y'shua was Himself raised during the weekly Shabbat.

The Pastor's clock that was used to signal us has notable features. First off, its a clock, which tells time, of course, and that's the subject we need to know about for the coming hour's salvation.

I explained how the 4:11 time code highlighting April 11 probably intersects the last day of The Feast. That last day of the 7 day Feast is the 21st day of the 1st month, and the number 21 signals the meaning of time, the fullness of time, the end of time and timelessness. We've been writing for years now about a time mission, appointed for the resetting of time after it's hijacked temporarily for the purpose of releasing the antichrist anointing agency and returning agents of judgment. The time vectoring is the zig-zag path of the lightning bolt, as Satan falls to earth. We think it's likely that the time mission for resetting time and the seizing back of control over time may well be appointed for that 21st day, because it's in the right season and is numbered with the time number. The Pastor's clock was stopped, and, according to Matt's testimony, there was no natural explanation for it. It signaled that time itself stopped.

According to Romans 11, the natural olive branch (first in sequence, the 144k sons of Israel) will be made envious of the wild olive branch. What could possibly cause them to envy? Well, martyrdom is certainly an essential element, but they've seen that before, and by itself, it's not enough.

"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father. ~ John 14:12

What greater works will be done than what He did? The early church multiplied in quantity the deeds He had done, because He had graduated or been so promoted to work through them, and miracles have also continued throughout the age. In these last days, a greater work is coming. Greater than multiplying loaves and fish, greater than healing the blind, and greater even than raising individuals from the dead after 4 days in the grave. What's coming is going to arouse envy. We are convinced it has to do with the time mission, as we've documented.

21 For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will. 22 Unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short. 23 Then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is the Christ,’ or ‘There He is,’ do not believe him. 24 For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect. 25 Behold, I have told you in advance. ~ Matthew 24:21-25

The elect are the benefactors, not the beneficiaries.

When time is temporarily hijacked, one of the Enemy's agendas involves the time lock on a dimensional prison cell. A key operation is the securing of the release of those responsible for the Flood of Noah. We seem to be about half a millennium shy of their full sentence of 70 generations, so that countdown timer needs to be zeroed out for an early release. Seizing control over time will allow the Adversary to exercise a degree of control over the stargates, for a brief season. This is actually all part of the Sovereign God's plan, but let's just keep that little secret between us, shall we? ;)

The Pastor's clock being atomic is a notable fact. The clock itself merely receives a synchronizing transmission from an actual atomic clock that is keyed to the clock location's time zone. Think about the atomic clock in connection with CERN and the LHC supercollider. It's being brought back online to produce atomic collisions, directing opposing proton beams to collide at energies of 13 TeV, about double the previous record breaking level. Code Thirteen. It has been well documented that they are interested in breaching time-space barriers. The official target for start up is the end of March. They expect success by May. April 2015 is the big month on their schedule.

The clock being a projection clock is also notable, since there's an epic hoax coming that we have described as involving a projection through time. Connect the dots. Think it through. The interpretation of, “It's later than we think,” implies that we have been deceived.

In this season, there are going to be even more signs bearing witness to what's coming, and when.

11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, 12 instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, 13 looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, 14 who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds. ~ Titus 2:11-14

In judgment, people get what they deserve, good for good and bad for bad. Look in the mirror long and hard.

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me and know my anxious thoughts;
24 And see if there be any hurtful way in me,
And lead me in the everlasting way.
~ Psalm 139:23-24

7 The way of the righteous is smooth;
O Upright One, make the path of the righteous level.
8 Indeed, while following the way of Your judgments, O Lord,
We have waited for You eagerly;
Your name, even Your memory, is the desire of our souls.
9 At night my soul longs for You,
Indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently;
For when the earth experiences Your judgments
The inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
10 Though the wicked is shown favor,
He does not learn righteousness;
He deals unjustly in the land of uprightness,
And does not perceive the majesty of the Lord.
~ Isaiah 26:7-10

Monday, February 23, 2015

In the Land of the Blind, the One-eyed Man is King

There is a saying that in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. The land is filled with the blind, and so it is that the land is ruled by one-eyed kings.

Do you sit there with a smug look on your face, pointing your finger at others with a self-assurance that you yourself see perfectly well? I challenge you to consider well how you would know this thing with such confidence? Do the blind not all claim to see? Yet, you constantly assure yourself, “I see, I see,” while looking away from the darkness in you, and you are willing to receive false comfort in maintaining your secret blind spots. This can not be tolerated. Two eyes are required of us, eyes that see clearly, that are able to look long and soberly in the mirror in the bright light of day and then judge rightly within the church.

21 Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls. 22 But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; 24 for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. 25 But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does. ~ James 1:21-25

17 Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, 18 I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see. 19 Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent. ~ Revelation 3:17-19

What is this eye salve? It's metaphorical, and because it makes the eye a seeing eye it compares to what makes the ear a hearing ear. What the Lord has granted us to know about developing a hearing ear is this purchasing of the eye salve.

So take care how you listen; for whoever has, to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has shall be taken away from him.” ~ Luke 8:18

But eye salve is costly. It costs us our independence, or so we think. (John 8:31-36 and Romans 8) It costs us our very lives, or so we think. The irony is that to truly live and become free we must buy from the Lord His gold refined by fire, white garments and eye salve. It costs everything, but in this trading one master for another is a bargain that is truly measured beyond our capacity to grasp. We make the purchase in heaven's market as we take up our cross and follow Him. What this looks like as it is walked out in shoe leather, sweat, tears and blood, is obedience. Humble submission. Genuine love, honor and respect for the Lord's authority and holiness. But let's get to where the shoe leather meets the road.

If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. ~ John 14:15

Remember the words I spoke to you: 'No servant is greater than his master.' if they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. ~ John 15:20

Has the Lord not brought forth a crying out for gender propriety, a commanding of respect for His appointment of rank and order among men and women? Even the simple practice of head covering has been dismissed. Why do you claim to see and love when you still despise and reject His commandments? If you had obeyed, you would now be seeing and hearing. You sit under judgment in ignorance of your own state. Have you abstained from whoring in the marketplace of churchianity as you follow the one-eyed kings appointed over the spotted flocks? Where is the respect for His authority, you men who abide the teaching of women and yield up your authority to women and children? Where is the exercise of wisdom and discernment as you think to attain what is pure from the fountains of impurity? When love is claimed, when have you dared to hold it up to the standards of 1 Corinthians 13? You have sold yourselves on the cheap with those who practice lawlessness, caring not for the cross that paid for your life with righteous blood. You abide conflicts of interest in the church where Christ is named when even those outside the fold would cry foul. Where the self exaltation of celebrity endorsements abound you acclaim the air of humility. Where the symbols wielded by the hordes of the Enemy of your souls abound, you dismiss them still as if they are of no consequence, and remain bound and blinded by them. You respond to the rallying cry of those leading the saints in rebellion as though it is your duty in service to God, when instead, He has commanded you to peaceably submit. Instead of taking up your cross, you take up your sword, and so it must be. In the day when He brings the reaping, His authority and holiness will be manifest, and you will weep with sorrow that will only be wiped away after your filthy robe has been washed clean in His blood.

Is there no one who will stand and give a right testimony, bearing witness to the Lord's patience in bringing a people to salvation? Let it be known that the Lord will have a people, raised up from among us, upright in heart. He will not be mocked.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Warning to Sardis

1 To the angel of the church in Sardis write: He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars, says this: ‘I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. 2 Wake up, and strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die; for I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of My God. 3 So remember what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent. Therefore if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you. 4 But you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their garments; and they will walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. 5 He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. 6 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’ ~ Revelation 3:1-6

Saturday, February 21, 2015

A Vision and Word from the Lord

As I was praying I had a vision. I saw a large and magnificent Lion jump through what looked like a large mirror, or pane of glass in a large frame. The Lion then stood there and I could see his mane and face. I then heard the following word, which began at 6:13pm - the Lord told me "Tell My people" - and I was still a bit taken aback by the vision and He said, "write this down." I grabbed my notebook, looked at the clock, noted the time and began to write.

"Tell My people that the Lion of the Tribe of Judah is coming quickly, and He shall deal swiftly and severely with all those who have failed to heed His call to repentance. All those who have failed to submit themselves to His authority and subject themselves to His sovereign will shall find themselves among the hypocrites in the day of accounting that is soon coming forth. Take heed to these words, and understand that the hour of your judgment has come. Let the righteous remain righteous, and the wicked remain wicked. All that I have spoken shall come to pass, and the hour of fulfillment has arrived, Thus saith the Lord. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob has spoken."

The word ended at 6:21pm.

Let Arrogant Gamers Beware

Aaron and I rejoiced to break bread together last night, celebrating the turns of the season. Our conversation turned, as it often does, to a review of what we know and what we think we know and (the larger by magnitudes of order category of) what we don't know about what lies ahead. At one point, something occurred to us, an insight of some note, which should make some of us tremble. Are you maintaining a “wait and see” approach to the season's development? Intellectually, it might seem like wise approach, but is it good enough? The answer is, no, and in a little bit I'll explain our insight about this.

Aaron brought up a situation from the book of Jasher that really spoke to him recently. The whole 12th chapter of Jasher is relevant, but this is the primary section of focus.

18 And Haran at that time felt inclined to follow the ways of Abram, but he kept it within himself. 19 And Haran said in his heart, Behold now the king has seized Abram on account of these things which Abram did, and it shall come to pass, that if Abram prevail over the king I will follow him, but if the king prevail I will go after the king. 20 And when Terah had spoken this to the king concerning Haran his son, the king ordered Haran to be seized with Abram. 21 And they brought them both, Abram and Haran his brother, to cast them into the fire; and all the inhabitants of the land and the king's servants and princes and all the women and little ones were there, standing that day over them. 22 And the king's servants took Abram and his brother, and they stripped them of all their clothes excepting their lower garments which were upon them. 23 And they bound their hands and feet with linen cords, and the servants of the king lifted them up and cast them both into the furnace. 24 And the Lord loved Abram and he had compassion over him, and the Lord came down and delivered Abram from the fire and he was not burned. 25 But all the cords with which they bound him were burned, while Abram remained and walked about in the fire. 26 And Haran died when they had cast him into the fire, and he was burned to ashes, for his heart was not perfect with the Lord; and those men who cast him into the fire, the flame of the fire spread over them, and they were burned, and twelve men of them died.” ~ Jasher 12:18-26

Haran was no dummy. He was going to see which way the wind blew, then set sail in that direction. The righteous judgment was that “his heart was not perfect with the Lord,” and when Abram was saved, he was destroyed. Even though Haran was inclined to follow the ways of his brother Abram, he didn't. Ruminate on that for a moment.

I've written plenty about what I call the sign for the Bride. In 2 Thessalonians 2 we are given to know that there will be no harvest of the saints until after a special event is witnessed. This event may therefore be understood as a sign, because only after the man of lawlessness is revealed will the Lord gather His precious ripened crops out of His harvest field unto Himself, each in its own order. Because there's a brief span of time indicated between the sign and the harvests, some, in a place hidden down deep in their souls, see the sign as an opportunity, assessing how much longer they can get away with whatever they feel they are have gotten away with, with regard to their behavior and the character it stems from. If Bob's prediction is right, and the lawless one is revealed in the neighborhood of how and when Bob predicts it will, then I'll take his advice and repent. Everything is bet upon the shrewd calculation that is thought to bring them safely in just under the wire - qualified for the grand prize. Hey, why not ride the fence on the whole Bride Theft thing, playing “wait and see” on the revealing of the lawless one. Who knows, you might be able to continue pleasing your own self for years to come, right? That's a miscalculation and a bad bet. It's what arrogance looks like, not humility, and it's already come into judgment.

Aaron and I are here to tell you that it's not going to work that way. The Lord has got that angle covered, like with Haran, who was burned to ashes even though he was inclined toward Abram. He knows the hearts of men and He's not looking away with a dismissive wink. This is what He indicated to us last night during our conversation. If you think you're going to game the system with the wisdom of Haran, think again. Instead of recognizing the sign you're going to be deceived. Being deceived, you're not going to repent. Your Midnight cry wake up call basically comes with the Bride Theft - TOO LATE for you!

In connection with the revealing of the lawless one there's going to come a deception, an epic hoax, targeting the hope and faith of the saints. (See “The Lying Report - A Supernatural Multimedia Hoax (The Sign for the Bride)” and “Part 3 - Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 - The Ultimate Hoax”) Few will be able to resist, only those who are truly awake and alert, who have received the love of the truth. Everyone else will perish (v. 10), with the sudden destruction recorded in 1 Thessalonians 5.

8 Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; 9 that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, 10 and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. 11 For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, 12 in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness. ~ 2 Thessalonians 2:8-12

Do you grasp how that discernment isn't on the basis of intellectual acuity or fact retention? There are no loopholes to be exploited by those who arrogantly think they have outsmarted the Devil or outsmarted the sovereign God. No fence riding, bet hedging, sandbagging or any kind of manipulative gamble is going to pay any dividends whatsoever. The narrow gate into the Good Shepherd's sheepfold is the only way in, and no back door or side door exploits exist. No kind of tunneling, pole vaulting or skydiving efforts will meet with success. There is no short cut around the long narrow way of picking up your cross and following Him.

There's a reason why I don't call the revealing more inclusively the sign for Bride candidates or the sign for the church. It's because only a small number of saints will be awake and alert and able to perceive it when the sign occurs. Truly, only a small number are still awake and alert now, and able to receive what the spirit is revealing. Many in this hour are still reading Matthew 25's account of the 10 virgins and patting themselves on the back because they know they have oil, while failing to realize that it is the fact of having fallen asleep that disqualifies them from being joined to the Bridegroom in the wedding ceremony.

So, are you gambling on having the season between the revealing of the lawless one and the Bride Theft to repent? Have you avoided the Lord's discipline, failing to submit when he calls your attention to the idols in your life? Have you been “ducking the humble stick” when it begins to swing in your direction? Is gender propriety just for someone else? Is time and money still yours to do with as it pleases you? Are your natural abilities and spiritual gifts likewise, for use if, when and how it pleases you?

Are we trying to manipulate you by telling you all this? No. We are telling you straight up that you're not smarter than God and that you're not going to cheat your way into any reward you don't deserve. Real faith, hope and love will be rewarded. What is insincere will be exposed. To the dim-eyed, it might look like I'm just beating a dead horse with this message, but this race is not over yet.

24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. 25 Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 26 Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; 27 but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified. ~ 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. ~ Hebrews 12:1-3

Friday, February 20, 2015

Celebrating the passing of a season!

Aaron and I believe that a special milestone of this age is upon us. The new moon has just been sighted, making this weekly Shabbat one with the new moon Shabbat. That's not really rare, but what makes this one special is because it signals the beginning of the 12th month of the Sacred or Harvest year. The following is the report received from Karaite-Korner.

We have to be tentative about what this means because hope and speculation are involved in the matter of what's next. Hope; because while we have confidence in what we've come to expect (a key transition of the age) , we don't see what lies before us. Speculation; because the calendar depends on observation and what we anticipate is based on past observation and probabilities.

There's a high probability that, in the span of another lunar cycle, the annual cycle will restart. Because of where we are in the age, and because of the symbolism of calendar, we believe that's going to be a major milestone in the age of man!

Each month that has passed since the institution of the Lord's calendar, the Bride of Christ has been celebrated. The moon has no light of its own. When the moon first becomes visible in the season of waxing, it is a sign of the Bride as she begins to reflect the radiant glory of her Bridegroom. What a beautiful symbol! The beginning of each month is predicated upon that observance, a foundation of the calendar of the Lord of all. The Bride is that important to the Bridegroom! After the 12th month of the agricultural year, the next one in sequence might be the 13th month, or it might be the 1st. Which one it will be is determined by the status of the barley crop, which is examined just prior to the new moon watch. If it is determined that the crop will be ripe enough to offer to the Lord as a sacrifice at the appointed time, during the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Hag haMatzot), the sighting of the new moon will mark the beginning of a new year. If it won't be ready in time for the wave offering, a 13 month will begin. The unleavened barley represents the Bride. What is being so cryptically enacted anticipates the Bride being ready to be offered to her Bridegroom. Will she be mature? The Bible's harvest allegory is about the Earth as the Lord's harvest field. He is the Lord of the Harvest. When He reaps, it is His crop of people that are the fruits. Since the institution of that prophetic rehearsal or type, the Bride has not yet been determined to be ready. It's not a useless exercise. It's going to be fulfilled! In another month, we believe the barley will be aviv, and the type will bear witness to the status of the Bride of Christ in reality! Will the Bride be examined and found to be in such a state of maturity that she will be ready to harvest from the earth at the appointed time? If so, the one that we're celebrating tonight is the last one in a very long season of unfulfilled foreshadowing.

Shabbat Shalom!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Acts, the Chronicles: Reflections on the Ways and Means

Some major personal milestones have already been introduced in this chronicling; salvation, apostolic anointing, the revelation of the celestial sign of the Lord's return in judgment in 1991 and the later insight into the missing link that establishes this current Shemitah cycle as the one appointed for a radical transition of the age. What the Lord has done and continues to do in bringing alongside me a partner into this work is of huge significance, and, really, it represents another major milestone in the work. I met Aaron Hermann in late 2010 through a very interesting interaction with a popular online ministry. We expect that more attention will be given to that in the near future.

Once the celestial sign was revealed as a fulfillment of Jacob's deathbed prophecy to his son Judah (Genesis 49:10), in the course of intensely seeking to understand what it meant, the Lord began to correct my thinking about many things. He was granting insight into such things that I'd never even sought to know. One of the notable incidentals was the paternity of Cain. Because the Lord had by that time already dealt with my faith theology, He was confirming what He had taught me about the key to developing a hearing ear, about duty and what it was to go beyond duty in a right way, and the fruit of that endeavor. He was demonstrating by an outpouring of secrets how access to His treasure chest is granted to the trustworthy, whom He qualifies according to His good pleasure. Character issues were substantially dealt with in the process as a requirement, and in that, light was shined on what was profoundly both personal and impersonal. It was a weaving of a three-fold cord that was faith, hope and love. On that foundation, He dealt with me on a central theme of the chronology of the end times. That was very apparently a thread used to unravel a complex fabric. Knowledge about the timing of certain key events exposes the relationship between the events, and that in turn exposes detail about the characters and dynamics involved. An adventure began that continues to unfold in this late hour in no less spectacular fashion than it had at the start!

The foundation that had been built, by 1991's life changing discovery, was sufficient to get me started on this new journey, but there was a lot of work to be done - and undone. Unlearning is not as easy as it might seem. I know that will resonate with many of you. I discovered that some of what I thought I knew actually was sound. I have had to continually test and retest my assumptions. The Lord is a masterful mentor. He had given me enough of a foundation, and there was nothing that couldn't be corrected and made sound in this grand reconstruction project. I can now reflect back upon how I have had the enormous benefit of many years of laboring in The Master's development program. How much mercy and favor has been shown to me in this will some day be known. It is beyond my ability to grasp the scope and scale of it. How much further there is to go is something I can only put into a time perspective. He's almost done because time is almost up.

Even though the Lord was very early on opening to me the chronology of the end, with dates anchored to the calendar, I had quite a struggle reconciling that matter because I had been schooled in the secret rapture doctrine, that no one would or could know when the Lord was coming. I couldn't effectively resolve the obvious conflict until revelation insight into Matthew 24:36 came many years later. I admit to being more than a little obtuse. With that said, I also know very well how the Lord Himself hides things and reveals them in due season. Like with the peeling of an onion, layers of opening revelation are often exposed in a controlled sequence.

I was a long time in coming to some very fundamental issues with my character, too. The Lord is merciful and patient. Even now, the Lord's attentiveness to refining Aaron and myself continues, and this has to be the most potent witness to the lateness of the hour.

My thinking about apostles and prophets has certainly been made real. The anointing does not make one perfect, but it is a provision made for the perfecting of the saints. Pastors and teachers are not perfect, neither are those with a gift ministry of evangelism, nor prophets or apostles. In these last days, the church will be made glorious, according to the declaration made by Henry Gruver, an agent of securing the release of the anointing for this closing season's work. The Bridegroom will have a spotless Bride! It won't come through men and women who are without fault, but without blame.

Speaking also to the finality of the season, we continue to see the Lord closing loops, fulfilling promises and emphatically signaling the fulfillment of other promises.

Aaron and I just recorded a rather impromptu conversation about the qualification of the Bride and published it to the blog. The Two-fold Bride Qualification is related to the parallel working I wrote about above. I first observed the dynamic of the love-knowledge pairing on a personal level, as the Lord worked a curriculum to prepare me. It was apparent that this is His way of preparing a worthy Bride for Himself. A few days ago, the Lord prompted Aaron and I to review some passages of scripture together, and what was highlighted I recognize as a closing of a loop. I can't say how much of this I had seen before, but what we saw in Matthew 24 and 2 Thessalonians 2 and most plainly in 1 Thessalonians 4 and 5 spoke so loudly to us! In 1 Thessalonians, there were two things that those saints did not need to be written to about. The first being, the love of the brethren, and the second, times and the epochs.

4:9 Now as to the love of the brethren, you have no need for anyone to write to you,
for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another;
5:1 Now as to the times and the epochs, brethren, you have no need of anything to be written to you.
2 For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night.

The saints were taught by God to love one another. We're not told how they came to learn about the times and epochs, but they knew full well about the day of the Lord coming just like a thief in the night. They knew that this represented salvation itself, in a day of separation when those who didn't know full well would suddenly meet with destruction. Was this just for them, then? That season that is now in the distant past was not when the Lord would come just like a thief in the night. The message is for us, dear friends, upon whom the end of the age has now come. How are we to come to learn about times and epochs, to have such confidence that we know full well? How indeed. Has our hope been compromised by the loss of some record, some lost Pauline book? Are there no more apostles, or have they truly been restored, to carry on the work to completion?

Well, those are some good questions.

You have to give serious consideration to whether I'm just another clever pitch man trying to sell you a version of things, manipulating, manning a net, running a filter, appointed to screen you out of inclusion in the Bride company. Most are, you should know. Yet, the Lord will have a worthy Bride. You yourself will not be able to excuse yourself, should you fail to be found worthy in the day of accounting. You will not be able to point at me and claim that I deceived you, or someone else deceived you, and get a waiver for failing to make the grade. You will be judged on your own merit, according to the judgment of the one who invented fairness. Aaron and I will give account of our words and deeds. If our concern is, by persuasive language or such works as this chronicling, to make our own case more convincing, more compelling than the next guys, or if we are inventing ploys to disarm you and steer you toward failure, we will be dealt with most severely. Unto whom much is given, much is demanded - and we are utterly convinced that we have been given much.

One of the things that speaks loudly to us about the lateness of the hour is another kind of closing loop. One of the systems of validation for the celestial sign of 1991 involves the Psalms. Popularized by the late J.R. Church, what he called the Hidden prophecies of the Psalms demonstrated a correlation between the numbering of the Psalms and the calendar. Very simply, Psalm 48 represented the year 1948, the next Psalm, 1949, and so on. Although this was not completely obvious and there is surely more to the matter, it is a valid pattern. I made a considerable effort to document what I perceived in Psalm 91 about 1991 and the Gulf war, and about the celestial sign. In that early season, I spent what seemed like endless hours scouring the Psalms in search of seven Psalm spans that I anticipated would lead me to identify the seven year span of Daniel's seventieth week. That was not the road to discovery. However, after having come to learn that a Shemitah began in 1991 and that the one of note began in 2012, I can identify Psalm 115 as the one that conceals and reveals something about this year appointed for two key harvests, of the barley (Pesah) and wheat (Shavuot). Here are the closing verses.

16 The heavens are the heavens of the Lord, But the earth He has given to the sons of men. 17 The dead do not praise the Lord, Nor do any who go down into silence; 18 But as for us, we will bless the Lord From this time forth and forever. Praise the Lord! ~ Psalm 115:16-18

Echo that! Praise the Lord! The “we” who “will bless the Lord from this time forth and forever” are the former dead! Are you rejoicing with us in this? We, as you, are operating here and now on the basis of faith, and hope.

24 For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it. ~ Romans 8:24-25

Our report is that we are passing on to you what we ourselves are receiving. With the Lord as our witness.

Have you considered all the historical evidence Tom Horn has researched and presented in recent years, demonstrating how many saints over the years, and, too, the spiritual leaders of other cultures, have pointed to the season of 2012-2016 as one of fulfillment. They are not wrong.

Today, in the place where Aaron and I have now been brought, we see so vividly a testimony of the Lord's love that far exceeds our ability to convey by other means than to quote scripture. He does occasionally give us ways of personal expression of the insight, and we rejoice together in these revelations. We have recently been repeating the insight that there will be a continual deepening and opening of the revelation of our Lord's love for ages to come, and this is being emphasized to us in our experience. We are profoundly touched and changed, and we can only bear witness that it is an expression of the sovereign Lord's working according to His good pleasure!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Sign of 21 Coptic Christians Beheaded by ISIS on the Libyan Shore

7 The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer. 8 Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. 9 Be hospitable to one another without complaint. 10 As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.11 Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you; 13 but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation. 14 If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. 15 Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler; 16 but if anyone suffers as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name. 17 For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And if it is with difficulty that the righteous is saved, what will become of the godless man and the sinner? 19 Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right. ~ 1 Peter 4:7-19

This passage of scripture makes many points that are speaking to us on many levels, personal and corporate. Some of them relate to the recently reported beheading in Libya. In a season filled with signs, this event and some of the official responses to it speak to Aaron and I as a sign. The combination of signal elements bears testimony about what's coming in a short couple of months, which we have been led to warn about in no uncertain terms.

We're not insensitive to the grief suffered by those loved ones left behind by the victims. Neither are we insensitive to the far, far greater scale of loss pictured by the sign.

The following excerpts are from this article from February 15: Video purports to show IS militants beheading hostages

“The militants had been holding 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians hostage for weeks, all laborers rounded up from the city of Sirte in December and January.
The Coptic Church in a statement called on its followers to have "confidence that their great nation won't rest without retribution for the evil criminals."
The video, released Sunday night, depicts several men in orange jumpsuits being led along a beach, each accompanied by a masked militant. The men are made to kneel and one militant, dressed differently that the others, addresses the camera in North American-accented English.

"All crusaders: safety for you will be only wishes, especially if you are fighting us all together. Therefore we will fight you all together," he said. "The sea you have hidden Sheikh Osama Bin Laden's body in, we swear to Allah we will mix it with your blood."

The men are then laid face-down and simultaneously beheaded.

The militant speaker then pointed northward across the red-stained waves and said, "We will conquer Rome, by Allah's permission."

In el-Aour, a dusty and impoverished village some 200 kilometers (125 miles) south of Cairo and home to 13 of the hostages, friends and family assumed the worst as soon as the photo was published on Thursday.

On Saturday, two days after the photo appeared, the community was wrapped in sorrow. Men covered their heads with dirt in a sign of both grief and shame. Women slapped their own faces or let out heart-wrenching shrieks of pain.”

If you're not already very familiar with The Open Scroll Blog, this commentary and decoding of the symbols probably won't make much sense, but there is a foundation for what I will state as matters of fact. The number 21 has the meaning of time, the fullness of time, and the end of time. Time was up for those identified as Coptic Christians. To say they were Egyptian would be redundant, because the Coptic Church is the Egyptian Church. I won't presume to know anything about the victims, whether they were actually saints or what their status might have been at the time of their death. The Lord has that matter well in hand and I'm not judging it. As modeling a sign to us, however, I see two levels of truth represented here.

On one hand, they represent the church that is the Bride. Egypt is sometimes a prophetic type of Heaven. We believe the number 21 speaks of the 21st day of the first month on the Lord's calendar, when we expect the Bride to be harvested from the Lord's harvest field that is the Earth. The Bride will pass through death as through the sea. The blood of the slain in Libya was mixed with the sea for the emphasis of the type. The #21 speaks to us of John 21, where Peter leaped from the fishing boat into the sea and swam to the shore, where he met Jesus. That was a death and resurrection scenario. Dead, while in the sea. Alive, when emerging on dry land, in the presence of his Lord. We believe many saints will be martyred in those days soon to come, a Barley Crop who have been made a worthy and acceptable sacrifice.

On the other hand, multitudes of saints will fail to qualify as a worthy sacrifice in that hour, for having soiled robes, having neglected to wash theim in the blood of Christ, for failing to truly take up their crosses and follow Him. In this version of the sign, which is what grieves me in this hour, the Coptic Christians represent the typical Christian, who is “Egyptian” in the sense of professing Christ while worshiping the gods of Egypt, namely the sun god Osiris raised into Horus. As the Bride is taken, 21 - time is up - the saints as drunken and sleeping in the night get a Sign of Jonah, a Midnight Cry wake up call, as they are left behind and cast out with the hypocrites. A wild olive branch, broken off the tree. Time is up for carnal idolatrous Christianity! A great multitude will then wash their robes in the blood of the Lamb, while the rest will fail the love test once more. Coptic Christians, martyred on the shore of the sea.

The naming of the Egyptian goddess Isis in the context is unavoidable, because that's the familiar label of the “Libyan militants.” They do follow the goddess through their rebel acts, and so do “Coptic Christians.” She is the Madonna, Mary.

What was the response of the loved ones?

In el-Aour, a dusty and impoverished village some 200 kilometers (125 miles) south of Cairo and home to 13 of the hostages, friends and family assumed the worst as soon as the photo was published on Thursday. On Saturday, two days after the photo appeared, the community was wrapped in sorrow. Men covered their heads with dirt in a sign of both grief and shame. Women slapped their own faces or let out heart-wrenching shrieks of pain.”

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. ~ 1 Thessalonians 4:13

Based only on this report, we see the loved ones, whom we may assume are also Coptic Christians, grieving like the rest who have no hope. There is no celebration that they will be raised first and joined with the living to meed the Lord in the air. The description of el-Aour, which was the home of “hostages” who numbered 13, speaks to us. Code 13. They were beheaded. According to legend, thirteen pieces of dismembered Osiris were scattered on the sea, and were subsequently collected and assembled by Isis. With a substitute phallus, she magically produced Horus.

With an understanding of what is being accomplished by this continuing “terrorist” activity, it is truly a working of Isis bringing forth Horus. Coptic Christians, along with Jews and other innocents are being sacrificed in blood ritual toward that end. The world is being manipulated through leveraging of controlled and opposing forces.

What was the official response of the Coptic Church?

The Coptic Church in a statement called on its followers to have "confidence that their great nation won't rest without retribution for the evil criminals."

By looking to the secular government for justice, it may look to some like they are trusting the Lord to uphold the promise of Romans 13 :4, but really, it's not that at all. At the close of the previous chapter, we read:

19 Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord. 20 “BUT IF YOUR ENEMY IS HUNGRY, FEED HIM, AND IF HE IS THIRSTY, GIVE HIM A DRINK; FOR IN SO DOING YOU WILL HEAP BURNING COALS ON HIS HEAD.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. ~ Romans 12:19-21

Verse 20 does not direct us to let the government settle the matter, as God's agent, until the government is satisfied with retribution. Not even close. The Coptic Church response is a carnal flesh response.

What was the official response of the Pope? Here's what he had to say. From Pope Francis Denounces Isis Slaughter: ‘Their Blood Confesses Christ’.

““They were killed simply because they were Christians,” he said.

Francis made reference to the speech that Chalmers had given, in which he spoke of what is happening in the land of Jesus. “The blood of our Christian brothers and sisters is a witness that cries out to be heard,” the Pope said.

“It makes no difference whether they be Catholics, Orthodox, Copts or Protestants,” the Pope continued. “They are Christians! Their blood is one and the same. Their blood confesses Christ.”

The Pope drew inspiration from this witness to urge Christians to work harder toward unity.

“As we recall these brothers and sisters who were killed only because they confessed Christ,” he said, “I ask that we encourage one another to go forward with this ecumenism that is emboldening us, the ecumenism of blood.”

“The martyrs belong to all Christians,” he said.”

The Vicar of (anti)Christ seized the opportunity to promote the agenda of the goddess to whom he is devoted. Ecumenism - drawing the world together as one. Doesn't anyone see the epic irony there?

And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints and of all who have been slain on the earth. ~ Revelation 18:24

Thesis. Antithesis. Synthesis.

Monday, February 16, 2015

A Fit Word About Love and Truth

When it comes to discerning what's going on today in the church of the body of Christ, the following passage of scripture provides priceless wisdom.

1 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing. 4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. ~ 1 Corinthians 13:1-7

If we can accept the Lord's standards and abide in them ourselves, we find the Lord helping us with our own hypocrisy, and we so need that help! If we come to a place of maturity, a place where we don't exempt anyone from the bright light of critical examination, we can look upon our friends, family and professing ministers of the church with the Lord's own heart and mind to see what genuinely is of His love, and what is not. If, in this late hour, we find ourselves lacking such discernment - and the Lord has not swiftly dealt with the matter - it does not bode well for us.

Aaron and I are not here to tell you comforting words or to pretend that we ourselves are exempt from the Lord's present work of refining character. We don't want to be found engaging in any effort to sell you anything, neither merchandise nor versions of anything of our own proud invention. Persuasive writing is a tool that we as any writer must wield on occasion, but if it is for personal gain, we find ourselves unworthy of being accounted among the Lord's servants.

Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you. ~ 1 Timothy 4:16

Pray for us, as for yourselves. We perceive that some among us have already been disqualified from the Lord's Bride company, yet we press on with hope, greatly encouraged, because we ourselves are convinced more and more that the Lord will soon have a spotless Bride.

10 And he said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near. 11 Let the one who does wrong, still do wrong; and the one who is filthy, still be filthy; and let the one who is righteous, still practice righteousness; and the one who is holy, still keep himself holy.” 12 “Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done. ~ Revelation 22:10-12

8 As for me, I heard but could not understand; so I said, “My lord, what will be the outcome of these events?” 9 He said, “Go your way, Daniel, for these words are concealed and sealed up until the end time. 10 Many will be purged, purified and refined, but the wicked will act wickedly; and none of the wicked will understand, but those who have insight will understand. ~ Daniel 12:8-10

Take heed unto yourselves. It is past due time to put contentions and strivings behind you, and the running fruitlessly to and fro.

In the following passages of scripture, don't be quick to read yourself into the favorable position. Mind the conditions and make no presumptions. If there is conviction, let the Lord minister to you until He is satisfied.

Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make Our abode with him. 24 He who does not love Me does not keep My words, and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father's who sent Me. ~ John 14:23-24 23

3 By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. 4 The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; 5 but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: 6 the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked. ~ 1 John 2:3-6

22 But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; 24 for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. 25 But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does. ~ James 1:22-25

22b) Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. 23a) For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. ~ 1 Samuel 15:22b-23a

There's nothing wrong with sacrifice, which is sometimes required, but, in a comparison of the two, one is better.

46 Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? 47 Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them, I will show you whom he is like: 48 he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the torrent burst against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. 49 But the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly, is like a man who built a house on the ground without any foundation; and the torrent burst against it and immediately it collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great. ~ Luke 6:46-49

21 Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22 Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’ ~ Matthew 7:21-23

How is lawlessness manifesting in this late hour? Consider the behavior and values of those who profess to have but truly have not love.

17 But Jesus looked at them and said, "What then is this that is written: 'THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED, THIS BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER stone'? 18 "Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, it will scatter him like dust." ~ Luke 20:17-18

Make note: There is no stone-free option.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Acts, the Chronicles: Milestone #3 - The Missing Link

In a personal chronicling of the seasons leading up to this point in time, when another pivotal season of biblical history is about to begin in earnest, there are a small number of milestones that really stand out to me. When the Lord drew me to Himself so dramatically in 1980, that established a foundational relationship. When I received an apostolic anointing in 1988, another level was built upon the foundation. There have been several events which have occurred throughout my entire life that stand out as being very notable, and among them are some that have to be considered as milestones, but in comparison to the top two, the next most significant might well be the simple revelation insight I received in 2008.

I had been seeking to understand the meaning of the celestial sign of 1991 for many years but a key element was missing. I understood that it was the sign of the Lord's coming in judgment and that it established a certain date on the Lord's calendar as a hard reference point. As my understanding blossomed over time, I came to learn how his “2nd coming” compared to His 1st. He had been conceived, then born, lived and was baptized. He died, was raised and subsequently ascended. All was not fulfilled in the occasion of His birth on Yom Teruah in 2 BC. Neither was all fulfilled in 1991 when another Yom Teruah was marked by the celestial sign. That was a significant beginning of a season. The events would follow that would be recognized as the occasions of fulfilling prophecy. After discovering the celestial sign, the focus of the work of discovering the chronology of the end times was upon a particular week of years, which might be described as Daniel's 70th 7. What the Lord was revealing about certain events was in the context of this singular week. What puzzled me was why the Lord continued to conceal the relationship between the celestial sign and that week. I had come to learn how the week was a Shemitah, one of the sevens of years that had been cycling since year one from Adam, on the Lord's calendar. I had also learned that the sign of 1991 marked the transition of a Shemitah cycle, and while that was certainly a key element, it wasn't enough. Which Shemitah was going to be the appointed week? It only made sense that they would be known relative to the celestial reference, but what was the count? It was in 2008 that the answer came. When the long missing link was finally granted, the revelation was bittersweet.

Here's the verse that describes the celestial sign of 1991:

The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. ~ Genesis 49:10 (KJV)

Cryptic, right? Here's the verse that triggered the insight in 2008.

Truly, truly, I say to you, a rooster will not crow until you deny Me three times. ~ John 13:38

Again, that is cryptic. Of all the kinds of signs there could have been arranged for Peter, why that particular one? It's neither random nor devoid of meaning. It was a sign for Peter then and a sign for the church, upon whom the end of the age has come. Given the context in which I received the revelation through that verse, the message to me was immediately apparent. I knew that this was the missing link I had long sought to discover. That was cause for rejoicing, but that was overshadowed by the sobering knowledge that there would be 7 more years to the finish, and severe trials lay ahead. With that foreboding insight came the tempering awareness that the trials were necessary. It was for mercy's sake, because we needed the season to finish getting ready. Yet, we would be ready!

Peter's three denials in sequence represented the failing of the church to pass the tests in the three Shemitah cycles that followed the sign of 1991. In the fourth Shemitah, there would be no more denying the Lord! The rooster would then crow! I understood very clearly that the rooster crowing represented the voice and trumpet call that heralds the Lord's harvest of dead and living in Christ.

15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words. ~ 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18

Although many saints automatically associate that passage with what's known as the pre-trib rapture theory, you should know that, even though it has been co-opted (like 2 Thessalonians 2) in the minds of many, it is nonetheless a legitimate scripture with a comforting message. Not everything about that popular theory is false, although many of the assumptions made are indeed false.

The benefit provided in 2008 by being able to link the week of fulfillment with the celestial sign was such a big deal that I count it in the top 3 milestones in this recording of the chronicle. It was that long awaited insight that established the primary Shemitah as the one that would begin on Yom Teruah in 2012, the one numbered 860 from Adam. This age is going to be 86'ed! Because the Lord gave me to know when certain events would take place within the context of that week, the calendar dating was no longer unknown. The Lord promised that some would know when He would come for His Bride, and that insight is so important that he hid even the “knowability” of the time!

Since 2008, there have been many struggles and severe trials, and many losses and victories won. Delivered, as promised. It makes sense to me now why the Lord would conceal the link from me until 2008. Valuable lessons were learned in the seasons long process of coming to that knowledge. The world is now a far different place, and I am a far different man. As a student at the Lord's feet, I've learned things in the last 7 years that have boggled my mind, but it has been the refinement of my character that I see as the more important work accomplished.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

(Updated) Commentary and Insight into Mystery Babylon, in the Midst of the Quayle/Hagmann and Erevna/Peschmann Controversy

We have been following the controversy over the efforts of Michael Erevna (Kirk McLeod) and Marinka Peschmann as they blow the whistle on some fraud perpetrated by Doug Hagmann and Steve Quayle. Claims about Doug being the victim of NSA surveillance, and about being the victim of a "SWAT" team assault have been challenged, and the response is revealing. Peschmann and Erevna also shine the light on the grossly inappropriate security permissions of the Hagmann and Hagmann mobile application. You'll find other light shed on what's going on with Steve Quayle in several writings on this blog, and on

Because this is still such a fundamental for Bride candidates, here's a brief on the sector of Mystery Babylon that is the Christian Church. This Babylon is a mixture of the holy and the profane. In the process of separating out the holy, the Lord takes us out of Babylon and then He takes Babylon out of us. At some point, when there is enough distance, we get a startling revelation about its character. The carnal mind can't grasp the self-contradictory reality. We can only accept it as the Lord reveals it. The lies of the profane imprint over the truth, being conveyed along on the truth like a wrapped package, like a glove on a hand.

If you still can't accept what I've been describing, you have not yet received the insight which only comes by revelation. Seek the Lord about drawing you near to Him, in holiness.

The church authorities have been been appointed and established by the authority of the sovereign God, like the governmental authorities. The Lord knows the extent of the corruption - He ordained that it should be so.

Another simile spake he to them: `The reign of the heavens is like to leaven, which a woman having taken, hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.' ~ Matthew 13:33 (YLT)

The Lord has a plan for Mystery Babylon. Its end will come in due time, and justice will be served; but that time is not yet because the necessary work is not complete. This is a sifting, testing, a purification work - and the Lord is getting what He desires, what is pleasing to Him. The Lord is preparing a sacrifice, a people who are worthy. His character as Love will manifest. He is righteous and good and just, and sovereign. Do you trust Him? Can He trust you?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Acts, the Chronicles: Humblings, Resets and Favor!

At this time, the Lord is bringing closure to what was begun in many previous seasons. He is fulfilling promises and He's being very generous with validation for those that are not yet being fulfilled. He gave Aaron and I the promise that power and glory would flow in abundance, and we have begun bearing witness to His faithfulness.

In this installment, I'm going to share an overview of the “opening of the scroll” to me, from a timeline perspective. Before I do, however, I want to share something with you about how we got here doing what we do, something that most of you will find very familiar.

Don't forget what the Lord has done for you. This practice has been an anchor for me, and Aaron, too, has this as a steadfast habit. Make the time to recount the Lord's personal interventions and those you've witnessed on behalf of others, His kindnesses and His disciplines too, the token of His receiving us as “sons.” Remember the miracles, the gifts of healing and provisioning of every kind, with fresh expressions of gratitude. Reflect upon the revelation insight granted, most particularly when He has revealed Himself, personally manifesting Himself to you; His incomparable character, His mind and heart, His sternness and His sense of humor. Bring into rememberance those people and circumstances when He was acting through others on your behalf, those you know and those you don't, but whom the Lord did truly engage. Remember and don't forget that it has ever been about His good pleasure and not your own ability or quality. Yet, how awesome that He has chosen to allow you and I to be partners together with Him! How awesome that we who now labor together will share in each other's reward!

This chronicling of The Open Scroll is about the way of salvation, with the Bride of Christ, of Y'shua haMashiach, as a key agent. It's about the development of character and worthiness, and about being uniquely privy to the Bridegroom's scheduled appointments. I've told many aspects of my story already, logging and publishing impressions and revelation insights online in various writings. There is no time left to read through the entire body of work, but let me encourage you to seek the Lord about where your focus must be, for both the getting and giving.

When the chronology of the end times began to be opened to me in 1991, it was in the wake of extraordinary transitional season. At the time, I couldn't tell you what exactly it was that had happened to me, but much later I came to learn that I had received an apostolic anointing in 1988. This prompted a dramatic retraining according to this calling. So far as milestones go, this ranks pretty high on the list! The Lord had appointed a release of apostolic anointing for the preparation of the church becoming glorious. He brought it about through the agency of brother Henry Gruver and the assembled “Strike Team.” You can read more about it and hear the testimony Henry gave in this post, Release of the Apostolic Anointing in 1988, Henry Gruver, Translation and “Because of the Elect”

Here's the account as he tells it: “We are here by the divine commandment of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the estate that you have bound of the apostolic anointing since the days of the Apostle Paul - that you have bound here since the days of the Apostle Paul - are now loosed to the Body of Christ worldwide for the preparation of the church becoming glorious.”

How many others might have been the recipients of the anointing, I don't know, but what I do know is that the Lord does not constrain Himself to doing things according to our expectations. In my recollection, no open vision, dream or word of prophecy was involved in my experience, and neither was there the appearance of a supernatural being or striking phenomenon; and no man or representative of any institution was engaged for the carrying out of the ordination. I couldn't identify a particular moment of time with the action, but it became apparent that the Lord began to do a new thing with me. He took me to his feet as a student in a very personal way as I was being detached from the religious influence of former associations.

That represented the second major turning point in my life as a saint. It was not unlike the first, in many ways.

By the end of 1979, I had become a broken man. Ruined and with hope of improvement finally snuffed out, the season was capped off with the suffering of a debilitating case of mononucleosis. I was bed-ridden for a month while my dear mother cared for me. I was 22 years old, which seems fitting since I have come to recognize the number as signaling the division of or cutting of the flesh, a number of judgment. My pursuit of a life driven by the flesh nature had been brought to judgment. You can read more about that here: Our Lady of the Bicycle, Playing Cards, Time-Space and the Euchre Miracle. I came to pray the following simple declaration, “I don't know who you are, but if you want me, come and get me, because I'm done.” I was honestly done running. Finally. He wanted me, and He came and got me. This proud fool had to get to the place of being done with the striving of a rebel. Of course, the pride just doesn't go away in one pass through the purifying furnace, but that was my start, in early 1980. Through a health crisis at the end of a long season, I was humbled.

And, that's how it was once again, 8 years later. Eight: a new beginning. Through a health crisis at the end of a long season, I was humbled.

I married in 1986. I had grown a lot since the failed first marriage of my youth, when I was but 19 years young. My daughter Lindsay was born in January of 1988. This picture on the right was Lindsay's first outing, one of my very favorite pictures. It was taken overlooking Folsom Lake at the end of the Dam, just upstream from Folsom Prison. My son Louis was born in 1983, but I didn't meet him until he was turning 2, when I met my wife. I legally adopted her son from her first marriage another year or so after Lindsay was born. As a new husband and father, it should be obvious that my life was in transition, yet there was a lot more going on in that pivotal year, 1988.

My failing health had come to crisis. I was due for another humbling and reset. I always reflect back on such matters with a lemonade kind of perspective. The Lord takes a chosen vessel, adds plenty of sour lemons, then adds just the right amount of sweet sugar and pure water to make it awesome, according to His good pleasure!

In 1980, in the process of how the Lord “came and got me,” He led me in an undeniable way to a home church movement that was considered by some at the time to be the #1 cult in America. The Way International is still around to this day, and I know there's at least a couple offshoot organizations branched off it. I know many of you can relate when I reflect back and call it a nursery school experience, basic training, a springboard and stepping stone. It was the Lord's provision for a season, and I took away from my experience both positives and negatives. All the lessons learned were valuable in some way, because, as with the seasons before and after my involvement, I recognize and acknowledge the Lord's fit provision.

The institution of The Way International kind of crashed and burned, starting in 1985 when the founder died and scandals broke out, and two of the leaders fought over the remnants in 1986. Lots of folks went belly up in the wreckage because they were focused on the flesh. Plenty could be said about all that, but what is expedient is that I convey to you how this was an important factor in that transitional season. I maintained some association with people involved with two of the remnants for a little while after, but I was led in a direction that didn't involve the conflicts of interest that manifest in maintaining such relationships.

The freedom and confidence that came with the apostolic anointing in 1988 began to manifest as the Lord improved my health to the point where I could resume reading and studying the Bible. What a relief that was!

In that crisis, I was confronted by the Lord with my failure to discern the difference between faith and the operation of wishcraft/witchcraft. Following where I had been led, and had been leading others, my reasoning told me that I should not have been sick. When I could no longer live in denial of that reality, I was brought to see very clearly that the problem was in one of two places. I knew with full conviction that I had been strictly faithful to do according to my theology. I had done my part. The only other point of failure could logically be in my God's failure to do His part. When I came to those two options, I took a hard look at what that meant. My conclusion was that, yes, I had silently been blaming God, and I could not deny that. As much as I didn't want to admit that I had been deceived, there it was. When I was confronted and humbled, I consented that I had indeed been deceived, and I was convicted that the very best I could do was to only ever be deceived, with reliance on my own intellect, wisdom , strength of will and sincere effort. There was just no bluffing my Lord. Taking me then to His feet, with mercy and much favor, He put me through a rigorous curriculum to instruct me, correcting my theology and bringing me to a right understanding and practice.

You can read what I learned in these three studies.

Keys to Developing a Hearing Ear (Pt 1 of 3)
Faith Beyond Duty (KDHE Pt 2 of 3)
Appendix of Idiomatic Usages (KDHE Pt 3 of 3)

The insight gleaned was instrumental. It has borne fruit. I gained an understanding about figures of speech that has been leveraged in no small way. I will identify one of the lessons as what I have come to call the Hear-Do Cycle. For the other valuable lessons, read what I already wrote.

A really big milestone followed. I had been prepared for this. It was in May of 1991 that the Lord led me to discover the celestial sign of His return in judgment. That would be the anchor point for the unfolding of the chronology of the end times. What He showed me about the sign that would come in the Fall of that year was positively transformational. My thinking changed about our hope as saints, and certainly too, about my personal role in what was coming. The way things appeared to be sure didn't make much sense, from most perspectives, but it was undeniable that the Lord was in charge and that He was leading me on an epic adventure. It didn't enter my mind that I would still be here now doing this.