Friday, July 30, 2021

The Great Tribulation from Jesus’ Point of View


 

The Revelation of John contains a lot of events and items which may be metaphoric, based in the time period it was written. We can create many theories, but much of the contents may not be correctly interpreted until they come to pass. For this reason, we must learn to agree to disagree on some things. 

Our salvation doesn't depend upon correctly interpreting the information given in Revelation. This is food for thought and consideration. 

​For I testify to every man that hears the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add to these things, God shall add to him the plagues that are written in this book:

And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. (Revelation 22:18-19 AKJV)

We must be careful not to add things to these revelations and not to mitigate what this book is saying. It is a fine line to walk as we look into this prophecy about our Lord's return.

As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3 ESV)

In a private conversation, the disciples of Jesus asked Him about when He would come back to rule and reign. Since we are grafted into Abraham’s family and Christians are disciples of Jesus, His answer applies to us. The next several verses of Matthew 24 describe events that have been occurring since our Lord left:

...many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. (V5 ESV) 

you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. (V6 ESV)

for nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in diverse places (V7 AKJV)

The Lord assured His followers that, “All these are the beginning of the birth pains” in verse eight. These signs are not something to worry about, they have happened and are happening now. Jesus gives us a sure sign that He is “right at the door:”

 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake.” (Matthew 24:9 ESV)

The Greek word thlipsis is translated “tribulation” in the ESV and “affliction” in the King James version. The more complete meaning is “pressure (literally or figuratively): afflicted (-tion), anguish, burdened, persecution, tribulation, trouble.” This will be a time when saying that you are a Christian may be difficult for many people. What Jesus described, is occurring in today’s society:

Many will be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. (V10 AKJV)

As Christians, we should be known by our love of one another (John 13:35)

Many of God’s people act harshly towards people of other denominations. This will increase once the seven year agreement is signed and increase once more when the AntiChrist declares himself to be god.

Many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. (V11 AKJV)

How many have given prophecies that have not come true in recent years?

How many “prophecies” are not backed up with the word of God?

Because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. (V12 AKJV)

Living together before marriage, abortion, homosexuality, and so much more is now seen as “normal.” If you don’t agree to these allowances you are seen as “intolerant.”

 Iniquity is sin. Churches are under pressure to accept sin and to tolerate what the Bible says is sin, or have their non-profit status removed. (V13 AKJV)

People are attached to their sin. They are choosing sin over following God’s ways. This causes our heart to be hardened and grow cold. Eventually many will fall away from God altogether. In the next verse, Jesus urges us to hold onto our love of God, because something is about to occur.

“So when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand)... (Matthew 24:15 ESV)

All of those who are disciples of Jesus (Christians) will see this event happen. To find out when this will take place, we must look to what Daniel said:

And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the middle of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured on the desolate. (Daniel 9:27 AKJV)

There will be a covenant for a week and we shall see the abomination that makes desolate in the middle of a week. What does this mean? To understand this, it will take some very thorough investigation of what is commonly known as “Daniel’s Week” or the “Tribulation Week.”

70 Weeks

The prophet Daniel was interceding for God’s people when the angel Gabriel appeared to him to reveal a great mystery from God. 

Seventy weeks [of years, or 490 years] are decreed upon your people and upon your Holy City [Jerusalem]... (Daniel 9:24 AMPC)

This is a prophecy concerning Israel and the temple, therefore, if the Jewish people do not have a temple, we do not count that time in the seventy weeks. The Hebrew word šāḇûaʿ (shaw-voo'-ah) translated weeks also has a meaning of heptad, or a set of seven, in this case, years. 

Weeks = 7 years

   70 weeks

x   7 years

   ________

490 years

We also know that the seventy (70) weeks are actually years because we can trace through history what occurred and how long it took. 

Know therefore and understand that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem until [the coming of] the Anointed One, a Prince, shall be seven weeks [of years] and sixty-two weeks [of years]; the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. (Daniel 9:25 AMPC)

The reconstruction of the Jerusalem temple was begun by Herod the Great, king of Judea, in about 18-20 BC. By the time of Jesus’ ministry the temple complex had been under construction for forty-six (46) years. John points out this fact to confirm that Jesus is the Messiah ( John 2:20). At that time our Lord had been in ministry for three years. At the end of Jesus’ ministry, right before He went to the cross, He entered the temple and there was no one there to greet Him as the Messiah. This makes a total of forty-nine (49) years or seven (7) weeks of years confirming through the prophecy of Daniel, that Jesus is the Messiah. 

Weeks = 7 years

   7 weeks

x 7 

  ____________

       49 years until Jesus entered the temple as the Messiah

Most scholars believe that you should add this seven weeks of years period to the sixty-two weeks to make sixty-nine (69) weeks of years that have passed since the coming of the Lord. 


     7 weeks of years until the Messiah

+ 62 weeks of years Jerusalem and street under construction

   _________________

    69 weeks of years have occurred at the time of the cross?

I never thought to disagree until the Lord asked me to look at what He said so that we can look at the coming tribulation according to His point of view. 

The first thought I had was, why didn’t it just say sixty-nine weeks? Why did it have seven weeks and then sixty-two weeks? There is a Hebrew word for nine after all. I began looking at the actual words in Hebrew. The word šiššîm (shish-sheem') which means sixty was present but the Hebrew letters for a conjunctive connection such as “and” was not in the text. This means the word “and” is added by the translator. There is no punctuation in ancient Hebrew writings, so this could easily read:

Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem to the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks. Threescore and two weeks: (Daniel 9:25)

The seven weeks shows us how to identify the Messiah, period, end of sentence. The threescore and two (62) weeks should not be added to it; it is speaking about the possession of Jerusalem by Israel, and the rebuilding process of the entire city; the temple construction is included within this number. In other words, Jerusalem, its walls and streets were under construction for sixty-two weeks and construction on the temple was ordered for the last seven weeks of years or forty-nine years before the arrival of the Messiah.

Proof to support this calculation and the fact that the seven (7) weeks and sixty-two (62) weeks should not be added together can be found in the very next verse.

And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and to the end of the war desolations are determined. (Daniel 9:26 AKJV)

Being “cut off” is when Jesus was crucified: He was alone and unsupported. This clearly states that only sixty-two (62) weeks occurs before the death of Jesus, not sixty-nine. If we were adding the seven (7) weeks to the sixty-two (62) it would have said sixty-nine (69) weeks had passed at the death of Jesus. This is a very important distinction in God’s timeline. 

We have 8 weeks of years or fifty-six (56) years left after Jesus died. The temple and Jerusalem were in the hands of God’s people until approximately 70 AD. Jesus died in 33 AD. This means that thirty-seven (37) years out of the fifty-six (56) remaining years has occurred, leaving nineteen years in God’s timeline of seventy (70) weeks of years for the following to occur. 

7 weeks = 7 years                       

    70 weeks (for Israel)       8 weeks         56 years

-  62 weeks (passed at the crucifixion)       x 7 years -   37 years

    ___________     ____________ _____________

     8 weeks remaining 56 years remaining          19 years left


Seventy weeks are determined on your people and on your holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. (Daniel 9:24 AKJV)

This gives a great list of all the different activities which need to occur before the final day of judgement:

  • To complete the transgression
    • There is a certain amount of offense against God which occurs before His wrath is poured out
    • There is a “cup of wrath” that, once full, God will pour out upon man (Jeremiah 25:15-16; Isaiah 51:17, 22; Ezekiel 23:28-34; Revelation 14:9-10)  
  • To make an end of sin, to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness
    • Jesus paid for all of these on the cross; 
    • Through Him we can turn and stop sinning
    • We are reconciled through the blood when we confess our sins 
    • We receive our eternal righteousness with God when we take Him as Lord
  • To seal up vision and prophecy
    • Hāzôn (khaw-zone) is translated vision also as title of book of prophecy
  • To seal up means that it will be locked in at that point
    • At the end of seventy years, fate is sealed for those who remain

And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. (Revelation 20:12 AKJV)

This is what happens at the end of seventy weeks of years. Judgement is sealed. Our eternal fate is set in stone. We have nineteen years left in God’s timetable. Where does Daniel’s week come into play? 

The Final 19 Years and Daniel’s Week

The very next event mentioned by the angel Gabriel is the week of years:

And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the middle of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate... (Daniel 9:27 AKJV)

The seven-year agreement takes care of all but twelve of the nineteen years. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that at the end of this seven-year peace treaty that the Lord immediately returns. The great abomination takes place in the middle of that week. The words of our Lord confirm that there is more to come for His true disciples after the abomination appears:

Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes… For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. (Matthew 24:16-18 & 21 AKJV)

Jesus is telling His disciples that when we see this happen, we need to get out of town! This means that we will be here until the AntiChrist stands in the temple, declares himself to be God and blasphemes Heaven and all who reside there. Looking carefully, the Lord implies that we will even be around for a time afterwards, which He refers to as the “great tribulation.” 

Why would He tell His true followers to flee if they would not be here for that great tribulation? 

With close examination of the first coming of Jesus, the New Testament, the Book of Revelation, and more of Daniel’s prophecy, we will discover: 

  • The reason for an extra twelve years will be explained when studying the Feasts of Israel.
  • Who will be here during the tribulation and the following years? 
  • How much of the tribulation the faithful followers of the Lord will be around for? 

We hope you will continue this journey to understand the mysteries of Revelation with us.

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Volume 1: Why Doesn't God Speak to Me?

Eager hearts cry out, hoping for a single word to confirm that He hears us. Yet, many times the only sound is silence. Over the years I have heard several reasons why God speaks to some and not to others. One night, as I tossed and turned, I brought each of these reasons before the Lord, stating why each of them did not line up with who I thought He was. 

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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Thyatira and Sardis Churches

 

Thyatira and Sardis Churches

For in the day of trouble He will hide me in His shelter; in the secret place of His tent will He hide me; He will set me high upon a rock. (Psalms 27:5 AMPC)

In this Psalm, David refers to the Secret Place as the “tent” of the Lord. Jesus will visit with us there, not as the Lord who reigns over Heaven and Earth, but as our Beloved and our Brother.

On a visit to the Secret Place, He asked me to tell you about this realm; a place that our Heavenly Father set apart, where we can see not only Jesus, but Abba (Papa, Daddy), instead of Almighty God and the Holy Spirit, as our dear Friend. In order to visit with Him in the Secret Place on a regular basis, we must “overcome” the enemy as described in Revelation. If we will:

Friday, May 21, 2021

Smyrna and Pergamum Churches

 

Smyrna and Pergamum Churches

Smyrna Church

And to the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Smyrna write: These are the words of the First and the Last, Who died and came to life again… (Revelation 2:8 AMPC)

There is a church who needs to remember that Jesus was the First Born of many and the Last sacrifice we need. They also need to remember that He died, but was brought to life again.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Lock and Key to the Secret Place

 

Lock and Key to the Secret Place

Jesus wants you to know about some basic ways Heaven works. The journey to discover this information began on Monday, during the Dream Interpretation meeting on Zoom. I lost all WiFi connection, then came back in with data on my phone. Within 10 minutes, again I was kicked out and this time I couldn’t open the Zoom app on my phone.

My family was home because of a national holiday. They came downstairs wanting to know what happened to the internet. In the past, God has supernaturally supplied me with WiFi when the whole neighborhood was down so that I could conduct the Agape meetings. Now with the data on my phone being unavailable too, there was no doubt what had happened. I told my family, “I think I’ve messed up and this is a God thing. I’m going upstairs to pray.”

Monday, May 10, 2021

Defining the Secret Place

Defining the Secret Place

 

Defining Heaven

People who have had a near-death experience (NDE) or have been taken to Heaven, explain it as vivid beyond description. This is one part or one aspect of Heaven. To fully understand experiencing Heaven in this way we must look to the Word of God.

The Old Testament is written in Hebrew and the New Testament was originally written in Greek. If we look to the language of God’s people, the Hebrew word most often used for Heaven is shamayim. It refers to the “unseen” or “invisible” realm and is both singular and plural. Most Christians agree that Heaven is a “spirit realm” because Jesus declared that God is a spirit being:

Saturday, May 1, 2021

The False Prophet & the Mark of the Beast

 

The False Prophet and the Mark of the Beast

We will continue studying the Book of Revelation, not assuming we will find all the answers, but knowing much will remain a mystery until the events begin to unfold. We are quite willing to agree to disagree on many of the interpretations which are only “theory” and cannot be proven at this time. We study the Revelation of John so that our minds are open to possibilities, should these events begin to happen in our generation.

The Beast and the AntiChrist

The Beast and the AntiChrist

One of the blessings of Revelation is that through studying it we can identify some of the plans of the enemy. On the surface, it oftens seems cryptic and impossible to understand. If we let the Bible, and especially the Book of Revelation interpret itself, we can get a glimpse into the playbook of Satan’s army.

Is a Rapture (Catching Away) in the Bible?

 

Is a Rapture (Catching Away) in the Bible?

Whether you have heard it referred to it as the “Rapture” or the “Catching away of the Saints,” there is a belief among many Christians that some or all of the children of God will escape the terrible calamities prophesied in the Book of Revelation. We must look to scripture to see the truth of this matter.

It is important to remember that we do not have to agree with what is said about this topic. We are saved by our relationship with Jesus as Lord, not by what we believe concerning an impending rapture. Consider this food for thought. May the Holy Spirit bring you wisdom about this topic.

What Does it Mean to be His Bride?

What Does it Mean to be His Bride?

Before we discuss the churches of Revelation, the Lord has asked me to show you what it means to be the Bride of Christ, since the Church is the Bride. When Jesus refers to us as His bride, is more than a title, it is how He feels about you. If you were engaged to be married to the person of your choosing, how would you feel about them? Here is how the Lord revealed His feelings to me:

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Hearing The Holy Spirit


The Small Quiet Voice

“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you…” (John 16:13 NKJV)

“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things…” (John 14:26 NKJ)

When Jesus returned to Heaven He said it was better for us that He leave so He could send the Holy Spirit who would teach us, guide us, help us, and write the laws of God on our hearts (John 16:17, Jeremiah 31:33). Our heart is not the thing that pumps our blood, it is what we cannot live without, our spirit. This is the breath of God which is our eternal being.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Fulfillment of Appointed Times: The Feasts of Israel

The Fulfillment of the Appointed Times: Feasts of Israel

Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he reveals his secret to his servants the prophets. (Amos 3:7 AKJV)

The Hebrew word sôḏ (sode) is translated secrets, but means secret counsel. God reveals His plans to those whom He calls as prophets. The Word of God, from the Old Covenant to the New, Genesis to Revelation, paints a complete picture of His entire plan for mankind. Hundreds of prophecies were fulfilled by the first coming of Jesus, yet God’s people, Israel, failed to recognize the events as they unfolded.

Friday, March 12, 2021

Hidden Prayer for Secret Place Visits


Hidden Prayer for Secret Place Visits

Standing strong while you wait on God to do as He has promised can be hard. The Bible speaks of it this way:

Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth… (Ephesians 6:13-14 ESV)

We stand against all the enemy brings against us while we wait for God to open the door to the Secret Place. I will not explore the entire armor of God here, but the “belt of truth” is what will fuel your tank while driving toward your destiny before meeting with the Lord face-to-face. The Word of God, the Bible, is the truth. It is the first thing mentioned when describing the armor of God. We have some hidden truth about the Secret Place that we can apply here!

Aaronic Blessing

First Level

You may have heard about the Aaronic blessing, but do you know what it meant to those who initially received it. In order to understand the fullness of what God wants to give us, we need to research the section of the Bible where the blessing originated. We need to look at two factors for greater understanding:

NOT Visiting the Secret Place

 
NOT Visiting the Secret Place

Over a year ago, the Lord told me to visit Him every day in the Secret Place to be strengthened and receive instruction. I took this very seriously and did my utmost to spend time in worship and meditation. Occasionally I’d miss a day and quickly repent.

Last month we recarpeted our entire house. For three weeks we moved everything from the rooms and pulled up the old carpet. On top of this, I decided to repaint one of the largest rooms as well. Needless to say, I was quite busy, working long into the night. Because of this, my meditation time was shortened.

Discernment: Motive Matters


But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.... to another discerning of spirits… (1 Corinthians 12:7-10 KJV)


The Holy Spirit brings gifts to help us in this life. It is critical that the full body of Christ, the worldwide Church, uses the gift of discernment for all things. The Greek word diakrisis (dee-ak'-ree-sis) is translated as discerning, but it also means distinguishing or judging. Some may be given a very strong gift of discernment from the Holy Spirit, but as a mature Christian we should all have a basic level of discerning good from evil. 

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Women Leaders in the Church


Women Leaders in the Church

When I was called into ministry, I asked the Lord, “Are you sure it should be me? Many countries and denominations don’t believe a woman can lead or teach.”

Before I began the journey into my calling, Holy Spirit took me through the New Testament scriptures which spoke about women leaders and put my heart to rest. In the last week the Lord has sent seven people to inquire about women leaders. It is clear that He wants me to share what He has revealed with His body. Paul wrote many letters instructing Christians addressing how the Body of Christ should be organized. In order to fully understand what he wrote, we must:

Closing Spiritual Gates

Closing Spiritual Gates

And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 5:23 AKJV)

Apostle Paul identified three parts of every person when writing to the Thessalonians. We are a spirit being in a physical body with a soul (mind, will, and emotions). God is composed of three parts, and so are we as His children. The spirit part of our being is perhaps the most challenging to understand but it is also the part of our being that connects with our Father the most. We can and should connect with our Father, who is a Spirit, in Heaven. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Avoiding Potholes and Staying Out of the Weeds

There are two early journal entries I’d like to share with you to help you stay out of the weeds and avoid potholes while you travel the Roadmap to Heaven. 

October 2014

The trials of the last month fade away as I recall how the Lord has confirmed that this is His will for me. I am going to Heaven! Maybe not tonight, maybe not even tomorrow, but He has confirmed it: I'm going. The miraculous story of meeting my 8 ft tall guardian angel, Richard, face to face can be found in the free book Angels Believe in You.

The time in between breaths becomes long as my body completely relaxes. Inside, I rejoice, praising the Lord for His goodness. I am going to Heaven! My spirit soars with joy. Tingling power flows across my body in a strong wave each time I breathe out. Again and again power floods through me like waves of a torrential downpour.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

4th Signpost - Time

 

4th Signpost - Time

The fourth and final signpost is “time.” It was the hardest to accept and I have struggled with it from the beginning. One of my earliest journal entries I recorded while walking the Roadmap, when I was very young in my walk, shows how God revealed this to me in a very personal way:

As I get comfortable for the night, my thoughts speaking to the Lord aren’t exactly respectful: “What's up with this? All day today your presence has been surrounding me and now that I'm here, ready to meditate, You don't even call me? I thought we were practicing for Heaven?”

Silence surrounds me. The Big Guy offers no guidance.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

How Jesus Cares for You

Today in the Secret Place the trend of rhyming in song continued. I won’t repeat the exact words, for that is very time consuming. Here is the gist of what occurred: 

As we danced, the Lord pointed out that I was slightly out of rhythm with Him. Mentally, I went through all the challenges and tasks awaiting me and released each one to Him. Our steps finally came into sync. 

There was one particular project heavy upon my heart. I began asking the Lord questions about it. Our steps got out of sync once more. A wistful smile played about His lips as He asked, “Do you not yet realize that I know what your need is? That I will bring the answer without you asking?”


The questions reminded me of my earthly husband, Tony. He is happiest when he is hard at work and loves to take care of me. Not only is he a great provider for our family, he has let me follow my heart into ministry though it isn’t something he understands or desires. 

I looked to the Lord for confirmation, “Is that why You brought Tony to be my husband? So that I would experience what it is like to be taken care of? To have my needs thought of on a daily basis?” 

“It is the way a husband should care for his wife and am I not to be your Husband?” He answered.

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Meditation and Journaling


Meditation and Journaling

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty… (Psalms 91:1 AMPC)

God would not have Moses begin this psalm by stating it only applies to those who are dwelling in the Secret Place if it were not His will for all of His people to come and be with Him there. This is a Moses generation. God wants to bring all His children to “The Secret Place” where He can speak to them face-to-face. He did this with Moses, and it was His original intent to have all of Israel visit Him this way.

Friday, January 15, 2021

3rd Signpost – Desire

3rd Signpost - Desire

The next two signposts came quietly as I tried to push into the Secret Place once more. I wasn’t at all sure they were the signposts. Surely it couldn’t be that easy. It is very fitting that I had to seek confirmation from the Lord for more than a week before I knew it was the next step to the visit with God.

Most people think of desire as a strong wish or a craving for something. This is only a small part of what the Holy Spirit communicated to me as the meaning of the third step in visiting Heaven. Desire is associated with passion and passion with love. Do you want to visit with God because you love Him and want to get to know Him better? Or is it just to have a new experience? Are you looking to connect with your Father who will be with you for all eternity? Or do you want some spiritual gifts to impress your friends and family.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

2nd Signpost - Focus

2nd Signpost - Focus

The second sign appeared when I least expected it. Usually, I receive new instructions once I have completed the tasks given to me. There had been the feeling of building pressure in me; I was behind schedule for the last week. Life was getting in the way and I hadn’t yet recorded the revelation about the first sign in this book.

The gray-haired gentleman on a TV program dedicated to the supernatural occurrences within the church was interviewing someone who had an incredible healing ministry. The pastor said that the Lord told him that the old ways to the Secret Place were closing. The new path He was opening would be available to all Christians who would seek it.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Old and New Wineskin

Each new revelation from God seems to be so effective as it begins, then degrades over time. Why is this? God is always the same, so why does the flow of His power change?

We must find the answers to these questions now because the revelation of the Courts of Heaven is in danger of becoming ineffective; an “old wineskin.” If you have not been immersed in the Christian culture, this term may be unfamiliar to you.

To understand why this is a danger, we need to know:

  • What does the Bible says about old wineskin?
  • What does it mean to be an old wineskin?

1st Signpost - Communion

1st Signpost - Communion

Technically in Heaven, the Secret Place is a room or mansion (depending on which version of the Bible you are reading) that is in God’s house. It is a protected place that is designed specifically for you. My experiences may be different from yours, as different as I am from you, however, reading about my visits may help you understand the concept of the Secret Place. To get on the road, there is something you must know. It all begins with communion.

1st Signpost - Communion

After I had said the Aaronic blessing for 21 days, at lunch with a friend, I asked the Holy Spirit, “The vision You sent me had four words for the ‘Roadmap.’ If this information is part of that book I am now writing, which word is first?” 

The Holy Spirit now brought those memories vividly back to my thoughts. A word came instantly to mind, and inside my head I could see it lying across a mountaintop.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Defining The Secret Place And Heaven

Defining Heaven And The Secret Place

No one really knows how big Heaven is but one thing is certain, if you have accepted Jesus, the only begotten Son of God, as your Lord and Savior, Heaven is your final and eternal destination. Whether we are just curious about Heaven or are hoping to visit, there are three separate aspects of Heaven that we need to determine before we begin:

  • Define Heaven
  • Your Rights in Heaven
  • The Secret Place of the Most High

Establishing these things will lay the foundation of Biblical knowledge, which is crucial when exploring the topic of visitation.

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Harvest Time in the Secret Place


 Harvest Time in the Secret Place 

Our family vacation had been very busy with visiting family we hadn’t seen in a few years. This kept me from spending as much time with the Lord as I usually do. Although He had given me the “core” of the message for the following week, I had yet to create it!

The first day back, I sought the Lord as I worshipped Him and a scene opened up before me. This “vision” is what we now know as a visit to the Secret Place, where we can meet with the Lord to receive instructions from Him. The Secret Place is different from my very vivid imagination because of the surprising things that often happen there: they really are not what I am expecting to occur. The following  is what happened on the first day of our family vacation:

The Lord grabbed me by the hand and said, “I’ve been waiting for you. I have something to show you!”
He pulled me across the meadow to the place we had planted three trees on a prior visit to the Secret Place. The Lord showed me what happens when we plant seeds:

1st seed: the Lord’s hands shadowing mine, just on the outside of them.

2nd seed: His hands covered half my hands

3rd seed: my hands were completely encased within the hands of the Lord. 

The seeds grew as though it was being captured frame by frame using time-lapse photography:

Friday, November 20, 2020

The Season to Seek the Lord

The Season to Seek the Lord

When the pandemic first began, the Lord said:

“If those who are called by My name will seek My Face and take refuge in Me, they will not need to fear the CoronaVirus.”

The word “christ” means anointed. As “Christians” we are stating that we are operating in the anointing of Jesus who is the Christ or the Anointed One of God. This is the first step to safety from the pandemic, but it is only one out of three steps:

  • called by My name
  • seek My Face
  • take refuge in Him

During morning prayers on Facebook live I have shown you how to “take refuge in Him.” In my private prayer time, the Lord spoke very loudly to me and said: “This is the season for those who are Mine to seek Me: they shall find Me. Show them how.”

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Heavenly Language

 

Heavenly Language - Speaking in Tongues

Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. (Ephesians 6:18 AMPC) 

But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. (Jude 1:20–21 NIV)

Throughout the New Testament, there is mention of “praying in the Spirit” which is the same as “an unknown tongue.” Dr. Andrew B. Newberg compared brain scans of praying Buddhist monks and Franciscan nuns with the brain scans of people who were praying in the Spirit. The study showed that the frontal lobe of those praying in the Spirit was mostly dormant while others who were praying in a more traditional way had normal activity for one who is speaking in the frontal lobe where the “language center” is located. Even those who uttered gibberish showed activity in this part of the brain. This means that when people were “praying in the Spirit” it wasn’t coming from their own mind.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Grace and Mercy For Leaders

 

Grace and Mercy For Leaders

“Hindsight is 20/20,” is a saying which means, when looking at the past, everything is clearly seen. We can apply this saying when the Holy Spirit is speaking to us. Often when we are under an attack from Satan and his minions, we can look back at our lives and pinpoint how the Holy Spirit was speaking to us and where we missed his guidance..

God often warns us and gives us time to correct our path when we are going in the wrong direction. When we push ahead of God, we walk out of His covering and right into the hands of our adversary, the Devil.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Heavenly Hosts

Unauthorized Authority and the Courts of Heaven

There is a distinction between “hosts of Heaven” and “angels.” When the Bible uses the term “host” it is a female word. When it uses “angels” there is a male connotation to the word. For the purpose of the workbook we are using the term “Heavenly hosts” to refer to all of God’s servants in Heaven, as does most of the Christian community.

What are our rights concerning God’s servants? Knowing the boundaries will keep us out of trouble. Stepping outside our authority may limit what authority we have.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Revelation Seals 4-7

 

The first three seals saw the emergence of the Antichrist and two of the “horsemen of the apocalypse.”  These occur in the first part of the tribulation or the final of Daniel’s weeks. Let’s continue looking at the remaining seals the Lamb of God will break before God’s wrath is unleashed on this earth.

Fourth Seal

And when he had opened the fourth seal…  behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given to them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. (Revelation 6:7-8)

Death quickly follows famine for we see hunger is one of the tools used for death to take life. It is interesting to note that only one-fourth “part of the earth.” Since it is part of the earth and not a percentage of mankind, it is likely that only some countries will experience the effects of this seal.

First Three Seals of Revelation and the Antichrist


If we look at Daniel and Revelation, then we will know when the seven-year tribulation will begin as certain key events occur. Much of the world may be unaffected at first, so knowing what to look for is vital!

When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoever reads, let him understand:) (Matthew 24:15 AMPC)

We were told by our Lord that we should look for and recognize this event as being close to persecution and His return to rule and reign. This also means Christians will be around when it happens. What is the “abomination of desolation?” Discussing the events surrounding the return of our Lord should show us what to look for and help us pinpoint this event.

Studying the events around the second coming should invigorate the body of Christ. After all, we are all expectantly waiting for this time. Unfortunately, instead of uniting us as a body working for the Kingdom of Heaven, it often creates division and strife. As we continue looking into the Book of Revelation, please remember that what we choose to believe concerning the return of the Lord doesn’t affect our salvation.

We are all brothers and sisters, adopted into the family of God. If what you believe doesn’t line up with what I believe, that is okay. We can agree to disagree and celebrate the fact that one day, we will all know  the truth!

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Healing Your Soul

Healing Your Soul

If we go back to the Book of Genesis, we can see God’s original intention and plan for mankind through His created beings, Adam and Eve and how, through the fall and the ongoing influence of sin down through the generations we became damaged in our souls and bodies.

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them…” (Genesis 1:26–27 NKJV)

and the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and the man became a living being. (Genesis 2:7 NKJV)

There are two important things to note in these accounts of the creation of mankind.

Monday, October 5, 2020

Strengthening Your Spirit

Strengthening Your Spirit 

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you through and through; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept complete and [be found] blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 5:23)

Paul’s prayer for the Thessalonians demonstrates that we are a three-part being, just like our creator. God is a spirit, and we are spirit beings who have a soul and live in a body. This is why Paul listed the three parts to every human in this order. Many Christians have been taught we have a spirit, soul and body but not too many understand the role of each of them. Some believe the soul and spirit are the same but as you can see, that is not what the Bible says. 

Friday, September 25, 2020

Heavenly Lawsuits and Financial Breakthrough


Heavenly Lawsuits and Financial Restitution

When our Facebook group began, it was Courts of Heaven – Worldwide. At that time, you might have seen and even signed the “Class Action Lawsuit” against the Kingdom of Darkness for financial restitution in our “files” section. I began preparing this for filing in the Courts of Heaven by reviewing the document in the Agape Tea and Coffee meeting. When I asked those present to pull up the document in our Facebook group to read along with me, I was shocked to find out the document was missing!

“The enemy must be in our midst… It seems we are under attack!” I said.  I’ve had the Holy Spirit send me interesting messages and confirmation on my computer before… (See that story, CLICK HERE) the Holy Spirit brought me up short and I amended my declaration. “we need to pray for wisdom and determine who is behind this.”

In my head I thought, “If this is you, Holy Spirit, then the person who deleted this file should step forward when I post about it being missing…” If this was a malicious attack, the person would hide. God works in the open, so if this was Him, there would be truth and honesty. The group prayed in agreement for God to give wisdom concerning this matter.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Dangers of Wrong Alignment

Dangers of Wrong Agreement with Q & A

We received an email asking if attending churches that were coming under correction would cause you to lose the anointing as well. My answer was simple: The Lord hasn’t told me directly, however His Word states:

If there come any to you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that bids him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. (2 John 1:10-11 AKJV)

If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine [is disloyal to what Jesus Christ taught], do not receive him [do not accept him, do not welcome or admit him] into [your] house or bid him Godspeed or give him any encouragement. (2 John 1:10-11 AMPC)

This seems to say that if we support those who are teaching and operating outside the ways of the Lord, then we become guilty by association. It was said about those looking to make a profit off the Gospel but not acknowledging that Jesus actually came in the flesh. I now have confirmation from the Lord that this will be applied to all those who have added to or warped what the Bible says. This is the warning given with the above scripture:

Monday, September 14, 2020

Removing Charges in the Courts of Heaven

 

How to Remove Charges in the CoH

In the Courts of Heaven Academy, you have learned how and when to enter the Courts to receive the charges the enemy has against you so that you can be free of his attacks. After you hear words of accusation from your Counselor, Holy Spirit, you must understand them. 

If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to show to man his uprightness: Then He is gracious to him, and said, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom. (Job 33:23-24 AKJV)

When we receive charges from the enemy, we must search out an interpretation of those charges. We must be willing to understand what is against us so that God can deliver us from the destruction of the enemy. This is confirmed in the New Testament:

Friday, September 4, 2020

The Fall of Church Leaders - Confirming Sign

Fall of Church Leaders

At the end of July the Lord sent a dream showing two things:

  1. “You need to turn your back on churches under the influence of Jezebel”
  2. “The waves south of San Francisco will break over the barriers.”

When the waves break over barriers, it is a confirming sign. I sought Him and asked why San Francisco?

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Who Should Receive Charges in the Courts of Heaven

 

Receiving Charges

The Courts of Heaven are the highest place of authority over Heaven and Earth. We have access to the throne because of the blood of Jesus. While we are learning God’s ways we can reside before the Throne of Grace where the harshest attacks of the enemy are removed so that we can be free to learn. There are several factors to consider before we enter the Courts of Heaven to receive charges:

  1. Operation with the Spirit
  2. Physical Manifestations
  3. Spiritual Maturity 

For I say, through the grace given to me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God has dealt to every man the measure of faith. (Romans 12:3 AKJV)

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Removal of Leaders and Anointing Lost

 

Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming. (Matthew 25:13 AKJV)

Jesus is saying that all of this is about His second coming. His audience at the time had no knowledge of the “catching away,” which some Christians call the rapture. That was revealed by Paul in the first letter he wrote to the Thessalonians where he mentioned it in every chapter. This audience only knew that He would come to rule and reign forever.

God has told us that we are entering a time of correction for His church (Waves Breaking Over Barriers in San Francisco). This sign will be of great importance. Our Lord gave a parable which will identify where we are in His eternal timeline by this event.

We need to look very carefully at this short story which He used as an example of what would happen before His return.