Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Receiving Grace and Mercy in the Courts of Heaven





VIDEO: Grace and Mercy

The revelation of grace and mercy came as we prepared for the Feast of Passover; it would be the last one before the glory of God was revealed. He suffered and died for this purpose and I realized that He was showing us how to use the gifts of grace and mercy as the yearly celebration for it neared. We should seek grace from the Lord while we learn about the Courts of Heaven.

We have learned how to appropriate the blood of Jesus in the Courts. The prophecy by John shows us how important that is:
... for the accuser of our brethren, he who keeps bringing before our God charges against them day and night, has been cast out! And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony  and they loved not their lives unto the death.... (Revelation 12:10-11 ESV)

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Passover: Foreshadow of the Two Witnesses & the Rapture

Passover: Rapture Foreshadow

If you have been to an Easter Sunday service, the chances are you have heard about the correlation between Christ and the Passover Lamb when God’s people fled Egypt. As I spoke with the Lord about the Passover message for this year, He pointed out that it was also a foreshadow of what is to come. There many parts of Passover that are a direct foreshadow of one aspect of the Tribulation.
  1. The Setting
  2. The Job
  3. The Climax
  4. The Payment
  5. The Reward
  6. The Rapture
These six things were echoed in the life of Jesus and the life of the two that will come to proclaim His return and the rapture itself.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Why God Speaks: Chosen or Called

Why God Speaks Video


Why does God talk to some people more than He does to others? How does God choose to whom He speaks? It is undeniable; God does speak and move more in the lives of some “chosen” people.

For many are called (invited, summoned), but few are chosen. (Matthew 22:14 AMP)

One thing about this passage always troubled me. The Greek word used in this scripture for “many” is polys. The Greek word for “all” is pas, which is not used here. Why not? Does this mean that there are some who are never called by God? Not at all! The word polys can also be used to mean much or most. Simply put, it should read: Almost everyone is called, but the remaining few are chosen.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Why God is Silent

Why God is Silent video

A popular 1980s Garth Brooks’ song says:

“Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers
Remember when you're talkin' to the man upstairs
That just because he doesn't answer doesn't mean he don't care
Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.”



Though this is not a “Church” song, the lyrics really speak to a topic that affects many Christians. When we pray, God doesn’t seem to answer. When the situation is important to our hearts, this silence may compromise our relationship with our Heavenly Father and how we perceive Him. In order to hear from God, it helps to know why God is sometimes silent. If we don’t understand this, bitterness and disbelief may creep into our hearts.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Removing Wrong Answers

Removing Wrong Answers
In order to hear from God, we need to prepare our hearts for what He may say to us. If we have misconception about how and why God speaks, this may hinder us from receiving from Him.

For years my husband persisted in asking me, “Why won’t God just say ‘hi’ to everyone on the planet? You say that He is love, and that people go to Hell for not believing in Him. It seems like if He really loved us that much, He would at least say ‘hi,’ then we would know that He is real.”