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Exit Strategy End Times: ” Emmaus, the road to unbelief.”

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Oh the Joy of our salvation in Christ Jesus. Even as we would anticipate the future of our own new born and what his future might bring, let us do so with Christ, knowing what His future did bring!

  • As I began in prayer I asked where to read. The Spirit said, “Just open it.” (my bible)

I opened to Luke 23:28 – 24:53. I was not sure where to read. I was hopping around a little confused. Then verse 24:25-26, Jesus speaking, became my focus.

Luke 24:25-27 (NASB)
25  And He said to them, “O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!
26  “Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?” 27  Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.

Jesus is on the road to Emmaus, walking with and speaking to disciples who are troubled over all that has occurred in Jerusalem. They were with those who heard the testimony of the women saying “He is not in the tomb, He is risen!” They know the men who went to the tomb to also find it empty.

“O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!”

Then there is what Jesus said.

Matthew 28:10 (KJV)
10  Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.”

Here these two disciples are on the road to Emmaus not Galilee! They are heading west not north toward the region of the Sea of Galilee. Is this unbelief? Yet Christ, in His mercy is about to rock their world.

Are we remembering the prophets and all they have told us? God was speaking to us as He did through Jesus. Our future is proclaimed in the past.

I asked the Lord, “How do You know the end from the beginning?” “In the beginning I speak it. My word always accomplishes that which it is sent forth to do.”

Shall we be foolish? Shall we be unbelieving? Is it Godlessness to be in unbelief? If so is it not mercy that God meets us on the road of unbelief in order to turn us around?

“Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?”

Why were they troubled? Unbelief! That’s how Jesus saw it.

So in our future has He not said and has He not prophesied our trials and tribulations? Is it not necessary for us to suffer these things and to enter into our glory, in Him?

Do not fear the suffering for it is your glory in Him! It is the “fellowship” of Christ’s sufferings.

We have rejoiced in His birth. Let us rejoice in the certain carnal death that was as certain for Him as it must be for us!

Let us begin with death to the old self and look to the certain reward of the new self in Him. Let us rise from the dead into newness of life in Spirit and Truth!

Jesus also learned from the Prophets and Moses. More and more He embraced the future by accepting the present and all that was meant to be in that which was foretold regarding His momentary plight before flight.

Oh the glory He has afforded us who will arise and awaken to everlasting righteousness; we who will do so because we had insight by the Holy Spirit, because we saw through the Lord’s own experience to our own. Amen and amen!

The road to Emmaus was a road to unbelief. Those same disciples got up the same hour (after Jesus vanished before their eyes) and returned to Jerusalem to tell of the Lord’s resurrection. They returned to a path of belief encouraging the others. So be it for us.

Christians around the world must become followers, seeing the prophecies for the insight they are meant to provide.

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Michael

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Exit Strategy End Times: ” Let My Son go that he may serve Me.”

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To everyone around the world and especially for our Jewish brothers and sisters I deliver this gift from the Lord. I have NEVER heard this understanding preached anywhere.

12-14-15   Before I asked where to read, I opened my bible to Exodus 4 where I found the notes about “…In Christ God got both a sacrifice to end one season and obedience to begin another.”

As I read Exodus 4, I came to verse 22. Exodus 4:22 (NASB)
22  “Then you (Moses) shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says the LORD, “Israel is My son, My firstborn.” (added for clarity)

From the movie 10 Commandments, “Let my people go,” is our typical understanding of what Moses said to Pharaoh. Obviously Moses says this to Pharaoh. Why he changes it from God’s instructions we do not know. The scripture says more and goes further.

Let us look at what God sees in the people of captivity. Within Israel is His first born His Son!  THIS is God’s priority, His first and foremost priority, His Son, to be born of God and to serve His Father God.

Exodus 4:23 (NASB)
23  “So I said to you, (Pharaoh) ‘Let My son go that he may serve Me’; but you have refused to let him go. Behold, I will kill your son, your firstborn.”‘” (added for clarity)

We know from the Passover story that this is exactly what God did to Pharaoh to provoke the release of Israel. God killed the firstborn of any who did not put lamb’s blood over the lentils and on the door posts.

God sees ahead just as He was able to say the Messiah would be of the linage of David.

God can see into a people and see His plan being fulfilled or hindered.

God sought to kill Moses! Exodus 4:24 (NASB)

“Now it came about at the lodging place on the way that the LORD met him (Moses) and sought to put him to death.” (added for clarity)

Moses wife rescued Moses in a prophetic Way. Exodus 4:25 (NASB) 
”Then Zipporah took a flint and cut off her son’s foreskin and threw it at Moses’ feet, and she said, “You are indeed a bridegroom of blood to me.” This was amazing in its implication!

Who else do we know as a Bridegroom of blood? Is there anyone else but Jesus?

Who do we know as the “firstborn of many brethren? There is no other but Jesus!

Does Zipporah remember the Abrahamic Covenant? Did this save Moses?

Genesis 17:11 (NKJV)
”…and you (Abraham and his people) shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskins, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between Me and you.” (added for clarity)

Exodus 4:26 (NASB)
So He let him (Moses) alone. At that time she said, “You are a bridegroom of blood”—because of the circumcision.” Not only does God change His mind about killing Moses. Zipporah says a second time, it appears in a statement of confirmation, “You are a bridegroom of blood”—because of the circumcision.” The Abrahamic Covenant lives on with Moses.

If Moses is the bridegroom of blood, Zipporah is the bride of the bridegroom!

Moses is a savior of the people of Israel, a type of Messiah or Christ, but Moses was really saving the Son of God, the Firstborn of God, who was in the loins of His ancestors in captivity.

God’s ultimate plan would not be lost on account of their captivity. His name means salvation! For His name’s sake He will rescue Israel, but more importantly He will do so for the sake of His “first born Son.” He (Jesus) will be released to serve God the Father, verse 23, by later on doing “Not My will but Thine.”

Why the world has not seen God’s real reason for delivering Israel out of Egypt until now I do not know. It is right there in clear text. The literal translations agree. I can only conclude that this is another “truth” we are being guided to by the Spirit of God because the Father’s plan is unfolding and time is of the essence. I would welcome a correction by a Rabbi if I am wrong. It would require a reference from the Torah and the Exodus account.

The Father is willing to bring people to their knees if it means accomplishing His own will. Our best chance at survival in a relationship with God is through obedience. God was willing to kill Moses! Remembering His covenant took not only a reminder in Moses case but action that demonstrated an understanding of the covenant.

The New Covenant has laws, like Romans 8:2 and John 3:36.

Romans 8:2 (NASB)
2  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.” HAS this law set us free? IS the law of the Spirit of Life operating in us?

John 3:36 (NASB)
36  “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”

In our obedience to the commandments of Christ, that first-born Son lives in us. As we seek to obey Him daily we are already living eternally.

John 14:15 (NASB)
“If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.”

To everyone but especially our dear Jewish brothers and sisters, Jesus IS the Messiah, the First-born of many brethren. You were led out of captivity for His sake. Give thanks. He has come. He patiently waits your turning to Him. He is coming to win the battle you thought He was supposed to win when He first came 2000+ years ago.

You will not be disappointed!

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Michael

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Exit Strategy End Times: ” Especially if it is from you!”

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Opening my bible in the AM on 12-14-15, preparing for my meeting with God in prayer I found a program from a church service in North Carolina. On it I wrote, “God desires not a sacrifice but desires obedience. In Christ God got both a sacrifice to end a season and obedience to begin another.”

As a side note please read Romans 7:1-6 This speaks to one husband (first covenant ) who must die  so the woman (God’s people) may marry the second husband or the new covenant in Christ Jesus. “Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another–to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God.“

Referring back to the main point of my “program” note,

“The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until Shiloh comes, and to Him shall be the obedience of the peoples. Genesis 49:10 (NASB)

“Shiloh,” taken from <H7951> (shalah); tranquil; Shiloh, an epithet of the Messiah :-

“Obedience,” from the same as <H3348> (Yaqeh); obedience :- gathering, to obey.

(Both examples are taken from Strong’s Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.)

“And to Him shall be the obedience of the peoples.”

After these things I asked the Lord where to read, as I always do. “Leviticus 2” was His response. The law of grain offerings? I read it, questioning. “There are Laws,” was the Spirit’s response to me. Then these thoughts came to me, “Now they are laws of obedience where you make the sacrifice of obedience. You bring the offering of obedience. Nothing substantive is asked of you because you have been given ‘all things pertaining to life and Godliness.’ (2 Peter 1:3) Obedience to the workings of these things is your responsibility, your reward is within. Your reward will not be found elsewhere.” (I then remembered,  ‘…but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.’” John 3:36 NASB) I also remembered, if the Law of the Spirit of Life is operating in us, the Law of Sin and Death no longer has power over us. (Romans 8:2)

Has the Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus set you free? It is not automatic. Are you troubled in your soul over personal struggles or over world conditions and situations? You must obey the operating principles of the kingdom as defined by the Laws of the Spirit of Life, as defined by the teachings and example of Jesus, if you expect to find real freedom in your heart and in life. Only you and God know if you are. Do not be held captive by personal or worldly problems! The Way is made known, walk in it!

To what extent are we walking according to the Spirit (of Life), benefiting from a walk of obedience?  Not so much? There is grace! The blessing of grace is that an abundance of grace is available to bring the gift of righteousness to us in our walk, for those who receive it. (Romans 5:17) Remember also we must grant grace to receive grace. (Matthew 6:14) Let us also remember Romans 5:17: “ … so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” We must joyfully find ourselves as compelled to do right as we found ourselves compelled to sin!

Give the gift of miraculous grace this Christmas, to yourself first (those who receive will reign in life Romans 5:17) and to anyone else who for any reason need it, especially if it is from you. You benefit first. They will benefit from God dealing with them, just as He is now dealing with you.

You are dearly loved! Merry Christmas to all, around the world.

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Michael

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Exit Strategy End Times: “Until there was no remedy.”

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In my last post “Is this not enough,” I noted that the Spirit of God said to me, (about Janis) “I want her with Me.” Telling me in advance has relieved and resolved those questions that one does ask. “Could I have done more, could I have been better so my prayers for her healing would have been answered? What about the thousands of prayers from the far points of the earth? Did I hinder them? No I did not. God is bigger than that in every way.

That last morning before her passing, after the Lord said “I want her with Me,” He also said, “I cannot trust you with her.” What Lord?

For the next 40 days I struggled with that thought. I would have given my life so she could live. After the funeral and as I said, days later, I was still struggling with this. Then one morning the Spirit said to me, “You have it wrong. You can not do what you are called to do while caring for Janis. You will put her first, as you have. I cannot trust you with her, …there.” I believe He was also saying “I can trust you … with her here.”

And so, by encouragement from Him, I am posting the distressing things I am called to post. All the Father cares about is that we are prepared via His Spirit of love, knowledge, wisdom, counsel, strength, understanding, and reverence. His Spirit leads us into all truth. This life is our chance to be “free” and prepared in heart and soul. We must be.

12-10-15

I asked the Holy Spirit where to read and heard no answer. I opened randomly to 2 Chronicles 36:16 (KJV)
16 But they mocked the messengers of God, (I am not purposely referring to myself here) and despised His words, and misused His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against His people, till there was no remedy.”

The Lord warns us in His righteousness. Passover is a good example. Those who listened were protected. He warns us to uphold His name. His name means salvation not judgment. Jesus’ name means the same basically. The nations shall desire the cup of His salvation or drink from the cup of His wrath. We see this fact many times in the bible.

If we are no longer a Christian nation, our friends will become our enemies for even our God will become our enemy, having warned us in His righteousness for the sake of His name “Salvation.” Only in repentance comes restoration and re-direction toward heaven.

Are we as a nation beyond remedy? Will America forsake abortion, declare itself surrendered to God and Christ, cast down gay “rights”, purge pornography from the internet, condemn murderous religions as not religions at all, demand and elect Godly Christian men to lead, return to God in His inspired interpretations of the Constitution, will working for a living be honored over welfare to those who can work but do not? Will we forsake a UN global mentality that has left the rest of the world in a shambles? Is this an insurmountable list of national abominations? If yes, we must prepare for such a time as this to endure to the end, in a Way only God would ask. In the Way He did.

Political correctness has replaced biblical correctness. We have been morphed into another identity. The trust other nations had in us was based on the righteousness we stood for. Now, in effect, we stand for unrighteousness. We have been warned before about this. Reverend Peter Marshall, chaplain of the Congress, on April 18th 1947, put it this way, “Lord…Give to us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for—because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything.

Remember Ezekiel 17 and the two eagles. I believe the first is America as founded. The second eagle is America as it has become, the vine looking to the eagle (government) for sustenance. Have we not come to this? It goes on to say in verses 9-10, (NASB)
9  …And neither by great strength nor by many people can it be raised from its roots again. 10  “Behold, though it is planted, will it thrive? Will it not completely wither as soon as the east wind strikes it…?”‘”

Our nation is defined by its majority thought and vote. If a majority have already fallen for the path of unrighteousness, then only a personal commitment to God and a non-judgmental spirit will save each of us. Endure in your love toward the lost by prayer and intercession. By this you guard your own heart.

Enjoy this Christmas honoring Him like never before. Ask, seek and knock, for Him to show you ANYTHING that needs to go in your life. Rejoice, He is faithful to help. His name IS “Salvation” not judgment. Only you can destroy yourself. He, in love, is trying to help us avoid that.

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Michael

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Exit Strategy End Times: “Is this not enough? .”

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12-11-15

Tomorrow is the first anniversary of my Janis’ passing, at 7:30 AM. Today (one year ago) at about 3:30 PM, was the last time she said my name,…It’s me honey, Michael…”Miiichael” I will never forget that moment. You might imagine how many times I have heard her voice over the last year. I look so forward to the next time I will hear her say it.

I loved her so Lord. I still do and will always. Thank You Lord.

“I want her with Me.” He said. She is.

“I will praise you forever Lord for your kindness to both of us, that you allowed us to have each other and You healed each of us with a love that covered, delivered, enlightened, encouraged, endeared, and led us to do the same to others. It was “salvation” to us. It still is.”

My sincerest thanks to all of you, who have loved and cared for me, this year. I have received the reward of Janis’ love toward you. I can imagine God telling her of your concern and compassion toward me. Thank you, I love you all.

This morning, after the moments and emotions of the above, I opened the Word randomly to 2 Chronicles chapters 27-28.

28 is about Ahaz. I wrote about his unbelief and Isaiah’s prophecy about the virgin giving birth in a recent post.

“So Lord, Uzziah is in chapter 27?” I read about Uzziah. Pride was his problem. He even contracted leprosy in his prideful actions. Of course I asked, still wrestling with my emotions over Janis because I have still wondered if I could have done more to help her. “Is this me Lord? Have I sinned against You Lord, like Uzziah? Please show me Lord.”

The Holy Spirit has been pointing me to areas of verse where similar situations prompted God to react, situations we see in our nation today. With these two men Uzziah and Ahaz, we see pride and unbelief. God tried to reach both men. I was not sure what to think. I asked the Holy Spirit this time, “Lord where would You have me read?” His response was… “Is this not enough?”

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Michael

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Exit Strategy End Times: ” Is the Lord among us or not?”

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12-9-2015

In prayer I asked, “Deuteronomy 6” was the Spirit’s response, again…”

In my post “Seven pillars, seven eyes” I began with “The Lord our God the Lord is one.” This was the first time I quoted that phrase, an honored phrase of the Jewish faith.

I knew the phrase but I confess I did not know the address in the Old Testament Word. The day after I posted “Seven Pillars” I asked the Holy Spirit where He wanted me to read, He said Deuteronomy 6. Ok, as usual I did not know what was there. Low and behold, verse 4, “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: …”  Deuteronomy 6:4 (KJV)

Maybe it is only for me to know and be encouraged that He is meeting me in these morning encounters. I have prayed that in expressing what He gives me that it would be received by as many as possible. I give my expectations to the Lord as I receive this encouragement to proceed with absolute assurance that I am serving Him in trying to reach the world.

Also in Deuteronomy 6 is verse 16. Because I had already been to this address I felt there was more to be gleaned. Verse 16  “Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.” (KJV)

You find this story of Massah in Exodus 17:7. Moses also named this place “Meribah” because of the quarrel of the sons of Israel against Moses and God.

Exodus 17:7 (KJV) And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the chiding of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the LORD, saying, “Is the LORD among us, or not?”

This is what I believe the Holy Spirit is saying in these days to us, “There is a time coming when God’s people will cry out, ‘Is the Lord among us or not?’ Do not be a part of them who test the Lord faithful and true. His presence in you will be your confidence as you say “Though He slay me yet will I praise Him.”

Imagine Christ dying to His royal position in heaven in order to come here, to love and be loved, then be hated, beaten and crucified unjustly. Is it too much that God expects us to grasp our need to die to our life here symbolically (at least) in order to enter His house of royalty for eternity?

Let us embrace the reward and glory in the opportunity at Christ-likeness. If we reject it, as Daniel said in 12:2-3 (KJV)  ”And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. 3And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.”

Please … forward this post. Ask at your church for an email address to a missionary in some obscure nation. Plant the seed of preparation found in these posts so the “many” who will forsake their faith by saying “Is the Lord among us or not?” will become fewer, to His glory.

“If we remain in His grip, how far from His heart can we be!”

In the guardianship of Christ,

Michael

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Exit Strategy End Times: ” Stand and deliver or It’s go time!”

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Yesterday I asked and the Spirit directed me to Habakkuk 3 again. I was drawn to verses 16-19. Read it please.

This morning as I began prayer, I opened to Proverbs 1: 20-33. Read it please.

Habakkuk ends with a “no matter what happens” conclusion. We must grasp the same and cling to it with all of our grace given ability.

Proverbs is Wisdom speaking and the ramifications of neglecting the knowledge, counsel and reproof she offers. She also speaks of where our security lies.

I then remembered the prophecy of John the Baptist and Jesus. Malachi 3:1 and Isaiah 40:3.

Malachi 3:1-2 (NASB)
1  “Behold, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; and the messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight, behold, He is coming,” says the LORD of hosts.
2  “But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap.

Jesus has come and yet He is coming again. Will we endure the day of His coming? It is a day referred to as “dreadful” by Malachi in 4:5. Before hand, speaking of the prophet Elijah or someone coming in the same spirit as Elijah, “And he will turn The hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”

For this reconciliation to take place, grace, mercy, forgiveness, understanding and love must be administered. It will happen as the result of our receiving the reproof of wisdom. This wisdom is embodied in the Words of Christ, His admonitions meant for us by the grace of our Father in heaven. It is a preparatory process to cleanse us before the great and terrible or dreadful day of the Lord.

The unacceptable in our lives must be cleansed before He comes so that “… He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless. Ephesians 5:27 (NASB)

In preparation for our Christmas performance the choir director said, “Ok choir it is go time!” She meant we have had our chance to prepare and practice, it is now time to focus, to get serious. The time of our expected presentation is at hand. We must already know our parts and be ready to “stand and deliver” to His glory!

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Michael

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