Monday, May 22, 2017

Destruction coming to America; Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and the fourth Turning article.

Very, Very Interesting, I always says-History Repeats, never herd of the book .


Book

'An American Prophecy The fourth turning- By-William Strauss and Neil Howe'

This fits perfect with a post I did today, below this one, or at a later time the link is,



Destruction Coming to America: Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, and ‘The Fourth Turning’



A crisis is not coming. It is already here, and it will be as defining a moment in the history of the United States as the Great Depression, World War II, or the American Civil War — that is, if you believe in an interesting theory laid out in a book called “The Fourth Turning: What Cycles of History Tell Us About America’s Next Rendezvous With Destiny.”

In this book published in 1997, authors William Strauss and Neil Howe make the argument that our ideas about the nature of history, linear time, and progress are illusory, and that if we want a more accurate concept on the way that history unfolds, we would do well to study the Ancient Greek concept of cyclical time. This concept views national and global historical phenomenon not as randomly occurring events, or the linear march of historical “progress,” but instead sees them as recurring archetypes placed into a larger tapestry of a greater repeating historical cycle.
The Fourth Turning: Destruction is Coming

According to Strauss and Howe, the relative geographic and historical isolation of the United States provides a unique opportunity to view this historical cycle unfold regularly and predictably every 80 years.

This 80-year cycle can be divided into four stages or seasons, each lasting approximately twenty years:
WWII was a part of the Fourth Turning
Immediately following WWII began the time of the “First Turning.”

1. High– This initial stage occurs immediately following a period of crisis. The High is characterized by strong institutions, a sense of collective destiny, and a weakness of individuality. The most recent example of this would be the period of prosperity and conformity in the U.S. immediately following the conclusion of World War II.

2. Awakening- The second stage, or turning, is a period of questioning established values and asserting one’s independence from established norms and morals, be they spiritual or political. This stage may be seen as a rebellion of the previous era’s emphasis on material wealth and conformity. The 1960’s, with the psychedelic revolution, anti-war protests, Civil Rights marches, and New Age spiritual movements can be seen as recent characteristics of this second stage, as well as Reaganomics and the mid-1980s Wall Street ethos.

Social Justice is a symptom leading into the Fourth Turning
Justice for Mike Brown” and other social justice protests are symptoms of the “Third Turning.” [Editorial credit: Rena Schild / Shutterstock.com]
3. Unraveling- The emphasis on autonomy and the questioning of spiritual, political, and individual authority in the Awakening stage eventually destabilizes society, leading to the Third Turning, in which institutions are weak and untrusted while the subjective experience of the individual is emphasized. This stage can be thought of as the inverse of the initial High stage, where collective destiny is replaced by atomization. A recent symptom of this stage would be the culture wars, corporate malfeasance, a lack of faith in government, and political correctness.

4. Crisis- In the Fourth Turning, a destabilizing event, usually involving warfare, leads to the destruction and reconstruction of institutions of power. In the face of destruction, Americans are forced to unite and forge a vision to restructure a disrupted society. This fourth stage can be seen as the inverse of the Awakening stage, and the authors cite World War II as the defining event of the most recent period of Crisis.
Destruction and war are symptoms of the “Fourth Turning.”

Strauss and Howe predicted that the next Crisis period that the US would face would happen sometime around 2005 and end around 2025. Anyone who has been paying attention over the last decade would have a difficult time refuting this. The financial crisis of 2008 threw the planet into discord, and we are now just beginning to see some of the political ramifications of this.

Much of the establishment press have made note of Steve Bannon’s interest in this book, striking a fearful and disturbing tone inferring that Bannon wishes to somehow ‘bring about’ this Fourth Turning. If you take the ideas of cyclical time seriously, one can no more accelerate or delay the arrival of these repeating natural events than one could delay winter or somehow lengthen summertime.

The Crisis is here, and Trump, as well as the rest of the western rebellion against the destabilizing forces of globalism are symptoms of the crisis as well as the cure to it.

Buckle up, because I’ve got a feeling that the coming decade is going to get pretty bumpy.


History-The Decline of a Nation-History Repeats, How Nations Progressively Fall



http://www.leaderu.com/orgs/probe/docs/decline.html
Our problem is that we don't really learn from history. George Santayana said that "those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it." The philosopher Hegel said, "What experience and history teach us is this: that people and government never have learned anything from history or acted on principles deduced from it." Or as Winston Churchill said, "The one thing we have learned from history is that we don't learn from history."

The refrains that are often heard are: "It can't happen here," or "Our country is different." But the reality is that nations are born and die just like individuals. Their longevity may exceed the average person's lifespan. But the reality is that nations also die.

History has shown that the average age of the great civilizations is around two hundred years. Countries like Great Britain exceed the average while other countries like the United States are just now reaching the average age.

Each of the great civilizations in the world passed through a series of stages from their birth to their decline to their death. Historians have listed these in ten stages.

The first stage moves from bondage to spiritual faith. The second from spiritual faith to great courage. The third stage moves from great courage to liberty. The fourth stage moves from liberty to abundance. The fifth stage moves from abundance to selfishness. The sixth stage moves from selfishness to complacency. The seventh stage moves from complacency to apathy. The eighth stage moves from apathy to moral decay. The ninth stage moves from moral decay to dependence. And the tenth and last stage moves from dependence to bondage.

These are the ten stages through which the great civilizations have gone. Notice the progression from bondage to liberty back to bondage. The first generation throws off the shackles of bondage only to have a later generation through apathy and indifference allow itself to once again be enslaved.

This is the direction this and every other country is headed. The book of Judges shows that the nation of Israel passed through these same stages. And this country will do the same unless revival and reformation break out and reverse the inexorable decline of this nation.


 But apart from God's intervention, nations will decline and eventually pass off the scene. Much of the Old Testament records the history of the nation of Israel. It passed through these same stages and so will every country in the world.

As Christians we must recognize that nations will rise and fall just as individuals will be born and die. Our civilization will not last indefinitely, but will eventually pass off the scene. Only God's Word endures forever. We should not put our trust in the things of this world for they are destined for destruction. Instead, we should put our faith in God and His word.

The Decline of the Family

Nations most often fall from within, and this fall is usually due to a decline in the moral and spiritual values in the family. As families go, so goes a nation.

This has been the main premise of thinkers from British historian J. D. Unwin to Russian sociologist Pitirim Sorokin who have studied civilizations that have collapsed. In his book Our Dance Has Turned to Death, Carl Wilson identifies the common pattern of family decline in ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. Notice how these seven stages parallel what is happening in our nation today. In the first stage, men ceased to lead their families in worship. Spiritual and moral development became secondary. Their view of God became naturalistic, mathematical, and mechanical.

In the second stage, men selfishly neglected care of their wives and children to pursue material wealth, political and military power, and cultural development. Material values began to dominate thought, and the man began to exalt his own role as an individual. The third stage involved a change in men's sexual values. Men who were preoccupied with business or war either neglected their wives sexually or became involved with lower-class women or with homosexuality. Ultimately, a double standard of morality developed. The fourth stage affected women. The role of women at home and with children lost value and status. Women were neglected and their roles devalued. Soon they revolted to gain access to material wealth and also freedom for sex outside marriage. Women also began to minimize having sex relations to conceive children, and the emphasis became sex for pleasure. Marriage laws were changed to make divorce easy.

In the fifth stage, husbands and wives competed against each other for money, home leadership, and the affection of their children. This resulted in hostility and frustration and possible homosexuality in the children. Many marriages ended in separation and divorce.

Many children were unwanted, aborted, abandoned, molested, and undisciplined. The more undisciplined children became, the more social pressure there was not to have children. The breakdown of the home produced anarchy.

In the sixth stage, selfish individualism grew and carried over into society, fragmenting it into smaller and smaller group loyalties. The nation was thus weakened by internal conflict. The decrease in the birthrate produced an older population that had less ability to defend itself and less will to do so, making the nation more vulnerable to its enemies.

Finally, unbelief in God became more complete, parental authority diminished, and ethical and moral principles disappeared, affecting the economy and government. Thus, by internal weakness and fragmentation the societies came apart. There was no way to save them except by a dictator who arose from within or by barbarians who invaded from without.

Although this is an ancient pattern of decline found in Greece and Rome, it is relevant today. Families are the foundation of a nation. When the family crumbles, the nation falls because nations are built upon family units. They are the true driving social force. A nation will not be strong unless the family is strong. That was true in the ancient world and it is true today.

Social commentator Michael Novak, writing on the importance of the family, said:

    One unforgettable law has been learned through all the disasters and injustices of the last thousand years: If things go well with the family, life is worth living; when the family falters, life falls apart.

The Decline of Values

There are many factors in the decline of a nation. Certainly a major one is the breakdown of the family. But another potent but less perceptible force is the power of ideas.

False ideas are bringing about the decline of western culture. Carl F. H. Henry, in his book Twilight of a Great Civilization, says:

    There is a new barbarism. This barbarism has embraced a new pagan mentality . . . not simply rejecting the legacy of the West, but embracing a new pagan mentality where there is no fixed truth.

Today we live in a world where biblical absolutes are ignored, and unless we return to these biblical truths, our nation will continue to decline.

To understand how we have arrived at this appalling situation, we need to go back a century and look at the influence of five intellectual leaders who still profoundly affect the modern world. The first person is Charles Darwin (1809-1882). In 1859 he published The Origin of Species and later published The Descent of Man. His writings blurred the distinction between humans and animals since he taught that we are merely part of an evolutionary progression from lower forms of life. Darwinism, as it came to be called, not only affected the field of biology, but became the foundation for the fields of anthropology, sociology, and psychology.

The second person is Karl Marx (1818-1883). He and Friedrich Engels published the Communist Manifesto around 1850, and Marx devoted his life to writing about the demise of capitalism and coming of communism. He understood the importance of ideas. Marx once wrote: "Give me twenty-six lead soldiers and I will conquer the world." The twenty-six lead soldiers are the keys on a typewriter. The pervasive influence of communism in the world today is testimony to the truthfulness of his statement.

The third person is Julius Wellhausen (1844-1918). Although he may not be as well known as the other two men mentioned, his influence was just as profound. He was a German Bible scholar whose theory on the dating of the Pentateuch completely transformed Old Testament studies.

Wellhausen argued that the early books of the Bible were not put together by Moses but were gathered together many centuries later by several different men called redactors who wove various strands together. He and his disciples established an anti-supernatural approach to the scriptures which is influential in most denominational seminaries today.

The fourth person is Sigmund Freud (1856-1939). He merely took the logical implications of what Darwin was doing in biology and applied them to what today is known as psychology and psychiatry. Freud argued that humans are basically autonomous and therefore do not need to know God. Instead, we need to know and understand ourselves since our problems stem from those secret things that have evolved in our lives from our past.

A fifth person is John Dewey (1859-1952). He is the founder of modern education and published his first work, The School and Society, in 1899. John Dewey was also one of the co-signers of the Humanist Manifesto in 1933.

Dewey, like Darwin and Freud, believed that humans are autonomous. They don't need to have an authority above them but can evolve their our own system of education. Thus the very foundation of modern education is anti-supernatural.

Ideas have consequences, and false ideas can bring down a nation. The theories of these five men are having devastating consequences in our nation and world. Unless we return to biblical absolutes, our nation will continue its decline.

Spiritual Decline

The decline and fall of nations is usually due to internal factors rather than external threats. Even though some may have fallen to barbarians, their demise ultimately came because of moral and spiritual weakness which manifested itself as military weakness. Historians have listed the stages in the decline of a nation. These should not be too surprising to any student of the Old Testament. The stages of decline parallel the stages through which the nation of Israel passed.

But neither should they surprise a student of the New Testament. In the opening chapter of the Apostle Paul's letter to the church in Rome, he traces a similar progression. In fact, Romans 1 shows the decline of a civilization from a societal perspective. Looking at the Hellenistic world of his time, he reflects on the progression of sin in a nation.

The first stage is when people turn from God to idolatry. Although God has revealed Himself in nature to all men so that they are without excuse, they nevertheless worship the creation instead of the Creator. This is idolatry. In the past, this took the form of actual idol worship. In our day, it takes the form of the worship of money or the worship of self. In either case, it is idolatry. A further example of this is a general lack of thankfulness. Although they have been prospered by God, they are ungrateful. And when they are no longer looking to God for wisdom and guidance, they become vain and futile and empty in their imaginations. They no longer honor God, so their foolish hearts become darkened. In professing to be wise, they have become fools.

The second stage is when men and women exchange their natural use of sex for unnatural uses. Here the Apostle Paul says those four sobering words, "God gave them over." In a society where lust- driven sensuality and sexual perversion dominate, God gives them over to their degrading passions and unnatural desires. The third stage is anarchy. Once a society has rejected God's revelation, it is on its own. Moral and social anarchy is the natural result. At this point God has given the sinners over to a depraved mind and so they do things which are not proper. This results in a society which is without understanding,untrustworthy, unloving, and unmerciful.

The final stage is judgment. God's judgment rightly falls upon those who practice idolatry and immorality. Certainly an eternal judgment awaits those who are guilty, but a social judgment occurs when God gives a nation over to its sinful practices.

Notice that this progression is not unique to the Hellenistic world the Apostle Paul was living in. The progression from idolatry to sexual perversion to anarchy to judgment is found throughout history.

In the times of Noah and Lot, there was the idolatry of greed, there was sexual perversion and promiscuity, there was anarchy and violence, and finally there was judgment. Throughout the history of the nation of Israel there was idolatry, sexual perversion, anarchy (in which each person did what was right in his own eyes), and finally judgment.

This progression happened throughout the Bible and to Greece, to Persia, to Babylon, and to Rome. And if it happened to these nations, then it can happen today.Unless we return to God's principles, decline and destruction are inevitable.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Doomsday vault at Arctic fails to escape climate change and gets flooded

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/doomsday-vault-arctic-fails-escape-081034974.html

Even the wise are considered foolish to God-Our lord laughs at the proud, these people want 90% of you and me dead. Agenda 21. I laughed when I read this, Microsoft Giant, is not God, his wisdom failed, God is in full control, not man, not the darkness.


One unknown true Christian and a hand full of seeds is all that is needed by God, someone willing to go and plant for our lord.

The Global Seed Vault, also popularly known as the Doomsday Vault, which has been specifically built to secure a million packets of the world's most precious seeds from all natural and man-made calamities, was flooded by melting ice from Arctic.

Buried under a deep mountain the Arctic Circle and situated in the Arctic Svalbard archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole, the vault is a lifeline for humanity if any catastrophe hits Earth. But climate change reaction has been so strong that parts of the facility near its entrance have been flooded by melting permafrost.

No seed deposit has been harmed due to the recent flooding as water did not reach the inner chambers of the vault and seeds have been kept in moisture control packets. Scientists however, say they never envisaged this would happen, that too so quickly.

"It was not in our plans to think that the permafrost would not be there and that it would experience extreme weather like that," Hege Njaa Aschim, from the Norwegian government, which owns the vault and is responsible for its maintenance, told the Guardian. "The water ran into the start of the vault's tunnel, then froze - it was like a glacier when you went in," he added.


The ice has been chipped out, but the vault is now being monitored more closely.

Cary Fowler, who helped create the seed vault, said flooding would not be the right term to use as melting ice in summers always results in permafrost melts. Because the seed vault is uphill from the entrance it would take much, much more water to overwhelm the seeds but the large amount of meltwater this season was unexpected.

"There's been water intrusion at the front of the tunnel every single year," Fowler told Popular Science. "But they need to study where the water is coming in and the amounts to figure out what the situation is....This whole planet is warming, and that includes Svalbard."

Climate change, it is real, but it is not man made. The Earth has had dramatic changes like this and it was not beacuse of Mankind- ever.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Depression

On this site I posted two times, look it up a post from a great survival blog, the title,” 'When the anti depressants Run Out'.
In that post are many herbal helps,



Herbs , just look up herbs for depression there are many, try some until you find out what works for you. Not all herbs work for all people, each one is different and it may take trying a few and finding the right dosage for you until it helps. (SAD), I have said, light therapy, this is a must, sit under a bright light 20 min a day, insomnia , depression is gone, just by light therapy, if it is (SAD) for major depression, it is both Physiological, physical, and spiritual.

In this message I will deal with the spiritual aspect.

There is a war for your mind, demons want to mess with your head, I have posted enough on Spiritual warfare, so this is different.

Prayer, study of the word, and esp. helping others, helping others is not only a Christian duty and our call, but I have seen time and again, when a person is really down, going out and helping someone, visit the sick, give, help, you will soon see you start to forget your own problems, this beloved works as well as anything one can do.

The other thing is YOU, This is about YOU, what do YOU do to help yourself , other than helping others.?

My 'go to' verse’s any time I am down, thinking negative is the well known portion of Philip Ch 4. Right thinking.

Php 4:6 Be careful( Anxious ) for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Php 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Php 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Php 4:9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

In times of great stress, perplexity and yes deep depression, it is hard at times to read the bible, at times when you do it seems like its just in another language, it is not getting through, this can be overcome, and it will pass in time. Take just the Philp Ch 4 portion and read it again and again, if that is all you can read, get it deep inside you, and in time it will help.

The best prayer when in depression, anxiety, perplexity, disrepair, is. 'HELP! HELP ME LORD'.

There are times when that is all you can say, I have been there, and it still is heard in heaven and still gets results, do not over look a simple cry for help, it will come.

Prayer, the word, esp. Helping others, herbs, supplements all together can bring you, in time out of this storm of depression, try it, it works. I have seen over the years helping people with anxiety, depression, I have found by far the best supplement is not an herb. It is B-Complex and a combination of Calcium, magnesium, Zinc and 20 min of light. This alone, and no herb has done wonders, but there are great herbs you can take.

Lord bless you and be at peace.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

DEFENDING DAVID WILKERSON-BY-Andrew Strom

Wilkerson is gone now, and it is easy to forget. But the fact is,
there were often many in the modern Charismatic movement who
basically opposed all that David Wilkerson stood for. They described
him as a "Doom and Gloom" merchant - always warning of what
was coming and calling the nation and the church to REPENTANCE.

I received an email from some U.S friends awhile ago who had
just gone back to a Pentecostal church after some years. They
told me, "If I bring up David Wilkerson, they all get a hateful,
angry look on their face." Isn't that terribly sad.

Even though David Wilkerson was the one man who consistently
warned America of cataclysms just like the ones we have seen,
he was still denigrated. Even though he was proved right, still they
detested him! I think it is because his major message was
"REPENT". And he didn't pussy-foot around like a lot of these
other so-called "prophets".

When the "God Wants You Rich" prosperity message began to
spread, David was one of the few leaders who publicly refuted it
and called the people to repent from the "love of money". Many
hated him for that. Especially because he is so direct and
up-front.

And when the 'Toronto Blessing' came along, with churches full
of the most weird and often ugly behaviour - he called it like it
was. He was one of the few (if any) Pentecostal leaders who
actually stood up publicly and refuted this new 'spirit' that was
invading the church. You can imagine how despised he was
for that.

There is a 'Prophetic' movement in the world today that is in
my opinion very far removed from the word 'Prophet'. It sells
truckloads of books and holds untold conferences, but at the
end of the day it is a mealy-mouthed travesty of the word
'Prophetic'. It retains its popularity because it is almost always
"positive" and up-lifting. The voice of an Amos or Jeremiah is
rarely (if ever) heard in its ranks - let alone a "John the Baptist".
It is almost never blunt or confrontational - especially about sin.

A lot of this movement has a chronic obsession with the 'religious
spirit'. Everywhere these people look all they can see are religious
spirits of legalism, pharisaism, etc. Thus they are always talking
about "grace, grace, grace". The words "Sin, Righteousness
and Judgement" are almost a horror to them, because they are
so fearful of being 'religious'. And thus when they come across
a prophet who actually preaches on Sin, Righteousness and
Judgement (-which are the very things Jesus said His Spirit
would CONVICT of), they reject him. Every true prophet that I
know of down through history has been a 'Sin, Righteousness
and Judgement' preacher. So has every true Revivalist. (Finney,
Wesley, Whitfield, Edwards, etc). It is part of the job description!

We have invented a new meaning for the term 'Prophetic' in
our day that is far below the standard of the Bible. And far
below the standard that must be in place to see a true Revival.
I think it was God's spokesman Ezekiel who coined the term
"pillow prophets". That is the last thing that America needs in
her hour of crisis. What is needed are voices who truly tell it like
it is - who WARN the people, no matter what the cost. -A 'clear
trumpet sound'.

David Wilkerson was just such a voice. And he was almost a
'lone' voice - though thank God he was widely heard. I believe
God placed him in New York deliberately - the city that
combines world political power with world financial power and
world media power. David was "God's man" in that city - I truly
believe this. And if he said that God's message to America
through these events was "REPENT" then personally I would
believe him rather than any mealy-mouthed 'prophet' who said
otherwise.

David hated sin and deception so much, and loved God and
the people so much, that he could not stand to be silent when
God's heart-truths were being trampled underfoot. That is the
mark of a true prophet. He will be sorely missed.

Blessings to all,

Andrew Strom.


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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

PS 68 The Psalm of Pentecost, This Psalm Has baffled Scholars In History, It Is True Revelation, It contains Around 13 Words Not Found Anywhere Else In The Bible-Re-Post

 The lord said, 'say what you have to say, do what you have to do NOW', so I am. Been working out doors and in doors making ready what I can.

This message was posted back in 2012, how times flies, as I was thinking about Pentecost Sunday, this year it is in June 4, 2017. I was thinking about past Pentecost Day things, always amazing and coming soon, so this message I saw posted, is right where I was so I re- post it today.


In the Jewish ritual, the Psalm is used at Pentecost, the Anniversary of the Giving of the Law, and the Feast of Finished Harvest.... The remarkable character of the Psalm is indicated by the fact that there are no fewer than thirteen words in it which are not found elsewhere. The Pentecostal Gilt of Tongues seems needed for its full exposition. - William Kay

Psa 68:1  For the Chief Musician; A Psalm of David, a song. Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered; Let them also that hate him flee before him.

Psa 68:2  As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: As wax melteth before the fire, So let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

Psa 68:3  But let the righteous be glad; let them exult before God: Yea, let them rejoice with gladness.

Psa 68:4  Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: Cast up a highway for him that rideth through the deserts; His name is Jehovah; and exult ye before him.

Psa 68:5  A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, Is God in his holy habitation.

Psa 68:6  God setteth the solitary in families: He bringeth out the prisoners into prosperity; But the rebellious dwell in a parched land.

Psa 68:7  O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, When thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah.

Psa 68:8  The earth trembled, The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God: Yon Sinai trembled at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

Psa 68:9  Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, Thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.

Psa 68:10  Thy congregation dwelt therein: Thou, O God, didst prepare of thy goodness for the poor.

Psa 68:11  The Lord giveth the word: The women that publish the tidings are a great host.

Psa 68:12  Kings of armies flee, they flee; And she that tarrieth at home divideth the spoil.

Psa 68:13  When ye lie among the sheepfolds, It is as the wings of a dove covered with silver, And her pinions with yellow gold.

Psa 68:14  When the Almighty scattered kings therein, It was as when it snoweth in Zalmon.

Psa 68:15  A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan; A high mountain is the mountain of Bashan.

Psa 68:16  Why look ye askance, ye high mountains, At the mountain which God hath desired for his abode? Yea, Jehovah will dwell in it for ever.

Psa 68:17  The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands upon thousands; The Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the sanctuary.

Psa 68:18  Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led away captives; Thou hast received gifts among men, Yea, among the rebellious also, that Jehovah God might dwell with them.

Psa 68:19  Blessed be the Lord, who daily beareth our burden, Even the God who is our salvation. Selah.

Psa 68:20  God is unto us a God of deliverances; And unto Jehovah the Lord belongeth escape from death.

Psa 68:21  But God will smite through the head of his enemies, The hairy scalp of such a one as goeth on still in his guiltiness.

Psa 68:22  The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring them again from the depths of the sea;

Psa 68:23  That thou mayest crush them, dipping thy foot in blood, That the tongue of thy dogs may have its portion from thine enemies.

Psa 68:24  They have seen thy goings, O God, Even the goings of my God, my King, into the sanctuary.

Psa 68:25  The singers went before, the minstrels followed after, In the midst of the damsels playing with timbrels.

Psa 68:26  Bless ye God in the congregations, Even the Lord, ye that are of the fountain of Israel.

Psa 68:27  There is little Benjamin their ruler, The princes of Judah and their council, The princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.

Psa 68:28  Thy God hath commanded thy strength: Strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought for us.

Psa 68:29  Because of thy temple at Jerusalem Kings shall bring presents unto thee.

Psa 68:30  Rebuke the wild beast of the reeds, The multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the peoples, Trampling under foot the pieces of silver: He hath scattered the peoples that delight in war.

Psa 68:31  Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall haste to stretch out her hands unto God.

Psa 68:32  Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; Oh sing praises unto the Lord; Selah.

Psa 68:33  To him that rideth upon the heaven of heavens, which are of old; Lo, he uttereth his voice, a mighty voice.

Psa 68:34  Ascribe ye strength unto God: His excellency is over Israel, And his strength is in the skies.

Psa 68:35  O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: The God of Israel, he giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.

As I was reading this ps. and studying it, I was overcome by the many revelations contained in it. It is filled with practical applications. The fact the Jews read, sang This Ps. On the feast of Pentecost gives it a more spiritual meaning, as in the N.T. It in part was fulfilled.

 Spurgen says so many grand things a bought the psalm I will defer to his words in this post as I could not say it any better. What a mighty Lord we serve. It contains much comfort, hope and revelation as you will see. At The end I will share some ending words about revival and spiritual warfare.

Spurgen;

Psalms 68
Title. - To the Chief Musician, a Psalm or Song of David. - We have already said enough Upon this title when dealing with Psa_65:1-13 and 66. The present is obviously a gong to besting at the removal of the ark; and in all probability was rehearsed when David conducted it with holy joy from the house Obed-edom to the prepared place on Mount Zion. It is a most soul stirring hymn. The first verses were often the battle-song of the Covenanters and Ironsides; and the whole Psalm fitly pictures the way of the Lord Jesus among his saints, and his ascent to glory. The Psalm is at once surpassingly excellent and difficult. Its darkness in some stanzas is utterly impenetrable. Well does a German critic speak of it as a Titan very hard to master. Our slender scholarship has utterly failed us, and we have had to follow a surer Guide. We trust our thoughts may not however prove unprofitable.

Division. - With the words of the Psa_68:1-2 the ark is uplifted, and the procession begins to move. In Psa_68:3-6, the godly in the assembly are exhorted to commence their joyous songs, and arguments are adduced to help their joy. Then the glorious march of Jehovah in the wilderness is sung: Psa_68:7-10, and his victories in war are celebrated in Psa_68:11-14. The joyous shouts are louder as Zion Comes in sight, and the ark is borne up the hill: Psa_68:15-19. On the summit of the mount the priests sing a hymn concerning the Lord's goodness and justice; the safety of his friends, and ruin of his foes; Psa_68:20-23. Meanwhile the procession is described as it winds up the hill; Psa_68:24-27. The poet anticipates a time of wider conquest, Psa_68:28-31 : and concludes with a noble burst of song unto Jehovah.

Psa_68:1, Psa_68:2. - First. The church of God ever had, and will have, enemies and haters; for against these doth the Psalmist arm himself and the church with this prayer.

Secondly. The church's enemies are God's enemies; they that hate the church, hate God. “Thine enemies, them that hate thee.”
Thirdly. God sometimes seems to sleep or lie still, and let these enemies and haters do what they will for a season. This, also, is implied: he to whom we say, “Arise,” is either asleep or lies still.

Fourthly. There is a time when God will arise.

Fifthly. God's rising time is the enemies' scattering time, his haters' flying time.

Sixthly. It is the duty of God's people to pray him up when he seems to be down, and to exalt him in their praises when he doth arise to their rescue and redemption;

Psa_68:1-3. - Prayer for the Second Advent.

Psa_68:4. -
I.          The name that inspires the song: “Jah.”
1.         Self-existent.
2.         Immutable.
3.         Eternal.

II.        The song inspired by that name.
1.         Of exultation.
2.         Of confidence.
3.         Of joy. - R. R.

Psa_68:6. - Comparison of churches to families.

Psa_68:7, Psa_68:8. -
I.          God has his seasons for delivering his people from their troubles “When thou,” etc.
II.        His deliverance is complete: “The earth shook.” etc.; all things gave way before him.
III.       The deliverance is greater for the delay.

Psa_68:9. -
I.          God's mercy compared to a shower.

1.         It is direct from heaven; not through priests.
2.         It is pure and unmixed.
3.         No one has a monopoly of it.
4.         There is no substitute for it.
5.         It is sovereignly dispensed, as to
(1)        time;
(2)        place;
(3)        manner; and
(4)        measure.
6.         It works efficiently. Isa_60:10.
7.         Prayer can get it.

Note what mighty words an mat we all heed these wise words, real deep stuff and full of revelation

II.        There are seasons when these showers fall.

1.         In the house of God.
2.         In the means of grace.
3.         In prayer.
4.         In affliction.
5.         When saints are weary
(1)        through working;
(2)        through sickness;
(3)        through non-success.

6.         By the Holy Spirit refreshing the heart.

Note We as saints do get weary, in working, sickness and by non-success, but note, the Holy Spirit Refreshes the heart, He is our comforter.

Psa_68:10 (second clause). - Special goodness, for a special people, specially prepared.
Psa_68:10 (second clause). - It is spoken in reference to the “poor,” because,

I.          They are the larger mass of mankind; and whatever pride may think, in the eye of reason, policy, and revelation, by far the most important, useful, and necessary part.

II.        They would be more peculiarly affected by deficiency.

To encourage those in humble and trying life to depend upon him.

            Its application.

1.         To penitence and pardon.
2.         To depravity and regeneration.
3.         To affliction and recovery.
4.         To desertion and consolation.
5.         To death and glory.

When? In answer to his people's faith and prayer.

            How?

1.         Without noise, gently: as the fall of snow.
2.         Without human aid as untrodden snow.
3.         Without violence: “all bloodless lay the untrodden snow.”

            At Sinai demanded obedience, in Zion bestows gifts.
            In Sinai spoke terror, in Zion receives gifts for the rebellious.

            In Sinai appeared for a short season, in Zion dwells for ever. - G. R.


Psa_68:19. -
I.          The load of benefits.
II.        The load of obligation.
III.       The load of praise due in return.

Psa_68:19. -
I.          Salvation is not to be forgotten in the midst of daily mercies.
II.        Daily mercies are not to be forgotten in the enjoyment of salvation. -

Psa_68:30, Psa_68:31. -

I.          Hindrances to the progress of divine truth.

1.         Idolatry. Worship of the crocodile - “beasts of the reeds,” (70) - of bulls and calves, as in Egypt.
2.         Covetousness.
3.         War.

Idolatry, Covetousness, War, these are three good solid reasons in this ps. why America and the apostates are under Judgment.

The means for their removal. Prayer and the divine “rebuke.” “Scatter thou,” etc.

Today I was feeling the battle, the fiery darts; I simply put on the amour of the lord, triple thick and said. Demons the lord rebuke you get out, as the proper method of rebuking. I taught on this before, see Jude for my point. And that post proper biblical rebuking of the devil, a needful study.

I have been under revival, but revival also stirs the hornets nest, the devil hates when the lords people praise in the storms of life, in hardships, and the glory falls, right after sometimes, I mean right after, a praise time and the presence of Pentecost, you can find your self tempted, harassed, oppressed and the like, spiritual warfare never ends until we are in glory. A revival, an outpouring does many wonderful things, but it does not exempt the saint from much prayer, and the need to still be on your watching post against the scams of the enemy, and your flesh.

This has been a battle and a revival, a true revival will have both in it, if not, you are not disrupting Satan’s kingdom and plan, he marvels at the fact many remnant ones in the power of Pentecost have not crumbled, we have the power of the lord to match every assault, we are given heavenly weapons , may we use them today as we are blessed and in battle at the same time. It is a wonder; it is a fact, and so put on your holy armor and battle on, in the power and presence of our king.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

And By His Strips We Are Healed-By Pastor Dr Charles Novak



How often have we, you and I, looked at our lives, and thought...I don't deserve you Jesus Christ. I know that I truly don't deserve the pain that you went through for me on Calvary. I certainly am not anything to die over, or have you and I ever said...I am still alive why should you die, and die for me. I personally have asked myself this question so, so, many times, sometimes with tears in my eyes. And at other times with the feeling of knowing that I will just never measure up,or be anywhere close enough to talk to you Lord, God and Savior, let alone look at you Jesus Christ. It took me a long time to understand all these feelings, but we should feel bad, we should feel guilt. As to our sinful nature. Because sin is dirty, and due to our sinful nature we are all as filthy rags. Never and I mean never, able to cleanse our self of it. Yes beloved, our sin is the ultimate dirtying that no amount of soap and water could ever remove, could ever take away, we are stained with the sin of our lives.

But should we continue to feel not good enough ??? Well I believe the first thing to remember and know is that Jesus Christ took all of our sin, He took it all with Him, and bearing the penalty of "all" sin of "all" man, He took it to the Cross, and nailed it through Himself, and into the wood of the cross. And By His Stripes We Are Healed !!!!!!! So we are to never forget that we are sinners, we are to always know that we can never stop sinning, but we are to know that we must forget our confessed sins, and know that Jesus Christ has Willing removed them, and has done so by His Ultimate Sacrifice on the Cross at Calvary

So what is our current state ? Let us look to the Bible to see these truths. (Isiah Chapter 64 Verse 6 King James Version) says. "But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness's are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.” Yes this is all of our beginning, but there is a person that cleans us white as snow. This person is The Son Of God, who has Saved us from our own sin, which the penalty for it is death, but eternal Life through Jesus Christ. This we see in (Romans Chapter 6 Verse 23 King James Version) “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord..”

So what must we do to be forgive of our sins, and receive this eternal life through Jesus Christ ? We see this answer in (Acts Chapter 3 Verses 19 Through 21 English Standard Version) “Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.”

Now that we have repented, and turned to God, how do we know that He, Jesus Christ, has taken our sin to the Cross with Him, for us. ? The Bible tells us the answer in, (I Peter Chapter 3 Verse 18 English Standard Version) “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit.” And this is not the only verse that has to speak of this in the Bible. Let us look and see that Jesus died for our sins as told in (I Corinthians Chapter 15 Verses 3 And 4 English Standard Version) “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.”



We now know without a doubt that Jesus died, and died on the Cross, at Calvary, and has come for all the sins of all mankind. So now what shall we do ? Once again the Bible, which is the Word of God, and lamp to our feet, as we see in (Psalm Chapter 119 Verse 105 King James Version) “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” explains to us just what to do. As the Bible tells us next, we must turn from our sin, as we read in, (Romans Chapter 6 Verse 12 English Standard Version) “Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions.”

God has Given all to send His Son to the Earth, and knowing that He would die for our sin, the sin of His Own Creation. Jesus Christ has given His life in the fulfillment of Scripture to save us all from a eternal life in hell, due to our sin, and this because, we cannot save ourselves, and this is why we need a Savior, and that Savior is Jesus Christ. The Ultimate Sacrifice of Life, to cleanse, and to do so...for no other reason than because of the love that He has for us all.

So from this point on, while trying to walk in a less sinful way of life, what should we do now ???
Once more the text book of Life, the Bible gives us this truth, through the scriptures, as we see in (Psalm Chapter 145 Verse 3 English Standard Version) “Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.” We should worship and give Praise , and Thanks, to our Lord, God and Savior. (Psalm Chapter 148 Verses 1 And 2 English Standard Version) ”Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise him in the heights! Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his hosts!”

We really need to remember all of what Jesus has done for us, and all of the Love that Jesus has for us. This day, and every day alive on this Earth is a gift from God...as if He has not done enough for us already...We need to thank Him for each new day. We need to remember what (Isiah Chapter 53 Verses 3 Through 5 King James Version) has told us, it says: “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”