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The whole world is looking for 1 man who will have an answer for every problem. Peace in the middle east , Health Care for everyone , and a plan to save the planet from certain destruction. I have had the pleasure to travel half way around the world and back this last year and I hear it everywhere. The reality is the world seems ready to follow anyone who is cloaked in the garments of change.

The truth is the 1 man is the fully God and fully man, He is Jesus Christ and is not cloaked in change.

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Jesus came the first time as  the prince of peace, but He will be coming back with a sword. He is coming back for War.

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Revelation 19:11-16 11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

It is still about love, and we better get ready !

Revelation 3:19  As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

 

Check out the song by Misty Edwards from IHOP KC

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I’m stepping on my soap box. I miss Leonard Ravenhill He could speak / write and true conviction would fall on me. I would deal with another layer of the onion called pride and unbelief I keep in close proximity. I remember when Mike Bickle invited him to speak here in Kansas city around 1990. His book Why Revival Tarries is a classic beyond the grip of time, my father had introduced me to that book earlier. He was gone and a generation needed him.

Mike Bickle brought another man to Kansas city called Art Katz. Art would rock every ones world, they would scramble to see if what he was saying was really scriptural. We actually became like the bereans while He was in town. I would go to the International House of Prayer coffee shop just to listen to the 20 year olds debate Art’s words. He challenged me every time I heard him, its the closest thing to Ravenhill I know of, now He is gone. I miss him and I wait for another like Ravenhill or Katz to take their spot. One with both a history and a current walk with the Lord who refuses to compromise to the latest book written or latest word on Elijah List. They put it out there and they did not shrink back and they DID NOT GO WITH THE FLOW. Many of the prophetic voices in America started out that way but now you here one, you’ve heard them all. Hey YOU GUYS ITS NOT TO LATE TURN BACK AND JUST MAYBE THE CHURCH WILL FOLLOW.

Update : several months ago I had the extreme pleasure of visiting Ben Israel the home of Art Katz. I had gone on a small mission outreach led my friend Joel Snyder of KC. We stayed with Art and Mary Beebe. We were doing some outreaches at White Earth Rez. We were the ones ministered to. Wow hospitality and stories about their years with Art Katz.

Then listening to Inger tell stories about the west bank and Art stories only She would know. I was so humbled so blessed I just shook my head. And maybe above all was Mama Rose. To hear Her story was one thing but have Her pray for us, No wonder Art Katz had brought Her there. Ben Israel has a history as does Art and everyone has their view of it BUT for me Thank God for Art , His Wife His Kids His vision.

You want to be stired and challenged here is where you can check out two web pages with Art’s work. http://www.benisrael.org/                               http://artkatzministries.org/ 

My wife and I and our friends Dale and Jeanie Ritter have now been back up to Ben Israel several times. We love it, its like stepping back in time walking in rich spiritual history. It is good to remember what God has done through people despite their imperfections. It should give us hope that we too are building a history, and may those who come after, find us to have been faithful. We love all you guys who shared the journey with Art and Inger despite it all. The Beebes and the Brocks and friends carry the torch. Let another generation arise with like passion.

Katz

http://www.benisrael.org/

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I am amazed that since I wrote this blog the level of offense has sky rocketed. Donald Trump, Republican party, conservatism and the list goes on and on as personal offense now leads to deep depression and anxiety. Politics must now be the number one cause of offense. That is my update, read on from the 2008 ramblings.

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I have been perplexed lately, its seems every one is offended about something. I feel like I am on a marry-go-round and need to yell stop, let me off. Enough already. I just heard a spill of complaints about it, and as I was thinking the words to this song were playing in my head. Read the words and listen to the song on the you-tube icon below and pick up my thoughts on the other side.

Misty Edwards

Baptize My Heart Lyrics

 

I can hear the song of the Creator as He sings over His creation
I played the flute for You…did You dance?
I sang the wedding song over You … were You romanced?
I played the funeral song and told You my judgments were coming did you lament?
For even children know when to dance!
Even children know the sound of the wedding
Even children know when to repent
At the sound of the funeral they lament!
Baptize my heart with Your fire, Your desire
I don’t want to be offended, I don’t want to be offended
I don’t want to be offended when it’s all coming down
I pledge my allegiance to Jesus
I pledge my allegiance to the Lamb

Jeremiah 12:5 “If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, Then how can you contend with horses? And if in the land of peace, In which you trusted, they wearied you, Then how will you do in the floodplain of the Jordan?

 

I love this verse in Jeremiah in my simple language “if I can’t handle easy how I will take hard”. America has been over run with political correctness and it has spread into the church. We might as well have the CHURCH BILL OF RIGHTS.

We have no clue how to survive under persecution. The pre-tribulation rapture has the Church in heaven when it really gets bad. GET A CLUE it really is bad right now many places all over the earth.

We think we are God’s gift to the whole world only Jesus fits that bill. I am convinced we are about to experience in the next 10 years what the rest of the world deals with. We will then see if we can turn the other check, carry our cross or lay down our lives even unto death. All of my prophetic friends have 2008 as a new beginning well here is a beginning for us “beginning of sorrows” PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Don’t be offended in this little blog let it be a reality check. This is boot camp it is time to learn to be long-suffering or to suffer long while it is easy. Hard times are coming FOR REAL.

I hang out at IHOP International House Of prayer in Kansas city where 24/7 prayer has been going on for years. Any way for us locals we try to catch Misty Edwards sets. The Lord has placed an anointing on Her Music that seems to draw me into repentance and then releases a season of refreshing.

Misty’s song challenges me to mature and say NO to offense, not just by people but by the Lord. What if the Lord has plans other than our particular end time view that alone will cause the greatest offense and shaking.

Matthew 11:6 And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.

Matthew 13:57 So they were offended at Him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house.”

Matthew 15:12 Then His disciples came and said to Him, “Do You know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying?”

 This is hard to hear but He who has ears to hear, HEAR
Matthew 24:4-31
4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all F131 these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, F132 and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. 15 “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ F133 spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. 18 And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. 19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20 And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened. 23 Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. 24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand. 26 Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it. 27 For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 28 For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together. 29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

 

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