Abner Switches Sides

2 Samuel 3:1 Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David. But David grew stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul grew weaker and weaker.

Who IS the house of Saul today?  Who IS the house of David?  Who do they represent?

I love the Bible.  It gives us wisdom and knowledge in plain language, but it also gives us clues to see deeper, hidden things.

For example, every personality type is found in scripture – if we want to know ours, we can read and discover who we identify with and gravitate to.  There is likely not one character, but several.   And, as written in Ecclesiastes 1:9 ” That which has been is what will be, That which is done is what will be done, And there is nothing new under the sun,”  there is no situation, no sin, no plan or plot, that is happening today that has not already been done.

We just need to seek the Lord on specifics; details.

Today, we see a war between what looks like Democrats vs Republicans.  Or, it could be The House of Representatives vs the Senate.   Or it could be people who follow Q vs those who do not.

If we try to pin it to certain groups of people, we might go in all directions.  But, we can see the spirits that are driving forces behind the actions, as we read in the Old Testament.

Here is what I have seen for awhile and the word I got for this year – that the house of Saul and the house of David warred for a long time, but David’s house grew stronger while Saul’s house grew weaker.

Who are they?  Right now, I focus on Democrat leaders vs Republican leaders (and yet not all from either party; the ones most vocal needing to push narratives.)  Saul’s house would be D’s and David’s house would be R’s.  (Read past blogs for how I arrived at that).

Why is this verse so encouraging to me?  Because as I see the news and scroll the internet, it is easy to see all the division and exposure of absolute hatred for our President, his family and all who support him, and think “We are losing this war.”  (And yes, it is war.)  Without scripture, I could easily lose heart.  This verse – not just any verse I find to support what I see – but this verse, as the Lord has led me to it for some time – reminds me that the house of David, or the house of God’s choice, or the Kingdom of Righteousness, whatever you choose to call it, is strengthening, while the house of Saul, or the house of the choice of impatient people who did not want to wait for God’s plan, was weakening.

And this says to me “Righteousness is being restored.”

I have been in 1 Samuel on and off since President Obama was first elected.   And I’ve seen the similarities, almost uncanny.  Throughout his time in office, I kept hearing “Look for David”  not really knowing who or what I was looking for, yet, it was unmistakable.

David is NOT President Trump, nor was Saul President O’bama.   David and Saul today are both ERA’s and companies of people and these men are representatives.

I can’t help but wonder though, who is Abner?

 

Abner Joins Forces with David

2 Samuel 3:6 Now it was so, while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner was strengthening his hold on the house of Saul.

Abner, was the son of Ner, who happened to be the uncle of Saul.  That would make him Saul’s cousin.  He was also captain of Saul’s army.

I thought about who Abner could be today – he could be General Michael Flynn, who was appointed by Obama in 2012 as Director of Defense Intelligence.  I thought it was him for awhile, actually, but I am reminded that if Saul and David are companies of people or ERA’s, then so is Abner.

Abner is someone once very close to Saul, both in perspective and practice.  Abner sat at the family table with Saul, Jonathan, and David.  Abner was in the inner circle.

Here are my thoughts – there is about to be another mass side-switching of the inner circle Democrats once upholding the Saul ERA policies but eyes will be opened.

Abner was accused of an affair with Saul’s concubine, Rizpah, by Ishbosheth, Saul’s son, which he neither confirms nor denies but the accusation itself says to Abner that after all the years he was loyal to Saul, how could he be accused of such a thing?  Abner’s eyes were opened and he knew he must transfer the kingdom from Saul to David.
vs 7 And Saul had a concubine, whose name was Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah. So Ishbosheth said to Abner, “Why have you gone in to my father’s concubine?”

vs 8 Then Abner became very angry at the words of Ishbosheth, and said, “Am I a dog’s head that belongs to Judah? Today I show loyalty to the house of Saul your father, to his brothers, and to his friends, and have not delivered you into the hand of David; and you charge me today with a fault concerning this woman?

vs 9 May God do so to Abner, and more also, if I do not do for David as the Lord has sworn to him—

vs 10 to transfer the kingdom from the house of Saul, and set up the throne of David over Israel and over Judah, from Dan to Beersheba.”

vs 11 And he could not answer Abner another word, because he feared him.

More to come.

 

 

 

House Wars

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Psalm 31:22 As for me, I said in my alarm,
“I am cut off from before Your eyes”;
Nevertheless You heard the voice of my supplications
When I cried to You.

vs 23 O love the Lord, all you His godly ones!
The Lord preserves the faithful
And fully recompenses the proud doer.

vs 24 Be strong and let your heart take courage,
All you who hope in the Lord.

2 Samuel 3:1 Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David; and David grew steadily stronger, but the house of Saul grew weaker continually.

On December 31, 2017, the Lord took me to 1 Samuel 31, then gave me a word: “The ERA of Saul is dead.”   This chapter was the end of the book of 1 Samuel, and the end of Saul’s life.

As I sat reading, I felt a stirring to put out a word for the year.  The ERA of Saul is Dead, though I didn’t title it that way, and it never occurred for me to do so.  I titled it “The Battle for Authority”….   Had I titled it “The ERA of Saul is Dead”  I may have been asked so many questions that I could not answer, since I was only writing what the Lord said, not what I knew or thought I knew.

Over the months, I saw confirmation after confirmation that brought ME hope alone.  I felt like a prophet giving a word, yet the Lord shut the eyes and ears and hearts of those who read it.  Should I have written it differently?  Should I have been more specific?  Should I have given more details?

Then, the worst questions to ask myself.  Those that second guess who I am,  and “have I really heard?” and “did God really say?”.

2018 has been a very difficult year as I strove to break out of a mold I was in.  Like the caterpillar struggles to break free from the cocoon.   Church changes, relationship changes, occupation changes, physical changes, another death in the family, death of a family pet, the end of a chapter in my parent’s home that we finally sold; so many memories there, and my own struggles to get well and lift myself from adrenal fatigue, and severe arthritis in my feet, and the challenge of rain all.year.long.in.WV.  It was difficult to get anything done, difficult to get a pool up, a contractor out, etc.

And with changes, come insecurities, frustrations maybe, some uneasiness.  I grew weary with excuses and distractions and walking with dramatic people.  I let people go.  But with that change and pressing through, the blessings came forward, but they only came through windows of opportunity and had I not been pressing through, had I given up hope, I would have missed them.

As I look back on the year, even now as I write, I see in my own personal life, The ERA of Saul is dead.  The ERA of trying to fit in a certain mold, trying to fit into a vision God had not intended for me.

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Saul was selected as King because the people wanted a king.  They wanted someone to rule over them.  Sometimes it is easier to have a leader that gives us what we want, and when consequences come, we can blame the leader.   We see Saul’s introduction in 1 Samuel. In the last chapter of Judges, chapter 21:25 it says In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.”

There was no regard for the rule of law, no regard for the Torah.  People did what they wanted to do as they saw fit to do, not according to what was right for the whole of society, nor according to what was right in the eyes of God but according to what was right in their own eyes.  They demanded a king but they already had Judges.   Judges weren’t good enough because they were not “OVER” them.  Judges had no authority over the people.  They just heard cases and decided the right thing.    Why was this not good enough?   Because then they would have to govern themselves.    And they could not govern themselves because they had already sinned.  They already succumbed to the curse of Balak.

So God gave the people what they wanted.  Someone who will rule over them.  Someone different.

A friend of mine recently pointed out to me that a first mention of Saul, was in 1 Samuel 9:

1 There was a man of Benjamin whose name was Kish the son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Bechorath, the son of Aphiah, a Benjamite, a mighty man of power.

vs 2 And he had a choice and handsome son whose name was Saul. There was not a more handsome person than he among the children of Israel. From his shoulders upward he was taller than any of the people.

vs 3 Now the donkeys of Kish, Saul’s father, were lost. And Kish said to his son Saul, “Please take one of the servants with you, and arise, go and look for the donkeys.”

vs 4 So he passed through the mountains of Ephraim and through the land of Shalisha, but they did not find them. Then they passed through the land of Shaalim, and they were not there. Then he passed through the land of the Benjamites, but they did not find them.

vs 5 When they had come to the land of Zuph, Saul said to his servant who was with him, “Come, let us return, lest my father cease caring about the donkeys and become worried about us.”

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Donkeys are a symbol for the Democratic party today.  Many former leaders who were originally sent to look for the lost donkeys of the Democratic party and unite them back together again had studied under Saul Alinsky, a community organizer, an activist and author.

Saul Alinsky’s mission was to pressure government to conform to the needs of the people, and his modus operandi was “the end justifies the means”,  which means “no matter what, no matter how, get it done.”   His first and famous book “Rules for Radicals” was dedicated “to the first radical, Lucifer”.

Two of his most famous avid students were Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama who helped lead the donkey party away from its original mission.  They took a FAR LEFT TURN.

Read more here about Saul Alinsky

Read more here about the original Democratic Party. (The D’s and R’s had more in common then.)

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The ERA of SAUL is DEAD.  Q calls this “The liberal left” while Dennis Prager says Liberalism and Leftism are not equal.  Liberalism and Conservatism had common goals when the parties began; Conservatives believing less government will reach the goals while Liberals believing more government will reach same goals.  Leftism leads to communism which believes government is basically God, and socialism is the means to achieving it, by seducing the people to vote for socialism.  (a curse of Balak by the way) –

The ERA of SAUL is DEAD.  This year,  I see a major fall from grace in the Catholic Church.  Pope Francis has admitted to “grave errors in judgment” when it comes to Catholic Bishops sexually abusing thousands of children.  Lay members of the Catholic Church have become angry because they trusted leaders who let them down and now they want to sit on the boards to see to it that justice gets served.  Pope Francis has asked Bishops not to address anything until a worldwide conference of Catholic leaders in February.  What will happen in February?   I don’t know but I believe that there will be an attempt to preserve the clergy and laity system.   The Nicolaitans of Revelation.

The Compromising Church


Revelation 2:12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write,

‘These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword: 

Vs 13 “I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.

vs 14 But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality.

vs 15 Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.

vs 16 Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth.

vs 17 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.” ’

Government is coming back to the people.  God’s government is coming upon the earth and will invade our political and religious systems.
The ERA of DAVID is upon us – the ERA where we the people get back to governing ourselves rightly and standing righteously before our God.  We are not completely there yet but a movement is showing more people uniting for what is Truth, what is Right, and what is Honorable.  They are not falling for the proverbial bones that are being tossed out to them.  The House of Saul wants you divided.  Balak stuff which THUS leads to Nicolaitan stuff.  God has much against this.

But the House of Saul did not give up, and will not give up, their authority easily.  And the two Houses warred for a long time.

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Nancy has been given the gavel back as Madame Speaker of the House.  And we see the real agenda is now to take down all the the President wants to do.  Not because of what he wants to do but because of who and what he represents.  She is part of the House of Saul, trying to keep the power in place when Saul has died.  As I wrote in “The Battle for Authority”, trying to keep power in place when it has died looks like Saul Alinsky’s m.o. – “no matter what, no matter how, just get it done” and it becomes uglier folks.

Psalm 31:22 As for me, I said in my alarm,
“I am cut off from before Your eyes”;
Nevertheless You heard the voice of my supplications
When I cried to You.

vs 23 O love the Lord, all you His godly ones!
The Lord preserves the faithful
And fully recompenses the proud doer.

vs 24 Be strong and let your heart take courage,
All you who hope in the Lord.

When generational change occurs, affecting the deep inner workings of any system, there is pain, often doubt and maybe confusion, stemming first from distraction.  The Lord wants us to first know of His love for us and that He is with us.  There is a tendency to think we are cut off from His eyes but He hears us and He recompenses those who act in faith that God is on the Throne!

Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David; and David grew steadily stronger, but the house of Saul grew weaker continually.

Abner, the son of Ner (Saul’s uncle)was Saul’s commander.  After the death of Saul, Abner joined forces with David.  He said his mission now was to turn the kingdom of Saul over to the King of David.  David and Abner made peace and David sent him away in peace.   Joab and company was upset with David because they said Abner planted himself inside the House of David to spy so they took it upon themselves to kill Abner.  David made it clear he had nothing to do with Abner’s death and mourned.

2 Samuel 3:22-27
At that moment the servants of David and Joab came from a raid and brought much spoil with them. But Abner was not with David in Hebron, for he had sent him away, and he had gone in peace.

When Joab and all the troops that were with him had come, they told Joab, saying, “Abner the son of Ner came to the king, and he sent him away, and he has gone in peace.”

Then Joab came to the king and said, “What have you done? Look, Abner came to you; why is it that you sent him away, and he has already gone?

Surely you realize that Abner the son of Ner came to deceive you, to know your going out and your coming in, and to know all that you are doing.”

And when Joab had gone from David’s presence, he sent messengers after Abner, who brought him back from the well of Sirah. But David did not know it.

Now when Abner had returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside in the gate to speak with him privately, and there stabbed him in the stomach, so that he died for the blood of Asahel his brother.

 

This is going to be a year of questions, distractions, confusion, disillusions, disinformation, betrayal and wearying down and even death of the saints.  I’m sorry that I don’t have what appears to be the TRiUMPhant report.

But, I really do, if you have ears to hear and eyes to see it.  You just have to trust the plan:

1) He fully recompenses those who set their eyes upon Him in faith that He has a plan
2) He will preserve you from destruction
3) The house of David grows steadily stronger, while the house of Saul grows weaker continually.
4) Watch the economy.
5) Watch the evil that is exposed and brought to justice.  We won’t see it all, just the part of the iceberg that is above the water.
6) This one is not revelation – just insight- I do believe the wall will be built and Mexico WILL pay for it.  Indirectly.
7) Notice, the donkeys were found…  More D’s will move closer to the original plan for their party or switch parties altogether.

1 Samuel 9:20 But as for your donkeys that were lost three days ago, do not be anxious about them, for they have been found.

(Now, I’m still getting stuff so I’ll be adding to it)

Location, Location, Location

Real estate is all about the location

Recently, I dreamed of two interns.   One was in the operating room assisting the Chief Physician in an operation, but he made a mistake, a costly mistake even.  The physician said it was serious enough but he was able to correct it and cover over it so that there was no damage or scar.  He then took that opportunity to explain and teach the young intern so that he could avoid this kind of mistake in the future.

The second intern wandered off to another operating room.  He was merely curious and wanted to observe, however the only person in that room was he himself and there did not appear to be anything going on. He touched nothing and did “nothing wrong”  but something went wrong (in the dream it was not clear what that was) and he was formally accused and “tried”, because he was the only one in the room at the time. He was not where he belonged.

Interpretation:  The Lord is our Chief Physician. I felt the Operating Room He was operating in was “The Grace Room”  while the other operating room was “The Judgement Room”.   As long as we remain in the place He has called us to be, all our mistakes, even grave ones, are covered with grace.  That does not mean we get away with anything.  The Chief Physician uses these errors to teach us valuable lessons.   We are safe as long as we are with Him.    However, if we wander away from His watchful eye, from the place He has called us to be, we are wrong no matter if we have done nothing wrong.

 

And I, I alone, am Left

(or “I Am Not Right”)

1 Kings 19:14 He said, I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts, because the Israelites have forsaken Your covenant, thrown down Your altars, and slain Your prophets with the sword. And I, I only, am left, and they seek my life, to destroy it.

Elijah just had his greatest victory on Mt Carmel.  (1 Kings 18)  Elijah gathered all the men of Israel and said to them “How long will you waiver between two opinions?  If God is God, then follow Him, and if Baal is God, then follow him”   Basically “Get off the fence and live what you believe!”   And in front of all Israel he said “I alone am left a prophet of the LORD, but Baal’s prophets are 450 men.

Now, Elijah has made an error here, for he was NOT the only prophet left.

He was like the intern in my dream, in “The Grace Room” operating under the watchful, careful eye of the Lord.   Not only does the Lord NOT publicly humiliate him, he doesn’t even correct him.   Instead, the Lord validates and performs His glory in front of all Israel, and 450 prophets of Baal AND 400 prophets of the Asherah, based upon Elijah’s faith in God.

Please don’t miss that!  Elijah has claimed he was “the only prophet left” a few times.  The first time he declared that,  he received no rebuke or correction.  Why not?

In 1 Kings 19, Elijah is seen running from one woman.   He just performed the greatest miracle of his career, and now he is running from ONE woman.

What follows?   Depression for starters.   Severe depression.   He calls out to the Lord to take his life.  This is not “the blues” we get from time to time.   This is severe depression when you call out to God “Take my life.”   He questioned the Lord, basically, as to what was His purpose for keeping him around.  He was no better than his ancestors.

However, the response to Elijah was via the Angel of the Lord who provided him food because his journey was going to be a long one.   Elijah was going BACK into the wilderness.  He was IN the wilderness in 1 Kings 17, and strengthened by the food brought by the ravens.  He recognized supernatural provision then, and was even able to perform the miracle of the widow’s oil, but here, he was sent back into the wilderness where he was fed by an angel this time.

He goes on his journey and then comes to Mt Horeb where he inquires of God.  “What are you doing here Elijah?”

Ever get that word from the Lord?

“What are you doing here Darlene?”  

It’s like you once thought it was okay to go certain places because you thought you were invincible and God would just follow you and answer you and vindicate you because you are so great at what you do for Him, and nobody does it quite like you, that it doesn’t really matter where you go or how you speak to Him.

Or does it?

Elijah’s response again? “I have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of hosts; for the sons of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars and killed Your prophets with the sword And I alone am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.”  (vs 10)

The Lord gives him one more time to respond with the HeArT rEsPoNsE He requires of Elijah, but the Lord isn’t asking Elijah because He Himself doesn’t know.  He is giving Elijah time to think about where he is and why.

Location, Location, Location.

“Tell me Elijah, why are you here?”  

The Lord tells Elijah to go stand at a different place upon the mountain.  He passed by but Elijah could not see Him.  And then a fierce storm came, and the Lord was not in it. An earthquake came, and the Lord was not to be found.  Elijah then found the Lord again.   He was in the still, small voice.   He was found in peace.

The Lord asks one more time “What are you doing here Elijah?”     Again, He wants a proper heart response from Elijah.

Location, Location, Location.

“Where is your heart, Elijah?  Is it operating in The Grace Room or have you wandered off to The Judgement Room again? You will be tried there, you know. I’m not there to bail you out. I’m not there to cover you”

Elijah’s response again?

“I have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of hosts; for the sons of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars and killed Your prophets with the sword. And I alone am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.”   (Vs 14)

What Elijah was telling the Lord is that he had this awesome, heavy duty, magnificent call, that nobody else had, or if they did, they are not obeying the Lord quite like Elijah himself is because he doesn’t see anybody coming forth to help him out!

“Who will do this if I don’t?”

THE JOB WILL NOT GET DONE!

“At least not the RIGHT way”

(vs 15-18) The Lord said to him, Go,

return on your way to the Wilderness of Damascus;

and when you arrive, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria. And anoint Jehu son of Nimshi to be king over Israel, and

anoint Elisha son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah to be prophet in your place. 

And him who escapes from the sword of Hazael Jehu shall slay, and him who escapes the sword of Jehu Elisha shall slay.    

Yet I will leave Myself 7,000 in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal and every mouth that has not kissed him.

Elijah’s mantle of authority was removed by the Lord in the same breath that He told Elijah to go back to the wilderness.  Back to the drawing board.

I counseled someone I work with on this scripture the other day.  As soon as I mentioned that Elijah lost his authority, she had an “aha!”  moment.

“That’s because I’ll be bitter, isn’t it? I don’t have power to lead anyone if I am bitter.  And they won’t pick up the slack if I think I have to do it all, therefore I do it all, right? ”

Correctamundo.   She will not do the job well, if she does what she doesn’t have grace to do, just because she thinks nobody else will do it.

I know of a handful of people that I can think of right now within seconds, who felt as if they were dead in the water waiting for God to move in their lives.  They either criticized the leaders in the geographical area they were in for not obeying the Lord as they have been, or were bitter because God was not moving in their lives but once they moved to a another location, the power of God fell upon their ministry.

Another person had to move his residence in order to gain employment and healing.  It wasn’t like the state he was in didn’t provide that for many, but it was because God’s grace for this person was not in the location he was currently in.  Once he did, God’s wisdom fell upon this one.

Another person waited for decades to be in church ministry.  As she was passed over many times, her heart became bitter.  But once she stopped seeking ministry in the church and found her call in the marketplace, she was respected and sought after, and God moved.  Her heart became sweeter and it resulted in healing in her own body.

Some of you who are reading this are feeling dead in the water.  Nothing is moving. Nothing is happening. Nobody is helping you. Nobody responds. And you wonder where God is in your life.  Maybe, just maybe, it’s not about anything except your location.

It’s like being in “The Grace Room”  under His watchful eye.  Being where He calls us to be.  Doing only as He instructs us to do.  Receiving grace to perform. Empowerment to succeed.  He causes success and he thwarts it.  It’s not about how much we do.  It isn’t even about how great we perform the duties of our call.

 

It’s about how well we follow His lead.

 

sword in the mouth

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The Civil War

The link above is the word the Lord gave me on December 31, 2017.  The Civil War is between those who have authority backed by God’s power, and those who no longer do.  Those who do not have it, but think they still do, will rise against those who now do.

2 Samuel 2:12
Now Abner the son of Ner, went out from Mahanaim to Gibeon with the servants of Ish-bosheth the son of Saul.

vs 13 And Joab the son of Zeruiah and the servants of David went out and met them by the pool of Gibeon; and they sat down, one on the one side of the pool and the other on the other side of the pool.

vs 14 Then Abner said to Joab, “Now let the young men arise and hold a contest before us.” And Joab said, “Let them arise.”

vs 15 So they arose and went over by count, twelve for Benjamin and Ish-bosheth the son of Saul, and twelve of the servants of David.

vs 16 Each one of them seized his opponent by the head and thrust his sword in his opponent’s side; so they fell down together. Therefore that place was called Helkath-hazzurim, which is in Gibeon.

vs 17 That day the battle was very severe, and Abner and the men of Israel were beaten before the servants of David.

Isaiah 49:2 He has made My mouth like a sharp sword,
In the shadow of His hand He has concealed Me;

The number 12 is the number of government; Gods’s actually.

The sword is symbolic of the word of God coming forth from our mouth.

The battle right now is for control of the narrative; what everyone is talking about.

The Wrap-Up Smear  

The above link is an explanation of a political tactic called The Wrap Up Smear – where you smear someone all over social media and then get the press to write about the smear.   All of a sudden, people get talking and before you know it, everyone is writing about it and it becomes “true”.    This is narrative control and is a sword thrust into the bellies of the opponents.

In 2 Samuel 2, one of the scriptures the Lord had given me to follow for this year, you see both sides participating.  You also see David beat Abner and the house of Israel.

David was anointed by God to be king over Judah.  Judah means praise.

David was anointed by God to be king, but Ishbosheth, the son of Saul, was appointed not by God but by Abner, to be king of Israel.

SAUL DIED and GOD ANOINTED DAVID but we see the house of Saul still trying to take control.  Sound familiar?

We ALWAYS should use the Sword in our mouths to bless, and praise, not curse and destroy, but never in our times has it been more important to do so.   In this season where people are using their mouths to cut, slice, slander, destroy others, we need to avoid this at all costs.

The Lord has given us His word as the playbook to follow.   Become part of the house of David and offer praise to God because in doing so, you let Him be Commander- in – Chief and Executioner over all opponents of righteousness.

Psalm 149:5 Let the godly ones exult in glory;
Let them sing for joy on their beds.
6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth,
And a two-edged sword in their hand,  (my note: let your mouth AND hands praise Him)
7 To execute vengeance on the nations
And punishment on the peoples,
To bind their kings with chains
And their nobles with fetters of iron,
To execute on them the judgment written;
This is an honor for all His godly ones.
Praise the Lord!

Only Thou Art Holy

1 Sam 15:1 SAMUEL TOLD Saul, The Lord sent me to anoint you king over His people Israel. Now listen and heed the words of the Lord.

 vs 2 Thus says the Lord of hosts, I have considered and will punish what Amalek did to Israel, how he set himself against him in the way when [Israel] came out of Egypt.

 vs 3 Now go and smite Amalek and utterly destroy all they have; do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.

vs 9 Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of the sheep, oxen, fatlings, lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them; but all that was undesirable or worthless they destroyed utterly.

 Saul was to destroy all the possessions of the Amalekites but instead he kept back for himself that which would benefit him.  He destroyed only what was undesirable to him, or what he considered worthless.

But here is what Samuel said to Saul regarding his sin:

 vs 22 Samuel said, Has the Lord as great a delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

 vs 23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as idolatry and teraphim (household good luck images). Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king.

This oft-quoted scripture is commonly used to point out that the nature of rebellion is rooted in witchcraft, but something struck me about this, earlier this morning.

 Stubbornness is as idolatry and TERAPHIM.   I’d never heard of teraphim before.    Seraphim, yes.  Cherubim, yes.  But teraphim,  no.

 (Of course I had to investigate).

  The word Teraphim comes from the Hebrew word “Teraphiym” and literally means idolatry, idols used in household shrine or worship; family idol.   (Can we think of any household shrines that can be used as a family idol in our own homes?)

 I then went to look up the root, thinking the root would be tera, meaning earth, or earthy.   Instead I found that the root was Rapha.

Healing.

 And specifically, those idols which we believe is good and right for our family

Such as in Jehovah-Rapha, the Lord our Healer.   

 This, however, was not Jehovah-Rapha.  This, was Teraphiym.   Other gods. Other gods that bring false comfort and healing.

 And is the root of stubborness.   Wanting our way!  No budging of opinion, stand, behavior; no listening to Truth, even if staring right at it.   Saul wasn’t yet at the place of stubborness revealed, but he opened the door. 

 And it cost him his authority over his enemies.

All he did was open the door and it cost him his authority!  How many times do we not only open the door but become stubborn in our sin and wonder why we are defeated? 

Contrast that with the Seraphim of Isaiah 6:

 Is 6:2  Above Him stood the seraphim; each had six wings: with two [each] covered his [own] face, and with two [each] covered his feet, and with two [each] flew.

vs 3 And one cried to another and said, Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!

Seraphim is the Hebrew word Seraph and means

1) serpent, fiery serpent

a) poisonous serpent (fiery from burning effect  of  poison)

2) seraph, seraphim

a) majestic beings with 6 wings, human hands or voices in attendance upon God.

 

 

Is 6:4 And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who cried, and the house was filled with smoke.

 

Is 6:5 Then said I, Woe is me! For I am undone and ruined, because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!

Is 6:6 Then flew one of the seraphim [heavenly beings] to me, having a live coal in his hand which he had taken with tongs from off the altar;

vs 7 And with it he touched my mouth and said, Behold, this has touched your lips; your iniquity and guilt are taken away, and your sin is completely atoned for and forgiven.

Without a knowledge of the Lord, who chooses a winged serpent of fire over comfort?  It requires a pursuit of the knowledge of Jesus Himself.

In my ignorance,  I asked the Lord to place seraphim at the windows of my home, and entryways.

 

These seraphim, these fiery winged serpents,  would destroy all with their fire.  Even those who do not know the Lord….yet.

 It is the Cherubim who are placed to guard and protect, with mercy.  Like the Cherubim guarded the entrance to the garden of Eden.  Or the mercy seat of the Ark of the Covenant.

 

But, for us who know Him,  and seek holiness, what would happen if we asked for the seraphim to guard our personal eyegates,  eargates,  heartgates?   What would happen if we asked for them to touch our lips with burning coal because we dwell among an unclean people?

Maybe in our workplace, even our own homes. Would the desire for teraphim be utterly destroyed?

Or shall we continue to open the door for the teraphim to make themselves at home?

Before we are victorious in the area we are given charge over, there must be nothing of spiritual “Saul” in us.    And yet, there IS no way,  except THE Way of the of the One who baptizes us with Fire, as He comes,  attended by the seraphim who cry  “Holy, Holy Holy.”

Matthew 3:11  I indeed baptize you in (with) water because of repentance [that is, because of your changing your minds for the better, heartily amending your ways, with abhorrence of your past sins]. But He Who is coming after me is mightier than I, Whose sandals I am not worthy or fit to take off or carry; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

 

The Hand of God is Lifting

The Tribulation is a time in history when the sin that is in mankind will no longer be shut up inside their heart, but brought to the surface; like a magnet draws mettle.  (spelling intended).

Matthew 24:21 For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will.

A few years ago, I had a vision of a VERY LARGE MAGNETIC HAND, touching down upon the earth.  It slowly started lifting and as it did, there were some people who were attracted to this magnetic hand and were lifted up with it.  Those who were not, were left on the earth where chaos and confusion intensified. (What I saw was mettle shavings moving about like crazy ants move quickly and without direction).

As we who are held in the palms of His hands by His grace are raised up with Him as He lifts His hand, those who remain are feeling the effects of the removal of His grace upon them and this removal exposes darkness upon the earth and in hearts – this purpose is to show that it is only by God’s grace we can live in a peaceful existence.

The hand of God is lifting but the peace of God is with all those who are firmly in the palm of His hand.

Get Ready

A Prophetic Warning, Word of Knowledge and Word of Wisdom

In December 2017, the word I had received from the Lord for 2018 was partially obscure to me; I just wrote it as I heard it.  Some people asked what I meant by a few things and all I could say was what was written.

Some of it was not obscure, however.  I have been telling a few people I believe we are on the precipice of the Tribulation – the time that will be the best of times, yet the worst of times, for in the midst of intense persecution and sorrow like the world has never known, there will be an outpouring of the Spirit of the Lord.  This outpouring will pour out upon all flesh –

but, remember why the Holy Spirit came – to convict the world of sin and righteousness as well as point to Christ and speak through and empower those who belong to Him.

I think there are quite a few prophets however, who have said “something is coming” and we all wonder what that is, and what it looks like, but back in December the Lord gave me a word about what the year 2018 will look like and I’ve been watching it come to pass.

I saw the civil war but it is not a war between Democrats and Republicans, though it appears that way.  It is not a war between gender status’ and male and female, thought it may appear that way.  It is not a war between nations though it may involve war between nations, it is not a war between liberals and conservatives, Jew vs Gentile, Catholic vs Protestant, old vs young.

It is a war between good and evil and it is a battle for the narrative;  it is a war that the whole world will be involved in, in one way or another; you will not be a spectator.   It is a war about who is in power.

As you read the word from December, keep in mind that it is going to get more intense very quickly.

Christians, we need to review the basics of Christianity and return to our first love.

Remember His love for you and walk in it.   Pray for your President and for each other.

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