To me Christmas wasn’t Christmas unless it was with my family in Pennsylvania. That’s why I always made the drive. People in the North East don’t see the beauty which surrounds them all year. A few are enamoured by the first couple snow falls, but after that its’ just more of the “same old thing”. And I too understand that dynamic. I lived there for 22 years. I love the old colonial homes. It is the origins of this country I have loved all my life. The snow fall is a gift from God. One of the most beautiful things a person can see. And you can bet, even at the age of 48, I will be standing in line to get one of those “snow saucers” so I can be one of the first to slide down the nearest snow covered hill.
Never mind that fateful night when I chose NOT to go for the ride in Mike’s newly “tricked out” Chevelle with my buddy Tim. I’ll never forget the chill that went down my back when my father picked up the newspaper the following Sunday morning from his “special” recliner (all fathers had one back then … right … sort of like Archie Bunker or Martin Crane). I remember my Dad yelling over, “Hey John, arent’ these your friends?” It was a story right out of the Dukes of Hazard. A high speed chase across 4 county lines; sadly resulting in the imprisonment of my best friends.
Who Are Your Friends
When times get really tough, those “friends” will tell you they don’t have a penny to spare (when they really do). Those folks will tell you they only have a few candles left in their drawer and can’t spare another candle to light your home so you can feed your kids. The will hold onto their last can of food, never considering the person next door.
What if some day, that “sixth sense”, helps you keep your children alive?
How many of our Holy Scriptures are locked away outside of our 66 book canon? And to make matters worse, they further perverted those writings by forging additional gnostic lies and weaving them into the collection.
Lots Were Thrown … What Are Lots??
First let’s take a quick peek at Proverbs
Prov 16:3333 The lot is cast into the lap, But its every decision is from the Lord.NKJV
Whoa. No hold your horses for a moment. Let’s make sure we are not taking things out of context. The prior Proverb says:
Prov 16:3232 He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.NKJV
Okay. Well “nuff said”. The prior Proverb it not taking about “lots” so we can make a reasonable assumption that Proverbs 16:33 is entirely focused on the casting of lots. Fair enough. But there must be more to it than that. And surely there is. So lets jump forward and look at what God says about seeking wisdom in the New Testament.
James 1:5-65 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.NKJV
Now in all fairness I will warn you that the next verse warns that if you ask God for His wisdom and do it lacking faith, that you will not get what you ask for. James 1:6 pretty much threw me off course. It was damning to say the least.
James 1:6-76 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.NKJV
Now please let me be perfectly frank with you. When I read the following verse it threw me. I was immediately worried that I would not have the necessary faith to be certain that what I asked of God was going to be “from God” since I was immediately concerned that I might doubt. I cannot tell you how often I say to God “Helpst thou mine unbelief”. I worry all the time that my “unbelief” is going to keep me from believing that God is actually talking to me. This is a terrible travesty for those of us who want to hear from God with all our hearts. I hate UNBELIEF. It SUCKS!! I pray all the time … please Heavenly Father, “helpst thou mine unbelief”.
Acts 1:23-2623 And they proposed two: Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. 24 And they prayed and said, “You, O Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which of these two You have chosen 25 to take part in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.” 26 And they cast their lots, and the lot fell on Matthias. And he was numbered with the eleven apostles.NKJV
Wow. Would you please look at the Holy Bible for just a second. Please. I have been studying the Bible for 30 + years under the greatest “leaders” of the “church” and have never in my entire life seen this. LOOK WILL YOU? Isn’t God saying here in the Holy “canon accepted” 66 books scripture that your appointed apostles “cast lots” too see HIS RESPONSE for the choice of the next apostle? This was to be the divine replacement for Judas?
Lots Were Thrown and Answers Were Given
Dear Heavenly Father,In the name of Jesus, if this silly thesaurus is going to mean a darn thing to me then let’s just get this over with and in JESUS NAME please let this prayer mean something.
I took that darn book, with its’ 894 pages of words and definitions and I tossed it onto my desk in my tears and and said …
And the page it fell upon said …
And I instinctively knew why …
Pray Always to Be Counted Worthy
Luke 21:36Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”NKJV
Some things to think about as we enter into these challenging times include…
- Financial Collapse
- FEMA Camps
- Stinging Scorpions
- Flying Saucers and Alien Arrivals
- Sudden Climate Change
- Planet X
- Polar Shift
- Wormwood Splashdown
- Famine, Disasters, Loaf of Bread = Denarius
- Russia, and China Attacking / Magog / Rosh
We are not subject to WRATH, but MAYBE we ARE we subject to some Tribulation
- What if the Daniel 9:27 covenant “with many” is a treaty with the ALIENS-DEMONS?
- What if the leaders of the PRE-TRIB groups are infiltrated with Shape Shifting Reptilians?
- What if New Jerusalem shows up from the heavens as a big golden lying space ship?
YOU ARE COUNTED WORTHY
Summary in Jesus Name
4 thoughts on “Worthy to Escape these Things”
Dear Brother John, Thanks for your article, it has so much meat in it. The casting lots thing is something that I have had revealed to me many years ago, though I have never that I can recall actually used it to find an answer or clearer understanding on an issue. Maybe due to a lack of faith, maybe to a false sense of my own intellect and understanding…so, thanks for your thoughts on the whole lot-casting thing.
Also, I plan on going back and re-reading Genesis 1 and 2 today, to see if the Holy Spirit will give a little clearer understanding of what has been put down in the scripture. I don't ask for complete understanding, just a little more would be ok, you know.
Once again, God bless you for your ministry and your willingness to lay it all out there!
Nice to see you back at it!! Pretty intense writing…full of more incite!! More fodder for the canon! yours truly Derek
I have yet to comment on your remarkable blog of personal postmortems of the spirit-filled type but I am compelled to do so now. I have been reading and following you for the better part of this year… I will only say the following for now; as 55 year old Christian man being adequately engaged in this fight with unbelief for many years (particularly recently as I've drawn closer to Him) I am at the same time consistently yet paradoxically drawn to this new understanding of the truth of the Scriptures that you expound on – so I thank you for that. Anyhow, I just wanted you to know that I was most notably touched by this entry/posting and the same unexplained depression you felt, producing tears from an unknown origin, I also have experienced recently. May God continue to keep you on your (our) faith-journey to the core of His heart and may the conniving deceit of the enemy be stricken in Jesus Name as we always continue to remember John 14 to never allowing our hearts to ever be troubled but to know that He has overcome the world already and bask in that knowledge alone with no fear whatsoever NO MATTER WHAT we see with our eyes! God Bless You!!!
People like you are the reason God allows me to share these experiences. In the name of Jesus, I pray you are blessed. May you are yours be lifted up by the power of the Holy Spirit for the Glorification of the Kingdom of the LIVING GOD! In Jesus Name
And for those wondering, one of the Best Verses ever…
"Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And where I go you know, and the way you know."
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