Let’s Get Busy
We Aren’t Raptured Yet
I am so excited. It occurred to me that perhaps we all just need to “Be About Our Father’s Business”. He wouldn’t have it any other way … I’m sure of this.
I believe it’s important to try and develop a multipurpose walk in Christ. For example. While it’s good to consider yourself to be a type of watchman, and email “intelligence” to your fellow Christians and others, we probably should find ways to reach others as well. This is not an easy thing to do, but you surely won’t be nearly as successful reaching people, by using only email.
Perhaps we need to “get out of the house” more.
54th Ave North
Yesterday I took the kids to the beach. Josh hadn’t been there yet. He’s a country boy from Virginia and it was exciting for him and my daughter to spend time there. On the way down to Treasure Island, I accidentally turned off on 54th Ave North. Or was it an accident? I don’t know. What I do know is at the bottom of the exit ramp stood the skinniest homeless person I think I’ve ever seen.
I waved to him to come over to the car and I gave him a $20 bill and told him, “Ya know that Jesus Christ is coming back really soon brother right? You know that don’t you?” This man lit up and smiled from ear to ear. Not over the money .. nope. He said ” Yes I know he is and I pray to him every day”. I said to him, “Well ya know brother, I might be taking orders from you in Heaven one day” and he laughed and said “I’m not so sure about that … but I’m trying” and said “God Bless You”.
The kids were wowed. My daughter said “Dad … That’s so COOL!”. She said “Did you see how happy that man was?”
I asked my daughter … “Kris … did it ever occur to you that maybe me taking that exit wasn’t a mistake after all? Maybe God wanted me to take that exit. Maybe it was the answer to that man’s prayers”.
She just said …. “Wow I hadn’t considered that”.
A Sudden Surge of Enthusiasm
I find myself in a constant roller coaster ride. I suspect you might too. It’s hard. I believe there is nothing more difficult than carrying the burden of knowing how close we are to the return of the Son of Man, and still continuing our normal daily activities. I often tell people “If you had any idea how challenging it is to be in the driver’s seat of Tribulation-Now, it would blow your mind”. And I’m not kidding. Its UP and down, and UP and down, and UP and down … all day and night long. Amen!
But it is a GLORIOUS BLESSING!
A Constant State of Awe
I kid you not when I tell you that in any given day, the Lord “Blesses” me with a wide range of “things to do” for the Kingdom. It’s really pretty cool. On any given day I might be working with someone who has been abducted by aliens and telling me unbelievable stories that blow my mind. Then later that same day I pray with someone via email to call down the Holy Spirit and blessings upon their family. Then later I might get a call from someone who is demon oppressed and having a really hard time pulling themselves out of the demonic pit. But EVERY TIME, sooner or later, Awesome Jesus sends me someone who just says thanks.
I am in a constant state of awe.
I praise God in Heaven for every single email I receive from each of you. Praise Jesus for ever tidbit of global end-times intelligence. Praise Jesus for every prayer request. Praise Jesus for every heart felt request to help rid someone of demonic influences.
What a wonderful God we serve.
Become a Disciple
Those of you who email your “intelligence” out to a list of friends … how long has it been since you sent out a request for prayers from those people? Turn your list of friends into your own FIVE FOLD MINISTRY for the Kingdom of Jesus.
If a bonehead like I can do it … SO CAN YOU!!
We are all disciples of Jesus Christ. We are all able to “cast out devils”. We are all able to “feed the poor”. We are all able to “Heal the Sick!!” Ask and you shall receive, especially when it’s a request to serve the Kingdom of Jesus Christ.
Moving to Pittsburgh?
I don’t know what the Lord has in store for me. You probably don’t either. Maybe the “calling up” will occur in the next few weeks. But then again, maybe it won’t be for a while either. God LOVES to humiliate the enemy. He has them running for their underground bunkers scared. Do a search in your Bible on the word “Laugh”. I think you will be surprised what you discover.
God controls the “magnetosphere” of the Universe(s) and dimensions. Scientists are just now starting to realize that the concept of “gravity” is inherently flawed and the objects in the Universe(s) are actually manipulated through “electromagnetism” instead. That’s pretty awesome. And now the physicists are befuddled over the fact that light particles appear in more than one place at the same time. So the light constant of 186,000 miles per second is also flawed. I love it! God is SO AWESOME. I love God so much. He created science and the mysteries that blow our minds. That rocks!
Sometimes You Might Not Like What God Tells You
In early January I prayed to God and cast lots before Him. I was perpetually focused on getting a “new job”. I looked at the calendar and focused my eyes on January 15th, figuring that God would bless me with another job just that soon. After all, that was what “I” wanted … so that must be what God had in store for me … right? Nope.
I prayed fervently before the Father and asked him to share his wisdom with me. I cast forth the lot and opened the 800 + page thesaurus in praise. The book fell open to the word “FAR”. I was in utter dismay. I was thinking there is NO WAY the word “FAR” could be the right word. It said my next job would be “far, far away, long way off, distant future” etc. I hated that book. I felt ripped off. I simply did not want to believe that I would have to lose all my savings because I wouldn’t get a job right away.
And here I am almost 2 months later. Amen. No job. Looks like God was right. Imagine that. I have 3 or 4 recruiters working for me and have gone on a bunch of interviews and … nothing. I even asked the Lord if I should bother doing any more interviews and the word He gave me was “Foolish”. Wow. So I just shake my head and keep on doing his work, while I interrupt the Kingdom to take an occasional interview.
Then the Wife Leaves
Then my wife leaves. Ok no problem there. Praise Jesus. You see, I was bound by her requirement to stay in Florida due to a shared custody judgement. I’ve been wanting to move back to Pennsylvania now for something like 10 years. But either the “job” or the “wife’s requirements” kept me from being able. Interesting.
Then Kenneth, a wonderful Jesus filled “thought leader” for Tribulation-Now, tells me the Lord spoke to him in one of those “still small voices”. He told me his nephew is a job recruiter in the Pittsburgh area and maybe I should send him my resume. So I did. A week or two went by and nothing really came up.
All of a sudden I get this call. Evidently there is a global corporation in the Pittsburgh area that was so interested in my resume that they wanted to fly me up there right away. I was like “NO WAY”.
Only Your Will Be Done
But I humbled myself before God, and told him “Father, your Will be done, okay?” “Father, I would rather be poor and homeless than disobey you”. “Your WILL be done Father”. ” I serve ONLY you Father.” “I empty my cup before you Lord and ask you to “slam shut” any door you do not want me to walk through.
I pray this prayer every single day many times. All I really want to do is serve God. Frankly, I want to do that FULL TIME. … that is … if it is His will. And for the last two months, that’s exactly what I’ve been doing. And it’s a lot more than an 8 hour day I can assure you.
So today I had a phone interview with this global corporation. It went really well. I don’t know what God is going to do and if He decides to slam shut that door then GLORY BE TO JESUS!! On the other hand, Kenneth and I have discussed opening a “Healing Ministry” in the Pittsburgh area and letting the Holy Spirit open the doors for us. So we shall see.
How GLORIOUS it would be if God thumps Nibiru on the head to allow more time for the “fullness of the Gentiles to be brought in!” Yes … it is indeed with mixed emotions for sure. Yes I want to be with the King more than anything. But if I can squeeze just a couple of months more time out, and do MORE for the Lord than just write articles for Tribulation-Now then I will be so BLESSED to have a shot at it.
If I do get that job, then I will dump this “jail cell of a house”, and downsize to a small temporary abode, so that I can dump every spare penny into opening a “Healing and Deliverance” ministry in the Pittsburgh area.
I say this now in excitement for the Kingdom. I say this now before you and the Lord. Come now Jesus if that’s your plan.
But for now ….
GLORY BE TO GOD!!
…. Be Blessed in Jesus Name
10 thoughts on “Be About Our Father’s Business”
Nothing is by coincidence. Amen for you, John B. Thanks so much for the work you do and many blessings on this upcoming opportunity. This article gives me much food for thought. You know, a couple years ago I had a really strong thought to stop and give this homeless traveler some fast food I had just bought, but I didn't and that still haunts me to this day. Now, I'm doing my best to act each time I get these strong urges as now I know where they're coming from.
I got a feeling everything is gonna fall in place for you soon John. Just keep seeking first the Kingdom brotha!
Amen I agree. Praise God for you!! I hope we all figure out that the subtle hints in our lives might be the Lord speaking through us. God Bless You!!
Thank you so much Amen … I BELIEVE!!
THANK YOU FOR WRITTING SUCH A GREAT TESTIMONY . IT WAS BEAUTIFUL HOW YOU HELPED THAT MAN . I AM IN MY 70'S AND IT WAS WONDERFUL TO KNOW A YOUNG MAN WOULD FOLLOW THE LORD IN EVERY WAY. I PRAY GOD WILL MAKE IT VERY PLAIN TO YOU VERY SOON THE DIRECTION AND PLACE WHERE YOUR PURPOSE LIES AND WHAT IT IS TO BE. BLESS , GIVE FAVOR AND KEEP SAFE JOHN , HIS CHILDREN , FAMILY AND FRIENDS . IN JESUS CHRIST NAME I PRAY , AMEN. THANK YOU HOLY HEAVENLY FATHER FOR HEARING MY PRAYER FOR JOHN AND HIS CHILDREN , FAMILY AND FRIENDS . I BELIEVE YOU WILL ANSWER EVERY WORD OF IT IN THE AFFIRMATIVE. TO YOU BE ALL GLORY HONOR AND PRAISE FOREVER AND EVER . AMEN
YOUR WORK FOR HIM ON THE COMPUTER HAS BLESSED THE BODY OF CHRIST AND IS MUCH APPRECIATED. GLORY TO GOD .
GOD BLESS YOU,
Wow, such a blessing! I so appreciate your transparency. My husband, Fred, and I are in a very similar boat,
it's great serving our Father! Just keep pressing forward to the mark of the high calling! O, and thanks for the
admonishion to ask for prayer requests from our email list of contacts!!! May the lord be glorified!
Have a great day trusting Jesus~
AMEN & AMEN! Now that's what I'm talking about! Bless you more than ever…SHALOM! debra
Sometimes i sit here and wonder when am i going home…..
But than again i realize, what i want and what Jesus wants me do are two different things..
I tell you the truth; March last year my unemployment was about to run, my wife left me, i was behind many months on the mortage, and no jobs on the horizon…
So, having lived there before, i decided to move to Wilmington,NC, hoping and praying that i will gain employment soon, on a shostring budget !!!
I started going to a very small church on the island and met some wonderful and not so wonderful people…
But the pastor was a Spirit filled born again Christian, and prayed for me to gain employment for three months, to no avail….
I was literally homeless, no job,no income, no place, and to top it off i had to deal with my sons drug addiction daily, but i never lost faith….
And this was my daily prayer, all day and night long; My Father Who Are In Heaven Shall Supply all my needs, According To His Riches In Glory, In Christ Jesus…
All of the three months that i was there, i had a roof over my head, food on the table, and money just came out of nowhere….
God Is A Man Of His Word…..Amen
We prayed continually, and He gave me two very good job opportunities…
But, a Big But, at the very last day before i was to start both jobs, both jobs fell thru, to include the one that i even filled the new hire paperwork !!!!
I told the pastor that where i want to be and where Jesus wants me to be are to different things..
So, I started emailing resumes to Buffalo,NY….
My phone started ringing and i had three interviews set up for the next week.
Drove back here on Faith Alone !!!
Got hired in three days…
All along Holy Spirit was telling me, I Will Build Your House In Three Days…
Just wanted to share…
Thats awesome!!! WOO HOO!! Joy just jumps off the page..but I am not in that place .
But I will be and thats the good news!
Praise God brother!
It is like Curry Blake said, when we get those little "inklings" or tinges of compassion or promptings and we ACT upon them, we ARE doing the will of the Father! That was you, the homeless man and your family. That example speaks volumes to this CRUCIAL principle of walking in the fullness of The Holy Spirit…
bro…ken – now made whole in Jesus Christ!
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