Renewal

The Secret to Victory
Renew Your Mind

Amidst all this turmoil it’s easy to become distracted from our “first love” (Rev 2:4).  As many of you know, I’ve been struggling with my “state of readiness”.  From the emails I receive, many of you are too.  As we swim in the earthly and intergalactic threats that surround us, it’s important we don’t lose sight of our “first love”; our spiritual relationship through Yahushua “Jesus” Christ.  Amen?

My inbox is full of pictures of “Planet X”, warnings of middle East uprisings, alerts about the Japanese earthquake and the tsunami waves, and all sorts of “end of the world” stuff.  Yesterday was no different than any other.  But my spirit was not at rest.  My heart was crying out.  I took some time to watch Passion of the Christ, (part of it), and ate a piece of bread and drank a bit of wine, in remembrance of HIM!  Praise God.  The tears flowed.  I couldn’t watch the rest of the movie. I just couldn’t

A Hidden Message from Obama?

As I was watching the news unfold about the SEVENTH (get it?) most powerful earthquake in recorded history, I noticed the words Obama used in his response.  He said …

“The United States stands ready
to help the Japanese people
 in this time of great trial.”

Immediately I realized, he could have just as easily said, “Great Tribulation”.  After all, the Bride is spared the “hour of trial” in Rev. 3:10 and fed for 1260 days (3.5 years) in Rev. 12:6. 

Do you think there was “intent” behind that choice of words?  After all, “they” have been planning for the Great Tribulation for a very very long time. Right?  After all, Rex 84 happened in 1984.  All this spooky scary stuff has been put into place for a reason, correct?  I think I know what that reason is.  Amen?

Soul Searching (Pun Intended)

So yesterday was a day of “great trial” for me personally.  I was determined to quit smoking “cold turkey” and to fast for several days.  It took a toll on me.  I didn’t feel well.  It was the second day of “cold turkey” and second day of a “water only” fast.  By the mid-afternoon was was miserable and sick.  I broke down.  I failed.  I smoked again.  I was so mad at myself.

I resolved to take it easier on myself and use medication to quit.  Today I am back on track and “water fasting” again.  I am using medication again to quit.  I feel good and very peaceful.  But yesterday my spirit was crying out to God.  I felt defeated.  Here we are at the precipice of the return of the KING and I’m screwing it up.

What was I going to do?

I realized I had yet another Job interview at 6 PM.  Let your “yes be yes, and your no be no”.  Amen?  So I had to do the interview.  I checked the clock.  It was around 4 PM.

I was answering emails at my desk, feeling sorry for myself and frustrated, and all of a sudden my cell phone, all by itself, started playing Andrew Wommack’s teaching on “Spirit, Soul and Body”.  My eyes got wide and I looked at my phone thinking … NO WAY.  But I promise you it happened.   But it gets stranger.

I look at the “time to play” on the teaching.  The teaching was 1 hour 18 minutes long.  The time on the clock was 4:42 PM.  Those times add up to exactly 6 PM.  This was the time of my interview.  I couldn’t believe my eyes.  I KNEW the Lord wanted me to listen to this teaching.  There was NO DOUBT about it. 

None.

I paused the teaching and reached over to a stack of bills on my desk.  I pulled the one from the top of the stack.  My eyes immediately fixated on the words,

“Don’t Wait, You Can Renew …”

Everywhere I looked on this document, my eyes fixated on the words “Renew”.  Renew, renew, renew.  I felt like I got the message.  I needed to renew somehow.  So I wrote on my notebook the following words.

“Pray for Renewal”

At that point it was time to attend the conference call.  I dialed into the phone bridge and started my interview.  It’s hard to shift gears and move back and forth from the spiritual realm, back into the “matrix”.  But the interview went well.  Praise Jesus.

More March Confirmations Come In

Naturally I have “no idea” if March is the “big date” of the start of the Great Tribulation.  Who knows? And quite frankly I believe if you are spiritually right in your walk with our King, you really shouldn’t care WHEN.  You should just be extremely excited that it’s likely to happen really soon.  The only time someone should be “worried” about the timing is if they aren’t “right with the Lord”.  I see it all the time.  I get continuous flows of emails from people who are freaking out about WHEN, WHEN, WHEN!  I don’t care when.

I report, you decide.  But you might not live long enough to finish reading this article.  You need to be ready to “Stand Before the Son of Man” … PERPETUALLY.  Amen?

Then I receive this email from one of Tribulation-Now’s email list members.  God Bless You Lisa for sharing this awesome witness, in Jesus name.

———- Forwarded message ———-

From: Lisa

Date: Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 4:33 PM
Subject: Hey John!
To: jbaptist777@gmail.com

Hi John,

Blessings in the name of our Lord Jesus.

I believe the Lord wants me to share this with you. I use the concordance in the back of my bible the same way you and Jonathan use your thesaurus to receive word from the Lord. I asked and He replied “truth”.

I have been seeing a lot of the number 3 and 1 grouped together as others have. But the Lord has also made me aware of 22. Well I have continued to read the letters from http://www.trumpetcallofgodonline.com/ I was reading the study on God’s Holy Days regarding Passover, and this is what I found…

In the world, many will begin the Passover at the end of March, yet you will begin the Passover on Tuesday evening at sundown, of the week prior. You will follow Messiah’s Passion, gathering together to bless His name, according to each day He has fulfilled in His glory, to My glory. Four holy convocations, plus one, shall be kept… As Messiah celebrated Passover with His disciples, so shall you do in like manner… As He was afflicted, so shall you also afflict your souls; as He slept, so shall you mourn… As He rose, so shall you rejoice and sing praises!… You shall complete the week with joy and feasting…

Then later, meeting once more, to remember the Bridegroom being taken from you, and to rejoice in the blessed hope of  His soon return. Taken from 2/10/10 From God The Father and YahuShua HaMashiach, Jesus The Christ, Our Lord and Savior –

A Letter Given to Timothy, For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear

Walking in the Footsteps of My Passion

That day so happens to fall on MARCH 22 this year. But I do also know that God has shown Jonathan to partake of the Passover blessing. So Passover is definitely important here for us in these last days.

I was also meditating on Jesus a couple of days ago and He brought to my mind Matthew 24:32. Now Learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender, and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; 33 even so you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door.

It occurred to me (thank you Jesus) that when is spring in Jerusalem? So I’m online searching again learning about fig trees.

http://www.searchgodsword.org/enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T3421

There are many varieties of figs in Palestine differing in sweetness, in color and consistence; some are good and some are bad (compare Jeremiah 24:1,8; 29:17). In Palestine and other warm climates the fig yields two crops annually–an earlier one, ripe about June, growing from the “old wood,” i.e. from the midsummer sprouts of the previous year, and a second, more important one, ripe about August, which grows upon the “new wood,” i.e. upon the spring shoots. By December, fig- trees in the mountainous regions of Palestine have shed all their leaves, and they remain bare until about the end of March, when they commence putting forth their tender leaf buds (Matthew 24:32; Mark 13:28,32; Luke 21:29-33), and at the same time, in the leaf axils, appear the tiny figs. They belong to the early signs of spring:

All of this was revealed in a very short amount of time. Does it correlate? You be the judge. One other thing. God had been speaking to my heart about the oil in our lamps relating to righteousness and obedience, even before you had sent that awesome testimony to us. I think what God wants you and me to know is, the path to that is LOVE. The love of God. The love of our Lord Jesus Christ. John 13:34, John 14:21, John 14:15 Spiritual obedience is in the love. Sin is the opposite of love, of God, of Jesus. If you stay focused within the love of Jesus it is impossible to think wrong thoughts. It is impossible to do wrong. Our Father loves us more than we can know. That is what He sent Jesus here to teach us. That we can see His Love through Jesus. That love is what Passover represents. That may be the correlation between all of the above and what He was wanting me to understand. And there is so little time.

Thanks again for all you do.

Blessings in Jesus,
Lisa

WOW.  That’s all I can say is “WOW.  Praise God that you shared this with everyone Lisa.

An Email Response from Jonathan

Then I receive this email response from Jonathan.  It was a response to Lisa’s email above.  But there was a hidden message in this email.  Yes indeed I was excited that Jonathan noticed the words “Right at the DOOR!!”.  And yes that email from Lisa was indeed exciting because it confirms “three ways to Sunday” many other prophetic messages about Christ’s return happening before the “leaves begin to bud”.  Amen.  And yes indeed Tribulation-Now has published all these prophecies.  How could you not be excited. 

THIS IS AWESOME

But then my eyes LOCKED on the the hidden message.  It was yet another special message targeted right at me. 

Here is what I saw.

Uhmmm.  Wow. 
So staring me right in the face is an a link that says “Quit Smoking”.   I’m thinking like “You’ve got to be kidding me”.  Okay.  Okay.  I get it.  I know it.  Amen.  By then I had my patch on and I was back on track but the message was loud and clear.

But what about the Andrew Wommack teaching on “Spirit, Soul and Body”?  The “key” to this issue had to be hidden in that teaching.  Right?  After all, my “spirit” was crying out to the Lord.  I was feeling beaten.  I didn’t know what to do.

That teaching mysteriously started to play “all by itself”!

Spirit, Soul, and Body

So I laid down in bed and started to listen to the “Spirit, Soul and Body” teaching.  The teaching is made up of four parts.  But it was quite evident the Lord wanted me to listen to at least part one.  I have more than 30 or so teachings on my cellular phone.  If it wasn’t weird enough that this particular one started to play all by itself, it was clear it was “Part One” I should listen too.  And sure enough part one was entitled “The Basics of Spirit Soul and Body”.

You can imagine my surprise and utter astonishment as I listened intensely to every word Pastor Wommack was saying. 

GET THIS!

About 2/3rds of the way into the teaching he starts HARPING (nicely) on the fact that we must RENEW our SOULS (our minds) through the already perfected spirit of Jesus Christ that exists within us.  It is this “renewal process” that sanctifies us unto “HOLINESS”.  The perfect spirit of Christ inside of us, fights a war with our minds (our souls).  This is why the fight between the Devil and Jesus is a fight for our “souls”, because if Satan can distract our minds, then we FAIL at becoming “SANCTIFIED!!”

Get it?

But when Pastor Wommack quoted the EXACT SAME VERSE I used in yesterday’s article I almost “lost it”. 

He said …

John 4:24

God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

NKJV

I couldn’t believe my ears!  It’s all I can do not to use “colorful colloquialisms” to share exactly how I felt.  God had shoved this teaching directly into my face to SHOW ME what we ALL have to do to “inherit the Kingdom of Heaven”.

This is a Battle of the Mind.  This is a Battle of the Soul.  Our perfect spirits cry out to God and our fight is one of the “sanctification” of our soul / mind through our DESIRE for RIGHTEOUSNESS.  This is the PERFECT WORD from God to confirm 100% that the “secret” to success is overcoming the mind and letting our “spirits” WIN the battle.

When you combing this “secret ingredient” to the fight we are all struggling to win, how can we lose?

Summary in Jesus Name

Resist the Devil and he will FLEE From You! 

Yes this is a battle for the Soul.  The soul is the MIND.  No wonder the forces of evil have done everything they can to fill our minds with FILTH. Television, Chem Trails, advertisements, fluoride in our water, SSRI depression medications, all evil pharmaceuticals, you name it.  Everywhere we look, everything around us, is DEMONIC.

We MUST “sanctify ourselves unto Holiness” and separate our MINDS from the MATRIX around us.  This is the essence of the fight that will otherwise keep us from “inheriting the Kingdom”.  Amen?

I woke up this morning remembering a vivid dream.  I don’t ever remember dreams.  But this morning I did. 

I was in my underwear.  I had on a pure white undershirt and pure white underpants.  For some reason I had parked my car and walked into the back door entryway of the last company I worked for.  I was there on a mission.  Everyone said hello to me but NO ONE realized I was wearing all pure white undergarments. 

At one point I actually spoke a Bible verse to them.  They chuckled and made fun of me “briefly” (no pun intended).

But they NEVER NOTICED I was in my PURE WHITE underwear.
 

PRAY FOR THE RENEWAL OF YOUR MIND
PRAY FOR THE RENEWING OF YOUR HEART
BESEECH GOD FOR HELP
TELL GOD YOUR WEAKNESSES
YOU CAN DO IT
THERE IS TIME LEFT
STAND BLAMELESS
before the
 SON OF MAN!

and most of all …
Be Blessed in Jesus Name

Post Script:

Here is a link to the teaching by Andrew Wommack on “Spirit, Soul and Body”
http://www.awmi.net/extra/audio/1027

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