I was reading this article from the Prophecy News Watch, “Palestinian Leadership Hijack Christianity: Jesus Declared a Palestinian“, which then reminded me of the dream I had last year. I checked my notes and alas, the dream was on Dec. 9, 2013, around the Christmas season. Since we are still in the Christmas season this year, which the Lord spoke to me and kept me awake all night of Dec. 21 by the way, that “Christmas is an abomination” (I’ll write on this separately), I felt the nudge to publish the dream. Below is what I wrote over a year ago.
“Today, Dec 9, 2013, I have this very vivid dream and it was 3:00 a.m. when I woke up from it. There was a symposium in the university I was going to in this dream (the same university I graduated from), about something that the the global powers were introducing to the school system. I saw on the stage a picture of the Holy Family together with other saintly men on either side. The image was similar to the Christmas Nativity except that there was no manger and the child was no baby anymore. Below the image was this caption: “For the Promotion of Christ and Family.” The “Christ” was in italics. Below the caption was a big, oblong logo with the words boldly written “Bilderberg Doctrine.”
I knew very well in the dream that it was about the Antichrist, in fact, I looked at “Christ” intently as I suspected it could really be “Antichrist.” Since I saw only “Christ,” I thought, “What a deception, using religion and family to promote their agenda!” I looked around and saw how everybody was so ignorant believing that it was a noble cause to promote Christ and Family as a means to unite the world when this is obviously the cause of the satanic elite, the Bilderberg Group, to bring in the New World Order. I felt bad as I knew how the people have been so conditioned to accept the Beast System. I looked at one woman who has the handouts smiling as she was talking to another. I thought to myself that these people already have the Mark of the Beast so that the physical mark may not really be necessary anymore. I also thought and felt sad that the implementation of the Bilderberg Doctrine was very effective as they introduced it through the educational system, making it a part of the curriculum. As I watched the whole scene from the back were I was seated, I felt so alone and knew that anytime soon I would be singled out and perhaps expelled from school as I won’t submit to this doctrine. (Note: I am not familiar with the Bilderberg group and have no idea what their plans really are but I do know that this group is composed of those elites who I believe are members of the Illuminati and that they run the world behind the scene).
Then I was back in the classroom. I listened to my Muslim classmate talked to another classmate who was not a Muslim. They were both excited, praising the University President who is able to promote unity among students and professors of diverse ethnicity and religion in the campus, particularly between Muslims and Christians. My heart was very heavy because I knew that the One World Government was now in force and I felt very alone.”
This dream now reminds me of another dream I just had 3 days ago. On the night of Dec. 26, I prayed fervently, asking God to show me anything that’s coming in 2015. Around 4:00 a.m. of Dec. 27 I woke up to this dream:
“I was in a building that seems to be in its early construction as there were yet no walls around it. I was there with some others and we were trying to hide from the authorities who were rounding up Christians and taking them captive. I was going up and down, trying to find some place to hide. As I found no safe place, I ran outside and went to a one-storey building. A guy was already in there hiding. Others followed and while we were trying to lock the door the captors came and shouted, “Every body in the Synagogue come out!” I thought, “So this place is a Synagogue.” Then I realized that both Christians and Jews were their targets.”
Many are aware that there is already a growing persecution of Christians especially in the Middle East. Jews are also being attacked even in their Synagogues. Will the persecution spread and increase in 2015? I am not sure and this is a topic of its own so I digress.
In view of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis here in the Philippines, I believe that these dreams are very timely for one of his goals in coming to the country is to promote unity among the different religions. See here.
The true Church knows what these things mean. As we stand firm in the Truth in the midst of the ever increasing apostasy in the Body, we will soon be the target of persecution; for in these days we are the new radical extremists and bigots who don’t belong to the new world of unity and tolerance.
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! (2 Timothy 3:1-5)
Brothers and sisters, let us “work out our salvation with fear and trembling for it is God who works in us both to will and to do for His good pleasure.” (Phil. 2:12-13)
Love in Yeshua,
Yes, I am standing with God on His established plans and purposes for Israel! That should get to every reader’s heart and mind that what I am standing with Israel about is not political but rather Biblical and spiritual. This is how the Lord answered my question about how I should let the critics and naysayers know what I am really standing with and for Israel.
It was a few Sundays ago that while I was listening to the Messianic Pastor preached about God’s will and purposes for raising up Jacob/Israel that the Holy Spirit gently spoke that what was written on stage that says: “We Stand with Israel Now and Forever” should be “We Stand with God on Israel…”
Israel is the apple of His eye, whether we like it or not. It is His Word and no one has the right to twist its meaning although as children of God by adoption through the blood of the Messiah, we also become the apple of His eye. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob/Israel who is also my God is not shortsighted. He saw the end from the beginning. He is not surprised that Israel didn’t recognize the Messiah when He came, rejected Him and caused Him to be crucified; and He’s not surprised that many Jews still don’t recognize Him to this day. Didn’t He Himself cause them to be blind? Yes, He made them blind so that salvation would reach the gentiles. Now many of the gentile believers who call themselves Christians have also become blind that they do not see that their salvation by grace isn’t meant to replace Israel in His established plan for humanity. Many Christians are so blind that they so believe that they have replaced Israel in the heart of God. If that was God’s intention, to remove Israel and turn His heart to the gentiles, then He should have sent Jesus/Yeshua as a gentile and not a Jew. He would have been born outside of Israel and would not have been a Jewish Rabbi.
Furthermore and most importantly, the Father who revealed these things to me is not powerless to act on His Word so powerfully spoken in Ezekiel 36. Who dare say that the Word of the Lord here is not literal but only symbolic and applicable to the “spiritual Israel” and does not apply to the Land and people of Israel today? If you have no reverence for Him and His Word, then go ahead and interpret it the way you want it. But this is the basis for everyone who wants to stand with Israel. You must stand with God on His plans and purposes for Israel. Your prayer and intercession must be directed towards this end. If your standing for Israel is merely political and for the hype of it, forget it for you will only be frustrated and angry. Stand with God on Israel, stand with His Word. Remind Him day and night of His covenant with them, His promises for them and His purposes for them, for the return of the Lord Jesus Christ whom the Christian Church is waiting hinges on the Jews’ acceptance and acknowledgment of Him as their promised King and Messiah.
38 Look! God is abandoning your house to you, leaving it desolate.[a] 39 For I tell you, from now on, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of Adonai.’”
Pay close attention to His message as you read Ezekiel 36. All the unbelieving Christian’s accusation of today’s Israel is addressed by the Lord clearly so that you have no excuse for denying Israel.
36 “Now you, human being, prophesy to the mountains of Isra’el. Say: ‘Mountains of Isra’el, hear the message from Adonai. 2 Adonai Elohim says: “The enemy is boasting over you, ‘Ha! Even the ancient high places are ours now!’ ” ’ 3 Therefore prophesy, and say that Adonai Elohim says, ‘Because they desolated you and swallowed you up from every side, so that the other nations could take possession of you; and now people are gossiping about you and slandering you; 4 therefore, mountains of Isra’el, hear the message of Adonai Elohim — this is what Adonai Elohim says to the mountains and hills, the streams and valleys, the desolate wastes and the abandoned cities, now preyed on and derided by the other surrounding nations — 5 therefore this is what Adonai Elohim says: “In the heat of my jealousy I speak against the other nations and all of Edom, since, rejoicing with all their heart, they have arrogated my land to themselves as a possession and, with utter contempt, seized it as prey.”’
6 “Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Isra’el, and say to the mountains, the hills, the streams and the valleys that Adonai Elohim says this: ‘I speak in my jealousy and fury, because you have endured being shamed by the nations. 7 Therefore thus says Adonai Elohim: “I have raised my hand and sworn that the nations surrounding you will bear their shame. 8 But you, mountains of Isra’el, you will sprout your branches and bear your fruit for my people Isra’el, who will soon return. 9 I am here for you, and I will turn toward you; then you will be tilled and sown; 10 and I will multiply your population, all the house of Isra’el, all of it. The cities will be inhabited and the ruins rebuilt. 11 I will multiply both the human and animal populations, they will increase and be productive; and I will cause you to be inhabited as you were before — indeed, I will do you more good than before; and you will know that I am Adonai. 12 I will cause people to walk on you, my people Isra’el; they will possess you, and you will be their inheritance; never again will you make them childless.” 13 Adonai Elohim says, “Because they say to you, ‘Land, you devour people and make your nations childless,’ 14 therefore you will no longer devour people, and you will not make your nations childless any more,” says Adonai Elohim. 15 “I will not permit the nations to shame you, or the peoples to reproach you any longer; and you will no more cause your nations to stumble,” says Adonai Elohim.’”
16 The word of Adonai came to me: 17 “Human being, when the house of Isra’el lived in their own land, they defiled it by their manner of life and their actions; their way before me was like the uncleanness of niddah. 18 Therefore I poured out my fury on them, because of the blood they had shed in the land and because they defiled it with their idols. 19 I scattered them among the nations and dispersed them throughout the countries; I judged them in keeping with their manner of life and actions. 20 When they came to the nations they were going to, they profaned my holy name; so that people said of them, ‘These are Adonai’s people, who have been exiled from his land.’ 21 But I am concerned about my holy name, which the house of Isra’el is profaning among the nations where they have gone.
22 “Therefore tell the house of Isra’el that Adonai Elohim says this: ‘I am not going to do this for your sake, house of Isra’el, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have been profaning among the nations where you went. 23 I will set apart my great name to be regarded as holy, since it has been profaned in the nations — you profaned it among them. The nations will know that I am Adonai,’ says Adonai Elohim, ‘when, before their eyes, I am set apart through you to be regarded as holy.
24 For I will take you from among the nations,
gather you from all the countries,
and return you to your own soil.
25 Then I will sprinkle clean water on you,
and you will be clean;
I will cleanse you from all your uncleanness
and from all your idols.
26 I will give you a new heart
and put a new spirit inside you;
I will take the stony heart out of your flesh
and give you a heart of flesh.
27 I will put my Spirit inside you
and cause you to live by my laws,
respect my rulings and obey them.
28 You will live in the land I gave to your ancestors.
You will be my people,
and I will be your God.
29 I will save you from all your uncleanliness.
I will summon the grain and increase it,
and not send famine against you.
30 I will multiply the yield of fruit from the trees
and increase production in the fields,
so that you never again suffer the reproach
of famine among the nations.
31 Then you will remember your evil ways
and your actions that were not good;
as you look at yourselves, you will loathe yourselves
for your guilt and disgusting practices.
32 Understand,’ says Adonai Elohim,
‘that I am not doing this for your sake.
Instead, be ashamed and dismayed for your ways,
house of Isra’el.’
33 “Adonai Elohim says, ‘When the day comes for me to cleanse you from all your guilt, I will cause the cities to be inhabited and the ruins to be rebuilt. 34 The land that was desolate will be tilled, whereas formerly it lay desolate for all passing by to see. 35 Then they will say, “The land that used to be desolate has become like Gan-‘Eden, and the cities formerly ruined, abandoned and wasted have been fortified and are inhabited!” 36 Then the nations around you that remain will know that I, Adonai, have rebuilt the ruins and replanted what was abandoned. I, Adonai, have spoken; and I will do it.’
37 “Adonai Elohim says, ‘In addition, I will let the house of Isra’el pray to me to do this for them: to increase their numbers like sheep — 38 like flocks of sheep for sacrifices, like the flocks of sheep in Yerushalayim at its designated times, in this degree will the ruined cities be filled with flocks of people. Then they will know that I am Adonai.’”
God is in the business of removing the veil from the eyes of both the Jews and the gentiles. For the Jews, that they will recognize Yeshua as the Messiah; and for the gentiles, that we will see and understand that our own place in His family is not to replace them but to provoke them to jealousy so that they will see their Messiah through us.
For the faithful watchmen and intercessors, click here for the Praise Report from the IFI.
For those who believe in their role of upholding Israel in prayer, I am inviting you to join the global Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem on Oct. 5, 2014. You can pray alone or in groups. I suggest the prayer points listed in the previous article, “How to Pray for Israel;” or you may go to the DPPJ website. In all your praying, pray as the Spirit leads.
(0) A song of ascents. By David:
(1) I was glad when they said to me,
“The house of Adonai! Let’s go!”
2 Our feet were already standing
at your gates, Yerushalayim.
3 Yerushalayim, built as a city
fostering friendship and unity.
4 The tribes have gone up there, the tribes of Adonai,
as a witness to Isra’el,
to give thanks to the name of Adonai.
5 For there the thrones of justice were set up,
the thrones of the house of David.
6 Pray for shalom in Yerushalayim;
may those who love you prosper.
7 May shalom be within your ramparts,
prosperity in your palaces.
8 For the sake of my family and friends, I say,
“Shalom be within you!”
9 For the sake of the house of Adonai our God,
I will seek your well-being.
9 And this is my prayer: that your love may more and more overflow in fullness of knowledge and depth of discernment, 10 so that you will be able to determine what is best and thus be pure and without blame for the Day of the Messiah, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Yeshua the Messiah — to the glory and praise of God.
The Lord Jesus Christ has warned us that in the last days many false messiahs and false prophets will come in His name to deceive even the elect if it were possible. Deception is rising ever increasingly and many well-meaning believers have fallen into it without even knowing they are deceived.
I am drawing your attention to the “Trumpet Call of God” as the Lord showed me in a vision the true spiritual condition of its leader/prophet Speed Timothy Rathbun. I didn’t hear and know anything about Speed Timothy Rathbun and the TCOG until Brother Carlos (nabiy4america) told me of his concern over a dear sister, a common friend who had stopped communicating with us for nearly three years now. I have been concerned about her from the moment I learned of her involvement. I scanned the net for anything I could read about the Trumpet Call of God and the extent/depth of this friend’s involvement. The information I gathered in the two days that I heard of this group is quite disturbing. I could barely sleep and prayed fervently for this dear friend. In answer to my prayer the Lord gave me a vivid dream which showed that my suspicion of the group’s true spiritual condition is right. Unfortunately, the dream also showed that our dear friend is deep into this group. About a month later as I sought the Lord if I had to see and talk to this friend after my calls and past emails went unanswered, He gave me another dream that reiterated the message of the first dream. I also saw in this second dream how she turned away and would not to talk to me anymore. Three days after the second dream, the Lord gave me this vision of Timothy Rathbun during my intercession for this dear sister.
Here is the vision as I shared with Brother Carlos:
“As I was asking the Lord to open her eyes to see the errors of Timothy’s teachings, at the mention of his name I saw the guy in (a) yoga sitting position while enjoying/smoking pot. Then bending forward to the ground and without using his hands, he drank something which I knew was milk.”
“Now about Timothy- yoga suggests eastern mysticism/demons/New Age/deception and the milk could have a twofold meaning. Milk of the Word, which in his case means a lack of true spiritual understanding of Scriptures as opposed to “meat,” but I believe it also points to mixing in of some truth to make his deception more “drinkable” to the vulnerable. The ground suggests the earth/world, not of the Spirit of God. No use of hands = no true authority from God. Marijuana = deception… about the milk, it also means that only those at the “milk level” of Bible understanding will be fooled by him.”
As the Spirit led, I emailed this friend about the vision that she might be warned and hopefully would listen and come out of it. Sadly, she didn’t answer me but instead, later removed her blog and her Facebook page which she knew I was reading and watching. (However, she keeps to this day another Facebook page dedicated only to “trumpeting” the letters of Timothy Rathbun). When I realized what she did, I could not help but cry unto the Lord. As I mentioned, she has stopped communicating with us her friends for a long time now. She isolated herself which is the natural result of being indoctrinated into the cult. I felt so bad about the situation and sought God for answers. Feeling so hopeless, He strongly laid in my heart to write and share this on the blog to bring the warning out not only for her and the group but for everyone whom the Lord wants to warn, and, as a confirmation, led me straight to Ezekiel 3:17-27 when I opened my Bible. The two highlighted verses (17 & 27) that immediately caught my eyes say this:
17 “Human being, I have appointed you to be a watchman for the house of Isra’el. When you hear a word from my mouth, you are to warn them for me.
27 But when I speak with you, I will open your mouth; and you will say to them, ‘This is what Adonai Elohim says.’ Whoever is inclined to listen will listen, and whoever is inclined to refuse will refuse, because they are a rebellious house.
The message of the Lord is clear- speak up and warn them. So, if you heard of this group or read the so-called letters from God and His Christ supposedly given to Timothy which he describes as the ‘Modern Scripture Spoken to this Generation,’ please know that this group is a cult and Timothy is a false prophet. To say or imply that the letters are in equal footing with or as authoritative as the Bible that must be obeyed is already in itself an error that a discerning believer must know. The letters seem to be authentic as they are taken from the Scriptures but as deception is deception, they contain doses of errors and are twisted that eventually lead to one’s bondage to Timothy and his teachings. The “Trumpet Call of God” is a prison cell and it is Timothy’s subtle manipulation through the so-called prophetic letters that imprison those who are enticed to join. To cite one example of this manipulative tactics, here’s the ‘letter’ about ‘staying separate.’
12/11/04 From God The Father – A Letter Given to Timothy, For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear
“My children, struggle not against another’s principles, nor rebuke them, says The Lord. Let go of your own notions of right and wrong, and strive to love one another in spite of yourselves; have compassion for those with whom you disagree. Do not judge them, nor shun them in your heart; rather love those who speak against you, and pray for them. Yet have no part in their sin, nor keep their company anymore, for they do rebel against their God. Their argument is with The Lord, though it may seem as though you have become the object of their dispute. For they do always struggle against God, in an effort to hold onto their sin. For it is I who wrote The Law in their hearts. Therefore, they know right from wrong and choose to rebel. Yet if they did not know, then I did not write it within their hearts, nor would they be in the wrong, nor would they be accountable for their sins or guilty of rebellion, for one can not rebel while in ignorance.
If you casually read the letter, you will simply think it is about staying separate from the world which aligns with the message of the Lord Jesus about being set apart from the world for though we are in the world yet we are not of it.
16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. 18 As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth.
In this example, Timothy is subtly telling his “little flock” (that’s how he calls his followers) to stay away from everyone including families who oppose, question or simply do not agree with or accept the letters and believe and obey the instructions thereof. That is the very essence of a cult. He has successfully manipulated them to the point of isolating them from their families. Read some testimonies of past members who escaped from the group from this link:
So, is that what the Lord is saying, to stay away or isolate yourself from everybody who does not agree with the Word? Let’s see what He actually says in the verse prior:
14 I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.
The Lord Yeshua did not ask the Father to take us out of the world but that He should keep us from the evil one. We are to remain in the world with everyone around us, believer or unbeliever, but we are to set ourselves apart from the deeds of the world which obviously are opposed to the righteousness and holiness of the Father for which we are called to conform by the grace given to us through our relationship with His Son, our Messiah Yeshua who died in our behalf and imparted to us His very own righteousness. We are not to shut out ourselves in isolation. If you do, what happens then to the Word of the Lord about us being the light of the world, a city on a hill that cannot be hidden?
14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
The testimonies of past members contradict this calling to be lights of the world as they actually became stumbling blocks even to their own families in their physical or social and even mental isolation.
Here’s an email from a dear sister in Texas about what she heard/saw about the TCOG:
“… I saw a special on TV about them. They are very controlling, won’t let you have contact with the outside including your family, friends, and etc. Sometimes they might let you see your mom or dad but the elders must be present at the meeting. They won’t let you answer letters, receive phone calls, or having any kind of contact with the outside world. I think even the house they lived in was boarded up. It was very depressing. The people that join with them seem to act like zombies. The elders demand complete obedience.
The TV show that did a special on this cult I think was done by Fox News Channel. There were two families who each had a daughter taken in by this cult. All their correspondences were unanswered. They went to the location where their daughter was but was denied visitation rights. They called the local police, they came out, but could not do anything because to that point the cult leaders had done nothing wrong where they could intervene. One of the families did get to see their daughter and alone but nothing positive came of it like the daughter wanting to leave.”
Noteworthy also is how Timothy lives his life for as the Lord says, we shall know them by their fruit (Matt.7:15-16). If the letters indeed are God’s Word through Timothy so as to make them equal to the Bible that the Body must accept and obey, then he should have a life patterned after the Messiah in all manner as a true disciple/prophet, for why should he be more privileged than the Lord? The student is no greater than the teacher. Certainly, Timothy will not make such an outrageous claim that he is for that makes him obvious. So, Timothy’s great teacher and master, Jesus the Messiah, the Son of the Living God who came to reveal to us the Father and reconciled us to Him through His blood and sacrifice had nowhere to lay His head and owned no material riches. He even advised the rich young man to sell everything he owned and give them to the poor and follow him. This should be the kind of life that Timothy Rathbun leads but instead, he lives the opposite. The sad thing is, he gets his privileged life at the expense of his faithful or rather manipulated “little flock.”
Please read Surprising Background on Timothy Rathbun.
Honestly, it is not easy to call one a ‘false prophet’ and label a group ‘cult.’ But after much prayer and seeing the vision, the Lord solidified what I felt strongly about Speed Timothy Rathbun and his Trumpet Call of God.
This friend’s Facebook page dedicated to “trumpeting” Timothy’s letters get so many likes, an indication that people are reading and appreciating the messages. I pray that this article, written in obedience to the Father, reach those who blindly or innocently follow the letters of Timothy Rathbun. May everyone diligently study the Word of the Lord, the Holy Bible. May you seek Him to teach you and lead you into all truths that you may not be deceived by those wolves in sheep’s clothing claiming to have the truth; claiming that theirs is the right way when there is only one who is the Way, the Truth and the Life- Jesus Christ, Yeshua HaMashiach. He alone is the True Shepherd on whom we must fix our eyes and follow earnestly for He alone will not mislead us.
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. 12 But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. 13 The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. 15 As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.
27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. 28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. 30 I and My Father are one.”
On a final note, Speed Timothy Rathbun of the Trumpet Call of God is not the only one who misleads the people of God, in fact, his is probably just a small flock compared to the more popular Christian leaders’ whom Brother Joseph Herrin (parablesblog) has written extensively about. If you have not read his articles on “Deception” yet, I highly recommend that you do.
The Lord bless and keep you all.
Love in Yeshua,
As the world celebrates Father’s Day today, I could not help but wonder how many people/children in the world don’t have a father to greet, appreciate and celebrate with. I feel fortunate that I grew up with my father and never once experienced being abandoned for whatever reason. My husband, on the other hand, grew up without a father. My parents-in-law separated when he was only around 7 years old. My Mom-in-law raised her children alone. My children are not spared from this unfortunate situation for my husband has been working away from home from the time they were born and so they seldom have time together. My daughter often longs for her Dad’s presence and it tears my heart every time she cries for him.
In 2011, during the most trying moment in my marriage and family, the Lord gave me the very reason why so many men and fathers are falling and failing. It is because the devil has waged war against all men whom God appointed to be fathers and heads over their families to distort the very image of God who Himself is our Father. As he destroys men before the eyes of their children, God’s image as Father is necessarily distorted. It is especially difficult for the abandoned, rejected and neglected children to see God as Father and so this Father’s Day, the best we can do for the fathers and fathers-to-be is to lift them in prayer to the Father who never fails. And for all who longs for a father’s love, this is for you: Father’s Love Letter
You may not know me,
but I know everything about you.
I know when you sit down and when you rise up.
I am familiar with all your ways.
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered.
For you were made in my image.
In me you live and move and have your being.
For you are my offspring.
I knew you even before you were conceived.
I chose you when I planned creation.
You were not a mistake,
for all your days are written in my book.
I determined the exact time of your birth
and where you would live.
You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
I knit you together in your mother’s womb.
And brought you forth on the day you were born.
I have been misrepresented
by those who don’t know me.
I am not distant and angry,
but am the complete expression of love.
1 John 4:16
And it is my desire to lavish my love on you.
1 John 3:1
Simply because you are my child
and I am your Father.
1 John 3:1
I offer you more than your earthly father ever could.
For I am the perfect father.
Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand.
For I am your provider and I meet all your needs.
My plan for your future has always been filled with hope.
Because I love you with an everlasting love.
My thoughts toward you are countless
as the sand on the seashore.
And I rejoice over you with singing.
I will never stop doing good to you.
For you are my treasured possession.
I desire to establish you
with all my heart and all my soul.
And I want to show you great and marvelous things.
If you seek me with all your heart,
you will find me.
Delight in me and I will give you
the desires of your heart.
For it is I who gave you those desires.
I am able to do more for you
than you could possibly imagine.
For I am your greatest encourager.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
I am also the Father who comforts you
in all your troubles.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
When you are brokenhearted,
I am close to you.
As a shepherd carries a lamb,
I have carried you close to my heart.
One day I will wipe away
every tear from your eyes.
And I’ll take away all the pain
you have suffered on this earth.
I am your Father, and I love you
even as I love my son, Jesus.
For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed.
He is the exact representation of my being.
He came to demonstrate that I am for you,
not against you.
And to tell you that I am not counting your sins.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19
His death was the ultimate expression
of my love for you.
1 John 4:10
I gave up everything I loved
that I might gain your love.
If you receive the gift of my son Jesus,
you receive me.
1 John 2:23
And nothing will ever separate you
from my love again.
Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party
heaven has ever seen.
I have always been Father,
and will always be Father.
My question is…
Will you be my child?
I am waiting for you.
Love, Your Dad
Happy Father’s Day to my Papa and all the wonderful fathers out there!
Love in Yeshua,
Going back to writing has been difficult after almost two months of silence that was never intended. But as there are no accidents and coincidences in the Lord, and as I am also writing as He leads, suffice it to say that something came up that needed attention and much prayer. It’s a matter that involves people close to my heart and they took priority over my own personal concerns.
This article is actually not about Mother’s Day but rather a personal testimony of God’s goodness to me who is nothing and has nothing apart from Him and without Him. I was planning to share this a few months ago as the Lord spoke the beautiful words to me on February 14, but again, as I only publish as the Spirit leads, the original article rested in the draft folder among others awaiting their time of publication.
Actually, the Lord has a very important message for me to write for a friend and others who are caught in a deception; but as human as I am who always needs the Holy Spirit’s guidance and inspiration, the words would not flow. I believe that this is an attack for the enemy knows he will be exposed when the message comes out. I need to pray and rely on the Lord for me to be able to write exactly what He wants as the situation has gotten its toll on me emotionally and physically; and I cannot allow myself to get in the way of what the Father wants to speak through me. So, I am writing this article to encourage myself in Him and to lay the ground for the next important article which hopefully will reach out to the dear friend and others in the same situation, but most importantly, to testify to His goodness for the glory of His name.
As you can see, the picture above is from Facebook. I very seldom visit my FB page for I am not a fan of social networks; but I keep one for my loved ones’ and friends’ sake. I don’t usually post anything but since my phone is dead, I had to greet my Mom on Mother’s Day through FB, hoping that she’d get my message through my nephews who are on FB almost everyday. Well, sadly, they didn’t notice the message and so I had to check where it went for my dear mother was wondering how I could ever forget her. I scrolled down the page and that’s how I got the above post as shared on a friend’s page. It wasn’t the Mother’s Day greeting that caught my attention but the verse. As I read Proverbs 31:30 above, feeling down and unable to write anything, I knew that the Lord was speaking as I remembered His word to me on February 14. The message was enough to inspire me to get back to the blog; and to begin with, below is what I wrote back in February:
“’Early in the morning of February 14, I heard Proverbs 31:30 in the New International Version which says, “Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”
I remained in bed half-awake as I pondered on the verse. When I drifted back to sleep, I heard the still small voice of the Lord again. The message is very personal. He said, “Do you know why I am pleased with you, My child? Not only do you trust Me for your happiness, you also trust Me for your sorrows.”
I opened my eyes and saw it was 5:00 a.m. I said, “Thank you, Lord. What a beautiful way to wake up!” I got up and prayed.”’
Continuing on with my testimony of His awesome goodness, this painting below is one of my brother’s masterpieces for his first Solo Exhibit on February 16 to March 3 this year, which was a huge success, to the praise and glory of the Father, the source of all gifts and talents.
This work of art is very relevant to my testimony as you will see, because the woman in it is actually me. Yes, my youngest brother painted/featured me prophetically without knowing it. It was his wife (also an artist) who noticed that he was painting me when the image began to take shape. To them this was mere coincidence or as my dear brother put it, he most certainly just saw me from his subconscious as he was doing it. To me, however, this was Spirit-led and prophetic.
My brother’s exhibit was entitled, “Hiding in the Shadows of Secret Fantasies” and this particular piece is entitled, “Isolate.” Of the 9 pieces he made, only this one doesn’t have the creepy insects and the mirror frame is made of white flowers instead of black. This speaks of the truth that I have no dark fantasies to hide. As for the painting’s specific title, this reflects the truth of my isolation from the world, not physically but rather spiritually. I am in this world but not of it. There’s plenty of symbolism in this painting but I won’t discuss everything as the overall picture is enough to convey its prophetic meaning as you read on.
When I was in Israel in 2011, particularly in Jerusalem, I had the most wonderful experience with the Lord which brought me to tears as I could hardly believe what I heard the man of God said as he prayed for me. The speaker (a Messianic Jew) for the last session I attended at the Feast of Tabernacles called to step forward those who wanted to be prayed over. I went among many, mostly women, from the different nations of the world. We stood side by side so that I could hear the man’s prayer for those near me as he went from one person to another. When he came to me I expected to hear a similar prayer from him, but to my surprise, this was what he said as he raised his hands over me, that I could never forget and never will:
“Oh, what a strong presence of God… the glory of the Lord, the shekinah glory of the Lord is all over you.” Then he prayed briefly that all doubts, confusion and fear go in the name of Yeshua.
He moved to the next lady and I was left trying to understand what I just heard. I never expected the prayer could be that short, but as the words sank, I trembled and sat down crying out to the Father, asking for forgiveness for ever doubting and fearing, as those were exactly my feelings before going there that morning. The Lord knew what turmoil and confusion I was going through at that moment as He revealed it to His servant. He spoke the message that cut through my being but the most amazing thing is the fact that in spite of my emotional state, He has indeed never abandoned me; that His presence abides in me as He revealed through my vision of the rod that He gave me to keep in March 2011.
In an earlier experience, specifically on August 2011, I was in that same emotional state. I struggled with doubt and confusion and the Lord seemed distant. I became so desperate for the presence of the Lord, so desperate to hear Him as He seemed very silent for a while. I put my children to bed early; told them I missed the Lord so much and so I needed to be alone and pray. Praise God, they slept early. I prayed until midnight and slept with peace. I knew that the Lord heard me. Around 5:00 a.m., August 31, 2011, I awakened from my deep sleep as I heard strongly in my spirit, “Isaiah 58:11.” Not so familiar with the verse, I got my old NIV Bible and this is what it says:
I took the above word as His personal promise, His covenant with me; and it has been to this day. The Lord has never failed to meet my needs in spite of the fact that I have no career and no income to depend on. Every time I feel weak, this Word of the Lord never fails to strengthen and encourage me. And speaking of waters that never fail, sometime last year I had a vision. I saw myself standing before our deep well full to overflowing that I felt excited as it looked very easy to draw water with a bucket. In reality, the well is deep and the water shallow that much effort is necessary to be able to get a bucket, much more, to fill empty containers.
This vision reminded me of Isaiah 58:11, knew it was His way of reaffirming the promise. Moreover, it reminded me of the ‘Spring of Living Water’ (John 4:14) that never runs dry and is there available for His children to draw and drink from at any time.
God is so awesome and amazing in His goodness. Since I re-committed my life to Him in full surrender, the spiritual blessings have never been lacking. The Lord never allowed the enemy to attack me or my children unaware. He would always show me in a dream or vision that an attack is coming. Recently, he gave me a vision of my son in danger and told me to not let him go to an event in a mall that he wanted to join. This has been the case even with my daughter and those close to me. And to keep me on the narrow path and looking straight ahead, He also consistently gives me dreams and visions of my future. Just last week as I was contemplating to go back to work, again He gave me a dream that clearly told me it’s not His will for me; that I would be in jeopardy if I work. So, how can I return to the corporate world that kept me away from Him if He, the God of the universe, the maker of all things, keep me from going back? I know that my loved ones are baffled by my lack of interest to return to work when it seems the surest way to have money instead of just waiting upon the Lord. Honestly though , there is nothing so attractive in this world for me to give up what I have found in Him. Just having Him so real, being able to walk with confidence in spite of the lack of recognition even from the people close to me, are more than all the riches this world can give me.
Well, there is nothing special about me that the Lord would give me this favor. I have my doses of shortcomings and failures. The Father who has chosen me did so at His discretion and His abundant love, grace and mercy He showers me with through the Lord Jesus/Yeshua, are the very things that made me who I am in Him. What and who I am before Him is none of my doing. Whatever confidence, faith and trust I have in God, the reverent fear of Him, the awe of His Sovereignty in my life, they all have grown from within as He opened my eyes of understanding to His awesome reality. The only thing that I have done and continually do today is live my life in complete surrender to His will. As simple as it may sound, yet in truth it is not. The price one has to pay is as the Lord requires:
The cost of following the Lord is high. He requires complete surrender and total submission to His will and purpose. That means giving up your personal desires and ambitions; that means letting Him decide for you in every aspect of your life; that means being willing to live contentedly with no name, no fame, no nothing but Him alone; that means waiting upon Him to direct your every move even if it means not moving or doing until He moves you. In short, to experience the strong presence and reality of God one has to be totally dependent upon Him as the Lord Jesus said of Himself:
The Messiah has not sought His own will and has done nothing outside of the Father’s will. Anyone who wants to walk in intimate relationship with God has to follow the Messiah in the way He submitted Himself to Him. As I shared in “My Spiritual Journey,” coming to the point of total surrender was not that easy. The Lord had to break me in order to make me. But as I submitted and allowed Him to deal with me freely and continue to be in submission no matter what it costs me, you are now reading this testimony to the glory and praise of the Father.
Love in Yeshua,
When I read the news on Roger Waters slamming Scarlett Johansson and Neil Young on their refusal to boycott Israel, I remembered the vision I had back in 2011 which I wrote in my old blog. Today, as I read another story on this on Arutz Sheva, the Holy Spirit strongly prompted me to write the vision and publish it here. First, here are the news:
Here’s the vision I wrote in June 2011.
Around 6:30 in the morning on June 3 while still enjoying the comfort of my bed half awake, the Lord startled me with a snapshot of ‘pink men’ (the color of their skin was pink) getting out of their car. Along with the image was the thought that these men represent a group, and spontaneously I heard in my spirit, ‘Global Council.’ The whole scene just lasted a few seconds but it was enough to fully awaken me. With eyes wide open, I pondered what could these pink men and Global Council mean?
I went straight to the computer and searched for “Pink” and “Global Council.” I was equally surprised at what I found as I was with the vision. The search terms led me straight to the blog “Global Affairs Council,” particularly showing the following article which is still there today. (Note: Obviously you won’t get the same result today as I got it more than two years ago.)
I had no doubt that the vision was about this because throughout 2011 I often received a word or a vision that concerned Israel. This occurred after the Lord showed me in a dream that Christians should pray for and stand with Israel. Before the vision, I honestly didn’t know anything about BDS and of Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters’ campaign. Truth is, before God opened my spiritual eyes and ears, I didn’t know much about Israel’s standing in the world and the world’s negative attitude towards this tiny nation. Only when the Lord started showing me things about Israel which led me to search and read did I begin to understand what’s going on in the Land of Promise. Most importantly, God’s revelations to me made me fully appreciate His great love and mercy for Israel and the Jewish people.
This vision does not only tell us to intercede against this ‘Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions’ (BDS) on Israel that Roger Waters is supporting and promoting, but this is also solid proof that God is watching over this nation. He knows exactly what her enemies are doing and none of their plans, schemes and devises escape Him. I don’t need to remind the Christians that the Palestinians’ and the world’s claim about the Land of Israel and the Jews are distorted. The Jews are not illegal occupants of Israel for God who owns the land gave it to them as their inheritance in view of the covenant He made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Israel).
I also would like to remind the Christians who claim to be people of God but still stand on the opposite when it comes to issues about Israel and the Jews. Make up your mind for God sees your heart. Do not make it an excuse that they are as sinful as the rest of the world for the Father knows that very well. Also, this is not about siding with Israelis against the Palestinians as I have written that likewise God wants us to intercede for the latter. This is about Him. Our role is to pray according to His will. As ones saved by grace through the Jewish Messiah Yeshua, we are called to side and stand with Him in His plans and purposes for Israel and the Jews. God appointed and raised this tiny nation to manifest His Sovereignty and power to the lost world. Through them He will accomplish His plans and purposes for all mankind. The second coming of the Messiah is not only for the gentile Christians but for the full restoration of Israel and the Jews for all the world to see. He will glorify His Name and show to the unbelieving and deceived world that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God who created the heavens and the earth lives.
10 that in honor of the name given Yeshua,
every knee will bow —
in heaven, on earth and under the earth —
11 and every tongue will acknowledge[a]
that Yeshua the Messiah is Adonai —
to the glory of God the Father.
For all watchmen and intercessors, this campaign to boycott Israel is something that God wants us to pray for and intercede because this is a scheme to pressure her leaders to give in to the demands of the enemy to give up and divide the land that the Father freely gave them.
6 Pray for shalom in Yerushalayim;
may those who love you prosper.
Love in Yeshua,
There is no coincidence in God. What I just received in my email from Jerusalem 365 after publishing this article is His confirmation of what I shared above; that the Jews are not illegally occupying the Land of Israel (Palestine as the world wrongly claims) for it is their inheritance from Him as He promised to their forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob:
You shall inherit the Land, each tribe equal to his brother, about which I raised My hand to give it to your forefathers; this Land shall become yours as an inheritance.