I am still formulating my next post in my head but this occurred today which needs to be mentioned. The FCC has repealed net neutrality. What that means is that now ISPs can block you from streaming content on YouTube or Netflix. It also means that you can get charged for wanting to watch certain videos. It also means that Netflix and YouTube can be charged more to make sure they stream at the same speed, which means the cost will be passed onto the consumer. I am only mentioning Netflix because it is mentioned in the article as well as YouTube.

ISPs can block access to certain sites.

What does that mean to you and me? Well my very first thought was that eventually access to Christian sites will be blocked, my pastor might not be able to upload his sermon videos and Satan is going to make sure that the Word of God is silenced as far as what is on the Internet is concerned. He is, after all, the prince of the power of the air. I am not even going to begin to imagine what is going to be allowed. It is causing quite a bit of uproar and people are rallying and protesting.

Although there is a lot of sinful trash on the web and even a deep, dark web out there, the Word of God must go on. Needless to say, none of this has caught God by surprise and He will make sure His Word gets out there no matter what Satan tries to pull. It will, I hopefully pray, invigorate Christians to become more invested in Jesus Christ than ever before. Let us all rise up like the mighty army of God that we are!

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Is Anyone Else Out There Experiencing Spiritual Attacks From The Devil?

I know that’s a wild thing to ask but I am curious because I have been experiencing spiritual attacks since I wrote the last two posts. In addition, I have had physical ailments flare up really bad and so far two bizarre incidents have happened that I have no explanation for. So I am curious if anyone else is having a rough time. Please comment below this post and let me know.

Things have gotten beyond crazy in the world and it’s escalating. President Trump’s announcement to move the U.S Embassy to Jerusalem made me think that Luke 21:20 is on the horizon in the not too distant future. If anyone thinks we have a lot of time left, they better think again. The world has gone totally barking mad. Satan has made large inroads in some of the churches and in some cases he is firmly planted.

No one wants to think of the bad things and hope they are not really happening but they are. It’s horrifying to think of what lays ahead and the Christians in this country will experience persecution in the most strongest sense. Christians in the rest of the world are being brutally and savagely killed so don’t think you are going to escape, cupcake, just because you’re an American. Don’t think you’re going to lift off the earth in some rapture while the rest of the Christians on the planet are being slaughtered. Persecution has already begun here and will continue to escalate.

I know a lot are stressed out about the holidays with shopping, gift giving, parties and being with relatives they can’t stand. That all needs to be put aside and to soldier-up. Speaking of that…. You know in the Book of Revelation where the two witnesses are killed and left in the street for three and a half days? (Rev. 11:10) And the people give gifts to each other? Well…back then when the Apostle John was recording those visions, there were NO Christmas. I conjecture that the time of the year when those people would be giving gifts to each other is Christmas. Something to think about. People normally don’t give each other gifts when their perceived enemy is killed.

I know my posts are not all hearts and flowers. In fact, I write some depressing things. But the light at the end of the tunnel is Jesus Christ. I don’t want anyone to be blindsided by what is going to come upon them swiftly. Our hearts have to be made ready. I just feel this urgency to call out to all my brothers and sisters to stay vigilant and stay close to God.

People’s behavior is going to become more irrational because of demonic influence. I dread thinking of it when the Bible says that it will be the worst time in human history that there ever was. That means it will be much worse than the Holocaust, if you can even imagine that! I’ve seen enough documentaries on it to make my hair stand on end, thinking of what lies ahead. The sinfulness of man will increase exponentially. I had heard that now in Australia pedophiles will join LGBT community to demand their rights. How sick is that?! Since when is it okay to sexually abuse children? Sick, sick, sick. And in France there is a debate about lowering the age of consent to 12!! The article made me sick to my stomach. So when Jesus returns He is coming back furious and rightfully so. He is going to turn this planet upside down and wipe it clean as one would a plate.

I have an idea for my next post and it will be about God. Something positive for a change, right?

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Spiritual Preppers Part II

As loathe as I am to draw any type of attention to this creature, he has to be addressed if we are to be prepared for what lays ahead as well as what is on our plates right now. I am referring to the prince of darkness; Satan. Like General Patton, we must know our enemy. General Patton (WWII) read Field Marshall Rommel’s book on tank warfare and thus drew insight into how his enemy thought. Although the devil doesn’t really have a play book we can apply the same principal here.

Realize that the devil was once the “covering angel” which means he probably was standing behind the throne of God with his wings spread. Ezekiel 25: 14- “Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.” Verse 15- “Thou was perfect in they ways from the day thou was created, till iniquity was found in thee.” God goes on to speak of how Lucifer became enamored with himself because of his great beauty. Lucifer got one-third of the angels to rebel and was thus cast out of heaven, along with the angels that conspired with him.

If we look at Isaiah 14 we see that God is referring first to having mercy on Jacob and then to Israel. But in verse 12 He takes a sudden departure and begins to talk about Lucifer. “How are thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how are thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!”
Verse 13: “For thou hast said in thine heart I will ascend into the heavens, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God. I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation in the sides of the north. Verse 14: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the most High.”

What you have to see here is a highly intelligent creature who is also very organized. He was the covering cherub and he learned a lot just by being so close to God. (And we don’t know how long it was before he rebelled, either.) So when scripture says he can pass himself off as an angel of light and deceive many, it is because he one time was an angel of light and he knows a lot about God to do so. So, it puts him in prime form to inhabit a man who is the Antichrist, which means he will be masquerading as Jesus Christ. Not the demon with horns from the pit, Hollywood style.

He has studied mankind very closely for a very, very long time so he knows exactly how to deceive you. He and his army have a laser focus upon us; to bring us down and destroy us. He will even use others disguised as Christians, (Matt. 13:24) but are not, to lead you astray. This is especially true if you are not close to God and have no ability to discern or ” Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world” (1 John 4:1). It is so crucial to our relationship and safety to stay close to God and I know how things get in the way. We must be discerning and be aware of the fact we all have targets on our backs. BUT, at the same time, know completely that what is in us (Jesus Christ) is greater than what is in the world: Satan. Hence, “Be strong in the Lord and the power of His might” (Ephesians 6:10). Many of you have been experiencing his hatred toward you already and maybe you are constantly out on the battlefield. Some days it seems relentless but don’t give up. Have faith and go to our Father.

I know there is much to the story we don’t know right now and we will eventually know all of it once Christ returns and we are changed in the twinkling of an eye. I know I personally have a lot of questions about it all. In the meantime, we have to be as gentle as doves but as wise as foxes. We have been admonished in scripture to be vigilant because our enemy is prowling like a lion, seeing who he can devour. Take out your sword and give him a good lashing. Remember always that Jesus has already defeated Satan on the cross. Satan has already lost the war.

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Christians Need To Be Spiritual Preppers

First, let me tell you where I am right now in my life. I will tell you this not because I want your sympathy but because someone out there might need to hear this. So don’t feel sorry for me. I don’t. It is what it is. Okay, physically I am a train wreck. I have bursitis in my left hip, bad left knee that will go out at any given moment and sometimes make it difficult for me to walk, lower back pain of which I have no idea why, kinked up neck which was just taken care of by my chiropractor (and when I got home, got out of the truck and looked to my right for whatever reason that I can’t remember now, my neck went out again and I can’t turn my head all the way to the right!), some unknown allergic reaction that has manifested itself as eczema or hives on both hands, rash on my eyelids and what seems to be the return of very painful gastritis which is probably caused by too much stress and having my stomach torn up by continual use of Advil for the other pains. All of this at the same time.

Spiritually, I feel like what Bilbo Baggins said in the Lord of the Rings: “like butter scraped over too much bread.” Oh, I forgot the insomnia which is caused by any one of the painful things listed above or no reason at all. Faced with all this, how does one retain one’s sanity? I haven’t quite figured it out yet. But the usual platitudes don’t work. How many times have you had someone quote scripture to you and it had no meaning at all while you are suffering? Today I thought that there must be something that people who are suffering need besides some pat answer because the other person can’t think of anything better to say. The answer to that came to me as I was half-way through thinking the first thought. In other words I had not yet finished the question in my mind when the answer came. Well guess WHO supplied the answer? He said, “They just want someone to listen to them.” (Wow, He was actually listening to everything I was thinking then as He is now. It was like He was standing over my shoulder. Jesus, that is.)

And it’s true. Oftentimes when you are confiding in someone, they are not listening but formulating their own tales of woe in their minds that they want to talk about. In other words, you feel like what you had to say is meaningless because their tale of woe is worse (or not at all) in their mind. All you wanted was someone who would care enough to listen, not blather on about their own crap. Maybe all you want is someone to just BE THERE!

A lot don’t know how to listen or if they do, they don’t know how to respond or they don’t care. They really don’t know what to do. They haven’t gotten outside their own heads to find out how to respond. Not only is the person suffering need someone to be present and to listen to them but to also respond in an appropriate way that is not idiotic.

Now what does this have to do with spiritual preppers? A lot. Because, unless you’ve been under a rock somewhere, things are getting way worse than ever before. I know I’ve mentioned before about putting on the armor of God but I didn’t say HOW. The most important thing, the one thing that makes all the difference in the world, is direct contact with God. I know this sounds simplistic but He is truly the ONLY one who knows how to respond and no matter what Jobian trial you are going through, He loves you and He is right there with you. He WILL listen to you no matter where you are or in what condition you are in. The contact is so vital and so important that the piece of crap angel, whose throat I want to kick in and whose eyes I want to gouge out, is working overtime to throw up roadblocks. Because the very last thing he wants to see is the battered Christian get up and take up his or her sword and fight back. Because what dwells in us is greater than his sorry backside.

Sometimes we get hit with multiple things that take us down. It’s hard, I know, but you got to, must, keep moving forward…even if it is only in your mind; on your knees. All this means there is a spiritual battle taking place that you cannot see. (In other words, angels are battling over you much the same as in Daniel 10 where the demon was trying to keep the angel from delivery an important message to Daniel and he had to call upon another, the angel Michael, to sort things out.) Same with my son, David, who is suffering so much right now, it’s a miracle he is still with us and I am so grateful for that. But there is a spiritual battle going on around him that he doesn’t see. He keeps moving forward. Today David told me to praise God. To praise God takes us out of ourselves and puts our minds on eternity, which is where it belongs. But sometimes it is hard to do when we’re in a pit. Do it anyway.

It’s important to listen to each other because we need each other. We cannot allow that devil to get a foothold in anyone’s life. Things will get so rough, you’ll get plowed under if you are not prepared.

Don’t allow petty distractions to get in the way of your time with God, no matter what it is. If you have a long to-do list, cut it down because none of it means anything if it stands in the way of your time with God. I don’t care what someone else thinks. Oftentimes people load themselves up just to prove to others that they are doing something of worth, to get someone else’s approval because everyone else is doing it. Well, maybe that’s NOT what God wants you to do. And you realize all too late you’ve been spinning your wheels in the sand.

I think this prepper post has to continue on to part II because I don’t want to make this too long. Plus there are so many facets to this, I can’t cover it all in one post. As for the armor, go to Him. He puts His armor on you. Since when did we ever do anything apart from God?

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What Is THIS?

I know it’s a big trend right now to illustrate one’s Bible. At first it seemed women were drawing things in the margins of journaling Bibles and coloring them in. Certain Christian companies, like Dayspring and LifeWay are making big bucks on selling kits which have all sorts of things in them besides paints, colored pencils and stickers.

Personally, for me, I don’t color in my Bible. I use the margins for notes and either a Hebrew or Greek word for an English word in the verse plus the exact meaning. I don’t view the Bible as a coloring book. But that’s me.

However…I got an email which was advertising more Bible illustrations but this one really made my eyes fly out of my head.

Painted right over an entire page in Psalms

As you can see the entire page is gone. I dragged this file into Photoshop to blow it up to make sure I was really seeing a painted over page with writing and stickers on it. Yup it was part of Psalms. In the upper right, which you can’t see, it reads “Psalm 4:4”. On the left side I could distinctly see scripture that has been painted over.

This, I think, is carrying it too far. You know, it’s the Word of God. Not the actual ink on the page is Holy but what He says certainly is! Covering up what He says is like disregarding what He says. The devil does that, too.

The Body of Christ has become WAAAAYYY too liberalized. If you think Jesus is going to allow His words to be covered up with paints and stickers you better do a deep rethink on that.

Christians are so afraid to offend the world, they’ll go along with anything. Remember that snake twirling his way around a tree long ago? Let me tell you, he’s still slithering about and he knows, really knows, how to get dumb sheep to listen to him. He knows how to illicit guilt even though the Word of God says that certain behaviors are not just outright sins but God considers them an abomination. As soon as you give him an inch, he will take miles, not just a yard. He will move his guys into the congregation to further water it down and make it about “feelings” and more “me-centered” crap. Pretty soon, you can’t recognize it anymore. But do Christians listen? No. Now they don’t have to. They’ve colored and painted away the text so they can’t see it. Out of sight….out of mind.

Just so you know…I’m on God’s side. I’m not on your side. I don’t care if I offend the world. The world is not my Lord and Savior. Jesus is. The Body of Christ needs to get smacked into reality and wake up before its too late. Keep in mind: Jesus is returning with a sword and a rod of iron and He means business.

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The Broken Brain

I just finished watching an eight part series online called The Broken Brain. What got me interested in it was the host doctor’s own experience with a broken brain. Dr. Mark Hyman spoke about how healthy he was at one point in his life. He had a razor sharp memory, led a very active lifestyle, had biked many miles and had a very full life. Then, suddenly everything went down hill. He had really bad fatigue, brain fog so bad that he could not remember what he was trying to say when he started a sentence. It led to depression, feeling hopeless and most likely confused as to what was going on in his body. He went to numerous doctors but none could find out what was really causing all this until he went to a doctor who specialized in alternative, natural medicine.

That doctor found out what the problem was by testing for toxins. The problem was mercury poisoning. Dr. Hyman spent years overseas in China and I think he mentioned Japan. Plus he ate a lot of tuna. So it was all the fish he ate that caused it. The level of toxicity was off the charts in his body and brain. It was a long process of detoxing his body to get rid of it and now he specializes in functional medicine which gets to the root cause of illness and not just throwing a bunch of pills at the patient, which are toxic in themselves.

There was so much material on this series that I could not possibly tell you everything I learned. But I can tell you some things that may help you or others. First of all, everyone knows that processed food has caused quite a bit of havoc with the body and the brain. GMOs and excessive sugar, white flours, white pasta, food sensitivities as well as allergies have been doing a number on all of us to one extent or another. And our children suffer from bad food, too. ADHD is on the rise and maybe it is time for parents to correct what their child eats. Throw out all that heavy sugared items and processed garbage that is not food.

The human brain is an amazing organ. I am in awe of God and His creation and how intricate the brain is. (It was amazing, listening to all these doctors and health professionals during this Broken Brain series who revealed all the wonderful things of the brain, yet think we evolved from whatever life form: pond scum, apes, E.T., whatever.)

It was also amazing to hear how many of the things that plague mankind can be fixed with…diet. Yes, the food you eat has a powerful effect on your health. You have to think of food as not just something to fill your stomach but fuel for the body in which the nutrients in the food item (mostly plant sources because that is exactly how God created it and meant it to be. See Genesis 2:9) Food is information for the body to be replenished as it takes from the food item what it needs to function. Every cell in your body is communicating with other cells. God is amazing. Your body does not know what to do with preservatives and chemicals from processed fake food. It gets stored as fat and/or attacks the body and mind as a toxin. Obesity is rampant.

You would be surprised to hear how these doctors talked about how many things that plague us can be reversed through proper food. Yes, even conditions such as Alzheimer’s, autism, cancer, and many more. Yes, cancer. One doctor spoke about how the blood from a very healthy body was dropped on cancer cells in a laboratory and the cancer cells died. Why did they die? Because that person’s body that the blood came from was very healthy and had antibodies that killed the cancer.

Contrary to popular opinion we need to have healthy fats in our diet. Those fats would be extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, avocados, seeds and nuts. The brain thrives on it. What the brain does not need is vegetable oil and lard for cooking. Those items are highly inflammatory. In fact, disease and other maladies can be classified as inflammation in the body. What you need is an anti-inflammatory diet consisting of fresh, organic vegetables and fruits, good fats and oils. Stay away from gluten, if you are sensitive to it. But they really recommended staying away from it if you have any thyroid problem like hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, or Hashimoto’s because gluten attacks the thyroid.

I have a few sensitivities that include gluten, dairy, some nightshades like hot peppers, and (believe it or not) some gluten free breads. I had read not too long ago that even if the food item says it is gluten free it does not mean it is healthy. It’s possible that the other plant source for the gluten free bread or pasta has been sprayed with insecticides and a person can be allergic to that. I think that is what has happened with me. I had some gluten free bread with my dinner and now I’m sneezing my head off and blowing my nose a million times. Oh, I had zucchini that I spiralized into zoodles, mushrooms, tomatoes, onion, garlic and fresh basil. I also made my own vegan grated cheese to put on it. (It was made from cashews, nutritional yeast, salt and garlic powder.)

This post is getting very long. I will give you the link to the Broken Brain series if you want to own it.

You can also subscribe to Dr. Hyman’s newsletter if you go to his site.

It is so important to have a healthy lifestyle, eating healthy, staying away from processed food, exercise (because its important for brain health), stress management, social contact (NO, not Facebook. But face to face contact.) One of the important things you can ask your doctor is WHY. Why is this happening? You have to get to the root cause of why you are sick, not have pills thrown at them and sent on their way. Fire that doctor if that is what you have.

Forgive me if all this sounds like rambling. It is really hard to capsulize all that material. I’m in the process of correcting my own health issues, too. Trial and error. I did discover something that made a difference with me. I had bought a new food processor because a piece of the lid on my old processor broke and if I want to use it, I have to hold down the lid. Well, anyway, I was able to get a Ninja food processor with a veg spiralizer attachment for a really good price so I bought it; although the processor bowl is rather small compared to other processors. But I only paid $56 for it with several coupons at Kohl’s and you can’t beat that price with a stick! (when I win a lottery I will buy my dream machine which is a Vitamix!) Anyway, yesterday morning I decided to make a smoothie with mainly green vegetables. I put torn up kale leaves, parsley, celery and a few chunks of frozen banana into the processor and turned it on. I did add liquid minerals and a scoop of Vega One vegan protein powder to it. Well I noticed that a short time after I drank it, I started feeling better. I was feeling wiped out prior because I had a bout of insomnia that left me feeling like 20 miles of bad road. So I did the same today and will continue to do that because I noticed that when I have mainly greens, I feel better. It might be just my body, but I’m sticking with it. I might have it a couple of times during the day if I am ambitious. We’ll see how it goes.

Anyway, this is gotten really long. God bless you all.

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Rule of Mob Instead of Rule of Law

First: let me state that I do NOT belong to any political party. (for those who want to lump me into one, forget it!)

It has become increasingly apparent that humanity is taking a nose dive into the toilet of aberrant, violent behavior. It boggles my mind at how violent and hateful some people have become. When a tragedy strikes, such as a black man killed by a white police officer, the public take to the streets in mobs and set fire to businesses, loot stores and fight anyone within arms length. Even if the grieving family denounces the violence, the mob rages on. I’m horrified at seeing some innocent person’s business go up in flames or having their windows smashed and the perpetrators making off with merchandise clearly not their own. I think it’s all just an excuse to steal. I could never imagine torching someone’s home or business over some injustice that had nothing to do with me personally. (Well, I’m a Christian so I would not do it at all even if it did have to do with me.) It does not matter to them that they are clearly breaking the law. It’s like they feel they are entitled to do that. The police officer will be tried in a court of law if the victim of the shooting had been unarmed and had no weapon whatsoever was found on him. I’m not going to get into a discussion about that because that’s not the point of this blog post.

Hatred has reached epidemic proportions and it seems that it has spun out of control. Long ago, a person could have a different point of view and express it in a conversation, calmly, without being called a Nazi, a fascist, a hater and whatever else they can be tagged with. It’s not a matter of who is right and who is wrong. It’s a matter of who is a Democrat and who is a Republican, who is liberal and who is conservative. If you have a different point of view now, expect to get physically attacked. It’s the rule of mob, not the rule of law. It’s like a different point of view means you can get killed because you don’t go along with the group-think. I’ve never seen such insanity in all the years I’ve been on this planet. It’s like western society has gone mad. No one has the right to kill another person because you don’t like the way they think! To plot violence makes you no different than the one you think is wrong. The hate you are spewing is no different than the person you call a hater.

There have been instances where there were people protesting peacefully and not destroying anything when suddenly a group comes upon them, claiming to be on the same side but unleashing violent, aberrant behavior. The police come and now the peaceful protesters are lumped in with the hateful, violent mob.

I don’t even like seeing the news anymore because it’s beyond outrageous and I don’t know how much of it is the truth. It’s probably a grain of truth wrapped in a big, fat lie. You can no longer believe what you want to believe without someone saying they are offended and start to attack you. In other parts of the world, Christians are being horrifically persecuted and are running for their lives from evil like ISIS. These are just peaceful people who want to just make a living and take care of their families. But because they believe in Jesus Christ they are a target for annihilation. Sooner or late it will be happening in the United States and other free countries because of the rule of mob.

It would not surprise me if there were groups that were plotting and instigating violence for the sake of violence and not for any ideology. They do it just to bring about anarchy. Other hate groups like the KKK and the Neo-Nazis take to the streets and cause violence just by their presence. They stand for hate of their fellow man in the most despicable way.

It is going to escalate and get worse. “The way of peace they have not known” Romans 3:17 and Isaiah 59: 8- “The way of peace they know not, and there is no judgement in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever shall go therein shall not know peace.” I believe most people just want to live quiet lives and enjoy their families and friends. I hope they are in the majority no matter what the media spins on any given day.

Christians belong to God and their allegiance is not here but to the Kingdom of God. We, who are very serious about our calling, live by a much higher code of ethics than others. We hate to bring dishonor to the One we call Lord. Yes, there are Christians that have fallen to the wayside and have allowed their sin to rule them instead of the Holy Spirit. They have to repent and return to the Cross. To someone who is not a believer this all sounds weird to them and they don’t understand it because they don’t have the mind to understand it.
There are Christians who have compromised their beliefs in favor of public opinion and because they are afraid to stand up for the truth. They fear the opinions of others over the opinion of God. I pray they come to their senses before it is too late.

But what about the rest of humanity? It will still spiral out of control and lawlessness will abound. There will be some who come to the Truth and turn to God because He is the only One who can save you. Even if I was shot for what I believe, I am still bound to Jesus and not because I have some special strength on my own but because it is His will that I stay with Him. He makes it possible. I am very thankful for that, too. I could not live without Him.

And Jesus is not some guy like Buddha or Gandhi. Jesus is another life source entirely which is why when some of the prophets and the Apostle John had seen Him as He really is, they fainted. Ezekiel could not talk for a week after his encounter because of what he had seen. Jesus is NOT an angel, either, as some have erroneously said. He is God, just as the Father is God and the Holy Spirit. He doesn’t just have power, He is Power. He doesn’t just love but is Love, which is why our Father sacrificed His son so that we may never be separated from Him again. Jesus would rather die than live without us. We owe Him our lives and He is a wonderful Savior I wish the rest of the world would come to know. No one loves like He does. Which is why He is going to return before we blow ourselves out of existence and all the world will see Him in all His glory and peace will reign.

I pray that those of you out there who have not turned to Christ, will do so and all the angels in Heaven will rejoice. I would like to see you live and not die a permanent death but be resurrected to glory in Jesus Christ.

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