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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Blessings & Curses

Yes, God is not happy with the decisions of many Americans.  But He loves ALL Americans.

Yes, God is not happy with the decisions of many, many people all over the world, and in every nation - including Israel and Palestine.  But He loves them all.

God so loved the WORLD that He have His only begotten Son, so that whosoever should believe on Him would not perish, but have everlasting life.

God has already given His love, forgiveness and path for redemption to ALL mankind - not just to those who would believe, might believe or do believe - but to ALL, whether they will ever believe or not.

God is not "punishing" America - nor is He punishing any country, nation or race of people.

The "punishments", curses, trials, sufferings and deaths of any group of peoples; a country or a nation; a city, town, community or village are a direct result of our own sin, our own sins, our own decisions and the curses out of our own mouths. 

The state of our world is, and always has been a direct result of mankind deciding every single day, over and over again, to eat of the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil instead of eating from the Tree of Life - Jesus, the Lord and Christ.

I have heard "prophets" and "prophetic analysts" speaking on the alleged damage American political leaders, including President Barak Obama have and are making that they say will destroy America.  I don't know what these "religious leaders" are trying to accomplish.  It seems like they are fostering more fear mongering - fear mongering in the name of God - to counteract the fear mongering in the name of Allah.  I don't know...

They provide no solutions, no options, no hope and no plan of action, accept to breed doubt and mis-trust in our leaders; fear of what will happen to our economy, safety and national freedoms; and a helplessness that says not only is God not doing anything, but He is bringing this judgement upon the whole country because of a few rebel, un-patriotic, non-Christian Americans who "may not actually be American" anyway. 

BUT, here is the vision God just showed me: He wants to scoop America and even the world into His arms and cradle us like a precious baby who is still just learning to walk, stumbling and getting bumped and bruised, who then accidentally tumbles against the hot stove and gets burned, even though we were told not to touch it.

I still see the baptism of our President in the Spirit of God; the Holy Ghost.  I still feel the love and compassion God has for America... and Israel and Palestine.... and all of the world.

The decisions of the political forces in this world are no surprise to God.

The political forces of this world - the powers that be - are all operating in a power that comes only from God.

And all things WILL work together for GOOD, for those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose.

If you love the Lord, have confessed Him as your Lord, and are called according to HIS purpose (and not your own), then you should know that the economy, health care, international, domestic and community terrorism, abortion, world-wide famine, cheating political leaders, and cross-gender homosexual dancers on TV are not all a part of God's unfavorable judgement on us, but are all a part of the same epidemic sickness that mankind has suffered from since the Garden of Eden: Sin - which is separation from God.

Revelation 22:1-3: And He showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.  In the midst of the street of it, and of either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.  And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and His servants shall serve Him.

So... here's what I wish I could say to all those so-called "servants of God" who are "prophesying" and "interpreting prophetic instances" regarding America and the alleged judgement of God they say we are and will be suffering: if you are truly a servant of the Most High God - serve Him and serve the nations and their leaders by providing the Tree of Life to them, so that she can yield her fruit every month and so her leaves can be for healing.

Every month PRAY healing and life (remembering that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life) to all nations and her leaders.

The fervent prayers of the righteous avail much.  If you feel your prayers are ineffectual, the first problem could be that your prayers are weak and infrequent, or prayed without power instead of fervent.  Or most likely it could be because you do not realize that YOU as a believer (any believer), ARE the righteousness of Christ - not by your own efforts, but by faith through Jesus Christ.  You CAN and should be accomplishing much through your prayers.

Ephesians 3:20: Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above ALL that WE ask or think, according to the POWER that works in US.  We have power in prayer, through faith and belief.

If you feel America is cursed, pray blessings upon her.  If you feel your government and her political leaders are cursing you and all members of this nation, then pray blessings upon them.  The Lord says in Luke 6:28 "Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you."

Since you as a believer are redeemed from the curse of the law, there is power in your blessings.

May God forever bless America, her leaders. And today I pray that God will bless President Barak and First Lady Michelle Obama with the pure salvation of the Lord and baptism in the Holy Ghost, in the name of Jesus, amen.

Power, love & peace ya'll -
(II Timothy 1:7)
~Min. Dez

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Destiny's Journey

Some journeys are well traveled roads. Common, familiar and easy. We cruise along the path oblivious to the process as we habitually turn each corner, climb each hill and break each slope. Only to arrive, blink and wonder how we managed without incident or memory of the trip.

This journey - my journey - is not like that. This journey is one of reluctance, hesitance, unsurity, insecurity and yes, a moderate amount of fear.

As I open the window for you to view my progress, you will undoubtedly come to your own conclusion based upon the progress of your own journey - and your observations will be varied.

Some might say that I am making slow but steady progress toward a clear destination. Others may say that I am floundering and wandering aimlessly down a muddy road with too many directions to choose from.

I say my journey has just begun, although it started more than 10 years ago. I say I still have such a long, long way to go, although I am teetering on the precipice of completion. I say the journey has made me weary, leery and weak, although I trudge on with a strength and endurance that is beyond me. I say the path is muddy, with many obstacles, directions and difficulties still yet to come. However, my destination is clear - crazy, unimaginable, overwhelming and clear.

When this path first appeared it was like a hazy, dirt road on a foggy day. I peered at it without knowing what it was or where it was going - then tried to ignore it as inconsequential. When the path persisted I joked as to where it might lead, then still tried to dismiss it as a path not meant for me.

It was years before the view of the path cleared and I was able to see the destination more clearly. It was absurd to think that the reality of where this path could end up would be in a place far more outlandish than even my most absurd imaginings! OK, maybe - just maybe this path ended up in a very good place - but a place still not meant for me. Definitely not me.

Why not me? Who else but me, since I was the only one to see? Please, Dear God, not me! Yes, me. This path was meant for me.

And so I watched it, argued with it, denied it and tried to imagine a life without pursuing it.

Four - no five, has it already been five? Five years ago I accepted it. I stuck out a big toe like testing the cold water of a pool - then yanked my foot back like I so often would. I wrote about it, dreamed about it, and tried it on for size in the privacy of my dressing room of life. And by the way, I still watched it, argued with it, denied it and tried to imagine a life without pursuing it.

Three - sorry, I forgot - Four years ago I made up my mind. I packed my bags, said good bye to the sanity and sanctuary of friends and family who always had thought they understood me, and I took my first hesitant and frightened step.

In these last four years I have walked, sometimes trotted, but never quite run toward a goal I think is crazy. I have stopped, I have even sat down and I have wistfully looked back to a time when I did not know and could not see what was meant for me.

But I will not stop. I packed my bags (all my baggage), and made up my mind. Armed with nothing but 2 scriptures and a great deal of hope, I continue to trudge on driven by the surity that if - just if - I happen to arrive at this awesome, fearsome destination, it will be extraordinary, phenomenal and inconceivably wonderful. This destination...

A destination, a journey to a place that is called destiny. My destiny. Destiny's purpose in life. My God given purpose.

Sometimes while we travel, we see another driver, glance in that direction and never take note or give them another thought. Perhaps that is how you will see me.

Sometimes we see another traveler and something catches our eye. We may watch a moment, muse a moment or even briefly wonder... Then they continue on their own separate way and thoughts of them fade as quickly as they do. Perhaps that will be how you see me.

Other times we get caught in traffic, bunched up with drivers because of fate. And whether we cruise along peacefully or struggle with road rage, we share a community of progress, each with our own destination. Perhaps that will be how you experience me.

And on rare occasion on our own individual roads of life, we travel a path where we encounter another driver - seemingly traveling to the same basic place. At times they follow us and then we follow them. We may take note of who they are and what they drive - possibly even read a licence plate. We'll share a moment or even a long while - silently and separately together, with maybe a glance, a smile or a brief a wave of acknowledgement. Perhaps that will be how you experience me.

I cannot say how long this path will be for me, so whether you glance and move on - never to take notice; or whether you wonder a moment at who I am and where I'm going; or whether you follow a while, smile and wave or better yet, if you decide to stay for the journey, I invite you to come along for the ride.

Please click on the "Stuff From Before" link to Destiny's Journey to make your comments.