Yesterday, during the "Call to Decision" radio show one of the folks who called in was a bit shaken up by a growing awareness of the reality of the second commandment. Stars on shoes, hexagrams on shirts; evil is all around influencing us and our families. The first step in our deliverance from the blinding spells that have bound us in darkness comes as our eyes open to an awareness of the reality. This can be shocking and abrupt. There's nothing at all wrong with getting shaken up. If this is your recent experience, take comfort knowing that the Lord Himself is at work, who loves you with great mercy! He has patiently awaited this season and is faithful to complete what He begins. Trust Him and begin to follow through. Let me encourage you to seek His mind and heart about what is pleasing to Him as He gives you His eyes and leads you as one who is no longer following the blind into the ditch.
23) Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
24) And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
This work of the holy spirit is a practical guide, not academic theory. Knowledge is necessary, and so is wisdom. The proper response to the "show and tell" of this blog is to hear and do. Action is absolutely required. If you have a conviction about the second commandment and are seeing differently through His eyes this is a critical season for you to respond with obedience. Be diligent and do not neglect to follow through. This is not a call to political activism but surely a call to personal repentance.
Educated pagans hear Christians say, "I love Jesus," while observing how they cleave to pagan adornments and practices. What you do speaks so loudly, they can't hear what you're saying! Take a critical look at yourself and those for whom you may be responsible and accountable. Have you given reason to mock the God you profess to serve? Those things pagans identify as attributes of their gods do have legitimate authority over you. They know it. The Lord knows it. You may now see it, too.
Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you--unless indeed you fail the test?
2 Corinthians 13:5
Have you been seeing the signs of trouble and much more coming? Have you been concerned about how to prepare? Take this parable to heart.
46) Why do you call Me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say?
47) Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them, I will show you whom he is like:
48) he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the torrent burst against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built.
49) But the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly, is like a man who built a house on the ground without any foundation; and the torrent burst against it and immediately it collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great."
My friend, hear His words and act on them. Hear His words and act on them. Have you heard His words? Are you hearing them? Are the words of the second commandment becoming heard by a hearing ear? ACT ON THEM!
It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, because that is the end of every man, and the living takes it to heart. Sorrow is better than laughter, for when a face is sad a heart may be happy. The mind of the wise is in the house of mourning, while the mind of fools is in the house of pleasure.
Trouble is coming. The testimony of the Beast and his kingdom's near approach surrounds us. I see it all around me. I find it strangely comforting. It speaks to me of the Lord's great love, who prepares us today to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
There's a new book coming out in November, Lord willing. Tom and Nita Horn are following up their excellent Apollyon Rising 2012 work with one titled, Forbidden Gates - How Genetics, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Synthetic Biology, Nanotechnology, & Human Enhancement Herald the Dawn of Techno-Dimensional Spiritual Warfare. Some of it is online here. Five parts have already been posted. I find agreement with most of what I read there and recommend it highly as a collateral study with this blog.
Some of the comments being left on this blog point out the Denver Airport as one that compares to Rochester, NY. It is infamous for its occult decor and may possibly conceal some further activity. I've never explored it, personally, but the imagery I've seen presented by others bears quite a bold testimony. If you see it and it speaks to you about what has been done, is being done and what's planned for your future, take it to heart. Take it personally.
Hear the Lord's words about graven images. Do some personal housekeeping. As the Lord directs, purge your environments of pagan images and purify the witness of your personal appearance. Trouble is coming. Prepare yourself by acting now on His words that you hear now. If tomorrow comes for you, you will have grace with a fresh opportunity to take yet another step.