Contention

Proverbs 22:10 Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.

(Jesus speaking: ) Cast out the scorner and contention shall cease. What is contention? A contentious woman is someone no one wants to be married to. (Proverbs 19:13; 21:19; 27:15) To earnestly contend for the faith is what My believers are admonished to do. (Jude 1:3) In short, it means fight or be in opposition.

When someone is in opposition—in the opposite position as you, facing you down, trying to get you to change something so that you will conform more to their way of being (whether it’s for good or wrong)—then contention is present.

To get people to change in something—their mind or habits or work, etc.—when that person isn’t of the opinion to do so, will take some fight. Trying to change, not just a person but a group of people, takes real effort.

To contend is to speak up for what you think things should be like, and to speak despairingly to those who are of a different opinion so that they’ll give up their way and change to doing or seeing things your way. When you are contending, you aren’t as concerned about the feelings of others involved as much as you are about making progress in some direction. You’ve got a goal and are hoping that others will support you in it.

The trouble comes when others don’t support your ideas, and rather than agreeing and walking the same way as you, they flare up to contend for their side, the way they think things should be. So you then have two or more people each trying to walk in opposite directions and contending, or standing up to the other, for what they think is right.

This is the path you must walk on, for much will be in opposition to you as you take this narrow and uphill pathway climb. Anyone you meet will be facing you down. You will have to make the extremely dangerous and heart-rending decision to keep on going even though it costs you getting jostled along the way or nearly tossed over the edge of the cliff at times while you pass those who are going in opposition to you. But if you can get past those narrow conflicts of interest and manage to find your feet again, you’ll see more from the new vantage point you will come to.

You wither when you see an opponent coming down the pathway that you are trying to go up, because you know it will cost you a great deal. Now, rather than hiking up bravely and joyfully, you might be limping instead, because they stepped on your toes while facing you down, nearly treading over you. You get a stick then and use it like crutch for a while, attempting some sort of forward progress. But every now and then you look back down the pathway to see who troubled you and see them slowly making their way down. You have ill feelings  towards them now. If only they could have been walking the same way you are, you might have had interesting discussions, urged each other on and made further progress in less time. You feel like tossing a few stones to roll down and hit them. It seems like you are above them just because the pathway has wended upward. But you really don’t want to have another encounter with them. Besides, if you stop to stone throw, it will cost you in time, in joy, and just might make you lose your balance, while you are barely able to keep it as it is. So with one hand on the side of the mountain to your left, and your other hand holding your stick crutch, you go on, one labored step at a time.  You cry. Your heart breaks, and you are really confused.

Luke 8:53, 54 And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.  And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise.”

 

Prophets of the End


When the Enemy fights against you with all of his power, I will fight for you with all of My power. The keys will be your strength, your salvation and your relief, your strong tower of protection from the raging battles.


 

So darling, what or who is in opposition to you? A man’s foes shall be they of his own household. I told you this in My Word and will I not bring it to pass? For these are as gates that you must walk through; each warning will find its fulfillment, for I will see to it that My Word is accomplished.

But what are you to do about it? It’s Me or the other. You can’t have both. You can’t please both God and man. And this is what you must learn. Learn it well before the tests get even tougher.

What do I want you to do? Who do I want you to please? Just live My Word. You are to be as a thumb that sticks out and does not become as a finger. People might try to pull you and stretch you to try to make you more finger shaped, but it won’t work. It will just cause you pain and prove to them and to you that you are and will be what you are meant to be.

But be glad for the pulling and the stretching, for it makes you ever so solidly sure that you can’t become something you are not meant to be.

When you turn away from Me, even ever so slightly in order to please the people, that is when I really hurt. Ouch, I cry in pain.

So basically, as time goes on, more and more that you are called to do will continue to be in opposition to others. More of what you do or are asked to do will seem just plain wrong to those who are using their own tally stick to measure your deeds. Nearly everything right for you will have someone on earth fighting it tooth and nail. So if you listen to man—to all people who oppose you—you will be hindered from doing absolutely anything I have called on you to do, because this guy over here will stop you in that thing, and the next person will hinder your efforts in the next thing. –All through words and ideas and opinions.

And you can be that way too if you play that game of making people conform to your way of being. So lighten up and let each go on their way while you focus on doing what you are meant to be doing, rather than making life a game of changing others to suit your fancies. Instead, just face Me and say yes and do what you are meant to. Let others make their own life choices when there is nothing more you can say or do to convince them otherwise. Don’t get dragged down in the choices and interests of others. Walk harder, do more for My kingdom, and never let yourself be tricked off the path of what My will is for you.

The “scorner” is Satan and his minions who are constantly belittling your efforts and the way you do things. If it’s not supporting what you are meant to be doing, then it’s wrong and you don’t have to listen to it.

 

Jesus shrugs


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Raising of the bones

Dear Brothers,

I have a raising of the bones testimony in my own life. An angel came to me in 2018 to raise me to once again do the Lord’s work.

The first event happened to me at night. I was sleeping when I heard a voice shouting at me, saying “Esteban, wake up!! Esteban, wake up!!!!”

Hahaha… Anyone would have woken up with that. 

But I don’t remember how many days passed until I started getting sick. It must have been two or three. I’m not sure… But when I got sick, it was very serious.  I believe God would have killed me if I didn’t answer His calling.

I was sick with a horrible migraine. It was so severe that I couldn’t open my eyes or get out of bed. I had tried to get out of bed and had almost collapsed.

So finally I prayed (Something I hadn’t done in a while) and asked the Lord.

“Lord what’s going on with me? Please help me, and I’ll do whatever you ask of me”.

Then the voices came, I still remember it very clearly. “Follow Me and tell everyone about Me, starting with your girlfriend. You must tell her that you have decided to follow Jesus”. So I got up and mustered all the strength I could, and walked to the living room where she was. She was watching TV and drinking a whiskey-cola. I used to drink whiskey-cola as well. What a sad combination, two poisons in one cup.

But coming back to the story, I just sat next to her and said. “I have decided to follow Jesus and preach His love to everyone”.

Of course it was a shock to her.

And at that same moment something so beautiful and marvelous happened to me. I felt a cool, frosty, water-like energy pour down my head and take away all the bad feelings. I had been suffering very bad back pains for some years. That was washed away. I was also feeling as bold as a lion. Thank you Jesus.

Since then, a lot of things have become clear to me. I can feel the energy of everything around me and have started to see the spirit of the people. Also from that point, I could see the spirits in the movies. That’s when I stopped watching movies because I could see the devils in them. I also had to leave her, Kim. But after three days, the Lord told me to go back to her and save her soul. I hadn’t done any witnessing for 10 years. But by faith, I met her in a park and only used one verse, John 3:16. Thank you Jesus.

So she received Jesus, and after that I was not afraid to win souls in Europe anymore.

Thank you Jesus. Everything is possible to them that believe.

God bless you family, I love you

“And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.”

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Out of Memphis

“Stand tall with the power of the keys that give My brides boldness and cause you to take pride in being Mine.”

 

 

 

 

from crystal, Denmark

Dear Ones,

I wanted to share testimonies of my life since the Reboot. I moved back to my hometown in the very south of Denmark in 2012. My mother was in a nursing home, and I took care of her until she passed on. I cleaned her flat twice a month, and spent a lot of time with her. She never liked me joining the Family, so we made up, which was good. I had 3 good years with her. Besides that, I went to college to get my Danish back. After being on the Field for sooooo many years, I couldn’t formulate sentences in Danish.

While in college, I started to personal witness to the other students. It was all very low-key  because I wasn’t allowed to talk about Jesus in the school. Nevertheless, I won many souls while there. It always started off when some of the students didn’t feel good, I would say “I can pray for you. I believe strongly in the power of prayer.” They always seemed touched at the kind thought and that led to talk about God. I’ve gotten many many souls since moving back here, old friends etc.

My town is very small. I never tell people here about COG or that I had been a missionary. I always say I did humanitarian work. You have to win Danish people as friends before you can introduce Jesus to them.

I can see over the years since I’ve been here that it paid off leading so many to the Lord as now I’m starting to give Bible classes. I have a woman that I give End time classes to once a week on Skype. And now 4 more people are standing in line wanting to read the Bible with me. First of all, I will give them a class on how to receive the HS. I did that with Ingrid, the one I’m giving a class to once a week. She wanted to know how to witness, and I found a very good class in the TFI Library. She cried afterward  when she got the infilling of the HS.

Once a month I’m part of a Christian telephone service here, where people who are lonely, depressed or even just want to chat can phone in.  It is such an excellent chance to witness. It’s super inspiring, I share this evening with another Family brother. I have a turn from 8Pm-11pm.  I witness every time and so many souls have been won.

Since I have started sharing the Word with people more the Devil is on the attack like never before. Like the verse goes–The enemy walks about as a roaring Lion, seeking whom he may devour. The enemy tried to snuff out my life a few nights ago. All of a sudden, I woke up in the middle of the night and felt like someone wanted to strangle me. I couldn’t breathe. I sat up in bed and rebuked the enemy out loud, screaming at him. (just like Martin Luther  throwing an ink bottle at the devil) I prayed, drank some water and phoned a dear sister in Mexico. She prayed with me on the spot.

Last night I felt it again a bit because an old friend had come over to see me; I asked her if she wanted to read the Bible with me, and she said yes. So the devil was mad. I feel people are so hungry for the Word these days. They don’t find it in the churches. We’re living in the Last Days and have so much to share with the lonely and lost people out there. I’m super thankful for all the training I received when living as a missionary those many years ago.

Since I started to give  Endtime classes and read the Bible with people, the attacks have intensified. Dad wrote a letter way back called Spiritual attacks intensified. Since joining the Family in ’73, I’ve always seen angels, had spirit trips, visions and dreams, as well as the gift of prophecy (which was introduced to us all in ’97)

I’ve lived here in my small town with no other Family members close by. There are very few brethren here in this part of Denmark. I know only 4. I see them from time to time. It hasn’t always been easy for me to live alone. (There are other people living in the other part of the house. They are old friends of mine. I have led them all to the Lord since being here along with my neighbors.) yet the Lord has taken such good care of me all these years; I really can’t complain. I receive a very small pension, but the Lord stretches it every month. I live very frugally, and still manage to send donations to many different Family members every month.

My youngest child lives here in my town as well, and I see him a lot.  But since I’m alone most of the time here in my flat, I talk to Jesus out loud as if he was right here, which He is. We have one-on-one conversations together a lot. When I take my morning walks out in the countryside, many times I hear footsteps behind me; I turn around and there’s nobody there. I know I have many powerful spirit helpers and angels  with me.

 

I guess with everything happening so fast in the world, the Lord has taught me to praise Him no matter what. When I wake up in the morning, I sing songs to Jesus and pray before getting out of bed.

I love ALL of you around the world wherever you may be. God bless and keep you safe in His arms

Julie (Crystal Streams)

personal testimony

“While in college, I started to personal witness to the other students. It was all very low-key  because I wasn’t allowed to talk about Jesus in the school. Nevertheless, I won many souls while there”

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You begin the charge

It’s time to sound the charge, to call the armies of Heaven to war, to set the captives free.

SEE “A CALL TO THE FRONT”…AN END TIME BLOG

 

 

 

The Wine Cellar

prophecy bites


–Jesus speaking—

 I need voices. I need voices that are raised for the truth in every area. In every walk of life, I need My soldiers to be fighting My battles. I have placed My children in strategic places to wage My warfare. My warfare is for souls, to liberate them with My truth and to fight against the wiles and lies of the Devil. You have a deep love for the truth, so let that come out in your witness.

In every opportunity you have to speak, speak the truth. I didn’t always give everyone the whole truth at once, because I knew that they would not be able to bear it. I fed the babes with milk and then the meat came later. So you need to feed people with the milk that will help them to grow. Some will oppose in the spirit and some will accept. But always acknowledge Me, your God and Creator in your interactions. It can be in a more restrained way, but never neglect to give people the clues they need to look further.

I want to be glorified. Not because I am proud or because I need people to glorify Me for My sake, but because I am the truth and I want people to know My truth. Just as a government organization wants to get its activities known so people can access its services, that is My motive for wanting My name to be spread abroad. People need to know that salvation is available through Me, Jesus. So don’t shun to declare it.

You can do so respectfully and gently, telling your own testimony and making it personal. People love stories, and no one can deny a life story. So keep your witness about your personal journey, but be clear also that your journey led to faith in Me, which has saved you and can save others.

Do not be ashamed to confess Me before men, and I will not be ashamed to confess you before My Father which is in heaven.

SIGNS MATTHEW 24:3 an end time post

 

 

 

The forbidden dance


Forbidden Dance I danced when I first heard Your name,

danced because my life would never be the same.

I danced in the sun, I danced in the street,

I danced in the halls when the dancers like to meet

I danced the dance of joy, I danced with passion too,

There wasn’t a move I wouldn’t dance for You.

 

Then came the day when the dancers had to pay

The price for dancing and giving You away

The foul ones schemed, and the world heard them say.

“Down with the dancers, they’ll be our next prey”

 

We met in secret dance halls,

Underground, behind thick walls

We listened to soft music play

And still we’d dance the night away.

Nothing could stop the movement in our feet,

As we danced to the rhythm that God’s loving heart beat.

 

We danced until the day we dancers had to pay

When they tried to take the dancers all away.

They found where we freely danced for Your delight

They found where we hid ourselves to dance all through the night

 

One by one shots rang out, through the room so dim

Yet my heart screamed out,

“I’ll never stop dancing for Him,

I’ll dance in the moonlight,

I’ll dance all the night

I’ll dance in the sunshine,

I’ll dance in His sight.

 

Down another dancer fell,

Just who it was, I could not tell

Those who came to take our dance away

Had said with blood we had to pay.

The music never stopped,

As one by one we dropped.

Blood was on the floor, It struck me to the core

But on I danced yet more.

Before each ardent dancer dropped

They said they’d never ever stop

Dancing in the room so dim

Their hearts yet singing out to Him,

We’ll dance in the moonlight,

we’ll dance all the night

We’ll dance in the sunshine,

we’ll dance in His sight.

 

Though my partner was the next to go

Yet I felt my passion only grow

“Lord, I’ll dance and dance for You

It’s all I really want to do

No matter what the cost I know all is not lost”

 

Even if it seems I’m last on the floor

 I’ll dance and dance much more

 Like I’ve never danced before.

Till I feel my spirit soar.

Dancers never die Up to the sky they fly.

 

When the dancers all meet,

And the dancing King we greet,

In the halls up above,

There’ll be no end then to their great dance of love.

 

They danced the night away

They lived to see the day

When all tears were wiped away

And they let the music play

 

Those who tried to take their dance away,

Were now the ones who had to pay,

While the dancers danced all day

In the light of His new day.

 

the forbidden dance

(Author Anonymous)

The Forbidden Dance

 

I was wasting away in prison

“Time, what’s the time? Oh God is that it? How long have I been waiting? Hmm… do I still stand a chance anyway?? What’s the matter…You still have a plan…..right?”

(Spirit helper speaking):

“Hey, those were my thoughts. That was my life for 10 years: trusting.

I guess you could call me a blessed one. The rest of my family were killed, but I was sent to prison for umm…being a Christian. I lived in modern days,  but yeah I lived my youth in a Chinese prison. Forgotten, forsaken you name it. I thought those thoughts I felt that feeling of complete and utter hopelessness. I almost gave up on life, but something kept me going, no, I wasn’t a great prison evangelist. In the eyes of any normal person those years of my life were seemingly wasted behind bars. Umm…Father, do You still know? Are Your promises true for me too?

But I held on to the fact that I was there because Jesus saw me worthy to suffer for His Name. At least in the beginning that worked…but as months turned into years I felt myself fringing on the edge of madness…I  would stare into the clock and just lose touch of everything, and I honestly felt that yes, I was fading. It was while I was in that trance like state that it happened, I received one verse that made everything suddenly clear and snap back into focus. Just one verse saved me from insanity. I didn’t see anything, I just heard this: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but If it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.”

Here I was “losing” my life in prison, just wasting away and He was telling me that I was actually saving it?? That struck my soul like lightning and from that day on I held on to the promise that one day I would see much fruit borne in my life…I never saw it in the way that I imagined: great witnessing, hundreds of souls won so on so forth. Yes when I was released I had a great testimony. I had led many to the Lord and comforted many others. But when I arrived Here the Lord showed me just what type of fruit He was looking for.

In those seemingly endless years; how was I actually saving my life all that time? During those years I learned to trust, I learned to love Jesus more than my freedom, I learned to pray and keep praying without ever seeing any results, I learned to praise through my tears, I learned how to be closer to Jesus than ever before, I learned that He knows better. In the confinement of prison I learned that, yes, Jesus is enough. And when I got Here He showed me just how much I gained in prison! I had been saving my life all that time when I was seemingly losing it.

You might be in some prison too. You might feel like anymore is too much. He’s got you there for a reason, and He is teaching you, right now, how to love Him more than your life itself. More than that thing called relief and painless existence. Darling it won’t last too long, it won’t continue longer than what is absolutely necessary. Sweetheart it’s beautiful, when you get Here you’ll see how much you really gained from losing. Losing what you wanted and gaining what you have truly been after all along. He promises you and He always keeps His promise believe that sweet one.

It is not a matter of being free from what you see as prison… it’s a matter of being free while still in prison.

Praising behind those bars knowing that they are there because He loves you, singing on the stake because you know Heaven’s coming.  Blessed are those that carry the burden of waiting…wait, wait, wait, to learn to trust, to learn to wait and to lift up your voice and know that He knows better. I love you

 

Father, do You still know? Are Your promises true for me too?

 

 

 

Blessed are those that carry the burden of waiting…wait, wait, wait, to learn to trust, to learn to wait and to lift up your voice and know that He knows better.

 

 

 

REVELATION 6

But I held on to the fact that I was there because Jesus saw me worthy to suffer for His Name.

 

 

 

Testimony of faith…wasting away