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Who Feeds YOU?

There are some good teachers and preachers out there, but I trust no one 100%.  What I find brings about the most spiritual growth is listening to the KJV on MP3s (or reading it).  After you’ve heard or read enough of it, the Holy Spirit begins tying it together for you so that you understand things.  He will also bring verses to your remembrance when relevant (or key words from verses, so you can look them up).   This is the most important ‘food’ of all.

‘But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, HE SHALL TEACH YOU all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.’  (John 14:26)

‘But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and YE NEED NOT THAT ANY MAN TEACH YOU; but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.’  (1 John 2:27)

Yes, we can learn from and sharpen one another–but we should not look to the teachings of men for sustenance.  Whenever anyone stands between us and the Word of God, we MUST pray for discernment about what they are saying, listen critically, and check to see if it lines up with The Word.  (That means taking notes or stopping the audio/video to look things up in the Bible.)

I don’t believe in revelation that comes apart from the Word of God.  The Holy Spirit will reveal things to you AS YOU LISTEN or read God’s Word.  If things are revealed to you at other times, He will also bring to mind the Scriptures that go with them.  Too many people are setting aside the Word in favor of revelation through dreams or visions, etc.

Be VERY careful when you hear people preaching, and be sure that what they are saying lines up with the Bible.  (Be VERY cautious when they say that JESUS told them something, or they had a  vision of Jesus!!)  Surprisingly,  there are preachers who will preach on a verse, but when you look it up in the Bible, you see they took it completely out of its context.

Another favorite of false teachers is to act as though they’ve received revelation or understanding of some obscure verse that no one else seems to understand.  If they are ‘successful’, doctrine is built around their ideas (doctrines of demons) and a new cult, movement, or denomination springs up.

What I’ve found, as I study the Word, is REPETITION.  Ideas are repeated throughout Scripture–often even in the same passage–stated two or three times in slightly different ways in order to fully reveal it.  ‘Stand alone verses’ should be set aside as something we simply don’t understand yet.

If what someone is teaching is like nothing you’ve ever heard before–be very suspicious!!  Especially if you have a hard time correlating it with what you already know from God’s Word.  PRAY for wisdom and discernment–especially at times like that.

‘If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.’  (James 1:5)

Wisdom and discernment are not just gifts of the spirit for certain people, any and ALL of us can pray and ask for them.  God will grant it to you if you ask, but it’s not permanent.  Pray for it daily for best results.  🙂

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Prelude To: Did We Do This?

Where do I even begin?

Several months ago, the question occured to me “I wonder if earthquakes can be created?”.  Of course, I was thinking along the lines of underground nuclear explosions, etc.  Well, I found a lot more than I bargained for.  Granted, a lot of it sounds far-fetched to the average person, but I do have a college degree in science and I think I have learned enough to at least rule out the utterly ridiculous.  Of course, I am not an expert, and can not say with absolute certainty that any of what I’ve learned is true–but based on what I know, and my intuition, and prayers for God to guide me, I believe that it is.

The amount of ‘stuff’ that is going on behind the scenes is incredible!  I have never ruled out conspiracy theories simply because they were theories of conspiracies. (Some people seem to think conspiracies can’t possibly be true.)  As far as I understand, a conspiracy is a plan, between two or more people, to do something that is wrong.  How can that be impossible?–we see it happen every day!!  So, I weigh any conspiracy theory on its own merits.  (Even so, there are some that seem so far-fetched that I dread looking into them!)

A few years back, the Lord pulled the blinders off my eyes.  Up until that time, I had always looked for the best in everyone, believed whatever I was told, and given everyone the benefit of the doubt.  However, I learned that no one can be completely trusted, mankind is not inherently good and, in fact, some people are just plain evil!  In spite of all the corruption that has been revealed, in our leaders, in the last couple of years, some of you have not yet had that revelation–you will probably not believe the things that I will be sharing with you.

One other thing you should know about me–I have never been one to follow the crowd.  A lot of what I write about is probably not news to some of you–but others of you may think I’m just one more person in some kind of community of wackos, where all of us are just saying the same thing.  (In fact, I have that opinion, true or not, of some of the people who are sharing the information I’m learning from!  And I don’t agree with everything everyone says–I measure it against my knowledge of God’s word, what I already know, etc.)

However, the only communication I have with anyone else who shares any of these beliefs, is through several comments I’ve received through this site and my responses to them, which are posted on this site.  I am a virtual hermit.  I have a few friends I see on rare occasion, and I have some family.  To the best of my knowledge, of these people, only one friend reads my blogs.  My family and friends are either not interested in, or are too distressed by the things I am learning, to discuss them with me.  The only sites I visit regularly are posted as links, in the right column of this page–and I watch Glenn Beck, although I don’t agree with everything he says.

In fact, my ‘education’ in all of what is going on, began about a year and a half ago with him.  I had been watching Fox News regularly, but grew VERY tired of all the political commentary and speculation.  Feeling like I wasn’t getting the real news of what was going on in the world, I started looking elsewhere and discovered Glenn Beck on CNN.  I remember being surprised, because I was of the opinion that CNN was not a conservative news source, and yet he shared most of my opinions!  He was also revealing things that I was  learning about elsewhere.

The other main source of learning for me comes from Steven Collins’ website (to which I have a link in the right column).  I was asleep one morning when suddenly Fox News came on my computer (I have no idea how.  I had watched it the night before online, and the browser page was still open, but the video connection had been shut off).  Anyhow–the news came on and woke me, with the commentator saying something that caused me to jump out of bed.  To the best of my recollection, it was about 2 countries that were conducting joint military exercises. I had to ‘google’ the names of these 2 countries, along with the word ‘prophecy’, because I had a feeling it was something that I had heard before, regarding events prophesied to happen in the ‘end times’.  I had no idea of the journey I was about to embark upon.

When the Google search results came back, I realized I had a potential problem–how could I know which site(s) would actually have accurate information?  I prayed for God to lead me, and chose Stephen Collins’ site.  Neverthless, I didn’t throw out my discernment.

In subsequent days, I read and learned a lot, but I was still skeptical.  He apparently believes that the US is descended from the ‘lost’ 10 tribes of Israel.  This is something I had learned about (and believed) as a teenager–before I ever found Christ–by reading Herbert W. Armstrong materials (The Worldwide Church of God).  My mother told me it was a cult.  I don’t know if that is true or not, but at the time I believed her and threw the things away.

So,  when I read these assertions on his site, I was skeptical and I worried about his credibility, and possible connection to the WWCoG.  (I decided to get more info about Herbert W. Armstrong, and I have to say that I would still be skeptical of any of his teachings.  However, Mr. Collins, as far as I can tell, is not a follower of Mr. Armstrong.  Because of what I’ve read of his writings, and additional information I have found, I am about 98% convinced that the 10 ‘lost’ tribes of Israel are not really lost at all, and that the US represents the tribe of Manasseh.)

I continued to read his articles and posts, with caution.  Eventually I became convinced (although I am not absolutely sure of everything he proposes) that his site is probably ‘safe’, and I have learned a lot there.  As with any site, if you decide to check it out, use your own discretion and prayer.  Mainly he keeps up with current happenings, that you may not get news of elsewhere–and correlates these events with prophecy.

So, I’ve said all that to illustrate that I don’t have an agenda, and I am not just parroting the beliefs of some cult or bunch of wackos.  I have felt, from the beginning, that it has been God leading me to what I am learning, because of the way that it started–and has continued.  There is not one single website where I have gone and learned all of this.  It has been a journey, with God taking me from one site to another, teaching me the right things at the right time.

In fact–some of what I have learned is from movies I watched, for entertainment sake, that ended up confirming things I had learned or leading me to the next thing.  One of those movies–a story of two illusionists, introduced me to Nikola Tesla.  When I found reference to him, a little further along in my journey, I already had knowledge of him and his work.  When God is leading you, you know it–not by where you arrive, but by how He leads you along the way.

I feel I need to make that clear, because it looks to me, like a lot of the things I’ll be talking about in the future would be easy to dismiss out of hand.  Of course you need to pray and use your discernment regarding the truth of what I’m saying, and how it all fits together, but I hope I have explained myself enough that you will at least be willing to listen to what I have to say.

It was never my intention to start a blog–I just had to vent.  The more I learned about things that were happening, the more upset I became.  So, I started blogging.  I have always enjoyed teaching about things that interest me, so I have continued with this.  I know there are only about fifteen (at most) of you reading this, but that’s fine.  (Jesus said there would be ‘few’ that actually find the way, that ‘many’ travel the broad path to destruction, so I don’t underestimate the value of reaching only a few.)  I also know that He leads people to what He wants to teach them, so I trust that if you are here, He has led you.  You may only visit my site to learn one thing, or He may park you here for awhile.

I don’t claim to be a prophet–a watchman perhaps.  I have just seen, throughout my life, that in many things I happen to be a step ahead of the crowd.  I am not saying I should be followed.  I’m not saying I’m special at all.  I’m just saying I tend to become aware of things a little bit sooner than most people–and right now, time is of the essence.  So, I’ll share what I am learning with you, and trust that you will use prayer and discretion to decide for yourself.

The last couple of days I have looked into a lot of things, and I’ve learned a lot.  So much in fact, that yesterday I had to just shut everything off and have silence for a few hours–because I was so overwhelmed with what I had learned.  I just couldn’t absorb anymore.  I don’t think I’ve ever felt that way before.  There were several things I wanted to write posts about, but I just couldn’t.  I had no idea where to begin.

Today I received an e-newsletter from Chuck Baldwin.  It ties in with some of what I have just learned, so I’m going to write another post and link this one to it.  It concerns earthquakes, Indonesia, Venezuela and more–I won’t know for sure until I write it!!  Please check it out:

Did We Do This? (Haiti Earthquake, part 1)

Truly, ignorance IS bliss.  However, the hour is late, so–may your eyes be opened to the truth, and may the truth set you free!

Why Haiti?

American Empire

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