Posted by: Santos Garcia | Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Zodiac Gospel: Redemption’s Story In The Stars- Part I

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The enemy of our souls and his fallen minions, both in the spiritual realm as well as in the earth twist the truths found in Holy Scripture into an appealing counterfeit that entices the carnal nature of fallen mankind. Yet the underlying reality contains the Father’s hope of redemption, most notably revealed in the sealed Canon of our Bible from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21– and surprisingly also in the 12 Houses of the Zodiac constellations.

Matthew 7:13-14… Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and MANY enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life and few there be that find it.

[NOTE: Each red entry is a link to valuable resources, either text or video- that are embedded for the purpose of strengthening our precious faith]

When my daughter Sarah was in the sixth grade at Redeemer Baptist Elementary School in West Los Angeles, she had a Science project that she was undecided about. Her teacher suggested an astronomy project, and when I met with Mr. K. he loaned me a book he felt I would find provocative. That was a definite understatement. When I read God’s Voice in the Stars by Kenneth Fleming [linked newly updated edition], I learned many things about God’s Creation that I had never heard of nor anticipated before. She received an “A” for her project and report, and I started a journey of discovery that encompassed over 100 hours of study and fascination.

After delving in the substantial resources related to the true primitive meaning of the Zodiac and its 12 houses, I agree with the thesis that God spoke and still speaks the glorious story of Christ and His Redemption of our fallen race by way of the signs of the Zodiac. This series of posts is directly taken from my notes as well as the tape series that I did at the Venice Vineyard Christian Fellowship over four Friday evening services in summer 1991. Please be open to consider the beauty of our God’s testimony in the sky, that dates back to Adam, and preserved an oral tradition of witness until Moses arrived and the Law was given. The Ten Commandments have not been abrogated, but rather expanded by our LORD Jesus Christ as He declared the Kingdom in Matthew Chapter 5-7.

Psalm 19:1-4 (lsm- Recovery Version)… The heavens declare the glory of God, and the expanse proclaims the work of His hands. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night tells out knowledge. There is no speech and there are no words; their voice is not heard. In all the earth their line has gone forth, and their words to the end of the world.

There is a silent testimony in the heavens by God’s design whose purpose is declare the story of redemption. We see in Genesis 1:16 that God created the stars, and in Psalm 136:5 we read that by wisdom God created the heavens. God set the stars in their places and in Psalm 8:3 it says: When I see Your heavens, the works of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained… the word ordained means set or appointed. In the book The Panorama of Creation by Dr. Carl Baugh he states that there is a strong implication in the original Hebrew language that this “set or appointed” means that each and every star was set in specific location and orbit instantaneously– the entire Universe- all at the same moment of time. Our glorious God named and numbered each star… Psalm 147:4,5… He counts the number of the stars; He calls them by their names. Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite. Isaiah 40:26… Lift up your eyes on high, and see who has created these things, Who brings out their host by number; He calls all of them by name.

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Genesis 1:14… And God said let the there be light-bearers in the expanse of heaven to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and seasons and for days and years…

He has designated the stars and constellations for Prophetic Revelation. The word signs in the Hebrew is avah which means a mark; it is the same word used for signs that Moses did before Pharaoh (Exodus 4:9,17). The signs above in the heavens are designated marks or points of demarcation in God’s message to mankind. The word seasons (Hebrew moed) means fixed or appointed, and is never used in the Bible to signify a season of the year such as summer, etc. but rather indicated an appointed time. For example the Jewish feast days are moedim, with each feast day signifying a very important point of demarcation in God’s dealing with the Hebrew nation… and thankfully by extension ALL of His children, rescued out of fallen mankind.

Therefore “…signs and seasons…” indicate events and periods of time that they encompass– these were used by God to prophetically point to the historical events that would come to pass as the Plan of Salvation unfolded.

Psalm 89:34-37… My covenant I will not break, nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips. Once I have sworn by My Holiness, I will not lie to David: His seed shall endure forever, and his throne as the sun before Me; It shall be established forever like the moon, even like the faithful witness in the sky. SELAH

One defining purpose of God in naming and using the stars in their designated places was for a prehistoric witness to mankind of the Coming Redeemer who would rescue our fallen race from the evil one, destroy his works of darkness and his power over humanity and establish an everlasting Kingdom of Holiness, Peace, and Joy.

What could be our purpose in studying something so controversial such as this; something that has been perverted by astrology, and is therefore so misunderstood?

  1. To understand how God’s plan of Redemption was revealed to mankind in prehistoric days (between Adam and Moses). This period of at least 2500 years could not have been without an ongoing Witness in order to raise a Godly line (through Adam’s son Seth) that knew God intimately and received His grace by faith.
  2. Through the many ancient names of the stars that have been rediscovered through archaeology, the story of our Redeemer is developed with great detail, giving insight into the written Holy Scriptures.
  3. By our clear understanding of the Zodiac Story of Christ, we can effectively refute and help others reject the false religion of astrology that has deceived so many through the perversion of God’s truth revealed in the Zodiac Gospel.
Just the Vastness Of Our Milky Way Galaxy!

Just the Vastness Of Our Milky Way Galaxy!

Before we undertake the systematic study of all twelve Houses of the Zodiac… let’s ponder in the rest of this Part I what the Science of Astronomy has discovered regarding the vastness of our Universe (referenced from Wilmington Guide to The Bible).

HOW VAST IS OUR UNIVERSE?

It is so vast that it takes a beam of light (which travels at 700 million miles per hour) over 100,000 years just to cover the distance length of our galaxy which is called The Milky Way. but our galaxy is only one among many billions in the known Universe. To illustrate the size of our Universe, let’s look at 4 examples:

a) THE PAPER STACK MODEL

  1. Consider the thickness of a sheet of paper as representing the distance from our planet Earth to the Sun (93 million miles).
  2. The nearest star (Alpha Centauri) would would require a stack of paper 71 miles high.
  3. The diameter of our Milky Way would require a 3100 mile high stack.
  4. To reach the edge of the known Universe would demand a pile of paper sheets….. 31 million miles high!

b) ORANGE AND GRAIN OF SAND MODEL

  1. An orange represents the Sun.
  2. A grain of sand is the Earth orbiting around the orange at a distance of 30 feet.
  3. Pluto (farthest planet in our solar system) is another grain of sand circling the orange at 10 city blocks away.
  4. Alpha Centauri is 1300 miles away from the orange.

c) HOLLOW SUN ILLUSTRATION

  1. If the Sun were hollow 1,300,000 Earths could fit inside.
  2. A star named Antares (if hollow) could hold 64 million of our Sun.
  3. In the constellation of Hercules there is a star which could contain 100 million stars the size of Antares.
  4. The largest known star Epsilon could swallow several million stars of the one in Hercules.

d) THE RELATIVE SPEED ILLUSTRATION

  1. Our Earth is spinning on its axis at 1,000 miles per hour.
  2. It moves around the Sun at 67,000 mph.
  3. The Sun moves around our Milky Way galaxy at the speed of 481,000 mph.
  4. Our galaxy is hurtling through space at 1,350,000 mph.
  5. Every year we travel 20,936,400,000 miles across empty space!!!

WHAT MYSTERIES ARE HIDDEN WITHIN OUR UNIVERSE?

a) Quasars: Light sources discovered at Cal Tech in 1963 which are relatively small, yet produce more energy that 10 trillion stars.

b) Super Novas: These are stars that suddenly increase their luminosity by more than 10 million times.

c) Neutron Stars: This is a star that implodes (by compressing the atoms together) so that a teaspoon of its matter would weight a billion tons on Earth.

d) Black Holes: A phenomenon which occurs when a Neutron Star continues beyond the neutron stage. It’s gravitational forces become so strong that even light can’t escape.

As marvelous, awesome, miraculous, and unfathomable as this is– so is the wonder of the sub-atomic realm. Consider that every single human cell in your body containsall the DNA information that is in your entire body, and the process of cell division is so precise– that every moment it happens it would be the equivalent of dismantling St. Paul’s Cathedral and rebuilding it exactly to specifications in seconds.

Another way to look at this would be– When each cell splits the transfer of information is so exact that its error rate would be less than one single letter in the entire Encyclopedia Brittanica.

Modern science in many disciplines has lead to the incontrovertible conclusion that the universe, all creation in its diverse lifeforms, and the subatomic realm clearly demonstrate Intelligent Design. The Divine Watchmaker has even set His signature in the cell (see Dr. Stephen Meyer‘s outstanding work: The Signature in the Cell).

A Precious 'Jewel' Of GOD's Creation: Planet Earth

A Precious ‘Jewel’ Of GOD’s Creation: Planet Earth

Oh yes our God’s handiwork declares His Glory, and yet the heavens truly contain a revelation from God: “They prophesy, they show knowledge, they tell of God’s Glory, and set forth His Purposes and Counsels.” (Witness of the Stars– pg. 6… by Dr. E.W. Bullinger– world famous for his Greek/Hebrew Lexicon among other very important reference works).

Job 38: 31-33… Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, or loose the belt of Orion? Can you bring out Mazzaroth in its season? Or can you guide the Great Bear with its cubs? Do you know the ordinances of the heavens? Can you set their dominion over the earth?

The Pleiades are in the constellation Taurus; Mazzaroth means the 12 Zodiac Houses; the Great Bear is Arcturus; and the word ordinances means procession. The word dominion here does not relate to personal influence but rather testimony. Most scholars consider Job to be the oldest book in the Bible, and perhaps the oldest known book in the world. It goes back well over 4000 years before Christ.

In the historical writings of virtually all civilized nations there exists a description of the major stars in the heavens– called the constellations or Signs of the Zodiac and always shown as twelve. Going back in time to Rome, or further back to Greece, or before that to Egypt, the Persian Empire, Babylon… no matter how far one goes– there is a remarkable phenomenon. Nearly all nations have the same twelve signs, representing the same twelve things and placed in the same order. Archaeologists and historians who have uncovered the oldest tablets, translated difficult hieroglyphics, and researched the most ancient libraries– have all failed to discover how it is that in so many nations the world over the same signs exist.

“Indeed the Zodiacs in the temples of Denderah and Esneh in Egypt are doubtless copies of Zodiacs still more ancient, which from the internal evidence, must be nearly 4,000 B.C. when the summer solstice was in Leo.” (from The Witness of the Stars page 9) The famous Jewish historian Josephus stated concerning the ancient astronomy that it originated in the family of Seth, a son of Adam and predecessor of Enoch (who walked with God). The revelation of the stars was designed to preserve the testimony of God’s dealing with mankind beyond the anticipated judgments of water and fire. Quoting Josephus: “… they made two pillars (one of brick, the other of stone) describing the whole of the predictions of the stars upon them; and in case the brick pillar should be destroyed by the flood, the stone would preserve the revelation.” (Book I Antiquities of the JewsChapter 1:3).

The 'Miracle' Of the Exact Placement Of the Moon from Earth...

The ‘Miracle’ Of the Exact Placement Of the Moon from Earth…

 

Disclaimer: It is very clear that the Bible expressly, explicitly, and repeatedly condemns what is known as astrology. In spite of this command, the fact remains that there was a God given original intent of the Gospel revealed in the stars which lies behind what has been corrupted. We are to separate the precious from the vile (Jeremiah 15:19), and not allow the evil one to continue to deceive us or others with his counterfeit ways (such as the abomination spread far and wide known as The Da Vinci Code).

Quoting Dr. Bullinger in The Witness of the Stars beginning on page 15… “The word Zodiac… from a primitive root through the Hebrew Sodiwhich in Sanskrit means a way. Its etymology… denotes a way or step, and is used of the way or path in which the Sun appears to move amongst th stars in the course of the year.

To an observer on the earth the whole firmament, together with the Sun, appears to revolve in a circle once in twenty four hours. But the time occupied by the stars in going round, differs from the time occupied by the Sun. This difference amounts to one-twelfth part of the whole circle in each month, so that when the circle of the heavens is divided up into twelve parts, the sun appears to move each month through one of them. This path which the sun thus makes among the stars is called the Ecliptic. Each of these twelve parts (consisting each of about thirty degrees) is distinguished… by pictures and names, and this, as we have seen, from the very earliest times. They are preserved today in our almanacs and are taught in their order in the familiar rhyme:

The Ram, the Bull, the heavenly Twins, and next the Crab, the Lion shines, the Virgin, and the Scales; the Scorpion, Archer, and Sea-Goat, the Man that carries the Water-pot, and Fish with glittering scales.

These signs have always and everywhere been preserved in this order, and have begun with Aries. They have been known amongst all nations, and in all ages, thus proving their common origin from one source. The figures themselves are perfectly arbitrary. There is nothing in the groups of stars to even suggest the figures… The picture is therefore the original, and must have been drawn around or connected with certain stars, simply in order that it might be identified and associated with them; and that it might be remembered and handed down to posterity.

There can be no doubt, as the learned Authoress of Mazzaroth [Mazzaroth or the Constellations by Frances Rolleston] conclusively proves that these signs were afterwards identified with the twelve sons of Jacob… it is more than probable that each of the Twelve Tribes bore one of them on its standard. We read in Number 2:2 ‘Every man of the children of Israel shall pitch by his own standard, with the Ensign of their father’s house…’ Ancient Jewish authorities declared that each tribe had one of the signs as its own…”

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These ancient star pictures reveal “The sufferings of Christ and the Glory to follow”. Each of these twelve signs pictorially represent a prophetic event in relation to the unfolding story of salvation in the history of the world. The twelve Zodiac Houses have with each of the twelve, three other constellations called Decans. The word decan means ‘a part’ which means they fit like a piece of a puzzle revealing that sign’s message. Therefore the prophetic story of the heavens is told in these 48 constellations.

These 48 star pictures in 12 Houses can be divided into 3 books (in this blog series- parts II, II, IV), each book containing 4 chapters (or Zodiac signs), and each chapter containing a primary and three additional constellations. In each of the constellations, all 48 in total– there are numerous specific stars whose ancient names add meaning to the total picture… just like text in a written chapter of a book. In pagan Astrology the beginning is given as Aries, the Ram– as we saw above in the rhyme. But in divine revelation the beginning is with the House of Virgo, which coincides with and confirms the Jewish calendar that begins with Rosh Hashanah.

We find the key to the correct sequence of the Zodiac in the riddle of the Sphinx which unlocks the mystery. This ancient monument has the head of a woman and the body of a lion. In the Temple of Esneh in Egypt there is a great painting in the portico on the ceiling which shows the whole picture of the Zodiac with all its constellations. Between the figure of Virgo and the figure of Leo– there is a carved figure of the sphinx with the woman’s face looking at the Virgin, and the lion’s tail pointing at Leo. This tells us we begin with the Virgin and end with the Lion. The word sphinx means to bind closely together.

In the three additional blog posts in this particular teaching we will look at:

Book 1: The Redeemer (His First Advent)… Virgo through Sagittarius

Book 2: The Redeemed (The Reward of the Lamb’s Suffering) … Capricorn through Aries.

Book 3: The Redeemer (His Second Coming)… Taurus through Leo

BE Humbly Amazed At His Great Love For Us...

BE Humbly Amazed At His Great Love For Us…

May all who love the LORD take this teaching to heart, study the numerous linked resources- and use this correct understanding to refute pagan Astrology, and rescue many who are bound by the lying spirit of the so-called New Age Movement… the Lie of the fallen rebel prince of darkness, that goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden and the fall of Adam and Eve.  May the Power of His Holy Spirit be with you all, in Jesus’ Name, AMEN!

For deeper insight into how GOD the Father sees His children; to better understand the elementary principles of Christ (Hebrews 6:1-3); the ‘mysteries’ of Christ’s Kingdom; and our individual and corporate calling, commission, and empowerment- please review my first published book and the Table of Contents on the Amazon website linked here via Book Title:  “Thy Kingdom Come- Here and Now!”

Posted by: Santos Garcia | Tuesday, July 19, 2016

“Both Perilous and Glorious Times”- Joe Joe Dawson

Take Up the Armor of GOD and BE Clothed With Christ- Eph. 6:10-18

Take Up the Armor of GOD and BE Clothed With Christ- Eph. 6:10-18

We are in a particularly critical period in human history- and America’s Destiny seems to be hanging in the balance.  Please prayerfully consider these ‘dreams’ and know that how the Body of Christ enters into this season- with humility, prayer with fasting, and crying out to GOD will determine the difference.

“Both Perilous and Glorious Times”
by Joe Joe Dawson, Texarkana, Texas

A Series of Dreams Over America

Over the last few nights, I have received a dream each night. Each of the dreams all flowed together but they did not make sense to me until I had the last dream. The first night I had a dream that I was standing in a field and I heard the Lord say, “Look up.” As I looked up, I saw a gray cloud swirling slowly over America. This cloud looked very similar to a rain cloud that you see right before a storm. The Lord spoke to me and said, “I want My Spirit to move so mightily in America today. I’m looking for men and women of God I can trust a powerful outpouring of My Spirit to.”

I remember in the dream my first thought was 2 Chronicles 16:9… “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.” 

"I WILL Pour Out My Spirit Upon All The Body."

“I WILL Pour Out My Spirit Upon All The Body.”

I believe that the cloud in the dream represented a mighty outpouring coming to America that is beginning to stir up in the heavens. The Lord impressed on my heart that He wants revival and awakening in our land more than we do. I felt a charge from the Lord for the Body of Christ to begin seeking after Him in fasting and prayer to a greater degree than we already are.  Read More…

Posted by: Santos Garcia | Wednesday, July 13, 2016

“What Every American Needs To Know About The Qur’an” Book Review

Diametrically Opposed Doctrines Prove Different Gods- ONLY YHVH Is GOD!

Diametrically Opposed Doctrines Prove Different Gods- ONLY YHVH Is GOD!

America and the worldwide community of nations continue to hear the refrain that Islam is a ‘religion of peace’.  A careful study of history clearly documents the exact opposite.  Not only does the Muslim faith advocate violence against all ‘infidels’- those who will not submit to its teachings, but the book “What Every American Needs To Know About The Qur’an: A History Of Islam & The United States” by William J. Federer comprehensively dispels all ignorance of the truth.  This book is not sensational by any means; it deals strictly with documented historical information that is irrefutable and compelling.

We have the progressive liberal agenda of ‘political correctness’ in America and worldwide making it more difficult to discern the nature of radical Islamic terrorism.  The growing cancer of I.S.I.S. (the Islamic State of Iraq & Syria) seeking to establish a pervasive Caliphate, along with other likeminded terrorist groups, continue to plague western civilization with murder and mayhem.  Is this also what history shows?  Unfortunately for all genuinely peace-loving Muslims, yes it is.  Also the Obama administration’s insistence on referring to I.S.I.S. as I.S.I.L. is willful denial of what this acronym means… ‘the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant‘.  The ‘Levant’ includes Jordan and Israel… as this map clearly shows:

Israel Will Forever Retain Sovereignty Over The Abrahamic Covenant Land!

Israel Will Forever Retain Sovereignty Over The Abrahamic Covenant Land!

Someone needs to tell Obama to stop calling ISIS- ISIL; he is indirectly signally that they can have even more territory that they possess!  Once the nations learn the truth about this ‘religion’ and its founder, will they acknowledge their grievous error and rally to save our liberties and way of life without oppression?  Or will it take something like this to stir them to united action?

A Swiss Prophet’s Solemn Warning

I will cite several quotes from the text, although every American should read and study carefully all 300 pages.  When the Holy Bible says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”, ignorance of current geopolitical events and their implications is likewise damning.  I pray that we in the Body of Christ fully wake up to the reality of where mankind is in this late stage of the Last Days of human history. Citations as follows:

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Posted by: Santos Garcia | Thursday, March 31, 2016

“Azusa Now- 2016”

2 Chronicles 7:14 In Full Anointing!

2 Chronicles 7:14 In Full Anointing!

This post is a Clarion Call to all true believers in the Universal Body of Christ to fast and pray for the church, our nations, the lost, and our families and communities- that the Fire of GOD may usher in an outpouring that will break through the strongholds of darkness that have done such great damage to our wayward planet worldwide!

Whether or not you can be at this event on April 9, 2016 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, everyone CAN be there in spirit- that is the spirit of fervent supplication, intercession, and crying out to YHVH GOD for His Mercy, Forgiveness, Grace, and Healing that are so very needed at this crucial time in human history.

PLEASE prayerfully consider prayer with fasting for at least part of the time between this moment and this historic event that may well help usher in the Greatest Revival in the history of Mankind, and the Greatest Harvest of Souls that the world has ever seen!

"THE TIME IS NOW!"

“THE TIME IS NOW!”

“Letter From Lou Engle About Azusa Now”
by Lou Engle, Pasadena, CA

 

Dear brothers and sisters,

I write to the Body of Christ around the world, all who are connecting with the Azusa Now gathering at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on April 9th. I have rarely seen such a stirring of expectancy as I am seeing now. It’s really not about a stadium event. Instead, everywhere, men and women are laying hold of the Kingdom in such a way that Azusa Now may be a collective flashpoint. The great intercessor Frank Bartleman wrote of such a time just before revival broke out at Azusa in 1906. Listen to his words, written just a few months before the outpouring began:

“The current of revival is sweeping by our door. Will we cast ourselves on its mighty bosom and ride to glorious victory? A year of life at this time, with its wonderful possibilities for God, is worth a hundred years of ordinary life. ‘Pentecost’ is knocking at our doors. The revival for our country is no longer a question. Slowly but surely the tide has been rising until in the very near future we believe for a deluge of salvation that will sweep all before it. Wales will not long stand alone in this glorious triumph for our Christ… The clouds are gathering rapidly, big with a mighty rain, whose precipitation lingers but a little.

Heroes will arise from the dust of obscure and despised circumstances, whose names will be emblazoned on Heaven’s eternal page of fame. The Spirit is brooding over our land again as at creation’s dawn, and the fiat of God goes forth. “Let there be light.” Brother, sister, if we all believed God can, you realize what would happen? Many of us here are living for nothing else. A volume of believing prayer is ascending to the throne night and day. Los Angeles, Southern California, and the whole continent shall surely find itself ere long in the throes of a mighty revival, by the Spirit and power of God.”

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In his wonderful book, The Fasting Prayer, Franklin Hall wrote:

“Yes, the second Pentecost on Azusa in 1906 came about just like the first Pentecost. This latter rain outpouring of the Holy Spirit started with a ten day fast and prayer season in much the same manner as it did upon the 120 that ‘continued with one accord in prayer and supplication.’ A few people came to Los Angeles in 1906 and started a 10-day fast and prayer season and the Holy Spirit fell… Mother Craton states, ‘The first thing that was done before the power ever fell on Azusa was a united ten-day season of fasting and prayer. If there was ever any sectarianism, fasting broke it down… I believe another Azusa could be here today if God’s people would get to travailing in much prayer and fasting.”

With such Bible and Church history roaring behind us, should we not take encouragement to inject our generation into that same Hall of Faith, where those who have gone before now urge to enter?

With their beckoning resting on our hearts and ears, we are calling a 10-Day season of united prayer and fasting as God leads for a global outpouring of the Holy Spirit, March 30 to April 8, leading up to Azusa Now on April 9, the 110th anniversary of the Azusa Street Revival. William Seymour, the catalyst of that great revival, prophesied in 1913 that in roughly 100 years another revival far eclipsing Azusa would come. The fulfillment of Seymour’s word is overdue… or right on schedule. Let us therefore “pray for the rain in the time of the latter rain.” Who knows? Maybe like those who were baptized in the Spirit in the original Acts 2 upper room, we will say, “This is that which was spoken by William Seymour the prophet!”

Sincerely,

Lou Engle
Co-Founder of TheCall, Inc.
Founder, Bound 4 Life 

Email: response@thecall.com
Website: www.AzusaNow2016.com

Lou Engle is a revivalist, visionary, and co-founder of TheCall, Inc. For more than three decades, Lou’s passion has been to call Believers into radical consecration through prayer, fasting, and acts of justice. Lou has been involved in church planting, establishing prayer movements, and strategic houses of prayer. He is the founder of the pro-life ministry, Bound 4 Life, and has inspired other justice movements.

Lou resides in Pasadena, California, where he is a part of the leadership team at the Pasadena International House of Prayer. He recently launched the Spiritual Air Force Academy with a mandate to train and deploy teams across the world for breakthrough intercession in partnership with missions.

Lou and his wife, Therese, have been married for 34 years. They have seven children. This post originated at the ElijahList.com website and is shared with permission.

Galatians 5:13-18

Galatians 5:13-18

Related essays on Advancing Christ’s Kingdom that are vital for the coming Great Awakening and worldwide Harvest of Souls in response to our Fervent Prayers with Fasting:

“Azusa NOW April 9, 2016- Buy The Field”

‘Only A UNITED Church Can Heal A Divided Nation!’… Lou Engle

Revive Us Again!

Posted by: Santos Garcia | Friday, March 25, 2016

Why We Believe [In Christ’s Resurrection]

John 21:1-14

John 21:1-14

John 11:25… “Jesus said… ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, yet shall he live.'”

Matthew 22:29, 31 &32… “Jesus answered and said to them, ‘You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of GOD… v31– ‘But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by GOD, saying “I am the GOD of Abraham, the GOD of Isaac, and the GOD of Jacob”? GOD is not the GOD of the dead, but of the living.” 

This is a complete essay from the outstanding magazine ‘Israel My Glory published by The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry.  Please browse the website and prayerfully consider subscribing; an investment in your knowledge of Biblical truth with respect to the nation of Israel and the Jewish people.

May this Resurrection Sunday fill you with awe, joy, and gratitude for our Holy Father- for sending His Son to redeem us from all the curse of the Fall- in Jesus’ Name, AMEN!

[From Dutch Sheets Ministries] “Jesus’ last word was “tetelistai.” It is the same word as “asah” in the Hebrew. It means “to complete something.” It also means “to create.” And, it means “to make war” or “avenge.” When Jesus shouted it out it meant, “The debt is paid in full. I have avenged and made war. Come forth, new creation!” He said all of that, all that the cross meant to mankind, all wrapped up in one word – asah!

“He said, ‘It is finished!’ Then he bowed his head and released his spirit.” (John 19:30; NLT)”

He Paid IT ALL, and said, "It IS Finished!"

He Paid IT ALL, and said, “It IS Finished!”

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Posted by: Santos Garcia | Monday, February 29, 2016

“Don’t Just Pray… Fast and Pray”

The Entire Chapter John 17 IS The LORD's Prayer... Impacting Our Eternity!

The Entire Chapter John 17 IS The LORD’s Prayer… Impacting Our Eternity!

Our nations, the church worldwide, the lost in need of redemption, our families, and our leadership on every level of governance- are in desperate need of prayer with fasting.  I have numerous essays linked at the bottom of this post that will add to the urgency of the times in which we all live… and what needs to be challenged in prayer that is on the near horizon.  Last Days Prophecies are seeking fulfillment. We all should know that though our LORD is ever-present in our lives and circumstances, deep pervasive darkness is seeking to overwhelm the earth.  We must not falter!  Our prayers have impact in the spirit, and we are called to pray without ceasing…

2 Chronicles 7:14… If My people who are called by My Name, will humble themselves [in fasting] and pray, and seek My Face, and turn from their wicked ways- THEN will I hear from Heaven, forgive their sins, and heal their land.”

This is an important word from a woman of GOD… PLEASE take it to heart and join the growing Prayer Movement that will result in the Greatest Awakening in the history of mankind! Prayerfully consider joining Intercessors For America … Their 1st Friday Fast has been observed by many thousands, men and women who are reaping the myriad benefits of focused prayer with fasting.  Their resources for prayer, fasting, and evangelism are outstanding- and their monthly newsletter is worth receiving.

Asking the Father in Jesus' Name, and for His Glory Alone!

Asking the Father in Jesus’ Name, and for His Glory Alone!

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Posted by: Santos Garcia | Thursday, January 28, 2016

“The New Jerusalem- The Mother of Us All” by Ron McGatlin

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“New Jerusalem”- The Mother of us All

By Ron McGatlin

Sunday Morning May 11, 2014, around 3:30, I was awakened hearing a word from God. Fresh revelation of familiar scripture from which much had already been revealed in the past was downloading into my spirit. The past understandings begin to morph together into the light of deeper spiritual insight that is much more applicable to our lives and our journey of today. My body shook as my spirit leapt with fresh new spiritual life being poured into my spirit as my soul awakened to receive the fresh light of life coming into my spirit.

I was amazed as I saw in a glance all the intricate myriad of details of a living human being that are miraculously and meticulously formed in the womb of a mother. Every little nerve, blood vessel, internal organs, bones, muscles and on and on had to be perfectly formed according to the data contained in the DNA of the father and the mother.

A living functioning brain stored with some pre-coded data but ready to quickly grow and store untold amounts of data and connections in an organ of intelligent activity far beyond the greatest computers ever devised by man. The new miraculously formed human being is a spirit being ruling over the powerful “computer system,” designed by God modeled after God Himself and installed in a living human body. An earthly body with perfectly functioning systems that support life and are able to renew themselves continuously. In addition to all of that, self-awareness and God-awareness with feelings or emotions that are sensitive and vital to experiencing both natural and spiritual life were also created in the new person.

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The Miraculous Womb of a Mother

Receiving living spiritual understanding of the role and importance of the miraculous work of a natural mother and natural womb in creating human beings, living souls into this world. The whole world including every nation and every tribe or kingdom that exist is totally dependent upon the wombs of its mothers to continue to exist. If the wombs in a nation were stopped, in one generation a nation would cease to exist. If the wombs of the mothers of a nation were stolen by another nation and the seed of that people were planted in those wombs, a new generation of entirely different human beings would replace that nation.

The establishment of a nation or a kingdom begins in the seeds planted in the wombs of the mothers in which a new living spirit/natural being is formed and birthed into the world to grow quickly in the first few years in the close intimate nurturing of the mother. An entire army or an entire nation can be formed in one generation from a unified consistent seed sowed into the wombs and first years of nurturing of the mothers of a land.

The first few years of life are the most formative time in determining the life of every human being. A line in an 1865 poem by William Ross Wallace has been quoted by a number of wise men. It says, “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.” The life reality of existence passed on to the young child first by the mother and later by the father in the home begins the formation of the person and the future life that will be lived. Beyond that natural formative training, schooling or education, and life experience provide the final training of the life that the person will finally become.

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A nation, tribe, or kingdom exists by what is trained into its people from conception to maturity.

A desperate work of the anti-Christ spirit is to take captive the mothers of the nations. Most of us can probably clearly see why the spirit of anti-Christ seeking to remove Christ Jesus from the nations of the world and prevent the kingdom of God from coming forth, desperately seeks to bring women under strict control. Every effort is made to capture the wombs of the nations and plant the anti-Christ seed within them, even to the point of stealing godly women and girls. We can see why the home established around a mother and father raising and educating their children in the ways of God must be destroyed for the anti-Christ agenda to accomplish its goal.

Anything that will demoralize and destroy the quality of home life and belief in God is a strong priority for the anti-Christ movements of the world. The educational and media systems must get the children out of the natural nurturing environment of godly families as early as possible and begin to retrain the next generation in immoral and ungodly life. Every potentially godly baby destroyed by abortion is one less to be dealt with later as a foreign anti-Christ people seek to rule over the land and try to stop the coming forth of the kingdom of God by producing children unto themselves. Read More…

Posted by: Santos Garcia | Tuesday, December 29, 2015

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Posted by: Santos Garcia | Saturday, November 28, 2015

“An Appeal To Heaven” – Book Review

GOD Desires "The Synergy Of The Ages"

GOD Desires “The Synergy Of The Ages”

When we look across the landscape of America, what is clearly apparent?  To me it seems that our nation is adrift, floundering like a ship in a mighty storm, heading for dangerous reefs of potential shipwreck (see ‘The Lighthouse Vision’).  Those with Biblical discernment recognize that as a whole our country is spiritually catatonic and morally bankrupt.

Pondering every area of our society reveals the extent of the crisis:  1) The plague of sanctioned abortion- a Federally mandated travesty, has taken the lives of nearly 60 million innocent ones; 2) Violence in the streets continues to plague very many cities in America- with homicides, home invasions, armed robberies, drug/alcohol/porn/gambling and all other addictions exploding; 3) Corruption in all levels of government and the private sector continues to escalate- from the Oval Office in Washington, D.C. to small town municipalities- from Wall Street boardrooms to cyber-hackers; 4) Our educational system over the past 25 years has failed us all. The profound ignorance of a selfish populace has sunk to the level of beyond ridiculous- where even college students cannot answer very basic questions regarding American and world history, or even current geopolitical issues that will affect all of our lives in the near future.

Space will not allow me to continue the litany of woe that is daily upon us, while most go about their business at a frantic pace like nothing is wrong, with heads buried in the sand unwilling to stand up and resist the cancer consuming America.

2 Chronicles 7:14 IS Our ONLY Hope!

2 Chronicles 7:14 IS Our ONLY Hope!

2 Chronicles 7:14… “If My people who are called by My Name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek My Face, and turn from their wicked ways- THEN will I hear from Heaven, forgive their sins, and heal their land.”

The LORD gave a specific portion of a verse of Scripture to my wife and me this past year, as we were going through a very troubling extended period in our family on multiple levels.  It came to each of us through unique circumstances confirming His Desire for our lives in answer to much travailing prayer.

Jeremiah 6:16… “Thus says the LORD:  Stand at the crossroads and look, And ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is, And walk in it; Then you will find rest for your souls.”

This I believe is what EVERY Biblical Christian must respond to- both of these commands of the Holy Word of GOD need to be internalized and acted upon daily in our lives to prepare us for a better future than what we can currently ‘see’.  Our children and grandchildren cannot be saddled with a depraved society loaded with $20 Trillion dollars of debt, and the many tentacles of cancer already described.  We must respond to the Call to corporate and individual intercession that will make a profound difference both today and for our future, as it has in the past.  Along with the multitude of Biblical examples, we all have a testimony of answered prayer and radical changes in circumstances that only manifested after sincere repentance, confession, and crying out to the LORD.

The Effectual Fervent Prayer of a Righteous One Availeth Much!

The Effectual Fervent Prayer of a Righteous One Availeth Much!

This post is a review of a small book of magnificent proportions!  It expresses the Heart of GOD for His children specifically, and for our nation in particular.  It provides a catalyst of understanding that has the great potential of spreading beyond the borders of our nation, and encompassing hurting humanity worldwide.  It is clear to those who are ‘awake’ that we are at the end of the Age, and ominous darkness is seeking greater entrenchment leaving death, mayhem, and destruction in its wake.  BUT GOD has other plans, as revealed in “An Appeal To Heaven” by Dutch Sheets.     Read More…

Posted by: Santos Garcia | Saturday, October 31, 2015

“The New Age Movement: The Fallen Serpent’s OLD Lie!”

War In Heaven- Revelation 12:7-12... Cast Down to Earth

War In Heaven- Revelation 12:7-12… Cast Down to Earth

Genesis 3:1-5… Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD GOD had made.  And he said to the woman, “Has GOD indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden?”

And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, GOD said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.'”

And the serpent said to the woman, “You shall not surely die.  For GOD knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you shall be as GOD, knowing good and evil.” 

And yet the divinely approved and sanctioned method of attaining discernment in all things related to our time on earth, is revealed in these portions of Holy Scripture:

Hebrews 5:12-14… For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the elementary principles of the oracles of GOD; and you have come to need milk and not solid food.  For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe.

But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

[Please continue with Hebrews 6:1-6- (where the elementary principles are defined) and prayerfully consider reading the 7 chapters in my book “Thy Kingdom Come- Here and Now!” where I do an in-depth teaching on each of the Elementary Principles of Christ… Draft Chapters 612 on this blog- linked at the bottom of each post]

Biblical Christianity has notable demonically inspired adversaries throughout church history, but more so now in these Last Days- because satan knows that his time is short!  I have come to believe that although Islam seeks world domination according to the instructions in the Muslim books of the Qur’an and Hadith, and in spite of the fact that Darwinian Evolution pseudo-science has been used of the fallen ones to cast countless masses of humanity into the flames of hell over the past 150 years, the New Age Movement is the most pervasive phenomenon that is being used by the rebel prince of darkness to deceive, ensnare, and corrupt humanity!

Fallen to deceive... once holy angels, and since the Fall- his relentless target is mankind!

Fallen to deceive… once holy angels, and since the Fall- his relentless target is mankind!

This essay incorporates selected quotations from the works of two outstanding men- sons of the Living GOD and accomplished researchers- the late G.H. Pember (Earth’s Earliest Ages) and Russ Dizdar (The Black Awakening).  I cannot stress how very important this awareness is to the Body of Christ, which has been co-opted in many ministries by the tentacles of so-called New Age thought.  The children of the Kingdom MUST wake up and ‘separate the precious from the vile’ in the contemporary life of the church, which sadly is looking too much like the Laodicean church condemned in the Book of the Revelation!

Do Not Be Deceived! Study 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5 Prayerfully...

Do Not Be Deceived! Study 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5 Prayerfully…

The world has been primed for ‘The Grand Delusion’, and the burgeoning New Age Movement is a primary instrument of darkness to destroy the souls of many!  Read, study, and share this exposé with your loved ones… the time is short!  Read More…

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