Posted by: Santos Garcia | Saturday, April 4, 2015

Prepare For ‘Divine Visitation’

Light of the World... Light of All Children of The Kingdom

Light of the World… Light of All Children of The Kingdom

This timely post is a Prophetic Word from a handmaiden of the LORD, a daughter of the Eternal Kingdom who resides in Australia with her family.  Her ministry of anointed ‘encouragement’ to the Body of Christ is precious- especially in these times of great darkness seeking to overwhelm the earth.  Prayerfully consider her challenge.

Lana Vawser: United States of America, It Is Time to Fight!

I have had the United States of America on my heart all week and felt the Lord speak to me about this wonderful nation. I saw a lot of turbulence in the spirit and saw a great spiritual battle happening over this nation. As I looked closer I saw some “scales” and the “scales” were being tipped to and fro; and when I looked closer I saw that one side of the scales were the plans and purposes of God and all that He wants to pour out in the USA, and the other side was all the enemy wants to bring into this nation through strife, division, deceit, lies, oppression, hatred, and murder.

Below these scales I saw the verse John 10:10, “The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows),” and that is exactly what I was seeing in these scales. On one side the “life” that Jesus wants to bring to the nation and the people in it through His glorious love and life, and on the other side of the scales was the enemy coming to steal, kill and destroy.

I then heard the Lord say, “United States of America is at a TIPPING POINT and it is TIME TO FIGHT.”

The Universe Has ALREADY Been Rescued!  WE Must Apply His Victory In The Earth...

The Universe Has ALREADY Been Rescued! WE Must Apply His Victory In The Earth…

I felt the Lord saying that the time of “contending” has arrived – the time of really taking in what the Lord has said and is saying (take His Word and pray and declare His promises into this nation). As I sensed this urgency in the spirit I felt a real excitement as I felt the Lord’s heart for what He wants to do in this nation. This nation being called as one who will lead, one who will move forward in great generosity and resource for the world, and a nation of great wisdom. A nation that was destined to arise in wisdom to release to the world. A nation that would lead in creativity, innovation, generosity and demonstrating what a nation can do when they are founded on the Word and His wisdom. That it is also a nation that was destined to demonstrate to the world what a nation can do when they are bound in godly unity, and the enemy is doing all he can in this nation to bring division, hatred and steal life.

As I felt this excitement in my spirit again I heard the Lord say, “There is a fight for the destiny of the USA right now. The destiny of America hangs in the balance.”

The Lord is calling His people to arise and pray for the United States of America. It is time to contend!

He Awaits the Full Preparation of The Bride

He Awaits the Full Preparation of The Bride

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Posted by: Santos Garcia | Wednesday, February 18, 2015

“The Shinar Directive” – Book Review

What in the world is Coming?  READ THIS BOOK!

What in the world is Coming? READ THIS BOOK!

I have continued to seek the LORD in prayer about where the Body of Christ is, with respect to the Last Days.  Since I have been privileged to study the works of many contemporary and historical Bible scholars including Dr. Thomas Horn, David Flynn, G.H. Pember, Kevin Conner, Dr. Chuck Missler, and now Dr. Michael Lake– I am frankly in awe and gravely concerned about what the future holds for our wayward planet and the world system entrenched in the lap of satan.

This book review will include only a handful of direct quotes from the text, primarily because this volume of 365 pages in 12 chapters has far too much heart-and-mind altering truths that demand the children of the Kingdom wake up from the mesmerizing pabulum that has left the western church in a near catatonic state!  How can I stress the importance of acquiring this book… without it- professing Christians WILL continue to be deceived by the adversary in what is clearly coming upon the earth.

Quoting Dr. Thomas Horn’s website:
“The final and most fearful sign heralding the Lord’s Second Coming will be the return of the ‘Nephilim’, the appearance upon earth of beings from the Principality of the Air, and their unlawful intercourse with the human race.’ Jesus Himself, in answering His disciples concerning the signs of His coming and of the end of the world, verified it would be ‘as the days of [Noah] were’ (Matthew 24:37). The implication is, just as it was before the Flood when the spirits of Nephilim were powerful upon earth (Genesis 6:4), mankind would experience an end-times renaissance of the influence of these [evil] entities. 

It staggers the mind to contemplate how the same phenomenon that occurred in Genesis chapter 6, where nonhuman species or ‘nonseed’ mingled with human seed and produced Nephilim could happen again in the end times. Yet when the verse from Daniel 2:43 is coupled with Genesis 3:15, which says, ‘And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed [zera, meaning ‘offspring,’ ‘descendents,’ or ‘children’] and her seed,’ an incredible tenet emerges that Satan has seed, that it is at enmity with Christ, and that it is set to return in these last days. Has the time of their coming arrived?”

READ DR. MICHAEL LAKE’S NEW BOOK AND LEARN WHAT THE CHURCH MUST DO TO PREPARE FOR THE WORST!

Nimrod- Mighty Hunter AGAINST the LORD.

Nimrod- Mighty Hunter AGAINST the LORD.

Prayerfully consider these excerpts:

From the Foreward by Thomas Horn- 

pg ix– … From Rome to Greece- and before that, to Egypt, Persia, Assyria, Babylonia, and Sumer– the earliest records of civilization tell of the era when powerful beings know to the Hebrews as Watchers and in the book of Genesis as the Benei ha-Elohim (“Sons of GOD”) mingled with humans, giving birth to part-celestial, part-terrestrial hybrids known as Nephilim.  The Bible says this happened when men began to increase on earth and daughters were born to them.  When the Sons of GOD saw the women’s beauty, they took wives from among them to sire their unusual offspring.  This event is recorded in Genesis 6:4 this way:

“There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of GOD came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.”

When this Scripture is compared with other ancient texts, including Enoch, Jubilees, Baruch, Genesis Apocryphon, Philo, Josephus, and others, it unfolds to some that the giants of the Old Testament, such as Goliath, were the part-human, part-animal, part-angelic offspring of a supernatural interruption into the divine order of the species.  The apocryphal Book of Enoch gives a name to the angels involved in this cosmic conspiracy, calling them “Watchers”.

Striving to Undo The Confusion of the Languages by YHVH GOD

Striving to Undo The Confusion of the Languages by YHVH GOD

The Deception Continues!

The Deception Continues!

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Posted by: Santos Garcia | Monday, January 12, 2015

“Prayer, The Church, And The Next Great Awakening”

Hebrews 7:25... The LORD Continually Petitions The Father On Our Behalf!

Hebrews 7:25… The LORD Continually Petitions The Father On Our Behalf!

I have taken the liberty on numerous occasions in the history of this Weblog to reprint essays from the outstanding monthly free newsletter Herald of His Coming.  This detailed article is more than worth  your time… it should be mandatory study and implementation by all who call ourselves Biblical Christians- and bona-fide sons and daughters of the Eternal Kingdom of our LORD Jesus Christ.

Do prayerfully consider adding your name to their mailing list; I guarantee that you will be blessed beyond measure.  This ministry of over 70 years has been mightily used of GOD to challenge, teach, and empower the Body of Christ worldwide in the Preparation of the Bride. PLEASE read completely!

We Were Born Into The Kingdom For Such A Time As This!

We Were Born Into The Kingdom For Such A Time As This!

Prayer, The Church, And The Next Great Awakening
  By Dave Butts

    The following is edited from a message given at the Heart-Cry for Revival Conference in April 2013 at The Cove, Asheville, North Carolina U.S.A. Used by permission.

In the Bible the naming of something or someone is of great significance. A name takes on even more significance when God Himself gives it to something that is His, something deeply meaningful to Him. The Bible tells us that God has chosen a name for His own house: “…My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations” (Isa. 56:7). Solomon had prayed during the dedication of the temple, “Now, my God, may Your eyes be open and Your ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place” (2 Chr. 6:40), and God answered that He would indeed give special attention to the prayers offered there (2 Chr. 7:15).

Jesus took very seriously this naming of God’s house. All four of the Gospel writers record that Jesus cleansed the temple in reference to Isaiah 56:7. In the first three Gospels, Jesus directly quotes the passage (Matt. 21:13; Mark 11:17; Luke 19:46), and in the fourth Gospel, He personalizes it to “My Father’s house” (John 2:16).

The very fact that the cleansing of the temple is the only recorded time in which we see Jesus demonstrating such godly anger indicates how central the Father’s house as a house of prayer is to God’s plan on earth. Jesus believed that those who are a part of God’s house ought to live in accordance with the name that God has given.

This becomes especially relevant when we understand that God’s house is in no way limited to the temple. His house existed long before the temple (and tabernacle), and it exists even now and will continue when this age is over. His house is an eternal house and it will be forever a place of communion between God and His people.

Join the Worldwide Prayer Movement For A Great Awakening!

Join the Worldwide Prayer Movement For A Great Awakening!

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Posted by: Santos Garcia | Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Year 2014 In Review

He Came to Seek and To Save That Which Was Lost!

He Came to Seek and To Save That Which Was Lost!

I want to thank all the people- friends worldwide, who took the time to ‘visit’ zionsgate.wordpress.com; the ONLY reason for this Blog’s existence is to exalt the LORD Jesus Christ, and advance His Eternal Kingdom!

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

The WordPress.com stats helpers prepared a 2014 annual report for this Blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 32,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 12 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Posted by: Santos Garcia | Thursday, December 18, 2014

“Christmas… Why A Virgin Birth?”

2-Hour Video Study of The MOST Significant Event in Human History!

2-Hour Video Study of The MOST Significant Event in Human History!

Dr. Chuck Missler has done a remarkable job of scholarship in pulling together many historical as well as clear Biblical hermeneutics that give all of us a comprehensive understanding of the precious event of the LORD Jesus Christ’s First Advent.  He and his wife Nancy Missler have one of the most thorough teaching ministries on earth- ‘khouse.org’- with books, periodical publications, and all facets of multi-media presentations that encompass the entire Bible and the Biblical Christian worldview.  This includes contemporary analysis of world events from a Biblical perspective- that is even-handed, conservative, and Christ-honoring.

Their Koinonia Institute is without parallel in the preparation of Christians to be true ‘Bereans’ in the study of the Holy Bible and its myriad personal applications.  I strongly recommend that all who love the LORD and His Holy Word, get on their mailing list- and receive a free one-year subscription to their Personal Update newsletter.  Please enjoy this brief excerpt from The Christmas Story presentation.  May we all have a Blessed Holy Christmas Season and Prosperous New Year in Christ! 

Wise Men (and Women) STILL Seek HIM!

Wise Men (and Women) STILL Seek HIM!

The Anointed Art Ministry of Greg Olsen

“Every Christmas season our thoughts turn to the birth of Christ and to his mother, Mary. To some extent, we all take the nativity for granted. But why was Jesus born of a virgin? One answer, of course, is to fulfill the prophecy of Isaiah 7:14: “Behold the virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”

But that’s more descriptive than causal: why was it necessary in the first place? There are, of course, many profound theological issues inherent in the virgin birth. One way to view this issue is to address one of the problems it solves.

The Problem

God announced very early that His plan for redemption involved the Messiah being brought forth from the tribe of Judah1, and specifically from the line of David2. The succession of subsequent kings proved to be, with only a few exceptions, a dismal chain. As the succeeding kings of Judah went from bad to worse, we eventually encounter Jeconiah (also known as Jehoiachin), upon whom God pronounces a” blood curse” :”Thus saith the Lord, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah.”(Jeremiah 22:30)

This curse created a rather grim and perplexing paradox: the Messiah had to come from the royal line, yet now there was a”blood curse” on that very line of descent! (I always visualize a celebration in the councils of Satan on that day. But then I imagine God turning to His angels, saying,”Watch this one!”)

The Solution

The answer emerges in the differing genealogies of Jesus Christ recorded in the gospels. Matthew, as a Levi, focuses his gospel on the Messiahship of Jesus and presents Him as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. Thus, Matthew traces the legal line from Abraham (as any Jew would) through David, then through Solomon (the . royal. line) to Joseph, the legal father of Jesus3.

On the other hand, Luke, as a physician, focuses on the humanity of Jesus and presents Him as the Son of Man. Luke traces the blood line from Adam (the first Man) through to David– and his genealogy from Abraham through David is identical to Matthew’s. But then after David, Luke departs from the path taken by Matthew and traces the family tree through another son of David (the second surviving son of Bathsheba), Nathan, down through Heli, the father of Mary, the mother of Jesus4.

Zelophehad

One should also note the exception to the law which permitted inheritance through the daughter if no sons were available and she married within her tribe5.

The daughters of Zelophehad had petitioned Moses for a special exception, which was granted when they entered the land under Joshua.

I believe it was C.I. Scofield who first noted that the claims of Christ rely upon this peculiar exception granted to the family of Zelo-phehad in the Torah. Heli, Mary’s father, apparently had no sons, and Mary married within the tribe of Judah. Jesus was born of the virgin Mary, of the house and lineage of David and carrying legal title to the line, but without the blood curse of Jeconiah. [I believe that every detail in the Torah — and the entire Bible — has a direct link to Jesus Christ. “The volume of the book is written of me.” (Psalm 40:7) [For a more detailed discussion, watch for our new book, Cosmic Codes — Hidden Messages from the Edge of Eternity, presently in publication.]

Earlier Glimpse

This was no afterthought or post facto remedy, of course. It was first announced in the Garden of Eden when God declared war on Satan: ” I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”(Genesis 3:15)

The”Seed of the Woman” thus becomes one of the prophetic titles of the Messiah. This biological contradiction is the first hint — in the early chapters of Genesis — of the virgin birth.

John also presents a genealogy, of sorts, of the Pre-Existent One in the first three verses of his gospel6. The Prophet Micah also highlights this:” But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”(Micah 5:2)”  [end of citation-sg]

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

“Mary Did You Know?” – Pentatonix

Posted by: Santos Garcia | Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hanukkah- Holy Festival of Dedication

A Miracle of Divine Provision

A Miracle of Divine Provision

This brief essay about the very special celebration of Hanukkah is cited from the Israel Prayer List that can be accessed and joined via email at ‘Israel-prayer@glory-of-zion.org‘.  Our precious LORD’s provision for His beloved children, the physical and spiritual seed of Abraham knows no limits!

Hanukkah is A Hebrew word meaning “dedication“.  (It is used, for instance, in 2 Chron. 7:9 when Solomon dedicated the altar for the First Temple; it also occurs in the heading for Psalm 30, a dedication of a house.) The eight-day Jewish celebration bearing that name (it is also called the Festival of Lights) remembers the re-dedication of the “second” temple in Jerusalem after it had been recovered by the Jewish forces of Yehuda Maccabee in 164 BC. The Syrian king Antiochus IV Epiphanes (a forerunner of the Anti-Christ, and foretold in Daniel 11:21), seeking to coerce Jews into abandoning their religion and culture for that of Greece, had issued edicts forbidding circumcision, observance of Jewish Sabbaths and feast-days. He had defiled the Holy Temple by offering a sow on the altar and raising up in the Sanctuary a statue to the Greek god Zeus. As chronicled in the First Book of Maccabees (a respected historical account of Jewish history found in the Apocrypha), a revolt was launched by the priest Mattathias and later led by his son Yehuda (Judas) Maccabee. It resulted in the defeat of the Syrian forces, after which the defiled Temple was cleansed and re-dedicated.

The Triune GOD Yahweh reveals His Love moment by moment!

The Triune GOD Yahweh reveals His Love moment by moment!

Another account relates how during this cleansing there was only enough sanctified oil left to burn in the Temple menorah for one night-yet a miracle occurred and it continued burning for eight days. * The victorious warrior Yehuda ordained “that the days of the dedication of the altar should be kept in their season from year to year by the space of eight days, from the five and twentieth day of the month of Kislev, with mirth and gladness” (I Maccabees 4:59). The miracle has given rise to the tradition associating this holiday with oil and light (“Festival of Lights”)-from the eight-branched menorah (often fueled by oil), which has a new lamp ignited each evening of the festival, to the oil-fried jelly doughnuts available on every corner.

*[Within the Messianic community, some are skeptical as to the authenticity of the miracle story, many others assume it to be true.]

'Let Your Light Shine before ALL men...'

‘Let Your Light Shine before ALL men…’

John records how Yeshua/Jesus was walking in the Temple on Solomon’s Porch during the Festival of Hanukkah in Jerusalem (John 10:22). It was during this season that he chose to speak of himself as “The Good Shepherd” who “lays down his life for the sheep.” And, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one” (John 10:27-30 ESV).

As mentioned earlier, part of the celebration includes the use of a special eight-branched menorah upon which a new oil lamp or candle is lit each evening. Each light is ignited from the flame of a separate “branch” called shamash-“servant“.Remarkably, the Haftarah reading for this Saturday within Hanukkah, besides containing, as might be expected, a menorah, also includes the following words, “Behold, I am bringing forth My Servant the BRANCH.” Although a different word for servant is used here, there is no doubt that it refers to the Servant-Messiah, sent by the Father-the Light Inextinguishable, who illumines all coming into the world (John 1:9).

His Grace IS Sufficient for ALL Our Needs...

His Grace IS Sufficient for ALL Our Needs…

Hanukkah-the Feast of Dedication-the Festival of Lights

is a season for

*Allowing the Holy Light of the Spirit to shine within ourselves, revealing any idolatry or uncleanness which may have defiled our bodies (which are the Temple of the Holy Spirit) and removing it. Of re-dedicating our bodies as a living sacrifice to God.

*Dedicating our ears to listen for the voice of our Shepherd (John 10 above).

*For surrendering ourselves anew to the infilling of the Holy Spirit whose anointing comes from an inexhaustible supply.

*For letting our “lights” shine brightly in the darkness-reaching out and joining with those of other believers.

A popular Israeli Hebrew Children’s song for Hanukkah is called Banu Hoshekh L’garesh (We have come to drive out darkness”):

We have come to drive out darkness, in our hands light and fire:
Each of us is a small light, but together we are a strong, steady light.
Flee Darkness in the Blackness-Flee before the Light!

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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!”

AMEN and AMEN!

AMEN and AMEN!

  

Baruch Hashem Adonai- Messianic Praise


Posted by: Santos Garcia | Tuesday, December 2, 2014

“The Incense and Power of Intercessory Prayer” by Bobby Connor

Jesus said, "I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life. NO ONE comes to the Father but by Me!" (John 14:6)

Jesus said, “I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life. NO ONE comes to the Father but by Me!” (John 14:6)

I have been profoundly challenged and greatly blessed by the ministry of the Gentle Giant, Bobby Connor.  His website linked to his name and in the right panel as well, will provide a rich array of teaching and ministry tools that will propel each of you into the fulfillment of YOUR Divine Destiny, and personal ‘assignment’ from the Throne of Heaven!  May you all take this precious message to heart, and act (NOW) on its urgent call for transforming intercession, in the LORD Jesus Christ’s Name, AMEN!  

Bobby Conner: The Incense and Power of Intercessory Prayer

The Spirit of God is releasing an anointing for intercession on an extremely high level (John 15:16). Saints are being mobilized to pray across the nations. Great swells of prayer meetings are beginning to take place in many diverse places. Some of these prayer meetings are being led by outstanding young radicals who have one goal in mind: Establishing God’s Kingdom on earth. Likewise a great release of intercession is arising from delightful senior citizens.

Pray Without Ceasing...

Pray Without Ceasing…

Understand: Prayer’s Prominence Before God’s Throne

Because of this newly released anointing to pray, it is vital for us to recognize what the Word of God teaches concerning prayer, specifically what happens to our prayers in the heavenly realm.

Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. Revelation 5:8

Our prayers hold a place of great prominence before the Lamb upon His throne in Heaven. Bowls are filled with our treasured prayers – the prayers are so beautiful they emit a fragrant incense and are so valuable and precious, they are kept in golden bowls. The aroma of these faith-filled prayers continuously rises before the Lamb and casts a magnificent scent upon His throne, becoming an essential part of the worship and adoration before the face of God.

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Posted by: Santos Garcia | Friday, November 21, 2014

“The First Thanksgiving”

Acknowledging the Awesome Provision of GOD.

Acknowledging the Awesome Provision of GOD.

As in most areas of our contemporary American society, we must recover the Biblical Christian foundations in our national history.  There has been a clear agenda of taking GOD out of our educational system, our social and political arenas of discourse, and most glaringly in our western media’s united chorus of disdain for the Holy Bible, the LORD Jesus Christ as the ONLY way to YHVH, and the truth of His abundant life in the Eternal Kingdom offered to all mankind.  For my entire life over the past six (+) decades, I went from starting the day in public school in New York City with a simple prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance, to the banning of prayer, eliminating the Scriptures, and anything related to Jesus, and the desperate moral breakdown of the generations- and now our entire way of life is sliding into the abyss!  In order for our nation and western civilization to survive, the church MUST be about the Father’s business, representing Him in reality as ambassadors of the Kingdom of GOD.

I have been fortunate to find literary resources that can help in the process of rescuing our culture, and one that stands out above the crowd is“The Light and the Glory” by Peter Marshall and David Manuel (384 pages in 18 chapters).  The authors cover the true history of North America from Christopher Columbus to George Washington, in an exciting and vivid manner.  When our children and grandchildren may ask us about America and its humble beginnings, this book would greatly encourage them in the truth as opposed to what is now being taught as clearly revisionist history.  This post focuses on the LORD’s providential care of the early Pilgrims, as one of many examples of Divine Intervention throughout this outstanding book.  Please enjoy the ‘story’ of the First Thanksgiving in our common history as a nation, and may we ALL have a Blessed Thanksgiving Holiday Season! 

"In everything give thanks, for this is the Will of GOD concerning you"

“In everything give thanks, for this is the Will of GOD concerning you”

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Posted by: Santos Garcia | Saturday, November 1, 2014

“A Tsunami Of GOD…” by John Mark Pool

A Tsunami of His Presence & Glory!

A Tsunami of His Presence & Glory!

In this new transitional season, when we are about to enter 2015– this Prophetic Word is full of hope and promise.  May you all prayerfully consider the Love of GOD revealed to us and through us to a hurting nation and world in grave crisis!

A Tsunami of God is Coming From the Northwest to This Nation!

John Mark Pool, Baton Rouge, LA

“Payday Now!”

A “Tsunami of God’s Glory” is going to roll from the Northwest and into the US this year and into 2015, as it continues to usher in the glory of the Lord that will indeed fill the earth.

The Lord told me that another term for the Year 2015 is “PAYDAY!” It is now payday for God’s faithful messengers, intercessors, fivefold ministers, churches and family of God! It is no longer “payday someday,” for the Lord told me it is “Payday now!”

Psalm 79:12, “And return to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom the reproach with which they have reproached You, O Lord.”

A New Thing That Will Change Everything!

A New Thing That Will Change Everything!

As I was driving up to the Northwest (Washington state and Oregon region) the Lord showed me a huge tidal wave of His glory reversing the curses of the enemy, the doubters of the faith, and the lethargic Believers who have scoffed at God’s prophetic words being fulfilled. (Photo via Pixabay)

While driving up to Seattle, it seemed a bit odd that on the very day God spoke to me and showed me all this, I drove past Longview, Washington where a tornado hit in that area. Furthermore, there was a school shooting in Marysville, WA the very next day after God began to reveal this word.

It appears the enemy does not want God’s message to be planted into the hearts of His people. Remember when the enemy comes in “like” a flood, God brings in the “real deal”. When the Lion of the Tribe of Judah is about to roar, the enemy wants to steal the glory! But God will get all the glory and reign victoriously.

“Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8

Regardless of the circumstances, God’s tsunami of His glory is certainly going to fill this region and our nation in an even greater way than anyone can ever imagine! We will now again see the glory, the majesty, and the awesome power of Jehovah – the Most High God! Read More…

Posted by: Santos Garcia | Monday, October 27, 2014

The Christian Origins of Halloween

A Remarkable History of the Original Intent

A Remarkable History of the Original Intent

I happened upon a Christian radio interview while driving around town recently, and heard this author present an alternative and original understanding of this Holiday which has been co-opted by the forces of darkness. Her website is fascinating as it goes into the background history of many of the special days that Christians do celebrate, and how to separate ‘the precious from the vile’ in our observance of any and all of them.  Please consider studying her detailed website at ‘celebrating holidays.com‘.  You will not be disappointed. A disclaimer:  I am not Catholic, but rather am a Biblical Christian- therefore any reference to the Roman church is strictly related to the history that Ms. Mosteller is presenting.  She also kindly gives permission for reposting her articles and essays, so long as appropriate credit is given to her work.  Therefore I am citing these as follows:

Halloween and Reformation Day

This article, written by Angie Mosteller, was published by Crosswalk in October 2013.
Halloween and the Reformation -- The Connection
Various Protestant churches celebrate Reformation Day on October 31st. Though it may seem like a coincidence that the day is the same as Halloween, there is actually an intimate connection between the two holidays.

Martin Luther is said to have posted his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of All Saints’ Church (also called Castle Church) on October 31, 1517. This was the eve of All Saints’ Day, or All Hallows’ Day (the origin of the name “Halloween”).  It was a time when Christians were particularly focused on their dead. The unfortunate thing was that, by Luther’s time, there was tremendous confusion about just what happened to believers after death – ultimately moving Luther to address the misconceptions associated with the afterlife.

To best understand the Ninety-Five Theses, it is important to explore how Christians had come to view the afterlife by the time of Luther. Early in church history, believers began to celebrate their dead – specifically those who had been martyred for their faith or who were considered outstanding in holiness. Various Christian communities celebrated these “saints”* on different days until the 8th century, when the Western Church chose November 1st to commemorate these heroes of the faith. By 835 AD, November 1st was formally added to the Western Church calendar as All Saints’ Day.

It is not entirely clear when Christians began making a distinction between the souls of the “saints” and the souls of the rest of believers. However, by the 11th century, various congregations were honoring November 2nd as a day to pray for the souls of the dead, believing that while the “saints” immediately entered the presence of God when they died, other believers “pass(ed) out of this world without at once being admitted into the company of the blessed” – in other words, they entered purgatory instead of heaven.1 Read More…

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