Tuesday, March 31, 2009
read it here: http://davidwilkersontoday.blogspot.com/2009/03/urgent-message.html
I am compelled by the Holy Spirit to send out an urgent message to all on our mailing list, and to friends and to bishops we have met all over the world.
AN EARTH-SHATTERING CALAMITY IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN. IT IS GOING TO BE SO FRIGHTENING, WE ARE ALL GOING TO TREMBLE - EVEN THE GODLIEST AMONG US.
For ten years I have been warning about a thousand fires coming to New York City. It will engulf the whole megaplex, including areas of New Jersey and Connecticut. Major cities all across America will experience riots and blazing fires—such as we saw in Watts, Los Angeles, years ago.
There will be riots and fires in cities worldwide. There will be looting—including Times Square, New York City. What we are experiencing now is not a recession, not even a depression. We are under God’s wrath. In Psalm 11 it is written,
“If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (v. 3).
God is judging the raging sins of America and the nations. He is destroying the secular foundations.
The prophet Jeremiah pleaded with wicked Israel, “God is fashioning a calamity against you and devising a plan against you. Oh, turn back each of you from your evil way, and reform your ways and deeds. But they will say, It’s hopeless! For we are going to follow our own plans, and each of us will act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart” (Jeremiah 18:11-12).
In Psalm 11:6, David warns, “Upon the wicked he will rain snares (coals of fire)…fire…burning wind…will be the portion of their cup.” Why? David answered, “Because the Lord is righteous” (v. 7). This is a righteous judgment—just as in the judgments of Sodom and in Noah’s generation.
WHAT SHALL THE RIGHTEOUS DO? WHAT ABOUT GOD’S PEOPLE?
First, I give you a practical word I received for my own direction. If possible lay in store a thirty-day supply of non-perishable food, toiletries and other essentials. In major cities, grocery stores are emptied in an hour at the sign of an impending disaster.
As for our spiritual reaction, we have but two options. This is outlined in Psalm 11. We “flee like a bird to a mountain.” Or, as David says, “He fixed his eyes on the Lord on his throne in heaven—his eyes beholding, his eyelids testing the sons of men” (v. 4). “In the Lord I take refuge” (v. 1).
I will say to my soul: No need to run...no need to hide. This is God’s righteous work. I will behold our Lord on his throne, with his eye of tender, loving kindness watching over every step I take—trusting that he will deliver his people even through floods, fires, calamities, tests, trials of all kinds.
Note: I do not know when these things will come to pass, but I know it is not far off. I have unburdened my soul to you. Do with the message as you choose.
God bless and keep you,
A song of ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.
Wow. This is really striking a chord in me today. I don't even know what to say about it other than that. It really is making sense. If we don't let the Lord build our house, what sense is there in it? Just like where you store your treasures. What good are earthly treasures? I can see how material things are a blessing in the material realm, but in reality, it's the material things that really come between me and God, so am I really blessed? If this life is like a fleeting mist, why would I really care about things to have and own? The moths will destroy it anyway.
In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat-- for he grants sleep to those he loves.
I'm not done thinking on this one yet.
Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him.
Of course this is beautiful. Especially just coming off of the high from being there for Miss Taylor Grace's entry into this life. Children are a reward. I may have to memorize this one so that I can tell myself that when I'm ticked and they don't seem like much of a reward. haha!
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth.
Still chewing on that one too.
Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.
What stands out to me in this one is that the Lord is saying "when", not "if" they contend with their enemies.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
I'm so very happy for them.
Friday, March 20, 2009
God is calling us to holiness. True holiness. Not pretend holiness. I don't even know how to express everything. He's calling us to be separate, but still love. The only way to balance that is with Him. He's calling us to cut sin out of our life and mourn - not because we miss the sin, but because of it's existance at all. He is calling us to study the scripture and be ready. For what? Ready for His judgment.
I don't know who actually reads this blog, but He is calling us to get off the fence. Not to talk about it, but to get off. Be holy. Stand for holiness.
I'm not a prophet. I have been led to read some scripture and with direction have seen a pattern of the Lord's judgment. Every nation who turns God out gets judged. We are so slack and so comfy in our christianity, that it really can't be called christianity. We are called to so much more.
The United States has turned God out. The United States is being judged. And God's going to pour out His holy wrath. I don't fear the wrath anymore. I know He is holy and His holy wrath is justified. I trust Him. His wrath has never been poured out on His children, just the unrighteous.
I feel in my spirit the dusk of a day. The day's light is about to be out and the night is going to be upon us. I do not fear because I know that His joy comes with the morning!
Monday, March 16, 2009
I do have some papers to get written and need to stay up to speed on my A & P, but it's certainly not like it would be during the week.
Monday, March 02, 2009
Oh, and I found my January pictures. hehe. I was so disappointed I thought I hadn't taken any, but I had this nagging feeling of being just sure I had. Anyway, they were on a different memory stick. So, now, all is right in Katie's world, except for the laundry....