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Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Old are a Problem ?

Here Today - Gone Tomorrow

When Johnny comes marching home again, hurrah, hurrah! So went the song during WW1.

Then comes WW2 and again we waited for the troops to come home. When they did; couples were married, kids were born, and the G.I. Bill educated many thousands.

The result of this according to Rand Paul is too many old people living off of too few young people today.

This is not a problem for the U.S. alone. China has seen the light where the limit of one child per family has put them in the same situation of too many old living off of the young.

The politicians' conundrum is how do we change the culture to where we can get rid of all the old people (except us) and still save face?

While they put the mask on their face of concern, for the older generation the truth is it is an annoyance they wish would go away.

The best solution seems to be to exterminate them in some acceptable fashion.

With all the denials aside the first step is assisted death. It isn't suicide it is murder incorporated.

Today it is by choice of the soon to be departed. Tomorrow it will be choice by the amply rewarded physician who is appointed by the government to do the dirty deeds much like the executioners in the prisons.

All that is lacking is a change in perception of what the life span should be.

Of course it will have to be made legal and the Living Constitution will provide the legal means for doing so.

When over the years the P R has done it's job (much like assisted suicide movement has done) this will be acceptable to a hard pressed younger generation.

For YOU - - It will be here today and gone tomorrow.


Sunday, October 18, 2015

"Scriptural Declarations for Israel and the Middle East"

It is imperative that we stand with God, and stand with the Jewish people in this hour. Not only does Scripture provide Clear Demarcations and Declarations regarding Israel and His plan for salvation which I outline below, it also shows us how we are to respond in Proclamation, Praise and Prayer! Join me for such a time as this in calling forth God's purposes for the Jewish people around the world!

The Bible is our foundation for life, revealing the very nature of God Himself, and how we should then live in relationship with Him in light of these absolutes. The people of Israel are God's chosen people, through which He foretold, demonstrated and then extended His plan for the salvation of all mankind through Jesus Christ. Let's look to Scripture as our roadmap for end-time events related to Israel and the Middle East, and accept the invitation God has extended for us to partner with Him as watchmen on the walls for the days in which we live!

The Miraculous Birth of a Nation

The Scriptures foretell a regional dispersion of the Jewish people followed by a regional regathering. In detail, the prophetic Scriptures predict a second worldwide scattering followed by a second worldwide regathering. We have these Scriptures being fulfilled in our lifetime!

1. Isaiah 43:5-6 "Do not fear, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and gather you from the west. I will say to the north, 'Give them up!' And to the south, 'Do not hold them back.' Bring My sons from afar and My daughters from the ends of the earth."

2. Isaiah 11:11-12 "Then it will happen on that day that the Lord will again recover the second time with His hand the remnant of His people, who will remain, from Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. And He will lift up a standard for the nations and assemble the banished ones of Israel, and will gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth." (Photo via James Goll)

On May 14, 1948, the nation of Israel was reborn out of a time of tremendous persecution, and out of the ashes of the horrific holocaust of WWII. But ultimately, God's redemptive plan and purposes prevailed. The enemy of God and His redemptive purposes for the Jewish people and all the peoples of the earth, are under attack again. Satan and his lying demons are stirring evil men's hearts to "wipe Israel off the face of the earth and let she be remembered no more" (Psalm 83). But we must take a stand and be God's friends and Israel's friends in this tumultuous hour.

Seven Clear Scriptural Demarcations and Declarations

1. The Only Reliable Source: The Scriptures, God's distinct prophetic words, provide the only reliable source of light upon the current situation in the Middle East.

2. The Ultimate Destiny: God has determined the ultimate destiny of both Israel and the Church in eternity on the basis of His foreknowledge. Its outworking in time is guaranteed by the irrevocable covenants which God has made with each of them. God will perform His very own Word!

3. Dependency Upon God's Grace: For all good that God has promised to Israel and the Church, both are equally and totally dependent upon God's grace which can be appropriated by faith. We are saved by grace through faith!

4. Tests and Pressures Lie Ahead: Tremendous tests and pressures lie ahead for both Israel and the Church, but those who faithfully endure will be privileged to share God's Kingdom with Him throughout all eternity.

5. Acknowledging our Spiritual Inheritance: Authentic Christian Believers from gentile backgrounds owe their Spiritual inheritance to the God of Israel. One appropriate way to acknowledge their gratitude is to stand by Israel and to uphold them with fervent intercession.

6. The Future of the Middle East: The people of the Middle East will never know true justice and lasting peace until they are submitted to God's ruler – the Lord Jesus Christ. This is true for every nation, all mankind, every ethnic background, every individual person, and every people group of the earth.

7. God's Plan of Salvation: There is only one way to salvation and it is by placing faith in the atoning work of the cross of God's only son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father except by believing in Christ Jesus!
Lessons From Our Bible - A Jewish Book

"I believe the Bible is the best gift God has given to man. All the good Savior gave to the world was communicated through this Book."

The Bible is essentially a record of God's plan for salvation of mankind highlighting Israel's history, written by Israelites, partly in the form of history and partly in the form of prophecy.

1. Old Testament Authorship: Jewish authors wrote all 39 Books of the Old Testament. (Of course, this is the human agency we are acknowledging, as we believe God inspires all Scripture directly.) (Photo via James Goll)

2. The Messiah's Background: Jesus was born a Jew, died a Jew and will return as a Jew.

3. Location of Gospel Accounts: All the events of the Gospels (except the flight to Egypt) take place in the land of Israel.

4. The People of the Gospels: Over 90% of the People portrayed in the Gospels are Israelites.

5. New Testament Authorship: Every one of the 27 books of the New Testament has Jewish authorship. (Luke might be considered as a possible exception, but he was a proselyte to Judaism.)

6. The Establishing of the Early Apostolic Church: The main instruments for establishing the early apostolic churches and spreading the Gospel of the Kingdom were Jewish.

7. Background of the Disciples: All 12 apostles chosen by Jesus were Jewish.

8. The Condition of the Future City of God: The future city of God, the New Jerusalem, as recorded in the Book of Revelation is inscribed with the names of the 12 tribes of Judah.

9. Characteristics of the Foundation: Its foundations carry the names of the 12 apostles of Jesus.

Statements by Early American Fathers: Emphasizing their Reliance on the Word of God

The statements below, and many others like them, reinforce the inspiration, authority and the necessity of relying upon and building within the constructs of the Bible. They also give us a warning of consequences that could occur when we as a people or any governing society err from the absolutes in the Word of God.

Abraham Lincoln: "I believe the Bible is the best gift God has given to man. All the good Savior gave to the world was communicated through this Book."

Daniel Webster: "If there is anything in my thoughts or style to commend, the credit is due to my parents for instilling in me an early love of the Scriptures. If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering, but if we and our posterity neglect its instructions and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity.

Our Significant Scriptural Response

1. Proclaim – Jeremiah 31:10: Hear the word of the LORD, O nations, and declare in the coast-lands afar off, And say, "He who scattered Israel will gather him and keep him as a shepherd keeps his flock."

2. Praise – Psalm 8:2: "From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established strength because of Your adversaries, to make the enemy and the revengeful cease." (Photo via James Goll)

3. Pray – Jeremiah 31:7: For thus says the LORD, "Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations; Proclaim, give praise and say, 'O LORD, save Your people, the remnant of Israel.'"

Our Prophetic Posture in Prayer

We are called to stand in the gap as Believers in the Messiah and pray and take a stand for the God of Israel and the nation of Israel. God is raising up a corporate Esther for such a time as this. Will you join me in proclaiming, praising and praying, "He who scattered Israel will gather him and keep him as a shepherd keeps his flock"? And declare, 'O LORD, save Your people, the remnant of Israel.'" Amen and Amen!

Blessings to You as Watchmen on the Walls!

James W. Goll
Founder of Encounters Network • Prayer Storm • God Encounters Training e-School


Dr. James W. Goll is the president of Encounters Network, director of Prayer Storm, and coordinates Encounters Alliance, a coalition of leaders. He is director of God Encounters Training – an e-school of the heart, and is a member of the Harvest International Ministries apostolic team. He has shared Jesus in more than 50 nations worldwide, teaching and imparting the power of intercession, prophetic ministry, and life in the Spirit. James is the prolific author of numerous books and has also produced multiple study guides and hundreds of audio and video messages. James was married to Michal Ann for 32 years before her graduation to Heaven in the fall of 2008. James has four adult children who all love Jesus, and continues to make his home in Franklin, Tennessee.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Don't Forget Your Keys! Guest Laura Gagnon

Don't Forget Your Keys! Guest Laura Gagnon



In reading Matthew 16:18-19 today, something stood out to me that I thought I would share.
Jesus was having a conversation with Peter, after Peter had the revelation that Jesus was the Christ, and declared that he was the Son of the Living God.
Jesus turned to Peter and said, “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

Jesus was saying that He would build the church upon the same revelation that Peter had; Jesus was the Son of the Living God. But, then He went on to tell Peter that the gates of Hades, or Hell, would NOT prevail against the church. That’s us.
Jesus wanted Peter to understand that He was giving His disciples the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever they forbid on earth would be duly noted by heavenly administrators of justice and those statues would be carried out in the earthly realm.
Likewise, whatever they permitted on earth would also be loosed from heaven and the answers sent back to the earthly realm.

There is a similar scripture in Isaiah 22:20-23. “The key of the house of David I will lay on his shoulder: so he shall open, and no one shall shut. And he shall shut, and no one will open. I will fasten him as a peg in a secure place, and he will become a glorious throne to his father’s house.”

The steward had the key that gave him an audience with the king. This idea is affirmed again in Revelation 3:7. Jesus Christ, the holy one who is called Faithful and True, had the key of David because He was the rightful son of David (see Matthew 1:1). The ‘key’ holds the entrance into the door of the New Jerusalem as it’s called, or the kingdom of heaven. It was Jesus’ prerogative as the rightful owner of the keys to give them to whomever He wished, and He gave them to His disciples.
That is what He was trying to explain to Peter, and it’s what He keeps hoping WE will understand today. Friend, YOU HAVE THE KEYS TO HEAVEN. You have the keys to the church (that’s you!). YOU have the keys to lock the enemy out of your house. You have the keys to lock the gates and secure the doors to make sure that Satan’s plans are shut down. Get up and go get your keys!

The enemy has no rights unless we allow him to have them. Stop complaining, stop blaming others, and stop feeling helpless. The enemy doesn’t have the keys anymore, remember? You do! Simply remember that God has given you authority and use the keys He gave you! You have the authority to lock the door! You have the authority to forbid the thief, the oppressor and the murderer from taking from you and your family. You also have the authority to ask for angelic assistance to bring you the things you loose from heaven.

Another very interesting thing I took note of is found wedged between “The Offended Brother” in Matthew 18:15-17 and verses 19 & 20 that mention prayers of agreement. It’s tucked in between as if it is all part of the same conversation.
I asked the Lord, “Lord, was it part of the same conversation or something You said at another time?” “Why was it written in my Bible as if it was all part of the same dialogue? Are You trying to tell us that we even have authority on earth to bind up offenses and just forbid them from happening?” That intrigued me.


Perhaps we won’t know for sure until we just start forbidding offenses from occurring and loosing God’s grace, humility and understanding. Personally, I believe God will honor the prayer of faith. What if we all started praying that just as a little experiment?
Do you wonder what effect it could have? Start with where you have been given authority and influence: your family, your workplace, pray it over your church, neighborhood and increase your prayers into ever-widening targeted areas. Pray for no offenses in your city.
Bind up that spirit of misunderstanding, offense and anger. Loose the graciousness of God to touch the ears of those that hear. Ask Him to remove the filters off the ears of others that would cause them to hear something that wasn’t intended. Pray that people will hear without taking in offense. That will have a ripple effect that reaches far and wide.

One thing I do know is that Jesus was obviously reaffirming the concept of the transfer of authority to His disciples because He repeated what He said to Peter.  Vs. 18: “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” AUTHORITY TO RULE. The question is, are YOU using it?
It’s already done. Whatever problem or issue that is coming against you, your loved ones, or even in our cities or our nation...if it’s not permitted in heaven, then it should not be permitted on earth. If it is permitted in heaven, then it can be loosed as an answer to come and invade earth. In the kingdom of heaven, the answers have already been determined.
All we need to do is to call it out of heaven and tell the right thing to manifest in the earthly realm. By faith, we call those things we can’t see and tell them to exist. When our faith agrees with what has already been determined in heaven, God can then release the answer to our prayers.
In the mere twinkle of an eye, what didn’t exist before, suddenly just is. We say YES, Lord to Your will, Your plans and purposes coming forth. Let it be done on earth as it is in heaven. Amen


Saturday, October 10, 2015

Calling a Spade a Spade

Call a Spade - - A Spade


I have a word from the Lord for YOU. 

God says this: "Call a Spade a Spade." 

If you need the meaning it is this - - "Call SIN - - Sin.  

Call a HABIT a habit, Call an ADDICTION an addiction." 

If you do not know Jesus as your Savior, it is time to receive Him into your Life.  Confess your sins and ask Jesus into your life.

You do know that when a person accepts Jesus into their heart, the Bible says they ARE a NEW Creature and OLD things are past away and all is become NEW. 

Reminder we are NOT Sinners saved by Grace - -
Yes we WERE a sinner but now we are saved by Grace.