Why We Abandoned Christmas For The Biblical Holidays

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Re-published From Hersite

Several years ago Michael and I did something drastic in our friends and families eyes. To many of our friends, what we were doing was unthinkable….. We actually gave up Christmas.

We abandoned the holidays of Christmas, Halloween and Easter, and instead ….switched to celebrating the biblical feasts found in the bible such as (Feast of Tabernackles, Passover and so forth) You can find out the significance of these holidays at the bottom of this post……

It was quite a shock to our families, as you can imagine……..and for us, it was very new.

We had to get used to the idea of new celebrations on different dates. It wasn’t out of obligation, but rather excitement to find all the celebrations in the scriptures were backed by more meaning than the ones we had kept for years and years. What we found was, the financial burden of Christmas was taken off our shoulders, and the actual biblical celebrations cost no money, and held a lot more meaning.

For us, it was easier than most people who start following the biblical holidays. We didn’t have kids, and we didn’t live near family. So we could do our own thing for a number of years, before we faced the questions of why, why, why???

With the blood red moons also showing up on these biblical feasts this year and the coming years ahead, it showed us that God was still involved in his celebrations and held more meaning than the Roman / Catholic holidays we all grew up celebrating.

  • The Blood Red Moons Of 2014 And 2015: An Omen Of War For Israel? The Truth Wins

After a couple years celebrating them, it is nice to know that we can make them our own, put our own traditions and spin on them, and have fun with them as well.

Fast forward to this year…….

We have another really interesting celebration upon us… called the Shmita.

The Shmita was a biblical rest for the land that would happen every 7 years.

“You may plant your land for six years and gather its crops. But during the seventh year, you must leave it alone and withdraw from it. The needy among you will then be able to eat just as you do, and whatever is left over can be eaten by wild animals. This also applies to your vineyard and your olive grove.” (Exodus 23:10-11) (Leviticus 25:1-7), (Leviticus 25:20-22), (Deuteronomy 31:10-13), (Jeremiah 34:13-14), (Nehemiah 10:31), (2 Chronicles 36:20-21),

If you look into the word, the bible tells us that the children of God were kicked out of the land for worshiping other Gods, but another reason was because they ignored or did away with the land rests.

The other feasts of the Lord, in comparison to the land rest, ARE pretty simple to keep. The only requirement for most of them is either…..to take the day off, or fast on Day of Atonement, camp on Tabernackles, ….so in other words, they are pretty simple to keep. You could make them your own, except for a few things that were required, like I mentioned.

The Shmita rest, on the other hand, required you to live off your food storage for a year. I know dozens of people who keep the other biblical holidays,…. but this one is quite new to everyone…that they don’t know what to do. I know just one other person, in all my searching who actually stored food for a whole year, and managed to get through it.

So, you can imagine how difficult it would be for the people of today to store up a years worth of food, when most people rely on going to the grocery store several times per week.

Back in biblical times, whole communities would store up food, making it easier, because everyone would participate. You didn’t have car payments, or have the tremendous financial obligations as we do today. Farming was a day to day lifestyle back then, and most families worked and lived together. So in short, to keep the land rest, ……the people had to refrain from anything grown from the land, which couldn’t be eaten that year, but dairy, meat could be consumed. You could dehydrate your produce for that coming year, or can previous years for the 7th year land rest. Rice, and grains were stored up, and eaten as normal through this time. The only difference was they were not able to plant a new garden through that spring or summer season.

Up to the last couple years, the Shmita, along with the other holidays were ignored in the bible, or considered old, and done away with.

Yet, this year, for the first year ever….the Israeli government set aside $29 million to encourage local farmers to observe this ancient biblical commandment to let their fields lay rest this coming year. Read more here…..

In fact, more Christians are taking notice of these biblical holidays, because it seems like more events are occurring on them, such as the blood moons we keep hearing about.

A Best Seller Already Which Is To Be Released In September 2014

Jonathan Cahn has another fantastic book that is to be released in September which examines the economic crashes of the last 60 years that are associated with the Shmita land rest. It is already a best seller, and it hasn’t been released yet. Almost everyone is waiting for this book in the Messianic and Christian communities….

If you have read Jonathan Cahn’s Book, you’ll come across the segments about “The Mystery Of The Shemitah”. He points out how the two largest stock market crashes in 2001 and 2008 occurred exactly on the same day as Elul 29, which marked the end of “Sabbatical Years” — which, by the way, occur every seven Jewish years. Given the astounding accuracy of these dates, this really deserves some attention. Indeed, let’s take a look at some facts: The nearly 700 point drop in the DJIA (just over 7%) on 9/17/2001 and 777.7 point drop in the DJIA on 9/29/2008 (just below 7%) were two of the three largest Dow point drops in U.S. history. These drops occurred on the last day of the Sabbatical Years that occurred between 2000 and 2001 and between 2007 and 2008. This last day of the Sabbatical Year is when debts are to be forgiven per Jewish tradition.

Get A Taste Of This Talk In Advance…..

It looks like someone uploaded a 4 part series talk where Jonathan talks more about this Shmita rest, and how in the past, the United States was judged on that very day.

– THE MYSTERY OF THE SHEMITAH I Part 1 YOUTUBE

– THE MYSTERY OF THE SHEMITAH I Part 2 YOUTUBE

– THE MYSTERY OF THE SHEMITAH I Part 3 YOUTUBE

– THE MYSTERY OF THE SHEMITAH I Part 4 YOUTUBE

While “The Harbinger” and “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” showed that the economic crashes of 2001 and 2008 occurred on the last day of the “Shemitah,” Elul 29 on the biblical calendar, the new book examines other economic crashes of the last 60 years and finds similar striking links to the pattern.

The book, releasing Sept. 2, comes out on the eve of the next “Shemitah” cycle, which ends Sept. 13, 2015 – a day that will also feature a solar eclipse. The good news for Wall Street is that the date falls on a Sunday, so the stock market will be closed.

In 1931, a solar eclipse took place on Sept. 12 – the end of a “Shemitah” year. Eight days later, England abandoned the gold standard, setting off market crashes and bank failures around the world. It also ushered in the greatest month long stock market percentage crash in Wall Street history.

In 1987, a solar eclipse took place Sept. 23 – again the end of a “Shemitah” year. Less than 30 days later came “Black Monday” the greatest percentage crash in Wall Street history.

Is Cahn predicting doom and gloom on Sept. 13, 2015? He’s careful to avoid a prediction….. Read more at wnd.com

It is his belief that the Shmita starts this fall, while others think it is next fall, …….so it will be interesting to see of we see a major crash will occur again this upcoming year, seen in the stock market, or other areas.

So, here we have additional evidence that God’s word in the “Old Testament” is still alive and active today.

The best thing about these celebrations is they are for ALL those who believe in the God of the Bible. It just so happens to be that Judah, (the Jews) (one of the 12 tribes) was the only ones who really have kept them going over the years. They are not called Jewish feasts, because they belong to all the children of God. Millions of Christians are grabbing a hold of these things, and a big movement of this has occurred in the last 30 or so years.

Many Of Our Previous Articles On This Subject

-Land Sabbaths Here In The Present And Past – Why God Really Exists

-Prophecy Coming Alive In Our Day- Major Obstacle To The Rebuilding Of The Temple Removed Why God Really Exists

-Are We To Keep The Old Testament Law? If So, How? Why God Really Exists

-9 Coincidental Happenings on Biblical Jewish Holidays -Why God Really Exists

-Sabbath Keeping? Festival Keeping? Should WE Keep Them? -Why God Really Exists

-New Moon Dates From 2014- 2021- Why God Really Exists

-Pagan Christmas? Why Thousands Of Christians Are Abandoning Christmas- Why God Really Exists

-Pagan Christmas? - The Shofar Horn

-December 25th Was Baal’s Birthday Before It Was Celebrated As Christmas-The Shofar Horn

-Was Jesus Born During The Feast Of Tabernacles And Not On Christmas?- The Shofar Horn

-The Biblical Festivals In The Old Testament Are Actually Prophecies That Contain Amazing Evidence For Christianity - Evidence For Christianity

-Jesus Was Born During The Feast Of Tabernacles- Evidence For Christianity

-Happy Passover- Evidence For Christianity

-The Seventh Day Sabbath- The Shofar Horn

-10 Reasons Why Rosh Hashanah Is A Christian Holiday Too-The Shofar Horn

-Long Before New Moon Was A Movie It Was A Holiday Instituted By God- The Shofar Horn

-Joseph Dumond – The Curses & Why The Sabbatical and Jubilee Years are so Important- Youtube

-Should Christians Celebrate Passover Or Easter?- The Shofar Horn

Why The Biblical Feasts Are So Interesting………….

The appointed festivals in Leviticus are like dress rehearsals for the most important events in all of history.
The one thing (amongst so many others) that distinguishes the bible from so many other religious texts, is the fact that the authors of the books were able to foretell events in the future before they happened. This is called prophecy.
There are 2000 pieces of prophecy in the bible, 300 of them talk about the messiah, whom I identify being Yeshua (His hebrew name) or Jesus.

Think of the appointed festivals in Leviticus 23 as DRESS REHEARSALS. We are to rehearse them year to year, so we KNOW what to expect when the real thing unfolds.

The Festivals that have been kept for thousands of years by the followers of Yahweh are those such as (Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits), AND ( Pentecost, Trumpets and Atonement) You also have “New Moon, Shmita, and Jubilee as additional special festivals.

  • The festival of “Feast of Tabernackles“, was a celebration held for thousands of years. The believers of Yahweh would gather in Jerusalem, and would set up tents and dwell in them as one of the main requirements of the festival. So think of a week of camping, more or less. Why were they brought to that location….., and why the tents? In fact, Yeshua Jesus was born 5 miles out of the city at the START of this festival in a humble tent. Yahweh was telling them that they would be celebrating Yeshua our redeemer who was to come. Now that he has come, we celebrate his birthday on that day. This happens in the fall season, not winter. Amazing eh?
  • The festival of Passover – for thousands of years, the believers would have to sacrifice a lamb for their sins on this festival. A male first born lamb was required without spot or blemish. The very day that the lamb was to be examined by the festival, Yeshua rode in on a donkey, in essence to be examined by the people as THEIR lamb. He died for our sins right on Passover, and in the word, the Romans were responsible to get him down, off the tree before the Feast of Unleavened Bread started. He then fulfilled the festival of “First Fruits” resurrecting on that exact day. Amazing !!!

Every feast was timed perfectly to full-fill prophecy. Yeshua was born on Yahweh’s high holy day, died on Yahweh’s High Holy Day, and Resurrected on Yahweh’s High Holy Day, and WILL return On Yahweh’s High Holy Day. All these festivals have a purpose. Yahweh was telling us to PAY ATTENTION on these days.

  • Feast of Trumpets is when Yeshua will gather us up to the Great supper, and just a little while later, we will return with him on Atonement, where he will take down Satan and reign for 1000 years. In the word of God, he tells us WHERE Yeshua will return in advance….. We celebrate this day as millions of other believers have before us, but these two prophecies are yet to be full-filled.
  • Pentecost is when the Holy Spirit was poured out. Again, the location of this festival was pre-determined and celebrated for thousands of years, because ONE year, the Holy Spirit would be given, just like Yeshua was born on one of the years of “Tabernackles”

So there you go! Now you know the reason behind these festivals…. and that there is purpose behind them…….

For years, I often wondered how bunnies tied into Easter, or why we celebrate Santa Claus…or so many of the other traditions. I came to learn the history behind them, and even though so many others still keep them, we decided that the feasts actually contain richer meaning for us.

We still have our own special present giving, and other things that make these holidays unique for us. We are learning and growing in them as the years pass. You simply cannot do wrong, if you are trying your best to keep them.

The best thing is knowing that God had created them for a purpose. Stumbling across them changed our lives…. I hope you can find richness in them as well. Meranda~

September-December 2015? The Shemitah Debt Release- The 7 Year Pattern That Indicates A Financial Collapse

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Re-Published From The Economic Collapse Blog

Does a mystery that is 3,500 years old hold the key to what is going to happen to global financial markets in 2015? Could it be possible that the timing of major financial crashes is not just a matter of coincidence? In previous articles on my website, I have discussed some of the major economic and financial cycle theories and their proponents. For example, in an article entitled “If Economic Cycle Theorists Are Correct, 2015 To 2020 Will Be Pure Hell For The United States“, I examined a number of economic cycle theories that seem to indicate that the second half of this decade is going to be a nightmare economically. But the cycle that I am going to discuss in this article is a lot more controversial than any of those. In his most recent book, Jonathan Cahn has demonstrated that almost all of the major financial crashes in U.S. history are very closely tied to a seven year pattern that we find in the Bible known as “the Shemitah”. Since that book was released, I have been asked about this repeatedly during radio appearances. So in this article I am going to attempt to explain what the Shemitah is, and what this Biblical pattern seems to indicate may happen in 2015. If you are an atheist, an agnostic, or are generally skeptical by nature, this article might prove quite challenging for you. I would ask that you withhold judgment until you have examined the evidence. When I first heard about these things, I had to go verify the facts for myself, because they are truly extraordinary.

So precisely what is “the Shemitah”?

In the Bible, the people of Israel were commanded to let the land lie fallow every seven years. There would be no sowing and no reaping, and this is something that God took very seriously. In fact, the failure to observe these Sabbath years was one of the main reasons cited in the Scriptures for why the Jewish people were exiled to Babylon in 586 BC.

But there was more to the Shemitah year than just letting the land lie fallow.

On the last day of the Shemitah year, the people of Israel were instructed to perform a releasing of debts. We find the following in Deuteronomy chapter 15

At the end of every seven years you shall grant a relinquishing of debts. This is the manner of the relinquishing: Every creditor that has loaned anything to his neighbor shall relinquish it. He shall not exact it of his neighbor, or of his brother, because it is called the Lord’s relinquishment.

This happened at the end of every seven years on Elul 29 – the day right before Rosh Hashanah on the Biblical calendar.

So what does this have to do with us today?

Well, if you go back to the last day of the Shemitah year in 2001, you will find that there was an absolutely horrifying stock market crash.

On September 17th, 2001 (which was Elul 29 on the Jewish calendar), we witnessed the greatest one day stock market crash in U.S. history up to that time. The Dow fell an astounding 684 points, and it was a record that held for precisely seven years until the end of the next Shemitah year.

At the end of the next Shemitah year in 2008, another horrifying stock market crash took place. On September 29th, 2008 the Dow plummeted 777 points, which still today remains the greatest one day stock market crash of all time. It turns out that September 29th, 2008 corresponded with Elul 29 on the Jewish calendar – the precise day when the Bible calls for a releasing of debts.

So on the very last day of the last two Shemitah years, the stock market crashed so badly that it set a brand new all-time record.

And now we are in another Shemitah year. It began last fall, and it will end next September.

Could it be possible that we will see another historic market crash?

Author Jonathan Cahn has correctly pointed out that we should never put God in a box. Just because something has happened in the past does not mean that it will happen again. But we should not rule anything out either.

Perhaps God is using His calendar to make a point. Cahn believes that if we are going to see something happen, it will probably occur as the Shemitah year comes to an end

Cahn has pointed that, according to his research, the worst of the worst usually happens at the end of the Shemitah year, not at the beginning. In fact, the last day of the year, Elul 29 on the Hebrew calendar, which will occur on Sept. 13, 2015, is the most dreaded day.

The pattern revealed in “The Mystery of the Shemitah” is that the beginning of the Shemitah’s impact is often subtle, but leads to a dramatic climax.

“The beginning may mark a change in direction, even a foreshadow of what will come to a crescendo at the Shemitah’s end,” he said.

And this time around, far more people are paying attention. Back in 2001 and 2008, most Americans had absolutely no idea what a “Shemitah year” was. But now it is being talked about on some of the most prominent alternative news websites on the Internet. For example, the following is what Joseph Farah of WND has to say about the Shemitah year…

Farah believes the date Sept. 13, 2015 bears close watching – though he is quick to admit he has no idea what, if anything, will happen in America.

“A clear pattern has been established,” he says. “I don’t believe it’s a coincidence what happened in America on Elul 29 in 2001 and 2008. It would be foolish to ignore the possibility that a greater judgment might be in the works – especially if America continues to move away from God and His Word.”

The Shemitah year that we are in now does end on September 13th, 2015 – and that falls on a Sunday so the markets will be closed.

But what it comes to the Shemitah, we aren’t just looking at one particular day.

And it is very interesting to note that there will also be a solar eclipse on September 13th, 2015. Over the past century, there have only been two other times when a solar eclipse has corresponded with the end of a Shemitah year. Those two times were in 1931 and 1987, and as Jonathan Cahn has told WND, those solar eclipses foreshadowed major financial disasters…

In 1931, a solar eclipse took place on Sept. 12 – the end of a “Shemitah” year. Eight days later, England abandoned the gold standard, setting off market crashes and bank failures around the world. It also ushered in the greatest monthlong stock market percentage crash in Wall Street history.

In 1987, a solar eclipse took place Sept. 23 – again the end of a “Shemitah” year. Less than 30 days later came “Black Monday” the greatest percentage crash in Wall Street history.

Is Cahn predicting doom and gloom on Sept. 13, 2015? He’s careful to avoid a prediction, saying, “In the past, this ushered in the worst collapses in Wall Street history. What will it bring this time? Again, as before, the phenomenon does not have to manifest at the next convergence. But, at the same time, and again, it is wise to take note.”

So what is going to happen this time?

We will just have to wait and see.

But without a doubt so many of the same patterns that we witnessed just prior to the financial crash of 2008 are happening again right before our very eyes.

It has been said that those that do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

Perhaps you believe that there is something to “the Shemitah”, or perhaps you think that it is all a bunch of nonsense.

But at least now you know what everyone is talking about. What you choose to do with this information is up to you.

How Do I Prepare For Economic Collapse With No Money In The Bank?

No Money Economic Collapse

For most of us who know a collapse is coming, one of the first things that many of us ponder is “do I have enough money?“, “how much should I stock up?“, “how long will these terrors last for?“, ” how do I prepare with little money?“, “how will I feed my family?“………….

How do we prepare for an event, when we don’t know how severe it is going to be, or how long it will last for?

In an interview with Mena Lee Grebin (Trunews 5/5/15), Rick Wiles was in his backyard, praying to the Lord, when he asked God this very thing.  I think you will find the answer to his prayer a comforting one, filled with hope….

Mena:  “That is why there are people who are investing in gold and silver. There are people who have done that.  I have told, they have asked about that, and told them that is where you have to listen to the Lord to tell you what to do because I absolutely believe that every place is going to be impacted differently.  Everyone is not like the earthquake that hits California…well we are not going to feel that on the east coast in that sense.  People are being told different things.  Some people are being told to store up on water mostly than anything.  Others are being told, like one sister who lives 20 miles outside of the San Andreas fault line, …. a close friend of mine was told to leave.  The Lord told her to get out.  The Lord told her that the last summer would be her last summer period.   She packed up her husband and her kids to leave”

Rick: “I know other Christians who were given sudden instructions living in California to get up and leave now”

Mena:  “Yes, that is how hers was”

Rick: “You know something, the Lord shared with me several years ago.  I know what year it was, it was ….either late 2010, or early 2011.  I was walking outside around in a field and was praying and asking Him………  Father, what do I say on the radio to the people who write to us, and call us and email and say…….I don’t have a lot of money.  I just don’t have it.  I hear you Rick, and I believe it…..I don’t have a lot of money to buy stuff and prepare….   I said Lord ….what do I say to them?  This is what he told me Mena…  He said tell them to take what money they have and buy the most that they can buy.  He said if they have nothing to give away to share with others, I have nothing to bless.  But if they have something, that they can share with others, I can bless it and multiply it.  See it isn’t the amount that you have stored that is important, it is the amount that you are going to give away, that you are going to share with others. If you have a mindset that this is all about me, and mine and ours, …..you are not going to make it through.  Your going to go through that provision so fast, or it’s going to be stolen from you or what ever.  The Lord is going to have you give it away.  You are going to be sharing it with others, and he is going to be multiplying it.  There is going to be book of Acts, supernatural multiplication of physical goods that is going to be happening.  But if you don’t have anything to give away, he has nothing to bless.  So don’t worry about how much money, or lack of money you have, and you cannot buy anything to prepare…..just get something.  Even if you can fill your closet up with cans of peas…you have peas to give away.  I mean, do something.  The Lord is going to bless….you know I think the other reason Mena, the Lord is telling some people to store this,..and you store that…..is because He is going to bring us together as the body.  This whole thing about being divided and a loner, you know…we have this Americanized individualism …  I will take care of myself ………No, guess what The Lord is going to force us to be the body of Christ.  He is telling you to stock up of one particular item, because others are going to need it.  Others who didn’t stock up on that thing”

Listen to Mena’s interview with Rick Wiles about her visions of America’s future over the years.  She talks about how this (2014) September, October, November, and December she was told there would be a crisis that hits America.  She tells of her mothers vision of an earthquake hitting California, amongst so many other dreams and visions of the crisis that is going to hit America this year and the coming years.

TRUNEWS 5/7/15: MENA LEE GREBIN – PART 1

TRUNEWS 5/8/15: MENA LEE GREBIN - PART 2

 

4 People Find Healing By Reciting Scripture- “Faith Come By Hearing The Word Of God”

Healing

There are several testimonies of healing coming through repeating scripture promises that are related to healing.

Here are 3 examples of healing that came though reciting God’s word:

Don Gossett-  Healing By Reciting Scripture-

The first chapter from Don Gossett’s Book From What You Say Is What You Get

The year I discovered the importance of what some people call “mere” words was the hardest year in my entire life: the whole year was filled with heartache and trouble.
August came, and on the fifteenth, our daughter Jeanne Michelle was born. It was a very difficult delivery for my wife. Our regular doctor was away. His replacement, a confirmed alcoholic, came to see my wife when she first entered the hospital, but his compulsion to drink caused him to be away when the actual time for the delivery arrived.

My wife was kept in the delivery room for a long time, while the nurses tried frantically to locate a doctor. I realized there was some sort of crisis going on, so
I prayed earnestly. Finally, they found a doctor, and Jeanne was delivered. However, it was immediately apparent that she was neither as well nor as strong as our other babies had been.

The doctor told us that my wife had apparently developed a severe calcium deficiency while carrying the baby. Calcium had then gone from baby to mother, causing the bones in the baby’s hands and feet to be soft and malformed. He told us the hands could probably be massaged gradually back into place, but that clubbed feet—the kind Jeanne was born with—were generally irreversible even with surgery. On top of that, the baby had developed respiration difficulties, and he could not promise that she would live. She was in critical condition. Casts were placed on Jeanne’s feet, she was placed in an incubator for her respiration, and a special nurse was assigned to massage her hands daily. We had to leave her behind in the hospital when I took my wife home.

Because my wife was still quite weak from giving birth, I was the one who went to the hospital every day to visit the baby. I would sit beside the incubator and watch her kick her tiny feet, knocking the plaster casts together. I was only allowed to hold her for a few precious moments each day, so I spent most of the time praying, asking God to touch this little one and give her health and strength.

Finally, we were able to bring Jeanne home. It would almost break my heart to hear her casts bang together when she would kick her tiny feet. It seemed as though God was permitting Satan to test our faith and dedication to the limit.

During this time, my wife was stricken with rheumatic fever. Our doctor told us that her illness had been caused by the same calcium deficiency which had caused the baby’s clubbed feet. I had to leave the field of evangelism and devote my time to caring for my wife and our three children. Besides Jeanne, there were also our two-year-old son, Michael, and our one-year-old daughter, Judy. Since I had three babies to care for, I would often prepare bottles for all three of them at the same time. In spite of Jeanne’s condition, I often thought what a beautiful sight it was to see all three of the babies that God had given us!

During this time, our troubles caused my wife and me to grow closer to the Lord than ever before. We studied the Bible extensively and read many good faith building books, pamphlets, and magazines.

Some weeks after we brought her home, Jeanne’s feet had grown so quickly that it was time to remove the casts and replace them with larger ones. When Dr. Graham, our regular doctor, removed the casts, Jeanne’s feet were perfectly straight. Doctor Graham told us that he had never known of a case in which clubbed feet became completely straight.

In fact, he said, “She was not well when she was born, and there wasn’t a lot of hope for her survival. Now she is completely well. Both her feet are perfectly normal. Her respiration is fine. All I can say is that I’m glad it happened.”

Although we knew that we had seen a miracle, we were saddened by the fact that my wife continued to suffer with rheumatic fever. She grew much worse, and suffered from excruciating pain day and night. It seemed likely that our miracle baby would lose her mother.

Weeks passed, and I had no income at all. I mortgaged our furniture, but the money went very quickly. Because of her condition, I couldn’t leave my wife alone, and I had no money to hire someone to stay with her. Again and again I asked God to see us through.

One unforgettable evening I was reading Psalm 27 to my wife, when suddenly the Holy Spirit quickened this scripture to me. I turned excitedly to her and said,

“Honey, did you hear that?”

“Hear what, Don?”

She had allowed her mind to wander as I had been reading. I couldn’t blame her. She had laid bedfast for months with rheumatic fever. Her skin was discolored, her feet and legs were swollen twice their size, and her strength was slowly and surely ebbing.

Despite the fact that many of our friends had come to visit and to pray for her, there had been no permanent improvement. Her outlook was so dark that we feared the angel of death was at our door. We were undergoing a real trial of faith.

That night, as she looked up questioningly, I leaped from my chair, repeating the first verse of Psalm 27: “The Lord is the strength of my life.”

As these words came alive to me, I hugged my wife as I said it again, “Honey, did you hear that Scripture? The Lord is the strength of your life!”

Quietly she repeated these words aloud: “The Lord is the strength of my life.” As the Spirit brought these words to life for her, the listless look faded from her eyes, and with a vibrancy that I had not heard for a long, long time, she exclaimed, “Yes, I do see it! The Lord is the strength of my life!”

A joy such as I had not felt for months surged through me. I could hardly stand still as I shouted, “Honey, if the Lord is the strength of your life, then you don’t have to lie there in that bed! You don’t have to stay weak and sick! In Jesus’ name you can get up and walk!”

“Get up and walk, after all these months in bed?”

Her face looked puzzled. Then, trustingly, she slowly drew herself up. I began to see an expression of belief replace the doubt and distress on her face. As she struggled to her feet, she cried out exultantly, “The Lord is the strength of my life!”

I could clearly see that she was aching as much as ever, and that her feet were still swollen as she put them on the floor. But now she had forgotten herself. She was not going by how she felt. She was thinking of, relying on, the mighty, infallible Word of God. And now she was calling out boldly, “The Lord is the strength of my life,” claiming God s strength to heal her own weak body.

She stepped out from her bed. As she began to walk across the room without wavering, she continued joyously to repeat, “The Lord is the strength of my life! The Lord is the strength of my life!”

The more she repeated God’s Word, the more my wife received God’s strength. Right before our eyes, the pain left, the swelling receded, and the discoloration faded. Two medical doctors would verify that she has been completely healed of crippling, killing rheumatic fever. Never from that joyous day until this has she ever again suffered from that horrible disease.

The night my wife was healed of rheumatic fever was the night I began to realize that what you say is what you get!

I believe we get what we say because God honors His Word—and His Word says that whosoever…shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass…shall have whatsoever he saith” (Mark 11:23).

“He shall have whatsoever he saith” That is an awesome Bible promise. How awesome, it took me some time to realize. Solomon said, “Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth his soul from troubles” (Proverbs 21:23). And Jesus said, “That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned”(Matthew 12:36-37).

In spice of the fact that I was familiar with these well-known biblical quotations, it had somehow never occurred to me that the promise “he shall have whatsoever he saith” was a two-edged sword: it could work for me, or it could work against me, depending on what I said.

One day back in 1961, the Lord spoke to me, just as He spoke to His people long ago. He quoted Scripture to me. First He said, “Ye have wearied the Lord with your words” (Malachi 2:17). Then He spoke to me again, saying, “Your words have been stout against me, saith the Lord” (Malachi 3:13).

I was shocked! How had I wearied the Lord? I couldn’t imagine how my words could have been stout against Him—surely, I never could have said anything against my Lord!

As I pondered about what the Lord could possibly mean, the Holy Spirit, our Great Teacher, brought to my attention that I had developed a negative pattern of speech. I constantly used phrases like “I can’t” and “I’m afraid,” when God’s Word told me “I can” and “Fear not.” My words were out of harmony with God’s Word; I was disagreeing with the Lord!

“Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” asks Amos 3:3.1 discovered that I could never walk with God in blessing, triumph, and abundant supply as long as I
disagreed with God’s Word. So here was the secret: I had to agree with the Lord. I had to say what God said about my life. I needed to say what He said about my health, my finances, my strength, my anointing, my power, about all the blessings He had promised me in His word.

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The Love Of The Father Towards Muslims- 1 Million Muslims Encounter Perfect Love

This is one of the best interviews I have seen on the Father’s love for his sons and daughters.

Listen how Leif explains his encounters with God the Father.  Through those experiences, Leif learns how much the Father loves him (and every person for that matter).  This love doesn’t depend on how much we do for God, or how we perform, but it is a love that is unconditional.  He loves us despite our drawbacks.

One touching encounter, Leif is shown a vision where he is shooting a basket in a basketball game, and all eyes were on him.  He is nervous.  He looks up into the crowd, and God the Father stands up and cheers him on saying…{That’s my boy…that’s my son}  He said at that moment it didn’t matter if he made the basket or if he missed, he knew the Father was proud of him.

He had experiences that showed the love of the Father towards unsaved Muslims.  It seems to be, now more than ever, God is gathering up Muslims from around the world with His LOVE.  He loves them so much, they are coming to know him by the millions.

This video is for anyone to watch who needs to know God’s love for them.  He loves us all, no matter how much we fall short.  He loves people who do not know Him. Listen to the interview with Leif Hetland, which captures how we are to Love first and foremost, as God loves us……

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Lief talking about the Fathers Love……

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19 Heart Wrenching Facts About Abortion

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Pre-mature Baby-F2 Photography by Lexi

Miscarried at 19 Weeks, Baby Walter’s life is changing the abortion debate. “Clump of cells” “Tissue” “Just a fetus” are just some of the ways people who are pro-abortion describe a preborn. In the summer of 2013, Walter Joshua Fretz was born at just 19 weeks’ gestation. He lived only moments, but his life has had a lasting impact.

Walter’s parents, Lexi and Joshua Fretz, were excitedly awaiting the arrival of their newest baby when, according to Lexi’s blog, she began experiencing spotting. When the spotting turned pink she grew more concerned and called her midwife, who advised her to go to the ER.

In the ER, several pregnant women came in after her and were taken straight to the maternity ward. But since Lexi was not yet 20 weeks – she was 19 weeks and 6 days, the hospital rules required her to stay in the ER. After about an hour, Lexi was able to hear her baby’s heartbeat and felt relieved, but as she waited for an ultrasound, Lexi began to feel the familiar pains of labor. Nearly five hours after arriving at the hospital, Lexi gave birth to her son, Walter Joshua Fretz. She writes:

“I was crying so hard at this point, but he was perfect. He was fully formed and everything was there, I could see his heart beating in his tiny chest. Joshua and I both held him and cried over him and looked over our perfect, tiny son”

Joshua’s next decision ended up changing the lives of millions of people.

He went to his car and grabbed his camera and took photos of his son. The photos reached grieving mothers and helped them through the loss of their own babies, and they were used to help women choose life for their preborn children.

Walter Joshua Fretz

See more pictures of Walter Joshua Fretz at this link

Every single day a tragedy greater than 9/11 takes place, but hardly anyone is talking about it anymore. On September 11th, 2001 more than 3,000 Americans lost their lives when three giant steel frame skyscrapers were brought down in New York City.

That was a great evil, but so is the fact that we purposely kill more than 3,000 of our own babies every single day in this country. The fact that society has generally accepted the practice of abortion does not lessen the evil that we have done one bit.

Today, the United States has the highest abortion rate in the entire western world, and hardly anyone makes a fuss about it anymore. In fact, a lot of Americans laugh about it, and some even do comedy skits about it.

We are so casual about abortion these days that one university is actually recruiting teen girls to have abortions for a “scientific study” that is being conducted. But someday we will be judged for what we have done. We have killed more than 56 million of our own babies, and their blood is crying out for justice. In the end, we will reap what we have sown. The following are 19 statistics about abortion that every American show know. Please share these numbers with everyone that you can…

#1 In a massacre that is almost unspeakable, more than 56 million American babies have been murdered in the United States since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973.

#2 When you total up all forms of abortion, including those caused by the abortion drug RU 486, the grand total comes to more than a million abortions performed in the United States every single year.

#3 The number of American babies killed by abortion each year is roughly equal to the number of U.S. military deaths that have occurred in all of the wars that the United States has ever been involved in combined.

#4 Approximately 3,000 Americans lost their lives as a result of the destruction of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11. Every single day, more than 3,000 American babies are killed by abortion.

#5 About one-third of all American women will have had an abortion by the age of 45.

#6 Approximately 47 percent of the women that get an abortion each year in the United States have also had a previous abortion.

#7 It has been reported that a staggering 41 percent of all New York City pregnancies end in abortion.

#8 Approximately 78 percent of all abortions in New York City are performed on African-American and Hispanic babies.

#9 According to Pastor Clenard Childress, approximately 52 percent of all African-American pregnancies now end in abortion.

#10 Most women that get abortions in the United States claim to be Christian. Protestant women get 42 percent of all abortions and Catholic women get 27 percent of all abortions.

#11 About 18 percent of all abortions in the United States each year are performed on teenagers.

#12 One very shocking study found that 86 percent of all abortions are done for the sake of convenience.

#13 According to the Guttmacher Institute, the average cost of a first trimester abortion at the ten week mark is $451.

#14 Many insurance companies now prefer abortion because the average cost of a vaginal birth with no complications in the United States is now over $9,000.

#15 During fiscal year 2014, Planned Parenthood snuffed the life out of 327,653 babies.

#16 Planned Parenthood specifically targets the poor. A staggering 72 percent of Planned Parenthood’s “customers” have incomes that are either equal to or beneath 150 percent of the federal poverty level.

#17 There are 30 Planned Parenthood executives that make more than $200,000 a year. A few of them actually make more than $300,000 a year.

#18 Planned Parenthood gets more than 400 million dollars from the federal government each year.

#19 Overall, there have been well over a billion abortions performed around the world since 1980.

Every single year, both Democrats and Republicans vote to shower Planned Parenthood with hundreds of millions of dollars.

We are told that this must be done because of all the “good” the organization does.

But the truth is that this has been a despicably evil organization from the very beginning. The founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, once said the following….

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Brett Creamer Explains Why We Should Keep A Passover Seder

This was a Praise and Prayer service at RiverWind Baptist Church in Newburgh in Indiana. This was a short teaching about the prophetic nature of the Feast of Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Pastor Brett Creamer shared a some beautiful pictures of his Passover (Seder) Dinner at their home. Brett and his wife Tammy wanted to read through the scriptures and do exactly what the Lord said so they could teach their children of the significance of the feast.

Listen to Brett explain the prophetical meanings behind the Feast of Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and why we should keep them today.

These celebrations are for us! 

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A Summary Of 1,200 Articles On The Coming Crash That Will Change America Forever- Hope For How You Will Get Through It

 

Michael SnyderWe stand at the greatest change coming to the United States, and most Americans stand clueless that an economic and financial storm is on the way. This disaster will change the way Americans think, live and operate. This change won’t be isolated to America, but the rippling effect will be felt around the world. Most people agree that a collapse is coming, but that also doesn’t have to mean that you have to suffer through it.

Most Americans know that the news we get from the main media sources are filtered. We only hear what we are supposed to hear, rather than the reality that is out there.  Most of us have to dig on alternative websites just to get down to the truth of these matters. Make no mistake, millions of Americans are frustrated over the lack of jobs, the lack of pay and the direction the government is heading, amongst so many other issues that plague our nation. Chances are you place yourself in this category of people we are talking about.

Just how bad will it be?

Over the past six years, Michael Snyder has written more than 1,200 articles about how the United States has been stripped of it’s wealth from one bad decision after another over the past decades. Being an attorney, Michael has the gift of reading some of the complex business reports that most of us gloss over, and is able pick up on the red flags often buried in the news. He educates his readers in an easy to read format, what is happening, why it is happening, and what they can do to prepare their families. Because of his simple, straight forward writing, his articles have been picked up from around the world, and have been read by millions of people all over the globe.

Recently, Stan Johnson of the Prophecy Club invited him to Dallas, Texas to tape two talks given to his church. In his first presentation, he explains why we are going face a disaster that will forever change the way America operates. He explains how this new change isn’t years in the future, but rather…. right at our doorstep. The second talk gives his readers hope, when they do find themselves seeing these horrific events unfold, and have to adapt to a new way of living.

Economic Collapse DVD

In the first presentation, he takes the 1000+ articles he has written and lays out one of the most comprehensive warnings about the future of America,…… a warning message unlike any other.

In the second presentation, he shifts gears, and gives the most hope-filled message that every person needs to hear going forward.

The first presentation”Economic Collapse, World War III & The Death Of America

He talks about these subjects: Obama, why the middle class is dying, massive shocking government waste, the 101 million Americans not working, the killing of small businesses, the drop in household income, the quality of our jobs, government dependance, poverty in America and the decline of our education.

Michael explains about a crash coming to our stock markets in the future. He shows several graphs, giving you the technical reasons why this will happen soon. He explains the historical lows and highs of the S & P 500, and how it has been up more than 200% in the last 6 years, along with analysis on the NASDAQ Stock Market. He goes on to give his take on the oil crisis right now, along with the future derivatives crisis.

He gives his predictions of specific events to look for, which will kick off the collapse here in America. He details what will unfold when the government starts crumbing. He comments on the two big to fail banks, and how this will affect us. Over the last year there has been talk in Christian circles about the Shemitah and blood red moons. Is there detailed proof that they could be signs of judgement ahead?

He talks about the coming catastrophe in the New Madrid area, along with speculations about a tsunami that most people believe to hit the east coast of the United States. He talks about the horrific drought happening to California, and what to expect in years to come in this region. He talks about martial law coming to America, and what this would look like when this does happen.

If you think this will not affect you, think again. He discusses 72 types of Americans that are considered ‘Potential Terrorists’ in official government documents. Chances are, if you are reading this, you are one of them.

He lists out 7 events that will come to America, from his research over the years, which we will see as this collapse is played out.

He details out how Russia plans on attacking America, and lists the types of technology, along with actions that Russia has been taking over the last months and years that prove they are serious about war. Learn how an EMP attack could leave you and your family without power for months. Loss of power, loss of internet, loss of modern vehicles which also run using chips and computers and so much more.

He talks about the moral decay happening in our churches, and gives you three things to look for when you get involved with Christian groups, churches or associations that claim to be Christian.

In this DVD, he lays out a roadmap of what is coming to America between right now and World War III. It will be a very difficult message for many people to hear.

Regathering

The second presentation entitled “The Regathering Of The 10 Lost Tribes Of Israel

On the second DVD, he talks about some amazing Bible prophecies that very few churches and very few Bible prophecy teachers ever touch.

The Bible has some amazing things to say about what God is going to do even in the midst of all the chaos that is coming.

In this DVD he talks about what the Bible has to say about the Remnant of the last days, and about the incredible things that are going to happen as this Remnant is gathered from around the nations.

For centuries prior to 1948, most Christians churches taught that the notion that the Jewish people would literally be restored to their land was outrageous and preposterous. Even though the Bible clearly stated that it would happen, most Christian denominations taught that those promises were not to be taken literally.

But it did happen – just like the Bible said for thousands of years in advance. The nation of Israel is a miracle, and the Scriptures told us that it would exist in the last days.

Sadly, for most Christian denominations the story ends there. They simply do not realize that there is more to the story and that it could be talking about them. Micheal explains how Judah and Ephraim will be united again, and how you too can be involved in this movement.

Just who is Ephraim today?

How can we identify them today?

Is God calling Ephraim from the 4 corners of the earth to be reunited to his brother Judah?

Are you amongst those people who God is calling?

The Bible says that this must happen in the last days, and no matter what anyone does or says, it will most assuredly happen.

The greatest move of God and the greatest harvest of souls that the world has ever seen are coming. But this coming move of God is going to look very different from the way that we “play church” today. The era of the “Christian superstar” is ending, and God is going to restore things to the way that they worked during the early church.

In this next move of God, we aren’t going to put “Christian superstars” up on a pedestal and rely on them to do all the ministering. Instead, it is the people that are going to be doing the ministering and the one that is going to get put up on a pedestal is Jesus Christ. Yes, dark days are coming. In Matthew 24, Jesus says that the times just before His return will be the worst times in all of human history.

Just because America is heading for a fall doesn’t mean that life has to be over for you and your family. In the middle of all the chaos, God is going to do some things that are going to utterly shock the entire planet, and you and your family can be on the cutting edge of what God is doing.

If you would like to order these talks from the Prophecy Club, you can do so at the following links…

Economic Collapse, World War III and the Death of America: http://www.prophecyclubresources.com/ECONOMIC-COLLAPSE-WWIII-DEATH-OF-AMERICA-MICHAEL-SNYDER/productinfo/MS-ECW01/

The Regathering of the 10 Lost Tribes Of Israel: http://www.prophecyclubresources.com/RE-GATHERING-OF-THE-TEN-LOST-TRIBES-OF-ISRAEL-MICHAEL-SNYDER/productinfo/MS-R1001/

Michael SnyderAbout Michael Snyder:

About the author: Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the University of Florida law school and he worked as an attorney in the heart of Washington D.C. for a number of years. Today, Michael is best known for his work as the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog (http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/) and End Of The American Dream blog (http://endoftheamericandream.com/)

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