We Were Born Naked & We Die Naked

The title of this post is based on a radio broadcast I listened to yesterday.  That broadcast was about finances and how we can become slaves to debt and man’s false belief he can store up treasures on this earth.  They were preaching from 1 Timothy Chapter 6.

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They also made points about the fact we must be grateful for what the Lord provides. Things we need are usually different then things we want.  Government, Big Business and the misguided masses try to tell us we “need” something because it is “New”, “Improved”, “You can’t live without it”, etc.

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We need to stop storing up treasure on earth, as you can’t take any of it with you.  Too many people are more concerned about impressing friends, family, neighbors and co-workers with their expensive “Junk”.  We need to be content with necessities like  shelter, food & clothing;  for “The Love Of Money Is The Root Of All Kinds Of Evil”.

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Another point was about credit.  Banks make it easy for us to get things we want instead of things we need.  Many of these banks take advantage of the poor by keeping them in debt. That debt can go on for years and years, because of mishandling finances and by banks charging outrageous interest rates and fees.  Many creditors target the poor and are allowed to charge as much interest as they want, so people can never pay them back in a short period time.  These creditors are often referred to as “Predatory Lenders” and some do business as “Pay Day Loan Companies, Title Loan Companies, Poor-Credit Targeted Credit Cards & Installment Loan Companies”. Some states have put interest rate caps on these companies, but those are just on paper. You can easily see these types charging up to 1000% interest on a short-term loan.  These use to be known as “Loan Sharks” when they were illegal.

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1 Timothy 6  English Standard Version (ESV)

Let all who are under a yoke as bondservants regard their own masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and the teaching may not be reviled.

2 Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful on the ground that they are brothers; rather they must serve all the better since those who benefit by their good service are believers and beloved.

False Teachers and True Contentment
Teach and urge these things.

3 If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness,

4 he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions,

5 and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain.

6 But godliness with contentment is great gain,

7 for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world.

8 But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.

9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.

10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

Fight the Good Fight of Faith
11 But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.

12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

13 I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession,

14 to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,

15 which he will display at the proper time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords,

16 who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.

17 As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.

18 They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,

19 thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.

20 O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called “knowledge,”

21 for by professing it some have swerved from the faith.

Grace be with you.

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107 thoughts on “We Were Born Naked & We Die Naked

  1. J.C.,
    Fantastic article! We live in a Babylon system. That system has never worked and will never work. It is a futile and failing system. There is no sense in following its norms. However, it’s norms are broadcast all over: TV, Advertisements, Billboards, Computers, Books, Magazines, Phones, and in daily conversation with most people. Its norms potentially storm and overwhelm the eye-gates and ear-gates of many human souls.

    What does THE WORD say? It says to keep THE WORD ever in front of the eye-gates and ear-gates! We need to get the “L” (hell) out of the WORLD, so that we’re IN THE WORD!!!!

    The Kingdom of Heaven (our REAL Kingdom of Citizenship*) is the REVERSE of this failing world system. For one example, the world says to “hold onto” things to “get ahead.” The WORD says to GIVE and SERVE to progress in The Kingdom of Heaven!

    The following is latest news from Z3News. Although it could be categorized as “current events,” I think that it fits the topic of this article pretty well.
    http://z3news.com/w/watch-triple-top-reversal/

    * provided we have repented of a life lived without putting God first; have acknowledged and accepted Jesus Christ of Nazareth as mankind’s ONLY SAVIOR, as well as our own personal SAVIOR! (and of course there’s more that could be added about daily personal sanctification and much more, but I have simply stated the bottom line for now).

    Everyone, PLEASE come to Jesus NOW!!! The time is short.
    He will take you AS YOU ARE. It matters not what you are now or what you have done in the past. Nothing is beyond HIS LOVE to cover you and receive you into HIS EVERLASTING KINGDOM! There are only 2 choices of eternal destinations, and the other choice is way too horrible to contemplate. Yes, it is REAL!! It has been documented by many reliable sources!

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      1. Hi Vicki,
        I believe you’re Vicki the ARTIST.
        If so, Please go to J.C.’s “FELLOWSHIP” post.
        You will see Part 4 to a fictional story by our resident writer, Stig-ove from Finland (yes, really from Finland). I see that he incorporated you into the story TWICE. You’ll like it!

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  2. Oh how I could write you a story of how back in 2007 my husband and I found ourselves in a snare of debt brought on by our own hands. It’s a sad story and it’s a story filled to the brim that with living in fear and remorse. It’s also a story of stripping us down, one that has taught us many lessons and has brought us into relationship with the Lord, a true everlasting relationship with the Lord.

    The wiles of the enemy are so subtle, trapping even those of us who would claim to be righteous.

    1 Timothy 6:11- But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.

    We are still paying for the consequences of our actions but SOME of the burden of debt has been lifted as we submit and obey. A hard lesson of darkness but a beautiful light has appeared as we pursue a godly relationship with Jesus Christ our Lord.

    Yes…”We Were Born Naked & We Die Naked”

    In our household we don’t worry about tomorrow as we did in the past. We’ve handed all those fears over to the Lord, for worry & fear are of the enemy. We have lived a life of trying to save for tomorrow to the extent of worry & fear. We spent time (away from the Lord) as we studied what to do to save for tomorrow. We spent time (away from the Lord) as we scanned the newspapers looking for the best deals for provisions so we could stock up. Then we would travel to all those places buying up provisions for TOMORROW…again spending time away from the Lord. We weren’t obsessed, but we were listening to those who were instilling fear and fear is not of God.

    I now believe any time spent planning for tomorrow is time spent away from the Lord.

    Tomorrow is not promised.

    Matthew 6:25-34King James Version (KJV)
    25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

    26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

    Thank You James…for yet another post to remind everyone to keep our trust and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Blessings,
    Vicki

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    1. Vicki,
      EXCELLENT and truly insightful post!
      AND the Holy Spirit is sending waves and waves upon me as I read it!
      Thank-you for your transparency.

      I am so glad that you and your husband were brought into true and everlasting relationship with the LORD! (Whatever it took for that to happen!) Truly, this life is a VAPOR, and ALL that matters is our living personal relationship with the LORD!

      YES, we must surrender ALL future plans to HIM!
      (Remembering that He sees the WHOLE PICTURE and is ultimately designing what is BEST for US according to HIS BOOK and HIS RULES of HIS KINGDOM which stands FOREVER!)

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  3. Peggy – Vicki beautiful spot on posts. I too had been stripped of everything since 2008 – I always gave thanks to God for what we had back then, ( rental houses , plus our own big house, cars, etc. ) I thought I knew the Lord then because He “blessed” us in possessions. Once the last withdrawl of my 401k plan was done, and I had nothing left that is when the real journey began. Oh what He has brought me (us) through in so little time. All of a sudden our path got really narrow , rocky and uphill – talk about instant confusion – my ex wife couldn’t take it anymore and just gave up and left. It was then that the transformation in me began – a whole paradigm shift of heavenly priorities – Then I was taught trust, obedience ,forgiveness and separation from the world all at once. I realize that the greatest gift of all from Him is that He let me live through both sets of eyes – the worlds and now His. I did not die without seeing His truths – Vicki when you said any planning we do for tomorrow just keeps us from Him today that is perhaps the most simplest yet wisest statement I have heard lately – but I think its because of what we’ve been through that we can appreciate that statement so much. What a great post JC- to have us appreciate the word and His truths. Amen

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    1. Michael you say, “Then I was taught trust, obedience, forgiveness and separation from the world all at once”.

      This is what the Lord did for me (also) starting in 2014 when He began to paint through me. Yes, it took from 2007 until 2014 before I was fast forwarded into submission, obedience, trust and finally forgiveness.

      Through our losing much and my experiences painting and some health problems my husband (in 2015) has also begun his new journey with the Lord.

      JC I have a painting that may be appropriate for this discussion.

      The name of it is “Burning the touch for Righteousness”.
      After this painting I was led to the following scripture:

      The painting came first…then the scripture.
      Isaiah 62:1

      [1] For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.

      I have read many a commentary on this scripture and feel following says it best, that is as the message meant for me. Michael, you may feel this also.

      The Commentary – The Son of God here (in Isaiah 62: 1 assures his church of his unfailing love, and his pleading for her under all trails and difficulties.

      I believe the Lord was showing me (in the mentioned painting) that He will burn the torch for each of us until the very end. Telling me I waited for you, for me, and will wait for all who burn their torch for me.

      I was saved when I was a little girl but had turned away on and off for most of my life. I believe because of the circumstances I was raised under the Lord knew deep in my heart I was burning a torch for Him that never went out completely. He waited for me to fall to my knees and when I did He picked me up and showed me how much He loved me, how much He loves us all.

      I am His servant!

      To God all the Glory and Honor…AMEN

      Blessings,
      Vicki

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    2. Thank You Michael, Vicki, Peggy and everyone else on this blog. I myself had to be knocked down quite a bit. I was not following the Lord when it happened, but now I am glad it did. Back in 2008 I had been diagnosed with Chronic Illnesses, I lost my job, lost my house, lost my vehicle and had to move in with my parents for a few months. I now know it was for a purpose, but I didn’t understand back then. I was simply angry! The demonic attacks brought back the illness just a few days ago, but the Lord is my Physician and I know his medical care will surprise the Doctors in his perfect timing.

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      1. Oh James, that has the King’s fingerprints all over it! He did the same to me between 1995 and 1999. Sometimes everything has to go so He ends up with everything that’s left!

        We love you, bro. We thank you for your efforts in keeping this blog going. Your posts are inspired and mean so much to us. It’s just so wonderful to have a place to come and read or post that comforts, challenges, amuses, and teaches us! I am praying that the King will allow this blog and others that serve a big need in our lives to remain when things go kaflooey. I’m growing closer to you guys than I am to my (unsaved) family.

        Bless him, Abba! He’s precious to us and he needs you!
        Christine

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      2. I also stand in agreement and am praying in Jesus Name to heal your body of any and all attacks from the enemy. I’m praising Jesus for His mercy, thanking and praising Him for your healing. In Jesus Name Amen

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  4. I feel this economic pressure also but especially my wife. I noticed she has gotten more bitter and unhappy of recent. We still make it financially but especially my wife needs spiritual revival so she is not locked into this money dquals freedom matrix.

    I am awake to the fact of financial collapse and know it will happen. My main concern is my wife and children.

    Thank you Jc and Michael that description of your wife leaving shook me really did.

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    1. Stig-Ove, may we keep your wife an family in our prayers. Consider posting a prayer request for them. Many of my friends and some family members (in the United States) are going to be in for the shock of their lifetime when the economy finally collapses. They all need to repent and turn fully to the Lord.

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  5. Stig-Ove I feel your statement brother. I call on The spirit of the Lord to fall on her heart and calm her spirit. That He is working in her heart to let go of the worries of this fallen world. That at first when the spirit moves in us, we don’t understand by worldly logic what is taking place. But that hour by hour and day by day we live and awaken a little more calm and soon His light grabs hold of our hearts – and mothers and good wives are of such tremendous value to the Lord – He loves and treasures them as He identifies with their true love for their children and families. A mothers heart overflows with that concern and often times the enemy will turn on her and put fear into her. I call for every form of protection over your house and her heart brother. May this manifestation of fear and doubt be pounded into the abyss with that portal sealed and locked. May His perfect love though you cast out that fear – Love and protection locked around you and them Stig-Ove . Amen

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  6. And Stig-Ove as soon as I got done with your post I literally started shaking with fury over evil – I believe He wanted fierce prayer for you and it was delivered – this was one of those rare times that my tongue prayer was smooth and furious – you are loved brother.

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  7. Relative to the topic, and I’m sure many of you have already heard this before: ” I have been to MANY funerals, but I have NEVER seen a U-HAUL behind a hearse.”

    And it’s not as many in America would think:
    “The one with the MOST TOYS WINS” (OH, NO!)

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  8. Peggy thank You – Amen !!!! Vicki thank you for that response – those last two paragraphs were awesome -cant wait to see the painting – JC this blog is on fire in the spirit this morning – AMEN

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      1. Yes, yes…”On Fire for Jesus” is the name of another painting. We are “On Fire” I feel it too!!! I can share this one also! We’ll see what JC says about posting them.

        Blessing,
        Vicki

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  9. WOW, my sibs in Christ, all I can say is YES, YES AND AMEN!!! Amen to the truths spoken so eloquently by Vicki, Peggy, Michael, Stig-Ove and for that GORGEOUS prayer from Michael for Stig-Ove and his family! Oh I am so blessed to be in this company!

    My own testimony about $ was created by the King after my first husband died in 1995. After working 5 jobs while going to PT school full-time, I finally graduated in 1999, but I was $75K in debt. Debt for school, books, a used car. . .

    In 2001 I recommitted my life to the King and in the spring of 2002 He convicted me about tithing. I was doing ok in my new job as a physical therapist, but it isn’t what you EARN it’s what you KEEP and I didn’t keep much. So with trembling hand I obeyed, and He replaced that tithe in ONE DAY (picked up a per diem job.) By 2006 I was debt-free and earning THREE TIMES what I was earning when I began to tithe. When the King says He will open the windows of Heaven, He means it (Malachi 3:10)! So hang in there, Vicki! Obey and watch Him work wonders with your checkbook!

    The only “permission” I have received about planning for tomorrow has to do with supplies He will use for others He sends my way. No “worrying” allowed!

    Thank you, my brothers and sisters! You have blessed me this day! I add my voice to Michael’s prayer for you, Stig-Ove!
    Christine

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  10. I keep saying this I know but what a blessing this blog is. Christine your post was awesome. We all have different gifts to bring here and it is amazing for as long as it can be.He is working thru all of us . Amen. This unity is treasure that can never be bought.

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  11. “O WORSHIP THE KING” (words by Robert Grant)
    1. O worship the King all glorious above,
    And gratefully sing, His wonderful love;
    Our Shield and Defender, the Ancient of Days,
    Pavilioned in splendor and girded with praise.

    2. O tell of His might and sing of His grace,
    Whose robe is the light, whose canopy space;
    His chariots of wrath the deep thunder-clouds form,
    And dark is His path on the wings of the storm.

    3. Thy bountiful care, what tongue can recite?
    It breathes in the air, it shines in the light,
    It streams from the hills, it descends to the plain,
    And sweetly distills in the dew and the rain.

    4. Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,
    In Thee do we trust, nor find Thee to fail;
    Thy mercies how tender, how firm to the end,
    Our Maker, Defender, Redeemer and Friend. AMEN.

    Holy Spirit brought these verses to my mind through contemplating Christine’s many references to her “KING.”
    I felt prompted to share the verses, and felt the Holy Spirit on me as I typed the 4 verses to this Hymn, whose tune is adapted from a musical composition by Johann Michael Haydn.

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    1. To all here who come together to glorify our King…I also, like Michael feel blessed to be part of it all. I was led, no doubt to a location where the Holy Spirit is alive and well.

      It’s hard to find in most places.

      Thank you all for this place of Holy Spirit filled love and acceptance.

      Blessings,
      Vicki

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    1. Actually, as I was thinking of it, I was mentally hearing myself playing majestically on a church organ which I used to play. It was an Allen Computer-Digital Organ. It sounded much like a pipe organ, and it cost $57,000 back in 1978!

      At any rate, I noticed some musical inspiration flowing, which is something I haven’t felt in a very long 6 months.

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  12. Thank You all for sharing your Holy Spirit filled fellowship with me. I was away visiting my parents and just now catching up. Amazing stories of faith, prayer and agreement. Blessings to you all. James

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    1. Oh really? Yeah, well, I guess we have. . .TODAY! LOL. Sometimes we get pretty kooky, but that’s all in fun and lets off pressure! I like the fueling station also, Michael. Inspired, as usual. Vicki, I am loving your posts, girlfriend! Keep ’em coming! How nice to have you here in our odd-for-God group! Hey! We haven’t gathered in front of the huge stone fireplace lately and passed around the hot cocoa and chocolate! Remember, I get first dibs on the crunchy ones!

      Bless you guys! James, get a good night’s rest!
      : ) Christine

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      1. Yes James, awesome fellowship…love it!!!

        Paintings have been sent. Please remember, the Lord is the artist. He works through me, and every painting has had it’s purpose in my life and is to be shared & used to heal us/others and to glorify the King!

        Thank you Christine…I’m feeling blessed to be part of it all!!!

        Many Blessings to all,
        Vicki

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    1. I heard this somewhere, not sure where (maybe Joyce Meyer)—
      There’s no TESTIMONY without a TEST, but most of us can’t get to the
      TESTIMONY, ’cause we stay exclusively in the “MOANIES” — as in “moan and groan/complain—–(“mony”– last part of “testimony.”)

      Yeah, I know you guys “get it,” but just in case…….
      Keep in mind, I taught in elementary school for 36 years (hahaha)

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  13. I haven’t been around much. Last weekend was a royal challenge in the heavenlies. I won’t go into it, but the prayer requests didn’t result in the restoration I’d anticipated, rather in gaining wisdom/insight that I prayed out for over the years.

    I have been reading a book that has challenged me, more so than I ever expected. It’s called “Imagine Heaven.” I’m actually a borderline speed reader. This book though — I get thru maybe 2-5 pages and I have to pause and just sob. I HAVE to finish it but it is both the most challenging and satisfying book (not including scripture) I have ever read.

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    1. Kenzel,
      Nice to hear from you here.
      Who’s the author of the book?

      ******************************************************
      Also, I believe the Holy Spirit is prompting me to ask:
      Nathan M. and Jason and Sonshine (all from Linda Clay’s blog)—-
      If you all are here, HOW ARE YOU DOING???

      Please JUMP RIGHT in and POST.
      If there is anything we can do to help or anything we can pray for you about,
      PLEASE let it be known.

      God Bless You 3, and everyone else that stops by here, though not making themselves known, perhaps.
      Once again, you are part of the GROUP, too!
      PLEASE JUMP IN!!!

      Love in Christ Jesus, Peggy

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      1. I should note: This is a new release but it is from the library. It was actually due back last Friday. I normally don’t keep overdue books but the HS won’t let me return it until I’m finished…

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  14. I just created a blog posting for Stig-Ove. Title and anything else can be changed. I just added a few pictures, but feel free to email me some more. Can make any modifications. This was just a starting point. I still need to gather the comments and put them out there too.

    Everyone is welcome to participate.

    Anyone can Link directly to Linda’s blog by going to “Blogs I Follow” — that will take you to many others, including my brother-in-law Dave “Redeemed Warrior”.

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      1. J.C.,
        I just looked at your new post with pics for Stig-ove’s stories.
        My opinion is that it’s PERFECT, including the title……
        (gotta keep that SIMPLE)
        It’s nice to know where to go to find all of these in ONE PLACE…..
        Thanks!

        …….What do you think, Stig-ove?

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  15. JC THANK YOU brother for your great job organizing this blog.
    Vicki …… both new paintings awesome but my favorite is the torch painting!!!!!
    Brothers and sisters that is what this blog is becoming. …. a blazing light on a hill. HOW GREAT THOU ART. MOVE SPIRIT MOVE . The torch is passed from Linda to JC. Linda will have enough oil to keep her torch blazing. We will light our torches from this fire to move us as well. Amen bless you all .

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  16. Its good Peggy J W Pepper or is he tge one from Smokey&Bandit sheriff suits me fine on the page.

    Thanks JC again.

    I wonder how much unofficial chat about this finnish madman is going on 🙂 but its all good. Everybody here is an royal priest and colleague of mine.

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    1. I have a question for anyone.. I am subscribed to Clare’s newsletter but really don’t know much about her. I never have had any questions about anything until the recent post. Something gave me a “Something is not right about that feeling” for the very first time.

      I could have misread things, but it appears they are in the false-belief of a pre-tributlation rapture. Lord, please forgive me if I have made a bad interpretion.

      This sentence caught my eyes “So We’re doing all we can to Leave Behind What Is Necessary For Spiritual Survival during Tribulation”. – — That reminds me of the fictional Left Behind Series. Bette, Linda and many others will tell you that we are already in Tribulation and it’s too late to believe in a pre-tribulation rapture.

      Please understand that I’m not trying to harm anyone here — I am just concerned when I see what appears to be spreading of a false man’s doctrine on pre-tribulation Rapture. Again, this was the very first time I got this feeling, and I’ve been a subscriber for quite sometime.

      May we continue to seek discernment in all things.

      Please look at this link closely: http://www.heartdwellers.org/

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      1. Well, my feeling is that they have been mandated to gather materials for those left behind to find, to gain comfort from, and to help lead them to Jesus Christ. They are VERY involved with that. I sense that this is a very good thing to do. After all, God’s supernatural army can make sure these materials get to the right people at the right times. They have a tremendous heart for the “left behind” and want to communicate to them that there is still HOPE for them.

        As a note, Anne Graham Lotz, Billy Graham’s daughter has been led to leave materials behind for those “left behind,” also

        I know they keep hearing, like everyone else, that things are getting close. As for timing, I don’t believe that she’s ever mentioned a pre-tribulation Rapture. I know there have been some indicators that they were advised to look for: The destruction of Miami, Florida, and something with Israel.

        They are very involved in serving the poor of their area. (Good sign; that’s a big thing in God’s heart.) Our hearts should BREAK with the things that break God’s Heart!

        So, that’s my “take.” Everyone can use their own discernment.
        I don’t discern anything “bad” about them. They foster the importance of an intimate personal relationship with Jesus Christ. They are non-denominational. That’s all good.

        I contributed Christian books to their Christmas Toy Drive to the poor children in their area. Clare and Ezekiel both have some challenging physical problems like some have testified on this site, particularly under J.C.’s article “Born Naked; Die Naked.”

        It appears that God can really show up in a broken, humbled physical vessels. They turn more fully to HIM, especially because of their great needs.

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      2. Thank You for that excellent clarification Peggy. I’ve always felt that they were doing good in helping people prepare in all areas. I am truly sorry if I misunderstood that message they shared. It is so true that the Lord takes broken vessels to use for his purpose. Many of us (myself included) are broken vessels. I sure don’t have a long history in walking with the Lord.

        Again, thanks for your patience, and kind thoughts sister.

        James

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      3. Friends,
        I’ll also mention that I have read EVERY PDF ever published by Clare and Ezekiel on heartdwellers.org I have read EVERY book published by them, also.

        J.C.’s question is not in vain. EVERY question is a good question.!
        Every question brings up additional ideas, that can help others in ways not even imagined. Also, DISCERNMENT is a big issue, and a big thing to be constantly reminded of in these UNIQUE TIMES !!

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    1. Thanks for sharing that awesome post Peggy. I just received word from Bette Stevens that she cancelled their weekly Bible Study and suggested we all stay in prayer. Her warning “We are minutes from a crisis in this nation”.

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  17. I am asking everyone to please not inundate Bette with a bunch of emails or telephone calls. It was not my intention for people to panic and start asking her questions. Her warning was plain and simple. Stay in prayer.

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  18. Scripture:
    Psalm 91

    My Refuge and My Fortress
    91 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
    2 I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.”
    3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
    and from the deadly pestilence.
    4 He will cover you with his pinions,
    and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
    5 You will not fear the terror of the night,
    nor the arrow that flies by day,
    6 nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
    nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.
    7 A thousand may fall at your side,
    ten thousand at your right hand,
    but it will not come near you.
    8 You will only look with your eyes
    and see the recompense of the wicked.
    9 Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place—
    the Most High, who is my refuge—
    10 no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
    no plague come near your tent.
    11 For he will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways.
    12 On their hands they will bear you up,
    lest you strike your foot against a stone.
    13 You will tread on the lion and the adder;
    the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.
    14 “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
    I will protect him, because he knows my name.
    15 When he calls to me, I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble;
    I will rescue him and honor him.
    16 With long life I will satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.”

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  19. More Scripture

    Ephesians 6:10-20

    The Whole Armor of God
    10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, 19 and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.

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  20. JC and Peggy I can see by the way Claire worded that article where your question comes from. I initially had a sinking feeling that she referred to a pre trib rapture. Then I reread it and thought she has to be referring to leaving messages and scripture in various physical places where she has been but then proceeding to other places where she will leave more for people to find. Kind of like a delivery person of the word as she can’t be in all places at once to comfort the masses????

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    1. I think the idea of leaving messages for others to find is excellent! I agree with what you and Peggy are saying. It’s kind of like Linda told me — that even when we are gone, are messages may be out there for all to see.

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  21. Amen – a mission of leaving these during the tribulation – like a plane dropping leaflets over a country before and during the incident. Waiting with held breath but also the exhilaration of surviving to help the broken with supernatural protection and the power of The Lord over and around us.

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  22. Hi,
    J.C. received this message from Bette Stevens and asked me to copy and paste it for him.
    {This came from another Sister in the Lord named Karin Berley to Bette Stevens}

    Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 10:12 AM
    Subject: word from the Lord

    Hi Ladies,

    You may pray into this word I had received from the Lord last Sunday on February 14th to determine if it be of Him. After I mentioned to you that the Lord told me time was very short now Bette felt we needed to pray.
    Karin

    “Dearly Beloved,
    I remind you once more that you are surrounded by many angelic creatures and a great cloud of witnesses.
    Heaven is behind your endeavors in these last of days. You will be empowered from on High as we move into the final time ordained for My Church.

    What is imperfect but yielding I can do great and mighty things through. For such a willing vessel can move at My Command. Your weakness is made perfect in My Strength. Yes, you are completed because of My Life, My Perfect Will overruling yours as you submit to the call of Love.
    Your Father in Heaven has always had a purposeful plan to use you mightily in the days ahead. So much more revelation is coming forth at the appointed time. Only moments are left before the scales of weightedness bring forth the judgments.

    You must be ready to go and only can you do so as you lay down your last bit of uncertainty.
    Is there anything worth holding onto? You already know the answer.
    Continue to place your life in Mine and just trust the Love of the Divine for your family. Grace is still covering the years of prayers and tears. Just a little while longer and you will see such miracles, signs and wonders unfold.

    I am imparting increased discernment, wisdom and understanding for My Called Out Ones to walk and run in! SELAH

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  23. Hi,
    In addition J.C. received this second message from Bette Stevens and asked me to copy and paste it for him.

    Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 10:12 AM
    Subject: word from the Lord
    I am sharing this from our Pastor in Kenya,he has been on a retreat .fast for a few days and this is what he received………..Bette Stevens

    God Gave me this Joel 2:1-2″

    Blow the trumpet in Zion;
    sound the alarm on my holy hill.
    Let all who live in the land tremble,
    for the day of the LORD is coming.
    It is close at hand—
    2 a day of darkness and gloom,
    a day of clouds and blackness. ………
    Then followed by this message….”I am coming soon than ever before. .. children of men be ready for judgement,…………. I am coming with me reward for the righteous and obedient servants and on the other hand a sword for the disobedient servant. Put your house in order for the lamp of God is coming.

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    1. This post from Z3news is worth reading. Matt Smith is the one that wrote the 2016 Poem (from the Lord) on Z3news a little while back.

      Matt Smith says:
      February 19, 2016 at 8:58 am
      Sadly, America will not win this war. I urge anyone reading these post, who do not comment, and are truly not saved, to get right with God. You do not have to die, by nuclear attack, you can drop dead of a heart attack. God is still in the blessing business, of answering prayers, for him to receive the glory, and get people saved. Just on this past Monday 2-15-16 I receive a call, about 5:30 pm est, while eating dinner, and had only been home from work for about 15 minutes. My mother called, and said they had to rush my brother to the hospital. So, when I got off the phone. I spoke these words, my brother will be fine. He will surely live. I ate more of my food. Got dressed. Went down to the hospital, with my wife. Accept for me, and my parents we were not worried. My brother had 4 kids 3 by his wife. All my other siblings were crying, the doctor said he wouldn’t make it. Yet my brother is a 25 yr old, army vet, who had a stroke\heart attack. He wasn’t fully in the Lord, like he should be. I wasn’t hysterical, nor my parents. I told one oldest sisters, I hope this gets folks in here right with God. I went into my brothers room, I said prayer to myself, “Silver and Gold I have not, but heal this man so people can see your power and glory. He shall live, and not die.” My parents prayed as well to. Neither one of us three were worried. To make a long story short. He died 3 times in less than a 24hr period. I wasn’t worried, my faith was in God. And here’s what God did, raised my brother from the dead 3 times. He is awoke, and talking. Yet one point the doctors were telling everyone to say their good byes to him. I did not waiver in my faith, I pray this experience brings him closer to God. Now, I shared this testimony to, say this could be, but God might have determined it will be your time, and you must die. I knew if my brother didn’t make it, it wasn’t because God couldn’t perform a miracle, it’s because he had other plans. Many are waiting on a terrorist attack, physical or biological for you to die, but folks are dying in the hospital everyday from something else. This post Sherry shared is just another reminder you should get right with God.

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  24. Here’s an interesting report (a comment) on Z3news:

    Sarah Tennessee says:
    February 19, 2016 at 1:18 pm
    James, don’t know if proper venue but I have to sound this. I was so hoping to travel down to my daughter’s baptism in central FL this Sunday. Only this morning did I feel HS release as our schedule cleared. I found out that my husband’s sis and his former coworker have been having tremendous black helicopter traffic at night. This would be the 95 corridor from Daytona to Cocoa area. As I was told, the copters have huge lighting capabilities and light up the rural area as they pass the coworker’s house at night. This plus the SQ alert that posted this week lends us to believe that something wicked this way comes. Seek the Lord in prayer as to last minute preps, guidance in your steps and listen to what Matt said: get yourselves spiritually prepped above all things.

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    1. Amen on being prepared Peggy. Those helicopters do sound suspicious. We had those things here in my small town close to when they were doing the Jade Helm exercises. They were shining bright lights into the ranch house across the street. I’ve seen Military Jets here too. Some of these things appeared to have weapons on them — those were all during their “exercises”. We don’t even have a real airport here — it’s only for private small prop-planes and helicopters. No jets can land there.

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