More – Keep Away From Some People

Ephesians 5:5-11 New King James Version (NKJV)

For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be partakers with them.

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.


2 Timothy 3:1-5 New King James Version (NKJV)

Perilous Times and Perilous Men

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!


2 Thessalonians 3:6-15 New King James Version (NKJV)

Warning Against Idleness

But we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the tradition which he received from us. For you yourselves know how you ought to follow us, for we were not disorderly among you; nor did we eat anyone’s bread free of charge, but worked with labor and toil night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, not because we do not have authority, but to make ourselves an example of how you should follow us.

10 For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. 11 For we hear that there are some who walk among you in a disorderly manner, not working at all, but are busybodies. 12 Now those who are such we command and exhort through our Lord Jesus Christ that they work in quietness and eat their own bread.

13 But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good. 14 And if anyone does not obey our word in this epistle, note that person and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed. 15 Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

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Byron Searle – I AM AGAINST YOU (USA)

Byron Searle‘s latest post is terrifying for the lost and lukewarm in America. Sadly, it witnesses true in my heart. Since Roe v Wade in 1973 the USA has performed over 60,686,000 abortions. How long, O Lord? America has sown and it will reap.

Byron’s post is below. Link: I AM AGAINST YOU


I AM AGAINST YOU

Jeremiah 51:25-26
25 Behold, I am against thee, O destroying mountain, saith the Lord, which destroyest all the earth: and I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and roll thee down from the rocks, and will make thee a burnt mountain.
26 And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but thou shalt be desolate for ever, saith the Lord.
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Transcript:
My son, I am against you, Oh America, for you have not repented of your evil doings! The kings of this nation have led My children far from Me, and now is the time of judgement! Sins of murder, self-pleasure, sodomy, pride, and rebellion have now brought a stinking to My Throne! This nation is Mystery Babylon and will be destroyed in one hour! As the smoke rises from her great cities, all the world will mourn for her, for they too have drunk from the cup of her fornications and sins.
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My son, I have sent My true prophets to the king of this nation, telling him to repent, and I will delay the judgments for a time to prepare the people. But, because of his pride and arrogance, he has chosen NOT to repent!. Therefore, I have now sped up the destruction of America, Mystery Babylon. I will destroy this king  and return the former to bring terror to the nation! Oh king, you say that I am your God, yet your heart only worships pride and money! I am against you, king! Prepare to see My Mighty Hand move against that which you love so much!!!
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My son, the time is now to prepare My Remnant! TELL THEM TIME IS UP!!! SHOUT TO THOSE WHO WILL HEAR THE WORDS –  REPENT!!! REPENT!!! TURN TO THE LORD YOUR GOD FOR SAFETY IN THE COMING DAYS!!! I WILL NOT BE SLACK!!! saith the Lord of Hosts! I will be a strong tower to those who trust Me, but a crushing rock to those who refuse to hear the words and repent!
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I am against you, Oh America, and My ire is kindled hot! DO NOT SAY THIS WORD IS WITHOUT LOVE, FOR IT IS OUT OF LOVE I GIVE IT! Because of the sin of the nation and the refusal to repent, I AM COME!!!
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I love you, My faithful children who have died to self and carry My cross daily. I am coming soon to gather you to myself. Walk in the spirit. Read and pray My Word. Humble yourselves always.
Amen.
Messiah Jesus

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Keep Away From Some People

I noticed a few social media posts where Christians seem a little confused about friendship, and who you should hang around with. I will give a few Bible passages below. You may also want to read these related posts.


Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
James 4:4 NKJV

Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them.
Romans 16:17 NKJV

33 Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.34 Awake to righteousness, and do not sin; for some do not have the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.
1 Corinthians 15:33-34 NKJV

I have not sat with idolatrous mortals,
Nor will I go in with hypocrites.
I have hated the assembly of evildoers,
And will not sit with the wicked.
Psalms 26:4-5 NKJV

Go from the presence of a foolish man,
When you do not perceive in him the lips of knowledge.
Proverbs 14:7 NKJV

He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets;
Therefore do not associate with one who flatters with his lips.
Proverbs 20:19 NKJV

Make no friendship with an angry man,
And with a furious man do not go,
Lest you learn his ways
And set a snare for your soul.
Proverbs 22:24-25 NKJV

Do not speak in the hearing of a fool,
For he will despise the wisdom of your words.
Proverbs 23:9 NKJV

Do not mix with winebibbers,
Or with gluttonous eaters of meat;
For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty,
And drowsiness will clothe a man with rags.
Proverbs 23:20-21 NKJV


1 Corinthians 5:9-13 New King James Version (NKJV)

I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. 10 Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. 11 But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner—not even to eat with such a person.

12 For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside? 13 But those who are outside God judges. Therefore “put away from yourselves the evil person.”


2 Corinthians 6:14-18 New King James Version (NKJV)

14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? 15 And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? 16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said:

“I will dwell in them
And walk among them.
I will be their God,
And they shall be My people.”

17 Therefore

Come out from among them
And be separate, says the Lord.
Do not touch what is unclean,
And I will receive you.”
18 “I will be a Father to you,
And you shall be My sons and daughters,
Says the Lord Almighty.”

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Philadelphia’s Open Door – Harpazó?

For months I have wondered what the open door is that Jesus mentions in the letter to the Philadelphia church, because, frankly, I could use an open door. 😉


Revelation 3:7-13 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Faithful Church

“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write,

‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of David,He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens”: “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name. Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie—indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you. 10 Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. 11 Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. 12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.

13 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ’


While reading this passage last night it suddenly occurred to me the answer could be just a few verses later, after the letters to the churches.


Revelation 4:1-5 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Throne Room of Heaven

After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.”

Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald. Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads. And from the throne proceeded lightnings, thunderings, and voices. Seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.


I believe the Bible teaches there is an end-times “event” called the rapture, harpazó in Greek, where God’s saints suddenly disappear from the earth. Harpazó occurs in this passage.

For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.
I Thessalonians 4:15-18 NKJV

Specifically, in verse 17.

Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 4:17 ESV (Greek) (Strong’s G726)

726 Harpazo

Harpazó also occurs in Revelation 12.

And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter; and her child was caught up to God and to His throne.
Revelation 12:5 BSB (Greek) (Strong’s G726)

I believe this passage also speaks of the rapture. Notice how similar it is to I Thessalonians 4:15-18 NKJV above.

Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
I Corinthians 15:51-53 NKJV

Jesus Himself said to watch and pray to escape!

“But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.
Luke 21:34-36 NKJV

Is the open door for the Philadelphia church the rapture? I hope so!

Are you ready to be raptured?

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The devil Rules Earth, For Now

After Jesus was baptized, He went into the wilderness, fasted, and was tempted by the devil.

Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, being tempted for forty days by the devil. And in those days He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry.
Luke 4:1-2 NKJV

This temptation makes sense. Jesus was hungry!

And the devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.”
But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’
Luke 4:3-4 NKJV

This, too, has to be a temptation for Jesus. The devil offered Jesus a way to avoid dying on the cross.

Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said to Him, “All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours.”
And Jesus answered and said to him, “Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written,‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’
Luke 4:5-8 NKJV

If the devil’s claim wasn’t true, Jesus could have quoted a scripture like this.

24 The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness,
The world and those who dwell therein.
For He has founded it upon the seas,
And established it upon the waters.
Psalms 24:1-2 NKJV

These Scriptures support the devil’s claim to having authority.

30 Jesus answered and said, “This voice did not come because of Me, but for your sake. 31 Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. 32 And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.” 33 This He said, signifying by what death He would die.
John 12:30-33 NKJV

I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me.
John 14:30 NKJV

But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 NKJV

“But now I go away to Him who sent Me, and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; 11 of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.
John 16:5-11 NKJV

We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.
1 John 5:19 NKJV

However, the devil doesn’t get to keep his rulership.

15 Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” 16 And the twenty-four elders who sat before God on their thrones fell on their faces and worshiped God, 17 saying:
“We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty,
The One who is and who was and who is to come,
Because You have taken Your great power and reigned.
18 The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come,
And the time of the dead, that they should be judged,
And that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints,
And those who fear Your name, small and great,
And should destroy those who destroy the earth.”
Revelation 11:15-18 NKJV

This is the devil’s destiny.

The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
Revelation 20:10 NKJV

Have you been delivered from the power of darkness? Are you in Jesus’ kingdom?

13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.
Colossians 1:13-14 NKJV

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Isaiah 40:28-31 in Several Translations

A couple nights ago I read Isaiah 41. Then I backed up a little and read the last few verses of Isaiah 40. I kept reading and reading, and eventually had 6 Bibles open on the table. I’m not sure how long I read these passages over and over and over, but it could have been an hour or more. Here is the Scripture in several translations. I didn’t bold text what spoke especially to me, so you can let the Spirit speak what you especially need. Blessings!


28 Have you not known?
Have you not heard?
The everlasting God, the Lord,
The Creator of the ends of the earth,
Neither faints nor is weary.
His understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives power to the weak,
And to those who have no might He increases strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
And the young men shall utterly fall,
31 But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:28-31 NKJV


Have you not known? have you not heard, that ELOHAI OLAM, YAHUAH, the Creator of the ends of the earth, faints not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon YAHUAH shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. YESHA’YAHU 40:28-31 את CEPHER


“Did you not know? Have you not heard? The everlasting Elohim, יהוה, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men stumble and fall, but those who wait on יהוה renew their strength, they raise up the wing like eagles, they run and are not weary, they walk and do not faint.”
Yeshayah (Isaiah)‬ ‭40:28-31‬ ‭TS2009‬‬


Did you not know? Have you not heard? The everlasting Elohim, YHWH, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men stumble and fall, but those who wait on YHWH renew their strength, they raise up the wing like eagles, they run and are not weary, they walk and do not faint.
Yeshayahu (Isaiah)‬ ‭40:28-31‬ HYS


Isaiah 40:28-31 Amplified Bible (AMP)

28 
Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth
Does not become tired or grow weary;
There is no searching of His understanding.
29 
He gives strength to the weary,
And to him who has no might He increases power.
30 
Even youths grow weary and tired,
And vigorous young men stumble badly,
31 
But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him]
Will gain new strength and renew their power;
They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun];
They will run and not become weary,
They will walk and not grow tired.


Isaiah 40:28-31 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not faint or grow weary; there is no searching of His understanding.

29 He gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength [causing it to multiply and making it to abound].

30 Even youths shall faint and be weary, and [selected] young men shall feebly stumble and fall exhausted;

31 But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.


Isaiah 40:28-31 English Standard Version (ESV)

28 Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
    his understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives power to the faint,
    and to him who has no might he increases strength.
30 Even youths shall faint and be weary,
    and young men shall fall exhausted;
31 but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
    they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
    they shall walk and not faint.


Isaiah 40:28-31 King James Version (KJV)

28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.

29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.

30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:

31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

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“My Father, Who Art in Heaven”

Many people are familiar with what is commonly called, The Lord’s Prayer, although better names for it are probably The Believers’ Prayer or The Model Prayer. The prayer Jesus prayed (The Lord’s Prayer) is recorded in John 17. 😉 Whatever. Here it is in the New King James Version, with its very important addendum.

In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
14 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Matthew 6:9-15 NKJV

I pray this prayer when I first get up, and I use it as a ‘template’ for longer prayers, such as on my half-hour walks. But recently I have been praying in the singular:

My Father in heaven, Abba, Father,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give me this day my daily bread.
And forgive me my debts,
As I forgive my debtors.
And do not lead me into temptation,
But deliver me from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

I am finding my prayer more personal and intimate. Try it!

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