February 5, 2014
December 24, 2013
I’ve had to minimize time spent on my blogs lately, as I’ve been swamped and dumbfounded by massive, multiple (actual fact), mysterious technical difficulties, one of which still isn’t fully solved after 7 weeks. But I’m pressing through, and made a new print yesterday. Hopefully, soon it will be full speed ahead, being able to present my new work until January 31 in this beautiful coffee shop just blocks from where I live.
I’ve spent more time on the phone during these seven weeks, troubleshooting, than maybe in the last seven years — seriously. Some of my story is here:
November 24, 2013
EXCITING message at Abbott Loop this morning by Josh Tanner: “Ambassadors of Reconciliation!” — ‘ONE’ can still happen this year “that the world will know” — Jesus’ heart-cry-prayer for us in John 17!
I updated my thinking on this message 6 weeks later, here:
The Most Disappointing Message on RECONCILIATION (Abbott Loop) — At first I was excited, but then MY HEART SANK, realizing once-saved-always-saved destroyed the fruit, which should have been massive. Josh Tanner taught that people who hurt people and refuse to get right will have ‘RECONCILIATION PARTIES’ in heaven? • False doctrine is keeping ‘ONE’ from happening so God can show up and “the world will know” (John 17)!
I just posted this on my Facebook page:
EXCITING message at Abbott Loop this morning by Josh Tanner: “Ambassadors of Reconciliation!”
‘ONE’ can still happen this year, “that the world will know” — Jesus’ heart-cry-prayer for us in John 17! The great revival, The Third Great Awakening that will transform Anchorage and greatly affect our nation!
Some things Josh said:
“We need to learn how to become excellent at reconciliation.”
“Am I wrecking or reconciling? You’re going one way or the other.”
He had them all say “I was wrong” out loud at minute-29.
The message wasn’t all great, though. At minute-16, Josh said we can hate people and still go to heaven, and then get right with people there. What?!
Huh? People who hate people don’t go to heaven (Gal. 5:19-6:9), which I’ve also proven in my article, linked below. Josh is still teaching the once-saved-always-saved heresy that is deceiving many into thinking we don’t need to walk clean now so we’ll have clean hearts to be able to enter then.
Josh did enthusiastically say we shouldn’t wait, though.
Overall, it was very good, and this is now only the second message I’ve heard in my entire life devoted only to reconciliation. The first was also by Josh in October, but I like this one much better. Very exciting, actually!
I’ll include some key links about this below. I’ve been pushing for this hard since 1990 — at one time too hard. But I’ve hung in there, because I know this is God’s desire for us, and we can do it!
Though the U.S. is dark, the future can be bright for us no matter what happens!!! : )
Thank you, Josh for leading this reconciliation charge!
The links I included:
Listen to the message here: Listen to the Sunday message…
The Welsh Revival of 1904-05 by J. Edwin Orr: A Countrywide Asbury-like REVIVAL! The 4 Points: #1 Confess any known sin, and put any wrong done to man right again. #2 Put away any doubtful habit. #3 Obey the Spirit promptly. #4 Confess your faith publicly.
The Azusa Street Revival (1906-15): The biggest move of miracles in the history of America — The fire of God’s glory on the roof! “Even the fingernails grew back!” In 1909, Seymour prophesied the next revival will come in about 100 years! We’re due!!!
Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT.”
More key links:
Effects of the WELSH REVIVAL 1904-05: Whole communities were radically changed FROM DEPRAVITY TO GLORIOUS GOODNESS. The CRIME RATE dropped, often to nothing. THE POLICE had little more to do than supervise the coming and going of the people to the chapel prayer meetings. THE UNDERGROUND MINES echoed with the sounds of PRAYER and HYMNS, instead of nasty jokes and gossip. People who had fallen out BECAME FRIENDS AGAIN!!!!!!!
(video) Asbury Revival, 1970: RECONCILIATION the KEY! — “‘Dr. Kinlaw, I am a liar. Now what do I do?’ … Three days later, she came to me radiant, and she said, ‘I just hit my 34th person and I’m free!’”
Can ‘Christians’ use Paul’s “Forgetting the things which are behind…I press on” statement as an excuse to not get right with those they’ve hurt? Paul also said: “I also practice ALWAYS having a conscience void of offense toward God and men.” What if you don’t repent? And what will happen when you do? The Third Great Awakening can start with us!!! We can all be happy — ‘ONE’!
The Achan Factor — Because of one man’s disobedience the entire nation of Israel had to deal with the “Achan factor” among them before they could come under the umbrella of Almighty God’s blessings once again!
My comment on Francis Frangipane’s post: “Francis, do you remember how you prophesied in Wasilla, Alaska about the REVIVAL happening up here to such a great degree that…” | Paul made sure he was right with everyone, but how many pastors can say that today? | “There is might and there is power and there is GLORY, but it is being withheld until these relationships are made right…
‘Let Us Be ONE’ Prophecy Continues 10/8/08: “It’s TOO LATE to REVERSE what’s been done for MY MEN have been REJECTED … Now is the Time to OVERCOME and GET RIGHT With ALL … FREEeeeeeeeeeeeee———DOM at last … Your HEART will SWELL with LOVE and it will be EASY to REMAIN In Me when others are On The BOAT With You”
If we build it He will come:
“Let Us Be ONE” (A Revival Prophecy)
All of my Revival posts (latest appear first, 10 posts per page)
November 8, 2013
I haven’t gotten a long prophecy in long time, but I hear various things every day. Many are people to pray for; insight about what’s going on; etc.. “We can all hear and obey.”
I heard this about an hour ago. I’m not sure if it’s about us being forgiven, or what it takes to really forgiven and be free from the James-3 curses people wish on us, which is rampant, today.
Something to contemplate and ask God about.
“There is more to forgiveness than meets the eye.”
July 29, 2013
“For as the sufferings of Christ abound to us,
even so our comfort also abounds through Christ.”
– 2 Cor. 1:5
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2-minute preview. God gave me the words for about 5 minutes, once, when I spoke before the elders after getting in trouble for trying too hard to get ‘ONE’ happening:
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Francis Chan – Suffering
Uploaded on May 2, 2011
Francis Chan speaks at the Verge Missional Community Conference about suffering and the mission of God. If you are a radical disciple of Jesus, suffering will be a normal part of following the Holy Spirit.
Check out more great videos, films, articles and podcasts at http://vergenetwork.org
[6-minute video] Richard Wurmbrand (1909 – 2001): Solitary Confinement & Tortured for Christ for 14 Years — “You wonder why I smile. … I remember it as a glorious time. The bride was in the embraces of the Heavenly Bridegroom. We received His Holy Kiss. We knew His caresses. It has been one of the most beautiful times of my life!”
Richard Wurmbrand (1909 – 2001): TORTURED FOR CHRIST in Atheist Romania — Shows his scars; but THE GLORY!: “We were beaten; we were tortured, but JUST AS SAINT STEPHEN, while they threw stones at him DID NOT SEE his murderers, did not see the stones, but saw heaven open…, so WE DIDN’T SEE anymore the communist torturers. We didn’t see that we are in prison. We were SURROUNDED BY ANGELS. We were with God.”
[9-minute AMAZING video] Arrested in Iran, horrified missionary, Dan Baumann has VISION OF JESUS in jail, Whose love SETS HIM FREE TO LOVE his torturer, who leads others to Christ. Set free in his heart, God gives Dan TOTALLY HONEST words to speak at the trial for 20 minutes. And Dan was released from Iran too! — “God gave me the grace to stand up and speak the truth. And in doing so it brought freedom in my heart. I AM FREE!!!!!!!”
CORRIE TEN BOOM: PREPARED For The COMING TRIBULATION — “Daddy, I am afraid that I will never be STRONG ENOUGH TO BE A MARTYR for Jesus Christ.” My father said, “OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN KNOWS when you will need the strength…. HE WILL SUPPLY ALL YOU NEED – JUST IN TIME.“
May 20, 2013
Luther’s OSAS ‘only believe’ theme song “The just shall live by faith” is not only found in Romans 1. Hebrews 10:26-39 shows what this famous passage really means.
We had a big discussion on Facebook recently, and I shared this about Martin Luther in regards to who really goes to heaven.
Luther read ”The just shall live by faith” in Paul’s introduction in his letter to Romans, and ran with his faulty interpretation to his own demise, which I’ll here show. And sadly, many have and still are following in his footsteps.
What the Bible really says about ”The just shall live by faith.”
“U bring up willful sin a lot where do u get that from Hebrews?”
Yes, ___, while in high school in ___, I found the truth about “willfully sinning” while reading through the entire New Testament on my own to see if the eternal security/once-saved-always-saved doctrine was true or not.
26 For IF WE SIN *WILLFULLY* after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains NO MORE SACRIFICE for sins [names removed from the Book of Life – Rev. 3:1-5], 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and a fierceness of fire [HELL] which will devour the adversaries.
28 A man who disregards Moses’ law dies without compassion on the word of two or three witnesses. 29 HOW MUCH WORSE PUNISHMENT, do you think, will he be judged worthy of, who has trodden under foot the Son of God, and has counted the BLOOD OF THE COVENANT WITH WHICH HE WAS SANCTIFIED an unholy thing, and has insulted the Spirit of GRACE?
30 For we know him who said, “Vengeance belongs to me,” says the Lord, “I will repay.” Again, “THE LORD WILL JUDGE *HIS PEOPLE*.” 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. …
35 Therefore don’t throw away your boldness, which has a great reward. 36 For YOU NEED ENDURANCE so that, HAVING *DONE THE WILL OF GOD*, YOU MAY RECEIVE the promise.
37 “In a very little while, He who comes will come, and will not wait. 38 But *THE RIGHTEOUS will live by faith* [Luther's "ONLY BELIEVE" theme song that he misinterpreted in Rom. 1:17 & Gal. 3:11]. If he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.” 39 But we are not of those who shrink back TO DESTRUCTION, but of those who have faith to the saving of the soul.
It’s interesting that verse 38 in the Hebrews 10:26-39 passage, “The just shall live by faith” was Martin Luther’s famous ‘Eureka’ moment, and became his “ONLY BELIEVE,” OSAS theme song that most evangelicals loudly proclaim today.
But Luther read “The just shall live by faith” first in Romans 1. So by the time he got to Hebrews 10, apparently he was already indoctrinated, so he couldn’t accept its usage here, where being ‘just’ or ‘righteous’ requires holy living — not *willfully* sinning.
So instead of change his doctrine to require holiness, he concluded that 4 NT books were subordinate: Hebrews, James, Jude & Revelation.
The same “The just shall live by faith” verse is also in Galatians 3, where Paul was addressing the Judaizers. And we’ve seen what Paul then specifically said about who goes to heaven in chapter 5 and 6.
I was raised Wisconsin Synod Lutheran, and attended their schools K-12, but I was never told that Luther did horrendous things in his later life. “Only believe” justified his willfully sinning. This is what he wrote to Melanchthon:
And this article is linked under the “Sin Boldly” article, which shows how reverse-Christian Luther actually became in his behavior. John Calvin was OSAS too:
The Protestant Reformers Were Frauds: By their Fruits You Will Know Them — Martin Luther was a false teacher, a racist, a persecutor and a murderer! John Calvin was a false teacher, a deranged tyrant, a persecutor and a murderer!
Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? (Where Paul is reconciled with James — and with Hebrews and 1 John — and with Jesus. It all works!)
Hating, unforgiving, James-3 cursing, Biblically disqualified MARTIN LUTHER: “When I die, I WANT TO BE A GHOST…So I can continue to pester the bishops, priests and godless monks until that they have more trouble with a dead Luther than they could have had before with a thousand living ones.”
April 6, 2013
I wrote this on Facebook as a response to a friend’s posting of this article:
It’s interesting to see Roger discuss the infighting that occurs among faculty in seminaries. Those who veer away too far from the declared or undeclared fundamentals first get removed from the “table fellowship,” and if they still persist they’ll receive the right foot of fellowship.
Thankfully, students are given more latitude, but those who raise their hands and question some of the teachings that are keeping the churches spiritually dead aren’t going to have an easy go.
The first time I attended seminary (I never did finish), we had a blast anyway. It was right at the height of the Vineyard holiness revival (1989-90). The old guard professors were so angry. They believed in cessationism, that the gifts of the Spirit ceased after the apostles died. John Wimber and the local Vineyard pastors in Chicago were rocking their boat, big-time! Almost all of the students were talking about it, and we were on fire. The professors wouldn’t even look at us as we passed each other on the sidewalk. How were they going to put out this fire, as they couldn’t prove their case biblically?
TEDS (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) taught the trinity, but they only had classes on God the Father and Jesus. Some of the students pushed for a class on the Holy Spirit, Who was almost totally ignored — which leads me to my point.
I agree with most of the fundamentals in fundamentalism, but what is really fundamental among the Bible teachers who wrote the Bible? Fundamentalism is missing the key point upon which everything else hinges: the greatest commandment.
Jesus replaced the 10 commandments of the law with the greatest two commandments, of which “loving the Lord our God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength” is the greatest. Where is that in the fundamentalists’ or even the evangelicals’ lists?
I didn’t have one professor who taught that we must abide in Christ, getting sap from the Vine so we’ll automatically produce fruit — and so our joy will be full — Jesus said. And he warned that if we don’t abide in Christ we’ll be thrown into the fire and burned.
Professor Robert Shank called this “life in the son,” which he discussed in his book of the same title. But I don’t know of any seminary professor who currently teaches the necessity of abiding in Christ:
“Those who are led by the Spirit are the sons of God.”
“My sheep know my voice, and I know them, and they follow me….”
“Now, little children, remain in him, that when he appears, we may have boldness, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.”
“We know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and he who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him. In this, love has been made perfect among us, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment, because as he is, even so are we in this world.”
There are many more scriptures, but “life in the Son” is what Christianity is. “Salvation through faith alone” is only true if ‘faith’ means having faith to stand before Jesus with a clear conscience on judgment day because our consciences are clear because we lived in the Son on earth.
Being born-again is just the start of our life in the Son.
“Those who are Christ’s have crucified their flesh.”
“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who don’t walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. … For if you live after the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are children of God.”
It’s interesting to see how seminaries and most ‘churches’ are currently missing what’s fundamentally most important.
So it’s no surprise that seminaries and ‘churches’ are currently dead — neglecting the greatest commandment, while claiming to be theologically sound.
‘ONE’ can only happen when we’re all living in the Son — so our joy will be full, now (John 15), and the world will know (John 17)!!!
What are we waiting for?
A Call to Intimacy: The Holy Spirit in John’s Gospel & Epistles — A paper I wrote for D. A. Carson’s Johannine Theology class at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1993
February 11, 2013
As far as I know, I’ve never had a dream about anything like this before.
I was standing near a small group of people (maybe four) who had shotguns, and I thought they were hunting rabbits; though, it was on a rocky shoreline where rabbits usually wouldn’t be seen.
They were all standing on top of a 30-foot-long, 15-foot-high rock outcropping, but one lady walked back onto land, and stood on my right. I looked where they were looking and spotted two ‘rabbits.’ The woman next to me raised her shotgun, and a guy on the rock aimed down at them too.
The ‘animals’ didn’t move quickly like rabbits, and stayed upright as they lowered themselves into the water. Then I realized the one had what looked almost like a human head, round and much bigger than a rabbit’s head would be, and not much hair. That’s when I semi-yelled: “humans!” But if they were fully human I would have screamed. No one shot, and they didn’t say a word.
Then I saw the manimal family in a hollowed out rock with a large opening on the side. It looked like about six of them. Two in the center were much bigger and had humanlike round heads. But they clearly weren’t even close to fully human.
When I awoke, I pondered what I had just seen, and thought of Jesse Ventura’s ‘Manimal’ episode of ‘Conspiracy Theory’ that aired recently, which I’m including below. The show goes into the evidence that part man/part animal creatures are being bred, and this has probably been going on for quite some time.
Apparently, it’s important enough for us to be aware of, which was why I was given this dream. They’re not just breeding salmon with eel to get the ‘frankenfish’ the FDA has already partially approved.
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura – Manimal
January 17, 2013
I just had a personal prayer breakthrough, praying towards the root of improper concepts that are putting people to sleep to a degree that I probably never have before.
There are people who pray against (James-3 curse) people to not investigate various concepts and/or even events to see what is really going on — to keep people in the dark: the situation we’re really in with God for not caring about what we’ve done and supported overseas in these wars is just one example. I was watching a documentary on Abu Ghraib when I got the idea to pray more thoroughly about this than ever before. And that led to prayers about other “Schultz – ‘I know nothing; I see nothing; I hear nothing’” blockages.
I can post truth every day, but if people feel compelled to look the other way because others have ‘prayed’ that they would close their hearts….
There are bullies and scoffers who want people to be in the dark, for whatever reason about many things. We don’t have to know who the truth stoppers are, but we can pray for whomever they are to set many free!
December 16, 2012
Abbott Loop Christian Center (now called Abbott Loop Community Church) — 1985.
I’m probably in this pic somewhere. Many good memories from those days!
May we be ‘ONE’! (see links, below)