Tuesday, February 02, 2016

The Days of Anti-Christ



"Many who call themselves
by My name are speaking words
of fear, suspicion and anger,
accusing people who are different
and blaming the least of these
for the ills of society.

Leaders have arisen who fan
the flames of hatred and nationalism,
and many who call themselves
by My name have turned away
from My love and My commands
to follow these leaders.

These are the days My apostles
told you would come in the end—
the days of apostasy and rebellion
when the love of most grows cold
and lawlessness is erected
in the temple that bears My name.

My people, who hold to My ways,
do not let anyone persuade you
to turn away from faithfully obeying
My command to love your enemies
and standing in My love to the end."

*****

Art: "Anti-Jesus"

Sunday, January 03, 2016

"Called to Witness"



"Hear
My Spirit
My heart
In this time

Look
In your hands
What I have given you
What I have made you

Speak
My heart
My word
Witness

In the darkness
Speak
What I give you
Testify

I am with you
In the darkness
In this time
In this hour

You can hear
My grief
You can feel
My tears

Do not be afraid
I am here
You know My heart
I am love

You know who I am
You can hear My Spirit
You can hear when I call
I am calling you

To witness
To speak
To testify
So be strong"

*****

Art: "Witness"

Monday, December 21, 2015

"Choose Life"



"My children,

I am calling you
to be peacemakers
as wickedness increases
in the world.

I am calling you
to choose the cross
instead of the sword
in these last days.

I am calling you
to love your enemies
instead of seeking
to destroy them.

I am calling you
to lay down your lives
as I laid down Mine
for My enemies.

I died for you
on the Cross
and for your enemies
just the same.

Do not destroy
what I have died
to purchase
with My blood.

When you choose violence
against your enemies
you choose against My sacrifice
and become an enemy of the Cross.

I am He who stands
in the way so that
in order to take vengeance
you must kill Me first.

I stand in between
you and your enemies
so that to slay them
you must first slay Me.

Do not seek to live
by the sword;
do not seek to save your lives
and lose your soul.

My commands are your life;
do not turn away from life
in order to avoid your cross
and escape from death.

I am with you always
as you trust in My ways
and carry your cross;
do not be afraid."

*****

Art: "A Different Way"

Saturday, December 12, 2015

"Look to the Cross in the Last Days!"



"My people,

As you see disasters, wars,
and wickedness increasing,
there are many among you
who believe that you must
turn to the tablets of stone—
the Old Covenant Law.

But I have told you that
the law of the Old Covenant
is fading and obsolete,
for it was the ministry of death
which brought condemnation,
and so with death it will pass away.

The Old Covenant Law
has never been able to offer
protection, shelter, salvation,
healing, life, or righteousness
in the midst of the world's travail
in the past, today, or in the end.

But life, healing, rest,
righteousness, shelter
and protection are found
in the love I gave you on the Cross.

Your shelter in the last days
is in living in the commands
of agape love I have given you,
in the ministry of My Spirit,
which brings life and righteousness.

Do not look to Sinai in the last days;
look instead to the Cross alone!"

*****

Art: "The Wrong Ministry in the End"

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Turning Him Away



"Many who profess My name
are calling for the abandonment
of My commands and teachings
when dealing with 'the least of these.'

They shout fear and paranoia about
the poor, the needy, and the refugee,
accusing them of crime, disease,
stealing prosperity, and invasion.

I am being rejected
in 'the least of these'
by those who profess
to love Me and be My people!

Woe! Woe to those who reject
My commands and My teachings
and lead others to do the same
by spreading fear and paranoia!

Woe! Woe to those who profess
to love Me and be My people
but reject and accuse Me
in 'the least of these'!

Woe! Woe for they do not know Me
and if they do not recognize Me now,
they will not recognize Me and My ways
as the Last Day approaches and comes!

Return to My commands and teachings,
you who call yourselves My people
and who say that you love Me!
Return before you have gone too far!"

*****

Art: "No Place in Their Hearts"

Thursday, November 12, 2015

"No One is Collateral Damage to Me"



"I am He who loves all people;
I am He who mourns for all
who suffer and die in war.
No one is 'collateral damage' to Me.

I love all, and I died for all.
I am He who loved even My enemies
so that they might be healed
and be with Me forever.

I am He who calls you to follow
and carry you cross as I did.
Love your enemies as I loved you.
Do not live by the sword."

*****

Art: "Disposable"

Saturday, November 07, 2015

"Turn Off Your Pity"



Remember there are "two sides"
Remember that so that you
can ignore the suffering of this side
And sound "fair and balanced"

Definitely don't pity their children
Write their suffering off
as "just what happens in war"
Look for "balance" so you can forget

Don't look as they are pelted
with stones by settlers
Don't look at their bruises
Don't look at their scars

Don't pay attention or care
when they are tear-gassed
on their way to school
or huddling at home with family

Don't think about their inner wounds
and the post-traumatic stress from
growing up under military occupation
and the attacks of settlers they protect

Don't think about families
whose homes have been sealed off
or fenced off or taken over
by settlers "possessing the land"

Don't think about farmers
who awake to find that their crops
of olive trees have been uprooted
by militant settlers during the night

Don't imagine what it would be like
if this happened to your children
if "settlers" invaded your homes
and an army protected them

Write it off as a never-ending conflict
that has been going on for centuries
Don't research to see if that's true
or let history challenge your assumptions

Justify, sanctify, and excuse
by using your religion to dismiss
the suffering of these children
Say that it's part of "prophecy"

Don't call peacemakers blessed
But accuse them of anti-semitism
And twist scriptures to show
that they are tools of the antichrist

Preach it to yourself and to others
that Israel needs to have the land
so that Jesus will be able to return
And these children are in the way

Forget the teaching of Jesus
These aren't "the least of these"
He doesn't love these children
He wants Israel to have the land

Convince your conscience
that the situation can't be helped
Vote for "godly leaders" who support
the occupation with your tax dollars

Change the channel if the news
shows the suffering of Palestinians
Hide articles from your newsfeed
Tell yourself it's just propaganda

Turn off sympathy and empathy
Don't imagine yourself in their place
Ignore the cries of their children
Don't look at them as human.

the spirit of cold love

*****

Art: "Sacrificial Lamb"