3-3-16: Prayers and Exhortations

EXHORTATIONS AND NOTES:

This is going to be a different kind of blog entry today.

In my last blog entry I want to re-indicate the “spiritual challenges” section: https://banditzlayer.wordpress.com/2016/03/01/3-1-16-grab-bag/

For the sake of space and brevity I’m not going to repeat it all here.  Please look that section over first at least and then we can get into the follow-up here.   I’ll wait. 🙂

Ready? 🙂   Ok, moving forward:

When I posted that and some other related comments about demonic oppression on my Facebook page the like-minded feedback and “we’re having the same problems/ we’re dealing with this” blew up rather quickly.   I’m not surprised.

I can’t help but notice in a birth pangs context that this “ramping up of evil” and fallout thereof has gone right along with it.   It’s as if we have crossed an unseen threshold in more ways than one in recent years and I think this is a big part of it.

I understand and I am not trying to diminish “mental/emotional duress/illness/ etc.”  issues… that’s certainly in play too… but this is clearly something else past even all of that. It capitalizes upon any and all weaknesses and amplified them to an excruciating degree.   There are certain  hallmarks that are tip offs that I feel the links that I posted in that previous blog entry spell out as well as can be done that people need to watch out for.  If we know the Enemy’s tactics we can be better prepared to handle said issues.

I highly recommend an in-depth study of Ephesians 6. Slow and methodical because we are living it and we all need to learn more about putting on and keeping the “Armor of God” on at all times.

If you have any kind of friends or family around then remember that Jesus Himself said that when two or more gather in His Name He is there.  Believe it and use it.

Have a Bible study. It doesn’t have to be fancy.  Recently my family and I reinstated the family Bible study. That got lost by the wayside when we got sucked down into that…well, I won’t call it a church… cult last year.    There really is something about reading the Bible out loud and getting into it. Nothing fancy. Some extra and deliberate offense as it were.

Even if you’re alone…try it. Reading the Psalms out loud is a great place to start. 🙂

 

PRAYER:

Doc Marquis at http://www.itsagodthingproductions777.com   has an email mailing list and from time to time will share prayer requests and such for people he corresponds with. Last night he sent out an email bomb for some people who had a prayer written in it that goes to all of this that I thought was spectacular.

I am going to post that prayer here with the names removed because it’s a prayer template I think we can all use as a frame of reference to work off of. Plug your own names in there. Plug in names of people you know that need the prayer support. 🙂

Here is that prayer that Doc Marquis wrote with a heavy nod and thanks to the Holy Spirit:

“Please ask our brothers and sisters in Christ to agree with me in prayer for (insert name here)

Father, In the precious name of Jesus Christ our Messiah, and according to your Word…Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16).

Lord, we come before you to pray for our brother/ sister in Christ, (insert name here)

Lord, we are instructed by your Word to…Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2). Your Word tells us that fulfillment is…Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law (Romans 13:8). Lord, we love our brothers and sisters in Christ and ask for your perfect will in (insert name here) life.

Lord, we stand on your Word as it says…Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may  forgive you your trespasses. (Mark 11:24-25).

Lord, we ask that you replace (insert name here)  fear with power, and love, and a sound mind as your Word assures us…For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7).

Lord, may the Holy Spirit bring to (insert name here) heart truth as promised in your Word… And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John 8:32). May (insert name here) come to trust you according to your Word.

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5). For your Word declares…God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good (Numbers 23:19)?

Lord, your Word warns us… The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly (John 10:10).

We claim that abundant life for (insert name here).

In the name of Jesus, Lord, we assist our brother/sister in Christ, (insert name here), in putting on their whole armour of God as your Word declares…Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil (Ephesians 6:11).

Lord your Word instructs us…And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven (Matthew 16:19).

In the name of Jesus we bind the evil forces that are coming against (insert name here) and we loose the truth of the Word of God into her life. Lord, we ask that you heal (insert name here), allow them to walk amongst men as a mighty testimony unto you.

We pray all these things according to your Word…Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven (Matthew 18:19).

Lord, we once again stand on your Word as it says…And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him (1John 5:14-15).

Lord, we ask that you give (insert name here) the strength to endure. Give them peace that passes all understanding for your Word tells us…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 (Isaiah 40:31). And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace (Luke 8:48).”

 

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3-1-16: Grab Bag

MIDDLE EAST:

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Israel-Syria-used-chemical-weapons-during-ceasefire-446556

Israel says Syria used chemical weapons during ceasefire

This could become a big deal.  In the past Israel has made no bones about it that if they caught ISIS or other elements with certain weapons like these and especially if they determined they were directly threatened by said weapons that it would be attacked and destroyed in large-scale including up to attacking Damascus.

https://www.rt.com/news/328887-damascus-devastation-drone-footage/

Here is some recent drone footage from inside Damascus from a month ago.    I don’t have to know anything at all to see a place that’s well on its way to full desolation. It looks irretrievable now.  It would not take much coming from the likes of this to finish the place off for good.  We see in Isaiah 17 a prophecy that I believe has been in slow motion process for the last few years will suddenly come to a swift, shock and awe conclusion.  Many of us suspect Israel will be the cause for that culminating event but it’s not something to be dogmatic about.

CULTURE AND SOCIETY:

This is broadly speaking of course:

From September 2015: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/20/fashion/move-over-millennials-here-comes-generation-z.html
More recently:  http://www.businessinsider.com/afp-generation-z-born-in-the-digital-age-2015-2
Generation Z… the post millennials.    Try and digest that concept.

The “first native digital generation” is one of several descriptions that stand out to me and especially when I think about transhumanism and some other overlapping concepts that I fully expect to culminate in the Antichrist’s Mark of the Beast.

These kids will take that Mark at the drop of a hat and will want to. Plenty of people would do it right now.  Why? Because I think it’s already a given now what kind of concept that Mark will be as we see the evolution of RFID, biochips, and other technologies like these. It will be cool, attractive, desireable, high tech, and it may offer some perks like false immortality or some other incentives.  It will be something people deliberately choose and want to.

For me, this is another academic, attrition talking point staring us in the face.  How does a society on any scale continue on what’s being described there? I’m trying to imagine a world where the broadly described Generation Z is in charge of it and my mind reels. Having the millennials in charge is a bad enough concept. This is even worse.   Again, broadly speaking.

I sincerely wonder if Generation Z might be the end of the road based on everything we are seeing now.   Time will tell but I strongly suspect it may be.

DAYS OF NOAH/LOT:

Here is just one snapshot of daily happenings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5-1PHZgNpA&feature=youtu.be&a

How much longer can this drag out and who wants it to, really?  This is with “The Restrainer” still in place? Are you kidding me?

Matthew 24 Jesus talks about the lesson of the fig tree.  Matthew 24 is all about the time leading up to His Second Coming. If the fig tree is Israel coming up out of the ground and that clock started in 1948… then in verse 34 he’s finished describing a slew of events finishing with said fig tree and its development he concludes with: “Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.”

If some of us are reading that right, and I really hope we are, then “that generation” would have to be the baby boomers.  If so then I can only hope it doesn’t come down to the wire where we have to wait until the last baby boomer on the planet is in a nursing home somewhere at 120 years old and right before they breathe their last breath this thing finally turns over.    That really would be a “photo finish!”     Just something to chew on.

 

SPIRITUAL CHALLENGES:

Spiritual warfare:  Read Ephesians 6 slowly, carefully and consider doing an in depth study!
DEMONIC OPPRESSION

You can’t medicate this away, folks.  Often times that might even make it worse.

A lot of us have been having a lot of problems in this area. This has been huge in our household on a lot of levels and we covet your prayers. I know a lot of the rest of you are going through similar or even worse challenges.

I hope the following links are of some potential help and useful to you all.  I tried to pick the best well-rounded, “down the middle” articles that I could find.   This is all made worse in an increasingly isolated society.  It’s like some of us fell through the cracks. What do we do?

Anyways, I hope these are helpful. 🙂
https://carm.org/questions/about-demons/what-demonic-oppression

https://carm.org/questions/about-demons/what-kinds-things-can-open-you-demonic-oppression

https://carm.org/questions/about-demons/what-should-i-do-if-i-suspect-demonic-oppression

http://www.gotquestions.org/demonic-oppression.html  Strongly disagree with them recommending anything from Tony Evans at the bottom but this article is good.

http://www.charismamag.com/spirit/spiritual-warfare/17397-symptoms-of-demonic-operation     I can’t vouch for a lot I see from this source but this article was excellent.

 

HE WHO HAS EARS…

When you cry wolf far too many times it’s hard to believe anything you say when and if the time comes something serious may have happened.

I do pray for a certain individual and his family right now for safety and healing across the boards even though I have serious doubts about a certain person’s interpretation of said events because of what I stated above.

 

PARTING SHOT:

When you’re looking for a political messiah, instead of the Messiah, you have made them an idol.  You have made (insert any nation’s name here that applies) your god.

^^ This is all over the planet and that’s not an accident. Some of it from potentially surprising sources.  Even the elect could be deceived, right? Why not get a precursor and a warm up on that, too, along with everything else?   Who says we can’t? We’ve seem warm up on virtually everything else.

Pray, discern, listen, and be wary.   If it sounds too good to be true? It is.