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What's Happening to Christian Ethics?

Posted: 2010-11-06 15:32:28 by: Sybil Nelson

There are many, many folks out there living lives honorable to God--living the “high road” of Christian ethics.  However, our society is showing many signs of turning away from good morals.  More and more people are living lives that are not honorable to God; people are blatantly living immoral, unethical lives and are proud about it.  This is not a good thing!


Some examples of “high-road”  and  “low road” morals are listed below:


High-road morals:






















Pure thinking






Low-road morals:

Lovers of themselves

Lovers of money




Disobedient to parents






Without self-control


Despisers of good




Lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God



My mother once said to me, “Sybil, make sure you choose the “high-road” instead of the “low-road” in your life.”  How long will God continue to bless our society if more and more people are living the “low road” of bad morals? 

God, have mercy on us--help us to follow the “high road” of good ethics.  Help us to find you, your truth, and your salvation through Jesus!  Help us to keep a strong moral society!

In Christ, Sybil Nelson


Americans Voted!!!

Posted: 2010-11-06 14:08:56 by: Sybil Nelson

Large numbers of Americans voted on November 2nd for the candidates of their choice!  It is encouraging to know that people are caring about the political decisions that are being made and want their voices to be heard!

We will keep praying for all the new and old politicians in our city, state and nation.  We are admonished by the Bible in I Timothy 2:1-3: 

“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.  For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior…”

In Christ,  Sybil Nelson


Vote--It's Important!

Posted: 2010-10-27 22:34:14 by: Sybil Nelson

It's important for all Americans to get out and vote for the candidates of our choice on Election Day, November 2nd, 2010!

In my view, some of the important points for political candidates to uphold are:

  • Paying off debt and balancing governmental budgets with the least amount of raising taxes!
  • More jobs, jobs, jobs!
  • Keeping healthcare affordable and of the highest quality!
  • Sticking to ethics and values that are honoring to God!


I'm thankful for our freedoms here in America and the opportunity to vote--let's do it!

Sybil Nelson




Sorry that our live internet program did not air 10-17-10

Posted: 2010-10-20 12:09:43 by: David Nelson

Sorry that our live internet program did not air last Sunday 10-17-10. I made a mistake and did not press an important button. I spoke about entering His rest and I will, Lord willing, speak the same message again this Sunday, 10-24-10. It is a message I am excited about! Bless you all!  (you do not need to Read More here, also note new writings below)


"He is Making Us Ready, Luke 1:17" (New Book 9-14-10)

Posted: 2010-10-20 12:00:10 by: David Nelson

"He is Making Us Ready, Luke 1:17"    (New Book by David Nelson (9-14-10))


We are now being made ready, a people prepared for the Lord. (Lk. 1:17) We are the Bride, the Church, and God is removing spots and wrinkles, making us ready for Himself. This is the last day revival, this is the end-time move of God, and it is happening NOW.

The great revival we have been hearing about has been developing over the last 20 years and is growing stronger each day. At first we could not see it, it was not clear, many still do not fully realize what God is doing. It says in Isaiah 60:1-3 that the glory of the Lord is rising upon us, like the sun rising in the East and it is getting brighter. People are beginning to see the glory of God on us as we get closer to the Lord.

We are coming out of Babylon, out of the Babylon system which has also infiltrated the "established church." The glory of the Lord for some time now has been departing from the "Saul system" church. But the "Davidic or prophetic anointing" is growing and is being blessed by the Lord. The church, with its old wine skin, cannot hold the new wine God is giving and cannot contain what God is bringing. The rising prophetic people of God would be willing to help the church come into what God is now doing but many in the "established church" are saying NO to God. Are you part of the rising remnant who are willing to go with God wherever He leads? (They will follow the Lamb wherever He leads and love not their lives even unto death (Rev. 12:11 and 14:4)

In this book I will talk about the feast (the last day revival) that God is inviting us to. He is calling us to Himself, we must have ears to hear His call. The feast (this revival, this move of God) is God calling us out to meet with Him. Moses was invited out with the people into the wilderness to have a feast with God. (Ex. 5:1) They were also invited to Mount Sinai to hear God (Moses and all the people). Many said NO to God and wanted Moses to speak to them instead of God. (Ex. 20:19) But a few (not all), a remnant went up on the mountain and they saw God and ate with Him. (Ex. 24:10 and 11) Many years later King Hezekiah invited all the people by letter and by couriers (messengers) to "Come" to the passover feast. But again only a few said YES to God.

God wants His Church back. In Matthew 21 God sends messengers to say He wants back, the leaders of the churches said NO, so God said He will remove those leaders and give His Church over to those who are worthy. In Matthew 22 we are invited to the Lord's feast, but again many made excuses and said NO, so God was willing to take in "whosoever will," the good and the bad. Then Jesus said in Matthew 23, how often I have called to you to gather you to come under my wings (for My revival) but you would NOT.

God will have a pure Church, a pure Bride who will come after Him. He is callin us to something wonderful, and here and there, all over the world, people are saying yes to His call to come out and run after Him.

This book will also explain how the Tabernacle of David has fallen but the Lord is now lifting it up again. (Acts 15:16 and 17) What precious, refreshing winds are now coming from the presence of the Lord. We are tasting of the Lord as never before and we want more.  There will be a restoration of all things as the Lord has always planned and desired. It is happening now. Please read on and I will explain.

Chapter 1          The Feast (The End-Time Revival)

I wrote two chapters in my book "Desiring One Thing" in 2006 entitled The Feast (chapter 4) and Corporate Revival (chapter 5), but I feel that I need to share more at this time.

In Exodus 24 Moses, Aaron, Joshua, and 70 elders went up on a mountain, God was calling them up to Himself. They saw Him on a sea of sapphire and they ate with God. We too must be willing to ascend to Him. Just as Joshua stayed in the Tabernacle longer than anyone else so that he might draw near to God (Ex. 33:11), we too must seek Him longer and press in to Him! God wants us to look for Him, He wants to be found, He is calling us to Himself, He will manifest Himself to us more and more if we will not give up and run after Him.

Jesus is outside "the church" at this time, knocking on the door, He wants to come back into the life of the church and have an intimate relationship with us, where He sups with us and we sup with Him. "The church" thinks it is rich and doing fine with God but it is dirty, poor, and not acceptable to the Lord. He will only hold down or stomach "the church" for so long and then He will spew them out of His mouth if they do not repent and get back to a real, living relationship with Him. That is the only way He can change each individual and bring those changed individuals together for the real end-time revival (the restoration of all things). (Acts 3:18-21)

The kind of meetings the Lord desires are so radical and so full of His glory that many are not ready to even get to "first base" in the things He has for us. But as we come out of all the man-made things we have been in, He will show us His things and make us ready for Himself.

King Hezekiah in the Old Testament knew he was supposed to invite people to the passover feast and that God was going to do something greater than ever before. Many laughed at and mocked the messengers inviting them and would not come, but God will have His Feast! Even if it is not by our dates (they were having passover in the wrong month), even if it goes on longer than we thought (the passover according to the law was one week, but they went two weeks), even if we are not completely ready (the established priests were not ready for this, but God was ready, and there will be some who are ready). (All this was happening in II Chron. 29:25- 30:27) He may bring people together for something suddenly, something with such great joy, with amazing music, with His words coming down from heaven into our ears, something that will make us shout, and fall down before the Lord, where heaven comes down and kisses the earth, where God comes down and tabernacles with us! Let us see in the next chapter what kind of music, words from heaven, dancing before the Lord, good tears, great joy and refreshment the Lord is bringing oue way as He comes to dwell in our midst! (please read more for chapters 2 and 3)


Comments by David Nelson on Andrew Strom's article 9-28-10

Posted: 2010-10-19 10:03:48 by: David Nelson

Comments on the article by Andrew Strom entitled, "In Church, out of Church, Future Church" (written 9-28-10), comments by David Nelson

I thought the above article was good but I did not agree with everything in it. Here are my positive comments on his article. (You can read Andrew Strom's article at his website

There is a future church that is beyond anything that any of us are seeing, a church that is literally better than the book of Acts (the latter house shall be greater than the former).

There is a need for "change." There has been a great "decline" in Christianity away from the old paths--and we must desire that God will move to restore and purify His Bride. We need to see things "righted" and the gospel message righted that has become so diluted and even lost.

God is about to move "outside the box" in such a drastic way that if we allow ourselves to be too attached to the current "system" or current "way of church" then we could be easily left behind. To get back to the true "Book of Acts" Christianity will take such a leap--and such change--that I wonder if we truly have it in us to go with Him where He wants to go. How "loosely" do we hold all these things--our buildings, our "meeting formats," our labels, titles, and our ways of doing things? When these things are shaken or challenged, it may suprize us when we discover what a hold they have on us, even if we think they don't.

You may be in the "church system" or have left the "established church" and may be meeting with others in a home. Or you may be getting fellowship here and there and staying close to the Lord through the Word and prayer. Andrew Strom wants us to know that no matter what you are doing there are six things that we must have, or we don't have anything! These six things I will list at the end of this writing.

Andrew Strom says we should not be too critical of those in the "church system," for he has noticed that some pray more than him, are kinder than he is, they are more loving and godly than he has ever been.

Inside and outside the "church system" Christians always seem to be arguing about petty things and are focusing on many side issues but if they don't have the following 6 things as a church they don't have anything!

Here are the 6 things we must have (according to Andrew Strom):
1-An Apostolic gospel preached with anointing and authority
2-The Holy Spirit must convict and change people
3-Real love (which includes a ministry to the poor)
4-Real discipleship, we must "forsake all" to follow Jesus
5-A whole Body ministry
6-Miracles and healings, these are a must

We need to get real Christianity back and I (Andrew Strom) don't see anyone who has it. What price are we willing to pay to see the glory restored to the Church, the Bride?

I (David Nelson) would like to say a little bit more about the above 6 points and add a #7 which I feel is absolutely neccessary, and not often taught in the churches today. My #7 is, we must have a real relationship with the Lord. A relationship that is so real that when we speak to Him we know He hears, and where He also speaks to us very clearly. We must all know His voice if we are His child, all of us from "the least to the greatest" must know Him. Does He show us things, give us things, are we loving Him more, trusting Him more, and experiencing His love for us? There must be a real relationship with the Lord developing and growing that we can almost touch it is so real and living.

Now let me comment on Andrew Strom's 6 points. There is Prophetic and Apostolic teaching and preaching that we will need to lay a ground work for what the Lord is now doing in His Church. He is making us what He wants us to be. What we are now hearing from the Lord must come with the conviction of the Holy Spirit so that we are changed. We must not harden our hearts when we hear His voice. We must have ears to hear. (please read more to continue with comments on all 6 points)


Live Internet program news

Posted: 2010-09-25 12:03:20

Please know that David will be out of town this weekend and will not do the 9-26-10 Sunday Internet show at  I will be back 10-3-10 for the 3:00 P.M. live internet program. This program is a one hour program from 3:00-4:00 P.M. at I have enjoyed bringing you this program every Sunday  sharing my heart as to everything the Lord is saying to me at this time. Also I share what I am hearing from others. God bless you all!

(You do not need to READ MORE this is the whole message)


Live Internet program every Sunday

Posted: 2010-09-02 08:49:54 by: David Nelson

Please see new prophetic word entered 9-2-10 below!

We are pleased to let you know that we will have a live internet program on every Sunday from 3:00-4:00 P.M. beginning 8-15-10!


The web-site you will need to go to is  Just click on to the Welcome page and our live program will be on every Sunday at 3:00 P.M. You can also chat with me while I am sharing. As always, I will share my heart and what the Lord is saying. In these turbulent times it is good that we are giving to each other from the Lord and staying connected.


Let me take this time to be thankful for all the people who receive our Latest page writings automatically (subscribers) (as I hope your reading there has encouraged you in the things of the Lord), and I am thankful for all the people who have dropped in to our web-site in the last four years. If each of us does our part  we will give to each other what the Lord wants to say and be connected as we ought to be. Bless you all! Please keep being encouraged and staying close to the Lord by His grace.


Grace and peace to you from your brother in Christ,   David N.

(No need to Read More, this is the whole entry)



Prophetic Word from Germany

Posted: 2010-09-02 08:45:26 by: Pastor Joh. Matutis

Hello beloved,
This is a vision from a pastor in Germany -  please take the time to read this.
May the Lord open your heart as you read.

May Father God bless you and open your heart as you read these words.

Pastor Joh. W. Matutis, (Berlin/Germany)

While I was praying this morning, God gave me a vision. He showed me a great, world-wide "mobilization" I saw myself strolling along a beach. Suddenly, there sounded a loud boom, which became stronger and more massive. It was not the noise of the sea or of the wind. It was completely still outside. The sea water was as smooth as glass. The deep booming sound which was like the sound of the mountains about to cave in, a banging sound which I had up till now never
heard in my whole life, came from the other side of the ocean, from far away. It became so strong and mighty, that the earth began to quake and shake. It sounded like the blasting of a deep bass trumpet. I had never heard this sort and depth of bass sound before now. The whole air vibrated. I holed myself up in the dunes of the embankment, face down, and waited to see what would come out of this natural spectacle.

When the booming refused to stop, and instead became stronger, I saw myself begin to pray in the vision, and to speak with my God. Then I heard a Voice saying, "My child, fear not. That is My mobilization call, a signal, from the Other World. I am calling My people out from all peoples. I Myself am shaking the earth and the sea. The sinners and godless will pass away for fear and the
fearful expectation of the things which are to come. Understand, My child, that all these have been initiated by the financial crises. That was just the beginning of ruin. The foundation of today's society will be so shaken that the people will lose all that they have acquired, and saved up till now. Every infrastructure and welfare will collapse with time. Life will be very difficult for very many people. The general security will get out of control and there will be a proliferation of crime such that life on earth will be massively threatened. But you, who fear My Name will I save from ruin. I am holding My arm of protection over you. Although not even a silent wind blew, and not even a small wave was seen on the sea, the booming was so mighty, that my heart
threatened to stop beating. Then I thought to myself, "I will now also
die". And then the Lord said to me, "My child, do not fear. You are to live and continue to declare My works. Arise, go home and tell your loved ones. Let them know that the coming of My Son is very close at hand, at the doorstep. I am setting everything in motion in order to take My people home, and I am now stripping them of everything that is holding them back, or blocking them.

As I stood up to obey God's voice, starting to make my way homewards, I saw very many people, lying in the dunes. They had come out from their houses, racing towards the sea to see and experience this extraordinary natural spectacle. They lay on their faces as if paralysed, exactly as I had lain a few minutes before
now. As I passed by them on my way home, despite the continuous distant booming sound, these people called to me saying "you are crazy; you cannot make it home in this situation. It is too dangerous". They then buried their heads even further in the dunes, because they feared what would happen next. They no longer wanted to hear or know of anything.

And then said the Lord to me: "For you, My children, who fear My Name, this is the day of My "mobilization". for you My "Sun of Salvation" arises, with which I gather my true children, and bring them together. Go, my son, and tell this everyone you can reach". Then I asked the Lord "what shall I tell them?" "Tell My children, The Lord said", "they are no longer to occupy themselves with
perishable things, but rather, much more with the immortal, the eternal
things. They are to seek Me and study My Word. They should forgive one another, so long as there is still time, and make peace with one another. They should stop being envious of, and pointing fingers at one another. They should neither accuse nor suspect one another. Everyone should do what he is supposed to, and can do. Tell
them to free themselves of every unnecessary thing, and to stop fighting spasmodically (intermittently) for their rights. From now on, I will ensure your rights, and provide for justice for you. Great changes are about to occur all over the world, in every area of life. Adjust yourselves therefore and be prepared. Nothing is going to be as it has been before now..."

The further I moved away from the beach, the less of the booming sound I heard, even though I was of the opinion that the sound had become stronger and even more massive. I felt as if I had been secured in a glass case. Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying "I will bring My children into safety in My own way. You will see everything I will do in the world, which will experience all
the "plagues of Egypt " before I withdraw My children unto Myself, before Pharaoh releases you forever. My people hold together! Stay with one another, encourage one another. Soon, you would have made it!"

That was the last thing I took with me from this vision. As I thought about all that I had seen, and what I should do with it, the Lord
spoke to me saying "spread this revelation I have given you this morning about My "mobilization" overall further to My children, and encourage them to do likewise, for I am at the door (I am coming soon). And tell them, especially My people, that they should be serious about their relationship with Me (God), before it is too late...."

Please help me spread this message overall. Send it to your friends and acquaintances. Spread it your churches and house fellowships.
Translate it into other languages.

Maranatha! Our Lord comes.
Pastor Joh Matutis

(This is the entire writing, no need to READ MORE)


I read some great articles today and want to share them with you

Posted: 2010-07-14 14:35:04 by: David Nelson

I read some great articles today and want to share them with you 7-14-10  by David Nelson

The articles I read today have made me think and I want to share how they have struck me. I also want to share my heart with you about what the Lord has been saying in my heart and hopefully you will identify with all this. I'm going to be sharing about a great earthquake in the midst of the U.S., the wilderness you may be in, and what kind of church theLord is looking for.
I read some verses the other day that have always been a mystery to me but through which I felt the Lord was trying to say something important to me. I want to share my heart about giving up more to follow Him (something that few (including myself at times) really want to do more unless you really hear the call of the Lord clearly). Now, I have made that plunge at various times in my life to the bet of my knowledge, to give up more to follow Him. But I feel the Lord is impressing this on me again. please know that I enjoy my life with various (hopefully innocent) hobbies that I am always ready to drop when the Lord calls or requires more of me. These hobbies I have enjoyed through the past 20 years I have always tried to put in the Lord's hands and have never wanted them to get a hold of my heart too much (where your treasure is there your heart is). I feel that the Lord has assured me that He gives these enjoyments for my pleasure and He will govern them with me. I've always tried to limit how far I will go in a hobby so as not to let it get my heart too much. The verses the Lord impressed on me are Matt. 6:22,23 which read, "The lamp of the body is the eye. if therefore your eye be single, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is evil, bad, or dark your whole body will be full of darkness." (You can drop down to my thoughts on the middle of the U.S. earthquake, or "your wilderness" if the single eye is not your interest, all though your eye being single relates to everything else below). So, if your heart be for the glory of God alone, focused on seeking Him and His kingdom first, then all you do will relate to your one goal and will bring glory to Him. But if you have hidden covetousness, self-seeking, greed, worldly goals, doing things for your own glory (down deep inside, these are your real motives) then what you do will take the wrong turns and lead you into more darkness.
The other day in prayer I felt the Lord say to me, don't go deeper into your hobbies now but desire to bring more glory to Me than ever before. More of His glory in me, more of His glory shining from me, more full of His light than ever before, I can only ask lord for you to help me to get to this. More singleness of eye, more full of His light. Well, give me grace and may He give us all grace for this. For what is coming will require more focus and more light as I will explain.
Now I am going to share the following articles written by others and make comments on them after you read them.

This is the latest post on my blog
Thursday, July 8, 2010
To Be A Disciple
Luke 14:33 - In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.
This is a verse I have never heard preached on in any church. I have heard taught "How to get everything that is yours in Jesus", "How to claim your rights in Jesus", "How to receive God's promises", but I have never heard this verse expounded on in any church. Today's doctrines are all about how to get what we want from God, not about how we need to be obeying God's commands. Luke 14:33 is one of His commands many of you will have to obey in the near future.
Giving up everything I had is something the Lord has required me to do twice in the past 28 years, in 1984 and in 2005. Was it something I wanted to do? Heck no!! But it was what the Lord required of me. Even now, everything I own will fit in the front seat of my truck. Am I happy about it? Absolutely not! All the precious memories, all the pictures, all the letters, all the mementos, everything that was dear to me I had to give up. Do I miss those things? Yes, I do. Did it hurt to lose them? Yes. But I have learned to be content (not happy, but content) without all those things.
In the near future many of you will be required to leave virtually everything behind when you have to flee the cities before God's judgment falls upon them. Many of you will have to flee in the face of persecution and to avoid death when the foreign armies are occupying this nation and indiscriminately killing people. Some of you along the Gulf Coast will have to flee before the destruction that is almost upon that part of the country. You will have to leave behind all your precious treasures and just take the bare essentials with you. I am telling you this ahead of time so that you can begin to ponder these things and mentally and spiritually prepare yourselves to be able to leave everything behind. If you truly want to be His disciple, you will have to give up everything. If you do not, you will be so burdened down that you will never make it to the places of refuge.  
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> To:
> Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 10:06:21 -0700
> Subject: [revival] THE WILDERNESS - How Important?
> -Andrew Strom.
> The 'wilderness' is not a concept that is understood too well in
> Christendom, despite the fact that it is all the way through the
> Bible. From the book of Genesis right through Revelation there
> are clear references to the 'wilderness' as being something God
> often employs in His dealings with men. The pattern is undeniable.
> When we look through the Scriptures we see that the wilderness
> is often a place of spiritual "crisis" and also preparation. It is the
> place God sends us before the "real action" begins - before we
> enter into the full purposes of God in our lives. There must be
> 'death' before there can be resurrection. There must be a desert
> place before the "promised land".
> The wilderness is a place of trial and testing, of brokenness and
> full surrender to God. The props and activities that have kept us
> continually striving to "make things happen" are stripped away.
> Our self-reliance is shattered and replaced with a total reliance on
> God alone. Every "idol" in our lives (often including our own ministry)
> is brought under the piercing searchlight of God. Our selfish motives
> and ambitions are shown for what they are. This process may take
> years. Finally we emerge broken, chastened and purified. The
> process has matured and cleansed us in so many ways. We are
> now ready for the fulfillment of all that God originally called us to
> do. But our heart-motives are vastly different from what they were
> before.
> We see this pattern all the way through Scripture. Many lessons
> can be learned from what we read there. Abraham, Joseph, Joshua,
> Moses, David, Elijah, John the Baptist, Paul the apostle - and even
> Jesus Himself - all had to go through this "wilderness" experience.
> Very often it lasted for years and years. Why then should we be
> surprised if it happens to us?
> Probably the best-known instance of a 'wilderness experience' in
> the Old Testament is the story of Moses and the children of Israel.
> Moses had been raised and trained all his life in the palaces of
> Egypt. But when he came face-to-face with his heritage as an
> Israelite, he rose up "in his own strength" and killed an Egyptian
> slave-driver. He was then forced to flee into the desert, where he
> was to spend 40 YEARS as a simple shepherd in the wilderness.
> What an enormous length of time! Imagine if every Christian leader
> had to spend that long in the wilderness before God would allow
> them to lead His people! It is almost impossible to imagine the
> depths of despair and "death" to all his dreams and hopes that
> Moses went through during this time. In fact, after 40 years it is
> hard to imagine anyone being "deader" to the usual ambitions
> and temptations of leadership than Moses would have been. And
> what PATIENCE these years of waiting must have produced in him!
> We see here the lengths that God will go to in the "preparation"
> of a leader "after His own heart." (-Though 40 years is unusually
> long). The isolation, the chafing, the crying out to God for deliverance
> - all play their part. Such an experience is almost irreplaceable.
> That is why God uses it so often. The hearts of driven men are so
> similar in so many ways, that God's "cure" becomes similar also!
> He will even shut us up in a kind-of 'prison' for a time so we cannot
> escape the process. It is that important. He does not want 'self'-
> oriented leaders shepherding his precious sheep.
> After his 40 years of preparation, Moses returned to Egypt at God's
> command to lead His people out of bondage. This was the beginning
> of the entire nation of Israels' wilderness experience. For when they
> left Egypt the only way to their "Promised Land" was through the
> desert. Some commentators say that in a straight line, their journey
> could have taken just a few weeks or less. But because of their
> disobedience and fear, the vast majority of those who left Egypt
> were destined to die in the desert, never reaching the Promised
> Land. In fact, their wilderness journey ended up taking 40 years!
> Now we need to take special note of this fact:- Not everyone who
> entered the wilderness survived it. In fact, multitudes perished there.
> The wilderness tried them and found them wanting. They went to
> the place of testing and failed the test. This is a pretty crucial fact
> to realize in our day also. Just because we are "called out" and
> enter a wilderness time, does not mean that we will embrace the
> dealings of God and respond appropriately. It is entirely possible
> to lose everything out there. These people lost out completely.
> Only their children came through to inherit the promises of God.
> How clearly we see this pattern over and over again - in both the
> Old Testament and the New:- That many whom God wants to one
> day use are sent into a place of aloneness and brokenness before
> being brought into their true destiny. We have not even mentioned
> heroes of God such as Noah, Jacob, Job and others who all had
> similar experiences. Part of this process lies in the "waiting" that
> takes place. Also, the fact that all the supporting 'props' are taken
> away. The "waiting" alone can be torture.
> The wilderness also deals with any fear of man or 'systemized'
> way of looking at things. God often uses it to bring a whole fresh
> perspective, which is very important for leaders who are going to
> be representing a "new" approach or facing opposition because of
> the confrontational words that they are bringing. The lonely desert
> years give them backbone to stand up to the crowd or the powers-
> that-be, and declare God's truth without compromise. They now
> truly fear God rather than man. And they think differently from
> others. The wilderness is vital for anyone who is wanting to bring
> fresh manna to God's people.
> Are you someone who has been going through such a "desert"
> experience, my friend? Be encouraged! Look up, for your deliverance
> draws nigh. God only ever sends His children through such
> experiences when there is a great purpose to it. Don't give up. Don't
> be cast down. On the other side lies a 'land of promise' if only you
> can hang on to Jesus. Be active, be praying, be prepared. Don't
> become "passive" and let the desert swallow you whole. Use this
> time to draw closer and closer to Jesus. Dig down and plant your
> feet firmly on the Rock. Humble yourself before the Lord and He
> will lift you up in due time - if only you can cling to Him.
> God bless you all.
> Andrew Strom.

.> "The PARADE"
> -Gary Bixler.
> We have been taught go gospel at all. Those of us who sit in the
> pews of our comfortable churches and live a life full of the fruits
> of self-indulgence and selfish goals and dreams. Those of us
> who name the Name of Christ as if we are His people, yet who
> bear none of the fruit of His Spirit, show none of His power,
> exhibit little of His love and holiness. We proclaim Christ and
> yet don't live Christ. We seek for Him and yet don't find Him.
> He is a foreigner to us, and a great mystery that we worship
> from afar, because we have been taught and followed no gospel
> at all.
> This gospel that is no gospel requires nothing. It is an easy gospel,
> full of the desire for a good life, full of desire for happiness and
> security, and prosperity. It is a gospel that says we are fine.
> That gives us license to enjoy our affluence...
> This gospel that is no gospel has led us down the wide way that
> leads to destruction. The vast crowd moves smoothly down the
> easy, wide boulevard, lined with trees, bright with sun, bands
> playing, kids holding balloons, clowns cavorting, drummers
> drumming and baton twirlers performing. This giant parade is
> self-propelled, well-orchestrated, and led by a charming group
> of men and women decked out in the finest uniforms.
> Behind the scenes there are skilled technicians, making sure every
> good view reaches the cameras, and every performer in this
> spectacular event is doing his job, so that the onlookers at home
> and in person can be entertained. There are security forces in
> plain-clothes, ready to quietly deal with any strange behavior or
> disruption, for the parade must go on, and uninterrupted by
> anything out of place or unseemly.
> This gospel that is no gospel is a spectator sport. It is a parade
> that is carefully prepared each week, by the best paid minds in
> the churches. Those with the talent to put it all together, and
> create the best show possible. They were hired by the attendees,
> the crowds, to please them and to earn their salaries by making
> sure that nothing goes wrong or is out of place. To create flow,
> and crowd dynamics, and to build everything around a theme
> that makes a great point. To achieve a synergy with music and
> word that works up to a climax that will bring the audience to its
> feet with new vitality and encouragement for the week ahead, so
> they can hold onto their gospel until the next parade.
>(Please continue, important information about the middle of the U.S.earthquake is still to come)