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Happy Memorial Day – For What Shall We Live?

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Memorial Day: For What Shall We Live?

Roger Brady

 

Memorial Day likely conjures up memories for all of us. Mine start from when I was too young to know what the day meant. When I was a young boy, it was a family time, a holiday from school or other obligations, and a time for picnics, multi-generational baseball games in an open field, and reunions with seldom-seen relatives.

Over the years I have gained a much greater appreciation for this day and what it means. From my first assignment in Vietnam to my last in Germany, I was continually reminded of the extraordinary sense of commitment and service in the young men and women with whom I was privileged to serve.

The Last Full Measure of Devotion

During my last assignment, as 33rd commander of the US Air Forces in Europe, I routinely received invitations to speak at memorial events at one or more of the many cemeteries in Europe where young Americans are interred. I was particularly moved by an event in Paris at the Arc de Triomphe.

The heavy traffic that normally circles that beautiful edifice at a frantic pace had been stopped, and a crowd had gathered to remember and honor French and American men and women who had given their lives in the horrible wars of the 20th century. Many living veterans of those conflicts wore the uniform they had first donned at a much earlier age, and some of them still bore the scars of war. It was humbling to be in their company that day.

For four decades, I was honored to serve with thousands of dedicated young men and women. Some of them would die in service to their country. We were extremely sad at their loss as we comforted their loved ones and each other. They gave their very best, and we were reminded that we must do the same. They died serving something bigger than themselves—the transcendent ideals that make America the country we cherish.

For us as Christians, this day should have an even more poignant meaning. Many of the same values that our nation hopes to nurture and the traits military members are challenged to embody are consistent with those perfectly modeled for us by our Savior. He was the quintessential example of service and sacrifice.

In his letter to the Roman church, the apostle Paul said, “Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom. 5:7–8).

But before He died, He lived. Boy, did He live! To the consternation of those watching him, He invited himself to the home of a hated tax collector named Zacchaeus, He challenged the hypocrisy of religious leaders by coming to the rescue of a prostitute, He exposed the meaninglessness of their religiosity by healing the sick on the Sabbath, and He challenged bigotry and insensitivity by publicly engaging in conversation with a Samaritan woman that His society said was unworthy of His time.

As Christians, this example is our heritage also, regardless of our earthly citizenship. Citizenship in His kingdom, after all, is the one that counts. Do not mistake what I am saying. I am grateful every day that I am a citizen of America, and there is no other place on earth I would rather call home. Like most Americans, I am here by virtue of circumstances over which I had no control. I cannot explain it. I can just be thankful for it.

Patriotism and Piety

As I now view life in America as a private citizen, I am struck by the similarity of our expressions of patriotism and faith. Occasionally I wonder if we get the cross and the flag confused. As American Christians, we are indeed twice blessed, but we should not get the two confused. America is an imperfect place, an unfinished project, an ideal we hope to make a reality.

Our citizenship in the Kingdom of God is a gift extended to us freely by God’s grace. Paul told the Ephesian Christians, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Eph. 2:8–10).

The society in which Jesus lived also had many problems. There was hypocrisy, bigotry, poverty, and oppression of the weak by the strong, and He condemned all of that. America is probably a better place than that for even the most marginalized of our citizens, but it is not always what it should be for all of us. As Christians, regardless of our earthly citizenship, this is part of the work He left us to do. Is it our duty as Americans? Yes, it is—but even more so as citizens of His kingdom.

I do not always understand how God’s providence works. I cannot explain why those extraordinary individuals we now call our “founding fathers” came together when they did. They created a country based on their belief that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights.” Their belief in these universal, eternal truths—however imperfect their understanding and expression of those truths—yielded a society in which people of faith can function with more freedom than anywhere else in the world.

Does this mean that God favors America? I often hear people express that belief, but what I read in His Word is that He favors people who rely on Him, who place their trust in Him, and who proclaim Him as their God, regardless of their earthly citizenship. Does that ensure their health and wealth and a life of ease? No, it ensures us of the opportunity to be His sons and daughters, to tell others of the salvation that was freely given to us, to share in His suffering, and to live with Him eternally.

The American writer Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, once said we should give loyalty to our country always and to the government when it deserves it. I believe he meant that our only true loyalty is to those eternal principles to which governments aspire but do not always demonstrate. There may well come times when our government takes a path we cannot in good conscience follow, and we must stand where God stands. But it is right that we devote time to remember and honor those fellow citizens who gave their all for us—we are forever in their debt.

Living a Life of Service

Most Americans will never serve in the military—actually less than one percent of our population do so. And even among those of us who do, very, very few of us are asked to give that last full measure of devotion. So what is the question for us on this day as we remember those Americans who died on our behalf? I believe that question is —for what shall we live?

Whether or not we wear the uniform of our country, we all have a service to offer, a service to those ideals that reflect God’s universal truths and that our American ancestors captured in the formation of this country. When Jesus left this earth to take His place at the right hand of the Father, He left us, His bride, the church, to carry on His work. So when evil strikes in the form of a school shooting or when nature unleashes its fury and devastates property and lives, when children suffer, when people are hungry or homeless and ask “Where is God?!” we must be there and have them see Him in us.

We must bring His comfort and his healing to this world. When we live lives of service to those around us, we honor the God who saved us, and we honor all those who gave that last full measure to secure for us all the things we enjoy in this nation.

Someday we will find ourselves at the end of our lives looking back, and we will ask ourselves what it was all for. At that moment, we will all want to recall a life of service to something larger than ourselves, to children who needed our teaching and our example of service, to people whom we gave a hand up in time of need, to friends and colleagues whom we comforted in times of sorrow, lives with whom we shared the many physical and spiritual blessings that have been bestowed on us. If we live that life of service, we will have fulfilled the challenge of the Savior when he said, “Whatever you did for one of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” (Matt. 25:40).

So on Memorial Day, and every day, we need to ask ourselves, for what shall we live? How are we doing at fulfilling not just the ideals of our American forefathers but those universal values set in place by the One who made us in His image, who sent His only begotten son to secure our salvation, the one who “created us in Him to do good works?”

Roger Brady retired as a general from the United States Air Force. He speaks and writes on principled leadership and serves as minister of adult education in his local congregation. His books include Forget Success!! and Nothing Has Changed.

Trump Officially Declares – Open The Churches

Hello Firestorm:

Mark this day, May 22, 2020, where The President of the United States, President Donald J. Trump just “declared,” The Church and other religious organizations to be “ESSENTIAL” to and for the people.

Many shall come against this declaration however, in the Constitution of the United States it is written:

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

We are not just “essential,” we have a constitutional right stating our freedoms in this United States and to my knowledge there has been no law passed by our law makers to legally alter this.

This day – I saw a tsunami being released from the mouth of our President, going all across the United States and then, unto the World. A shaking, if you will, of the kingdom of darkness as the President rebuked the closing of the churches and proclaimed the importance of the people being able to gather and worship Yahweh.

The ramifications of this proclamation are huge not only in our earthly realm, but in the spirit realm as well.

Last night in the FS Situation Prophetic Prayer & Intercession room Kathy Johnson shared this Word of the LORD.

The dams are breaking
The mountains will be removed
Its now its time my people
Hold your ground
Stand on high ground
Stand on high girded about
With my truth my words
My promises amen \o/

I was quickened with all the words relating water and remember the passing of the mantle from Elijah to Elisha. Elisha picked up the mantle when it fell from Elijah, but until he struck the water, it was not his.

Today I saw Donald Trump pick up the mantle of the President of the United States and officially strike a blow to that which has risen against. the church and take his place, not only in the natural, but in the spirit realm as well as, “The President of the United States of America.

Oh Hallelujah! We were born for such a time as this. Now let us begin the work of the restoration of Yahweh’s House, now not only on ground, but online too. We have not decreased, we are revived and on the way to the increase.

In the Name of Yahshua, Father thank You for moving through President Trump and bringing the church encouragement and a confirmation of our right to worship and assemble, not only as it is written in the Bible, but as it is written in our Constitution.

SEE A  VICTORY

The weapon may be formed, but it won’t prosper. When the darkness falls it won’t prevail. Cause the God I serve knows only how to “Triumph.” My God will never fail. Oh, my God will never fail.

I’m gonna see a Victory. I’m gonna see a Victory. For the Battle belongs to the LORD. I’m gonna see a Victory. I’m gonna see a Victory. For the Battle Belongs to You LORD.

You take what the enemy meant for evil and You turn it to good. You turn it to good. You turn it to good!!!!!

Prophetic Truth – The Pandemic

“The Virus & America’s Manifest Destiny in 2020”

Henry Falany, Mariposa, California

Did God Send This Pandemic to Turn America Around?

This discourse is in response to what I see as a “false” reasoning out there regarding the so-called “pandemic” and it being God-sent. I hope it brings encouragement and clarification to the Body of Christ so that they know how to think and how to stand – which will affect how we pray and decree.
For openers and getting right to the point – this crisis is a sickness that is fear-driven.

Jesus never uses sickness to straighten us out. And God has not given us the spirit of fear!

One word of admonition here – Don’t go back to the Old Testament to prove that God uses sickness and plagues today. The New Covenant clearly does away with that idea. According to what the Word tells us, “That dog won’t hunt.”

Hebrews 1:1-3 tells us distinctly that Jesus, not the Old Testament prophets, is now our example. He clearly set Himself, and the Church, against sickness and disease. In His earthly ministry He never used sickness to straighten anyone out and teach them a lesson. And He always said, “Fear not,” or “Let not your heart be troubled.”

I say “false” because their reasoning does not line up with the Word of God. I say “so-called pandemic” because the numbers simply are not there to support the claim of a run-away plague, especially in California.
If you remove the media and the government reports you have no pandemic – period!

There is still no death from the virus in Mariposa County – zero! And percentage wise, there are very few cases in all the other counties of California.

When I checked the official numbers on April 29, 2020, there were approximately 1,887 deaths in the whole state of California, and most of them actually died with other major problems. 1,000 of those are all in L.A. County.

So when you look at the rest of the state the numbers are extremely low.
California has a population of about 40 million people. L.A. County has a population of about 10 million people. So, the 30 million Californians outside of L.A. have only seen 884 deaths. That’s much less than the normal flu and many other diseases.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this out. Using “the good sense that God gave a goose,” let’s do the simple math…884 divided by 30,000,000 equals a 0.000029 chance of dying of this thing; that puts it somewhere between “slim and none”!

So, according to the real numbers, all the “shelter-in-place” orders by the state, which are constitutionally illegal themselves (in the state and U.S.), are total nonsense anyway! It was never necessary to shut the country down, close the churches, establish a police state, make crooks out of good citizens, and devastate the national economy and American way of life.

Check out these two Doctors and what they say here.

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hV8QtgDHvgw)

Make no mistake, the millions of people originally forecasted to be infected by the virus in America was a plan of the devil to shock everyone into getting scared and getting them to climb aboard the “panicky pandemic train”…and sadly, to a great extent, it worked. That’s why God calls people sheep.

Some articles and conversations I’ve heard out there say this is a pandemic, and that God sent this thing to turn America around. Now, let’s consider that for a moment. Let’s look at America as a big ship going the wrong way.

In all its sin it is sailing straight toward doom and disaster. With all the craziness that has been going on in this country I can see and understand that reasoning and concern. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

However, let’s back up and look at the big picture. The big ship was already turning back toward holiness and righteousness well before this crisis. The Church (the huge remnant of fiery prayer warriors – which I call the engine room of the ship) in this country, and especially this state, has been hard at it for years. A mighty roar of the Lion of Judah has been thundering into the ears of our merciful Lord and Savior praying for our nation. Here are just a few of the results:

• The Supreme Court, and many district courts, have been profoundly turning more holy since 2016.
• Roe vs Wade is now doomed.
• Common sense and righteousness have returned to the White House.
• Frequent Spirit-led prayer meetings are now in the White House.
• Israel is being honored and blessed by our country at a whole new level, including the U.S. Embassy being moved to Jerusalem.

These are things that place the hand of God directly onto a country and its people.

So no…this crisis is not a move of God that He is using to turn America around. It is an attack of the devil that God will make him sorry for by turning it for good.

I Know we still have a ways to go to get right, but remember, God doesn’t look so much at where we are, as where we are going.

Besides, our gracious and loving God knows how to reap a harvest out of hurricanes and a bountiful crop out of train wrecks!

Moreover, He will probably use this mess by putting an angel in the wheelhouse of the ship to pour on the power and put the “giddy-up” on the turn of the ship, steering it faster toward her manifest destiny – which is Him and His plan for America.

No, He did not send this virus but watch Him use it.

There Is a Good and Healthy Rebellion

We all know that the Bible says that “rebellion is as witchcraft.” But remember that is only referring to rebellion against God. Rebelling against an evil regime is not what that is talking about. There are some Bible characters that prove this little point: Elijah, Jehu, John the Baptist, Peter, James and John and the apostle Paul – just to name a few. And then there was that fella that made Himself a whip and turned over some tables, and drove the knot-heads out of the Temple!

Also, don’t forget that America was birthed from rebellion. Our forefathers were ordained of God to rebel against a tyrant kingdom. Those boys knew how to throw a real “tea party!” They also knew how to use those squirrel guns – running the creeks red with blood. That little, tiny Continental Army eventually, under the hand of God, sent the largest army on the planet packing with their tail between their legs.

Had George Washington lost that war, He and all the signers of the Declaration of Independence would have been hanged or shot for treason. But that rebellion birthed the greatest nation in history.

We believe it is time now for some godly rebellion from the Christians. It is time for the Bible-believing Christians to stand up and say “no” to the lunacy! Step out there and believe God!

Upside Down

This stuff should make you hat-stomping mad. That means you are so mad you throw your hat down and stomp on it! (Photo via PickPik)

Things are too upside down to even consider going with the flow…and remember, “only dead fish go with the flow.” Just consider this:

• The numbers we already discussed.

• A liberal governor tells the church to shut down and it must obey.

• The tobacco shops and liquor stores are essential and open, but the churches are non-essential and closed down. Give me a Pentecostal break!

• A gal can’t go to church but she can go get an abortion.

• The pet groomers are essential but the ladies can’t go to the hair dresser.

• Doctors will tell you that isolating yourself lowers your immune system and increases your chances of getting all kinds of infections. See video at:

• Doctors are reporting being pressured to state “COVID” on death certificates where it was not diagnosed.

• Follow the money – if a COVID-19 patient goes to the hospital Medicare pays $13,000. If that patient goes on a ventilator it gets $39,000 – three times as much.

• Many hospitals are going broke anyway because everybody is afraid.

• The farmers are plowing under their crops, euthanizing their livestock, and pouring milk down the drain while the food banks are being overwhelmed with people who need food.

There is a lot more insanity I could list here, but you get the point. Life has always been full of risks. It is past time to open the country all the way! Save the economy and people’s livelihoods!

It is time to stand on the Word and obey God, not man! God is ultimately in control of America.

Prayers and decrees by the Body of Christ are what are holding the virus at bay in this state and country, not the doctors, and not the governors. Other states that did not lock down are proving that.

America’s Manifest Destiny

America is blessed of God! It was established by God to spread the Gospel to the world, to stand for good around the world, and to stand with His Israel until the fullness of time. A nation that is blessed of God does not get overtaken by a plague.

Good Little Sheep – or Lions of Judah?

So, if you run into my wife Grace or me anywhere in Mariposa, or around California, you will not see us staying at home as good, little brainwashed sheep, or wearing face masks, or trying to keep folks away from us. We will be respectful, but if you reach your hand out to us we will shake it firmly…and if you want a hug it can be a bear hug.

You see, we actually believe that the devil and his disease bows and submits to the Jesus in us. You know…that stuff in the Bible. Besides, Jesus said, “Go!” not “Whoa!”

We love y’all and say “Happy Trails” as we all ride out of this thing! We appreciate those great words in the Bible: “And it came to pass.” And the old preacher responded, “Thank God it didn’t come to stay!”

Henry Falany, Pastor and Revivalist
Mariposa Revival Center

Email: hisword@sti.net
Website: mariposarevivalcenter.org

Henry Falany is a revivalist, television and international speaker, encourager to the Body of Christ, and author of the revelatory book “God, Gold & Glory!: The California Contribution”. His wife Grace Falany is a pastor, prophetess/seer and conference speaker. Their main purpose in ministry is to bring a fresh revelation of the healing and miracle ministry of Jesus Christ to the Church. They founded Mariposa Revival Center in 1989, which is located in Mariposa, California. Mariposa is a mountain community located on the Mother Lode of the historic 1849 California Gold Rush.

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Declaration Over America – Paula White Cain 05/07/20

Hello Firestorm:

Thursday, May 7, 2020 was declared a National Day of Prayer over our Nation and the outpourings from all over the US were incredible. I was
not able to watch the official proceedings at the White House, but through technology, I was able to find a live stream from Charisma to listen in to the prayers released over our Nation.

President Trump and Melania, along with Vice President Pence and his wife Karen prayed and then, the President called up various spiritual leaders here in America to pray.

I am including the link for the video below. Note: The proceedings do not start until around the 23:50 time stamp, as they let the camera run, until VP Pence and Karen came forth. It is easy to fast forward.

I am thankful for President Trump and his administration watching and warring over our Nation. It is a delight to be able to speak and hear the Name of Jesus again at the White House and see our leaders calling on heavenly intervention for the United States and her people.

President Trump spoke strong words, as did the other spiritual leaders over our Nation, however I want to call your attention to Pastor Paula White Cain and her prophetic prayer. Pastor Paula is a Pentecostal preacher, a popular Christian Author, a former Pastor of a Florida Mega Church and longtime adviser to President Donald Trump. She has been tapped to head the White House’s Faith and Opportunity Initiative, a successor to previous administrations’ faith-based office that coordinates outreach to religious communities.

Take heed to the “words” she spoke over our Nation. They were not “her” words, but the Words of the LORD, which she released into the atmosphere reminding Him of what He said. She declared/proclaimed and prophesied over our Nation and our Leaders – victory, healing, and a future.

It was also good to “see” she was properly dressed, spoke the “word” she received in a manner respectful of the position she holds as a member of the Administration and as a Pastor/Prophet of God.

The President called her up to speak around the 45:34 time stamp. I included a link with the written transcript of ALL the prayers and if you want to watch the service, there us also a video link available below. I pulled Paula’s declaration out of the transcript and placed it first for you.


Blessings and Breakthrough over the United States of America, in the Name of Yahshua

Let our Nation be filled with the Glory of Yahweh

**************************************************

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-white-house-national-day-prayer-service/

Pastor Paula White, please come up. Thank you, Paula.

PASTOR WHITE: What an honor to be here with you, President and First Lady, Vice President, Second Lady. It’s a beautiful day to lift up our Lord and Savior. He is a certain God in uncertain times. And the Bible says, if two or three of us agree as touching anything, it will be done.

Job 22, verse 28 says: If you decree a thing and declare a thing, it will be established. So, God, we come in agreement with your word and with your name — the name of Jesus.

Psalm 40, verse 17 says: You are my help and my deliver. Do not delay, Oh God. I declare no more delays to the deliverance of COVID-19. No more delays to healing and a vaccination. No more delays to restoration of this great nation, the United States of America.

For Psalm 71:2 says: In your righteousness, deliver us and rescue us, incline your ear and save us.

Psalm 107 says: You deliver us out of the stress and out of destruction.
Your word will not return void, according to Isaiah chapter 55, verse 11. So I declare your word. I declare divine intervention and supernatural turnaround. You will restore this land.

According to Psalm 118:25: Save our nation, oh Lord, and send prosperity now.

For Deuteronomy 28:8 says: Command your blessing upon this land.

You said in Deuteronomy 8:9 to bring us into good land without any lack.

For your word declares in Psalm 33:2: Blessed is the nation whose God is Lord.

So I declare you right now to be Lord over this nation, over the United States of America, and we receive your blessing over any plague, over any economic distress.

You will stay the hand of the enemy, according to Second Samuel chapter 21, verse 16:

When 70,000 men died by a plague, David cried out as he covered himself in prayer. And the Lord answered and said, “It is enough.”

Stay now thine hand. Lord, let that be the cry today, and let that be your answer. Lord, enough coronavirus, enough to death, enough to fear, enough to poverty. Stay thine your hand.

We pray over President Trump and First Lady, Vice President and Second Lady, and this administration. I declare Psalm 89, verse 21: Let your hand establish President Trump, and let your arm strengthen him.

I declare Psalm 98:1 that your right hand and your holy arm will give Him victory. We declare victory in the name of Jesus.

Isaiah 58:11 says: Guide him continually.

And you said in Psalm 78:72 that you would guide him by the skillfulness of your hand.

You declared in Psalm 43 that send out your light and truth and let him lead his household, his administration, in the name of Jesus.

Now, Lord, we pray for your mercies, for they are new every single day. And every morning, your mercies are new. Your steadfast love never ceases. I declare new mercies for hospital workers, new mercies for doctors and nurses, moms and dads, pastors and clergies, CEOs and employers, for the President and Vice President.

God, your love is steadfast and it endures forever. So right now, wrap your arms of love around every person who is hurting, every person who is confused, scared, tired, weary sick, lonely. Let them know your love. Let them know that you will never leave them and you will never forsake them.

And in conclusion, I declare Isaiah chapter 43, verse 19: I ask the Lord to do a new thing in our nation by giving waters in the wilderness and streams in the desert.

Malachi 4:2 says: Jesus, arise over the nation with healing in your wings.

President, one last word: Like David, who had had victory, after victory, after victory, after victory, would face his biggest battle — it was called Ziklag. And they would take his wives and his children, and the city would be burned down. And he cried and he wept, and he began to pray out to God. And God gave him a word.

And through fasting and praying, I believe this is the word for you and for this nation:

The Lord spoke to him and said: Pursue and go after them, and you shall, without fail, recover all.

Sir, the word of the Lord, I believe, for this nation and for this administration is:

You will recover all.

THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much, Paula. Incredible, Paula. Thank you.

Full Transcript

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-white-house-national-day-prayer-service/

Video:

https://www.charismanews.com/video/81112-watch-live-trump-delivers-remarks-paula-white-cain-prays-on-national-day-of-prayer

Warring & Washing Corona Away – Bonnie Nelson

Job 37:5-6 God’s voice is glorious in the thunder. We cannot comprehend the greatness of His power. He directs the snow to fall on the earth and tells the rain to pour down.

Hello Everyone:

All day I have been listening to the roar and thunder in the Heavens. The rain has come in torrents, then a gentle falling and soon the torrents and the thunder comes forth again. It like a cycle in a washing machine, which goes from one setting to the next.

I am reminded of those who tell us to wash our hands and our clothes to remove the Chinese Corona Virus. Again, I hear the rain and the
“washing of the word” Scripture comes to me. Sanctify and Cleanse us Father with Your Word. Ephesians 5:20-27

Is it by the Hand of the LORD which these storms are coming forth to wash away that which has come, to infect our Nation and World? We have been warring for the death of this virus and we have been celebrating the Power and Glory of Yahshua/Jesus. All of our praise is going up high, higher and higher to the King of Kings and the LORD of lords. Hallelujah!

And Ezekiel 36:25-26 speaks forth……

“I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”

Press in Saints and join corporately against this mutating disease to be washed way through the waters of Heaven being released all across our Nation, a cleansing and a purifying where we can make a fresh start and give Glory to Yahweh who is pouring down Healing Rain, for our bodies and our land. In the Name of Yahshua HaMashiach Rain Down Father, Rain Down Upon Us…….Hallelujah!!!

Who/What Caused the Pandemic – Part 2

“Who/What CAUSED the Pandemic?

Part Two

Bonnie Nelson

 

In the first Post, “Who is the Pandemic,” there is information about the root of demonic power lying behind the Coronavirus. Here I would like to address the recent New York Times article, “The Religious Right’s Hostility To Science Is Crippling Our Response to the Coronavirus,” suggesting we caused it and they are not the only media voice claiming we are idiots and rejecting Science.

I hear what they are saying. Because we believe in the protection of Yahweh God and are not in fear over this virus, we are denying the fact it could kill us, which is obviously wrong. Most all of us realize we could die at any moment from whatever. However, we are given a hope in this life knowing it is not the only life we have. Those who have received Christ, as our Savior and Master are holding on to His promises of another life to come, a glorified and changed body, liken to His when He came out of that tomb fully alive. We believe His resurrection power is in us, because of what is written in the Word (I Thessalonians 4).

I am also led to read through Romans, Chapter 1:16-17 For I am not ashamed of the gospel; it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who has faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith; as it is written, “The one who is righteous will live by faith.”[e]

Evangelicals are not denying the Science or the Power of this virus. Most all Evangelicals and quite a few who don’t yet know Jesus, are praying against this virus. If you are praying to God against this virus, you are certainly not denying it. Those who “know Christ” on a deeper level are also praying, but adding declarations, rebuking and releasing words (spiritual weapons) into the spiritual realm proclaiming, commanding and warring against the source of demonic power empowering this Coronavirus – to be taken down.

We are praying for those who are in the medical and science fields to receive divine guidance and wisdom to bring forth the vaccines needed to stop this virus attacking our natural bodies. We recognize the two realms of this battle, the natural and the spiritual. None of us believe panic, pandemonium, anger, hoarding, rebellion, depression, suicide and such are natural phenomenons. We stand on the fact and spiritual understanding, they are all connected to a spirit called FEAR. There is no Science or Medicine, which can heal you of fear, it is a spiritual issue.

The New York times did bring up a question we Evangelicals should address. Who/What caused this Pandemic?

Don’t be shocked, but I believe, we as Evangelicals, did have a part in causing this virus or plague! Before you throw the stone, stop and give me a moment to bring forth why I believe this is Biblically grounded. Has this happened before? Yahweh God says He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. If we look back in time to Israel (whom we are linked vine-branch) we can see many times when Israel fell into sin and perversion and Yahweh sends Prophets to warn them to repent, which means not just to say your sorry, but to CHANGE your ways. Can anyone of us say we are any different today from what Israel was doing back then?

This Nation was founded on Judeo-Christian values, that is who we are. Not many understand the definition of Judeo-Christian. Do you see the dash between Judeo and Christian, that stands for a “link.” According to the dictionary:

Judeo-Christian is a term, which is used to group Christianity and Judaism together, either in reference to Christianity’s derivation from Judaism, both religions’ common use of the Bible, or due to perceived parallels or commonalities and shared values between the two religions.

It is the values of the God of Israel and the God of America (His Name is Yahweh), which the men and women who migrated here put into place, which are at the heart of our Nation. They set forth guidelines from Him into our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Every thing we have, every right, every blessing has come from that relationship with our Creator God. We are the branch off the vine of Israel under the LORDSHIP of Yahweh and His Manifested Presence as Jesus Christ, fully God and fully man.
The Power of the Gospel Romans 1
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel; it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who has faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith; as it is written, “The one who is righteous will live by faith.”[e]  
So what happened to Israel’s people when they went off into LaLa Land and began to do everything we are doing today, which was and is still an abomination to God?  Start in Romans 1 around verse 18, check it out.
The Word says in claiming to be wise they became fools, they gave into the lusts and degradation of their bodies, homosexual lusts men with men and women with women and some even with animals.  The Bible continues saying they were filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, covetousness, malice and full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, craftiness, they are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, rebellious toward parents, foolish, faithless, heartless and ruthless. 
Now they knew God’s decree, saying those who practice such things deserve to die, yet they not only did/do them, but even applaud others who practice them. I see this everyday in America, on the streets, on my TV, Internet, News Media’s, commercials and in movies. I have seen the most degrading uses of the human body possible in murdering babies to witchcraft, spells, incantations, false gods and occult scenes happening here on USA soil. That is what they were doing and it is what we are doing here too. 
Will Yahweh bless this Nation or any Nation who is promoting every kind of evil imaginable? That’s not a hard question to answer – NO!
 
I was led to look to the Prophet Haggai and the message Yahweh gave him for the people when they had gone astray. Only 2 chapters in Haggai, so you might want to go there and read the full story. The Word of the LORD came to Haggai and he gave it to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak (Josedech), the high priest.
Watch this: The Prophet went to the authorities with the Word, the government and the priest. Haggai’s first message is a challenge to the political and spiritual leaders, Zerubbabel and Joshua. There is no separation of Church and State here, they are the leaders over the Nation, The Natural and the Spiritual leaders.
Haggai verses 2-5: “Thus says the LORD of hosts (this literally means, “The LORD of ARMIES”). God says to Haggai: “This people says, The time has not come, even the time for the house of the LORD to be rebuilt.”
 

4) And Yahweh challenges them. “Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, while this house lies desolate and in waste? Verse 5) Now therefore, thus says the LORD of hosts, “Consider your ways.”

So, the House of the Lord is desolate, while they are building their houses, their ministries, their kingdoms, their corporations, their buildings of whatever, but His House, they don’t think it is time for them to raise His House. Are we so busy building our own paneled/fancy/expensive/mansions, we have lost the desire or understanding of how important it is to build Yahweh’s Houses of Saved Souls?

On to verse 6) Ye have “sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough: ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to “put it into a bag with holes. Again He says, consider your ways……..Can you hear the warning siren? The wealth is leaking out, but do you see a plague anywhere here?

Note: Right now the most powerful economy in the world (the USA) is shut down and all the money is falling through a bag with holes. Can you see the comparison happening? Going on in Verses 7 -11 Yahweh tells them to go up to the mountain and bring wood and build His House and He will take pleasure in it and be glorified. He continues, “You looked for much and lo, it came to little and when ye brought it. home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the LORD of ARMIES. Because My House that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house.

10) Therefore the heaven over you is stayed from dew, and the earth is stayed from her fruit. 11) And I called for a drought upon the land, and upon the mountains and upon the corn and upon the new wine and upon the oil and upon that which the ground bringeth forth and upon men and upon cattle and upon all the. labor of the hands.

Be encouraged……..The government and the priest came together at the Word of the LORD! Watch this!

It was then Zerubbabel and Joshua, the government and the priest with ALL the REMNANT of the people and “obeyed” the voice of the LORD their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet as the LORD their God had sent him and the people did fear before the LORD. 13) Then spake Haggai the LORD’S Messenger, in the LORD’S message unto the people saying, “I AM with you saith the LORD.

Do you see it? Yahweh says you have not built my house because of all the desires and lusts in your heart. Do you believe Yahweh is speaking about a physical house today? I submit to you He is not, for we are under a new covenant and we are the temples, the buildings, the House of Yahweh, where He lives. He lives in us through the power of Christ in us.

We the Evangelicals have forgotten about being sent out to make disciples, to come out of the buildings and go into the nations and the areas of our culture. We have forgotten to hold the line and beware of compromise and condoning of things, which are an abomination to our God and not to touch the evil things. We have hidden ourselves behind closed doors and now those doors are closed and we have been evicted. One friend said, “The church (thats us) has left the building. Ponder on these things. It might be a good thing.

We have areas in our culture where we are needed. Government, Religion, Media, Arts/Entertainment, Family, Education and Business, all of these areas hold the future of our Nation. Believers have to come out and go into all these areas and begin to shine and show our standards of excellence and supernatural gifting’s of ingenuity and wisdom in our work areas. We raise the standards where people will be led to follow our lead. Many in our schools don’t even realize there is a God who created Science and only know of Evolution, their rights and sex education.

We are not Tyrants, we are servants Yahweh is refining and watching to see if we will go out into the nations to tell them He is a Healer and Lover of our Souls. One of the neatest quotes I read this week reveals a lot of who we are and the calling we have. (Invading Babylon, Lance Wallnau and Others)

Royalty is my identity. Servanthood is my assignment. Intimacy with God is my life source. So, before God, I’m an intimate. Before people, I’m a servant.
Before the powers of hell, I’m a ruler, with no tolerance for their influence.
Wisdom knows which role we are to fulfill at the proper time.

The Coronavirus is a time out, a wakeup by a gracious God who sees all His kids slipping away from Him, the evil invading our Nation, the fighting and bickering. not working together and now, we are quarantined in our room. Yahweh didn’t send the Coronavirus and He didn’t allow it. It was called up and out from the Pit of Hell, because of all the people calling it forth by indulging into the things, which belong to the kingdom of darkness. Remember, Sin separates us from a Holy, Righteous God and “His Blessings and Protection.”

The call is and has always been to be like our God, “made in His Image”. He said I AM Holy so you be holy. If we are made in His image and follow His Ways, He is with us, if not, He is not with us. The call is to repent, turn away from evil, pray for our government and spiritual leaders and to watch over the words we release, for it is said, what you sow you will reap.

We can rebuild the foundations of our Nation and raise up the houses (temples) of Yahweh, one person at a time. Be encouraged Yahweh is not done with America, you or me. We are called and in the place He needs us to be during this time. I am repenting and on my knees, crying out to Yahweh for Him to keep His Hand on our World, but I am also taking the authority He has given me to war against this enemy of our Nation with the spiritual weapons He has given me. The enemy of our souls and our Nation is called the Coronavirus, alias Satan. Let us take authority over our flesh, come together and bring praise, thanksgiving and worship into the courts of Heaven celebrating and honoring our God, Yahweh, in and through the Name of Yahshua/Jesus.

May you and your whole house prosper in this time of awakening, in the Name of Yahshua.

IT’S CONFERENCE TIME

It’s Conference Time

Firestorm Ministries, International

July 30, 31 – August 1

Victory Christian Center

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Training, Activating & Equipping YOU

2020 – The ROAR of The Prophetic Explosion

The Year (Decade) of Pey – The Mouth

Hello Firestorm:

Are you ready to activate your prophetic ministry? Are you ready to eat from the Table of the LORD and receive ALL He has created for you? Then, it is time for you to step up and out and come to the Gathering of the Prophets in Murfreesboro Tennessee, July 29, 30 and August 1st.

You won’t want to miss one day of this power packed prophetic conference, birthed with you in mind. Prophetic Activations, Training, Equipping and Teachings from the Father especially given for you, to move into the calling and destiny He created for you.

You will leave this conference, “Charged and Changed.”

Afternoon Training and Activations from Firestorm Leaders. Evening meetings with messages to feed your spirit and reveal new insights into your prophetic gifts.

Personal Prophetic Ministry from seasoned prophetic leaders and more. No conference fee and did I mention prophetic worship and praise? Bring your worship tools, the flags, mattahs, tambourines and enjoy freedom to worship in a corporate setting.

We are bringing Heaven to Earth and raising up the level of our worship to go into the heavenlies. Hallelujah!!!

Speakers for the Evening Sessions

Pastor Ray Frost


Eva Windahl


Terry Thompson

Meet the Firestorm Leaders in person ministering in the afternoon sessions:

Bonnie Nelson
Becca Card
Shirley Riser
Risa Utley
Mary Sue Davis
Phil & Brandy Saad

Prophetic Dance Specials:

Sandy Culbertson, Shirley Riser

Paul Smith and The Victory Christian Worship Team – Thursday Night

Firestorm Praise & Worship Team: Bonnie Nelson; Paul Dietrich Friday & Saturday

Get your hotel reservations now: Choicehotels.com has room rates for the Econo Lodge, 15 minutes from the hotel starting at $52 a night.

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Morning Sessions: 10:00 AM CST

Evening Sessions: 7:00 PM CST

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HOTEL & OTHER INFORMATION FOR FS CONFERENCE 2020

 

The Firestorm 2020 Conference

will be held at the Victory Christian Center

1641 Middle Tennessee Blvd, Murfreesboro, Tn. 37130

July 29, 30,  31 & August 1

 

Here is a link to two of the hotels in the area of the conference. These prices are from online and may not be available through direct contact with the hotel.

In searching through Travago.com I found the Hotel Econo Lodge, where we have stayed before, today had a rate of $54.00 per night. 110 North Thompson Lane, breakfast included. Not sure how long this deal will last as they are changing weekly.
Direct line: (615) 890-2811

 

Across the street (main drag Old Fort Parkway) is the Clarion where we had one of our conferences. They have an indoor pool and sauna. Through Choicehotels.com the rate listed today on their room was $85 This is near a lot of restaurants, Walmart and Interstate 24. The direct phone number to the hotel is: (615) 896-2420

Both the Econo Lodge and the Clarion are located in the same general area, just off Interstate 24 and about 15 minutes from Victory Christian Center.

 

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Tentative Schedule Conference

7:00 Wednesday Night Fellowship dinner for those coming in early: https://www.farmers-family.com/

Farmer’s is about 5 minutes from either hotel listed above, $13.99 Dinner all you can eat. They also have breakfast and lunch.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday Conference Sessions:
10:00AM and 7:00PM

Morning Sessions of Training, Equipping and Activating You
Evening Speakers and Personal Prophetic Ministry

No Conference Fee in Tennessee
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Consider:

If you can’t come to Tennessee, the conference will be live streamed.

If you are donating a minimum of $10.00 a month to Firestorm, there is no charge.

To view three full days of the Conference live stream, a $50.00 donation will be required. Firestorm is a 501c3 organization and all donations are fully tax deductible.

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2020 Firestorm Ministry Conference – The Emergence of My Prophets

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Victory Christian Center
1641 Middle Tennessee Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

The Year Of Your
Prophetic Roar Being Born
July 30, 31 & August 1

Prophetic Workshops Each Morning
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July 29 – Fellowship Dinner
Farmers Family Restaurant Buffet

Thursday July 30
10:00 – Activations/Training, Equipping
7:30 – Victory Christian Worship Team
Apostle Don McCain – Message

Friday July 31
10:00 – Activations/Training, Equipping
7:30 -Bonnie Nelson/Paul Dietrich
Pastor Ray Frost – Message

Saturday August 1
10:00 – Activations/Training Equipping
7:30 -Bonnie Nelson/Paul Dietrich
Evangelist Terry Thompson – Message

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Spartacus – Kirk Douglas 103 – 02/07/20

Hello Firestorm:

This week I was blessed to read an article written by Jim Denison from his Daily Article. He talked about Kirk Douglas. Now ladies, if you grew up in the 50’s and 60’s, you knew Kirk Douglas was a hunk of a man and a Hollywood movie star deluxe. However, you may not have heard his whole story revealing some very important things, which can and do happen in America to an immigrant family.

Jim highlights the life of Kirk Douglas and his role in Spartacus to prophetically reveal some of the deeper issues facing our nation today at this weeks Washington Prayer Meeting. Harvard Professor, Dr. Arthur Brooks, spoke about the issues, or what we might call a spirit, coming against our Nation. He calls it “contempt.”

I pray you will read this post from Jim and ponder how we can rise up in the Spirit of Christ to remove this spirit, not only from our Nation’s Capital and our Leaders, but from our lives as well. I speak healing over the United States of America and her peoples and wisdom to ALL the leaders of the world, in the Name of Yahshua.

‘I am Spartacus!’

The death of Kirk Douglas

&

Three steps to national healing

 

Kirk Douglas died Wednesday at the age of 103. He was born Issur Danielovitch on December 9, 1916, in Amsterdam, New York. He changed his name to Kirk Douglas before entering the US Navy during World War II.

He was the only son of seven children born to illiterate Russian immigrants. In his autobiography, he reported that his father was a “ragman,” trading in old rags, pieces of metal, and other junk. As a child, Douglas sold snacks to mill workers and had more than forty jobs in his youth. As a young adult, he once spent the night in jail because he had no place to sleep.

He recited the poem “The Red Robin of Spring” in kindergarten and received applause, an experience that caused him to aspire to become an actor. After graduating from college and studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, he joined the Navy in 1941 and was medically discharged three years later for war injuries.

He then returned to New York City, where he found work in radio, theater, and commercials. He became one of America’s biggest box-office stars in the 1950s and ’60s, eventually appearing in more than ninety movies. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1981, an honorary Academy Award in 1996, and the National Medal of Arts in 2002.

Douglas and his wife of sixty-five years donated multiplied millions of dollars to various schools and up to $55 million to an Alzheimer’s treatment facility in California. After a near-fatal helicopter crash in 1991 that took the lives of two other men, he returned to the Judaism of his roots and even celebrated a second Bar-Mitzvah in 1999 at the age of eighty-three.

President Trump and Speaker Pelosi were together again

Media attention has been focused on Douglas, the growing coronavirus epidemic, and the continued controversy surrounding the Iowa caucuses. Meanwhile, a less-reported event was held yesterday in Washington, DC, that deserves our attention today.

President Trump spoke Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast, as did House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who focused on those facing religious persecution around the world.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower began the event in 1953 at the urging of evangelist Billy Graham. The president did so from the conviction, as he told the gathering that “all free government is firmly founded in a deeply felt religious faith.” Every president since has addressed this gathering of 3,500 elected officials, diplomats, national and international religious and political leaders.

I have attended the breakfast several times over the years but watched yesterday’s gathering online. It was a bit surreal to see President Trump and Speaker Pelosi together for the first time since the State of the Union address, after which she ripped up the manuscript of the president’s speech at its conclusion.

If ever we needed an event to bring together disparate political figures, it’s today.

Three steps to breaking the cycle of contempt

The keynote speaker for yesterday’s breakfast was Dr. Arthur Brooks, a Harvard professor and best-selling author of eleven books who previously led the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. Brooks addressed what he called “the biggest crisis facing our nation and many other nations today: it’s the crisis of contempt and polarization that’s tearing our societies apart.”

He focused on Matthew 5:44, where Jesus called us to “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” Based on this text, the answer is not more civility and tolerance, according to Brooks. That’s because “civility and tolerance are a low standard,” he said. “Jesus didn’t say, ‘tolerate your enemies.’ He said, ‘love your enemies.’ Answer hatred with love.”

How do we do this? According to Brooks, we must break the cycle of contempt for those with whom we disagree. Three steps are necessary.

One: “Ask God to give you the strength to do this hard thing, to go against your human nature, to follow Jesus’ teaching.”

Two: “Make a commitment to somebody else to reject contempt,” asking others to hold us accountable.

Three: “Go out looking for contempt,” seeking opportunities to initiate reconciliation as we “run toward the darkness” and “bring your light.”

Brooks also offered this interesting insight: Moral courage isn’t standing up to those with whom we disagree. Rather, it’s “standing up to those with whom you agree on behalf of those with whom you disagree.”

“The point when national healing begins”

Kirk Douglas’s story shows that people who identify their gift and use it with excellence can make a mark on culture that endures, no matter their background. But we cannot do it alone.

Douglas’s favorite movie was Spartacus, a 1960 film that won four Academy Awards. He plays a slave who leads an uprising against the Roman Empire. After the Romans defeat his army of fellow slaves, they try to locate Spartacus by offering a pardon if the men will identify him.

In one of the most famous scenes in movie history, every man responds by shouting, “I’m Spartacus!” As a result, they are all sentenced to death by crucifixion.

If we are to change our divisive culture for Christ, we must pray for God’s help as we reject contempt wherever we find it. And we must pay any price to love our enemies, remembering that our loving Savior paid the highest price for us.

Dr. Brooks told his audience, “When you leave this National Prayer Breakfast today, you’ll be back in a world with a lot of contempt. See it as your opportunity.”

He asked them to imagine a sign above the door reading, “You Are Now Entering Mission Territory.” Then he said, “If we see the world outside this room as mission territory, we might just mark this day, February 6, 2020, the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC, as the point when national healing begins.”

How will you contribute to such healing today?

Dr. James Denison is the CEO of the Denison Forums. Through the Daily Article and podcast, which globally reach over 200,000 subscribers, Dr. Denison guides readers to discern today’s news – biblically.