Don’t Break the Seal

This morning while preparing to make our morning smoothies, my wife couldn’t get the bag of frozen fruit open.  I told her to use her thumb to break the seal and it would open.

Immediately my warped sense of humor inspired me to blurted out, “And, that is never a phrase to use around prophecy teachers.  It triggers them.”048

At first it was meant as a wise crack but the more I thought about it the more it became a serious thought.

In today’s digital society everyone who has an idea, thought, theory or simple mental short circuit can post it online, build a following and make money.

Everyone is either a “prophecy teacher” or a “watchman on the wall”.  Because of that we not only get a wide range of teachings but an equally wide range of overreaction to any world event.

1 Corinthians 13:11-12 (NLT) 11 When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. 12 Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.

All that we know now is partial and incomplete.  He will fill in all the blanks in the twinkling of an eye.  At that moment we will realize how off we were in trying to discern His actions.

Isaiah 55:8-9  (NKJV)

8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts,

Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.

9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth,

So are My ways higher than your ways,

And My thoughts than your thoughts.

Hold loosely to what you think you know as “revelation” and make it line up with The Word.  Don’t manipulate The Word to match your “revelation”.

It won’t work.

He made sure of that.

Be careful to preface any insight or revelation with the fact that it is a belief or a theory but may not be a fact.  Oh, and the “thus says the Lord” thing went out of style in the 1600’s.  In case no one told you, He doesn’t speak in King James english.

There is no doubt that the days ahead will be tumultuous but in the midst of it all we can live a life of the peace that surpasses understanding because we belong to Him.

Study, prepare and pray.  We are told to do that.

Then, trust Him and let God be God.  We are told to do that too.

Who knows, He may surprise you with a rainbow when you were expecting a storm.

And, He may shock you with lightning when you, or someone you follow, “prophesied” sunshine.

transformers3-shia-running-fullOh, and for the fun of it sometime, run into a conference room full of prophecy students listening with baited breath for the next recycled teaching or new revelation and shout…”the seal is broken”.

 

Just don’t stand in the door way.

Richard J Grund

 

An Alien Conspiracy Theory from an Alien’s Perspective

An Alien Conspiracy Theory

As told from an alien’s perspective

By Richard J Grund

It’s been a long wait.

Dawn of time and all.

He raged.  He plotted.  He failed.

And, we all fell.

The plan went into play.

The edge in his silky voice gave his doubts away.

A kingdom here.  A country there.  Too many souls to count.

Then, the Sign.

The Fig Tree was blossoming.

Operation Deception initiated.

For  a deception to work we must mimic the Real.

Then we saw what He was doing.

So, we did it too.

Seeds planted, watered, groomed and prepared for harvest.

A boom of babies they called it.

We called it a buffet, a smorgasbord, a feast.

Some were His.  Some were ours.  All were claimed.

Move.  Counter move.

Feint, block, strike.

Final Phase came with the cries of Jubilee.

In the shadows we whispered “not for you but for me!”

The flares of our last move pierced the heaven’s gates.

Our fathers heard that announcement and stirred in their graves.

Wait, what is that?

Eye witnesses found, our actions exposed, our plans revealed?!

No, that cannot be.

We were told they would not see

Our deception demanded a deception.

Double feint for one big blow.

If they believe what they see they will say what they know.

Our scheme will be revealed and all will be lost.

They are proof of our existence but not for long.

They must not know nor believe the truth.

A serpent’s hiss in a friendly voice.

A whisper in a willing ear.

“It’s all a lie, a deception, an illusion” don’t you see.

Don’t listen to them.  Listen only to me.

There is nothing to tell because nothing happened.

They are so desperate for relief they will believe the lie with eyes wide open.

Never knowing who or what has spoken.

No one notices that the salesman is not like them.

No one knows what he knows or where he’s been.

He is not a victim, not a witness but has the loudest voice.

Just a weak, willing vessel who desires what he does not earn.

So desperate for relief he will smear the honey to soothe their pain.

Spread and smear again again!

We will lick that honey away and consume them before they awaken.

In gross denial they will be taken.

We did it before we will do it again.

Move on.

There is nothing to see here.

No victims, no testimony, no truth but what we say.

Sleight of hand and mirrors in the dark keep the curious away.

In 1000s of year these creations of His want what they can’t afford.

They buy what is not real because they won’t pay full price.

If only they knew that they get what they pay for.

And, all because they rejected the price He paid.

Would not listen to what He said.

They cry for Eden and so do we.

A return to Noah’s day you’ll see.

What did He expect from dust and clay?

It’s almost time and nothing left to say.

Ignore the warnings.

Just step this way.

Just step this way.

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Warfare? What Warfare?

If you follow The Porch you know we now have weekly online Bible Studies at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-porch. If you don’t then come join us every Wednesday night at 7:30 pm Eastern.

We also have weekly Sunday night show, Reflections In The Dark, 7 pm Eastern where go deeper into the supernatural shadows.

What I have found from both shows and those who attend them is that “Spiritual Warfare” is a lost concept on the church of today.  Even those churches that should be predisposed to this teaching (i.e. Charismatic, Pentecostal, Spirit Filled) are lack in the warning and preparing the flock for the prophesied End Times.

When I got saved in October of 1988 at the old Christian Heritage Church in Tallahassee, Florida under its former Pastor, Robert A. Shelley, we were spoiled by the knowledge and scriptural feedings given to us.  The spiritual food that Pastor Shelley fed us was a banquet that fed everyone from the newest to the oldest Believer.  How much food you had was up to you. Understanding the authority given to us in the Lord and how to use the weapons of our warfare was a regular part of that diet.  And, many fed willingly at the table.

This period of time was at the height of the spiritual warfare movement in the church.  Unfortunately, the enemy played off of our enthusiasm and intensity by inspiring error and excess.  By 1995, when I moved away from Tallahassee, the spiritual warfare movement had imploded on itself and lay in ruins.  Were mistakes made? Yes.  In the zeal to serve the Lord many misguided souls ran to a front line they had no business being on.  The had ignored the admonition of the scriptures of James 4:1-6 preceded the promise that the devil would flee from you indicating that the success of your resistance was equal to the success of your walking correctly with the Lord. That’s why to this day I do not recommend or encourage anyone to do what I do or what SRT does without considering the cost and knowing the personal requirements.

Lives were destroyed, churches were destroyed and this allowed those who had no heart or stomach for the warfare in the first place to gloat and write books that held an even greater error then the mistakes made by misguided spiritual emphasis and ignorance of the enemy we faced.

That error?  That there was no warfare, that we could stop warring at all and that the enemy had no power.

1 Peter 5:8-10 ( NKJV )8Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.  9Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.  10But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.

Roaring lion?

Devour (gulp entire (literally or figuratively):—devour, drown, swallow up)?

Resist (to stand against, that is, oppose:—resist, withstand)?

The same sufferings are experienced by others and you will suffer for a while?

Sounds like warfare to me.

Ephesians 6:10-12 (Amplified Bible) 10In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].  11Put on God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil.  12For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.

The “wrestling” of the Apostles Paul’s day was Greek style of Olympics wrestling from his era.  It was up close, physical and rough.  There were no pads or coverings.  There was nothing pretty or comfortable about it.

Who are we wrestling with?  The four levels of power pertaining to the fallen angels (Genesis Chapter 6) and the demonic spirits of their hybrid offspring wiped out in the Flood.

No warfare?!

Ephesians 6:13-18 (Amplified Bible) 13Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place].  14Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God, 15And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace. 16Lift up over all the [covering] shield of saving faith, upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked [one].  17And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God.  18Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God’s consecrated people).

Does any of that scriptural exposition indicate peaceful inactivity?

NO!

We were warned by the Lord Himself of the turbulent times we are in and the fact that they would replicate the Days of Noah (Matthew 24:37) and although there are many who diminish the meaning of this warning it indicates a time of violent demonic activity.  If you watch the news, spend time on the Internet or just pay attention to what is going on around you the signs of the times are all around us.

Finally, I will leave you with the warnings of the Prophet Isaiah ( a real one not just someone with a name tag and a 501c3 business):

Isaiah 60:1-3 ( NKJV )
1 Arise, shine;
For your light has come!
And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
And deep darkness the people;
But the Lord will arise over you,
And His glory will be seen upon you.
3 The Gentiles shall come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising.

We are in those dark times and the “deep darkness” is really the same Hebrew word twice (H6205 עֲרָפֶל  ʽărâphel ar-aw-fel’ ; gloom (as of a lowering sky):—gross, thick dark cloud).  That’s a darkness that is twice as bad, twice as powerful and worse then what had been experienced before.  If that is not a description of 2010 and the years ahead I do not know what is.

But then again, if you are one of those people who believe everything is all right, there is no enemy out there and that roaring lion Peter warned you about has no teeth, keep doing what you are doing – nothing.  You can continue to follow the writings and opinions of men & women who have not seen the outside of a sanctuary or conference room in years; who have no clue of the current war or the current enemy we are being threatened by.  Let me know how that works out for you.

If you are awakening from your slumber and tired of watching the destruction of loved ones, friends, families, children and all things good come to the upcoming online Bible Studies at The Porch.  We are going to examine spiritual warfare as the Book of Acts church taught it, experienced it and lived it.

Either way, the Word of the Lord is clear.  The teachings of His Apostles on point.  And, the orders given by the Captain of the Hosts without question.

It’s your choice.

In His Service,
Richard J Grund
The Porch On Solomon’s Porch

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An Open Letter to the Fallen – Heaven Serves Notice

Lately I keep hearing the song Bad Boys from Inner Circle in my spirit. You know it. They use it as the theme for the reality TV Show “Cops”:

Bad boys bad boys
Whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do
when they come for you
Bad boys, bad boys
Whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do
when they come for you

And, while it’s not meant to be a “spiritual” song it has inspired this blog.

At first, I thought the song was about the recent UFO sightings and current view that some sort of alien deception is upon us. I was going to write this from the perspective of trying to get you to wonder what you would do if “they” came for you. Would you go with them? Would you run? Would you stand and fight back in the Name of the Lord? (As a point of reference I fall into the last category)

However, as I sat here this morning I realize that it’s not a song being sung to the Body of Christ but a song being sung to Satan, the fallen angels and their demonic offspring. While some people would be too religious to believe the Spirit can sing Reggae I believe He can use anything and everything in the Universe to make His point. And, making a point He is!

So, I guess this blog becomes an “open letter” to the fallen:

John 1:1-3 ( NKJV ) 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God. 3All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

Psalms 33:6 ( NKJV ) 6 By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.

Nehemiah 9:5-6 ( NKJV )
“Stand up and bless the LORD your God
Forever and ever!
“Blessed be Your glorious name,
Which is exalted above all blessing and praise!
6 You alone are the LORD;
You have made heaven,
The heaven of heavens, with all their host,
The earth and everything on it,
The seas and all that is in them,
And You preserve them all.
The host of heaven worships You.

You worshiped the One who spoke you into existence on the 6th day at the beginning of time. He called you by name. The first thing you saw in creation was Him, your Creator. The first voice you heard was His. And, yet you forgot what He had done for you and instead of worshiping Him you desired to be Him.

You lied to and deceived His children in your desire to strike back at Him. You tricked them into worshiping you and giving you His children as a blood sacrifice (Zephaniah 1:5). He alone is worthy of worship and adoration.

You lie, steal and destroy what is His and think you will get away with it.

You blaspheme His Holy Name and shake your immortal fists toward the Throne Room as if you have the power to back up the threats.

Play your tricks in the sky with the blinking lights and tales of another gospel. Make foolish men believe you are something more then you are. Portray yourselves as angels of light and your demonic offspring as ministers of righteousness but your words and deeds give you away. There is no life in you or what you offer. The dead cannot give life and darkness cannot overcome the Light of the Holy One.

You left your Holy Habitation, fooled yourselves into thinking you were “gods”, chose a lesser, darker existence and the Lord of Hosts says “So be it”. All of the wooden idols, icons and foolishness men have offered to you shall sink into the Lake of Fire with you (Matt. 24:41).

Do you hear the rattling of the chains of judgment that shall enwrap around you (2 Pet 2:4; Jude 1:6)? Do you hear snorting of the Heavenly stallions and the rustle of the armies of Heaven awaiting the Father’s command (Rev. 12:7-9) notify you that your time is short? The Word of the Lord is clear.

Zephaniah 1:7 ( NKJV )
7 Be silent in the presence of the Lord GOD;
For the day of the LORD is at hand,
For the LORD has prepared a sacrifice;
He has invited (consecrated; set apart) His guests.

And, His guests have been given a Great Gift. A Promise has been fulfilled and the same Spirit that pulled your particles together is inside of them. The same Word that spoke you into existence has been given to them for their use against you. Truly, in both Heaven & Earth, the Word of the Lord is against you this day and the days to come.

Whether it is your Heavenly brethren or the newly empowered children of Mine that have ALL of My Authority at their disposal, the only question remains…

Bad boys bad boys
Whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do
when they come for you
Bad boys, bad boys
Whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do
when they come for you

And, from the North, South, East, West and Heaven itself…
THEY ARE COMING FOR YOU!

Richard J Grund, in service to The King

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