Luke 22 Part 3
is about the first, and the last thing
that Jesus said to His disciples
when He wept
in the Garden of Gethsemane.
This happened right before Judas
entered into the garden
to betray Jesus
with the kiss of death.
It kind of reminds me
of what happened in Genesis 3
when the serpent entered
the Garden of Eden
to tempt Adam and Eve.
“Pray that you
will not fall into temptation.”
these are the words
that came out of Jesus’s mouth,
twice, before the prince of demons
Just listen to this ...
“Jesus went out as usual
to the Mount of Olives,
and his disciples followed him.
On reaching the place,
he said to them,
“Pray that you will not fall
about a stone’s throw beyond them,
knelt down and prayed,
“Father, if you are willing,
take this cup from me;
yet not my will,
but yours be done.”
Just then ...
“An angel from heaven
appeared to him
and strengthened him.
And being in anguish,
he prayed more earnestly,
and his sweat was like
drops of blood falling to the ground.”
Can you imagine being so distraught
that your body would produce blood
instead of sweat?
We don’t even see that
with the worst kind of panic attack!
Yet, scripture tells us
that Jesus did just that -
He dripped blood instead of sweat.
Now that I'm thinking of it,
it's just a taste
of the blood that He poured out.
It's hard to believe an angel was near,
to encourage Jesus to endure
with faith over fear.
What a great reminder
of the strength of God -
whose patient endurance
and long suffering
is more than we could ever ask
“When he rose from prayer
and went back to the disciples,
he found them asleep,
exhausted from sorrow."
“Why are you sleeping?”
he asked them.
“Get up and pray
so that you will not fall into temptation.”
Luke 22:39-46 NIV
When I asked the Lord
why He said this,
He whispered in my ear,
“It’s about having discernment.”
God opened my eyes,
to the mystery of why
these are the words
that Jesus had to say.
He gave them warning
to pray to God,
because only God's Word
could protect them
from falling into temptation.
Isn't this what Deuteronomy 4:2 says,
"You shall not add to the word
which I am commanding you,
nor take away from it,
that you may keep the commandments
of the Lord your God
which I command you."
Jesus knew that Satan
was ready to pounce,
if their faith
did not outweigh their doubt.
And if you read just a little more,
you will see exactly
how Satan shows himself.
known as the traitor,
walked right up to Jesus
and gave Him a kiss.
And all of this,
was done because Judas himself
had left an opening
for temptation to come in.
His love for money
surpassed his love for God,
He left an opening
for Satan to come in.
And it's in this moment,
that Satan sees an opportunity
to attack Jesus,
which is truly all that He wants.
And he does this, not with a gun,
through an adulterous kiss.
it's the ultimate betrayal of marriage,
and it's the opposite of
unfailing love and faithfulness.
And in this scene,
we see a faithful servant of Jesus,
it's the whole story of the Israelites
told throughout the Old Testament;
and it's the whole reason why
God shows himself to be
more faithful than us.
On the outside,
a kiss of betrayal can look harmless;
but to the receiver it's obvious -
there is nothing healthy about it.
“The Kiss of Death”
we know the expression well,
it’s a term that helps us to know
a betrayal has happened
and that we should run like hell!
So I believe
that this is why
Jesus tells the ones that He loves,
to pray and not fall into temptation.
It’s a warning of love.
the command to pray
because He knew
that Satan was coming soon.
He wanted them to prepare
their minds and their hearts,
for what was about to ensue.
And I believe
we should take heed too,
because while Satan rules this world,
the Jezebel spirit
is currently possessing America.
The gates have been opened,
and God has given warning
to his prophets,
but no one wants to listen to them.
Every day I pray
more than anything else,
I desire the ability to judge
various spiritual agents
for their moral influence.
Our world is turned inside out
and upside down,
and nothing makes sense anymore.
I used to make excuses,
and I rationalized my liberalism.
I decided what was right or wrong,
and I based my decision
off my thoughts and feelings.
But I have learned to fear God.
I have learned to trust Him.
I have experienced the truth in love,
and that my friend,
that has made all the difference.
So as I get ready to end this poem,
let us take heed
and believe what God says,
“Pray that you
will not fall into temptation.”
Remember this ...
God knows best.
He is full of knowledge and wisdom.
Be careful when emotion
drives your behavior,
and be careful not to let circumstances
drive your faith.
Do not trip over your thoughts.
Do not be anxious and do not worry.
Be careful not to become weary.
Because Satan is eagerly waiting,
for an opening to come in.
The Lord woke me up with this...
You can try to erase your thoughts
from your mind,
and you can take down your statues
all that you want.
But do not forget where you come from,
and do not forget what you have done.
Do not think for one minute
that your history, or your timeline,
is your own.
I have witnessed everything
that has gone on since the beginning of time.
Humanity is in desperate need of a Savior,
so stop looking for your worth in your history,
instead turn to Jesus for your identity.
Let humanity’s history
be a reflection of why you need Me.
Do not be like Adam and Eve
who communed with Satan
and tried to take knowledge from Me.
Instead of taking personal responsibility
for the choices they made,
they pointed their fingers,
at each other,
and came up with excuses
and lots of blame.
Do you not see the bondage in this?
Do you not see
how the mindset of slavery still exists?
Do you not see
that the heart of humanity is lost?
Do you not see
that all of humanity
must repent for themselves,
and believe in MY son, Jesus Christ?
Stop looking to each other
to know who you are.
You will be disappointed by what is shown.
Stop dismissing what humanity has done,
and pay attention to who I am,
and the victory that had already been won.
Stop letting the world declare your worth,
instead take MY Word into your hearts.
Stop hating each other with bitterness.
Get rid of all anger and all malice.
at the color of your skin,
instead pay attention to who I am,
and most of all - remember
that I created all of humanity to bleed red.
Take a knee and bow your heads
to the Jesus Christ, the Lion of Judah.
Take everything in.
Do not discriminate.
It’s all there - in black and white.
Do not hate. Do not fight.
But most of all, do not forget,
where you come from.
I am the Creator of mankind,
and his timeline.
Everything has a purpose,
and a reason,
and a season
to make sense.
You may not get to erase what has happened,
but you can remember why Jesus had to come.
There is nothing you can do
in your own power,
to erase what humanity
has already done.
All of it, although sick,
is in MY hands;
and all of it will be blotted out,
in My Kingdom, if only you would repent.
Do you want to bring Heaven to earth?
Do you want to see My Kingdom come down?
Then stop the bitterness.
Stop the hate.
Stop the madness,
and the blame;
Start being a reflection of My light.
The world is a mess!
It had been turned inside out and upside down
- all because it’s the place beneath Satan’s throne.
But not for long!
Everyone is guilty of sin.
All of humanity is to blame.
There is not one righteous enough
to endure the terrible baptism
that had to be done by My beloved son.
Completely void of sin,
I put on the skin of man
and came to earth,
in the flesh.
I came as a suffering servant,
so that My Spirit could live in man
and justify him to come home.
You can try to erase your thoughts
from your mind,
and you can take down your statues all that you want.
But do not forget where you come from,
and do not forget what you have done.
Humanity has always been wandering
through the wilderness,
sometimes lost but never alone.
My Spirit has always been with them,
even though they did know it.
Instead they did as they pleased,
hiding behind all kinds of fig leaves.
And when I called out to them,
some heard and some responded,
but many did not.
If you consider yourself a Christian,
then be a reflection of who I am.
The closer you get to the end of the age,
the more you will see in black and white,
and the more you will identify blame and rage
coming out of the hearts of mankind.
Be careful not to take the bait,
because that is exactly what Satan wants -
for you to remain dead.
He will strip you of all of your worth,
but I give a double portion for your shame.
My Kingdom is near -
it’s time to repent.
Let go of all malice and hate and bitterness.
Instead show the world who I am
through My unfailing love and faithfulness.
Have you ever been accused
of something that you did not do?
I don’t know about you,
but when it has happened to me,
I just want to scream!
All I want to do,
is open my mouth to defend myself!
I want to prove my innocence,
at any cost!
But typically when I have done this,
too many words come out,
and instead of justifying myself,
I look guilty as hell!
This is what I felt
when reading the communication exchanged
between Jesus and the 12 disciples
during their Last Supper.
After passing two cups of wine,
one before dinner and the other after,
Jesus looked at His men and said,
“Here at this table,
sitting among us as a friend,
is the man who will betray me.
For it has been determined
that the Son of Man must die.
But what sorrow awaits
the one who betrays him.”
At first, the disciples were stunned.
They looked around and wondered
who was the wolf among them.
The disciples began to ask each other
which of them would ever do such a thing.
Then they began to argue among themselves
about who would be the greatest among them.
I’m sure they had many thoughts
and many feelings,
they had given up everything to follow Jesus,
and now He would be leaving?
He is the risen king -
if He dies,
how would they be redeemed?
And who is the wolf in sheep’s clothing?
Who among my friends
would betray Jesus,
and do such a horrible thing?
From the outside,
you can see the yeast of sin
begin to grow in them;
you can see the pride set in
as their chests begin to puff out.
The calm discussion became an argument,
as they focused on who was the greatest -
who was the most righteous disciple among them.
I wonder what would have happened
if Jesus wasn’t there to redirect them,
and remind them of who He is is.
I wonder if the argument would have grown
into something much worse?
Could a fist fight have broken out?
Could a sword be drawn or a knife brought out?
Jesus broke them by saying,
“In this world the kings and great men
lord it over their people,
yet they are called ‘friends of men’
But among you it will be different.”
Those who are the greatest among you,
should take the lowest rank,
and the leader should be like a servant.
Who is more important,
the one who sits at the table
or the one who serves?
The one who sits at the table, of course.
BUT NOT HERE!
For I am among you as one who serves.
‘You have stayed with me
in my time of trial.
And just as my Father has granted me
I now grant you the right
to eat and drink at my table
in my Kingdom.
And you will sit on thrones,
judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”
Luke 22:21-30 NLT
I love how Jesus responded -
He deflated their proud hearts
by puncturing them with humility words.
Instead of focusing on who is best,
He reminded them
they are foreigners in this world,
and because of this,
they should do the opposite.
He emphasized that discipleship
is about suffering servants,
just like Him.
He spoke about the true meaning of friendship,
which is about enduring the trial together.
He did not get angry or condemn,
He did not blame or belittle or shame.
He merely said that his death was predicted,
and it would happen through
the betrayal of a friend
who sat among them.
Then, at the end of their conversation,
Jesus promised each of them
a seat on a throne in His Kingdom.
My question is, what about Judas?
Did he repent? Did he return?
I can only imagine how stupid
and stupendous they must have felt;
the combined feeling of deflated pride
and the inhalation of wonderment
must have been overwhelming.
As I step back and look
at the communication exchanged between the disciples,
I realize they responded no different than most humans.
We all are bent to defend ourselves,
especially when a false accusation is done.
A calm conversation can quickly become
a heated debate when pride sets in.
Instead of offering a gentle approach to sin,
self-righteous thoughts typically creep in;
and they are usually accompanied
by mixed feelings of fear and pride.
I wonder what would have happened,
if the disciples acted out of love
and instead of focusing on
their own perspectives or comparisons,
they offered a safe place for the truth to be exposed.
Since the betrayal was predestined,
I am positive the conversation happened
exactly as expected;
but for just a moment,
imagine what could have happened
if Judas was provided a safe place
to think about what he done,
perhaps the dark in his heart
would have come out,
and the light of God would have come in.
What if the disciples had faith?
What if they had sat quietly,
that they did not betray Jesus.
Maybe they would have shut their mouths
to prevent the stones of judgment
from coming out?
Is it possible that Judas’s heart could have softened?
Is it possible that his own guilt
could have caused remorse,
leading to an act of repentance?
Human beings are very good at blaming others,
because it takes the judgement off ourselves.
I suppose this is why
Jesus tells us to take the log out of own eye
before pointing out the sins of someone else.
There is a message
behind every word in the Bible!
This is where truth and wisdom unfolds.
I am so thankful for the lesson I learned,
by reading Chapter 22 in the Book of Luke.
The Last Supper in Luke 22
is the perfect representation
of what happens with Christians
when they are pursued.
In the past,
when reading this passage,
I only paid attention
to the cup and the bread -
but today I zoned in,
and saw the preparation,
the second cup, and difficult discussion
that turned into an argument about who was best.
What helps me pay attention
when reading scripture,
is to focus in on the direct quotes
and the exclamation marks!
Jesus sent Peter and John to
“Go and prepare the Passover meal,
so we can eat it together.”
And they asked Him,
Where do you want us to prepare it?”
“As soon as you enter Jerusalem,
a man carrying a pitcher of water
will meet you. Follow him.
At the house he enters,
say to the owner, “
The Teacher asks:
Where is the guest room
where I can eat the Passover meal
with my disciples?’
He will take you upstairs
to a large room
that is already set up.
That is where
you should prepare our meal.”
When I read this,
I immediately thought
the man carrying the pitcher
could be the Holy Spirit leading us.
And the room that is prepared could be our mind and our hearts, where the Temple of the Lord
brings Heaven to earth.
Isn’t this the concept
of the living stones,
who are being built up
as a spiritual house
for a holy priesthood,
found in 1 Peter 2:5?
Isn’t this the place
where we offer up
that are acceptable to God -
A room predestined to partake
in the feast of the Lord?
The disciples, Peter and John,
went off to the city
and found everything
just as Jesus had said.
They prepared the Passover meal
and when the time came,
Jesus and the apostles
came to the table and sat down.
Jesus said, “I have been very eager
to eat this Passover meal with you
before my suffering begins.
For I tell you now
that I won’t eat this meal again
until its meaning is fulfilled
in the Kingdom of God.”
Isn’t it amazing
that Jesus gave His promise
that He will return
when the meaning of
the Passover meal is fulfilled?
Then Jesus took a cup of wine
and gave thanks to God for it.
Then he said, “Take this
and share it among yourselves.
For I will not drink wine again
until the Kingdom of God has come.”
Then He took some bread
and gave thanks to God for it.
Then he broke it in pieces
and gave it to the disciples, and said,
“This is my body,
which is given for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.”
This reminds me
of the communion we receive
when the pastor or the priest gives remembrance over the blood
and the bread.
But it’s the next verse,
that came out of Jesus’s mouth,
that I never noticed before.
And it’s this verse
that makes all the difference
to our spiritual inheritance.
Jesus took another cup
of wine and said,
“This cup is the new covenant
between God and his people -
an agreement confirmed
with my blood,
which is poured out as a sacrifice
I wonder why I never noticed
the second cup?
It was not the old container,
but a new one!
There is so much more,
that I learned in this passage,
but I will wait until tomorrow
to share the discussion
and the arguments that broke out among the disciples,
the followers of Christ.
For now, let us dwell
in the house of the Lord;
let us mediate
on what Jesus just said.
“This cup is the New covenant
between God and his people -
an agreement confirmed
with my blood,
which is poured out
as a sacrifice for you.”
After reading the first paragraph
of Luke 22,
I'm in awe at how much
this story sounds like
what is told in Exodus 12.
and “entering in,”
has my full attention.
Luke 22:1-6 says,
“Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread,
called the Passover, was approaching,
and the chief priests
and the teachers of the law
were looking for some way
to get rid of Jesus,
for they were afraid of the people.
Then Satan entered Judas,
called Iscariot, one of the Twelve.
And Judas went to the chief priests
and the officers of the temple guard
and discussed with them
how he might betray Jesus.
They were delighted
and agreed to give him money.
He consented, and watched
for an opportunity
to hand Jesus over to them
when no crowd was present.”
Luke 22:1-6 NIV
There are so many ways
to interpret this passage.
One way is this -
What we take into our eyes,
our ears and our mouth
will be like yeast to our beliefs
and perspectives -
because it gives rise to the types
that are digested.
If we take in too much negativity,
we can create fear, depression and anxiety;
If we take in a twisted version of truth,
through the pretense of false doctrine,
like a watered-down Word
or a man-made version,
we will be deceived and disillusioned.
On the other hand,
if we take in whatever is true and noble,
right and pure, lovely and admirable,
excellent or praiseworthy
then we will digest Godly thoughts
that we can easily put into practice.
A second interpretation is this -
Judas did not prepare himself to be ready
for the feast of unleavened bread,
which is why Satan was allowed to enter in.
Perhaps Judas did not digest
all of the meat of the sacrificial lamb
before putting the blood of the lamb
on his doorposts?
Perhaps there was something dark,
in Judas’s heart,
that left an opening
for the slug of rebellion
to inch his way in.
1 Samuel 15:23 says,
"For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft,
and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.
Because thou hast rejected
the word of the Lord,
he hath also rejected thee from being king."
It might be eye-opening you to see
that any act of rebellion against God,
through a stubborn and disobedient heart,
is seen as witchcraft to the Lord -
and will result in a just judgement,
if repentance is not sought out.
there could be another explanation -
what if it’s just what God intended?
What if we shouldn’t ask,
but should just accept it as it is?
What if the purpose for the life of Judas
was simply to betray Jesus,
and there was no other reason
for him to exist?
What if God gave him breath
so that he could accomplish His purpose?
Since God is sovereign,
then perhaps I shouldn’t be questioning Him,
even when I think I know best.
Poetic Interpretation of the Living Message
delivered by Pastor Brian Broadway on 10/11/20
were the first Followers of Christ;
they included the original 12
and so many more.
They were Hebrew Jews,
and in the Book of Acts,
because men like Peter
focused on ethnicity,
while people like Paul
focused on equality for all.
In the Letter to the Galatians
"When Cephas (Peter) came to Antioch,
I opposed him to his face,
because he stood self-condemned;
for until certain people came from James,
he used to eat with the Gentiles.
But after they came, he drew back
and kept himself separate
for fear of the circumcision faction.
And the other Jews joined him
in this hypocrisy,
so that even Barnabas
was led astray by their hypocrisy."
Galatians 2:11-13 NRSV
A gospel of inclusion
to both the Gentiles and the Jews -
You foolish Galatians!
Who has bewitched you?
It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ
was publicly exhibited as crucified!
The only thing I want to learn from you is this:
Did you receive the Spirit
by doing the works of the law
or by believing what you heard?
Are you so foolish?
Having started with the Spirit,
are you now ending with the flesh?
After Stephen was stoned in 35 AD,
Jews scattered to avoid persecution.
They traveled as far as Phoenicia,
which is the land of Sidon & Tyre,
and to Cyprus
and Antioch, which is north of Syria.
What the enemy planned for evil,
the Lord turned into good -
the persecution is what started
the spreading of the Good News.
The message of Jesus was so well-received,
that a great number of people believed
and turned to the Lord.
News of this reached the church in Jerusalem,
and they sent Barnabas to Antioch.
When he arrived and saw
what the grace of God had done,
he was glad and encouraged them all
to remain true to the Lord
with all their hearts.
He was a good man,
full of the Holy Spirit and faith,
and a great number of people
were brought to the Lord.
So do not believe
that the church started in Rome,
this is just another deception from Satan.
According to the Bible,
the first official Church of Jesus Christ
started in 42 AD in a place called Antioch.
Then we see,
Paul Barnabas and John,
whose surname is Mark
(yes, he is the author who penned
the Gospel according to Mark),
start planting other churches.
They started with Jews
and then went to the Gentiles,
which are really just non-Jewish people
who live among the nations.
Paul was highly educated,
He knew the Torah, inside and out,
and was able to speak eloquently
in the Synagogues.
He spoke to the Jews and the Gentiles
who were God-fearing men,
while they sat divided
by ethnicity, and were separated.
Yet, they all had access
to the same history lesson
that Paul shared
about the timeline of God.
Acts 13:14-52 shares the Gospel
that Paul used
to bridge the gap
between the Gentiles and the Jews.
He went back 1500 years
and spoke about bondage,
and hard hearted men.
He showed them that Moses was sent
to echo a redeemer who would come
to rescue them.
He spoke about King Solomon,
and in all his wisdom
had learned the greatest part of existence
is living with a fear of the Lord.
He taught them that our prison
is related to the choices we make
and what or who we worship.
He showed that fear of the Lord
was necessary to be redeemed back
to God’s original intent.
Then Paul talks about John the Baptist,
and shares that he came
to pave the way for the Lord
and declare the good news
of Jesus Christ.
Yes, Paul speaks to both,
the Sons of Abraham - the true Jews,
and to the God-fearing Gentiles.
Acts 13:26 says that the Word
of this salvation
has been sent to all of us;
and Paul connects the Old Testament,
the Law and the Prophets to the New Testament.
Paul connects the all of the facts -
and we must do that too.
How can we press in to tradition,
but not obey the truth?
Every prophet pointed to Jesus,
but the Sons of Abraham,
Every Apostolic statement connects Jesus Christ
to the will of God
through four conditions:
He was crucified;
He was laid in tomb,
He resurrected from the dead;
and there is great evidence
through the testimony of many witnesses.
Romans 6:3 shows us
that when we are baptized
we are first put to death ,
and when we rise
we are made alive through Jesus Christ.
All of us,
black and white,
young and old,
male and female,
Jews and Gentiles.
and access to Jesus
through the process of obedience
and accepting His truth.
is more than just words of affirming,
it’s a heart decision to believe Galatians 2:20.
“I have been crucified with Christ
and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.
The life I now live in the body,
I live by faith in the Son of God,
who loved me and gave himself for me.”
Do you not know that
God’s Church IS
the most powerful entity on the earth,
in the world.
Perhaps it is time we start living like it.
In 753 B.C.
Isaiah 53:1 prophesied
the Son would grow up
before the Father
as a tender plant
through the dry ground.
He had no form of attraction.
He was despised and rejected,
and carried many great sorrows;
He bore the griefs of everyone -
yet He was esteemed
as Stricken by God
and His own people would crucify Him.
He was oppressed and afflicted
yet he did not open his mouth.
They made His grave with the wicked,
and was counted as condemned.
We have to be carful
in what we believe;
we cannot base our truth on what
our human existence tells us,
But instead, we should acknowledge
the true truth of what the Word of God says.
Remember this -
In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things came into being through him,
and without him not one thing came into being.
What has come into being in him was life,
and the life was the light of all people.
The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness did not overcome it."
Christianity is a lifestyle
and a belief that honors Christ
as our eternal King,
and the first step to honoring Him
is to express an interest
in personally getting to know Him.
Since our spirit is such
an important part of our self,
shouldn’t we take some time
to figure out
who we put our faith in?
We spend years learning
about temporary things,
such as the human body,
and the world we live in.
But seldom do we consider
what will happen
when we die -
with the ignorant assumption
that we all will go to Heaven.
It seems foolish to believe
that focusing on the temporary,
is more important than
paying attention to eternity.
I guess it’s because I’ve experienced
so much death and difficulties,
through many trials and tribulations,
that my interest in the human spirit
has been heightened and gone up.
It seems the more I'm in the Word,
the more wisdom I gain
about Jesus Christ
and the Kingdom of Heaven.
Not to mention
all the visions
all the dreams;
and the writing
that God has given to me.
It's hard to dismiss
what Holy Spirit permits
to enter my mind,
and my heart.
No one can take away
the Words that God has given me,
to put into this blog,
This is why I love
the study of Apologetics,
because it’s the study of God,
and the difference between the truth,
and false doctrine.
let me get back to drawing in,
closer to God,
so that I can share with you
how to develop
a personal relationship with Him.
Yes, it is true.
You can go to a person
who claims to have
a personal a relationship with Him,
but my recommendation is to pray
and get into His Word -
you can go right to Him!
That's what I did.
Think about it,
If you want to really know someone
you should spend time with them,
instead of listening to someone else’s
opinion of them!
There is so much false teaching.
There is so much false prophecy,
In fact, Jesus says,
“many will come in my name,
but do not believe them” -
so be on guard,
don’t blindly accept
another person’s interpretation,
or follow a group’s decision.
this is how cults begin.
Don't even accept what I give,
search the Word for yourself
to confirm everything I've said.
Jesus assures us in Matthew 7:7,
that if we ask, seek and knock,
the door to Heaven will be opened.
So when you are ready
to gain intimacy with God,
walk right up and knock -
His Word says that He will let you in.
Jesus teaches us the prayer
that opens the door,
it’s found in Luke 11:2-4.
It starts with,
“Our Father, who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be Your Name” -
this means that God is Holy
and we should have a healthy fear of Him.
Which brings me to the next step,
we need to digest the the daily bread,
which IS the living Word of God.
This is why 2 Timothy 3:16 says,
“All Scripture is God-breathed
and is useful for
If we don’t breath Him in,
then we will only have
our limited oxygen to exhale out.
Jesus is the Word -
and it is the Spirit of Christ
the Old Testament prophets
to speak and to write
what His Spirit said.
If you don’t believe me,
then read what His disciple Peter said
in 1 Peter 1:11.
The New Testament
is the completion of Jesus -
God coming down from Heaven;
He is the suffering servant
that Isaiah spoke of
before being born in the flesh!
God came down
to live with us,
to teach us
and make fishers of men;
to take on all of our sin,
and to die
and to resurrect;
to speak about the Kingdom,
for forty days
before ascending back into Heaven.
So I encourage you -
take a chance;
walk right up to His door and knock -
which really just means
opening up His book,
and digesting the Word for yourself.
But remember this,
if you truly want an honest,
with Christ himself,
then you have to be ready
to accept all of Him for who He is.
It will do you no good
to accept partial truth!
You must eat
all of the meat of the lamb
for the blood on your doorpost
to allow the spirit of death
to pass over you.
Everyone is invited in,
but most turn and run,
when Jesus says something
that does not line up
to what they thought.
They turn around,
slam the door
and run back out,
when they learn that Jesus is all about
separation and division.
Instead of believing
that Jesus is King,
they make excuses
and refuse to hear Him.
They come up with reasons
to justify themselves,
and in the process
they blasphemy the Holy Spirit.
They entered in,
but did not like what Jesus said,
so they ran back out.
They could have been saved,
but they lost their salvation.
It is true.
Jesus died for inclusion.
Everyone has a chance
to learn about Christ,
especially in America
where the Bible is available,
but many walk away
when they begin to hear
disciples of Jesus speaking the truth.
This is what the Pharisees did,
when Jesus began
to share the truth with them.
They preferred not to listen,
because they were stuck in pride and tradition.
Instead of honoring God,
many men will go on pretending
that they know best.
We see this so much among Christians,
people claiming Christianity
but not believing totally
in the Word that God left us with.
I've heard every excuse there is.
In fact, I used to make them!
Some believe the Bible is man-made,
so they only believe the verses they want.
Some believe there is no Adam and Eve,
they say that it's a story that has been made up.
Others believe that since God is love,
that we should tolerate the Jezebel spirit.
Many say that when we are good,
that is all that God looks at.
Most discount the Old Testament
and say that is
not meant for today;
and many report
that they can think the way they want,
and do what they want,
and there won't be any repercussions.
And most believe
that all good people go to Heaven,
so my question is
"Why did Jesus have to die for you?"
Why does Jesus say that He is the ONLY way,
if that were not true?
Why does Jesus say in Luke 12:49
that He did not come to bring peace to the earth,
but He came to suffer a terrible baptism,
and He wished the earth were already burning?
Why is Jesus referred as the Highway to Heaven?
And why does He say that He may say to you,
"Depart from me for I never knew you?"
I beg you,
do not be like the Pharisees,
and try to stand upon sand,
by claiming part of the Word of God.
This is why
there is so much
in fact the largest religion today
comes from the Emperor Constantine
who blended Roman paganism
The masses prefer to follow a man,
who wears a robe decorated with
Instead of learning about scripture,
they put it down
because they do not think
they can interpret it.
This is because the living message
has not been taught,
the way that Jesus intended for it.
The Word says that EVERYONE
can come to the foot of the cross,
and confess their sin for themselves.
Jesus says He is the ONLY ONE
who sits at the right hand of God
who makes intercession for us.
Do not be misled!
There is no man righteous enough
to act as if
He is Jesus himself!
this is an abomination to God!
Even the first King, Saul,
paid for it!
It’s mocking who Jesus is,
it's a slap in Jesus's face!
Only His blood was pure enough
to be the final sacrifice!
He left His Kingdom
to become a servant
so that man could be made
spiritually pure again.
Anything other than Jesus,
is pure deception!
I pray that hearts would be softened,
from the false doctrine,
and the foolish traditions,
that tightly binds them to Satan.
I pray for wandering believers,
who hear the call of the Shepherd,
but don't know where to find Him.
I pray that the Spirit of Truth will find them,
and bring them into right
relationship with Him.
When we experience mortal death,
scripture says that if we have not had
true fellowship with God,
then we will not enter
the Kingdom of Heaven.
We must pray against stubbornness -
an unwillingness to accept
that Jesus knows best!
This is truly an act of rebellion
in the eyes of God,
and He will hold it against us.
We must turn away from being like
the church of the Laodiceans,
who were wealthy and lukewarm,
and who tolerated the Jezebel spirit -
because the Revelation of John says
God will spit us out of His mouth.
Anyone who has pursued Jesus,
through fellowship with the Word,
can not be shaken
and can not be deterred!
They gird you their loins
and they brace themselves like a man;
they hold onto Christ,
who is their firm foundation
and they do not lose hope.
Intimacy with God is found
through the humble
and the broken-hearted;
the ones who have stumbled
over the precious Cornerstone,
understand the fear of the Lord.
Psalm 34:18 says,
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
For they have wisdom
that Christ himself,
is the the anointed Word of God.
“Don’t let anyone mislead you,
for many will come in my name,
and claim, ‘I am the Messiah,’
and say, ‘The time has come!’
“But do not believe them”
Following this statement,
Jesus tells us that many things will come
before the Day of the Lord.
we will see a time of great persecution,
where even family members
will kill each other
for following Christ.
We will see an uprising of war
coming from nations against nations
which is really ethnos against ethnos,
and we will see swords rising up
and there will earthquakes and floods,
and great famines and plagues -
and just when it seems like
it can’t get any worse,
armies will surround Jerusalem
and people will run.
People will be killed by the sword
or sent away as captives
to all the nations of the world.
will be trampled down
by the Gentiles
until the period of the Gentiles
comes to an end.”
Then there will be
strange things happening
in the sky -
everyone will see Jesus
coming down on a cloud!
This is when we will see everything foretold
by the Spirit of Christ
to the prophets from the book of Old.
Let us remember,
there is a difference between the statements,
“the time has come” and “the Kingdom is near.”
The Bible tells us
that we should be shouting from our rooftops
"THE KINGDOM IS NEAR"
so that people will remember to get prepared.
Just a mustard seed of faith is needed
to be act upon what you hear,
we all get to choose to listen,
or close our ears.
Some will doubt yet still act
out of obedience
and will respond with repentance
to what the Word of God says.
But many are rebellious
because of stubbornness,
they think they know best
and put their fingers in their ears
to anything that diverts them
from believing and doing what they want.
Do not be afraid -
Be bold and courageous,
continue to speak God's truth in love.
If they want to listen and respond,
then they will surely be ready
when His Kingdom Comes.
If they choose to be disobedient,
and not listen to Me,
then wipe the dust from your feet
and walk away.
Death in the flesh will surely come,
and when it does,
they will not be allowed to enter My Kingdom,
nor be a citizen of Heaven.
Be on guard!
You will see many signs and wonders
that do NOT come from God,
but from Satan,
whose mission is to deceive you
and get you off the beaten path!
Demons use humans
to highlight humanity
as the center-of-peace;
and presents it on a table
that looks like the wedding feast.
But beneath the tablecloth
will be the truth -
Satan and his demons are deceiving you.
Satan understands what worship feels like,
He was the most beautiful angel ever to exist.
The more he loved himself,
the less he loved God,
and before he knew it,
he was cast down from heaven.
And ever since then,
the one thing that he hates the most,
are humans who are created in the image of God.
So stay sober-minded and remember
that God loves you -
so much so that He sent his beloved son
to be the final living sacrifice for you.
It is time to focus on finishing the race,
to endure living in the flesh
in a world that is still under the curse;
Take up Jesus’s cross
and be willing to suffer and sacrifice -
because the "THE KINGDOM IS NEAR"
and Jesus is coming back for you.
If you do all of this,
if you prepare yourselves and endure to the end,
then you will live again;
God is going to destroy all that is cursed,
and He is going to create
a new earth and a new Heaven.
I’m here to encourage you with the truth!
I’m here to edify you with proper instruction,
and most importantly,
I am here to exhort you
to do something for the Kingdom of Heaven.
Can you imagine what it will be like
to dwell in the house of the LORD,
to gaze on His beauty and be with Him in His temple?
Will you open your ears?
Do you hear the Lord calling you near?
Has the seed of Jesus been planted in your heart?
Has the seed been nourished?
Have your grown spiritually mature?
What kind of tree have you become?
Are you an Oak - majestic and firmly rooted?
Has the Fruit of the Spirit began to bloom?
Are you ready to reproduce the Word,
the beautiful truth that has planted in you?
I ask you,
What will you do with the Word of God?
Will you hid it under a basket,
or will you send it out?
Have you ever been impressed
by how perfect something looks,
only to realize
it’s been desecrated
and full of shit?
Perhaps this what Jesus meant
when some of His disciples
were admiring the stonework
of the Temple of God,
along with the decorations
sitting upon it’s walls.
“The time is coming
when all these things
will be completely demolished.
Not one stone will be left
on top of another!”
I know it’s hard to imagine,
that God would allow such a thing,
but the truth is
He never intended
for His Spirit
to live inside
a concrete building.
Just read 2 Samuel 7,
and you will see
that David is the one
who wanted to provide
a permanent house
for the God of Eternity.
Although David's desire
was based in honor,
it was a short-sighted vision
of who God is.
Luke 21 is about
such a time as this,
when the Temple of God
lives inside human tents.
Could it be
that the year 2020
reflects the Parable
of the Fig Tree?
“When the leaves come out,
you know without being told
that summer is near.”
When we see all the things
foretold in Luke 21,
“You can know that the Kingdom
of God is coming soon.”
Don’t let your hearts be dulled
by carousing and drunkenness,
and by the worries of this world."
"Don’t let that day
catch you unaware,
like a trap.
For that day will come
living on the earth."
"Keep alert at all times.
that you might be strong enough
to escape these coming horrors
and stand before the Son of Man.”
The year 2020
what a mess our tents are in;
repentance is certainly needed
to come back into
relationship with Him.
The coronavirus came
in the Spring of 2020;
this is when the virus budded
from a far eastern land.
It attacked the older generation
from which our current beliefs stem -
the virus is a thick mucousy substance
that prevents breath from coming in.
The land was quiet for a while,
and everyone stayed inside;
this is when the Lord showed me
America is a land of great pride.
This is what the Lord said,
"America is Division of the Dead,
who choose their pride (SELF) instead...of Me.
Divided they fall.
No unity at all.
When they call on My name,
it is only for their gain.
They have not been slain by My Spirit at all.
Hope is found in Me alone.
They can stop the show!
Let My people go!
They need to know that I alone am God!
They have nothing to gain,
by calling My name,
when they do not claim who I am!
They believe in themselves.
They sit on their shelves - of self-righteousness.
When I take them down,
they will fumble and fall
because they do not know Me at all.
There is no stickiness in their bones.
They will slither and slide,
and nothing will reside in My hands.
They will shatter and scatter,
for some it won't matter,
they will run like cockroaches and hide.
But My beautifully broken,
will be My token,
and in their hearts I reside.
They are the ones who have spoken
in My name."
(The Wrath of God, written 3/28/20)
I took the time rest,
and repent for my choices
on how I was living my life -
I took for granted so many things,
including my husband and kids.
I heard so many things during this time!
And this is why I wrote everything down,
into poems and poetic sermons,
and started this blog,
Then on May 25th,
a black man lost his natural life -
to an arresting officer
who pressed his knee
into George Floyd’s neck.
Then before you knew it,
there was rioting in the streets,
“Black Lives Matter”
became the leading motif -
and so did the push
to defund the police.
We saw what happened in Portland
when angry men took to the streets.
It was the perfect opportunity
for Satan to implement his strategy
by twisting evil organizations,
like BLM and Antifa,
with commonly held beliefs.
And while peaceful people
came together to fight racism,
another terrorist organization
made their stand
to destroy patriotism.
They hide behind the masses
with the sole intent
to stir up strife
and cause destruction.
We’ve seen Marxism
spreading across the land,
by expanding critical race theory
into higher education,
and crumbling the idea of family
by pressing pre-marital sex,
divorce and ultra feminism -
towards God-fearing men.
Under “In God We Trust”
is no longer accepted
as the motto
for the common good -
because every human
gets to choose
their own form of truth.
We saw the light
shining into the abyss,
and the dark world
of child sex trafficking
was proven to exist.
Both men and women
to be hurting children -
to fulfill their flesh desires
of money, power
and sexual fetishism.
It is sick! Is it not?
How can any adult hurt a child?
Aren't we supposed to be
We also see
the writing on the wall
of the APA
as a mental health disorder.
It wasn’t too long ago
that we saw other sexual desires
given labels too,
and now we see humanity
not only accepting them,
but we see our school systems
pressing in to justify them.
Listen, I was just like you!
If this is what you believe to be true.
I totally believed in everything
I’m telling you!
But I tell you,
I am not here to judge
or even to condemn-
I am hear to speak the truth in love.
Every day I have to open
the Book of Instruction
to grow closer to Him -
and now I have faith to believe
in what He says.
I also understand that His ways
are all for my own good.
We have seen
the abomination of abortion -
with murder extended up to birth,
and we have heard about
getting rich off baby parts!
We have seen money
feeding these atrocities -
Through liberal philanthropists
like George Soros
and everyone they bleed.
These rich men
buy the government
so they change the laws
by which we live.
They claim liberty
for all humanity -
But truly I tell you
we are only being deceived!
It all sounds good,
but the truth is
move us away from God,
and before we even know it,
we are totally off His narrow path!
We’ve seen communism in China,
and it’s “One Child” rule,
we’ve seen pictures of babies
ripped out of their mothers’ wombs.
We’ve seen bloody little humans,
lying on the side of their roads,
as if they are unwanted trash
being thrown out of moving cars.
And now we see the ads,
“One Child Nation,”
in Vancouver, Canada.
How could such a practice
make it into this distant land?
And if you watched the movie,
The Social Dilemma,
you will probably understand
why anxiety and depression
has risen across the land!
Our kids are pawns
to create victims of narcissism
through human exploitation and addiction,
and we don’t even realize it!
In the year 2020,
suicide is the second leading cause of death
among those ages 10-34.
In a time when we can chat globally,
there is so much hopelessness
from feeling lonely.
I wonder why that is?
Perhaps it’s because
God has been
taken out of our schools?
Or perhaps it’s because
fathers aren’t home?
Or perhaps it’s because
mothers aren’t around
to provide their child with
attachment and love?
What in the hell
are we doing with ourselves?
When will we wake up
and take responsibility
for what we have done?
When will we repent
and ask God to come back
into our lives?
When will we make Him
the Lord of our life?
And I believe,
probably the worst thing
that has happened in our land,
is that the Gospel of Christ
has been watered down!
We have to scour
our American churches
because there is hardly any meat
to be had!
Our priests act like Pharisees
and teach the Canon,
instead of teaching their congregation
the Inspired Word of God;
and our pastors do not teach
the whole Word of God,
which is the only way
to reconcile men back to Him.
Precept by precept,
line by line,
the Truth in love,
is the Bread of Life.
the American gospel
serves up a sugar-coated appetizer
that teaches a false form of love -
A partial word
used to grow
the mindset of narcissism.
I can’t tell you how many Christians
I have personally met,
who say they do not pay attention
to the fear of the Lord.
“God’s wrath should not be taught,
because people can not handle it.
Our job is to love them,
and then let God expose
His wrath to them."
But I ask you,
where is the accountability in that?
Why should wait for someone
to go through depression?
Why can't we introduce them
to a Holy God,
who is to be honored and revered?
But God is good,
and if we keep pressing in,
he will turn our bad into good
and reveal himself to us.
Fear of the Lord
is what has been lost,
and this is why so many humans
are desperately lost.
How can we know
our true identity,
if we don’t know how much
He truly loves us?
Jesus is the way,
the truth and the life,
and He came to be
the final sacrifice.
We are filthy rags
but with Him,
we are complete.
If you hear a person who says
you do not need to know
the wrath of God,
then I say to you,
“Turn away and run."
God is Holy
and His ways are pure,
If you don’t believe me,
then read Jeremiah 23.
It’s so important to eat
the whole sacrifice;
it's so important to eat
the whole loaf of bread.
The whole scroll
must be digested
for purification to come;
the whole scroll
must be digested
for sanctification to happen.
Fall is here
in the 2020 year;
October leaves are turning,
and winter is coming.
What is coming
I honestly can not say,
but I feel like persecution
is coming our way.
But I pray,
that Jesus will make intercession
for our repentant hearts.
We lay down our lives,
and stand in the gap.
Please forgive our nation,
and have mercy on us.
Please help our citizens
understand the importance
of being under
“In God We Trust”
because without God
we are going to bust!
This is the poem
imparted to me
through the reading
of Luke Chapter 21.
And to lovers of the world,
this is what I say to you,
"Unless the Lord builds the house,
the work of the builders is futile."
You can offer your heart and soul
and you can fight for human rights
all that you want;
but if your heart is not right
by being aligned to God's will,
then all your efforts
to put humans at the center
will stand still.
Our God is a jealous God,
and He will only accept
a pure bride
who is ready with a burning lamp,
and oil in hand.
The Parable of the Fig Tree is here,
and the Day of the Lord is near.
There is still time to change.
The leaves have not yet withered away.
Do not wait until winter,
for it may just be too late.
We are in the witching hour
the enemy has come to devour;
He stands behind enemy lines
and patiently waits for the best time
to cross the divide
to destroy mankind.
We will see a blending of colors
and a mixing of skin
through fleshly mutations.
We will see bleeding bodies
filling the streets;
and so many more
I hear crackling sounds
coming from militant humans
who press their agendas
through twisted lies.
I hear tortured pleads
coming from Christians
who do not want to defy
Some will bow their heads
to the persecution
and others will be like Stephen.
I see a mutating tree -
as if it is trying to be
what God created it to be;
but society is altering it
into some different
than God created it to be.
The tree is shifting,
and it’s hard for me to see
exactly what is happening
but I can feel the change
happening inside of it.
I see plotting;
and a lifting and replanting
of rot and decay.
I hear collusion happening
behind the scenes.
I hear whispering
like that of the Pharisees -
for Christ followers like you and me.
I feel forced rights
being shoved down throats
and see people suffocating
from the inside out.
I hear silent screams
in nightmares and dreams;
I feel the anxiety
of God’s children being slain
for not accepting
the mutated change -
the mark of the beast.
is the place
and I see God stepping aside
to give men what they want.
There is still time to repent,
but the truth is
many do not want to do it!
Clothed in adornment
and decorated in makeup,
the fig tree is withering away;
It’s seed has grown feet
and is pressing down deep
into the dirt
to forcefully push its way out.
This seed desires comfort -
a dark place to feel safe,
through false doctrine
of sugar and spice.
The withering tree
does not bear fruit -
and it's happening as we speak.
We must seek to destroy
what we see
by stomping out
the snakes and scorpions;
and hosing it down
with the truth in love.
We have to stop making excuses,
and hiding away
as if we do not know
the authority of God.
Silver and gold,
I do not have
but what I do have
I give to you.
In the name of Jesus Christ
I cast down Satan and other demons.
May God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
hear my cry
as I pray against
the fields designed
Father, hear my plea,
and help me to bear fruit
from your authentic tree.
Help me to digest
the proper seed
so that I can have
everlasting life and liberty.