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Greater Dependency

by Gary Gay

The Holy Spirit said, “Greater Dependency, you can’t mess this up, you’re not big enough to mess it up.”

Promotions are here and they come with greater dependency on the Father. He has already given us greater faith; it has already been downloaded in us.  Don’t try and feel it, we just have to step out on it, otherwise we can’t see it or know it. It is now! 

We will love this new thing. It brings us much closer to Him. It is a greater level of relationship and intimacy with Him. 

Gary Gay 10-24-2021 

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Walking in the Spirit: even in what seems trivial

Following the Spirit’s gentle leading

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 is one of the first verses I taught my son when we was very young.

“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.” I’ve always thought John 16:13 was for BIG ideas and revelations. But I am learning it is for small details too…

I have been asking the LORD for several years to lead me by His Spirit and have had the desire to live by His spirit 100% of the time. This is risky… what if I get a prompt wrong?

I must be growing because He is beginning to lead me more often, prompting me in ways that prove themselves to be His guidance, even in the little things.…

One might say it is witchcraft but I think it is GOD:

Recently, I had an appointment with a person D to show a flat I rent out. The LORD told me he’d be 15 minutes late so to leave an extra long gap before the next appointment to follow after…. 3 days later, the day of the appointments, D was exactly 15 minutes late.

Yesterday, I had another viewing. I felt so strongly in my spirit that the person would not come. 10 minutes before the scheduled appointment, the person cancelled.

Last night I had a dream which I remember very clearly… I often dream but rarely remember or “hold onto the content”. I believe as a family Covid is going to infect or try to infect a child, who will, in turn infect others. There is no fear in this for we are all healthy and/or vaccinated/and or have already had the virus. BUT isolation is not helpful to living life, so I believe the LORD has shown me, that in order to protect us from having to self isolate, we need to be vigilant. I will share this with others in the family, and will take the lateral flow tests more frequently this week, to guard against infection and infecting others.

I believe we can live more and more by GOD’s Spirit. These times are tough. Let’s allow our Father to lead and guide us.

If He can share with me, He can share with any brother or sister in the Lord. May I encourage you to ASK Him, and if you have asked Him, wait upon Him, trust and yield to Him, allowing Him to reveal His timing, His schedule, His blessing.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen.

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Can Biological Warfare be Confirmed through the Creative Arts?

Movies come to life

I recently saw a film… I won’t name it as I don’t want to create any spoilers for anyone. But within the film, an integral part of the plot was biological warfare.

For me, that was a red flag. It “spoke” to me. It affirmed the thought I’d had and shared last month about bio warfare possibly being behind the Corona Virus pandemic — For me, it leaned heinously toward greater probability, more than I would like to have thought.

The film was made before the pandemic. However, like so many other films worldwide it was not released, because of the closure of cinemas. The making of the film suggests to me that the sort of creative imagination which draws from real fear and concern of the day was not original to me. Just as film and creative art in general often have a hand on the pulse of society before society has even identified itself, so the idea of biological warfare was and is a realistic threat. Art gazes back and reflects society, but it also looks ahead to where we are going. And so, for me, the film is a kind of ‘evidence’ of the possibility I’d perceived; the root behind our pandemic really could be biological warfare.

As a result of this nod to my way of thinking, I am re-posting the substance of a previous post. I hope you will forgive me if you experience this as a barrage or a ‘hitting over the head’ of my point. The thing is, I’m more convinced now than I was when I first wrote the following….

Church Division and Biological Threat

“How good and pleasant it is when brethren dwell together in unity…” (Psalm 133:1) How vital, life-giving, essential and valuable it is.

I don’t have statistics, but I’d hazard a guess that the church body of believers have not been as divided throughout the Church Age until now, as they are over the issue of vaccines and Covid-19. Yes, perhaps the Protestant Reformation was as divisive, or the Puritans v the established Protestant Church. But these divisions help to accent my point: We are not united as a body, and we need to be as an effective witness to the world in these monstrously chaotic times.

“What does it matter what you eat or what you put on…” Yes, our Father in heaven looks out for our welfare. But sadly, folks are drawing battle lines over whether or not to wear a mask, whether or not to take a vaccine. Some in each camp even insinuate that those in the other camp are losing their salvation! Some shout ‘the vaccine contains 666’!

GOD will surely give us clear insight

From my point of view, we are not all prophets. In very recent memory, many established prophets “got it wrong” about the US presidential election. So, it is far easier to prophecy or point a finger at someone and say, “GOD told me you should….” then it is to be accurate. I celebrate the gifts of the Holy Spirit and encourage others to express themselves. But in this current climate, I’d like to look at the fruit from the exercise of these gifts as regards issues surrounding the pandemic.

The fruit of the Spirit is: love, joy peace, goodness, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, long-suffering, self control, against which there is no law… (Galatians 5:22-23). In the hostility aroused over the pandemic issues, I see little love, joy or peace…

We are known by our fruits. What sort of fruit is being grown through this wrangle over whether or not to vaccinate? The fruit I’m concerned about is not fruit at all but hard-heartedness. 

Let’s not be hard-hearted

Jesus said regarding divorce, Moses only allowed it because of their hardness of the heart. (Matthew 19:8) Of such hardness Jesus was grieved (Mark 3:5) and Paul wrote of it in Romans 2:5 “But in accordance with your hard and impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of GOD.”

Dear friends, to whom did Jesus refer when he spoke of self-righteousness and hardness of heart? The pharisees. Are we not in jeopardy of behaving as pharisees over this issue of the pandemic? Are we unequally yoking ourselves with unbelievers when we protest and rebel?*

I hope to take us to a peaceful place instead, a place of rightness with others and with GOD as we say like Joshua, “As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”

What is going on… really

One reason for protest against the actions and decisions of governments is triggered by a sense we are not being told the truth. That is quite possible… or at least it is possible and highly likely we are not being told the entire truth.

If we are in a place of harmony with our brothers and sisters in Christ, I wish to raise a topic — risking to open a can of worms, seeking to raise an issue that runs to a deeper level than the issue of the pandemic or the vaccine, though inextricably linked to these issues. 

Another possibility or back story to the pandemic entered my own mind recently, as I took time out to relax. As I allowed my mind and body to rest, an idea gradually surfaced in the void: We are in the midst of less a product of a medical pandemic, and much more of biological warfare.

This is pure speculation on my part, though born out of some contemplation after hearing a testimony of an American to some German medics about patent requests going back to 2003 for corona viruses and their vaccines: 

https://www.datascienceassn.org/content/dr-david-e-martin-testimony-july-9th-2021

Tracking my thoughts

How did Anthony Fauci and others know to attempt to patent for corona viruses and their vaccines almost twenty years in advance of this outbreak? How did they know about SARS and Covid-19? (Fauci failed to secure the patents he sought at that time, take note.)

Could the virus be purely man-made and it’s release not an accident? What if SARS was a deliberate attack during the GW Bush administration, against China? What if Covid-19 is a deliberate response? If we are engaged in biological warfare aka germ warfare, then is it no wonder we sense Western governments concealing something from us? It would be too undiplomatic politically, and too scary for citizens to hear these truths, wouldn’t it? Yes, perhaps our governments are not telling us the whole truth, but perhaps that’s for our safety.

We just don’t know what these viruses and vaccines are. We likely are not told the full story. If our governments know far more than they are telling us, maybe it is because telling us would be like putting petrol on a smouldering fire!

What if, I ponder… What if the enemy of my enemy is my friend? Thinking about Bill Gates, what if he’s actually trying to combat the Chinese and we, though caught in the cross-fire, are actually people he is trying to protect (contrary to what many think: that he’s one carrying the match!) What if?! We just don’t know.

In the big scheme of things

On the grand scale, we cannot know everything. Even Jesus didn’t know the date of his return, but only the Father (Matthew 24:36), so how can we possibly have the details of the Last Days, the machinations of Western and Foreign governments today, the intrigue and efforts of big pharma and big business? 

What is relevant to us

Though we don’t know the day or hour of Jesus’ return, and though we don’t know if his return is concurrent or consecutive with many other aspects of End Time prophecy, we do know more and more of his words of the End Times are coming to fruition.** In the big scheme of things, there is a remnant of followers of Jesus, a remnant in relation to the restoration of Israel with Yehovah GOD.

What we can do

We can draw close to GOD. We can be sure we are right with our Father, the Creator of the Universe. We can love Him and love one another just as Jesus commanded (John 13:34); we can dwell, abide, rest in Him.

We live on earth and yet are citizens of heaven, together. We can live together in love, joy and peace, that the world will know us by our love. 

As to wars and rumours of wars, whether they be biological or otherwise, these are not the end. Just as GOD forgives people time and again (Matthew 18:21-22), we too must forgive our enemies and our friends. We do not war against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers. (Ephesians 6:12) And so we do not look at man nor blame man, but we look to GOD and His son, our Saviour Jesus, and follow — by the power of the Holy Spirit — to the ends of the earth, even unto the end of this earth.

We prepare, prepare, prepare: we prepare ourselves through the study of GOD’s Word, we prepare our loved ones through the gospel message, we prepare the world through our love of one another, that Israel and the World might know us by our love, and Yeshua Jesus as reflected through that love.

Hallelujah! Jesus is alive, and so are we. Fear not! Jesus has overcome the World.

What to do with our nervous energy

Never before in my lifetime, and perhaps never in modern time, has society stood still as it did during the lockdowns around the world. What has been beneficial about it?

It has given us time to consider GOD. Have we done it? We who claim our Saviour and Messiah as Jesus/Yeshua, when we have had extra time to be with Yehovah GOD like never before, have we used this time and opportunity wisely?

We can dig into His person, His Word, His love, His embrace and His holiness. If we have not yet done so, we can do so now.

We can come together closely (as things open up), sharing our time, our food, with one another as they did in Acts 4:32-35, “Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common. And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all. Nor was there anyone among them who lacked; for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, and laid them at the apostles’ feet; and they distributed to each as anyone had need.”

And we can love one another as he first loved us.

This my friends, I do believe, is the best way through the fiery times we are in and the fiery times ahead.

Again I say, Hallelujah! Jesus is alive, and so are we. Fear not! Jesus has overcome the World.

  • Some have said they attended protests as an opportunity to evangelise the gospel of Jesus, rather than to actually participate or endorse the protesting. Wonderful! 

** Ezekiel 39-44: the third temple – Is it true that the altar already exists as does the Levitical priesthood?

    Also: Hosea 14:2; Micah 7:18020; Joel 2:15-17

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Faithfulness: Church needs to Change part 9

The Fruit of the Spirit

… is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22)

What is Faithfulness?

There is so much we can say about faithfulness.

Recently I heard an Evangelist: Ryan Schiavo, speak about faithfulness as being reliable toward others as a mark of Christian character. In his context, faithfulness wasn’t just about belief in GOD but also about being consistent toward one another: following through on promises, keeping our word. I like that take, perhaps because I agree and aim to be a totally reliable person: my yes is yes; I keep appointments or request to be released and reschedule if I can’t; I stick to the commitments I make…. I need to work on punctuality as part of it.

Believing, trusting, being trustworthy, godly: these are all marks of faithfulness.

In this piece from the Church Needs to Change series, I simply want to touch upon the faith we need as a church body to believe: 1. to trust the Holy Spirit’s leading as a mark of being trustworthy toward GOD and one another, 2. to behave in a more and more godly manner as we go through life. Jesus did nothing beyond what his father lead him to do or say, and he did so by the power of the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, he said, “Be perfect as my Father in heaven is perfect.” If this were not possible, he would surely not have commanded it.

The church, I believe, needs to be expectant for GOD to move

Matthew 7:7 says, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”

  1. Let us expect when we pray that GOD will answer our prayers, rather than forget the prayer and continue to be anxious or concerned about the issue just prayed over.

And in Matthew 21:21, “So Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and cast into the sea,’ it will be done.”

  1. Let us ask GOD for His leading and then wait for it, rather than grow impatient, doubtful, or carry on with the programme as though we never asked for His lead.

And James 1:6 says, “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.”

  1. Let us dare to hope that GOD is moving and will move in our lives and that of our family’s, for salvations, for healings, for revelation, for His return.

The church needs to change its way of being

As the church truly is the body of believers and not a building or service structure, then can we make more room for GOD? Can we leave gaps in the service, or scrap the service entirely, so that our invitation to follow is proved sincere as we make room in our minds and in our lives, for GOD.

This sounds radical

We who love Jesus know that giving ourselves to GOD through a salvation prayer of confession is the start of a life following Jesus – the author and finisher of our faith. It is a wonderful start! But just as we make a fresh start at the point of salvation, perhaps it is time to allow the church organisation to be born again as well. Jesus said he would build his church — and then somewhere around 350 or 400AD we took over. 

How about we let him take the same tools he uses to convict and grow us, to build his church as well. 

Maranatha, Jesus come.

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Loneliness: defining it, identifying it, managing it

I had a dream recently and it helped me to understand loneliness.


The dream took place in an era past, where women wore long dresses — perhaps 150 years ago. The dream was about a young woman who was friendless. She was beautiful, quiet, pleasant, but she had no close friends.

One day she went for a walk with a prostitute. They were an unlikely pair, but they talked and in the end they had 10 minutes of passion which I did not dream but new had occurred.

To the prostitute it was a ministry time — she helped the woman rid herself of emotional tension. To the woman it was “glorious”, and she wondered if she was in love. To me, the physical intimacy was (inappropriately) a means to pause temporarily, the emotional pain and starvation from a lack of intimacy.

I am not advocating sex as therapy, nor am I advocating sex between two woman as righteous. I am advocating a serious look at what we as human beings need to feel whole and loved…. it is not sex. It is a meeting of the heart.

In the dream, I sensed the isolation the young woman felt. It was in an era before psychology, a time when the woman might not have known how to define or even to understanding what she was feeling, or the root of it. It was in an era when homosexuality was not acceptable socially or morally, and so it was not a lifestyle option to be advocated for. The woman was a lover of quiet beauty. For some unknown reason, she was unmarried and quite without family, not because she was an outcast but because there was no one with whom she talked to. She spent her time alone for no particular reason I knew in the dream. She just “was” as characters and situations often are in dreams.

The prostitute appeared in the dream, not as one pursuing income — for certainly that would only have come through engagement with a man. She too was alone, friendless, in a society where prostitutes’ only friends were other prostitutes. She was walking in the wood and came across this young woman and they talked.

I was not privy to their conversation but it was not about sex or lust or even about loneliness. They just talked and somehow had a mutuality. They enjoyed each other’s company. Somehow they also had a ‘moment of passion’. Had the dream continued long I suspect the young woman would have had to cope with great confusion about the relationship, the 10 minutes, what — if anything — to do about it. There was a fleeting moment to conclude the dream when an older man approached the woman, told her of his deep love for her, and she said she thought she was in love with the prostitute. I believe her sharing her secret with him, and his maturity and sincere love, would have directed her to understand her need for others, forgiven (for in that era it would be needed) her the 10 minutes, and guided her toward healthy emotional intimacy. If fact, the older man was probably GOD, the Father for us all, if we will embrace His love and forgiveness.

What this dream confirms for me

We live in a confused and busy society. Intimacy has been replaced with activity. But when the pandemic led to lock down, people’s engagement moved almost completely to online chats and activity halted. We had an opportunity to learn to engage, to engage differently yes but to at least engage. Some have done so, others have despaired from loneliness.

Loneliness is lacking intimacy and the way to cope with loneliness is opening our hearts to others.

To express healthy intimacy, we do not share lightly but wisely, finding others who are trustworthy and with whom we engage on matters beyond the superficial, also letting down the pretence of self-sufficiency.

We share wisely, with others who are trustworthy and non-judgmental.

We share at levels, more deeply with those closer. 

We share most deeply, if we are wise, with our Lord and Saviour Yeshua Jesus, and with the Father, though our walk with the Holy Spirit.

But GOD knows we need people. He created people because He wants to engage with others… He created David and Jonathan, friends who loved one another as brothers. Even Jesus, who had thousands of followers and a 120 numbered disciples, had his closest 12, his dearest 3 and John, “the disciple whom Jesus loved” as his dearest friend.

It is not easy to find close friends. And we become proficient in our society to learn to manage on our own. But we need friends.

Autumn is here and winter is coming

I’m posting this in September because we are approaching the winter season, This is the time when the light fades earlier and people step outside less often, not lingering on the street to chat with neighbours, which is for some, their only opportunity for conversation.

I’m posting this because we live in a society where sex has replaced intimacy for many people. All people are empty inside and are in need of love, care and communication, but sadly, some confuse intimacy and sex and look to fill the void with the latter.

I’m posting this because I realise I lack my truest close friend now that my husband has passed away… although even my husband was not as close to me as Jesus, with whom I receive total understanding.


I’m posting this because we all need intimacy. The deepest intimacy comes through our relationship with Jehovah GOD. But He knows we also need flesh and bone relationship and conversation — not just conversation on a superficial level, though that helps; we need a meeting of the heart. Sometimes this springs from shared activity; sometimes from analytical conversation and a sharing of ideas — a meeting of the mind. But we do need it. We are made that way. And it’s okay to yearn for it when we lack it.

I recently read in Elizabeth Elliot’s book Suffering is Never for Nothing, that love ultimately leads to suffering. I am not advocating suffering but I am advocating taking the risk of sharing earnestly with carefully chosen persons, which may lead to disappointment, suffering. Even though it might, I say this in advance: Don’t give up.

We are a lonely society, with more connections than we know how to handle, and perhaps without one or two we really need. 

I pray for us all, that intimacy with the Father will grow, and that He will lead us to others who will help to fulfil that void, the emptiness of loneliness, that only an earnest and healthy relationship with a fellow human being can fill.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Biological Warfare, End Times and being united as One Body

“How good and pleasant it is when brethren dwell together in unity…” (Psalm 133:1) How vital, life-giving, essential and valuable it is.

I don’t have statistics, but I’d hazard a guess that the church body of believers have not been as divided throughout the Church Age until now, as they are over the issue of vaccines and Covid-19. Yes, perhaps the Protestant Reformation was as divisive, or the Puritans v the established Protestant Church. But these divisions help to accent my point: We are not united as a body, and we need to be as an effective witness to the world in these monstrously chaotic times.

“What does it matter what you eat or what you put on…” Yes, our Father in heaven looks out for our welfare. But sadly, folks are drawing battle lines over whether or not to wear a mask, whether or not to take a vaccine. Some in each camp even insinuate that those in the other camp are losing their salvation! Some shout ‘the vaccine contains 666’!

GOD will surely give us clear insight

From my point of view, we are not all prophets. In very recent memory, many established prophets “got it wrong” about the US presidential election. So, it is far easier to prophecy or point a finger at someone and say, “GOD told me you should….” than it is to be accurate. I celebrate the gifts of the Holy Spirit and encourage others to express themselves. But in this current climate, I’d like to look at the fruit from the exercise of these gifts as regards issues surrounding the pandemic.

The fruit of the Spirit is: love, joy peace, goodness, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, long-suffering, self control, against which there is no law… (Galatians 5:22-23). In the hostility aroused over the pandemic issues, I see little love, joy or peace…

We are known by our fruits. What sort of fruit is being grown through this wrangle over whether or not to vaccinate? The fruit I’m concerned about is not fruit at all but hard-heartedness. 

Let’s not be hard-hearted

Jesus said regarding divorce, Moses only allowed it because of their hardness of the heart. (Matthew 19:8) Of such hardness Jesus was grieved (Mark 3:5) and Paul wrote of it in Romans 2:5 “But in accordance with your hard and impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of GOD.”

Dear friends, to whom did Jesus refer when he spoke of self-righteousness and hardness of heart? The pharisees. Are we not in jeopardy of behaving as pharisees over this issue of the pandemic. Are we unequally yoking ourselves with unbelievers when we protest and rebel.*

Instead, I want to take us to a peaceful place, a place of rightness with others and with GOD as we say like Joshua, “As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”

What may really be going on

One reason for protest against the actions and decisions of governments is triggered by a sense we are not being told the truth. That is quite possible… or at least not the entire truth.

Once we are in a place of harmony with our brothers and sisters in Christ, I wish to raise a topic — risking to open a can of worms, seeking to raise an issue that runs to a deeper level than the issue of the pandemic or the vaccine, though inextricably linked to these issues. 

Another possibility or back story to the pandemic entered my own mind recently, as I took time out to relax. When I allowed my thoughts to rest, gradually, an idea came to me and took root: that we are in the midst of, not so much a pandemic, but of biological warfare.

This is pure speculation on my part, though born out of some contemplation after hearing a testimony of an American to some German medics about patent requests going back to 2003 for corona viruses and their vaccines: 

https://www.datascienceassn.org/content/dr-david-e-martin-testimony-july-9th-2021

My thinking trail

How did Anthony Fauci and others know to attempt to patent for corona viruses and their vaccines? How did they know so far in advance of SARS and Covid-19? (Fauci failed to secure the patents he sought at that time, take note.)

What if the virus is purely man-made and it’s release is not an accident? What if SARS was a deliberate attack during the GW Bush administration, against China? What if Covid-19 is a deliberate response? If we are engaged in biological warfare aka germ warfare, then is it no wonder we sense Western governments concealing something from us? It would be too undiplomatic politically, and too scary for citizens, to hear these truths, wouldn’t it?

And so, we just don’t know… what these viruses and vaccines are. And we perhaps don’t know the full story — Perhaps, if our governments know far more than they are telling us, maybe it is because telling us would be like putting petrol on a smouldering fire!

What if, I ponder, what if the enemy of my enemy is my friend? Thinking about Bill Gates, what if he’s actually trying to combat the Chinese and we, though caught in the cross-fire, are actually people he is trying to protect (contrary to what many think: that he’s one carrying the match!) What if?! We just don’t know.

In the big scheme of things

On the grand scale, we cannot know everything. Even Jesus didn’t know the date of his return, but only the Father (Matthew 24:36), so how can we possibly have the details of the Last Days, the machinations of Western and Foreign governments today, the intrigue and efforts of big pharma and big business? 

What is relevant to us

Though we don’t know the day or hour of Jesus’ return, and though we don’t know if his return is concurrent or consecutive with many other aspects of End Time prophecy, we do know more and more of his words of the End Times are coming to fruition.** In the big scheme of things, there is a remnant of followers of Jesus, a remnant in relation to the restoration of Israel with Yehovah GOD.

What we can do

We can draw close to GOD. We can be sure we are right with our Father, the Creator of the Universe. We can love Him and love one another has Jesus commanded (John 13:34) and dwell, abide, rest in Him.

We are citizens of earth and citizens of heaven, together. We can live together in love, joy and peace, that the world will know us by our love. 

As to wars and rumours of wars, whether they be biological or otherwise, these are not the end. Just as GOD forgives time and again (Matthew 18:21-22), we too must forgive our enemies and our friends. We do not war against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers. (Ephesians 6:12) And so we do not look at man nor blame man, but we look to GOD and His son, our Saviour Jesus, and follow — by the power of the Holy Spirit — to the ends of the earth, even unto the end of this earth.

We prepare, prepare, prepare: we prepare ourselves through the study of GOD’s Word, we prepare our loved ones through the gospel message, we prepare the world through our love of one another, that Israel and the World might know us by our love, and Yeshua Jesus as reflected through that love.

Hallelujah! Jesus is alive, and so are we. Fear not! Jesus has overcome the World.

What to do with our nervous energy

Never before in my lifetime, and perhaps never in modern time, has society stood still as it did during the lockdowns around the world. What was beneficial in this time?

It has gaven us time to consider GOD. Have we done it? We who claim our Saviour and Messiah as Jesus/Yeshua, when we have had extra time to be with Yehovah GOD like never before, have we used this time and opportunity wisely?

We can dig into His person, His Word, His love, His embrace and His holiness. If we have not yet, we can do so now.

We can come close together (as things open up), sharing our time, our food, with one another as they did in Acts 4:32-35, “Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common. And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all. Nor was there anyone among them who lacked; for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, and laid them at the apostles’ feet; and they distributed to each as anyone had need.”

And we can love one another as he first loved us.

This my friends, I do believe, is the best way through the fiery times we are in and the fiery times ahead.

Again I say, Hallelujah! Jesus is alive, and so are we. Fear not! Jesus has overcome the World.

  • Some have said they attended protests as an opportunity to evangelise the gospel of Jesus, rather than to actually participate or endorse the protesting. Wonderful! 

** Ezekiel 39-44: the third temple – Is it true that the altar already exists as does the Levitical priesthood?

    Also: Hosea 14:2; Micah 7:18020; Joel 2:15-17

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Gluttony is Rife

This is a rarely examined topic, perhaps because we — in the West — are guilty, and eating is such a part of our lifestyle that we don’t see over indulgence for what it really is…

Recently, I was convicted by the LORD. Oh, I am not hugely overweight or ill; I exercise and eat a lot of fresh fruit and veggies. But I eat more than I need, and I snack. That is common. But is it righteous?

How I was convicted

When my husband Alan was seriously ill in hospital this past winter, I did a lot of praying, often late into the night. I didn’t feel much like preparing meals, let alone eating them. And so, I began to lose weight, weight which I’d been aiming to lose for nearly 10 years.

Alan passed away on 10th March this year. I didn’t feel much like eating after that either.

Then I began to realise I had been in the habit of eating far more food, far more often, than I actually needed.

Determined to make something positive from that horrible 3 months, I decided I didn’t want to regain the weight I’d lost. And I haven’t. How did I do that? By accepting that I eat far more than I require, and I eat more frequently than I need as well.

In the course of changing my eating habits, I realised how poor they’d been. I realised I’d been reliant on food, with eating as an activity and taste being a higher priority than necessity.

Gluttony is defined as unhealthy indulgence, habitual greed or excess in eating or drinking. It isn’t attractive (nor is the consequence of it). But according to the definitions, it is far more common amongst us than we might like to think.

I’ve attempted to execute more self control when it comes to eating.

Gluttony a sin?

The body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19-20), and so of course we will consider anything we do in light of this.

Although gluttony is one of the “seven deadly sins”, that concept is not specific to the Bible; yet, we do recognise that we are responsible for our attitudes and actions. Excess of any kind could be considered a form of idolatry, and certainly it shows a lack of self control. But all this is a bit legalistic, isn’t it, when we look at behaviour rather than the heart.

Why do we over-eat? To comfort ourselves? And yet, the Holy Spirit is our comforter (John 14:15-17; Acts 9:31). If we eat to comfort, are we pushing the Spirit of GOD away?

Why do we over-eat? To celebrate? Doesn’t Jesus endorse celebration; witness the marriage at Cana, where he turned water into wine (John 2:1-6). Doesn’t the Father, as he created the Feast days (2 Chronicles 8:13)!

And yet, when we look into our hearts, do we need to over-indulge, and if so, why?

I am not endorsing gluttony. I am not, on the other hand, declaring celebration to be ungodly. I am encouraging myself to take responsibility and control over when, what and how much I eat. Just because I can eat whatever I like, and have the relative means to do so, does not mean it is wise or healthy or even godly.

What did Jesus say in Matthew, “For John came neither eating or drinking, and they say, ‘he has a demon.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘look a glutton and a winebibber…” but as Paul says in Romans 14:17, “for the kingdom of GOD is not eating and drinking, but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.”

Whatever we do, let our minds be sharp and our hearts pure, allowing the word of GOD to dwell in us, and allowing our convictions to renew our minds with our actions to follow.

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue, and if there is anything praiseworthy — meditate on these things.” (Philippians 4:8)

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Biological Bombshell

Reflections on Current Events: A possibility and what to do with it

Sitting still one afternoon this week, I just stopped everything for a couple of hours. And what was the result?

My mind began to do some simple addition.

I’m not saying I was or was not “in the Spirit”. I’m not going to ask anyone to agree or to disagree with me. I’m just taking stock of where the world is at the moment and something has begun to dawn on me… 

This particular afternoon, I had just listened to 30 minutes with Amir Tsarfati on TV7’s Times Observer (Teach us to Number our Days and Redeem the Time) discussing the geopolitical alliances that are being drawn up around the world which match Biblical prophecy. A few days’ previously, I’d heard a report given by David E Martin on the Data Science Association broadcast, stating in America that Covid patents and their vaccines were applied for as early as 2003 and continuously through the 2010’s. How could that be, when Covid-19 only first appeared on the scene in late 2019 in China?

What I’m about to suggest is not an attack on UK government.

My own view is that most governments are trying to protect people and are doing their best to deal with this virus. I believe that of my own government here in the UK. And contrary to the media hype which likes to pull down any and all government decision and action for their failure to be perfect, I think the motive behind an action is far more significant than any particular action or its relative success. So I am at relative peace with my own government, believing that whilst they may not be telling us the whole truth, they are attempting to protect us and our health.

But, in amidst this “climate of quiet” a light has dawned…

Before I made any decision whether I believed this brightening light of an idea, I messaged a dear friend, well-read on matters Covid, and aligned with me in the love of the LORD and the importance of Israel in these Last Days. She concurred with my thoughts, for the LORD has been revealing similar to her over a period of time, which for her began with dreams in 2017…. 

What is afoot?

I suspect and might now go as far as to conclude that we are engaged in biological warfare. I would purport to support this view further and suggest that Sars and Covid 19 were not accidents in nature, but deliberate attacks on foreign nations, respectively from the US to attack China and China to respond upon the Western world in particular. And I suspect the governments are all acutely aware of the situation.

In the natural, this is mere suspicion and I cannot prove it. I am not stating this as a conclusion or fact. Rather, I think it is simply the new reality we live in: nations are under attack and this chief method of attack is biological.

How I draw my conclusions

As I said above, I was taking time to reflect, and this is what came from the depth of my mind. Is it from GOD? I do not know. I think it is sound and it does not contradict scripture. Matthew 24 mentions plagues in the last days. How the plagues arise is not explained. We can assume it is disease, but there is nothing to prevent the possibility that it arises through “germ warfare”.

What do I do with this?

As or if the LORD leads me to do more than write here about it, so be it. It is more important what I do not do with it: I do not use it as a campaign to vent my dislike with how things are manifesting on the earth; Jesus did not imply the Last Days would be pleasant; we are called to pray for our governments and to obey the hands that lead us for GOD brings us our governments. 

I do not use it as a campaign against the government or media for keeping it secret for I suspect silence is their means to prevent full-scale panic. I do not use it to attack or despise other nation states, for “we do not war against flesh and blood but against principalities, powers….” (Ephesians 6:10 onwards) 

If anything at all, I use this as a catapult to minister to others the love and salvation of Yeshua Jesus.

“Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33b)

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Street Evangelism: a short testimony of encouragement

What a whirlwind, what a hope. It seems after two decades, life is being rebirth into street evangelism.

Oh, it never died. Street pastors have been working tirelessly, and food banks and lay people have continued to provide food to the homeless. 

But in my life and that of those around me, far fewer have been out on the streets in recent years. So when the opportunity came to me, I heard the still small voice and followed it.

I changed my plans for the day, joined three brothers in the Lord, and went to Oxford High Street. Oxford: centre of academia. Oxford: where history meets contemporary lifestyle. Oxford: where for a few hours, residents met an opportunity as GOD knocked on the door of their hearts. 

Many responded: some with anger, some with mocking, some with hope. We talked to the hopeful, dialogued with the cynical, prayed for the people who passed by.

There were two souls saved, one who learned the name of Jesus for the first time ever. One couple who accepted prayer and perhaps went away considering a lifestyle change.

There was hope in our hearts and we four shared a meal together before disbanding.

There is hope in my heart that there will be much more of this.

For this I live and move and have my being.

When was the last time you felt alive in your life in Christ? It should be every day. May it be so, for me and for you. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Ecclesiastes 1 & 3

Who is seeking wisdom in these days?

In prayer, I sought to ask the LORD, what should I post this week and send out in the newsletter. He led me to Philippians 4:8 and to encourage the reader to consider this in light of Ecclesiastes, Chapters 1 and 3. If we are in the End Times, and I do believe we are, how appropriate it is to consider Solomon’s life, his wisdom and his mistakes as we contemplate our own lives as we walk with our Lord Jesus…..

Chapter 1:

The words of the Preacher, son of David, king in Jerusalem.

“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher,

“Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.”

What profit has a man from all his labour

In which he toils under the sun?

One generation passes away, and another generation comes;

But the earth abides forever.

The sun also rises, and the sun goes down,

And hastens to the place it arose.

The wind goes toward the south,

And turns around to the north;

The wind whirls about continually,

And comes again on its circuit.

All the rivers run into the sea,

Yet the sea is not full;

To the place from which the rivers come,

There they return again.

All things are full of labour;

Men cannot express it.

The eye is not satisfied with seeing,

Nor the ear filled with hearing.

*

That which has been is what will be,

That which is done is what will be done,

And there is nothing new under the sun.

Is there anything of which it may be said,

“See, this is new”?

It has already been in ancient times before us.

There is no remembrance of former things

Nor will there be any remembrance of things that are to come

By those who will come after.

*

I, the Preacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem. And I set my heart to seek and search out wisdom concerning all that is done under the heaven; this burdensome task God has given to the sons of man, by which they may be exercised. I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and indeed, all is vanity and grasping for the wind.

What is crooked cannot be made straight,

And what is lacking cannot be numbered.

I communed with my heart, saying, “Look, I have attained greatness, and I have gained wisdom than all who were before me in Jerusalem. My heart has understood great wisdom and knowledge.” And I set my heart to know wisdom and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also is grasping for the wind.

For in much wisdom is much grief,

And he who increases knowledge, increases sorrow.”

***

Chapter 3:

To everything there is a season,

And a time for every purpose under heaven:

A time to be born,

And a time to die;

A time to plant,

And a time to pluck up what is planted;

A time to kill,

And a time to heal;

A time to be break down,

And a time to build up;

A time to weep,

And a time to laugh;

A time to mourn,

And a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones,

And a time to gather stones;

A time to embrace,

And a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to gain,

And a time to lose;

A time to keep,

And a time to throw away;

A time to tear,

And a time to sew;

A time to keep silence,

And a time to speak;

A time to love,

And a time to hate;

A time of war,

And a time of peace.

*

What profit has the worker from that in which he labours? I have seen the God-given task with which the sons of men are to be occupied. He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity into their hearts, except that no one can find the work that God does from beginning to end.

I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good in their lives, and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labour — it is the gift of God.

*

I know that whatever God does

It shall be forever.

Nothing can be added to it,

And nothing taken from it.

God does it, that men should fear before Him.

That which has already been,

And what is to be has already been;

And God requires an account of what is past.

*

Moreover I saw under the sun:

In the place of judgment wickedness was there;

And in the place of righteousness,

Iniquity was there.

*

I said in my heart,

“God shall judge the righteous and the wicked,

For there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.”

*

I said in my heart, “Concerning the condition of the sons of men, God tests them, that they might see that they themselves are like animals.”

For what happens to the sons of men also happens to animals; one thing befalls them: as one dies, so dies the other. Surely they all have one breath; man has no advantage over animals, for all is vanity. All go to one place: all are from the dust, and all return to dust. Who knows the spirit of the sons of men, which goes upward, and the spirit of the animal which goes down to the earth? So I perceived that nothing is better than that a man should rejoice in his own works, for that is his heritage. For who can bring him to see what will happen after him?