Even a Pagan King Knew The LORD Was With Ezra

Ezra the scribe sought the Lord to do His will. He studied, prayed, memorized His Word, and then taught it to the people. Even the Persian king Artaxerxes recognized the Spirit of God within Ezra, and decreed that what Ezra needed for his people, it should be done. Also, that Ezra should set magistrates and judges over the people, and he himself teach the people what they do not know (Ez 7:21, 25).

We would do very well to read the life of Ezra, and follow his lead in how he spent time getting to know the LORD God, reading and studying His Word, praying, and then taking the Word of God to the people, to teach and preach it to them.

Having the Word of God in your mind and heart (Ps. 119:9-11) is a very good thing these days. It is what keeps me in perfect peace (Is. 26:3), even during such evil days as we are living in.

When the enemy tries to get a foothold in my life, I quickly rebuke the evil ones with Scripture I have memorized, or go to the Word and start speaking it out, to extinguish the fiery darts (Eph. 6:16) that the enemy shoots onto the battlefield (my mind).

Yes, the hand of God can work for good in all souls that allow the Triune Godhead into their lives.

If one does not have the Spirit of God living and working in them, then as it is written, “the wrath of God abides in him” (Jn. 3:36).

Decide for yourself just who you will serve in this life (Joshua 24:15); for it WILL determine where you end up in Eternity.

He WILL Return Once Again FROM His Place

“And when He had spoken these things, while they beheld, He was taken UP; and a CLOUD received them out of their sight.
And while they looked steadfastly toward Heaven AS HE WENT UP, behold two men stood by in white apparel;
Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand you gazing up into Heaven? THIS SAME JESUS, which is TAKEN UP FROM YOU into Heaven,
SHALL SO COME IN LIKE MANNER as you have seen Him go into Heaven.”
Acts 1:9-11

(The Apostle John writes)
“And I saw Heaven opened, and behold a White Horse; and HE that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He does judge and make war.
His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns; and He had a name written, that no man knew, but He Himself.
And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His Name is called THE WORD OF GOD.
And the armies which were in Heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
And out of His mouth goes a sharp SWORD, that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
And He has on His vesture and on His thigh a Name written, “KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.”
Revelation 19:11-16

He Hears All, Sees All, KNOWS All—Both Good and Evil, and Will JUDGE ALL

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“The LORD looks down from Heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God” (Ps. 14:2).

Pray for every inhabitant on the face of the Earth, that they may take a knee NOW, while they still have breath in their lungs, and acknowledge the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior, Lord, King, and Master, before it is too late (Phil. 2:9-11).

If anyone has cried over the sins and evils that both mankind and demon have done, it is the LORD God, and His Son. The Holy Spirit has grieved like no other, to see this world decline and become like those evil creatures chained in Tartarus, awaiting their Day of Judgment (2 Pet. 2:4-10; Jude 1:6-7).

But until That Day arrives;
Until the Lord finishes what He has started so long ago,
EVERY person who still has breath in them,
STILL has an opportunity to
REPENT, and ask Him for forgiveness.
He will gladly give it to all those who cry out to Him (Ps. 18:6; 34:6,17).

For those who refuse,
There is a place where they will go for all eternity;
It was NEVER meant for mankind, but only for Satan and all those angelic spirits who rebelled against their Master so long ago (Is. 66:22-24; Dan. 12:1-2; Matt. 25:31-46; 2 Thess. 1:5-10; Rev. 14:9-11; 20:11-15).

The LORD is Just. He must punish the wicked ones of mankind along with those angelic creatures.

That Day is coming…SOON.
NO ONE knows that Day or Hour, but the Father Himself (Matt. 24:36).

Will YOU be ready when He calls His children HOME to Himself?
Will YOU escape the Time of His Wrath upon the Earth that is yet to come (Ps. 110:5; Is. 13:6; Jer. 30:7; Joel 2:11; Rev. 6:17)?

The only person that can answer that question, and will be held RESPONSIBLE for what happens to their ETERNAL state,
Is YOU.

Cry out to the LORD now; SEEK His Face; CALL upon His name.
HE WILL ANSWER YOU (Jer. 33:3; Ps. 17:6; Ps. 20:6; Zech. 10:6; Is. 30:19).

“Answer me quickly, O LORD; my spirit fails. Do not hide Your face from me, or I will be like those who descend into the Pit” (Ps. 143:7).

Do not wait for “tomorrow”; there might not be one.

A Warning to REPENT, or Be JUDGED

This may have been written years ago in the days of Jeremiah, but the Word of the LORD still stands as true today as it did then.

His Word does not “expire”; it does not just speak to a certain people in a certain place for a certain time due certain circumstances that were going on…

No, God’s Words and Warnings still ring out loud and clear for the people of THIS century, and EVERY nation that exists today.

The United States of America has been given many blessings by the Lord God Almighty, and in the past century, this nation has slowly turned its face away from the LORD God, and turned toward false gods and idols.

The United States of America, and other nations as well, must REPENT before the LORD God NOW-IMMEDIATELY, before He ushers in a time of tribulation and wrath so fierce, hardly anyone will survive through it.

Mankind has allowed himself to be deceived by the father of lies, Satan, and his horde of demons to steal, kill, and destroy every nation and corrupt every leader possible, in order to bring those countries to ruin, and their people into demonic bondage.

The only way that The United States and the other nations will have a chance to survive, is for them to REPENT, wholeheartedly turn back toward Him and ask the LORD God to heal their nation.

If this is not done, and mankind thinks he has no need for God, he WILL be destroyed, but not before the LORD rescues His people out of the WRATH that is to come.

REPENT, or be DESTROYED.
THAT is your FREE WILL choice, America, and all other nations that are under the wrath of the Almighty.

I warn you again—-REPENT, or face JUDGMENT.

It Will take Extreme Measures to Save Many from Their Extremely Sinful Ways!

This is what I heard while praying and speaking to the Father this morning about all that is going on; about all those who, especially even my own loved ones, who no longer even speak to me.
Their hearts have hardened because they have let the fiery darts (Eph. 6:16) of the evil one take over their minds.

Every one of us, especially those who consider themselves to be sons and daughters of God will be held accountable for NOT “casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God” because they did NOT “bring into captivity EVERY THOUGHT to the OBEDIENCE of Christ” (1 Cor. 10:5).

Those who disregard God’s Word think that they will not be held accountable for any of this.


They are GRAVELY wrong.

They will not just lie in a grave or in an urn somewhere; they WILL stand before an Almighty God, His Son, Jesus Christ, AND the Holy Spirit, and give an account of the very lives we lived (Rom. 14:12; 1 Pet. 4:5).

Take the words that the Holy Spirit said here, seriously; VERY seriously.

Because there COMES a Day—SOONER than one thinks, that we ALL will be in front of Him Who is a “consuming fire” (Heb. 12:29).

“See that you refuse not Him that speaks. For if they escaped not who refused Him that spake on Earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from HIM that speaks from HEAVEN: whose Voice then shook the Earth: but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not the Earth only, but also HEAVEN.”
Hebrews 12:25-27

BUT, I will leave you with this hopeful consoling thought:
The LORD is merciful (Deut. 4:31; 2 Chron. 30:9; Ps. 103:8; 116:5; 117:2; Joel 2:13)—He WILL continue to try and turn your evil hearts toward Him, even when all tribulation HELL breaks through, and hope seems to be lost.


He will continue to be there, waiting for you to “call upon the name of the Lord to be saved” (Joel 2:32; Rom. 10:13; 1Cor. 1:9; Is. 65:1; 2Pet. 1:10-11; Acts 2:38).

No Matter the Losses Here, Your Eternal Gain is Jesus!

BUT, realize when you do all these things, it IS for certain that you will:
Lose friends like Jesus did.
Lose family members like Jesus did.
Have people ignore you like they did to Jesus.
Have those who were the closest to you, as best friends, even, no longer want to talk to you or see you anymore, like what they did to Jesus (that actually happened to Joseph and Mary, His parents, as well).
Have people hate you for no reason at all, like they hated Jesus.
Have people ostracize you, like they did Jesus.
Have people tell lies about you, like they did to Jesus.
Have some want to even harm you or kill you, like how they wanted to do to Jesus.
Have some put curses on you, like they did with Jesus.
Have people not include you in family gatherings anymore, because your love for Jesus.
Have people try to silence you because of your love for Jesus.

The devil moves people to see you as their enemy, because you put God and His Word first in your life, as Jesus did.
They will persecute you, because they persecuted Jesus.

No matter how many times you reach out,
No matter how many times you try to let them know you still love them,
No matter how many times you tell them you miss them and want to stay in touch with them,
No matter how successful and accomplished you can be-if you love Jesus, most will have hardly anything to do with you.

But did not Jesus tell us that would all happen? He did.
Is it still worth following Him, then, to lose all those who would rather not have anything to do with you, because of your love for the Lord Jesus, His Father, and the Holy Spirit?
Is it REALLY all worth it?

YES, IT IS.

I do not like it; it breaks my heart that loved ones have nothing to do with me anymore. And if you are a follower of Christ, it WILL happen to you too.

BUT I will STILL go on, loving, caring, praying, forgiving, being patient with and serving others, even if while I’m here on this Earth, I do not see the “fruit” of my labors. I will see them fulfilled One Day, when my Lord soon calls me Home, and honestly, that is really all that matters.

Jesus IS all that matters to me.

Because as HE hung on that Cross, I was ALL that MATTERED to HIM.

My Book is On Sale!

Hello, everyone! I hope your summer is going well. I wanted to reach out to you all with a couple of updates: First, to let you know that I am having a sale on the first book of the series until this Friday; it is selling for $4.99 on Amazon, regularly $11.99!

It is a great time to purchase this book, because now that my grad classes are finally done for the summer (thank God!), hopefully I will be finishing the second book of the series and get that up and running on Amazon by September.

You may purchase the book either in paperback, Kindle, or now even in a hardcover edition! I have no other income right now because of the heavy school load, so every dollar that I make helps me continue to pay my bills.

Thanks to all of you who have either purchased one or both books (see pic below re: devotional I have up on Amazon as well), or will purchase one or more of them in the future. It has meant the world to me, and I have enjoyed hearing from quite a few of you about how much you can either relate to some of the life situations and /or how the books have encouraged you in some way. It is such a blessing to me to know that!

I am also working on a book about the Holy Spirit, His role in the Triune Godhead, and how He should be working in believers’ lives, but many in the Body of Christ unfortunately do not pay Him any mind. It will be called, “Inform and Warn”—exactly what the Lord had instructed me to do these past five plus years since I have been on this faith journey with Him. I pray that I will be finished with this book prior to the end of the year.

And last but not least, I have always wanted to put out a pictorial book of some inspirational devotions /short prayers that I posted over the past few years on social media. Many people have commented on how the posts were very encouraging to them; other posts being very straightforward with Scripture, reminding the reader to take a stand with their faith, honor God, and not back down. I hope to have that one up on Amazon within a couple of weeks!

I hope you will take time out to check out the books, take advantage of the sale price (only till this Friday, 7/8/2022!) and also to look forward to my future publications! Thank you all so much, and may God bless you and your families as you too, continue on your own personal journeys, “Walking in the Dark with FAITH”!

Allow the Word of God to be a CONSUMING FIRE In Your Life

Quote taken from The Catholic Company, “Your Morning Offering”

This is short and sweet, but as soon as I read today’s quote from the daily devotional I received in my inbox this morning, I knew I had to share it with everyone.

We, the Body of Christ = Church—NEED to have this fire kindled in our lives each and every day!

The days are coming, and actually are already here, that the people will long to hear the Word of the Lord. The enemy will do ANYTHING to keep us from hearing it by distracting us as much as possible, and also will keep us from having that relationship with the LORD God, and learning His Word.

Be a holy rebel—be the ONE that the devil hates, and allow God’s consuming fire to burn all that keeps you from getting closer to Him. Then allow Him to grow and mature you into the strong servant warrior of Christ you were meant to be!

Recognize This Season For What It Is

All that is happening, NEEDS to happen.
Please read not only this, but what is also written in the picture post, and look up the Scriptures for further understanding.
If you shut God out, it will be an eternal consequence that cannot be reversed.
You have questions—well, the Lord has the answers-many of them. He does not tell us everything, but enough to get us to recognize the “season” of the times.
And from being with Him all these decades, I can assure you from what I am seeing and hearing (mind you, I do not post most of the ugly vile events I see happening-FB and IG would black them out anyway), it is VERY NEAR “that time”. Here is another verse the Spirit is leading me to tell you:
“From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near.
So also, WHEN YOU SEE ALL THESE THINGS, you will know that HE is NEAR, right at the door” (Matthew 24:32-33).
Do you have eyes to see, and ears to hear? Then see and hear what is really going on. Go to the Lord Jesus, and tell Him you are scared. He already knows it; He just wants YOU to humbly come to HIM, and He WILL get you, and I, and all the others who have heeded His Word, through this, in the way He wills it to be.
He is waiting for you—for all of us—to trust in Him, and allow Him to do what needs to be done, in order to finally One Day, rid this world of its evil.
The evil one is, OUT OF SPITE, taking as many humans with him and the other evil spirits, into Hell and the Lake of Fire as he can.
He knows his “time” is very short. BUT, even he is only allowed to do what the Lord allows.
For those who still do not understand—
Satan and the demons, evil spirits, etc. are NOT in Hell. There are only certain ones either in the Pit, or, they are chained up in Tartarus. Satan (for reasons only 🙄God Himself knows) and the other evil spirits have been “allowed” to roam about, “seeking whom he may devour”(1 Peter 5:8).
BUT, as verse 9 says, we are to “Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood(body of Christ) throughout the world.”

TRUST in the Lord, beloved.🙏🏼✝️

Remember To Allow JESUS To Be Your JOY

I felt the sense of the Spirit to gather some Scriptures together about JOY, because there is so much pain and suffering in the world now, and unfortunately, it is only going to get worse.

But that is why the LORD God gave us His SON, Jesus Christ—for He IS THE WORD OF GOD. And when we spend time IN His Word, we ARE spending time with Jesus.

The Word of God is like a balm unto a wound. Let these Scripture verses remind you that “Though you have not SEEN Him, you love Him. Though you do not NOW see Him, you believe in Him and rejoice with JOY that is inexpressible and filled with glory.” 1 Peter 8-9

I pray that these verses remind you of the JOY that comes from knowing Christ as our Savior and Lord.

If you do not have the Lord Jesus in your life as yet, and desire to experience true JOY and PEACE amidst the ever worsening evils in this world, allow Him to come into your life. Invite Him in, so that He CAN show you what He has shown the rest of us—how to have PEACE, LOVE, and JOY in the midst of such trials and tribulations.

If you put your FAITH and TRUST in Him and His Word, I GUARANTEE from all that is written, that you WILL have true JOY that will overflow in your heart; only though, by having the Holy Spirit dwell IN you, and that happens by a total wholehearted surrender of yourself, to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Trust God to allow the Holy Spirit to “instruct thee and teach thee in the way which you should go” (Ps. 32:8). He’ll take care of the rest.

“Likewise, I say unto you, there is JOY in the presence of the Angels of God over ONE sinner that repenteth.” Luke 15:10

“These things have I spoken unto you, that my JOY might remain in you, and [that] your JOY might be full.” Jn. 15:11

“And ye now therefor have sorrow: But I WILL see you again, and your heart SHALL rejoice, and your JOY no man shall taketh from you.”
Jn. 16:22

“Now the God of HOPE fill you with all JOY and PEACE in believing, that ye may abound in HOPE, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” Rom. 15:13

“But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when His glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding JOY.” 1 Peter 4:13