July 31, 2015
Beach Trip 2015
The First Warning:
Don't Leave Me Behind When You Go on Your Vacation! - GOD
When my wife and I were traveling to Seagrove Beach, Florida, for our week-long family vacation, my mind was in another place. It was not on the fun, food, and fellowship we were going to have - even though I knew we would have a relaxing time. Instead, my mind was on a warning that the Lord had given to our family through a dream that Connie had had a few weeks before our vacation started.
The warning was basic, serious, and scary. To paraphrase, the Lord said, "You can go on your vacation, but just don't forget Me! If you forget Me and let your guard down, you will be in serious trouble. If you forget Me, you will not be prepared for what is coming. You will be caught completely off guard!" So, needless to say, I went on vacation determined that I was going to be tuned in to the Spirit of God no matter what. I was not going to let myself be distracted.
It was not too long into our vacation that the Lord began to speak.
Beach Trip 2015
The Second Warning: A Question about the Book of Jude
As we were stuck in traffic waiting to cross the Destin Bridge, the Lord showed up. He began by asking me a question. "Why do you think that I allowed the book of Jude to be put in the Bible right before the book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ?" Knowing that His answer would be better than mine, I just sat and listened. He said, "It is there because you are going to see the acts of the apostates happening right before I begin judging the Church and the world."
When I heard the words, "acts of the apostates," I immediately thought of a book I had bought several years ago entitled, Jude - The Acts of the Apostates, by S. Maxwell Coder. I highly recommend this book, as it goes into detail about what apostasy looks like, both corporately and individually. And, you will be surprised to see just who is involved in the apostasy! It's like reading today's headlines! Folks, if you are unsure that we are living in the time of the great falling away spoken of in II Thessalonians 2:3, then you need to read this book. It is definitely a wakeup call - a siren going off, an alarm shouting, "Urgent! Urgent! Read this message before it is too late!"
Because traffic continued moving slowly, I asked Connie if she would open her Bible and read me the whole book of Jude (all 25 verses). As she was reading, I thought to myself, "O, dear God, we ARE in the time of the apostates! You are warning me (us) that we are not only in the time of the apostates, but also in the approaching time of the manifestation of the man of sin and Your judgment(s)!" What a warning!
How could I have been so blind, though, not to have seen this? I knew things were bad; I knew things appeared to be going downhill morally at an ever-increasing rate of speed. But, I had never really thought of the book of Jude and its message of apostasy in relation to the book of Revelation. I had never really thought of the SMALL book of Jude as a VERY BIG warning to us of just where we are on God's countdown to judgment.
My mind was reeling from what the Lord was speaking, but again, I was thankful. I knew God was giving me a weapon that would keep me awake and alert on this vacation! Of course, God wasn't through speaking yet.
We had hardly gotten to the beach house when the third message came in loud and clear. If you're from Pensacola and the surrounding cities, you just might want to sit up and take notice!
Beach Trip 2015
The Third Warning: "13beach13"
A Prophetic Warning to Our Government and the Homosexual Communities throughout Our Nation for Violating the Word of God and Decreeing What God Calls an Abomination Legal
As I walked into the beach house which would be our vacation house for a week, I had a haunting, frightening reminder going through my mind, a reminder that the Lord had given to my wife in a dream before we took our two summer vacations, one to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and the other to Seagrove Beach, Florida.
In my wife's dream, the Lord spoke to her that He was going to allow us to go on vacation, but it was to be a time where we could not forget Him. A time where we could not relax to the point of turning off His voice of warnings. A time where we could not be put back to sleep by the enemy of our souls, the enemy who is out to steal, kill and destroy.
So, needless to say, I had my spiritual antennae up the whole time, not wanting to miss anything the Lord had to say. I do not want you to think that my week was nothing but doom and gloom. We did have fun with the family. But, I thank God that I have children who know the importance of serving the Lord 24/7, even if you are at the beach! I thank God that I have children who do not think it strange when I come up with some of the warnings the Lord has given to me, but seriously take them to heart.
We were hardly a couple of hours into our beach stay when I asked the following simple question, "What is the password to the free Wi-Fi?" The response was not quite what I was expecting. I actually felt nauseous when I got my answer - nauseous to the point of telling everyone to pack their bags because we were getting out of there, and fast. What was this curious password? Well, when I tell you, it probably won't mean anything to you. However, if you will be patient, I will explain to you why it was very meaningful to me, and why it is a warning of something coming, a warning we cannot fail to heed.
The response to my Wi-Fi question? "13beach13."
A feeling of shock came over me. Only the Lord could have known how to get my attention in such a specific way. You see, on another family vacation to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, in June 2012, the Lord had given me a message involving the number 13. And, here's the background. (If you live in or around Pensacola, Florida, you will want to pay special attention!)
While on this 2012 vacation, our daughter, Cindy, came into our room and told my wife and me that the city of Pensacola had been hit with a torrential flood. We quickly turned on the TV to the Weather Channel to get the details. According to one report, the airport had recorded that the rainfall amount was 13.13 inches within a few hours. When I heard this number, the Lord immediately spoke to me and said, "Read Genesis 13:13."
I had no idea what Genesis 13:13 said, nor did I even have any idea if there were thirteen verses in Genesis 13. But, I was in for a big surprise. Here is what Genesis 13:13 says: "But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly." Now, why would God point out that verse, and only that verse, regarding the torrential downpour in Pensacola, Florida? Here's why. For the first time in its history, the Pensacola LGBT community had received support from a sitting politician, none other than Pensacola Mayor Ashton J. Hayward, III.
On June 1, 2012, eight days before the flood, the Mayor of the city of Pensacola issued a proclamation proclaiming "June 10-17, 2012, as PENSACOLA PRIDE FESTIVAL WEEK in the city of Pensacola and urge(d) all citizens to recognize and celebrate diversity, humanity and equal rights for our entire community. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Pensacola to be affixed this 1st day of June, 2012." (I would highly recommend that you go on the Internet and read the entire proclamation of the Honorable Mayor). Remember! This was in 2012, and we all know what has happened in our country since then.
For those of you who may not have read your Bibles lately, I may need to give you a little lesson here. According to the Bible, when the head of a government acts on behalf of a city or nation, whether for good or bad, it has an effect on the entire population, whether for good or bad! Back in 2012, the Honorable Mayor of the city of Pensacola, Ashton J. Hayward, III, decided to violate the Word of God and make a proclamation on behalf of the LGBT community in support of what God calls an abomination. Therefore, he left God no choice but to give Mr. Hayward and the city of Pensacola a wakeup call.
We all know that now in 2015, the Supreme Court and the President of the United States have fully endorsed the redefining of marriage. They have told us that marriage is no longer a covenant between one man and one woman. By law, our government has proclaimed that marriage can be a covenant between two men and two women as well. In other words, our Supreme Court and our President, Barack Hussein Obama, II - just like the Honorable Mayor of the city of Pensacola - have endorsed what God calls an abomination.
Well, I have told you what I believe - what I know - was God's reaction to the Honorable Mayor's endorsement of Gay Pride Festival Week, June 10-17, 2012, in Pensacola, Florida. I know that if God judged the city of Pensacola with a warning, He will judge our nation from north to south and from east to west with a warning for allowing this abomination. God is no respecter of persons, cities or nations. He is righteous in His judgments. So, what can we expect from a warning such as "13beach13"?
Here is what the Lord spoke to me.
There is coming a judgment along the beach areas of the United States. It will signal God's displeasure with our nation's decrees against His Word regarding homosexual marriage. This will be a limited judgment. The Lord spoke to me that the numbers 13 on each side of the word "beach" set the boundaries for His judgment. In other words, just as Abraham was able to view the effects of the catastrophic destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, so also will people see the destruction God is bringing, but not be affected by it.
Folks, I wish I had good news to report, but I don't. If our nation continues to defy God, catastrophic judgments are inevitable. God is no respecter of persons. The only Good News I have is that if our nation repents, God will repent of the judgments that are coming. God is not willing that any perish. However, we have a choice as a nation. Like Nineveh in the book of the prophet Jonah, we can repent or suffer the consequences. We can believe the prophets and prosper, or we can ignore the warnings and face what I believe is imminent destruction. We must quit ignoring the prophets and begin believing that what they are warning us of is true. It is that simple.
I hear a lot of people crying out to God for His mercy on our country. Listen up!God IS having mercy on our country simply by warning us. We cannot continue spurning the mercies of God! As the saying goes, the ball is now in our court(s). May we as a nation be willing to believe God and repent. Otherwise, there will be no turning back the judgment hand of Almighty God.
Believe it or not, the beach saga continues. What happened next was a frightening warning from God from three chapters in the Bible. Each chapter was from a separate book in the Bible, but all three chapters had something in common. They were all Chapter 18 in their respective books. A coincidence? I don't think so. If you are interested in finding out what the Lord is saying, read on.
Beach Trip 2015
The Fourth Warning: 18-18-18
And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, "Thus with violence shall that great city Babyon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all" (Revelation 18:21).
As I sat at the beach house reading the above verse, something came over me. I sensed a warning from God of a coming catastrophic calamity that is going to hit the United States of America. Yes, I know that the verse speaks of Babylon. Actually, most of Revelation 18 deals with Babylon and God's judgment on it. However, there is something that has happened in our country, and in the city of Washington, D.C., in particular, that has caused our country to morph into what I would consider a modern-day Babylon.
The decision of the United States Supreme Court to legalize what the Bible calls an abomination - homosexual marriage - has put our country on the fast track to judgment. If you think gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgenders are going to stop at getting homosexual marriage legalized, think again. The descent into the reprobate mind will not stop with homosexual marriage. Next will come the legalization of pedophilia, and when this happens, watch out! God will answer with destruction unimaginable. How do I know this?
As I was reading Revelation 18:21, my eyes suddenly focused on one word in the verse: MILLSTONE! Sound familiar? Well, if you read your Bible, it should. There is another passage in the Bible that uses the word MILLSTONE, and it is found in Matthew 18:6. But, let me tell you verse five first:
And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me (verse 5). BUT whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea (verse 6).
How frightening this verse should be to anyone wanting to satisfy the lusts of their flesh through pedophilia! How frightening this verse should be to the nation that would even think of legalizing pedophilia! But, do you think that Washington, D. C., will care? Do you think that the wealthy homosexuals are going to stop with gay marriage? No! They will pay to have pedophilia legalized, and our politicians who lust for filthy lucre (on both sides of the aisle) will gladly bow the knee to the mental health gurus in our society who are ready to tell them that pedophilia is not a mental aberration but instead is a sexual preference on the same level as heterosexuality.
So, watch out and be aware, Mom and Dad, when the day comes when your little Johnny or your little Susie comes home with the newly mandated, required public school curriculum forcing your child to be indoctrinated into homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, transgender, and pedophilia - all in the name of health and wellness! Most of this education is already occurring in California!
Folks, unless the United States of America turns around, you can expect to see God completely abandon her to a reprobate mind. And, when the cup of iniquity is full, mark my word, catastrophic judgment will fall with all of its horrors and terrors. Be warned: God has a great millstone and a mighty angel ready to throw it into the sea, and the chief city in the United States, Washington, D. C., will be no more!
And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, "Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am the Lord your God. After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances. You shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the Lord your God. Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the Lord (Leviticus 18:1-5).
Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination (Leviticus 18:22).
The above verses were found, as you can see, in Leviticus 18, the final chapter in the trilogy of chapters that began with the number 18. In Biblical numerology, the number 18 is the number of bondage. The children of Israel were in bondage to different nations several times, but the two greatest bondages occurred when the Israelites were in Egypt and Babylon. As our government continues to descend into darkness and takes on the characteristics of Egypt and Babylon, you can expect to see two things happen: the release of God's people from bondage, and judgment on our nation that will be comparable to the judgments that fell on Egypt and Babylon.
The final verses of Leviticus 18 should be a solemn warning to the United States of America, to the President, to the Supreme Court justices, to the members of Congress, and to each one of us individually. God warned the Israelities, and He is warning us today:
Defile not yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: And the land is defiled: therefore do I visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth our her inhabitants.
Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you:
(For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;)
That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you.
For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people.
Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the Lord your God (Leviticus 18:24-30).
In conclusion, let me tell you something that a friend of mine pointed out to me when I told him of this experience. The number 18, the number of bondage in the Bible, is the sum of three of the same number: 6 + 6 + 6. Do you think God is trying to warn us how close we are to the end, how close we are to having to make a choice between serving God or serving Baal? Think of this: three chapters, all three number 18, and then three times, 6 + 6 + 6. Coincidence? I don't think so. It is definitely time that we wake up and take heed.
Beach Trip 2015
The Final Sign: What Price Will You Pay?
As our Beach Trip 2015 was reaching a conclusion, little did I know that God had one more message for me. Connie and I had left the beachhouse right before checkout, and I knew that the first thing that we had to do was to find a gas station, as I was almost running on fumes. Trying to find a gas station to pull into was very difficult that morning because it seemed that everyone was leaving the beach the same time we were. So, it was not until we were quite a ways down the road before we were able to stop for gas.
Of course, that was easier said than done. We had to go through the Santa Rosa Outlet Mall, find one of the exits from the mall that had a light, and then cross over a very crowded Highway 98 and pull into the Shell station. Then, there was the line we had to wait in. I kept thinking that I was going to have to roll to the gas pump if the delay was any longer. At last my turn came to pump gas.
I was just sitting there minding my own business, letting the pump do its thing. Fortunately, I was able to use the device on the handle of the pump so I did not have to hold the nozzle while the car was being filled. This seemed to take forever, but I should not have been surprised since I was definitely running on fumes. Finally, I heard the "click" of the handle, letting me know that the car was at last filled. Now, mind you, I was just letting the pump do its thing. (Look, Mom, no hands!) What I saw, though, when I looked up at the cost for the gas left me in a state of shock! This was something only God could have orchestrated. The final cost: $66.60.
There it was again, 666. Folks, if you do not think we are in the time of the mark of the beast; if you do not think we are in the time when we will not be able to buy or sell unless we have the mark; if you do not think we are living in perilous times, then you better think again. I hope that you do not take lightly what I have written in this five-part warning. Jesus exhorted his disciples to watch and pray, and if ever there was a need to follow this admonition, now is the time.
Feel free to share these warnings with your friends and neighbors.
They may serve as an open door to those who do not yet know Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.
They may serve as an open door to those who do not yet know Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.
God bless until next time!