What the Why?
If I were to choose a simile which described the United States of America, I would say America has been like Disneyland (Babylon). As the saying goes, it is “the happiest place on earth!”
We now exist in Alice in Wonderland, constantly probing the depths of the Rabbit Hole. We travel through Fantasmic!, past Fantasy Faire, as reality becomes less and less popular and virtual living is the new normal. We make a stop at Sleeping Beauty Castle (most modern churches) to attain information from Dumbo the Flying Elephant (the Mainstream Press). They insist that we must ride The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (D.C. politics) and Pirates of the Caribbean (the Banksters). Midday, as we experience the heat of the Politically Correct Sun (corrupted by my SUV) we can visit Frozen. After hearing California Screaming permeate the park, we decide to go out in style: Monsters and Haunted Mansion style.
We were the richest, most blessed country that has ever existed. This nation was built on a foundation which yielded fruit that we are still experiencing. Most of this fruit that has fallen from the covenantal tree and is now being trampled upon.
The Storehouse Strategy exists to snatch men out of Disneyland and inspire and enable them to put action to their faith. This action MUST be based on reality or it is just a waste of time. Reality is not found at Disneyland. It is certainly not found in this world system, which is rapidly descending into a mire of massive delusion—virtual absurdity!
Reality is determined by God: our Creator, our Father. He has communicated with His creation through those He chose as His servants—the Prophets. He has codified all of this information for His beloved creatures in The Manual for LIFE!—the Bible. On the modern macro scale, He has given us a living organism made up of fallen creatures that have been reborn—the Church. The primary life-sustaining organs of this new creation are the Apostles, the Prophets, the Evangelists, the Pastors and Teachers.
The Lord has fashioned me in such a way that I am naturally drawn to the Prophets. I need to learn about them. I need to study them. I need to hear from them. I need to pass on what I receive. I need to listen to the Servants of the Lord to form and establish every area of my life—my World View. From this World View I will act. I MUST act!
As the ancient Prophets spoke to Israel and the first-century Prophets spoke to the Church, the last days Prophets are speaking into our modern lives. The first two groups formed our Absolute Standards Manual—the Bible. The final group of modern-day prophets is much more difficult.
First let me state that difficulty does NOT equal dismissal. We are not allowed the lazy and irresponsible notion of just ignoring their words because our biblical knowledge and our discernment are not up to snuff. We must decide for ourselves, for our family, for our Church which words are genuinely from the Lord and which are false. We must immediately filter what is stated through the Word of God to make sure it does not conflict with Scripture. Beyond that are other steps to establish validity which are outlined by James Bailey of Z3news and posted on this site under 8 Rules for Radical Christians.
This brings us (finally!) to What and Why? Before we take a course of action for our lives—the WHAT?—we must first know the WHY?. The WHY? sets our course and keeping us motivated to complete it. Prophecy fulfills the role of Why? in our lives. It often tells us Why? the What? is necessary. We will do the What? when the consequences spoken of in the Why? are serious enough and painful enough to motivate us to action and repentance. This is the human condition, and prophecy is the elixir to that condition.
The following three prophecies from just this last week clearly define the What? and the Why? They are echoed by Scripture and by many confirming voices.
Why God’s Judgment Must Come to America
AUGUST 17, 2016 12:09 AM BY JAMES BAILEY Z3news
After hearing the recent prophetic word from Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj regarding Donald Trump winning the U.S. Presidential election, it would be easy to conclude America will somehow avoid the judgment of God, but that is not what he said. This post attempts to clarify his prophetic word by explaining why judgment must come to America.
Why Judgment Must Come:
We don’t have to look very far to see the injustices in our land, even among so-called Christians. America is currently practicing unrighteousness in many areas, but the unrighteousness among God’s people is the worst part of it. At least the heathens don’t know any better, but God’s people have heard the truth, so we should know better. This is the confused condition of the so-called church in America.
For example, Rick Wiles, host of Trunews.com, shared how he attended a Trump rally in Kissimmee, FL last week and was surprised to see the response from the crowd after a homosexual man made a speech telling how he was proud of his own homosexual lifestyle. The crowd gave this man a standing ovation. Then a few minutes later, another speaker asked for a show of hands from those who called themselves evangelical Christians. The very same people who applauded the homosexual lifestyle also raised their hands claiming to be evangelical Christians!
God will deal with these things because He is a God of justice. He desires justice and righteousness more than any sacrifices we can offer Him (Proverbs 21:3) because injustices hurt people and He loves people. So His judgment comes to make wrong things right, to bring an end to every kind of injustice.
This is very good news for two reasons. First, it means the judgment of God makes things better than they were before, so it is ultimately a good thing. Second, it means those who are already right with God are not the target of His judgment, so the righteous have nothing to fear. It is only the unrighteous who should be concerned because if they refuse to get right with Him, He will deal with them.
The prophet Amos saw what pleases God is our practice of justice and righteousness. Without that, God is not interested in our religious ceremonies, our offerings, our songs, or our music.
21 “I hate, I reject your festivals, nor do I delight in your solemn assemblies.
22 “Even though you offer up to Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings, I will not accept them; and I will not even look at the peace offerings of your fatlings.
23 “Take away from Me the noise of your songs; I will not even listen to the sound of your harps.
24 “But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. (Amos 5:21-24)
How Judgment Comes:
We tend to think of God’s judgment manifesting in terrible things like wars, natural disasters, and other kinds of calamities, which it can be, but it is more than that. Putting down every injustice is a very big job, so it comes on many different levels and in many different ways.
If Sadhu heard correctly about Donald Trump winning the election, that would be just one more way God can work, but regardless of who wins the election we know from the scriptures the will of God is always justice and righteousness. The only questions remaining are how He does it and who He chooses to use to accomplish it.
Sadhu said he was told, “Trump will be used to clean and purify the nation” and “He will be used to curb violence.” Trump himself might not even walk uprightly before God because it is not him accomplishing these things, but it is God who is using him. Just as Sadhu was told, “Trump will be used.” In other words, God will use Trump’s personality and character traits to accomplish things other people could have done and should have done, but refused to do. So it is God who is working to bring justice and God who gets the credit, not Trump or anyone else.
Reconciling Sadhu’s Prophecy:
Whether or not Sadhu heard correctly remains to be seen. I shared it because he is a highly respected prophet of God delivering a very bold word. Initially, I rejected the possibility that Trump could win because in a dream in 2014 I saw Obama still in office in what appeared to be long after the end of his second term. That was the sense I got, but I was not shown any dates. I saw Obama putting a woman in charge to complete the final phase of their plan to destroy our nation. I did not see her identity, so it might not be Hillary Clinton.
Many others have received dreams and visions confirming what I saw. In 1933, William Branham saw a woman ruling over America, which I believe confirms what I saw. In a separate dream, I saw a woman in charge and trying to confiscate guns from the American people. Like William Branham, I did not see any dates, so perhaps that comes later.
I have not personally been shown anything about Trump winning the election, so hearing these kinds of prophetic words has been perplexing for me. The best answer I have so far is my dream about Obama staying in office might have been a warning revealing the scheme of the enemy, which would mean it does not necessarily have to happen that way. I am hoping it does not happen that way because what I saw was far worse than anything Trump could possibly do.
There is also the possibility that Obama could continue to hold great influence in the United States through another position, like Secretary-General of the United Nations. That would fit what Crystal Clay saw in a prophetic dream showing Obama moving up to a much higher position.
Sadhu Sees Judgment Coming:
Sahdu Sundar Selvaraj is not claiming judgment has been averted, as shown in the video message below. Starting at the 16-minute mark, he shares a prophetic warning of what is coming in 2016. The video was produced by the Angel TV Network, which he founded. It was uploaded to YouTube on July 19 2016. The following is the transcript of the warning he shared.
“Great unimaginable natural disasters will come this year. It will shake the world with shock and fear. A murderous reign of terror will sweep this world. That will take place in great mass numbers.
There is also another kind of danger that will take place. People will die sudden death. Youth will die, little children, elderly people. Sudden death will take place, natural disasters.
My dear brothers and sisters, this will come. In the midst of all of this, God will guard you. He will guard you. He will protect you from all evil. Do you want this blessing? Make Him the trust of your life. If you make Him the Lord of your life, only He can protect you.
New disease will come like a snake that will creepily sneak into a house. A worm related disease will come and that will send shockwaves to the world. Pray that God protect you from all evil.”
Regardless of who gets elected, America and the Church are both filled with many injustices, which means we can rest assured God is working to bring those injustices down. Regardless of who gets elected, I believe we are now entering into a time of great shakings, which God is bringing to wake up those who are asleep so they repent and get right with Him. I don’t see any alternative because our nation seems to be in such a deep sleep. I believe Sahdu Sundar Selvaraj would also agree with that because he stated in this video message, the world is about to be shaken and shocked with fear, but those who turn to God will be guarded by Him.
Contrary to what many evangelicals are now claiming, the only hope for America is returning to God, getting right with Him in humble repentance. Without that, it will not matter who sits in the White House.
Author: James Bailey
James Bailey is an author, business owner, husband and father of two children. His vision is to broadcast the good news of Jesus Christ through blog sites and other media outlets.
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“Ichabod! The Fire Has Gone Out and My Spirit Has Departed!”
AUGUST 16, 2016 12:58 AM BY
The following word was received during my early morning prayer time on August 14 2016.
“Ichabod! The fire has gone out and My Spirit has departed! For the watchmen that watches has watched in vain! For he has let the fire go out, he has forsaken My Spirit’s dwelling and I have moved his habitation! For the Church desires the things of this earth rather than the treasures of Heaven!
I have prepared a table before your enemies but you have refused to come and dine, therefore you will be their portion! You have rejected My plans to prepare you as a Holy Bride, now your garments will be tattered and your beauty will flee!
Today you have provoked Me as in the day of provocation, now you will pay the price! I am a jealous God and I reap where I sow! I have given you My Word and you have rejected it. I have given you My Glory and you refuse to wear it. I have given you My Holiness and you have refused to walk in it. I have given you My Grace and you have abused it!
I will return to you if you return to Me. I will heal you, if you call upon Me!
Where will you go, and to whom will you run to in the hour of calamity? For when the fires of affliction fall, then you will call, then you will return, only then will I see My Bride clean, pure, without spot or earthly blemish! Your time is short to prepare, your hour is late!
To My David’s, return to My Temple and light the fire of My Presence! Guard that flame as a watchman watches at night! Find your light within My Light (Psalm 36:9)! Then I will fill the temple with My Presence and overwhelming Glory! Then I will show My Promise of restoration of the last days! For I Am suddenly returning to My Temple! There you will find Me. In the place of Holiness, I will abide.
Forsake not the assembling and gathering together in these final days says your God. There is strength in numbers and My Glory will abide with My People. I will never leave you nor forsake you!
Light the fire once again and call upon My Spirit and I will manifest My Glory!”
The Father led me to the following scriptures and prophetic teaching.
Many Church leaders in America believe their number one need is to have a political candidate in their corner, one who will fight for their right to speak to all things politically. Heaven disagrees!
The number one need of the American Church is to fall on their faces before a Holy God, repenting of the apostate and pagan lifestyle we are currently living. How many campaigns and candidates have promised us that they would overturn ROE V WADE? All they do is pull on our emotions and empty our wallets as we help “bankroll” their journey to the fairytale land called “change.” The only thing that changes is the slogan and logo for the next candidate that rolls into town!
When will the Church learn that we are only stepping stones for these political charlatans? Church, we need the fire of God to fall once again upon the altars of our hearts, consuming the sin soaked offerings of repentance! The purpose of the FIRE!
8 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
9 Command Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the law of the burnt offering: It is the burnt offering, because of the burning upon the altar all night unto the morning, and the fire of the altar shall be burning in it.
10 And the priest shall put on his linen garment, and his linen breeches shall he put upon his flesh, and take up the ashes which the fire hath consumed with the burnt offering on the altar, and he shall put them beside the altar.
11 And he shall put off his garments, and put on other garments, and carry forth the ashes without the camp unto a clean place.
12 And the fire upon the altar shall be burning in it; it shall not be put out: and the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt offering in order upon it; and he shall burn thereon the fat of the peace offerings.
13 The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out. (Leviticus 6:8-13)
There is a purpose for the fire. It is redeeming and all consuming. True restoration comes from true repentance, and the Father will meet us at the altar, answering our cries with redeeming fire! He longs for us to go there; He longs for His Church to just admit their need of Him!
Verse 12 reveals to us the consecrated lifestyle that is not an option if we are to walk Holy before Heaven. Everyday should be a day of consecration of our life to the Father. Everyday our altar should be full of “wood” and offerings for our sin. These are all symbolic to us today of our need to be in constant contact with our Lord and Savior! Perpetual repentance produces eternal acceptance, and gives us unlimited access to the Throne of God!
The nature of the Father is discovered in the reality that He loves sacrifices from His People. The greatest sacrifice we can give Him are the ones from our hearts and lips, that are bathed in humility (Psalm 51:17)! He always resists the proud, and those are the ones who refuse to admit their daily need of a Savoir. He is our Daily Bread! Our lives should be consumed with passion and pursuit of His Holiness and Presence. We must burn daily within to know Him and make Him known.
Verse 13 reveals and confirms this fact, the FIRE IS NEVER TO GO OUT!
The pastors and shepherds of today’s Babylonian Franchise Churches have not only allowed the fire to go out, they have replaced it with another gospel producing strange fire (Leviticus 10:1, 11 Corinthians 11:4)!
The members of these churches have become so enamored by the magic shows of these modern day Simon’s (Acts 8:18), that they have no idea they are becoming two-fold more the children of hell (Matthew 23:15)! Repentance is the key that keeps the fire of God burning brightly in the House of God. We need the fire of God blazing again in the hearts of our preachers! To God we would have preachers once again asking for the Holy coals off the fiery Altar of God to touch their lips of flesh (Isaiah 6:6-8)!
Jehovah is the God who announces Himself with fire!
And there came a fire out from before the LORD, and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat: which when all the people saw, they shouted, and fell on their faces. (Leviticus 9:24)
That’s what we need again right there! A good ole fire baptized service, where the God of Heaven answers by fire!
America, there are two fires coming to our shores, the fire of hell and the fire of Heaven, we must choose this day which fire we want to reside in! For me and my house, we choose to reside and abide in the fire that comes from the fiery Altar of Heaven! That same fire that ignited the Altar of Burnt Offering, fell on the day of Pentecost, and is still falling today!
2. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. (Acts 2:2-3)
The second fire the Father led me to is found in Leviticus 24.
2. Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually. (Leviticus 24:2)
Moses was commanded by the Father to have all of Israel bring pure olive oil. They were given a responsibility in keeping the fire burning. Israel was required to pay a price for the fire. The Glory and Presence of God will always cost us something! Because we have a costless gospel being preached, it’s hard to find anyone willing to pay the price that Heaven requires. We lack anointing because we lack the sacrifice for it. Talent has replaced unction, and media marketing has replaced miracles!
If I die daily, if I pick my cross, then the oil of His presence increases in my life and the fire of His Presence burns even brighter. Can you imagine what a home, a Church, or Nation would look like if we all paid the price and brought the King pure oil? What a fire that would burn, giving safe passage to those in darkness!
There is so much more to say on the oil, the fire, and the lampstands, but I wanted to show the prophetic parallel of where we are right now. This is the only one reason America is growing darker by the day, the Lamp of God has gone out!
In 1 Samuel 3, we find young Samuel in the house of Eli. The Father was preparing Samuel to lead Israel into a new day of Spirit led leadership. The old guard was being removed. Their service to Heaven and their nation was coming to a close, not due to old age, but darkened hearts. The prophetic voices and visionaries of the hour were scarce, not because Heaven was silent, but because the leadership was willingly blind. Just like it is today!
1. And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision.
2. And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see;
3. And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep; (1 Samuel 3:1-3)
In my opinion, verse two is saddest verse of the Old Testament!
This is where we are right now in the vast majority of American churches! We have let the fire go out! We have refused to see that the light of God within our hearts has grown ever so dim, to the point the fire is gone! All that is left is the putrid smell of smoldering ashes! We are fireless, and powerless, while the devil rages through our homes and city streets! No wonder our nation is rejecting Christianity! We have no open visions, and true prophetic revelations, to show the world who the Father really is! The only fire we see in most Churches are the sparks coming off of our handheld sparklers! We have replaced the smoke of His Glory with mechanical smoke machines! There is no true rain of the Spirit in our Churches, just manmade irrigation systems to keep us propped up till the next show! We need a raging Holy Ghost fire to blow through our dried out wood stacks we call Churches! Don’t ever let the fire and passion of the Holy Ghost go out in your life!
In conclusion, the Father impressed upon me to show where we are right now as a Church and a Nation.
In 1 Samuel 4, Israel was engaged in battle with their enemies, the Philistines, which means immigrants, foreigners, and sea people. America, we have been invaded by those who couldn’t care less about our God, the Bible, and our Constitution. They have a plan to destroy the very fabric of this nation. Our government officials are a part of this plan by allowing anyone to enter this nation, asking us to conform to their religions, ideologies, and forms of self-governance, without embracing our culture of law, order, and ethical values. The great melting pot of the world is boiling over, and no one will be able to clean up the mess!
I am not against immigration, I love the flavor of the nations, but if we don’t teach these nations our values, we will become just like the countries they fled!
Our “seeker friendly” and “let’s all get along” Churches, are worsening the matter! Just like Israel we are losing the battle, we are losing the war for the soul of our nation. To be honest with you, it already has been lost. Every day the evidence of the depth of the darkness, comes spewing out of the manholes of our society. Just pick the institution, all of them are decaying and decomposing because we have rejected the Creator, the Founder, and the only One who can keep our nation intact!
Because of our rejection of God, both in the House of God and in the affairs of this nation, we are currently running on a form of godliness, but without the power! We are a terminal patient, living like nothing is wrong!
3. And when the people were come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, Wherefore hath the LORD smitten us to day before the Philistines? Let us fetch the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of Shiloh unto us, that, when it cometh among us, it may save us out of the hand of our enemies. 4. So the people sent to Shiloh, that they might bring from thence the ark of the covenant of the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth between the cherubims: and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were there with the ark of the covenant of God. (1 Samuel 4:3-4)
Israel went to Shiloh to find their lucky charm! Just like the Churches of America, we have our lucky charms that make us feel like God is with us! Big buildings with big budgets and big named Christian entertainers who tell us sin is okay and Heaven is for us!
Just look how diverse we are! We fly the flag of the rainbow while embracing a demonized culture of sodomites whom the God of Heaven calls an abomination (Leviticus 18:22) The lucky charms of Israel didn’t work then and it surely won’t work now!
10. And the Philistines fought, and Israel was smitten, and they fled every man into his tent: and there was a very great slaughter; for there fell of Israel thirty thousand footmen. (1 Samuel 4:10)
Eli and his sons Hophni, and Phinehas were now dead. The changing of the guard was now complete. This sin sickened leadership left a legacy that will forever be remembered by two sad events. They let the fire of Gods’ Presence go out, while leaving an indelible mark that follows every generation that rejects God and His commandants.
21. And she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from Israel: because the ark of God was taken, and because of her father in law and her husband. (1 Samuel 4:21)
The seed of Phinehas lived and was a reminder to every generation of his failure and that of his family. What will be said of today’s modern Church? What will be said about us and our Church, our ministry, and our family? Will we give birth to an Ishmael or an Ichabod?
This may be our final call to give birth to the greatest outpouring recorded in human history! Don’t let the fire go out, and may we never let His Presence depart from our life!
Author: Pastor Benjamin Faircloth
Benjamin Faircloth is the President and Founder of World Outreach Ministries International and also the Pastor of Ignited Church in Lavonia GA. His wife Jennifer is also a Pastor at Ignited Church, which was birthed out of a desire to see the glory of God restored to the church and to help others discover their destiny in Christ! Benjamin has been in ministry for 22 years.
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“The Greatness of the Power Accessible to This Generation Has Never Been Seen Before”
AUGUST 17, 2016 1:09 AM BY
See that which is before you, a true path made with upright stones, each formed perfectly to fit one next to the other in beauty and in strength, forged in the heat of the fire. Black and marred from the heat and the pressure, but made beautiful in My eyes, transformed into My bride.
The wedding party readies herself with much preparation. The heavens await in bated anticipation of the celebration that is to come, less than a generation to pass. See, look. Gaze upon My beauty and you will see her beauty. She is being transformed into My image (2 Corinthians 3:18), an image that reflects the love, the kindness, and the goodness that I Am. I will accept nothing less.
My spirit is being poured out without measure (John 3, Acts 2). The greatness of the power that is accessible to this generation has never been seen before, and never will again. These things you will do are even greater than the demonstration of power My Father gave to Me (John 14:12). Now, He gives it to you freely.
With His power, comes much responsibility. You must not be like the magician who sought after the power, but had not the heart of the Father (Acts 8). Power comes through love. It comes through the breath of The Father in your lungs. (A lesson) The gifts are poured out freely without justification, but His power is not the same. Power comes only to the righteous.
Elijah was given and released the Father’s power from a place of meekness and humbleness. He carried My Father’s heart and was loyal to no man. The words that came forth from Elijah’s lips were My Father’s words. The fire that fell came forth from the power given to him according to My Father’s will (1 Kings 18). Seek My Father’s heart and you may walk in the power that only comes from Him. This power cannot be falsely duplicated. All other sorcery will fail against it.
This generation of heathens seeks a sign, but no sign will be given, except the power My children, made holy and righteous by My blood, will display – not done for their own glory, but Mine alone. Ten thousand will fall at your right hand (Psalm 91), but you will not fall. My ways are not your ways so do not presume to understand how this could be. Presume nothing, but seek Me with all your heart and I will teach you My precepts just as I did David (Psalm119). Meditate on My laws and decrees. Take them into yourself that you would be remade, having died fully to self, you would live again as My vessels poured out for the sake of your brethren, My children.
I cannot stand for those who call themselves mothers and fathers today. They are so much less than the intent of their creator. I spit in disgust at the broken hearted children left to fend for themselves in this world of decay and debauchery. Nearly every father given over to lustful pursuits while every mother wastes away in selfish and prideful acts with deception in her heart. I will take away the lives of these so-called mothers and fathers and reclaim their children as My own. Be ready for the greatest anointing of motherhood and fatherhood to fall, as those who gave birth are taken away, and MY mothers and fathers are set in their place. I will put an end to the orphan spirit in this generation. Just watch and see what I will do. Parents, get your house in order now before it is too late. Time is very short. The blessing of My children will be taken from you, or will be multiplied upon your house. The choice is yours.
Stand up Saints, My remnant church, My true body. Harken to My call. Stop and listen to all that I desire to speak to your heart. You are not of this world (John 18:36), yet you blend in far too well. The time for hiding has ended. You must either step forward to be counted worthy, or seal your fate with every other lukewarm, backslidden brother and sister. My patience has run out. I am done settling for the stained bride sullied by the decay of rotting flesh. Choose for your flesh to die today (Colossians 3:3), or spend eternity experiencing the torment of your flesh burning off your bones. The choice is yours as it always has been from the very first day in the garden.
What must My Father do to get your attention? Earthquake, famine, pestilence? Take your pick, or choose all three. This is what is coming. Stay where you are standing in the muck of quick sand you are stuck in, or take My hand and let Me lead you to safety. Which will it be?
I am calling to you today. Will you turn and come to Me, or will you be unmoved by My urgent but loving plea?