Faith vs. Fear

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me… (Ps. 23:4b).

Faith is the strong pillar that holds and secures us in times of uncertainties. It looks not into circumstances, but above it and ahead of it, to guide and to take us where we must remain standing firmly. It is like the rainbow in the sky pointing to God’s promise of deliverance in every color demonstrated, when times are hard with no seemingly way out. Look up, in times like these, look up and realize that redemption is at its door, that’s the message clear and concise written in the Bible. Looking at the direction where the help will come from, is with certainty a good beginning, when faith, like a ministering angel takes us by the hand leading us to our safety. Faith – Paul called it a spirit. In the letter to the Corinthians, He said, Yet, we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, I have believed, and therefore have I spoken. We too believe, and therefore we speak (II Cor. 4:13). This was in reference to Psalm 116:10. A beautiful psalm, indeed, but like many other psalms, we do not know who wrote it.

The spirit of fear on the other hand, is ever tormenting and causing one to make decisions that reflects the control of it in one’s life. This type of fear is not from God; it is rather from the evil one, with the purpose to control and destroy the mind. It enters the mind through lack of faith and knowledge. Paul tells Timothy, God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, of love and a sound mind (II Tim. 1:7). There is no hope in fear, but dread and guilt. It is voided of love; therefore, it is filled with punishment. Fear looks down and panics, it looks straight at the storm of whatever problem is around and leads to a state of hopelessness with its torment.

YAHSHUA

My Song in the night

My Joy in the day time

My Refuge in my troubles

My Savior, for me crucified

I will confess Him until I die


Lover of my soul

He died to make me whole

He suffered my body to heal

His blood shed to forgive

This, the world must know!


His name reflects love

The substance that holds

The world together

Always enduring

The test of time


Never fading away

With each step I take

Deeper it grows

My life, to Him

A living sacrifice, I gave


My Shepherd, my guide

The valleys I walk not alone

In death, I am satisfied

His presence always sure

In His arms I am secure


God Stands Alone as the True God

He, alone is the Creator of all living things. Paul askes the question, For who has known the mind of the Lord and who has understood His thoughts, or who has [ever] been His counselor?  Or who has first given God anything that he might be paid back or that he could claim a recompense? For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever! Amen (Rom. 11:34-36).

There should be never an argument of Whom God is, about His attributes, His power, His sovereignty. There should be never any other name that will take the name GOD, a tittle belonging only to Him. In the Old Testament we read the many times God called Israel’s attention to the fact that He, and only He was and is God. Israel, in her stubbornness, has caused judgment upon her, for abandoning her true God for the Egyptian gods, the Babylonian gods, etc.  At Mount Carmel, Elijah challenged the false god Baal and it failed miserably, when The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob demonstrated His power through the fire coming from heaven, consuming the burnt sacrifice, the wood and the stones, licking the water that was in the trench, after Elijah prayed. A forever Living God, with no beginning and no end, He is out of men’s reach of understanding of Who He is.

The Whispering Wind – The Holy Spirit

A gentle wind lowly

Whispering peace, be still

In a raging storm

Chaos all around to see

Confusion and fear

Buffing His voice

Only few hear

And understand

The end is near!


A calming breeze

Refreshing the soul

His presence bringing

Joy, many don’t know

Fear in control

His voice utters

Words of comfort

Relief to you I give

Believe and receive!


Silently, He blows

From where, no one knows

Hope to the hopeless

Who wants to know

Where to go.

The Comforter of the

throbbing heart

Who Him will seek

To know His peace


The Writing on the Wall – God Warns the World

MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHASIN- NUMBERED, NUMBERED, WEIGHED, DIVISIONS (Daniel 5:25).  The interpretation of the matter:  MENE, God has numbered the days of your kingship and brought them to an end; TEKEL, You are weighed in the balance and are found wanting; PERES, Your kingdom and your kingship are divided (Dan. 5:26-28).

God, in His mercy will always warn before His judgment falls on people. Belshazzar, the son of Nebuchadnezzar, although having witnessed the ordeal his father went through for not honoring God, did not take to heart to have a change of heart toward Him. So, he was found wanting and deserving of judgment, which took place that same night. That same night, he was killed, and Babylon was conquered by the Persians and the Medes; his kingdom was divided as the message was interpreted by Daniel (Dan. 5:28,30).

The writing on the wall is an indication that God had had enough of men’s evil behavior. Here, the judgment is directed to King Belshazzar, although, the country felt the impact of being taken by Persia and the Medes. In other times, judgments were directed to the nations, not specifically to a person. The only specific persons were individuals who were saved from the judgments.  Take for examples the city of Sodom and Gomorrah, when fire and brimstone showered the cities and only Lot and his family were saved, and in the days of Noah, only Noah and his family were saved from the universal flood, when the entire world went under water, after being warned for 120 years. We are at the time when confusion has taken over; when truth is thrown down on the streets, when evil is good and good is evil. A delusion of errors has taken the minds of many to believe a lie, even those who profess faith in YAHSHUA has been taken with them.

YAHSHUA warned us in Luke 21:34-36 the following: take heed to yourselves and be on your guard, lest your hearts be overburdened and depressed with the giddiness and headache and nausea of self-indulgence, drunkenness, and worldly worries and cares pertaining to this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap or a noose; for it will come upon all who live upon the face of the entire earth. Keep awake then and watch at all times, praying that you may have the full strength and ability and be accounted worthy to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand in the presence of the Son of Man. These are the days we are living in now. These are the days YAHSHUA warned us then. That’s where we are prophetically. He instructed us to take heed, to be on our guard, and to keep watching and praying at all times. The specific prayer is that we will be worthy to escape all that will happen and be worthy to be found in His presence (rapture).  These are times of great distresses and uncertainties, worldwide. We have been warned, but have not taken to heart to understand the signs of the time. Like Belshazzar, we will be found wanting, if we do not amend our ways, not to be suffering the consequence.

Rapture and Tribulation Dreams by Nine Year Old Catherine From Indonesia

On the night of September 18th, 2020 Catherine had a very long dream, which was the fourth time she had the same dream. She had a series of dreams. The first was short; a few weeks later, she had a second dream, which was a repetition of the first dream, plus more things shown to her. The third dream was exactly the same as the second dream. Not understanding the dreams, she asked God to give her the same dream again. That’s when on September 18, 2020, God gave her the fourth dream with a lot more shown to her.

In her own words she recounts the dreams: I dreamt that I was lying in bed with my sister, while my mother read Bible stories as usually, she did. Suddenly, there was a large, and dark microchip flying into the room through the open window.  It flew across our faces and continued through the bedroom door, out into the dining room, making a hollow on the table. The front door was opened and there stood Bill Gates, Dr. Fauci and three guards One of them said, Well, well, well there are people here needed to be vaccinated. First dream ended.

Dreams continued as follows:

When they tried to vaccinate us, all of a sudden, we were raptured very quickly. I heard them say, We should have vaccinated them earlier.  As we were raptured, we could see tall buildings, while we were crossing the cloud’s layers in the sky, I saw God, but not His face, for it was very bright. I saw angels and millions of people. I could see guardian angels. They were handsome and tall. When we got to space, our clothes changed to white overalls (robe). We were no loner in family’s ties. Everyone was called by their real names. Older people looked younger, everyone looked prettier.

When we were being rapture, I saw what was happening on earth. I saw many people from various countries being raptured. The shofar continued sounding as people were raptured, until all was raptured. The trumpet sounding was followed by thunder sounding very loud, perhaps 20X louder than the usual. Other countries experienced it first, then Indonesia.  The hail caused the flood water level to get higher. I saw large sharks in the water preying on people floating on water. I also saw jelly fish sting people with very painful stings. From the sky, we followed the Lord ascending to heaven. The gates of heaven were white or gold and the roads were of gold. In heaven, we fought Satan with Bible verses. The more Scriptures that he heard, the more that he was pushed down.  I saw President Donald Trump being elected as the President of America. Several nuclear bombs exploded in America. I watched Bill Gates go to schools all over the world to vaccinate children. Several children ran away from him. The microchip was given together with the vaccine.

A Refuge in Times of Trouble (part 2)

“I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress; my God; on Him will I trust.” The assurance coming from these words carries faith to a new dimension. In view of the continuous storm before us, with no relieve in sight. Faith, however, arising to the occasion, lifts and delivers the faithful one to a new height- closer to God, and under His wings, a refuge is certain to protect us. David sought a hiding place in a cave to escape from King Saul. But that did not constitute a refuge for him. From there he cried to God saying, I cried to You, O Lord; I said, You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living; attend to my loud cry, for I am brought very low; deliver me from my persecutors, for they are stronger than I; cause me to hear You loving-kindness in the morning, for on You do I lean and in You do I trust. Cause me to know the way where I should walk, for I lift up my inner self to You (Ps.  142-143).

Those who wait for the Lord, Isaiah wrote, shall renew their strength; they shall mount up to God; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired. (Isaiah 40:31). Close to God, yes in the place of refuge, where we can hear His voice, assuring us of His presence and protection; where our prayers will be heard and answered; where no troubles around will harm us, for they are voided of power. In the Secret Place of God, there shall be no fear of evil, for He covers us with His pinions, and under His wings we find our refuge in times of trouble. No pestilence, no destruction and sudden death shall affect us in any way. The refuge is a place to grow in faith and in knowledge of God. We may witness the evil taking roots in many ways, but it will not withstand God’s power. Be still and know Who God is.  He is our refuge and strength, a very present and well-proved help in trouble. No matter if the earth change, the mountains shake into the midst of the sea; if the water roar and foam; if the mountains tremble at its swelling and tumult (Ps. 91, 46:1-3 paraphrased).

Elisha, The Prophet With Double Portion

Those were days of unprecedented happenings, when God dealt with the nation of Israel through His prophets and their performed miracles. We see this in the lives of Elijah and Elisha. Like no others, these were both actively involved in the lives of people. However, Elijah was a prophet of judgment; he shut the heaven and stopped the rain for three and a half years; he brought down fire and on Ahab’s soldiers. He is more like John the Baptist, a loner; Elisha, a prophet of mercy. A prophet that mingled with the people. His ministry parallels that of our Savior, YAHSHUA. Elisha’s name means God’s salvation; YAHSHUA’s name YAHWEH will save. Elisha’s ministry started in the Jordan River, after Elijah is translated to heaven. He takes his mantle and parts the Jordan’s water; YAHSHUA started His ministry after being baptized in the Jordan River. They both raised a woman’s son from the dead; both fed the multitude with small resource, with food leftover. Elisha’s bones brought life to a dead man, after his body touched his bones. YAHSHUA resurrection brought many to life, when the earth shook, the rocks were split, the tombs were opened and many bodies of the saints were raised to life (Matt. 27:51-52).

Elisha was a disciple of Elijah and his successor, as Joshua was to Moses and succeeded him after Moses’ death, to continue leading the Israelites to the Promised Land. Following his master to the place where he was to be translated, Elisha asked him for a double portion of his anointing, to which Elijah said, You have asked a hard thing. However, if you see me when I am taken from you, it shall be so for you (II Kings 2:9-10). Elisha saw Elijah’s departure to heaven in a chariot of fire and horses of fire, as he went up by a whirlwind into heaven. He threw his mantle to Elisha, confirming the double portion of his anointing.  Elisha, then took the mantle and parted the waters of the Jordan River. Elisha, when called to the ministry, left everything behind, including his career to follow Elijah. A young man from a well to do family, never looked back. To start with, he severed the links of his life style by slaughtering the oxen he was ploughing with at the time of the call, the wood he used as fire wood to cook the oxen for his friends and family, perhaps to say goodbye. Off he went to pursue his new career as a prophet. YAHSHUA said, No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God (Luke 9: 62). Elisha mastered on this one. Still very young when called, he persisted to the end looking ahead, never backward. He was a hero of the faith in every sense of the word. “A man of whom the world was not worthy.”

Elisha

Under God’s power

He raised the dead

Fed the crowd

Twenty loaves multiplied

For one hundred

Hungary men

Needed to survive

The famine season.


Double portion of God’s power

It was all he pleaded

Elisha, his teacher

When at his sight

He disappeared

In chariots of fire

Never to return

My father, My father


Elisha cried,

With a loud voice

Echoing to the sky

While his teacher

To him said goodbye

And the echo faded away

Slowly, slowly in his ears

As Elijah disappeared.


A Refuge in Times of Trouble (Part 1)

The word refuge is a word that gives us the sense of security, when we are going through danger of any kind. It is a place of comfort and safety. The most secure place available as our refuge is in the secret place of the Most High- under the shadow of His wings. One might think, How do I get there? Or Where is that place, invisible it is to me. To all of us, as a matter of fact, this place, my friend is found in your faith, for faith elevates us to God’s presence no matter the circumstances we face. It is a shield of protection against any weapon coming our way, even today’s weapon, the covid-19, followed by its vaccine. Both humanly created for a purpose of destruction of the human race. The spirit of fear has been hovering its stings around the world since then. Our refuge is not found in the vaccine, but in God, Who has never left us forsaken. He is just a call away. He said, He shall call Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble (Ps. 91:15). Calling on His name brings salvation to all who calls on Him. What does the Lord promise when we make Him our refuge?  There shall no evil come near your tent, for He will give His angels charge over you to accompany and defend and protect you in all your ways; they shall bear you up in their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent shall you trample under foot. Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him, I will set him on high because he knows and understands my name; he shall call upon Me and I will answer him, I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver and honor him; with long life I will satisfy him and show him My salvation (Ps. 91:9-16).